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Kourtney Kretschmar, a sophomore nursing major from Greenville, Ohio, views a diagram designed by Dr. Will Krost, emergency department physician at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, depicting how the COVID-19 works. Students recently spoke with Krost and two Italian nurses via Zoom videoconferencing technology.

Global health class

Nursing students learn from professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, nurses from Italy and a doctor from Toledo.


Keane Arron gets help with homework from his Bluffton Study Buddy.

That's how we innovate

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, recipient of the Beaver-Falcome MAcc scholarship

Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship

Kirk Kauder from Curtice, Ohio, is Bluffton's eighth recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University's Master of Accountancy program.


School children connect with Bluffton education majors

Bluffton Study Buddies

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.


Deserving happiness

Deserving happiness

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."


Social Work faculty in 1994

Social work program celebrated

Alumni and faculty will share stories during the Forum presentation on March 17 to honor the 75th anniversary of the Bluffton social work program.


pictured L to R: Olivia Tennefoss, Marathana Prothro, Kai Smith, Nicole Centofanti, Dave Woodward and

The Witmarsum wins

"The Witmarsum," Bluffton University's student-driven media organization, earned three awards during the 2020 Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition.


pictured L to R: Brandi (Dominique ’14) Clark, Sarah Dhondt ’16, and Jeremy Amstutz ’15

Tips shared

Three young Bluffton alumni in corporate positions returned to campus with guidance for current students.


Seeking nominations

Seeking nominations

The Bluffton University Alumni Association is seeking Alumni Award nominations for the Lifetime Service Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.


Jarod Siekman, Takayla Gaberry, Robert Ruppert, Cara Hamilton, Sara Kisseberth and Grace Zachrich (L to R)

Beaver reveal 2020

Perhaps one of the most tightly guarded secrets at Bluffton University is the identities of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver.


Tour of Europe Sept. 26-Oct. 7, 2020

2020 tour of Europe

Bluffton University President Jane Wood and Dr. Gerald Mast, professor of communication, will host a tour of Europe Sept. 26-Oct. 7, 2020.


Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University

A Life in Story

Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University shared "A Life in Story: The Construction of Personal Narrative" during her Jan. 31 Colloquium presentation.


Bluffton Bread Company Triple Chocolate Bread

Valentine's Bread

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.


Dr. LaShonda Gurley speaks

Seeds of change

During Bluffton University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Forum, Dr. LaShonda Gurley issued a challenge: "Be the seeds, shift the culture, walk the talk."


Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

Bluffton University's junior nutrition students will host the 2020 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 12 to April 15 on the first floor of Berky Hall.


Future teachers invited

Future teachers invited

High school students are invited to learn more about Bluffton University's Educator Preparation Program, the demands and rewards of teaching, and more.


Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health

Relationships are key

Relationships, mentorship, education and focus are keys to leadership and professional development says Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health.


Bluffton University’s Musselman Library will host its seventh annual Celebrate the Library Week, Feb. 4-6.

Celebrate the Library

Bluffton University's Musselman Library will host its seventh annual Celebrate the Library Week, Feb. 4-6 with the tag line: "Celebrating Student Research and Creativity."


Arthur Woodruff has been appointed as Bluffton University's vice president for fiscal affairs. Woodruff, who is originally from the Lima area, started his role at Bluffton on Jan. 2.

VP for fiscal affairs

Arthur Woodruff has been appointed as Bluffton University's vice president for fiscal affairs. Woodruff, who is originally from the Lima area, started his role at Bluffton on Jan. 2.


Hall of Fame

Three exceptional Bluffton alumni will be honored during the 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Sarah (Betts '06) vonSeggern, Jerry Burrey '65 and Ed Diller '69.


Alpha small group discussions

Alpha

Video and discussion groups provide a fresh way for students to come together for no-pressure conversations about faith, life and God.


Callings, vision, future

Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, spoke to students about finding their calling and shared his vision for the future of Mennonite Church USA.


Benjamin Bunsold, Hanna Lee, Robert Kerr and Ryu-Kyung Kim (L to R)

"Messiah" soloists

Bluffton University's music department has announced the soloists for its 124th performance of Handel's "Messiah," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Yoder Recital Hall.


James Grandey, head baseball coach at Bluffton University

Vs. Cancer Ambassador

Baseball Coach James Grandey is a member of the inaugural class of Vs. Cancer Ambassadors. His teams have raised more than $50,000 to support childhood brain tumor research.


Melissa Florer-Bixler

Colossians explored

Pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler served as a guide for the Bluffton University community as they explored the theme "Jesus: More than a Feeling" during Bluffton University's semiannual Spiritual Life Week.


Jenna Liechty Martin '07

Joy of 'entanglement'

For 2007 graduate Jenna Liechty Martin, living a life of wholeness and joy is only possible in community, a community not just comprised of people.


Dr. Alex Sider, professor of religion

Friday Colloquium

Dr. Alex Sider will present "The Myth of Redemptive Violence" during Colloquium, Friday, Dec. 6, in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.


Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival

The Bluffton University music department will present the annual Christmas Festival Forum on Dec. 3 in Yoder Recital Hall.


Pumpkin Bread

Shop Small Saturday

The Bluffton Bread Company will sell a limited quantity of freshly-baked loaves Saturday, Nov. 30, at Roots by Strattons, 111 S. Main Street, Bluffton.


124th performance

124th performance

Bluffton University will present its 124th performance of Handel's "Messiah" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Yoder Recital Hall. While tickets are free, seats must be reserved at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at Marbeck Center.


Bluffton University is hosting a pottery competition on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Competing with pottery

The Bluffton University ceramics class is hosting a pottery competition for interested high school students on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event is for students both advanced and novice.


Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA

Navigating today's culture

Glen Guyton, executive director, Mennonite Church USA, will provide the Forum presentation, "Living Well. Living My IDEAL Life," on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Yoder Recital Hall.


Bluffton University’s Campus Welcome Center

Houshower Christmas

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather at Bluffton University's Campus Welcome Center for the second annual "Christmas at the Houshower House."


Join us on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

#GivingTuesday

Join us on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, and take a journey of discovery alongside our students by supporting the Bluffton Blueprint. Help us meet our goal to support the education of Bluffton's students.


Bluffton University holiday concert

Collage Concert

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in Yoder Recital Hall including a Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and University Chorale and Camerata Singers.


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