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

Tue Nov 21 "Being Smarter Than You Are: A Conversation with Two Writers About Writing," English Festival Forum presentation by Andrew Hudgins and Erin McGraw, emeriti professors of English, The Ohio State University, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More
Tue Nov 21 "Professional Manners 101: How to Make a Great Impression," Forum presentation by Robin Reeves, founder and director, Reeves Etiquette and Image Consulting, 11 a.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall More
Wed Nov 22 Thanksgiving break through Friday
Thu Nov 23 Thanksgiving break
Fri Nov 24 Thanksgiving break
Tue Nov 28 "Doctrine of Discovery: A Living History," Forum presentation by Erica Littlewolf, coordinator of Indigenous Visioning Center, Mennonite Central Committee Central States, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More
Fri Dec 1 "Conversations in Poetry: Duende, Corn, Wheat and Cross-Pollination," Friday Colloquium presentation by Paula Unrau et al., 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sun Dec 3 Holiday Collage Concert, 2:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall, free-will offering

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...