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 Aug 29 Fall welcome/orientation day 2, Bluffton Olympics. >>> more info
Sat Aug 29 Returning student move-in
Sun Aug 30 Fall welcome/orientation, day 3, Dancing in the Street and Ice Cream Social, >>> more info
Sun Aug 30 Returning student move-in
Mon Aug 31 Fall welcome and orientation week activities, >>> more info
Mon Aug 31 Classes begin for 2015-16
Mon Aug 31 Art exhibit, "The Art of Fiber," a group exhibit by Fiberforum, Sauder Visual Arts Center, 9-5 weekdays, 1-5 weekends through Sept. 25 >>> more
Tue Sep 1 Opening Convocation, guest speaker Marge Piercy, author of first-year student summer reading, "Paying Attention Where It Counts," 10:45 a.m., Sommer Center >>> more
Fri Sep 11 "An Achievement Evaluation of a Flipped Calculus Course," Friday Colloquium presentation by Don Hooley, 4 p.m., Centennial Hall, Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sat Sep 12 Alumni Tailgate Tent and Alumni Field Celebration, 1:30-halftime, near Salzman Stadium.
Sun Sep 13 Artists reception for "The Art of Fiber," a group exhibit by Fiberforum, 2-4 p.m., Sauder Visual Arts Center >>> more

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...