Bluffton offers several opportunities for you to put your class work into practice.
C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest
The annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest provides the opportunity to compose
and deliver a speech that applies Christian principles of peacemaking to contemporary
social issues. The winner of the Bluffton competition advances to compete with winners
from other Mennonite-related colleges and universities.
>>>more about the oratorical contest
The former student newspaper, The Witmarsum, is now online. It is staffed by Bluffton students who learn the basic skills of
journalism and leadership.
Bluffton's low-power FM station, 96.1 FM, provides experience in radio production,
disc jockeying, on-air interviewing and sportscasting. WBWH features jazz and alternative
rock programming and can be heard in an approximate 20-mile radius of Bluffton.
>>>more about WBWH
Opportunities, including acting, directing, design and stage management, are available
through the theatre program. Traditionally, a drama or comedy is performed annually in
the fall and a musical in the spring. On occasion, an evening of student-directed
one-acts are presented. In addition, the Improv Troupe give students the opportunity
to develop improvisational skills.
>>>more about theatre