What's happening on campus
RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR MIKE EDMISTON
Please join with faculty and staff colleagues in celebrating and honoring Mike Edmiston’s many achievements during 37 years of service to Bluffton University as he prepares to retire as Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the conclusion of this academic year. A retirement reception for Mike will be held in Shoker Science Center on Monday, April 27 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Please plan to attend.
Forum and Chapel Audio Recordings
Audio recordings of Forums as well as Chapel messages may be found in the Moodle course “Recording of Forum and Chapel Events” found in the Miscellaneous course category: https://learn.bluffton.edu/course/view.php?id=1361 (Moodle login is required.)
BEAVERS ALL: Looking at history through food
A new course this semester has had students spending part of their time learning about various cultures, and the other part cooking their cuisines. The course has explored both ancient and modern civilizations to learn why humans eat what they do, concluding that what’s on our plates really tells us who we are. >>>full story
Be a Beaver Triathlon
The Be A Beaver Triathlon, beginning at 9 a.m. May 30, 2015, at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, will include a 400-meter pool swim, a 20-kilometer bike on nearby country roads and a 5K run through village streets and the Bluffton University Nature Preserve. Don't feel up to completing the full triathlon? Options include completing one leg of the event or forming a team with each member completing one discipline. Volunteers are also needed to work the event; contact Coach Karen Brandt if you are interested. Participants who register by May 22, 2015, will receive an event shirt. Registration is available online or on-site.
Changes in our Campus Community
Tim Pannabecker, development officer, has shared his plans to leave Bluffton in November of 2015. Tim joined the development office in 2006 after working with MCC Akron in Human Resources, Hanover College and later Presbyterian College in student life and counseling. Tim served one year abroad in the Netherlands via the InterMenno Program after graduating from Bluffton in ‘87. Tim has been an integral part of the development team and the successful Extending Our Reach Campaign. We have appreciated Tim’s talents and many contributions to Bluffton University! Please wish Tim and his family the best in their transition as they prepare to move to a new home and community near Jo’s parents in New Zealand.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Luke Myers has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of physics to begin next fall. Luke is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, Virginia. Previous to this appointment he was postdoctoral associate at Duke University and Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory. Luke earned his B.S. degree with majors in mathematics and physics from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in physics with a concentration in photonuclear physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will be moving from Virginia to Bluffton this summer with his wife Ruth and their one-year-old daughter. We look forward to Luke’s joining the Bluffton faculty this fall.
Financial Aid Award Letter
Log in to access the Online Financial Aid System to accept/decline your financial
aid awards and to view your loan history.
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Little Sibs Weekend
Bring your little sib to campus and show them what you do in your home away from home! Registration for the weekend is free, so sign up your little sib today. >>>more info