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May 25, 2015


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Bluffton offense awakens in 13-5 drubbing of Earlham

By Kyle Stover

The Bluffton University baseball team mounted an offensive explosion on Tuesday, April 9, routing conference opponent Earlham College by a score of 13-5. The Beavers let an early 6-0 lead shrink to just one, but added six more tallies on in the sixth en route to the victory.

Bluffton moves to 7-1 in the HCAC with sweep of Lions at MSJ

By Keisha Holtsberry

The Bluffton University softball team moved to 15-11 overall and 7-1 in the Heartland Conference with a crucial sweep of the Lions at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The Beavers moved to 15-11 and 7-1 in the HCAC, taking over first place in the conference thanks to a Franklin sweep of previously undefeated Manchester University.

Jeff Parker wins javelin at Marv Frye Invitational

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University Track and Field program traveled to the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University to compete in the Marv Frye Invitational on Saturday, April 6. The meet was comprised of several Division II and Division III schools from around the area. The Beavers ended the day with several qualifying standards as well as personal bests.

Bluffton baseball, softball aim to ‘Strike Out Cancer’ April 16


Bluffton University’s baseball and softball teams will do their part to help “Strike Out Cancer” at their home games on Tuesday, April 16.

The softball team will host Manchester in a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m., while the first pitch of the baseball game against Defiance will be at 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Field. Special pink shirts will be sold as part of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, and cookout food will be available.

University pops concert April 12 in Founders

Four Bluffton University musical ensembles will come together Friday, April 12, to present the annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The concert is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted for program costs, with any excess funds going toward music scholarships.

The evening will begin with jazz from the university’s Jazz Ensemble, directed by adjunct instructor Paul Baransy. The ensemble will also perform on two numbers with the University Chorale, conducted by Dr. Jon C. Peterson, an assistant professor of music.

Three from Putnam County on university May Day court

May Day court named

Bluffton University has announced its 2013 May Day court, which was elected by the student body and will be honored during the annual May Day celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, on the Centennial Hall lawn. The rain location is Founders Hall.

The court includes King Zeke Tracy and Queen Leah Waltermyer, both seniors, along with senior escort Brent Schroeder, senior attendant Lisa Baglien and junior chairpersons Neil Macke and Katie Steenrod.

Franklin opens Heartland Conference series with 4-2 win over Beavers

The Bluffton University baseball team was unable to get its offense ignited as Franklin College held off the Beavers 4-2 on Friday, April 5, in the opener of a three-game set with the Grizzlies.

Bluffton slipped to 12-10 overall and 3-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin improved to 10-11 and 3-5 in the HCAC.

After three scoreless frames to open the game, Franklin needed just one single to put two runs on the board in the top of the third. Nick Stoia led off with a base hit to center before Jesse Wilson drew a four-pitch walk.

Beavers move to 5-1 in the HCAC with sweep of Defiance

By Sean Anderson

The Bluffton University softball team swept the Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Beavers won the first game, 11-9, and kept it going in game two, winning 12-4 in five innings. With the two wins, the Beavers improved to 13-11 overall and 5-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance College fell to 9-11 overall and 2-4 in the HCAC one day after shocking #5 Trine University, 3-2.

‘Summer Mud’ available at Bluffton

High school students and adults who want to explore the medium of ceramics may do so in “Summer Mud,” a class being offered in June at Bluffton University.

Gregg Luginbuhl, professor and chair of art at Bluffton, will teach the class, which will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday for three weeks beginning Monday, June 3. The class will meet in the Sauder Visual Arts Center’s ceramics studio, where students will also be able to work during daytime and weekend hours.