Bluffton University news

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.

Fall choral concert at Bluffton University

Chorale and camerata

Bluffton University will host a fall choral concert featuring University Chorale and Camerata Singers at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Yoder Recital 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.

Business competition

Business competition

High school students are invited to compete for $6,000 in scholarships and prizes during the Bluffton University Business Competition on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Matt Hart

Cincinnati poet

Poet Matt Hart will give a public reading at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Marbeck Center's Kreider Room at Bluffton University.

Conrad Weaver

The opioid crisis

Award-winning filmmaker Conrad Weaver will share about his experiences documenting the opioid crisis during two Oct. 1 presentations on the campus of Bluffton University.

Class of 2023

Bluffton's largest class

Bluffton University has enrolled its highest number of first-year students since 2013-14. The first-year class of 250 also has an average GPA of 3.26 and the average ACT score of 21.

President Jane Wood

Accomplishments and initiatives

President Jane Wood is looking to the future, both in the academic development of the student body at Bluffton University and in the overall health of the Northwest Ohio region.

Dr. Jonathan Andreas

Morality and money

Dr. Jonathan Andreas will present the Colloquium, "Morals Are a Must for Making Money and Why You Worry I'm Wrong," at 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Nature Event

Nature Event

Bluffton is hosting a fall nature walk for children at the Moyer Nature Center and Bluffton University Nature Preserve. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.- noon.

Homecoming Oct. 12

The Beavers take the field at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Salzman Stadium. Individual tickets to the Homecoming football game are $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens over 60 and $3 for children aged 5-13. Tickets for children under 5 are free.

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest

Bluffton moves up

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest "regional colleges" in the "U.S. News & World Report" rankings released today.

Botswana cross-cultural


Students who participated in short-term cross-cultural experiences last spring will speak during Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Yoder Recital Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Kathy Dickson '03

Alumna encourages students

Kathy Dickson '03, director of vocational discernment and community engagement at Methodist Theological School of Ohio, provided Bluffton University students with tangible tips and practices for vocational discernment.

New Experiences

New Experiences

Bluffton University and partners across the city are connecting in new and meaningful ways. Students will explore direct connections between their academic studies and community engagement.

“Messiah” rehearsals begin at Bluffton University

"Messiah" rehearsals begin

Rehearsals for the 124th performance of Handel's "Messiah" will be held 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays each week from Sept. 24-Dec. 3 in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus.

Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University

President to share

Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University, will present the Forum "President's Reflections and Bluffton University Initiatives in 2019-20."

Beaver Tail-Gate


Beginning Saturday, Sept. 14, the Bluffton fans can enjoy Beaver Tail-Gating before all home football games. Tailgating starts at 10 a.m., with the game following at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director of health behavior and wellness for YMCA of the USA


During a time when, as a whole, our nation's perceived well-being is declining, the importance of relationships was emphasized as a key to happiness during Opening Convocation.

Welcome new faculty and staff

Welcome new faculty and staff

Five faculty members and 20 staff members or graduate assistants are joining the Bluffton University community this academic year.

Dr. Angela Montel will discuss her research focused on the health benefits of plant pigments.

The power of plant pigments

Dr. Angela Montel, professor of biology, will present "The Power of Purple (and Red and Blue and Green and Yellow and Orange) Plant Pigments to Promote Human Health," on Sept. 6.

Summer Discovery Grant lead to social work internship for Bluffton senior.

Summer Discovery Program

Rowena Zuercher created her own social work internship through the Summer Discovery Program which provides a $1,500 grant for Bluffton students to explore their vocation.