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Transy women wrap up perfect 18-0 HCAC mark

February 21, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Transylvania Pioneers made a statement to the rest of the HCAC as they hit seven first half triples en route to their 96-49 victory over the Bluffton women’s basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 21. The 15th-ranked Pioneers finished the regular season unbeaten in the HCAC at 18-0 and 24-1 overall. Bluffton will go into tournament play at 18-7 with a 12-6 mark in the conference.

Sociologist to address food advocacy, social networks

Dr. Matthew Friesen, Bluffton University’s new assistant professor of sociology, will discuss his recently completed doctoral dissertation and a related research method in a Bluffton colloquium on Friday, Feb. 27.

His presentation on "Movements, Majors and Networks, Oh My!  A Snapshot of Social Network Analysis Software and Research Applications" will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Bluffton women win school record 17th game

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


RICHMOND, Ind. - The Bluffton women’s basketball team used a 21-2 start to the game to easily defeat Earlham College, 81-59, on the road on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The Beavers moved into a tie for second in the HCAC standings, improving to 12-5 in the conference and 17-7 overall, while the Quakers slipped to 7-17, 5-12 in the conference. Bluffton’s 17th victory is a new school record for wins in a season!

Recker scores career point 1000 in rout of Earlham

February 18, 2015
By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


Sheerer named HCAC Player of Week

February 16, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University freshman Macey Sheerer (Bucyrus) has been named the Heartland Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her work on the hardwood in wins over MSJ and Rose-Hulman last week. It marks the second time this season that the Beavers have had a women's basketball player honored, following junior Taylor Whitaker (Mansfield/Ontario) who claimed the honor for her work over Christmas break.

Linking the stage and social commitment Feb. 24 forum topic

Dr. Jo Beth Gonzalez, a drama teacher at Bowling Green High School and president of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, will address “Inspiring Commitment to Social Issues through Theatre Education” on Feb. 24 at Bluffton University.

Free and open to the public, her Bluffton forum presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall.

Feb. 22 Masterworks concert also includes competition

Music by Haydn and Handel, along with high school seniors vying for music scholarships, will be featured at Bluffton University’s Masterworks Concert on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Yoder Recital Hall. Admission to the 2:30 p.m. concert is free; a free-will offering will be taken to help defray concert expenses.

Dr. Mark J. Suderman, a professor of music, will conduct the University Chorale, the Bluffton Choral Society and an orchestra of professional musicians, faculty and students in their performance of Haydn’s “Missa Brevis in B flat” and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest.”

Everett sets All-Ohio mark in high jump

February 14, 2015


WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The qualified athletes from the Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team competed Saturday at Otterbein University in the All-Ohio Championship meet. Not since 2010 have the Beavers brought home an All-Ohio champion, but they did today.

Bluffton men stay in HCAC tourney hunt with win at Rose

February 14, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton women clinch HCAC tournament berth

February 14, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant