October 26, 2014



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Bluffton harriers compete at Otterbein

Women's Results  I  Men's Results

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The Beaver harriers had a productive day at the Otterbein Invitational cross country meet.  The women's team finished fifth in a field of 10 teams while showing continued improvement in their race craft, in this their first 6K competition of the season.

Helping hands from university students

Lawrence Matthews (left), adviser to SERVE, a Bluffton University service group, hands a can of paint to Owen Lugibihl while Bailey Short looks on Sept. 16 at Book ReViews, a Bluffton bookstore. Lugibihl, a Bluffton junior from Pandora, Ohio, and Short, a first-year student from Archbold, Ohio, were among 20 student SERVE volunteers who painted, washed windows and organized shelves and books at the Main Street business for several hours.

Mount Union pitches 3-0 shutout of men's soccer

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union Purple Raiders were able to take advantage of some key opportunities while notching a 3-0 victory over the Bluffton University men on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Alliance. The score, however, does not show how well the visitors battled in this contest as the Purple Raiders only outshot the Beavers 13-10. The win pushed the home team to 4-2 on the campaign, while the Beavers dropped to 1-5.

Terrill Webb nets goal in 5-1 loss at Mount Union

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union Purple Raiders used a big first half en route to a dominating 5-1 victory over the Bluffton University women's soccer team on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Purple Raiders continue their impressive season by improving their record to 5-2, while the Beavers fell to 1-4 following the loss.

Thomas More hands volleyball second straight loss

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Bluffton University volleyball team struggled to make a dent in the Thomas More armor on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, falling in straight sets to a Saints squad that improved to 11-1 on the season. Bluffton fell to 11-3 with its second straight setback after kicking off the season 11-1.

“The Case of the Missing Honey Bees,” colloquium topic

The Case of the Missing Honey Bees” will be Dr. W. Todd Rainey’s focus in a Bluffton University colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Math educator to discuss Common Core standards

A mathematics educator from John Carroll University will address connections between the Common Core State Standards for math and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education on Sept. 23 at Bluffton University.

Speaking in a Bluffton forum at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, Linda Gojak will discuss how she believes the standards can improve math education from kindergarten through college, as well as STEM education in general. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University adult degree program adds online element

Working adult students will soon spend much less time traveling and on campus while completing a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bluffton University.

The introduction of online learning to the Bluffton Cohort-based Organizational Management Program (BCOMP) should allow them to spend more time at home instead.

Swavel named HCAC Football Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University senior linebacker Brad Swavel (Marion/Ridgedale) led the Beavers in a 32-20 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense.