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Bluffton softball sweeps Comets at Olivet

April 1, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

Beavers shut down rival Jackets for 7-1 HCAC mark

March 31, 2015
By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team fell behind early against the Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, March 31, but prevailed thanks to a three-run second inning. Bluffton improved to 14-6 on the season and a conference-best 7-1 in the HCAC, while Defiance is now 8-8 overall and 3-5 in the HCAC following the 5-3 Beaver victory.

Hickey named HCAC Hitter of the Week

March 30, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio -  Sophomore Luke Hickey (Toledo/Whitmer) capped a superb week by being named the Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week after leading the Beavers to a 3-1 mark in HCAC action. He is the first Bluffton player to be named the HCAC Hitter of the Week since all-time leading hitter Kyle Niermann collected the honor in 2013.

Church's sexual diversity struggle is April 7 forum topic

The struggles over the place of LGBTQ Christians in Mennonite Church USA churches will be Stephanie Krehbiel’s topic in a Bluffton University forum on Tuesday, April 7.

Krehbiel, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at the University of Kansas, will address “Pacifist Battlegrounds: Sexual Diversity and the Politics of Belonging in the Mennonite Church USA” beginning at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University senior recipient of BGSU graduate scholarship

Joseph Wilson, a senior from Covington, Ohio, is Bluffton University’s first recipient of a new scholarship to a Bowling Green State University graduate business program.

Wilson has earned the Beaver-Falcon Master of Financial Economics Scholarship, a Bluffton-Bowling Green partnership that includes a two-thirds tuition award. The recipient, chosen by the Bluffton business faculty, is also encouraged to apply for an assistantship within the Bowling Green program.

Softball drops two to Transylvania

March 29, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was a windy Sunday afternoon as the Beavers welcomed the Transylvania Pioneers for their first HCAC series of the season. Bluffton dropped a pair of tight contests, falling to 9-12 overall and 0-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 9-8 and 4-0 in the HCAC.

Canadian student wins Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Bluffton University sophomore Emily Huxman, from Waterloo, Ontario, won the university’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 25.

In addition to earning a $175 cash prize, Huxman—who placed second last year—qualified for a binational contest with top finishers from other North American Mennonite colleges.

In her speech, “Reducing Global Violence against Women through Education,” Huxman argued for a peace church approach to providing education and reducing violence by strengthening networks of people who have yielded their lives to the reign of God.

Education, mentors helped mold longtime Reds’ trainer

Larry Starr was in his 60s when he decided to pursue a doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

The coursework for the degree was done in two years, the former Cincinnati Reds trainer said March 25 at Bluffton University, but the required dissertation became—as it does for many doctoral candidates—a stumbling block.

Everett and Parker help Beavers finish fifth at Hanover

March 28, 2015


HANOVER, Ind. - With the cancellation of the Dick Small Invitational at Defiance College due to sub-freezing temperatures, the Bluffton University Beavers traveled to Panther Country to compete in the Hanover College Track & Field Invitational on Saturday, March 28.

Bluffton baseball splits at Hanover for series victory

March 28, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

HANOVER, Ind. - The Bluffton University baseball team split a doubleheader with the Hanover College Panthers on Saturday, Mar. 28. The Beavers won game one, 12-2, but fell in 10 innings in the nightcap, 10-9. Bluffton finished the series at 13-6 and 6-1 in HCAC play while Hanover is 8-8 and 4-4 in the conference.