October 23, 2014



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Math educator to discuss Common Core standards

A mathematics educator from John Carroll University will address connections between the Common Core State Standards for math and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education on Sept. 23 at Bluffton University.

Speaking in a Bluffton forum at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, Linda Gojak will discuss how she believes the standards can improve math education from kindergarten through college, as well as STEM education in general. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University adult degree program adds online element

Working adult students will soon spend much less time traveling and on campus while completing a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bluffton University.

The introduction of online learning to the Bluffton Cohort-based Organizational Management Program (BCOMP) should allow them to spend more time at home instead.

Swavel named HCAC Football Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University senior linebacker Brad Swavel (Marion/Ridgedale) led the Beavers in a 32-20 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense. 

Carlson named HCAC Soccer Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton senior Peter Carlson (Toledo, Ohio/Springfield) recorded the first Bluffton hat trick since 2008 and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 14, 2014. 

The senior midfielder scored three goals, including the game winner with just over four minutes to play, as the Beavers stunned Marietta with a 4-3 win Saturday. The hat trick was Carlson’s first in his career. He is currently tied for third in the Heartland Conference with four goals on the season.

Beavers fall 32-20 at Baldwin-Wallace

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BEREA, Ohio - The Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets used a big first half to open up their 2014 season on a high note, beating the Bluffton University Beavers 32-20 on Saturday, Sept. 13, in Berea. The home team was able to notch the victory thanks to a 19-0 halftime advantage. The Beavers fell to 0-2 on the season heading into HCAC play after a bye week.

Carlson hat trick powers Beavers to first victory

By: Ian Mount, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - A goal with one second to play in the first half stunned the crowd, but the Bluffton University men's soccer team was unfazed as the home team scored two late goals to overcome the 3-2 halftime deficit. Bluffton picked up its first win of the season (1-4), while Marietta fell to 2-2 on the season.

Women's Soccer picks up first win of season

By: Ian Mount, sports information assistant


Bluffton goes 3-1 at Wooster Kilt Classic

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Muskingum stats  I  Kalamazoo stats

WOOSTER, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team began the morning with a solid win against Muskingum University. The first set was a tight battle with the Beavers losing to the Muskies by two, 25-23. Bluffton took the next three sets to win the match convincingly (25-16, 25-21, and 25-19).

Bluffton goes to 10-1 with sweeps at Kilt Classic

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Oberlin stats  I  Franciscan stats

WOOSTER, Ohio - The Beavers came out ready to redeem themselves following their first and only setback of the season on Wednesday. Bluffton started off the Wooster Kilt Classic Tournament facing Oberlin College. The Beavers won the first set 25-19 and then made a statement, drubbing the Yeowomen 25-13 and 25-11 to finish the match in three.

Several new events at Bluffton University homecoming

Bluffton University has new events in store at the beginning, middle and end of its Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 4.

“New Beginnings” is the theme for Homecoming, which will kick off Saturday with the launch of a new book at The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center. From 9-10:30 a.m., visitors may stop by the center for a reception with Lisa Weaver and 2013 Bluffton alumna Amanda Huston, the author and illustrator, respectively, of “Swords to Plowshares,” a children’s book published by the center. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.