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September 19, 2021

Pet a Pup campus treat

On September 15 Bluffton University faculty and staff brought pets to campus for students to give a hug or a pet.

2020 Census Data for Bluffton available online

2020 U.S. Decennial Census data is now available at Bluffton, Ohio Data Profile.

Information that has been updated includes:

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Selected Social Characteristics

Selected Economic Characteristics

Selected Housing Characteristics

Review of The President's Daughter

by Robert McCool

What do you get when you mix a Scoundrel and the Grand Master of Pop fiction?

You get a pretty good read.

Regardless of what you think of Bill Clinton as a President, and even though as a man he was a womanizing scoundrel, he knows the inner workings of Washington, DC.

Regardless of what you think of James Patterson as an author who doesn't write many of his books, he knows how to write well when he chooses to do so.

Put them together and you get one heck of a political thriller, packed with non-stop action from the very start to the very end.

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The Bluffton University men's soccer team continued its outstanding start to the season with a convincing 3-0 shutout of Thiel College on a sunny Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

The Bluffton High School cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational meet Saturday, September 18.

The Pirate boys finished eighth in the 17-team Blue Division boys race. Holgate captured first with 62 points, followed by Van Wert (75) and host O-G (103).

With shorter daylight hours and the return to school, area drivers and cyclists are sharing the road in the dark morning hours.

In the dark, drivers often can’t see cyclists without reflectors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission lists these requirements:

Self-administered, At-Home Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests are now available for pickup at Bluffton Public Library.  If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to schedule curbside pickup.  The kits have been provided by the Ohio Department of Health and are free to the pub

The Bluffton University volleyball team found its mojo on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic. The Beavers routed Roanoke (VA) in three sets before taking down Washington & Jefferson in four. Bluffton improved to 5-7 on the season following these victories.

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Rosenberger Drive to close to through traffic in October

Rosenberger Drive, which cuts through the campus of Bluffton University, will be barricaded and closed to traffic ahead of the Oct. 1 groundbreaking for Bluffton’s Austin E. Knowlton Science Center. After the ceremony, barricades will be removed for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Rosenberger Drive will permanently close to through traffic at College Avenue on Snyder Circle and at the small parking lot to Berky Hall on the opposite side.

This closure will start the process of creating a pedestrian-only central campus which supports student safety. 

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The Bluffton University men's soccer team continued its outstanding start to the season with a convincing 3-0 shutout of Thiel College on a sunny Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

The Bluffton High School cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational meet Saturday, September 18.

The Pirate boys finished eighth in the 17-team Blue Division boys race. Holgate captured first with 62 points, followed by Van Wert (75) and host O-G (103).

With shorter daylight hours and the return to school, area drivers and cyclists are sharing the road in the dark morning hours.

In the dark, drivers often can’t see cyclists without reflectors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission lists these requirements:

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