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Honored poet is guest speaker at English Festival

An award-winning poet will be the guest speaker for Bluffton University’s annual English Festival, which has been moved to the fall this academic year.

In the English Festival Forum, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Founders Hall, Martín Espada will offer counsel on the discovery of poetry, the poet’s life and the role of the poet as a citizen in a democracy. His talk, titled “The Republic of Poetry,” is free and open to the public.

Harpist, Findlay native to perform

Tickets are available for the next performance in the 2014-15 Bluffton University Artist Series, by harpist Bridget Kibbey at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Renowned theologian to give peace lecture

One of the world’s foremost theologians will deliver the annual Keeney Peace Lecture at Bluffton University next week.

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at the Duke University Divinity School, will discuss “How to Remember the Poor” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Yoder Recital Hall.

His presentation, addressing the central place of charity for Christian discipleship, is free and open to the public.

MSJ snaps Bluffton's four-game winning streak

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


Volleyball splits on day two at Benedictine

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Carthage Stats  I  Benedictine Stats

LISLE, Ill. - The second day of the Benedictine University Eagle Classic was, again, filled with competitive volleyball. The first opponent Bluffton faced on Saturday, Nov. 1 was Carthage. The Beavers put up some tough rallies against the #17 Lady Reds, but ended up losing in three (25-18, 25-23, 25-11).

Engineers drop Bluffton 2-0 in season finale

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team finished its season with a 2-0 loss on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Bluffton ended the season at 4-13-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the Heartland Conference. Rose-Hulman enters the HCAC tournament at 12-4-1 and 6-2-1 in the conference.

Men's soccer drops 3-1 decision at Rose-Hulman

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University men’s soccer team capped off the 2014 season as they traveled to Terre Haute, Ind. and fell to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 3-1 on Saturday, Nov. 1. The Beavers battled back, after trailing 2-0, to get within a goal, but a late score by the Engineers finished off the visitors.

Volleyball falls to #16 Elmhurst and Chicago

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Elmhurst stats  I  Chicago stats

Listen to music, listen to God

Kenneth Heffner believes that the City of God will be a city filled with the arts.

“What we’re longing for as the people of God is the reunification of heaven and earth,” said Calvin College’s director of student activities during an Oct. 28 forum presentation at Bluffton University. “We’re looking forward to the new city that is coming to the earth that is not made by human hands.”