Bluffton University news

Class of 2023

Bluffton's largest class

Bluffton University has enrolled its highest number of first-year students since 2013-14. The first-year class of 250 also has an average GPA of 3.26 and the average ACT score of 21.


President Jane Wood

Accomplishments and initiatives

President Jane Wood is looking to the future, both in the academic development of the student body at Bluffton University and in the overall health of the Northwest Ohio region.


Dr. Jonathan Andreas

Morality and money

Dr. Jonathan Andreas will present the Colloquium, "Morals Are a Must for Making Money and Why You Worry I'm Wrong," at 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.


Nature Event

Nature Event

Bluffton is hosting a fall nature walk for children at the Moyer Nature Center and Bluffton University Nature Preserve. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.- noon.


Homecoming Oct. 12

The Beavers take the field at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Salzman Stadium. Individual tickets to the Homecoming football game are $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens over 60 and $3 for children aged 5-13. Tickets for children under 5 are free.


Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest

Bluffton moves up

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest "regional colleges" in the "U.S. News & World Report" rankings released today.


Botswana cross-cultural

Cross-Cultural

Students who participated in short-term cross-cultural experiences last spring will speak during Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Yoder Recital Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.


Kathy Dickson '03

Alumna encourages students

Kathy Dickson '03, director of vocational discernment and community engagement at Methodist Theological School of Ohio, provided Bluffton University students with tangible tips and practices for vocational discernment.


New Experiences

New Experiences

Bluffton University and partners across the city are connecting in new and meaningful ways. Students will explore direct connections between their academic studies and community engagement.


“Messiah” rehearsals begin at Bluffton University

"Messiah" rehearsals begin

Rehearsals for the 124th performance of Handel's "Messiah" will be held 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays each week from Sept. 24-Dec. 3 in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus.


Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University

President to share

Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University, will present the Forum "President's Reflections and Bluffton University Initiatives in 2019-20."


Beaver Tail-Gate

Tailgating

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 14, the Bluffton fans can enjoy Beaver Tail-Gating before all home football games. Tailgating starts at 10 a.m., with the game following at 1:30 p.m.


Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director of health behavior and wellness for YMCA of the USA

Convocation

During a time when, as a whole, our nation's perceived well-being is declining, the importance of relationships was emphasized as a key to happiness during Opening Convocation.


Welcome new faculty and staff

Welcome new faculty and staff

Five faculty members and 20 staff members or graduate assistants are joining the Bluffton University community this academic year.


Dr. Angela Montel will discuss her research focused on the health benefits of plant pigments.

The power of plant pigments

Dr. Angela Montel, professor of biology, will present "The Power of Purple (and Red and Blue and Green and Yellow and Orange) Plant Pigments to Promote Human Health," on Sept. 6.


Summer Discovery Grant lead to social work internship for Bluffton senior.

Summer Discovery Program

Rowena Zuercher created her own social work internship through the Summer Discovery Program which provides a $1,500 grant for Bluffton students to explore their vocation.


Ball in the House, a high energy a cappella group performs R&B, soul and pop hits.

Ball in the House

Ball in the House will perform Sept. 19 in Yoder Recital Hall. The high energy a cappella group performs R&B, soul and pop hits that have audiences singing, dancing and beatboxing along.


Kathy Dickson '03

Vocational discernment

Kathy Dickson '03, director of vocational discernment and community engagement at Methodist Theological School of Ohio, will speak Sept. 3 on "Discernment on Purpose--Checking in on Your Best Life."


Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director for health behavior and wellness

Opening convocation

"The Power of Relationships: How Connectivity Impacts Well-Being" will be the Opening Convocation address by Dr. Beth Taylor Mack of the YMCA of the USA.


Works by Merrill Krabill displayed Aug. 26-Oct. 18, 2019.

Krabill art exhibit

"A Visual Reflection on Fear and Connection" by Merrill Krabill of Goshen College, will be displayed Aug. 26 - Oct. 18 in Grace Albrecht Gallery.


Community sing

Community sing

Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will lead an informal singing event on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Mosiman Hall.


Baseball Skills Camps

Baseball Skills Camps

The Bluffton University baseball team will host camps for young players wanting to improve their skills this summer.


2018 Golf Scramble

Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble

Bluffton University's 22nd annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, July 27, at Bluffton Golf Club


2018 Summer volleyball camp

Summer camps

The Bluffton University volleyball team will host several skills camps this summer.


Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee

The 2019 Bluffton University Ultimate Frisbee reunion will be held from 3-6 p.m. June 29 on the Mussleman Library green.



Nearly 3,000 faculty, family members and friends filled Sommer Center to witness the conferring of diplomas by President Jane M. Wood.

Commencement 2019

Faculty, family members and friends filled Sommer Center to witness Bluffton's 119th commencement ceremony. State Representative Riordan McClain '06 returned to campus to present the commencement address.


Faculty research

Faculty research

Bluffton University faculty members who have been awarded grants, sabbaticals and other scholarly endeavors were recognized at the 2019 Dean's Reception.


Five seniors received departmental honors for independent study projects.

Academic awards

Bluffton University recognized many of its top students for their academic achievements at the annual Academic Awards and Honors Forum.


May Day royalty and dancers

Bluffton University's annual May Day ceremony will include the traditions of the crowning of a king and queen and the Maypole dance by first-year students.


May Day Musical performed May 3 and 4.

May Day Musical

"This is an opportunity to come see one of the best musicals ever written. It's just so iconic; you're going to go away singing, dancing and humming the songs."


Concert

Concert

Bluffton University's music department will perform a selection of lighter tunes during the Spring Fling concert on Sunday, April 28.


Chamber ensembles

Chamber ensembles

The Low Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble will perform a combined recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25.


May Day and Commencement

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities May 3-5.


Prothro forum

In an era when divisiveness and negative rhetoric seems to be admired, Marathana Prothro, assistant professor of communication at Bluffton University, is instead encouraging understanding.


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