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A new picture book with a John P. Klassen storyline

A new children’s book, published by The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University, tells a true story of violence turned to hope through the eyes of a fictional boy in 1920s Ukraine.

Todd Rainey: Honey bee colony collapse mainly man-made

The mortality rate of honey bees has doubled over the past several decades, and it’s largely due to man-made causes, says Dr. Todd Rainey, professor of biology at Bluffton University.

“You’d have trouble watching the news these last few years and not knowing that honey bees are in trouble,” Rainey told a campus colloquium audience Sept. 19.

In past decades, 10-15 percent of honey bee colonies died during the winter months. Today, only about two-thirds of colonies survive the coldest months, he noted.

Men's Soccer stuns Wittenberg 2-1


BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was all blue skies and sunshine over Bluffton on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as the men's soccer team controlled the pace in a stunning 2-1 victory over Wittenberg University, a squad that stood 5-2-1  following three straight victories over Heartland Conference schools Earlham, Defiance, and Mount St. Joseph by a cumulative score of 9-0. The Beavers improved to 2-6 on the season, while the Tigers slipped to 5-3-1 overall.

Cross-cultural forums set for Sept. 30

Two groups of Bluffton University students will relate their cross-cultural experiences from last spring during campus forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Founders Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Recounting their experiences at the 11 a.m. session will be Jill Bornhorst and Luz Varela, who were part of the Bluffton contingent that went to Iceland; John Eckenrode, Katie Conrad and Julia Fulk, who went to Colombia; Devin Hitchcock and Brock Homier, Chicago; and Jessica Williams and Danielle McQuillen, Kentucky.  

Religion professor presents colloquium Sept. 26

“Speaking Truthfully about the Bible in Undergrad Religion Courses” will be Dr. Alex Sider’s topic for a Bluffton University colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mr. Atomic coming to Bluffton Sept. 29

Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center will host “A Brush with Fantasy: The Paintings of Mr. Atomic,” opening Sept. 29 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery.

The exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4, Homecoming Saturday at Bluffton.

University alumna illustrates constitutional discrimination

Attorney and Bluffton University alumna Nadin-Sarah Salkic drew similarities between ethnic discrimination in her native Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the U.S. at Bluffton’s annual Constitution Day Forum on Sept. 16.

Volleyball splits on day two of HCAC/OAC Crossover

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Baldwin Wallace stats  I  Muskingum stats

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Less than nine hours after matches finished last night, teams were in the gym ready to go for day two of the HCAC/OAC Crossover. Bluffton was off for the first round of matches and then came up against the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets.

Thomas More women post 7-0 shutout at Bluffton

By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - On Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, the Bluffton Beavers took on the Thomas More College Saints and were defeated by a final score of 7-0. The Saints jumped out to a quick start, scoring less than 10 minutes into the match and adding on three more tallies in the first 45 minutes.