Bluffton University news
Fall semester will begin Aug. 17, 2020. Students will finish fall semester classes by Thanksgiving break and not return to campus until January to minimize the risk of virus spread.
The education department will continue offering free online educational enrichment, Bluffton Study Buddies, in response to K-12 school closures each Tuesday and Thursday through the month of May.
Chapel continued during its weekly Thursday morning time through Zoom videoconferencing instead of in-person at Yoder Recital Hall.
Gabriel Denecker '21 won first place in the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. Denecker's speech sought to demonstrate how Catholic social teaching shares much in common with Mennonite peace church theology.
Bluffton University is recognizing many of its top students for their academic achievements. Thirty-three seniors were honored as distinguished scholars in their respective academic areas.
All alumni who earned their undergraduate degree at Bluffton are eligible for a 20 percent tuition discount on Bluffton master's degree programs.
Bluffton is adopting a test-flexible policy for students seeking admission to traditional undergraduate programs.
Today's Bluffton Beavers continue to be resourceful and accomplish more with less despite their seasons ending early, classes moving online and being separated from friends and teammates due to the coronavirus.
Andrew Renner, men's basketball, and Alexis Cash, cross country/track and field, received the 2020 Bluffton senior Athlete of the Year awards.
Bluffton's major in medical laboratory science prepares students for a career as a scientist who conducts and reads medical tests in hematology, microbiology, immunology and more.
An incoming student at Bluffton University has been awarded the university's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at more than $140,000 for four years.
High school juniors and their families are invited to attend a Virtual Junior Visit Day on Friday, April 17.
Adult and graduate program directors will introduced their programs in 30-minute webinars, April 20-24, 2020.
Nursing students learn from professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, nurses from Italy and a doctor from Toledo.
Bluffton Study Buddies connects education majors with children needing help with academics. In its first 10 days, students from New York to Iowa logged on to the Study Buddies Zoom page.
Kirk Kauder from Curtice, Ohio, is Bluffton's eighth recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University's Master of Accountancy program.
Bluffton education majors and student teachers will provide free online academic help and educational games/activities for K-12 students during school closures in Ohio.
Bluffton University will host a spring choral concert featuring the University Chorale and Camerata Singers at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March. 22, 2020.
Dr. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present Bluffton's annual Civic Engagement Day Forum titled, "Deserving Happiness: A Wisdom Conversation."
Heidi Mercer, assistant professor of social work, will present "Preventive Self-Care: How to live your best life in the field of social work" on March 20.
Alumni and faculty will share stories during the Forum presentation on March 17 to honor the 75th anniversary of the Bluffton social work program.
"The Witmarsum," Bluffton University's student-driven media organization, earned three awards during the 2020 Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition.
David Stamile will speak during Bluffton University's Spiritual Life Week Forum at 11 a.m. on March 10 in Yoder Recital Hall
Three young Bluffton alumni in corporate positions returned to campus with guidance for current students.
Rowena Zuercher '20, a social work and Spanish double major, will share about her Summer Discovery Grant internship experience at Lighthouse Ministries.
The Bluffton University Alumni Association is seeking Alumni Award nominations for the Lifetime Service Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Perhaps one of the most tightly guarded secrets at Bluffton University is the identities of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver.
Senior artists and graphic designers from Bluffton University will showcase their most prominent work in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.
Marathana Prothro will present the Colloquium, "Inside Job: An Integrated Approach to Personal Branding," at 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.
Bluffton University President Jane Wood and Dr. Gerald Mast, professor of communication, will host a tour of Europe Sept. 26-Oct. 7, 2020.
Tickets are available for the March 12 performance by professional brass quintet at 7 p.m. in Bluffton University's Yoder Recital Hall.
Bluffton University's newest music department member will perform a recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Yoder Recital Hall.
Bluffton University will host an instrumental concert featuring its Concert Band at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Yoder Recital Hall.
Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University shared "A Life in Story: The Construction of Personal Narrative" during her Jan. 31 Colloquium presentation.
The Bluffton Bread Company is back for Valentine's Day with Triple Chocolate Bread--perfect for the chocolate lover in your life, even if that's you.