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Bluffton women take down Ravens 65-48

January 7, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team took on Anderson University and pulled out the win as they methodically marched to a 65-48 victory despite a sluggish start. The Beavers improved to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the Heartland Conference. The Ravens slipped to 5-8 on the season, including a 2-4 mark in the HCAC.

Men's Basketball falls to Anderson 81-76

January 7, 2017
By: Jared Sleutz, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's basketball team welcomed visiting Anderson University for a Heartland Conference tussle. The Ravens improved to 5-1 with the 81-76 victory on a frigid Saturday, Jan. 7. There were 11 lead changes in the see-saw affair.

Track and Field kicks off 2017 at Hillsdale

January 7, 2017


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University track and field teams ended their holiday sabbatical as they traveled to Hillsdale College (MI) for their Winter Opener Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

Vivaldi’s “Gloria” rehearsals start Jan. 10

Area singers invited to participate

Rehearsals for Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 10, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus.

Anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults, is invited to join the chorus. There is no cost to participate and scores will be provided.

New art exhibit opens Jan. 8 in Albrecht Gallery

Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery will host “Twee Kunstenaars” by Tom Duimstra and Michael Peoples.

Opening Jan. 8, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Jan. 27. Gallery hours in the Sauder Visual Arts Center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception for the artists will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. 

“Twee Kunstenaars” is Dutch for two artists. The works by Duimstra and Peoples reimagine common, everyday objects in order to investigate the ways in which value and meaning are created and assigned. 

Women's Hoops dominates MSJ 68-46

January 4, 2017


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's basketball team scored the first 10 points and never looked back in a 68-46 rout of Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Bluffton improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the Heartland Conference, while MSJ fell to 1-11 and 0-5 in the HCAC.

Men's Basketball falls 79-49 at MSJ

January 4, 2017


CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's basketball team traveled south down I-75 for a Heartland Conference matchup with Mount St. Joseph on a cold and windy Wednesday, Jan. 4. Bluffton and MSJ traded the lead 11 times in the first 11 minutes before the home team went on a 10-0 run and never looked back. Mount St. Joseph opened a 45-30 spread at the break en route to the convincing 79-49 victory in the first game of 2017.

Rohde named HCAC Player of Week

January 3, 2017

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Senior guard Austin Rohde (Shelby) has been named the Heartland Conference Player of the Week after leading Bluffton to a 2-0 mark and tourney championship at the McDonald’s Holiday Tournament on New Years Eve.

Rohde averaged 19 points per game on 60 percent from the field, earning tournament MVP honors for his work in the Sommer Center. The senior was perfect from the charity stripe (6-6), and also averaged three rebounds and two assists per game.

Men's bball: Beavers beat Muskingum for McDonald's title

Head into 2017 with 8-2 record


The Bluffton University men's basketball team rallied late for their 10th McDonald's Holiday Tournament title in the past 13 years when the Beavers downed a talented Muskingum squad, 83-79, on Saturday, Dec. 31. Muskingum slipped to 8-3, while Bluffton will head into the New Year with an 8-2 mark.

Here's the January events calendar at Bluffton University

Bluffton University January Arts and Events Calendar
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted
Jan. 8 Art Exhibit: “Twee Kunstenaars” art by Tom Duimstra and Michael Peoples, Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 27
Jan. 17 Forum:
“My Voice, My Community, My Bluffton: Race on Campus” Damascus Road Readers Theatre, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall