Bluffton University news

Tryouts for the 2019-20 cheer/STUNT team will be April 6.

Competitive cheer/STUNT

During its inaugural year, Bluffton’s new cheer/STUNT team will compete as a club sport against other NCAA DII and DIII schools from the Midwest and in NCAA STUNT competitions.


Musselman Library

Celebrating student research

The annual Celebrate the Library Week, a time to "Celebrating Student Research and Creativity," is set for Feb. 5-7. Activities include First Tuesday Forum, a health and wellness expo and research fair.


Dr. Martina Cucchiara

Catholic Girls in Nazi Germany

Dr. Martina Cucchiara, associate professor of history, will present the Colloquium, "We Want to Become Saviors and Helpers of our Fatherland: Catholic Girls in Nazi Germany," on Feb. 8.


Sana Musasama, an award-winning ceramics artist, will describe the relationship between her sculptures and the challenging human stories encountered in her global travels during Forum.

Time the Unspeakable

Sana Musasama, an award-winning ceramics artist, will describe the relationship between her sculptures and the challenging human stories encountered in her global travels during Forum on Feb. 5.


Jarod Siekman

Student research

Jarod Siekman '20 will present the Forum, "Mayan Mathematics and Different Numeration Systems," Feb. 5 in Musselman Library.


Dr. Lamar Nisly, vice president and dean of academic affairs

VP named

Dr. Lamar Nisly has been appointed as vice president and dean of academic affairs. Nisly has served as the interim vice president and dean of academic affairs since June 2017.


WCSC Forum

WCSC Forum

Three Bluffton University students, who spent the fall semester in Washington, D.C., will report on their experiences during Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 29.


MLK Forum

MLK Forum

Nate Fields '71, senior organizational development consultant at Development Source International in Alexandria, Va., will present, "Reflections on Community Service and Servant Leadership: Then and Now," on Jan. 22.


J. Denny and Jenny with Dr. Jane Wood

Mascot reveal

On Jan. 19, between the women's and men's games against Transylvania University, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits.


Unspeakable, by Sana Musasama

Art and Activism

Ceramic mixed-media pieces created by Sana Musasama, that pose an inquiry into the nature of violence and healing, will be displayed in Sauder Visual Arts Center through Feb. 22.


Spiritual writer Christiana Peterson

Student Life Forum

Blogger and author Christiana Peterson will present "Searching for Koinonia: In Community with Mystics and Misfits," on Jan. 15.


Jim Fultz, Assistant professor of art

Jim Fultz Colloquium

Jim Fultz, assistant professor of art, will share the story behind a public sculpture developed with funding from a BURC summer grant at 4 p.m. Jan. 11.


Soloist Announcement

Soloist Announcement

Soloists for Bluffton's 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” will be Crystal Sellers Battle, soprano; Katherine Rohrer, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Nelson, tenor; and Jonathan Beyer, baritone.


Faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at Bluffton’s Campus Welcome Center for “Christmas at the Houshower House.”

Christmas

Faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at Bluffton’s Campus Welcome Center for “Christmas at the Houshower House.”


Author, CEO and former practicing psychologist, Dr. Nate Regier brought a message of compassionate accountability during the Nov. 27 Forum “Conflict Without Casualties.”

"Conflict Without Casualties"

Author, CEO and former practicing psychologist, Dr. Nate Regier brought a message of compassionate accountability during the Nov. 27 Forum “Conflict Without Casualties.”


Yuletide Greetings

Yuletide Greetings

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert Sunday, Dec. 2, followed by a new Christmas tradition at the Houshower House.


"Christmas Festival" Forum

The music department will present “Christmas Festival” during Forum on Dec. 4.


Reaching Out

Reaching Out

The family of Alex McClelland will share “Reaching Out: A Young Man’s Story of Faith, Courage and Commitment” on Wednesday, Dec. 5 .


"Messiah"

Bluffton University will present its 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah” Sunday, Dec. 9. While tickets are free, they must be reserved online or at Marbeck Center.


Alumna Kerry Pinion, a manager for recruiting services for Automatic Data Processing, returned to Bluffton to share some advice to students for their next step in life— joining the full-time workforce.

Kerry Pinion Forum

Alumna Kerry Pinion, a manager for recruiting services for Automatic Data Processing, returned to Bluffton to share some advice to students for their next step in life— joining the full-time workforce.


Arizona cross cultural experience

Cross Cultural Forum

Community building and appreciation for cultural beauty were a few of the recurring themes Bluffton University students shared about their May-term cross cultural experiences during the annual cross-cultural Forum.


What started as a spaghetti dinner fundraiser organized by Bluffton University nutrition and dietetics students 16 years ago has evolved into a farm-to-table feast featuring local produce and homemade fare.

Harvest Dinner

What started out as a spaghetti dinner fundraiser organized by Bluffton University nutrition and dietetics students 16 years ago has this year evolved into a farm-to-table feast featuring local produce and homemade fare.


Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Come together on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, for Bluffton Day of Giving and empower Bluffton University students to make a difference in the world.


Exploring capitalism

Exploring capitalism

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, Howard Raid professor of business, will present “The Just Deserts of Capitalism and the Giant Turnip."


Conflict Forum

Conflict Forum

Dr. Nate Regier will present “Conflict Without Casualties: Compassionate Accountability and the Art of Struggling With” for Forum on Nov. 27.


Alumni Forum

Kerry Pinion will speak during a Bluffton University Alumni Forum. The title of her presentation is “Beginning with the End in Mind: Preparing to Join the Workforce.”


Dr. Jane Wood announces lead corporate gift for Nutrition and Dietetics Lab

Knowlton Science Center

Sodexo has made a lead corporate contribution to sponsor the state-of-the-art Nutrition and Dietetics Lab in the new Austin E. Knowlton Science Center.


Beyond the game

Beyond the game

Brandon Simmons was scheduled to speak during a Bluffton University Forum. This Forum was cancelled.


Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner

The Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) will hold its annual Harvest Dinner.


Science Building Development

The Bluffton University Board of Trustees approved the next step in project development for a new science building.


Musical Performance

Musical Performance

Using the theme “Reimagining the Church: Looking Back to Move Forward” as inspiration, Bluffton University students explored the relevance of the Church in the modern era during Spiritual Life Week.


English Festival

English Festival

Nick White, assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University, will present a reading of “Sweet and Low."


Spiritual Life Week

Using the theme “Reimagining the Church: Looking Back to Move Forward” as inspiration, Bluffton University students explored the relevance of the Church in the modern era during Spiritual Life Week.


Nonviolence forum

Nonviolence forum

Dr. Eric Seibert will speak during a Bluffton University Forum. The title of his presentation is “Following the Nonviolent Way of Jesus: Why Christianity and Violence Don’t Mix.”


Helen

Helen

This modern adaptation of the Greek myth about Helen of Troy tackles issues that are as common today as they were in the Iron Age.


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