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There's an undefeated basketball team in Bluffton at 17-0

By Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

The Bluffton University women’s basketball team started the back half of conference the same way they finished the first round, continuing their winning ways with a 75-56 victory over Franklin College on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Bluffton men hold off Franklin for 83-79 win

January 23, 2016
By: Josh Burkholder, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s basketball team played host to the Franklin College Grizzlies on Saturday, Jan. 23, in an HCAC contest. The Beavers came into the game looking to end their five-game slide, and managed to do so by holding off a pesky Grizzly squad by a score of 83-79. Bluffton improved to 9-8 (4-6 HCAC) while Franklin fell to 1-16 (1-9 HCAC) on the season.

Beavers take down rival Defiance for 16th win

January 20, 2016
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton men fall at DC despite 29 from Recker

January 20, 2016
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's basketball team battled for 40 minutes, but fell to their fifth straight defeat at the hands of the Defiance College Yellow Jackets, 76-68, on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The loss knocks the Beavers back to the .500 mark at 8-8 and to 3-6 in HCAC play. The win keeps Defiance in a tie for second at 7-2 in the conference standings and the Jackets sit at 9-7 overall.

Emotional Intelligence is a key component of Bluffton University’s MBA program

For decades, organizations have used intelligence quotient or IQ to measure and predict future success. However, in the 1990s, a new concept emerged as an alternative.

That measurement is known as Emotional Intelligence or EI.  Dr. George Lehman, Howard Raid Endowed Chair and professor of business, explored the practical uses of both concepts and shared his findings during a colloquium presentation called, A Primer on Emotional Intelligence. 

University Library Week celebrates student research and creativity

Bluffton University’s Musselman Library will host its third annual Celebrate the Library Week, Feb. 1-5. The week is a time for discovery and community for students, faculty, staff and emerti.

The goal of this week is clearly stated in its tag line: “Celebrating Student Research and Creativity.” The week includes a variety of activities such as the five minutes of fame event, First Tuesday Forum, a health and wellness expo and a research fair. 

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver's true identified revealed

Bluffton University mascots J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver had a special appreciation for kids this year as all four performers were education majors.

The students’ identities were revealed at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Jan. 16, during a ceremony that traditionally marks the only time that college mascots remove their costume heads in public.

Grace Albrecht Gallery to host ‘BioGeo, Rhythms in Form’ Feb. 2-19

Adrienne Leban’s exhibit titled “BioGeo, Rhythms in Form” will open on Feb. 2 and continue through Feb. 19.  The exhibit will be on display in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center. 

The public is invited free of charge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

First Tuesday Forums launched with two talks FEb. 2

Stories about gender specific stereotypes, MC USA convention to be told

 February kicks off Bluffton’s spring semester “First Tuesday” Forum events.  The first Tuesday of every month, between Feb. and April, two Forum lectures will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon. 

On Feb. 2, Kathy DeBoer, Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, will present her speech titled “Gender and Competition: Discussing and Dealing with Difference” at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.

Bluffton students challenged to build character in order to retain their liberties

Just because students at Bluffton University grew up with liberty and their parents grew up with liberty, there is no guarantee their children will have it. 

The warning came from Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

“In fact, if you look at the history of the world you will find that very few people that have lived, perhaps a single digit percentage of people who have ever lived, were said to have lived in a considerable degree of liberty,” said Reed.