Bluffton University news

Dr. Cynthia Bandish, professor of English

Finding the Empire

Dr. Cynthia Bandish will present the Colloquium "Finding the Empire at Yale" at 4 p.m., Nov. 22 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Alaina Shearer, digital strategist and entrepreneur

Entrepreneur to speak

Alaina Shearer, a seasoned speaker and professional change maker, will share her personal and professional journey toward positive social change at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Yoder Recital Hall.

Athletes host Youth Night

Athletes host Youth Night

Bluffton University's Student Athletic Advisory Committee is hosting Youth Night from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. Elementary-aged children and their families are invited to Sommer Center to interact with Bluffton University athletes.

BUNA to host dinner

BUNA to host dinner

The Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) will host its annual Harvest Dinner on Friday, Nov. 15. It will also be the initial sale location for the Bluffton Bread Company.

Jenna Liechty Martin '07

Camp Friedenswald

2007 Bluffton graduate Jenna Liechty Martin will share "Why Living My Best Life Depends on You: Camp as a Place of Interconnection and Joy."

Panel celebrates

Panel celebrates

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the major on campus, Bluffton University faculty, students and alumni are coming together for a series of events to highlight the career field

Mac mini computers, keyboards and various programs will be used to create anything from written scores to electronic dance music.

Digital Music Lab

Students had the opportunity to learn from Grammy nominated musician Kendall Nesbitt in the new Digital Music Lab. "They're introducing students to skills they absolutely can use professionally."

Gospel Choir

Toe-tapping concert

Bluffton University will host a concert featuring its Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Keith Faber, Ohio's Auditor of State

The importance of transparency

Keith Faber, Ohio's Auditor of State, spoke on the importance of transparency, both in business and in government, during his Forum presentation, "Business is Better in the Sunlight."

Poet Eloisa Amezcua

English Festival Forum

Eloisa Amezcua, poet, will be speaking at Forum on Nov. 12. Her presentation will examine the ways a poem can be a container for the truths it aims to convey.

Chamber ensemble concert

Chamber ensemble concert

The Low Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Chamber Ensemble will perform a fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Trick-or-treat will be held at to Mosiman Hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.


Bluffton University is inviting community members and trick-or-treaters to Mosiman Hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Journalism competition

Bluffton University's student-driven media organization "The Witmarsum" is hosting a journalism competition for high school students. To compete, submissions must be uploaded at by Dec. 11.

Food drive for Bluffton

Food drive for Bluffton

The Bluffton University Social Work Club is sponsoring a canned food drive during the village of Bluffton's trick-or-treat time on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Ted & Company

Ted & Company

Bluffton University's upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature a Ted & Company performance of "We Own This Now" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Jeanna Haggard, assistant professor of food and nutrition

Apprentice at Chef

Jeanna Haggard, assistant professor of food and nutrition, will present the Colloquium, "Apprentice at Chef and the Farmer," at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Pastor to share

Melissa Florer-Bixler, pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, will share "Becoming Atheists: Worship Among the Gods," during Bluffton University's Spiritual Life Week Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

April Horton ’20, a physics major from Findlay, Ohio

Research in Hawaii

April Horton '20, a physics major from Findlay, Ohio, will share about her summer research experience in in Honolulu on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Musselman Library's Reading Room.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Performances of Bluffton University's fall play, "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Bluffton University's Ramseyer Auditorium.

Poet and professor Jeff Gundy

Without a Plea: Poems

An author program and reception will be held for Jeff Gundy, poet and Bluffton University professor of English, on Oct. 24.

Digital music lab

Music lab unveiling

Bluffton University's music department will host a reception for the opening of its Digital Music Lab at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28.

2019 Bluffton University homecoming court

Crowned king and queen

Seniors Tim Bender of Wellman, Iowa, and Leslie Beasley of Columbus, Ohio, were crowned Bluffton University's Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 12.

Math competition host

Math competition host

Bluffton University's mathematics department will host its annual math competition for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Dr. Amy Mullins, associate professor and director of graduate programs in education

Phonics education

Dr. Amy Mullins, associate professor and director of graduate programs in education, will present the Colloquium "Crack the Code: Phonics Resources for Mature Students," at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Cast list announced for fall play

Cast list announced

Bluffton University will present "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring for the fall play from Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in College Hall's Ramseyer Auditorium.

“Anthrotopographies” by John Sabraw


Bluffton University's Grace Albrecht Gallery will host the art exhibit "Anthrotopographies" by John Sabraw. Opening Oct. 28, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Dec. 12.

Social work alumni forum

Social work alumni forum

A panel of Bluffton University social work alumni will share "In the Field: Helping Others Live Their Best Lives Through Social Work" during Forum at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29.

This documentary focuses on the largest case of municipal fraud in American history.

Film and discussion

"How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing?" This question will be addressed by the documentary film "All The Queen's Horses," shown Oct. 22.

State Auditor Keith Faber will present

Avoiding fraud

Keith Faber, Ohio Auditor of State, will discuss the importance of checks and balances to avoid fraud, during Forum on Oct. 22.

Instrumental concert at Bluffton University

Songs of the season

Bluffton University will host an instrumental concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in Yoder Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Forum presentation with Obi Martin

Forum with Obi

Bluffton senior Obi Martin, an English major from Gordonville, Pa., will present, "When Spells Weren't Cast But Written", on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. in Musselman Library's Reading Room.

Nature preserve

Monarch event

Naturalist Amy Norris will update the community about the Moyer Nature Center's new designation as a monarch waystation at 1 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve.

Merrill Krabill, chair of the art department at Goshen College

Art from Goshen

Bluffton University will host an artist reception for Merrill Krabill, chair of the art department at Goshen College, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery.

Future teachers invited to explore education as a major

Exploring education

High school students are invited to learn more about Bluffton University's Educator Preparation Program, the demands and rewards of teaching, and career routes for education majors during a special event for high school juniors and seniors hosted by the Bluffton Education Organization (BEO).

Carrie (Ream) Woodruff and Jean Szabo

Alumni Awards

Jean Szabo and Carrie (Ream '85) Woodruff will be honored by the Alumni Association at Homecoming during the President's Banquet.