Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2012 - 4:01pm
The Bluffton University football team is making strides in the classroom as well as on the field. Of the 24 seniors recruited by head coach Tyson Veidt four years ago, 100 percent are scheduled to graduate on time in May, more than 60 percent with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
The Bluffton University women defeated Earlham College 69-61 on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. The Beavers improved to 7-11 and 5-6 in HCAC with their school-record fifth straight Heartland Conference win. Earlham slipped to 3-15 overall and 1-10 in the HCAC.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 23, 2012 - 5:06pm
Bluffton University honored 34 faculty and staff members for their years of service at the university's annual recognition dinner on Jan. 22. The honorees have been at Bluffton for five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years.
The longest-serving staff member recognized at the dinner was Dr. Sally Weaver Sommer, vice president and dean of academic affairs, who began her 25-year Bluffton career as a faculty member in economics before moving into administration.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 23, 2012 - 1:08pm
"Gadgets and the Curves They Throw You" will be Dr. Michael Edmiston's topic for a Bluffton University Colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton's Centennial Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
Edmiston is a professor of chemistry and physics at the university and chair of its natural and applied sciences division.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 23, 2012 - 1:07pm
Bluffton University students who participated in the peace and conflict resolution program in Northern Ireland during fall semester 2011 will share their experiences at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Bluffton's Founders Hall. The forum is free and open to the public.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 23, 2012 - 12:06pm
Bluffton University senior Megan Neal (Arlington) was named the Heartland Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at Findlay on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.
Neal broke her own weight throw school record she previously set in December by tossing an HCAC qualifying mark of 48-1.75 feet. It was the best finish for a Division III athlete at Findlay's Northwest Ohio Invitational. She also had the 4th best finish for a Division III female in the shot put with a toss of 34-03.00.
After being idle for 48 days, the Bluffton men's and women's indoor track and field team showcased their hard work at the 2012 Northwest Ohio Invitational, hosted by the University of Findlay on Friday, Jan. 20. Division I, II, and III teams from the region competed in the unscored meet.