• Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor." 

January 31, 2015

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New book is topic of editor’s program Nov. 8 at Musselman Library


Dr. Lamar Nisly, professor of English and associate dean of academic affairs at Bluffton University, will present a program Thursday, Nov. 8, on the recently published book that he edited, “Conversations with Tim Gautreaux.”

The event, also including a reception, is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in the Musselman Library Reading Room on the Bluffton campus.

Gregg Luginbuhl leads Forum to feature arts at Bluffton


Art, music, creative writing and theatre will take center stage in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall for a forum showcasing Bluffton’s arts programs at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Gregg Luginbuhl, a professor and chair of art at Bluffton, and Philip Sugden, an assistant professor, will create artwork throughout the program. Andreas Baumgartner, also an assistant professor of art, will use the computer program Photoshop to design a poster for display on a screen in the hall.

‘Autism: A Mexican Adventure’ to open at Bluffton University Nov. 5


Cleveland artist and musician Craig Matis will present “Autism: A Mexican Adventure,” a mixed-media exhibition opening Monday, Nov. 5, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.

With the exception of Nov. 20-25, when the gallery will be closed for Bluffton’s Thanksgiving break, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Jeff Gundy to discuss book projects Nov. 2


Jeff Gundy, professor of English at Bluffton University, will devote a campus colloquium on Friday, Nov. 2, to three book projects aided by the Naomi E. Lehman Faculty Scholarship Grant he received last year. Free and open to the public, his presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall.

Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir performs Nov. 3 in Yoder Recital Hall


Bluffton University’s Jazz Ensemble and Gospel Choir will share the Yoder Recital Hall stage for a 6 p.m. concert on Saturday, Nov. 3. Admission is free; an offering will be taken during intermission for music scholarships.

Paul Baransy, an adjunct instructor at Bluffton, conducts the Jazz Ensemble, which will perform seven pieces.

Bluffton moves to 5-4 in the HCAC with 3-2 win at Franklin


By Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/volleyball/2012/10-26-vb.htm

=It took the whole busload to fend off Franklin College on Friday, Oct. 26. The Bluffton University volleyball team won in a five-set thriller (25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10) putting the Beavers at 15 wins for the season (5-4 HCAC).

Transylvania earns #1 seed in HCAC tourney with 4-0 win at Bluffton


By Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/menssoccer/2012/10-27-ms.htm

The Bluffton University men’s soccer team was defeated 4-0 by Transylvania University on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Beavers ended their 2012 campaign 2-15 overall and 0-8 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 15-1-2 overall and 8-0-1 in the HCAC.

Presidential Leadership Lecture rescheduled

Due to Hurricane Sandy and resulting airport closures on the East Coast, Murli Buluswar is unable to travel to deliver Bluffton University’s annual Presidential Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The lecture by the 1991 Bluffton alumnus will be rescheduled for a date during the spring semester.

Beavers stuff Anderson offense in 13-0 shutout of Ravens


By Evan Skilliter, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/football/2012/10-27-12.htm

The Beavers traveled to Anderson, Ind., on  Saturday, Oct. 27, following a bye week and defeated the Ravens, 13-0, in a sloppy game that featured four missed field goals and a missed extra point for the Beavers.