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September 17, 2019

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Students to share highlights from cross-cultural experiences

Bluffton University 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.

Students who traveled to Bolivia, Botswana, Chicago, Israel/Palestine and Kentucky are planned to recount their experiences.

Many Bluffton undergraduate students participate in a three-week cross-cultural experience during the month of May. However, semester-long cross-cultural experiences are also available.

Bluffton University moves up

In “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

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

The 2020 edition of the magazine’s “Best Colleges” guidebook ranks Bluffton 26 among 78 comparable institutions in 12 Midwest states.

Last year, Bluffton was ranked 30 of 79 comparable institutions. Now listed in the “U.S. News” rankings for 22 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.

Soccer, volleyball, golf updates from Bluffton University

Here’s a update on Bluffton University sports for the weekend ending Sept. 7.

Women’s golf
The Bluffton University women's golf team just missed out on the 18-hole record it set Saturday (367) but a 368 on Sunday, Sept. 8, gave the Beavers a school-record 735 for the weekend, a whopping 51 strokes lower than the school mark it set just a week ago.

Encourage students to check in on their best life

Kathy Dickson tells university students in Forum

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 during a Sept. 3 Forum presentation.

Often hearing phrases such as “tell me what to do” rather than “help me discover what to do” in her position, Dickson spoke on the topic, “Discernment on Purpose ¾ Checking in on Your Best Life.” 

Football: Beavers open season with 31-6 loss at Wooster

Bluffton plays Trine at home on Saturday

By Joseph Watkins, sports information assistant
The Bluffton University football team opened up the 2019 season on the road against the College of Wooster.

It was the fourth meeting of all-time between the schools with Wooster now a perfect 4-0. The Beavers could not seem to find a groove offensively all game falling 31-6 to the Fighting Scots.

President's Reflections and Bluffton University Initiatives in 2019-20

Tuesday forum presented by Dr. Jane Wood

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

The event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Yoder Recital Hall. Forum is free and open to the public. 

During the presentation, Dr. Wood will focus on current trends in higher education and employment which will directly impact students.

These trends will focus on the strengths of Gen Z, the need for healthy communities and initiatives to develop leaders in northwest Ohio.