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April 19, 2015


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Beavers have excellent weekend at Washington and Lee

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University track and field program traveled south to Lexington, Va., to partake in the Washington and Lee Track and Field Carnival. The two-day meet attracted premier programs from all across the east coast with large fields of athletes from Division I to Division III. The Beavers left their imprint on the meet with several top finishers, school records, HCAC conference and All-Ohio qualifiers as well.

Ben Roeschley shuts down Ravens in game one on Saturday

By Kyle Stover

The Bluffton University baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader with Anderson, dropping their first HCAC series of the season. The Beavers built and held onto a lead in game one, winning 5-2, before failing to get their offense going in a 7-1 game two setback.

Chloe Shell fires four-hitter in game two win over Pioneers

By Keisha Holtsberry

The Bluffton University softball team split a doubleheader with Transylvania University on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The Beavers lost the first game, 10-4, but turned it around in the second game for a 3-1 victory.

The Beavers moved to 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania University is now 3-13 overall and 1-1 in the HCAC.

Bluffton to stage ‘Songs for a New World’

Tickets are on sale for Bluffton University’s May Day-weekend production of Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary musical revue, “Songs for a New World.”

Dr. Melissa Friesen, an associate professor and chair of communication and theatre at Bluffton, will direct the show, to be staged May 2-4 in Yoder Recital Hall.

Oscar nominee to screen women’s movement films

Independent documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert, a three-time Academy Award nominee, will screen portions of “Films from the early Women’s Liberation Movement” in a Bluffton University Forum on Tuesday, April 2.

Her presentation, marking International Women’s Day, is free and open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.

May Day box office opening in Sommer Center

Tickets for May Day weekend events at Bluffton University may be purchased at a box office opening April 1 in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education.

Open from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays, the box office in the Sommer Center lobby will accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Baseball: Bluffton rally falls just short in 6-5 loss to Anderson


By Kyle Stover, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/baseball/2013/03-22-bb.htm

The Bluffton University baseball team opened up conference play on Friday, March 22, 2013, against Anderson University in a tough battle between the two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes. Bluffton mounted a four-run comeback late in the game, but it was not enough as the Ravens held on for the 6-5 victory.

Pastor: "Live your beliefs to change criminal justice system


Christians need to live their beliefs in order to change a criminal justice system that continues to punish offenders after they’ve served prison sentences.

Bringing that message to Bluffton University March 19 was a Mennonite pastor who also has personal experience with the system she hopes to see reformed.

Weaver to return to Bluffton University as graduation speaker

Dr. J. Denny Weaver, a professor emeritus of religion at Bluffton University, will return to campus to deliver the commencement address on Sunday, May 5. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Salzman Stadium or, in the event of inclement weather, in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education.

In his speech, Weaver is expected to encourage graduates to apply their investment in education to help “bend the arc” that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said is long but bends toward justice.

Bluffton men best Geneva at Muskingum Duals

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University Track and Field program opened up its outdoor season this weekend at the Muskingum Duals on the campus of Muskingum University.

The cool conditions did not keep the Beavers from lighting up the track. Bluffton set several personal bests to go along with numerous top finishers throughout the day in this early season contest, setting up a solid base for the upcoming campaign.