Bluffton University news

Scholarships approved

New endowed scholarships established in memory of former history faculty member John D. Unruh Jr. and Rose M. White were approved by the Board of Trustees.

Pastor and author Melissa Florer-Bixler started a conversation about how current models of conflict are failing.

Cancel Culture failure

Melissa Florer-Bixler addressed what she described as some of the most pressing concerns for society today: third way politics, cancel culture and polarization during the Keeney Peace Lecture.

We Remember

We Remember

On the 15th anniversary of the Bluffton University baseball team's bus accident, more than 100 members of the Bluffton University community gathered to remember and reflect on the events of March 2, 2007, and the lives lost in Atlanta, Ga.

Zach Hammon named Bluffton University's head women's soccer coach

Women's soccer coach hired

Bluffton University has named Zach Hammon as its next head women's soccer coach.

Art by Bluffton seniors will be showcased through March 20.

Senior show

Senior artists and graphic designers Leslie Diaz, Olivia Hattery and Shelby Herrmann are showcasing their most prominent work in their group art exhibit "In Third Person."

Tickets are now available for the Bluffton spring play, Agatha Christie's

Spring play cast

Lead roles for the Bluffton Theatre presentation of "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie will be performed by Abbigail Bush, Hunter McCafferty and Adam Shanaman. Performances are set for March 24-27.

Randy '73 and Debbie Gade

Stadium lights

Stadium lights will be installed at Alumni Field in summer 2022. A 1973 Bluffton alumnus and his wife, Randy and Debbie Gade, made a $300,000 gift to fund this addition.

Three Bluffton elementary education majors student taught in Chicago last fall semester.

Cross-Cultural Forum

During the spring Cross-Cultural Forum, students shared about their experiences in Chicago, Nashville, England and Guatemala. The students took part in semester-long opportunities in the summer and fall of 2021.

Concert Band

Winter concert

Bluffton University's Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Roy Couch, will present the Winter Instrumental Concert on Sunday, Feb. 27.

out of the blue exhibition in Bluffton's Grace Albrecht Gallery.

Closing reception

Melissa Vogley Woods, creator of the "out of the blue" exhibit currently displayed in Sauder Visual Arts Center, will be the guest at a closing reception on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Bread

Winter sales open

Bluffton Bread Company is accepting online orders of winter flavors through March 31. New flavors Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Birthday bread join favorites Asiago Cheddar and Triple Chocolate bread.

IT collaboration

IT collaboration

A collaboration between Bluffton University, Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College is strengthening the three Mennonite institutions' ties and improving their respective IT departments.

State Representative Susan Manchester spoke at the annual Presidential Leadership Forum.

Standing on principles

"The investments people make in you and the investments you make in other people transcend a lifetime," said Susan Manchester, State Representative for Ohio's 84th House District.

Join the choir

Join the choir

Join the chorus for the Masterworks Concert to be performed April 10. Rehearsals begin Feb. 1 for anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults.

Donning in the suit for 2021-22: Kelly Armentrout, Adam Shanaman, Rona Stafa and Evan Burden, and a Beaver to be named at a later date.

And J. Denny is...

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver took center stage Saturday when the identities of the students portraying Bluffton's mascots were revealed. Thank you Kelly, Adam, Rona and Evan!

Steve Bushre, Bluffton head men's soccer coach

Men's soccer coach

Steve Bushre will begin duties as Bluffton's head men's soccer coach on Feb. 1. He most recently as served an assistant coach at Indiana University East.

Nursing classroom under tutelage of Dr. Sherri Winegardner.

$2 million estate gift

Nursing students will benefit from a new scholarship funded by an estate gift from the trust of Hazel Robinson.

Madison Brunswick will receive a full-tuition and paid graduate assistantship as the 10th Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship recipient.

Beaver-Falcon award

Madison Brunswick, a senior from St. Henry, Ohio, is Bluffton's 10th recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University's Master of Accountancy program.

Head Football Coach Matthew Nardo

Nardo named head football coach

Bluffton University has named Matthew Nardo as its next head football coach.

Bluffton Bread Company Holiday Sales

Bluffton Bread Company Holiday Sales

Bluffton Bread Company online sales are open for the holidays!

Soloists for Messiah Performance

Soloists for Messiah Performance

Bluffton's music department has announced the soloists for its 126th performance of Handel's "Messiah".

Otherworldland Art Show

There will be a closing reception for artist Justin Henry Miller on Dec. 5. in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Sauder Visual Arts Center.

A past Messiah Performance.

Performance of Messiah

Bluffton University will present its 126th performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 12.

Holiday Collage Concert

Holiday Collage Concert

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert. Enjoy the sounds of the season to celebrate Christmas.

Nutrition and dietetics major Haley Gill

Haley Gill

Haley Gill '23, a nutrition and dietetics major, knew she needed to make the most of her summer when she received the Bluffton Summer Discovery Grant.

Bluffton Bread Company Thanksgiving Sales

Bluffton Bread Company Thanksgiving Sales

The Bluffton Bread Company is ready for Thanksgiving festivities with two flavors perfect to gift or share at the holiday table.

"Failure: A Love Story" to be Staged

Performances of "Failure: A Love Story" will take place Nov. 4-7 in College Hall's Ramseyer Auditorium.

Set in the 1920s in a Chicago clock shop, Bluffton's fall theatre production features seven student actors, inanimate objects brought to life and a unique set design.

Humor and Drama

Bluffton's fall theatre production features seven student actors and puppets designed, voiced and manipulated by students. "This play is really giving our theatre assistants the opportunity to shine."

Dr. Jonathan Andreas

Meaning of Life

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, professor of economics, will discuss how striving for monetary rewards alone is not fulfilling in his Friday Colloquium presentation on Nov. 5.

Chocolate Peppermint and Sweet Potato Maple Praline will be featured holiday flavors.

Cash and carry

The first opportunity to buy Bluffton Bread Company holiday flavors will be Saturday, Oct. 30 during a Christmas open house at Country View Barn, Lima.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-6, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Ramseyer Auditorium.

Failure: A Love Story

A magical, tender fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures will be presented by Bluffton University Theatre Nov. 4-7.

Peace Wall and Moon Gate at The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center

Teach peace: 35 years

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center will host an open house to celebrate 35 years of promoting peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolence on Friday, Oct. 22

2021 Bluffton University Board of Trustees

Board member welcomed

The Board of Trustees welcomed Azra Nakicevic, a 1998 Bluffton business administration graduate, as its newest member during the fall meeting. She is a tax partner at GBQ Partners in Columbus, Ohio.

President Jane Wood picks up her meal at the 2020 Harvest Dinner.

Homemade meal to go

Prepared and served by the Bluffton University Nutrition Association, the annual Harvest Dinner returns as a drive-thru, prepaid event benefiting local charities.

All cross cultural experiences include a service component. Students in the San Antonio/South Texas experience volunteered with the San Antonio Human Rights Center.

Eyes opened

Students share stories of challenges, beauty and culture following cross cultural experiences to Kentucky/Appalachia, San Antonio/South Texas, the U.S. Southwest/Hopi, Navajo and Zuni people, and Guatemala.