Bluffton University news

Community building and appreciation for cultural beauty were recurring themes as students shared about their 2018 May-term experience. Nearly 90 Bluffton students participated in a cross-cultural experience last spring.

Cross-cultural forum

Bluffton University students who participated in short-term cross-cultural experiences last spring will speak during campus Forums on Tuesday, Sept. 25.


First Tuesday Forum

First Tuesday Forum

Senior Becky Boban will report on her summer Discovery Grant experiences during an 11 a.m. Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 2.


Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

Exceptional Bluffton University alumni will be honored this year during two events on Homecoming, Oct. 13.


Becky Boban '19, an art and writing major, was the recipient of a Summer Discovery Grant, which allowed her to attend a writing workshop and devote her summer break to the written word.

Summer Discovery Grant

Becky Boban '19, an art and writing major, was the recipient of a Summer Discovery Grant, which allowed her to attend a writing workshop and devote her summer break to the written word.


Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13 and 14. A full slate of activities are planned on campus surrounding the big game against Manchester University.

Homecoming 2018

Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13 and 14. A full slate of activities are planned on campus surrounding the big game against Manchester University.


Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest

National recognition

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest "regional colleges" by the "U.S. News & World Report" rankings released today.


14th amendment debate

14th amendment debate

Dr. Jonathan Andreas and Dr. Perry Bush will debate for and against the repeal of the 14th amendment during Bluffton's annual Constitution Day Forum. The forum is on Tuesday, Sept. 18.


Religious literature discussion

Religious literature discussion

Dr. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes will present the Colloquium, "Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery," at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.


New faculty/staff

New faculty/staff

A new president, two faculty members and 26 staff members or graduate assistants joined the Bluffton community this academic year.


Economics Colloquium

Economics Colloquium

Dr. Cynthia Bandish, English and language department chair, will present the Colloquium, "Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman's Novels."


Bluffton University is one of 147 educator preparation programs approved under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.

CAEP accreditation

Bluffton University is one of 147 educator preparation programs approved under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.


Bluffton is moving its Welcome Center. The Houshower House, a beautiful cottage with a rich campus history, now serves as the first point of contact for campus visitors.

Welcome Center

Bluffton is moving its Welcome Center. The Houshower House, a beautiful cottage with a rich campus history, now serves as the first point of contact for campus visitors.


In an era when people with opposing viewpoints often retreat when conflicts arise, author Jonas Beiler urged first-year students to instead talk, listen to others and share a meal.

Tough conversations

Author and counselor Jonas Beiler urged first-year students at Bluffton University to talk, listen to others, and share a meal.


Grace Albrecht Gallery will host

John Sousa exhibit

Grace Albrecht Gallery will host "Reconstruction" by John Sousa. The series features computer-compiled photographic images printed with UV-cured inks over a textured surface of paint and collage fragments.


Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Jonas Beiler will be the featured speaker as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2022 during its annual Opening Convocation.


Easier to apply

Students applying to Bluffton University now have the ability to do so through The Common Application, an online college application platform that makes it easier for students in the United States and around the world to apply.


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Bluffton University Board of Trustees recently recognized three outgoing board members while welcoming three new members.


Changes on the Board

Changes on the Board

The Board of Trustees recognized three outgoing board members, welcomed two new members and approved a newly endowed scholarship during the trustees' spring meeting in June.


Grant funds new course

Grant funds new course

A $25,000 grant will help Bluffton University implement a new, high-impact learning experience for sophomore students.


Seeking public comment

Bluffton University is seeking comments from the public about Bluffton in preparation for an accreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Martyrs Mirror

Martyrs Mirror

Archivist Carrie Phillips stores seven copies of the 1748 edition of the Ephrata “Martyrs Mirror” in boxes specially designed to keep them preserved.


Collquium

Collquium

Dr. George Lehman, Howard Raid professor of business, will discuss “Cuba, Paraguay, China, Berne, Etc.: A Brief Tour through the Raid Chair lectures."


Cabaret for a Cause

Cabaret for a Cause

Bluffton University recently held its ninth annual Cabaret for a Cause. The semi-formal event for undergraduates features student performances of songs from a wide genre of musical styles.


Spring Fling Concert

Spring Fling Concert

Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers, University Chorale, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of lighter tunes during the Spring Fling concert.


MLK Jr. Forum

To a standing-room-only-crowd in Yoder Recital Hall, Rev. Daniel Hughes made a statement that nearly everyone has felt at some point in their life. “We can be extremely lonely in a place that is packed full of people.”


Thursdays at Yoder

Thursdays at Yoder

On the day following Valentine’s Day, spend an elegant evening in the company of loved ones and friends during “Love is in the Air.”


Colloquium

Colloquium

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, associate professor of economics at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, "Replacing GDP with Median Expected Lifetime Income."


Andrew Renner '20

Andrew Renner '20

For Andrew Renner, a math major with an adolescent/young adult education licensure, the saying like father like son applies to his college experience. The sophomore basketball player from Cairo, Ohio, shares not only an alma mater and future career path with his father but also a coach. In his 29th season at Bluffton University, Guy Neal has coached both Andrew and his father, Christopher Renner '94.





Friday Colloquium

Friday Colloquium

Dr. Gerald Mast, professor of communication, will present the Colloquium, "The Regulation of Internet Communication in Conservative Mennonite Conferences and Fellowships."


Holiday Collage Concert

Holiday Collage Concert

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 in Yoder Recital Hall.


Jazz Ensemble and Gospel Choir

Jazz Ensemble and Gospel Choir

Prepare to dance along in your seat during Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble concert on April 7.


Moyer Nature Center

Moyer Nature Center

A new 1,800 square foot Moyer Nature Center has been funded and is scheduled for completion later this fall within the Bluffton University Nature Preserve, Bluffton’s president, Dr. James M. Harder, announced today.


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