Student opportunities

Inspector Hound

Bluffton offers several opportunities for you to put your class work into practice.

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

The annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest provides the opportunity to compose and deliver a speech that applies Christian principles of peacemaking to contemporary social issues. The winner of the Bluffton competition advances to compete with winners from other Mennonite-related colleges and universities.
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The Witmarsum

The Witmarsum represents the student-driven media at Bluffton University. features student-produced news and feature stories. Paid positions are available working with the Witmarsum.
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96.1 The Wit is the radio extension of Bluffton’s fully converged student media organization. Listen in the car or residence hall, or download the app to stream through your mobile device. Live on air, 96.1 The Wit combines various music shows with local sports and campus news coverage produced by Bluffton University students. The Wit FM features alternative rock programming and can be heard in an approximate 20-mile radius of Bluffton.
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Opportunities, including acting, directing, design and stage management, are available through the theatre program. Traditionally, a drama or comedy is performed annually in the fall and a musical in the spring. On occasion, an evening of student-directed one-acts are presented. In addition, the Improv Troupe give students the opportunity to develop improvisational skills.
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