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

Tue Oct 24 "Toleration in the Reformation: Historical Reflections for Today," Forum presentation by Dr. C. Arnold Snyder, professor emeritus of history, University of Waterloo, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Tue Oct 24 Alumni Forum, "God, Ego and Corporate America," by Bethny Brown '06, vice-president for human resources, Scotts Miracle-Gro, 11 a.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall More
Fri Oct 27 "Exploring Creativity through Equations, Words and Sawdust," Friday Colloquium presentation by Dr. Darryl Nester, professor of mathematics, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall More
Sun Oct 29 "History Dramatic and Useful: The 1748 Ephrata Martyrs Mirror," Mirror of the Martyrs presentation by Carrie Phillips, 4 p.m., Marbeck Center Kreider Room More
Tue Oct 31 "Bearing Witness: Mary as Our Guide," Spiritual Life Week Forum by Isaac Samuel Villegas, pastor, Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More
Thu Nov 2 "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, curtain time 7:30 p.m., Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall. More. Purchase tickets online.
Thu Nov 2 Author program for J. Denny Weaver editor of "Education with the Grain of the Universe: A Peaceable Vision for the Future of Mennonite Schools, Colleges, and Universities," 4 p.m., Musselman Library Reading Room. Chapter authors: Faculty: Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Gerald Mast, Zachary Walton, Angie Montel, J. D. Weaver; alumnus: Hannah (Kehr '07) Heinzekehr; former faculty Laura Brenneman, Rebecca Janzen and Rudi Kauffman
Fri Nov 3 "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, curtain time 7:30 p.m., Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall. Purchase tickets online.
Fri Nov 3 "The Nonviolent Word of God: How Anabaptists Live in the Bible," Friday Colloquium panel presentation by Dr. Gerald J. Mast, Dr. Walt Paquin, Dr. J. Denny Weaver and Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall More
Sat Nov 4 "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, curtain time 7:30 p.m., Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall. Purchase tickets online.

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...