Bluffton University news

Steve Bushre, Bluffton head men's soccer coach

Men's soccer coach

Steve Bushre will begin duties as Bluffton's head men's soccer coach on Feb. 1. He most recently as served an assistant coach at Indiana University East.

Nursing classroom under tutelage of Dr. Sherri Winegardner.

$2 million estate gift

Nursing students will benefit from a new scholarship funded by an estate gift from the trust of Hazel Robinson.

Madison Brunswick will receive a full-tuition and paid graduate assistantship as the 10th Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship recipient.

Beaver-Falcon award

Madison Brunswick, a senior from St. Henry, Ohio, is Bluffton's 10th recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University's Master of Accountancy program.

Head Football Coach Matthew Nardo

Nardo named head football coach

Bluffton University has named Matthew Nardo as its next head football coach.

Bluffton Bread Company Holiday Sales

Bluffton Bread Company Holiday Sales

Bluffton Bread Company online sales are open for the holidays!

Soloists for Messiah Performance

Soloists for Messiah Performance

Bluffton's music department has announced the soloists for its 126th performance of Handel's "Messiah".

Otherworldland Art Show

There will be a closing reception for artist Justin Henry Miller on Dec. 5. in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Sauder Visual Arts Center.

A past Messiah Performance.

Performance of Messiah

Bluffton University will present its 126th performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 12.

Holiday Collage Concert

Holiday Collage Concert

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert. Enjoy the sounds of the season to celebrate Christmas.

Nutrition and dietetics major Haley Gill

Haley Gill

Haley Gill '23, a nutrition and dietetics major, knew she needed to make the most of her summer when she received the Bluffton Summer Discovery Grant.

Bluffton Bread Company Thanksgiving Sales

Bluffton Bread Company Thanksgiving Sales

The Bluffton Bread Company is ready for Thanksgiving festivities with two flavors perfect to gift or share at the holiday table.

"Failure: A Love Story" to be Staged

Performances of "Failure: A Love Story" will take place Nov. 4-7 in College Hall's Ramseyer Auditorium.

Set in the 1920s in a Chicago clock shop, Bluffton's fall theatre production features seven student actors, inanimate objects brought to life and a unique set design.

Humor and Drama

Bluffton's fall theatre production features seven student actors and puppets designed, voiced and manipulated by students. "This play is really giving our theatre assistants the opportunity to shine."

Dr. Jonathan Andreas

Meaning of Life

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, professor of economics, will discuss how striving for monetary rewards alone is not fulfilling in his Friday Colloquium presentation on Nov. 5.

Chocolate Peppermint and Sweet Potato Maple Praline will be featured holiday flavors.

Cash and carry

The first opportunity to buy Bluffton Bread Company holiday flavors will be Saturday, Oct. 30 during a Christmas open house at Country View Barn, Lima.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-6, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Ramseyer Auditorium.

Failure: A Love Story

A magical, tender fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures will be presented by Bluffton University Theatre Nov. 4-7.

Peace Wall and Moon Gate at The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center

Teach peace: 35 years

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center will host an open house to celebrate 35 years of promoting peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolence on Friday, Oct. 22

Midas by Justin Henry Miller

Science fiction art show

Surreal artwork by Justin Henry Miller references, but bends, reality. Works displayed in Sauder Visual Arts Center Oct. 25-Dec. 5.

2021 Bluffton University Board of Trustees

Board member welcomed

The Board of Trustees welcomed Azra Nakicevic, a 1998 Bluffton business administration graduate, as its newest member during the fall meeting. She is a tax partner at GBQ Partners in Columbus, Ohio.

2019 Concert Band

Familiar music made new

Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Roy Couch, will perform familiar music that has been re-visited during its Fall Instrumental Concert.

President Jane Wood picks up her meal at the 2020 Harvest Dinner.

Homemade meal to go

Prepared and served by the Bluffton University Nutrition Association, the annual Harvest Dinner returns as a drive-thru, prepaid event benefiting local charities.

All cross cultural experiences include a service component. Students in the San Antonio/South Texas experience volunteered with the San Antonio Human Rights Center.

Eyes opened

Students share stories of challenges, beauty and culture following cross cultural experiences to Kentucky/Appalachia, San Antonio/South Texas, the U.S. Southwest/Hopi, Navajo and Zuni people, and Guatemala.

Construction begins

The two-story, nearly 20,000 square foot Austin E. Knowlton Science Center will feature six labs, faculty offices and interactive collaborative space for students.

Applesauce Oatmeal Cinnamon bread

Bluffton Bread

Bluffton Bread Company fall online sales will run through Nov. 25. Two flavors, Pumpkin and Applesauce Oatmeal Cinnamon, may be picked up on campus or shipped for an additional fee.

Complete coursework toward an ODE intervention specialist license in just three months.

Intervention specialist pathway

Teachers seeking new opportunities in the field of education now have an accelerated summer option to complete coursework for an Ohio Department of Education intervention specialist license.

Bluffton’s first-year class includes 242 students which is the largest first-year class since the 2011 class of 250.

Enrollment grows

A large first-year class combined with successful retention efforts and growth in adult and graduate studies enrollments account for a 49-student increase.

Brandon Freytag '08 inspires Bluffton students to turn their passion into a profession.

Passion into Profession

How do you turn your passion into your profession? Brandon Freytag '08, cofounder and president of talent at Loaded, did just that.

Beaver Tail-Gating

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend events on Oct. 1-2 will include cheering for the football and volleyball teams, alumni and affinity gatherings, campus tours, food trucks, Beaver Tail-Gating and inflatables.

Knowlton Science Center renderings


Join us for the groundbreaking of the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center. Located in the heart of campus, the groundbreaking will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

Micaela C. Deming

Constitution Day

Micaela C. Deming, of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, presented Bluffton's annual Constitution Day Forum, "The Constitution Versus Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors: The Inherent Conflicts Keeping Women in Danger."

Alumni Forum

Alumni Forum

Brandon Freytag '08, cofounder and president of talent at Loaded, will present "Gaming: From Passion to Profession" at Forum.

2019 Handel's Messiah

Messiah rehearsals

Rehearsals for Bluffton's 126th performance of Handel's "Messiah" will be held on Tuesdays evenings starting Sept. 28, 2021. Anyone interested in singing is invited to join the chorus.