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23 faculty and staff honored at president's dinner

Bluffton University honored 23 faculty and staff members for their years of service at the university’s annual recognition dinner on Jan. 19. The honorees have been at Bluffton for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.


Students to discuss semester off campus on Jan. 28

Bluffton University students who studied off campus last fall semester will relate their experiences during forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Founders Hall. The forums are free and open to the public.

Women's bball: Taylor Whitaker career-high 27 points not enough for Beavers

The Bluffton University women's basketball team battled from start to finish, but the Beavers got a firsthand look at why Transylvania is unblemished in Heartland Conference action and has won its last 13 contests as the Pioneers wrapped up a 103-77 victory over the visitors on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Bluffton dipped to 8-7 on the season and 4-4 in the conference with its second straight loss, while Transy improved to 14-1 and a perfect 8-0 in the HCAC.

Men's bball: Beavers fall in final minutes

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/mensbasketball/2014/01-18-mb.htm

The Bluffton University men's basketball team led 72-62 with just over four minutes to play before Transylvania rallied and sent the game into overtime where the Pioneers carried that momentum to a 97-91 victory in the Beck Center on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Bluffton fell to 6-9 overall and 2-6 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 6-9 and 4-4 in the HCAC.

George Lehman challenges wisdom of outsourcing of jobs

American companies are discovering benefits to bringing some jobs back to the United States, according to Dr. George Lehman, chair of Bluffton University’s business studies division.

Lehman discussed factors that contribute to the appeal of “insourcing” in a global economy Jan. 10 in his annual lecture as the Raid Endowed Chair in business. The title honors the late Howard Raid, a Bluffton business professor from 1947-79.

Hesston faculty tell about unity in suffering in university forum

Anabaptist martyrs and Africans enslaved in early America may not have much in common, but there is at least one similarity, two Hesston College faculty members stressed Jan. 14 at Bluffton University.

In a forum titled “Common Threads,” Hesston historian John Sharp emphasized that the two groups had a “shared experience of suffering,” which was endured “at the hand of legitimate authorities.”

Men's bball: Defiance win this battle with Beavers

By Adriane Bruner, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/mensbasketball/2014/01-15-mb.htm>

The Bluffton University offense never got untracked at rival Defiance on Wednesday, Jan. 15, as the Yellow Jackets stumped the Beavers by a 55-42 count in front of a packed Weaner Center. Bluffton fell to 6-8 on the season and 2-5 in the Heartland Conference, while DC improved to 10-4 and 5-2 in the HCAC.

Three university football players help distribute shoes

Three Bluffton University football players helped distribute shoes to 230 students at Padua Academy in Indianapolis on Jan. 13 as part of an effort coordinated by Samaritan’s Feet International and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Bluffton junior Eric Fox of Brunswick, and seniors Shawn Frost of Ediso and Josh Runda of Lima, were among this season’s first-team all-HCAC players who traveled to Indianapolis with their coaches for the event.