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March 27, 2015


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Bluffton track and field competes at Joe Banks Invitational

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University men's and women's track and field teams traveled to the campus of Ohio Northern this weekend to compete in the Joe Banks Invitational. Among the competing teams were conference opponents Defiance and the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

With the Heartland Conference championships just two weeks away, the Beavers are continuing to improve throughout the season with an abundance of personal bests.

Anderson turns tables on Beavers with 72-48 trouncing

By Keisha Holtsberry

The Bluffton University women’s basketball team fell to Anderson University on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The Beavers dropped to 10-11 overall and 5-9 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson improved to 6-15 overall and 5-9 in the HCAC.

The Bluffton loss, which was a mirror reversal of the contest in the Sommer Center three weeks ago, damaged the Beavers' chances of earning a berth in the Heartland Conference as Rose-Hulman upset HCAC-leading Transylvania for a two-game lead with just four to play.

Anderson uses 19-2 second half run en route to 79-77 win over Beavers

By Keisha Holtsberry

 The Bluffton University men’s basketball team fell victim to an Anderson University team that welcomed back HCAC-leading scorer Phil Hogan after missing the last month with a hand injury. Hogan missed 13 of his 17 shot attempts, but hit one that mattered, the game-winner as the buzzer sounded.

Although he was not in the starting lineup, Hogan played 37 of 40 minutes and handed out a game-high eight assists. The Beavers fell to 9-12 overall and 5-9 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson improved to 9-12 and 5-9 in the HCAC.

Students broaden horizons during semester off campus

For several Bluffton University students, fall semester 2012 included exposure to different cultures, internship opportunities and visits to historical sites.

Five of them, all seniors, recounted those experiences off campus during a Bluffton Forum on Jan. 29.

Five Bluffton students in statewide honors band

Five members of the Bluffton University Concert Band were part of the honors concert band that performed last month at the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honors Festival.

Talk to address ethics, integrity in social media age

Danielle Smith, executive director of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), will discuss opportunities to use social media positively—and pitfalls to avoid—in the annual Smucker Lecture at Bluffton University.

“Ethics and Integrity in the Age of Social Media” is the title of Smith’s talk, set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Founders Hall. The forum is free and open to the public.

Library welcomes former professor’s photographs

Dr. Mary Ann Sullivan is a prolific photographer as well as a professor emerita of English and art history at Bluffton University, where she taught from 1972-2006.

An exhibit of her photographs of library architecture is joining the permanent collection in Bluffton’s Musselman Library, which will mark the donation with a reception with Sullivan from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.

Men's bball: MSJ caps season sweep with 70-64 win over Bluffton

By Ryan Schadewald

The Mount St. Joseph Lions used a 16-3 run to open the game en route to a 70-64 victory over the Bluffton University men’s basketball team on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The visitors fell to 9-11 on the season, 5-8 in Heartland Conference play.

The Beavers slipped to seventh in the conference, moving to the outside of the HCAC Tournament picture with just five games remaining. MSJ not only went ahead of Bluffton, but the Lions (7-13, 6-7 HCAC) now hold an important head-to-head tie-breaker over the Beavers by virtue of their season sweep.

Womens' bball: Kurilec leads Bluffton to 67-52 win over Mount St. Joseph

By Jordan Marbaugh

Bluffton University women’s basketball team used a strong defensive performance to take down Mount St. Joseph, 67-52, on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The Beavers improved to 10-10 on the season and 5-8 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference as they snapped a three-game losing skid. The loss dropped MSJ to 3-17 overall and 2-11 in the HCAC.

Film festival set in Bluffton University

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, an educational program for retirees, will host its second annual film festival, featuring “Families in Foreign Films,” from March 5 - 8.

One movie will be shown each day in 114 Centennial Hall, beginning with a film review at 9 a.m.

Following the films will be discussions over lunch, which participants should bring. Cost for the festival is $3 per session or $9 for all four sessions.

Registration is requested by March 1, but walk-ins are welcome.