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

Wed Oct 7 Art exhibit, "Instruments of Peace" miniaturists' paintings and ceramics by Justin and Brooke Rothshank, Sauder Visual Arts Center, 9-5 weekdays, 1-5 weekends through Oct. 30 >>> more
Sat Oct 10 Homecoming, football vs. Rose-Hulman >>> more info
Sat Oct 10 Reception for art exhibit, "Instruments of Peace" miniaturists' paintings and ceramics by Justin and Brooke Rothshank, 10 a.m.-noon, Sauder Visual Arts Center
Sat Oct 10 Alumni Homecoming Tailgate Tent. Pre-game picnic. Kids Zone activities. Snacks through halftime, near Salzman Stadium
Sat Oct 10 President's Banquet, Reception 5:30pm, Banquet 6:30pm, Founders Hall>>>more
Sun Oct 11 Fall concert with University Chorale, Camerata Singers & Concert Band, 2:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Sun Oct 11 Homecoming continues >>>more
Tue Oct 13 "Climate Change Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do," Forum presentation by Dr. Andy Jorgensen, University of Toledo, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Tue Oct 13 "A Year in the Life of a BlueWaters Intern: It's the (Very) Small Things in Life," First Tuesday Forum by physics/mathematics major Daniel Piero, 11 a.m., Musselman Library Reading Room
Fri Oct 16 Mennonite Education: Past, Present and Future conference, >>> more
Sat Oct 17 Discovery Day campus preview day, >>> more
Sat Oct 17 Mennonite Education: Past, Present and Future conference, >>> more
Sun Oct 18 Mennonite Education: Past, Present and Future conference, >>> more

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...