Bluffton University news
Alumni Master's Degree Grant
All alumni who earned their undergraduate degree at Bluffton are eligible for a 20 percent tuition discount on Bluffton master's degree programs.
ACT not required
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.
Athletes of the year
Andrew Renner, men's basketball, and Alexis Cash, cross country/track and field, received the 2020 Bluffton senior Athlete of the Year awards.
New science major
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.
Zoom at Noon
Adult and graduate program directors will introduced their programs in 30-minute webinars, April 20-24, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Witmarsum wins
"The Witmarsum," Bluffton University's student-driven media organization, earned three awards during the 2020 Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition.
Three young Bluffton alumni in corporate positions returned to campus with guidance for current students.
The Bluffton University Alumni Association is seeking Alumni Award nominations for the Lifetime Service Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Beaver reveal 2020
Perhaps one of the most tightly guarded secrets at Bluffton University is the identities of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
High school students are invited to learn more about Bluffton University's Educator Preparation Program, the demands and rewards of teaching, and more.
Relationships are key
Relationships, mentorship, education and focus are keys to leadership and professional development says Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will present "The Myth of Redemptive Violence" during Colloquium, Friday, Dec. 6, in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.
The Bluffton University music department will present the annual Christmas Festival Forum on Dec. 3 in Yoder Recital Hall.