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‘Messing with the classics’ not a bad thing: author tells university audience

“When are you going to write something original?”

It’s a question that Dr. April Lindner says she is asked “every now and then by well-intentioned people—mainly family members who wish me only the best.”

Women's Soccer pitches 3-0 shutout of rival Jackets

By: Whitney Warnecke, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team bounced back from a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at HCAC-leading Franklin last Saturday with a convincing 3-0 shutout of Defiance College on a beautiful Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Sears Complex. The Beavers improved to 7-8 on the season while evening their mark in the Heartland Conference at 3-3. Defiance dropped to 2-13 overall and 1-5 in the HCAC.

Mennonite education conference draws 120 to Bluffton University

Representatives from across the spectrum of Mennonite education gathered at Bluffton University Oct. 16-18 for a conference on the network’s past, present and future.

The weekend event attracted 120 attendees, from elementary schools to colleges and including presidents, scholars, teachers and graduates.

Alex Parker practicing his dialect for university's fall drama

Alex Parker came to Bluffton University in 2012 with a deep voice and a dream.

OK, maybe not a dream, at least when it came to his voice. “I didn’t think it would do anything for me,” says the senior from Alger, Ohio.

But his time at Bluffton has changed his opinion, as he approaches graduation with experience acquired both on stage and in radio, where his career thoughts are leaning.

Football rolls over Earlham 51-20 at Alumni Field

By: Gtiffin Kuras, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton Beavers welcomed Earlham College to Salzman Stadium for another HCAC bout on Saturday, Oct. 17.  The Quakers entered the game with an 0-6 record and they stayed winless, falling to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in the conference. The Beavers took advantage of a reeling Earlham team and boosted their record back to .500, reaching 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the HCAC. The game was one-sided in a 51-20 victory for the home team.

Volleyball falls to Elmhurst and Carthage

By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant

Elmhurst stats  I  Carthage stats

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Bluffton entered day two of the Midwest Invitational with a matchup against the #16 Blue Jays of Elmhurst. Bluffton went out to a solid start in set one, out-hitting the Blue Jays .268 to .182 on the way to a 25-23 victory.

Men's Soccer ties Franklin 0-0 in double OT

By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


FRANKLIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s soccer team traveled to face the Franklin College Grizzlies in a rare HCAC Saturday night matchup on October 17. While there were a bevy of shots taken, after two overtimes and 110 minutes the result was a scoreless tie. A second straight deadlock propelled the Beavers to a 0-11-2 mark, while the Grizzlies stand 5-7-2.

Women's Soccer falls 3-2 to 12-1 Franklin

By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


FRANKLIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team traveled to face Franklin College and fell in a heartbreaker on Saturday, Oct. 17. A couple late Grizzly goals dropped the Beavers to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in the Heartland Conference. Franklin improves to 12-1 on the season and stays undefeated in the HCAC at 5-0.

Cross Country braves cold at Inter-Regional Rumble


OBERLIN, Ohio - The Inter-Regional  Rumble cross country meet at Oberlin College presented the Bluffton University harriers a great opportunity to run season-best and personal-record times. The Beavers delivered while running among 30+ teams from throughout the state of Ohio as well as Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, many of whom are nationally ranked within their respective NCAA regions.

Volleyball battles #5 Calvin and #13 Hope

By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant

Calvin stats  I  Hope stats