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University pops concert April 17 at Founders

Four Bluffton University musical ensembles will come together Friday, April 17, to present the annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Providing instrumental music will be the university’s Jazz Ensemble—directed by Dr. Adam Schattschneider, professor of music—and the Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music.

Iraqi refugee artists' works in university exhibit

Bluffton University will present “Iraqi Refugee Artists,” an exhibit of more than three dozen paintings, in the hallway of the university’s Sauder Visual Art Center from April 15-May 3. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The exhibit features the work of 12 Iraqi artists who were trained in Baghdad and had active professional careers until the Iraq War forced them to flee.

An exhibit opening will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. April 15. It will include comments at 7 p.m. by Mel Lehman, director of Common Humanity, the organization bringing the exhibit to Bluffton.

Duck races and lots more at Saturday's Riley Creek Fest'

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Sommer Center.

Open to the public, the event is free except for lunch, which costs $9 for community members.

The festival will feature family-friendly inflatables, a balloon artist, music, games and other activities, concluding with the traditional rubber duck race on Riley Creek. Rubber ducks will be sold for $1 each, with proceeds to benefit the Allen County Humane Society. Duck race winners will receive prizes donated by local businesses.

Quakers hold off Bluffton baseball 7-6

April 7, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Madzia and Kuzara named HCAC Players of Week

April 6, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A pair of Bluffton University softball players swept the Heartland Conference Player of the Week awards in much the same fashion that the team has swept it last four opponents. Senior Jess Kuzara (Flat Rock, Mich./Huron) was named the HCAC Hitter of the Week, while freshman Jessie Madzia (Massillon/Tuslaw) earned HCAC Pitcher of the Week honors.

Bluffton softball rolls to sweep of rival Jackets

April 6, 2015
By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

MSJ downs Bluffton 12-2 for series victory

April 6, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton University Beavers were denied the chance for their fourth series victory in as many chances, as they were defeated in the rubber match of their series with Mount St Joseph, 12-2, in seven innings on Monday, April 6. The loss dropped the Beavers to 15-8 and 8-3 in the HCAC, still leading by a game over Anderson, Earlham and Rose-Hulman. The Lions improved to 9-12 and 4-7 in the conference.

Marriage plot thickens in movies: Bluffton speaker

As a scholar of 19th-century women’s literature, Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley knows that marriage plays a central role in many classic novels. But the pressure to get married that can be found in those books also lives on in modern movies and culture, the Westmont College professor says.

Everett named HCAC Field Athlete of Week

April 6, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio -  Trey Everett (Sidney/Fairlawn) continued his winning pays when the Beavers made the trip to Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 4. For his work in Delaware, Everett has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. It marks the fourth time that Everett has taken home this honor in 2015, including two outdoor field athlete of the week awards in the last three weeks.

Everett wins high jump and long jump at Marv Frye

April 6, 2015


DELAWARE, Ohio - The Bluffton Beaver track & field team continued its outdoor campaign at the Marv Frye Invitational this past Saturday, April 4, at Ohio Wesleyan University. The meet was great preparatory competition for this Saturday’s All-Ohio Championship but it also produced many high quality performances in and of itself.