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Beavers named pre-season All-Ohio

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A trio of Bluffton University football players were recently named pre-season All-Ohio by OhioCollegeFootball.com. Senior Donovan Brown (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) and juniors Ryan Aelker (Holgate/New Bavaria) and Austin Speice (Paulding/Wayne Trace) all garnered Second Team All-Ohio honors when the pre-season selections were announced. All three were Second Team All-HCAC honorees following the 2013 campaign.

University art gallery season opens with conceptual art show

“Evidence,” an installation of conceptual art by William Bass, will kick off the 2014-15 schedule in Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery, located in the Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Opening August 25, the exhibit is free and open to the public through September 21. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception for Bass will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 7.

Beaver volleyball ready to build on 2013 tourney run

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Bluffton excited to start Coach Dorrel era

Three straight wins to end the year and a new leader, Head Coach Denny Dorrel, have the Bluffton University football team excited to hit the gridiron in a few short weeks. A stunning 24-17 victory over a Franklin team that went 31-1 in the Heartland Conference the past four years followed by a fourth consecutive win over rival Defiance College capped off a 15-day stretch that saw the Beavers go from 1-6 to 4-6.

New collaborative MBA program opens at Bluffton University

A one-week residency featuring author Bill Grace will kick off the new Collaborative Master of Business Administration program started by Bluffton and Eastern Mennonite universities along with Goshen (Ind.) College.

Exchange program brings 23 Chinese faculty, administrators, government liaisons to Bluffton

A 23-member delegation from China West Normal University is learning about American higher education at Bluffton University as part of an ongoing exchange program between the two institutions.

The China West Normal faculty, administrators and government liaisons—including 16 men and seven women—arrived in Bluffton July 27. During a nearly two-week stay, they are also scheduled to spend time at Bowling Green State University and in Lima, Toledo and Dearborn, Mich.

Golf scramble raises nearly $10,000 for Beaver athletics

Bluffton University’s 17th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble raised roughly $9,400 for university athletics through TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Bluffton.

Harrod’s Colonial Golfers Club hosted the July 19 event, which drew 108 golfers from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, Florida and South Carolina.

The winners of the scramble received monetary prizes. The three-man team of alumni Gary Jones ’72 of Columbus Grove, Tom Baratko ’72 of Springboro and Denny Lane ’70 of Bellefontaine took first place.

University offers five online graduate-level courses leading to Ohio reading endorsement

Teachers can now take Bluffton University’s five online graduate-level courses that lead to an Ohio reading endorsement, offered for the price of four.

Over the next three years, Bluffton is offering the final three-credit-hour course for free to 30 teachers—10 per year—of kindergarten through 12th grade. Funding will be from an Ohio Educator Preparation Program Performance Grant awarded to the university this spring.

Reading endorsement program includes free course for teachers

Teachers can now take Bluffton University’s five online graduate-level courses that lead to an Ohio reading endorsement, offered for the price of four.

Over the next three years, Bluffton is offering the final three-credit-hour course for free to 30 teachers—10 per year—of kindergarten through 12th grade. Funding will be from an Ohio Educator Preparation Program Performance Grant awarded to the university this spring.

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