News and events


Check here for news on what is happening on campus, from fine arts to academic presentations. Many events on the Bluffton campus are free and open to the public; check news service stories for details.

Coming events

Thu Sep 21 Music faculty recital, 7:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall More.
Fri Sep 22 "'Silver-tongued Bastards' and 'Used-Car Salesmen': Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment," Friday Colloquium presentation by Dr. Matthew Friesen, assistant professor of sociology, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall More
Tue Sep 26 Cross Cultural Forum: Students report on their spring 2017 cross-cultural experiences, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More.
Tue Sep 26 Cross Cultural Forum: Students report on their spring 2017 cross-cultural experiences, 7 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall More.
Sun Oct 1 "Mirror of the Martyrs," exhibit opens, displayed through Nov. 5, Albricht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center More.
Sun Oct 1 "I Have Not Forsaken the Word of God: Jacques d'Auchy's Confessional Struggle," Mirror of the Martyrs Readers Theatre, 4 p.m., Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall More.
Tue Oct 3 "Telling True Stories in the Era of 'Fake News'" by Marisa Gerber, reporter for the Los Angeles Times, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More.
Tue Oct 3 "The Summer I Became a Duck Mom" First Tuesday in the Library presentation by junior Sarah Oliver, 11 a.m., Musselman Library Reading Room More.
Sat Oct 7 Homecoming More.
Sat Oct 7 Reception, "Mirror of the Martyrs," 10 a.m.-noon, Albricht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center More.
Sun Oct 8 Fall Instrumental Concert, 2:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Sun Oct 8 "What Suffering Martyrs Teach Us about Christian Mission: Lessons from the Passau Songs of the Ausbund," Mirror of the Martyrs presentation by Gerald J. Mast, 4 p.m., Marbeck Center Kreider Room More

News from Bluffton

Students broaden horizons during semester off campus
For several Bluffton University students, fall semester 2012 included exposure to different cultures, internship opportunities and visits to historical sites.  More Info...
Library welcomes former professor’s photographs
An exhibit of Dr. Mary Ann Sullivan's photographs of library architecture is joining the permanent collection in Bluffton’s Musselman Library, which will mark the donation with a reception with Sullivan from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.  More Info...
Talk to address ethics, integrity in social media age
Danielle Smith, executive director of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), will discuss opportunities to use social media positively—and pitfalls to avoid—in the annual Smucker Lecture at Bluffton University.  More Info...
Five Bluffton students in statewide honors band
Five members of the Bluffton University Concert Band were part of the honors concert band that performed last month at the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honors Festival.  More Info...
Alumnus to deliver leadership lecture
Murli Buluswar, chief science officer for Chartis Insurance in New York City, will return to his alma mater Tuesday, Feb. 5, to deliver Bluffton University’s annual Presidential Leadership Lecture in Founders Hall.  More Info...
Abstract painting exhibit to open Feb. 4
Abstract paintings by Austin Cartwright will be on exhibit beginning Monday, Feb. 4, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.  More Info...
Film festival set in Bluffton
Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, an educational program for retirees, will host its second annual film festival, featuring "Families in Foreign Films," from March 5-8.  More Info...
Bluffton senior’s recital to feature his music
Saxophonist Scott Troyer will present his Bluffton University senior recital—including two of his compositions—at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Yoder Recital Hall.  More Info...