We’re embarking on a campaign that will give our students access to the best facilities, the latest technology and the means to explore deeper. With the combination of these new resources and the focus of our students, we can propel our university forward in fields like math, health science, education and more.
But We Need You
Because innovation is nothing without the people who invest and bring it to life.
$14.6 Million of $26 Million goal
Move Bluffton Forward
A Place that Inspires...
The Austin E. Knowlton Science Center will provide a place for Bluffton students to be inspired in a state-of-the-art facility designed for experiential learning.
Innovation grants will support cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as student and faculty research opportunities.
PEOPLE who make Bluffton special
Emma Eickholt '18
Emma Eickholt '18, a psychology major from Ottoville, Ohio, spent the summer volunteering at Lima Memorial Health System to learn more about careers in speech-language pathology. "With this experience I got to see the good and the bad of a career in speech-language pathology. I got to see the hard parts along with the happy parts, and I took away the importance of speech pathology and the positive impact it can have on people's lives."Read More
Jason Summers '19
Jason Summers, an accounting and business administration double major, has spent the last two semesters as well as the summer learning outside of a traditional classroom setting of Bluffton. The junior from Vanlue, Ohio, has been gaining knowledge in his field by taking part in three successive internships.Read More
Kala Jilani-Pritchett '18
Kala Jilani-Pritchett '18, a psychology major from Dayton, Ohio, took part in an experience this summer that offered insight into her future. Jilani-Pritchett, alongside other college students from across the country, spent a month at Harvard Medical School exploring the areas of neuroscience and neuropsychology, sciences involving the study of the brain.Read More
Katelyn Amstutz '19
Katelyn Amstutz, a junior biology major from Dalton, Ohio, spent several weeks this summer analyzing viruses found on Ohio poultry farms and the vaccines that prevent them. The experience was part of a research internship at the Ohio Agriculture and Research Development Center (OARDC), the agricultural research branch of The Ohio State University.Read More
Moyer Nature Center
The 1,800 square foot Moyer Nature Center is scheduled for completion later this fall in the Bluffton University Nature Preserve. "This project will provide a very useful multi-purpose building for environmental science education."Read More
Simply Innovate: The Campaign for Bluffton University
As introduced via a video produced by senior Kevin Every, the Knowlton Science Center will be the cornerstone of the Simply Innovate fundraising campaignRead More
A $1 million dollar gift from Greg and Donna Wannemacher was announced during the launch of Simply Innovate, the Campaign for Bluffton University. Greg Wannemacher and Dave Baumgartner are co-chairs of the Simply Innovate campaign.Read More