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Van Wert student wins university oratorical contest

Claire Clay ’18, a public relations major from Van Wert, Ohio, was named the winner of Bluffton University’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 29. Clay’s speech, “Social Media and Conflict: Eradicating Online Drama through Compassion and Peacemaking,” shed light on the recent increase of violence on social media. She explained how conflict arises from conversations on social media networks and how individuals can transform conflict found on those sites into peaceful online communities.

Softball snaps 16-game skid at hands of Anderson

April 12, 2017

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ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University softball team snapped a 16-game losing streak at the hands of the Ravens in game one before five errors and two passed balls led to seven unearned runs as Anderson University secured the split with an 8-4 victory. Bluffton moved to 16-9 and 2-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson improved to 9-13 with a 2-2 mark in the HCAC.

From Bluffton to Barcelona

University junior spends semester in Spain, with boxing class on the beach, hip-hop class and lots more

From Bluffton to Barcelona, junior spends the semester in Spain

Malika Thompson ’18, a Spanish major from Cincinnati, Ohio, is spending her Bluffton University spring semester in Barcelona, Spain.

During her cross-cultural experience she is immersing herself in the culture, expanding her knowledge of the Spanish language and discovering more about herself in the process.

“I’ve just been learning so much about life,” said Thompson. “I’m learning about the things I do and don’t want to do, and I’ve been learning through my mistakes.”

University academic awards Forum April 25

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Students to be honored include graduating seniors in the Honors Program, C. Henry Smith Scholars and Pi Delta inductees, as well as departmental award recipients, who are recognized as distinguished senior scholars. In addition, several seniors will present on their departmental honors projects.

Defiance downs Bluffton baseball 4-1 at Memorial Field

April 11, 2017


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team struggled to generate any offense in a 4-1 loss to rival Defiance College on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Bluffton fell to 11-11 overall and 4-8 in the Heartland Conference, while the Jackets improved to 8-17 and 5-7 in the HCAC.

After 30 years Lion and Lamb Center continues its peace promotion

Open house commemorates anniversary later this month

Bluffton University’s Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center will host an open house to celebrate 30 years of promoting peace from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 20. A brief program of music and reflection will be held at 4 p.m. in the Honda Outdoor Sculpture Garden.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center promotes the study of peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolent responses to conflict with an emphasis on these themes for children.

Knezovich takes 2nd at All-Ohio Decathlon

April 9, 2017


NEW CONCORD, Ohio - At the end of Day 1 at the All-Ohio Championship decathlon, Kyle Knezovich (Utica) was in 2nd place with a score of 3062 points.

Saturday's events were the 100 meters (11.77 seconds which is a PR), long jump (19-10.25), shot put (28-11), high jump (5-11.25 which is a PR) and 400 meters (52.15 which is a 3rd PR).

Reese takes 2nd in discus at Marv Frye Invite

April 8, 2017


DELAWARE, Ohio - The  Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field teams made their annual trek to Ohio Wesleyan to take part in the Marv Frye Invitational on Saturday, April 8, 2017. While the Beavers claimed no individual event wins the meet saw so many quality performances it was a banner day nonetheless.

Hanover sweeps softball with pair of shutouts

April 8, 2017

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HANOVER, Ind. - The Bluffton University softball team left its offense in Ohio when it traveled to Hanover College for a Heartland Conference doubleheader with the Panthers on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Bluffton fell to 15-8 and 1-4 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover upped its mark to 12-6 and 2-0 in the HCAC.

Baseball drops two at Mount St. Joseph

April 8, 2017

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FLORENCE, Ky. - The Bluffton University baseball team struggled at the plate, dropping both games at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, April 8, 2017. MSJ improved to 12-12 overall and 6-5 in the Heartland Conference with the series victory, while Bluffton slipped to 11-10 and 4-7 in the HCAC.