2022-23 University News
"Entering Advent with the Women of Jesus' Genealogy" will be the Nov. 29 Forum presentation by Rev. Joanna Harader of Lawrence, Kan.
Bluffton's Brass Ensemble, coached by Dr. Roy Couch, will also perform a variety of music from the Renaissance, American musical theatre and traditional Irish tunes.
When Estée (Arend '13) Hemphill reflects on her rise through the Cleveland Guardians's front office, she places importance on words often overlooked in a job description: other duties as assigned.
Bluffton Bread Company fall online sales will run through Nov. 22. Order loaves of Pumpkin, Applesauce Oatmeal Cinnamon and Asiago Cheddar early in the week for pick up on Fridays.
Brian Williams will coach, recruit and manage the varsity co-ed Esports program starting in the 2023-24 academic year.
The story revolves around the confinement of eight people in a tight living space as Jewish families in Amsterdam are forced into hiding from the Nazis during World War II.
During Spiritual Life Week, Flack-Wetherald shared a message on forgiveness during Chapel which resonated with Deborah Yoder '23, an English major from Listowel, Ontario.
Two new scholarships, including the Dr. Perry Bush Scholarship funded by an anonymous donor, were approved during the Board of Trustees fall meeting.
Students go door to door asking for donations of shelf-stable and nonperishable food items from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. Donations may also be left on doorsteps and porches.
"The Diary of Anne Frank" captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence-- their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.
Under the direction of Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, the concert will feature solo and duet performances from the Vocal Chamber Ensemble, Camerata Singers and University Chorale.
Under the direction of Dr. Roy Couch, ensemble selections will include "Bright Shining as the Morning Sun," "Dancing in Air," "A Sacred Suite," "Benediction," and "...and the antelope play."
Classes are offered online or through Zoom videoconferencing. Once classes and the practicum are complete, program participants are eligible to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators.
Kathy (Gaines '78) Carr, Brandon Fretag '08, Ed Smoker '63, Denny Phillips '79 and Alison (Lange '05) Bentley, were recognized at Homecoming for their outstanding achievements.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m-5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception for the artists will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Students play a major role in planning activities during Spiritual Life Week, a time for focusing on Christian life. The week includes fun activities and times of worship.
Students traveled to Kentucky/Appalachia, South Texas, the Southwest Native Nations and Washington, D.C. Students on international experiences explored the Czech Republic and Guatemala while one student traveled to South Korea.
Dr. Todd Allen, spoke at Forum, pondered the saying “history never repeats itself, but it rhymes.”
While the number of first-year, full-time students at Bluffton is slightly down for fall 2022, the number of full-time equivalent students - undergraduate and graduate - is steady at 730.
An anonymous gift of $1.5 million will fund the M'Della Moon Endowed Chair in Botany and Environmental Science. This chair will manage the Nature Preserve and teaching university classes.
Along with cheering on the Beavers football, golf and soccer teams, the university will host alumni gatherings, campus tours, food trucks, Beaver Tail-Gating and more.
The Electoral College was controversial at the founding of the United States and has continued to be a lightning rod. Insight into this system was provided at the Constitutional Day Forum.
Classes for a Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate degree with a mental health specialization will begin in the 2023-24 academic year.
A new hair salon/barbershop is open in the Multicultural Student Development Center. Stylists from FreshNFaded in Lima will provide hair services by appointment on Sunday afternoons.
Dr. Luke Kleman has been named interim head swimming and diving coach.
Bluffton University has once again - for the 25th consecutive year - been named to the top tier of Midwest Regional Colleges in the "U.S. News & World Report" rankings.
During her annual State of the University address President Jane Wood called on the campus community to focus on authentic conversations of "responsible citizenship" and "service to all peoples."
Rehearsals for Bluffton's 128th performance of Handel's "Messiah" will begin Sept. 20. Anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults, is invited to join the chorus.
A corporate executive for 18 years, 2006 Bluffton graduate Bethny Ricks spoke at Opening Convocation. Instead of sharing about her success, Ricks shared seven lessons "forged out of my tears."
Bluffton University's first football game under newly installed stadium lights is scheduled for the Beavers' home opener at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, against Adrian College.
Stadium lights have been installed at Salzman Stadium. The university has set new outdoor lighting and noise guidelines for the facility as its usage increases.
The President's Ambassadors Program has been recognized with a 2022 Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA) Program of Excellence Award.
Bluffton is partnering with HomeTown Ticketing for all university alumni, athletics, music and theatre events where tickets are required.
Bluffton University has named Connor Gulick as head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach. Gulick returns to Bluffton following two years of collegiate coaching experience.