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Professors to debate 14th amendment

In Sept. 18 Constitution Day Forum

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, professor of economics, and Dr. Perry Bush, professor of history, will debate for and against the repeal of the 14th amendment during Bluffton University’s annual Constitution Day Forum. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Yoder Recital Hall. Forum is free and open to the public.

University homecoming Oct. 13-14

Richard Ramseyer will receive Lifetime Service award

Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13 and 14.

A full slate of activities are planned on campus surrounding the big game against Manchester University. The Beavers take the field at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Salzman Stadium. Game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth at the gate. Admission is free for children ages 4 and under.

Top tier of Midwest regional colleges

Bluffton continues with two-decade-long ranking by “U.S. News & World Report”

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest “regional colleges” by the “U.S. News & World Report” rankings released today.

The 2019 edition of the magazine’s “Best Colleges” guidebook ranks Bluffton 30 among 79 comparable institutions in 12 Midwest states. Now listed in the “U.S. News” rankings for 21 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.

University volleyball: Red Wolves stops Bluffton in 4 sets

The Bluffton University volleyball team fell to Indiana University-East in four sets (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22) on a hot Tuesday, Sept. 4. A .130 hitting percentage and 10 service errors were too much to overcome on a night when the Beavers (1-3) kicked off their home slate in the Sommer Center.

And, getting caught up with Beaver sport teams

Football: Bluffton rallies from 30 points down but falls short

The Bluffton University football team opened up the 2018 season at home against the College of Wooster under new Head Coach Aaron Krepps. It was the third meeting all-time between the schools with Wooster now a perfect 3-0. The Beavers rallied from 30 points down but fell just short in a 44-34 setback to the Fighting Scots.

Economics within fantasy university Colloquium discussion

Dr. Cynthia Bandish, English and language department chair at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, “Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman’s Novels,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. 

Gaiman’s fantasy novels draw from fairy tales and mythologies “to create new stories of human interactions with other worldly beings,” said Bandish.