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

Sat Oct 4 Homecoming, football vs. Hanover College
Sat Oct 4 Discovery Day campus preview day, >>> more
Sat Oct 4 Artists' reception for Mike and Mark Kersey for "A Brush with Fantasy: The Paintings of Mr. Atomic," 10 a.m.-noon, Sauder Visual Arts CenterFor more information.
Sat Oct 4 The president's banquet honoring alumni award winners and donors, reception 5:15 Burcky Gym; banquet 6 p.m. in Founders Hall.>>>more
Sat Oct 4 Book launch reception for "Swords to Plowshares" 9-10:30 a.m., The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts CenterFor more information.
Sat Oct 4 Alumni Tailgate under the Tent, with complimentary lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Emery Sears Athletics Complex >>> more
Sun Oct 5 Fall Concert featuring Concert Band, Camerata Singers and University Chorale, 2:30 p.m., Yoder RecitallFor more information.
Tue Oct 7 "Teaching on the Edge: Is Having a Heart for Teaching Enough?" Forum presentation by retired teacher Andrea King, 11 a.m., Founders HallFor more information.
Tue Oct 7 Weekly rehearsals for the performance of Handel’s Messiah, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning tonight, Gilliom Room, Mosiman Hall. For more information.
Mon Oct 13 Fall break
Tue Oct 14 Fall break
Fri Oct 17 "How Hutterites Work Around the Internet," Friday Colloquium presentation by Gerald Mast, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall
Tue Oct 21 "How Athletics Prepared Me for a Life of Service," Forum presentation by Bluffton alumnus Craig Cheek, University of Notre Dame, 11 a.m., Founders 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...