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There is strong empirical research from peer reviewed scholarly journals that learning and practicing mindfulness helps people experience these very benefits and others as well. Interested? Come to one of the free Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) pre-program orientation sessions to learn more and to experience what mindfulness is all about. The final orientation sessions will be Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Krieder Room.  The class begins Feb. 4. Tuition for the 8 week class is $450. A 50 percent tuition reduction is available to Bluffton University students, faculty, staff and their families. If you have questions, email Will Slater at To learn more about the empirical research regarding MBSR visit and click “Research”.

Beavers all: AD named to national D-III Committee 
Phill Talavinia, Bluffton's athletics director, has reached a goal with his recent appointment to the five-member NCAA Division III Infractions Appeals Committee.
>>>Beavers All

Civic Engagement Day Proposals
Civic Engagement Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25. The committee is currently accepting proposals for educational programming related to this year’s theme of Education Matters! Learning for Life, Vocation and Responsible CitizenshipPlease consider sharing your experience and expertise with us at this annual event. Submit your proposals here. The submission deadline is Feb. 27. For more information, please contact a member of this year's Civic Engagement Committee:  Bob Antibus, Lamar Nisly, Brent Schroeder, Walt Paquin, Shari Ayers, Diane Neal, and Charles Miller. 


  • DEANNA BARTHLOW-POTKANOWICZ has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of psychology.
  • ADAM SCHATTSCHNEIDER has been awarded the Trollinger faculty scholarship grant for the 2015-17 academic years.  Adam will be given six hours of release time to be used over this time period.  With this release time he will record and produce a CD of solo and chamber praise and worship music featuring flute, clarinet and saxophone. 


Cleanliness reports

Move in 2012

Please report ongoing cleanliness/safety issues to your head resident.
>>> cleanliness report

paquin on wlio

Dr. Walt Paquin

Dr. Walt Paquin, professor of social work, was interviewed by WLIO on Nov. 25 for his insight on Ferguson based on his research. >>>full story


Artist Series


JAN. 29, 2015

7:30 p.m.
Yoder Recital Hall