Contemporary learning

Bluffton University is a place where you’ll find students and faculty creating together—where community is built on relationships and hands-on experiences connect students to research, internships and clinical practice.

These experiences prepare graduates for both life and vocation. Since 1899, Bluffton has produced leaders equipped to purposefully address the pressing needs of society, and through new and innovative programming, Bluffton continues to do so.

Health sciencesHealth Sciences: the Bluffton Way 
The majors of nursing and speech-language pathology and audiology, which both began accepting students within the last two years, are now established under the newly developed health sciences department with the food and nutrition major,
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pre-engineeringEngineering new opportunities 
There is a lot of scientific analysis taking place, but, for lack of better words, there is not a lot of stuff being made. Dr. Luke Myers, assistant professor of physics, is on a mission to change that starting with the construction of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and continuing with a newly developed pre-engineering major. 
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Bridge: Bluffton Literary JournalBridging Differences
Walk into a meeting for “Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal” and you’re likely to hear a lot of passion and a lot of persuasion but not a lot of pushback concerning the final decision. That’s because students involved in the publication’s editorial decisions are learning the skills that are necessary in the publishing industry.
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Cross Cultural experience BoliviaBluffton classes that inspire students 
Throughout their years of study, Bluffton students take part in a variety of classes that engage, uplift and inspire. Students shared a few of their favorites.
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Dr. Jane WoodDr. Jane Wood named as President-elect
For just the tenth time in its 119-year history, Bluffton University has named a new president, with Dr. Jane Wood accepting the call to serve beginning July 1, 2018. 
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SteinerAlumni Profile: Carlton and Harlene Steiner 
Nearly 60 years after graduating, C.K. and Harlene Steiner’s time at Bluffton continues to shape the way they live their lives just outside of Smithville, Ohio.
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Jackie Wyse-RhodesFacutly 360: Jackie Wyse-Rhodes 
"I often invite students to draw what they read, to translate the imagery of the Bible from words to pictures. I find that in order to draw something accurately, students must have a deep understanding of the text’s meaning."
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