Bluffton University news

Mental health

Mental health

Bluffton will host the #SameHere Sit-Down, an interactive event produced by the Global Mental Health Alliance: "We're All A Little Crazy" from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.


Employee milestones

Employee milestones

Bluffton University employees who reached five-year milestones were celebrated during the annual faculty and staff recognition dinner.


Voices of Conscience

Voices of Conscience

Dr. Perry Bush will provide general background on historic peace churches on the eve of World War One, as an introduction to the Voices of Conscience exhibit.


Bowling Green High School Drama Club

Evening Forum

The Bowling Green High School Drama Club will perform "Lily's Wings" at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in Yoder Recital Hall.


C. Henry Smith peace lecture

C. Henry Smith peace lecture

Merrill Krabill will explore the experience of fear as expressed in his ceramic artwork in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Feb. 12.


The Voices of Consience exhibit was developed and produced at the Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kan., and will be displayed in Bluffton's Musselman Library.

Voices of Conscience

Bluffton will host the traveling exhibit "Voices of Conscience," Feb. 17 through March 31. This dramatic exhibit remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War.


Nate Fields '71 came to Bluffton the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his

Servant leadership

Nate Fields '71 came to Bluffton the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "Blueprint" speech. Originally having "no other purpose than to play football," he graduated with a mission to serve.


Spend an elegant evening in the Yoder Recital Hall lobby.

Love is in the Air

Spend an elegant evening during "Love is in the Air" Feb. 14 in the beautiful lobby of Yoder Recital Hall. The event will feature live music and food celebrating our global culture.


Bluffton's seventh recipient of the Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship

Beaver-Falcon scholarship

Jordan Stutzman, a senior from Millersburg, Ohio, is Bluffton University's seventh recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University's Master of Accountancy program.


HLC Reaccreditation

"Bluffton's successful HLC reaccreditation visit confirms not only the stable and secure foundation of the university, but strongly positions us to partner with businesses and the nonprofit community."


Explore education

Explore education

High school students are invited to learn more about Bluffton's Educator Preparation Program, the demands and rewards of teaching, and career routes for education majors during an event hosted by BEO.


Cheerleading coach Morgann Rode grew up in the cheer/STUNT community.

Cheer coach

Starting in the 2019-20 season, Bluffton University will offer a competitive cheer/STUNT program led by cheerleading coach Morgann Rode. Rode is excited to expand the opportunities available on campus.


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.


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