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Five years later, Bluffton remembers tragedy

At the "Touching Home" memorial

More than 150 members of the Bluffton University community gathered on Friday to reflect on the life-changing events of March 2, 2007, when a bus carrying the Bluffton baseball team to spring-break games in Florida crashed in Atlanta, taking seven lives.

But speakers at the service marking the fifth anniversary of the tragedy also remembered the caring and support that came the community's way in the accident's aftermath.

Beaver baseball team goes BaseBald raising $7,700 for St. Baldrick's Foundation

Bluffton baseball offers shear support to kids with cancer
More than 12,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer every year. Wednesday afternoon, about 45 Bluffton University baseball players and coaches symbolically showed they care.

Having already raised more than $7,700 in the last month for the St. Baldrick's Foundation-which funds research for potential childhood cancer cures-the baseball Beavers took their support a step further on Wednesday, having their heads shaved in solidarity with young cancer victims.

Lauren Hutton selected All-Heartland Conference

Heartland Conference release: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womensbasketball/2012/allhcac.pdf

Bluffton University junior Lauren Hutton (New Riegel) was recently named First Team All-Heartland Conference following the 2011-12 women's basketball season. She was one of only 12 women selected by the HCAC women's basketball coaches.

University baseball team going prematurely bald

More than 12,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer every year. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, about 45 Bluffton University baseball players and coaches are going bald to show they care.

Having already raised roughly $7,000 in the last month for the St. Baldrick's Foundation-which funds research for potential childhood cancer cures-the Bluffton baseball Beavers will take their support a step further on Wednesday, having their heads shaved in solidarity with young cancer victims.

Josh Fisher and Mychal Hill selected All-Heartland Conference

http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/mensbasketball/2012/allhcac.pdf

Junior Josh Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) earned second team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recognition for his play at both ends of the floor during the 2011-12 men's basketball season.

Pastor pairs love of church, people with disabilities

Having an adopted brother with tubular meningitis has made a huge mark on the Rev. Paula Snyder Belousek's life.

"Early on, I became interested in what role people with disabilities play in the church setting," she said last week at Bluffton University.

While majoring in special education and psychology at Eastern Mennonite University, she sought out how to pair her love for people with disabilities and her love for the church.

Anderson ends Bluffton's season 69-67 in HCAC tournament

By: Martin Kluk, sports information intern

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/mensbasketball/2012/02-24-mb.htm

For the third time in the last four years, the Anderson University Ravens knocked the Bluffton University men's basketball team out of the Heartland Conference tournament in the quarterfinals.

Some "R and R" for women on March 24

Women can get tips on work-life balance and self care on Saturday, March 24, when Bluffton University's Women's Council hosts the third annual R&R for Women conference.

Bluffton alumnae, faculty and students will present sessions during the conference, titled "Balancing Your World, Caring for Yourself." Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall-site of the morning sessions-and Marbeck Center, where the afternoon sessions will be held.

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