News and events


Check here for news on what is happening on campus, from fine arts to academic presentations. Many events on the Bluffton campus are free and open to the public; check news service stories for details.

Coming events

Tue Feb 27 Student Life Forum, "Diversity Matters: From the Author's Point of View" by Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, Calvin College and Kevin Williams, Bluffton University, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More
Thu Mar 1 Senior Exhibit opens, featuring works by Amanda Diller, Tyler Frank, Miriam Fike, Alissa Hauke and Chase King, displayed through March 30, Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center More
Mon Mar 5 Spring break, through March 9
Sun Mar 11 Artists' reception for Senior Exhibit featuring works by Amanda Diller, Tyler Frank, Miriam Fike, Alissa Hauke, and Chase King, 1-3 p.m., Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center
Tue Mar 13 Women's Studies Forum, " 'Water is Life, Meters Out!' Revising the Lower Grange Campaign for Water Justice" by Dr. Susan B. Hyatt, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Tue Mar 13 First Tuesday in the Library, "Deconstructing David Barton: Possession and Particularity in Partisan History Writing" by Kenneth Beeker, Mccomb, Ohio
Fri Mar 16 "'Face to Face': Disability in Four Difficult Biblical Texts," Friday Colloquium presentation by professor of religion Dr. J. Alex Sider, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sun Mar 18 Spring Choral Concert, 2:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall

News from Bluffton

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.  More Info...
Library welcomes former professor’s photographs
An exhibit of Dr. Mary Ann Sullivan's 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 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.  More Info...
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.  More Info...
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.  More Info...
Alumnus to deliver leadership lecture
Murli Buluswar, chief science officer for Chartis Insurance in New York City, will return to his alma mater Tuesday, Feb. 5, to deliver Bluffton University’s annual Presidential Leadership Lecture in Founders Hall.  More Info...
Abstract painting exhibit to open Feb. 4
Abstract paintings by Austin Cartwright will be on exhibit beginning Monday, Feb. 4, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.  More Info...
Film festival set in Bluffton
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.  More Info...
Bluffton senior’s recital to feature his music
Saxophonist Scott Troyer will present his Bluffton University senior recital—including two of his compositions—at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Yoder Recital Hall.  More Info...