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Fisher breaks Bluffton record at NCAA Pre-Nationals

By: Kaleb Schweiger, sports information assistant

MASON, Ohio - The Beaver harriers traveled south to the greater Cincinnati area to compete in the pre-national cross country invitational. This was the only opportunity that Division 3 schools across the nation had to compete on the course that will be used for the 2014 cross country national championship. As one would anticipate, a huge inter-regional field showed up and the Beavers rose to the occasion.

Franklin rides first half to 54-21 win over Beavers

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Volleyball opens HCAC play with win over Transy

BLUFFTON, Ohio - After a well-deserved week off, the Bluffton University volleyball team was back at home this weekend, opening up with their first Heartland Conference match against Transylvania. The contest between the Beavers and the Pioneers went to and past the limit with five sets, including 27 tie scores and 11 lead changes. Fortunately for Bluffton, they had just enough to overcome the visitors in sets one, four and five to pull out the win (25-17, 26-28, 18-25, 25-20 and 17-15).

Bondra and Huff score in 3-2 loss at Waynesburg

By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant

WAYNESBURG, Penn. - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team’s late comeback was not enough as they lost at Waynesburg University, 3-2, on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Waynesburg started the scoring early in the first with a goal by Nikki Davis off a corner kick less than 10 minutes in. They followed with another goal by Sara Hackman at the 25:54 mark. Both defenses turned up the pressure to close out the half as Waynesburg took a 2-0 lead at the break.

Waynesburg knocks off men's soccer 4-3 in OT

By: Ryan Ebbeskotte, sports information assistant

WAYNESBURG, Penn. - Waynesburg University needed overtime to defeat the Beavers 4-3 on Saturday, September 27, 2014. With the loss, Bluffton dipped to 2-7 on the season, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 4-4-2 overall.

Each team scored within the first two minutes of the match as Waynesburg capitalized on a corner kick just over one minute into the contest. Senior Peter Carlson (Toledo/Springfield) answered with an equalizer just 20 seconds later courtesy of an assist from junior Michael Ralph (Mansfield/Christian).

University speaker: Math educator defends Common Core

The immediate past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics said Sept. 23 that she thinks “there’s a lot of misunderstanding” about the Common Core State Standards for math.

Speaking at Bluffton University, Linda Gojak addressed several of the points of contention with the Common Core. The national standards—for English and language arts as well as math—have been adopted by most states but have since been repealed by some and are being contested in others.

A new picture book with a John P. Klassen storyline

A new children’s book, published by The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University, tells a true story of violence turned to hope through the eyes of a fictional boy in 1920s Ukraine.

Todd Rainey: Honey bee colony collapse mainly man-made

The mortality rate of honey bees has doubled over the past several decades, and it’s largely due to man-made causes, says Dr. Todd Rainey, professor of biology at Bluffton University.

“You’d have trouble watching the news these last few years and not knowing that honey bees are in trouble,” Rainey told a campus colloquium audience Sept. 19.

In past decades, 10-15 percent of honey bee colonies died during the winter months. Today, only about two-thirds of colonies survive the coldest months, he noted.

Men's Soccer stuns Wittenberg 2-1


BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was all blue skies and sunshine over Bluffton on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as the men's soccer team controlled the pace in a stunning 2-1 victory over Wittenberg University, a squad that stood 5-2-1  following three straight victories over Heartland Conference schools Earlham, Defiance, and Mount St. Joseph by a cumulative score of 9-0. The Beavers improved to 2-6 on the season, while the Tigers slipped to 5-3-1 overall.