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

Sun Mar 18 Spring Choral Concert, 2:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall More
Sun Mar 18 Artists' reception for Senior Exhibit featuring works by Amanda Diller, Tyler Frank, Miriam Fike, Alissa Hauke, and Chase King, 1-3 p.m., Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center More
Tue Mar 20 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture, "Place, Race, and Pacifism among Virginia Mennonites in the 1990's" by Dr. Steven M. Nolt, Elizabethtown College, 11 a.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall More
Tue Mar 20 Alumni Forum, "The True Price of Entrpreneurship" by Aaron Williams, founder of Unbound Holdings and CEO of EkoMovers, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall More
Thu Mar 22 Thursdays at Yoder: Chamber Music, 7:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Tue Mar 27 Alumni Forum, "Getting Past 'What Happens in the Ethics Classroom Stays in the Ethics Classroom': A Strategy for Better Decision-Making" by Dr. William J. Hawk, James Madison University, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Fri Mar 30 Good Friday, no classes
Mon Apr 2 Easter Monday holiday. Undergrad classes resume at 6 p.m.
Tue Apr 3 Forum presentation, "100 Years of Conscientious Objection to War: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance, and Civil Liberties from World War I through Today" by Michael Mears, Jake Short, Maria Santelli, Center for Conscience and War, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Tue Apr 3 First Tuesday in the Library, "Nutrition Assessment of Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, Hancock County, Indiana" by Laura Galley, 11 a.m., Musselman Library Reading Room
Tue Apr 3 Evening Forum, "This Evil Thing" play performed by Michael Mears, actor/playwright, 7 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall

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...