by Austin Arnold On a cold and windy Thursday morning, March 2, Bluffton University students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as members of the Bluffton community, gathered together for a memorial service at the Circle of Remembrance in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2007 baseball team’s bus accident that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.
by Austin Arnold A very special and emotional ceremony was held for the latest induction into Bluffton University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, as the 2007 Beaver baseball team earned that honor on Saturday night.
Bluffton University mascots J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver were very busy this year as all of the students inside the suits are involved in multiple student clubs and athletic teams on campus. The students’ identities were revealed at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Jan. 28, during a ceremony that traditionally marks the only time that college mascots remove their costume heads in public.
Bluffton University announced a $1 million dollar gift from Greg and Donna Wannemacher during the launch of Simply Innovate, the Campaign for Bluffton University. Greg Wannemacher is a university trustee and the co-chair of the Simply Innovate campaign. He graduated from Bluffton in 1977 with a degree in business and played football during his years on campus; Donna graduated from Bluffton in 1978 with an art degree. Greg Wannemacher is chairman of Wannemacher Total Logistics in Lima.