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Isaac Schumacher in Iceland cross-cultural experience

Isaac Schumacher, son of Tim and Janet Schumacher of Bluffton, is participating in a cross-cultural experience in Iceland, May 6-21.

He and other Bluffton students will explore the political history of Iceland, an island nation that has no standing army and does not take sides in international disputes. They will also learn about emerging energy technologies such as geothermal and hydropower. Participants will also visit Höfoi House, where a summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.

Lima mayor to Bluffton grads: Your education’s just beginning

For many college students, graduation means that life in the “real world” is beginning and “studying is over,” the mayor of Lima said at Bluffton University’s commencement ceremony May 4.

“I understand this perspective because I lived it,” added David Berger, noting that he skipped two graduation ceremonies—at the undergraduate and graduate levels—because they weren’t important and he didn’t have time for them. “I was done studying,” he recalled. “I needed to make money, to begin to pay my school debt.”

New programs, research highlighted at Bluffton University

Bluffton University faculty members outlined new opportunities for a cross-cultural experience and a master of business administration degree program at a May 3 “faculty showcase,” as part of May Day activities on campus.

Dr. Paul Neufeld Weaver, an associate professor of education at Bluffton, discussed a new cross-cultural option for students in Guatemala, while Dr. George Lehman, the Howard Raid professor of business, addressed the development of The Collaborative MBA program.

Lima mayor to Bluffton grads: Your education’s just beginning

For many college students, graduation means that life in the “real world” is beginning and “studying is over,” the mayor of Lima said at Bluffton University’s commencement ceremony May 4.

“I understand this perspective because I lived it,” added David Berger, noting that he skipped two graduation ceremonies—at the undergraduate and graduate levels—because they weren’t important and he didn’t have time for them. “I was done studying,” he recalled. “I needed to make money, to begin to pay my school debt.”

May Day ceremony, graduation at Bluffton University moved inside

 

Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, Bluffton University has moved this weekend’s May Day and commencement ceremonies indoors, at the Sommer Center.

The May Day ceremony, part of a traditional campuswide celebration, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sommer Center.

The 114th annual commencement exercises will be held in the Sommer Center at 2 p.m. Sunday. About 260 students will be graduating, including roughly 215 undergraduate students. The speaker will be Lima Mayor David J. Berger.

Two Bluffton students earn accounting scholarship

 

Two Bluffton University accounting students have won a scholarship that will enable them to study for and take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam at no cost.

Receiving the CMA Scholarship recently from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) were senior Riley Patterson of Arcadia, Ohio, and junior Matthew McCoy of Archbold, Ohio.

Three firms sponsor Be A Beaver Triathlon

Three companies have signed on as sponsors of Bluffton’s first Be A Beaver Triathlon, to be held Saturday, May 31.

Sponsoring the event are CenturyLink, a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm; Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co. of Bluffton; and Muddy River Bicycle Co. of Findlay, Ohio. Community partners are the village of Bluffton and the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on May 31 at the pool, the event will include a 400-meter swim, a 20K bike ride on nearby country roads and a 5K run through village streets and the Bluffton University Nature Preserve.

A busy Bluffton weekend in store - here's university May Day - commencement events

It will be a busy week in Bluffton: the opening of the farmers' market, Bluffton Sportsmen's Club trout derby and...Bluffton University May Day and commencement.

Here's the schedule for Bluffton University events:

Bluffton University will mark its annual May Day weekend May 1-4 with traditional alumni reunions, student activities and graduation events, as well as a “faculty showcase” in Musselman Library.

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