September 20, 2014


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Heidelberg coach joins Beaver football staff

Bryan Moore was recently named the offensive coordinator at Bluffton University after a highly-successful six-year stint at Heidelberg University where he served as the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach. He will handle the play-calling duties for an offense that returns senior wide receiver Donovan Brown who set a Bluffton single-season record with 10 touchdown grabs last season.

Beaver academic All-HCAC honorees

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the spring honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2013-14 school year. Bluffton University had 14 spring athletes recognized for their efforts in the classroom.

Six Beavers on all-HCAC baseball team


The Bluffton University baseball team had six players earn All-Heartland Conference honors following the 2014 campaign, including Freshman of the Year Luke Hickey (Toledo/Whitmer), one of two Beavers selected to the First Team. Tim Webb (Delaware/Worthington Christian) joined Hickey with his First Team All-HCAC selection. Seniors David Ianiro (Highland Heights/Mayfield) and Christian Vail (Lucas) secured Second Team All-HCAC honors while junior Jake Townley (Mansfield/Madison) and senior Ben Roeschley (Graymont, Ill./Flanagan) both collected honorable mention recognition.

Jeremy Basinger Mike Liska, Jene Sommers in university cross-cultural experience

Jeremy Basinger, Mike Liska and Jené Sommers are participating in a cross-cultural experience in the Holy Land, May 5-22.

They and other Bluffton University students will survey the geography and archeology of the region by visiting significant biblical and historical sites and by meeting with Israeli and Palestinian people. They will walk where Jesus walked, float in the Dead Sea and eat St. Peter’s fish at the Sea of Galilee.

Isaac Schumacher in Iceland cross-cultural experience

Isaac Schumacher, son of Tim and Janet Schumacher of Bluffton, is participating in a cross-cultural experience in Iceland, May 6-21.

He and other Bluffton students will explore the political history of Iceland, an island nation that has no standing army and does not take sides in international disputes. They will also learn about emerging energy technologies such as geothermal and hydropower. Participants will also visit Höfoi House, where a summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.

Lima mayor to Bluffton grads: Your education’s just beginning

For many college students, graduation means that life in the “real world” is beginning and “studying is over,” the mayor of Lima said at Bluffton University’s commencement ceremony May 4.

“I understand this perspective because I lived it,” added David Berger, noting that he skipped two graduation ceremonies—at the undergraduate and graduate levels—because they weren’t important and he didn’t have time for them. “I was done studying,” he recalled. “I needed to make money, to begin to pay my school debt.”

New programs, research highlighted at Bluffton University

Bluffton University faculty members outlined new opportunities for a cross-cultural experience and a master of business administration degree program at a May 3 “faculty showcase,” as part of May Day activities on campus.

Dr. Paul Neufeld Weaver, an associate professor of education at Bluffton, discussed a new cross-cultural option for students in Guatemala, while Dr. George Lehman, the Howard Raid professor of business, addressed the development of The Collaborative MBA program.