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Longtime faculty and staff

Faculty and staff members reaching 5-year employment milestones were honored at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet.

Campus announcements 


Departmental Honors Projects
Four students have completed departmental honors projects this year.

  • Tamara Ali Ahmed Al-Sammarraie
    "Teaching Methods and Principles of Early Childhood Education in Iraqi Classrooms in Baghdad and a Comparison to the American Classrooms in Ohio"
    Dr. Paul Neufeld Weaver, faculty sponsor
  • Kara Marang
    "The Testing Effect in a Classroom Setting"
    Amanda Sensenig, faculty sponsor
  • Megan Moreo
    "The How To: Restructuring an Art Department"
    Gregg Luginbuhl, faculty sponsor
  • Holly Walter
    "Sleight of House"
    Susan Carpenter, faculty sponsor

You may find these projects on Moodle:
> My Courses > Miscellaneous > Departmental Honors > Dept Honors 2013-14

Or log on and cut/past the following link -- https://learn.bluffton.edu/course/view.php?id=2695

Be A Beaver Triathlon!
Register now for the Be A Beaver Triathlon – a fundraiser for the cross country and track and field teams – on May 31. Starting at the Bluffton Community pool with a 400m swim, then transition to a 20k bike and finish up with a 5k run, you can compete as an individual or with friends as a team. Register by May 5 at http://www.3disciplines.com/Events/Be-A-Beaver-Triathlon/

Outstanding Young Alumni or Professional Achievement Nominations
The Alumni Association Board is seeking nominations of alumni who you feel fit the criteria for the Outstanding Young Alumni or Professional Achievement awards. Read about last year's recipients and follow the links to past recipients in each category, as well as an online nomination form >>>

In Memory of Cecilia Rittenhouse
On March 24, 2014, Cecilia Rittenhouse of Bryan, Ohio, passed away from an apparent heart attack prior to class. Cecilia was seven weeks away from completing her BA degree in Organizational Management at our Northwest State Community College location. Cecilia was a unique student as she returned to college at the age of 70 after being laid off as a result of the plant closing. After working for 48 years in various administrative/office capacities Cecilia was not ready to retire and chose to return to college to earn a bachelor's degree to better prepare her for finding her next job. She demonstrated great determination and grit and she was an inspiration to her classmates and all that knew her. She would have been 72 years old three days after graduation and had learned the day before her passing that she was going to be offered a job.
On Sunday, May 4 a memorial tree planting ceremony will be held and her diploma will be given to her son during graduation.

Faculty/Staff Summer Yoga
Yoga will be offered in the Kreider Room from 4:10pm-5:10pm on the following Tuesday dates:

May 6, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12

See Sue Schutz in the business office to sign up and pay the one-time fee of $10. Mats and blocks are available.