Bluffton University news
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.
Isaac Zickafoose, football, and Erin Weisgarber, volleyball, were named Bluffton's outstanding senior male and female athlete of 2019.
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.
Bluffton University will present "Guys and Dolls," for the May Day musical from May 3-4.
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.
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.
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, a 2006 Bluffton University graduate, will address the 2019 graduating class during the May 5 Commencement ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
During Bluffton University's annual Keeney Peace Lecture, John Sharp shared "Changing the World One Life at a Time: The MJ Sharp Story."
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.
Prepare to dance along in your seat during Bluffton University's Jazz Ensemble and Gospel Choir concert.
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."
Andreas Baumgartner, associate professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium, "'FPV Drones - Thrills of building, racing and mountain surfing."
Bluffton University senior Jena O'Brien will present "Crisis Communication in Higher Education: A Rhetorical Analysis of Larry Nassar and Michigan State."
Bluffton University will host pianist Sun Min Kim during the Pearl Bogart Mann Memorial Piano Recital on April 11.
Bluffton University's upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature Matthew Vohwinkel, director of student ministries at Harbour Shores Church.
Bluffton University will hold its annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest at 6:30 p.m. on April 3 in Yoder Recital Hall.
"Mentorship: A Relationship for Life," is the theme of this year's "Women Enriching Women" conference organized by the Bluffton University Women's Council.
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.
To prepare professionals to excel in today's high-demand workforce, Bluffton is now offering an accelerated 12-month Leadership Master of Business Administration, in addition to its 24-month program.
Emily Buckell, assistant professor of Spanish at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium, "Cuba - Cuban, Caribbean or Latin?"
The Bluffton University art department will present the 52nd Juried Student Exhibition. It will showcase work created this academic year by students in university art classes or supervised independent studies.
Author Hanif Abdurraqib spent the day inspiring students at Bluffton University.
Sixteen future teachers recently took part in a unique training for hands-on science education, including a hands-on field investigation of plants and wildlife outside the new Moyer Nature Center.
The story of four young men from a Hutterite colony in South Dakota, conscientious objectors during World War I who were imprisoned at Alcatraz, will be shared on March 31.
On March 26, Bluffton University Athletics Hall of Fame member C. Andrew Nowlin '91 will share how he continues to utilize the leadership skills developed through participation in team sports.
Senior artists and graphic designers from Bluffton will showcase their most prominent work in their combined exhibit titled "6:1 Six Artists, One Show."
John E. Sharp will present "Changing the World One Life at a Time: The MJ Sharp Story" on March 26. Sharp will reflect on the life of his son who died as a peacebuilder.
John Paul Klassen '71, grandson of John Peter Klassen, will explore the commitment to peace reflected in his grandfather's life and art on Sunday, March 24.
Through artwork, letters and scrapbooks, Archivist Carrie Phillips is sharing Bluffton's unique history during and after World War I. The exhibit "Of Bronze and Bravery" is on display in Musselman Library.
Marie Osborne, anchor and reporter for WJR Radio in Detroit, will share "Telling Difficult Stories: Reporting on Sexual Violence," on March 19, during the annual Women's Studies Forum.
Melissa Friesen presented a piece of theatre during Friday Colloquium, inviting attendees to participate as actors and provide feedback. The intent of community-based theatre is to engage and spark change.