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 Dec 14 Fall semester exams
Wed Jan 10 Spring semester begins
Wed Jan 10 Exhibit opens, "Unconfirmed" by John Dickinson: 2D and 3-D mix, displayed through Jan. 26, Albricht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center.
Mon Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. day, no classes
Tue Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum, "JUST LOVE - Justice and Love Ignites Faith in the Beloved Community" by the Rev. Daniel Hughes, Price Hill campus pastor, Shiloh United Methodist Church, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Fri Jan 19 "Replacing GPD with Median Expected Lifetime Income (MELI)," Friday Colloquium presentation by associate professor of economics Dr. Jonathan Andreas, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sun Jan 21 Opening reception for exhibit by John Dickinson: Unconfirmed, 2D and 3-D mix, 1-3 p.m., Albricht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center. Exhibit closes Jan. 26.
Tue Jan 23 Forum presentation, "In Praise of Being Different: Nonconformity, Integrity, and Being Christian" by Dr. Malinda Berry, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall

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...