Bluffton University news

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.


Outstanding senior male and female athlete of 2019

Outstanding athletes

Isaac Zickafoose, football, and Erin Weisgarber, volleyball, were named Bluffton's outstanding senior male and female athlete of 2019.


Academic awards

Academic awards

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


May Day musical

May Day musical

Bluffton University will present "Guys and Dolls," for the May Day musical from May 3-4.


Knief senior recital

Knief senior recital

Kasandera Knief, a music education major with a concentration in performance studies, will present her Bluffton University senior recital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Yoder Recital Hall.


Oratorical contest winner

Oratorical contest winner

Hannah Conklin '19, a convergent media major and journalism minor from Westerville, Ohio, was named the winner of Bluffton University's annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest held April 3.


Athletic awards forum

Athletic awards forum

Bluffton University will recognize its top student-athletes at the annual Athletics Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Yoder Recital Hall.


State Representative Riordan McClain '06

Commencement speaker

State Representative Riordan McClain, a 2006 Bluffton University graduate, will address the 2019 graduating class during the May 5 Commencement ceremony.


Senior recital

Senior recital

Meghan Gibson, a music major with a concentration in performance studies, will present her Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Yoder Recital Hall.


Martin senior recital

Martin senior recital

Eddie Martin, a music education major with a concentration in performance studies, will present his Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Yoder Recital Hall.


Alumni forum

Nowlin, a 1991 graduate, presented the Alumni Forum "The Light Still Shines Bright Off the Field: Success in Leadership and Life" to a packed Stuzman Lecture Hall.


Keeney Peace Lecture

During Bluffton University's annual Keeney Peace Lecture, John Sharp shared "Changing the World One Life at a Time: The MJ Sharp Story."


Riley Creek Festival

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Sommer Center.


Performances at Bluffton

Prepare to dance along in your seat during Bluffton University's Jazz Ensemble and Gospel Choir concert.


Civic Engagement Day Forum

Marathana Prothro will present Bluffton's annual Civic Engagement Day Forum titled, "Using Ancient Wisdom to Stop Destructive Communication in its Tracks: Reining in Gottman's Horsemen."


Colloquium on drones

Andreas Baumgartner, associate professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium, "'FPV Drones - Thrills of building, racing and mountain surfing."


Jena O'Brien Colloquium

Bluffton University senior Jena O'Brien will present "Crisis Communication in Higher Education: A Rhetorical Analysis of Larry Nassar and Michigan State."


Piano recital

Bluffton University will host pianist Sun Min Kim during the Pearl Bogart Mann Memorial Piano Recital on April 11.


SLW feature

Bluffton University's upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature Matthew Vohwinkel, director of student ministries at Harbour Shores Church.


Peace oratorical contest

Peace oratorical contest

Bluffton University will hold its annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest at 6:30 p.m. on April 3 in Yoder Recital Hall.


Women's conference

"Mentorship: A Relationship for Life," is the theme of this year's "Women Enriching Women" conference organized by the Bluffton University Women's Council.


Concert

A concert featuring Bluffton University's Camerata Singers and a Masterworks performance by University Chorale and the Bluffton Choral Society will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 31.


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