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August 29, 2015


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Grant will aid university campus discussion of vocation

Bluffton University is again going to work on vocation with the aid of a $10,000 grant administered by its Center for Career and Vocation (CCV).

More specifically, the university has received a $10,000 professional development award from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). And the award will help fund a project, called Renewing Vocation through Innovation, Vision and Exploration (reVIVE), that organizers hope will lead to increased faculty and staff engagement about vocation.

Bluffton students return to campus improvements

The lobby in Hirschy Hall is the latest residence hall lobby to get a makeover at Bluffton University.

Students moving in at Hirschy this weekend will see a lobby, and adjacent lounge, with new paint, flooring and furniture, courtesy of a 50th-year class gift from Bluffton’s class of 1965.

Cross Country sports improved depth in 2015

August 25, 2015
By Jim Brandt, assistant cross country coach

HCAC Women's Coaches Poll  I  HCAC Men's Coaches Poll

University art gallery season opens with fiber exhibit

“The Art of Fiber,” an exhibition of work from the northwest Ohio art group Fiberforum, will kick off the 2015-16 schedule in Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery, located in the Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Opening Aug. 31, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Sept. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception for the artists will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

Poet, novelist to help welcome Bluffton University class of 2019

Marge Piercy, a poet and novelist whose 1991 book, “He, She and It” was this year’s summer reading for first-year Bluffton University students, will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Sept. 1, as Bluffton welcomes the class of 2019 at its annual opening convocation.

With faculty in regalia looking on, about 240 new first-year and transfer students will be introduced during the ceremony, which begins at 10:45 a.m. in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education.

Bluffton University hosts Mennonite education conference Oct. 16-18

Bluffton University will welcome leaders, teachers and scholars to campus Oct. 16-18 for a conference on “Mennonite Education: Past, Present and Future.”

Here's the August-September Bluffton University events calendar

Students are returning to campus and the September Bluffton University calendar is full of events. It follows:

Bluffton University arts and events: August/September 2015
Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

McDaniel takes over Bluffton softball program

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University has named Marissa McDaniel as its head softball coach.

McDaniel, formerly an assistant coach at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, replaces Heather Bruder, who resigned after nine years at Bluffton.

“I am very excited to start my journey at Bluffton,” McDaniel said. “I plan to continue the winning tradition here and to prepare the student-athletes for their future after their four years of softball.”

Seniors to guide men's soccer in 2015

HCAC Coaches Poll

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A solid finish to the 2014 men’s soccer campaign along with the addition of a full-time head coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs has given new life to soccer at Bluffton University. The Beavers took advantage of their stout defense down the stretch, allowing just 12 goals in Heartland Conference play while finishing 3-6 in the HCAC.