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Students share stories from culture-crossing experiences

From Arizona, Bangladesh, Chicago, Colombia, Haiti, Iceland and Kentucky

By Cara Echols ’19, student news writer
Community building and appreciation for cultural beauty were a few of the recurring themes students shared about their May-term cross cultural experiences during Bluffton University’s annual cross-cultural Forum, Sept. 25 in Yoder Recital Hall. Nearly 90 Bluffton University students participated in a cross-cultural experience led by Bluffton faculty and staff last spring. The immersive experiences brought students to Arizona, Bangladesh, Chicago, Colombia, Haiti, Iceland and Kentucky.

Bluffton University inaugurates 10th president

Dr. Jane Wood shines light on Christian higher education

Dr. Wood: "What does it mean to have a university education when students can hold in their hands a smartphone, which can access more information and produce more facts than our counterparts in the Middle Ages could have ever imagined?”


During her inaugural address as Bluffton University’s 10th president, Dr. Jane Wood pondered a fact that many people in Yoder Recital Hall likely didn’t realize.

“Messiah” rehearsals begin at Bluffton University

This year's performance Dec. 9 in Yoder Recital Hall

Rehearsals for Bluffton University’s 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Dec. 4 in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus.
Anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults, is invited to join the chorus, which includes Bluffton students, faculty, staff and community members. There is no cost to participate.

Volleyball: Beavers stop Hanover's 27-match conference win streak

The Bluffton University volleyball team dominated defending Heartland Conference champion Hanover College in three quick sets on Saturday, Sept. 29.

It marked the end of Hanover's 27-match regular season Heartland Conference winning streak and it also marked the first regular season win over the Panthers for Bluffton since 2010. The Beavers evened up their record at 9-9 (1-0 HCAC), while Hanover slipped to 7-8 and 0-1 in the conference.

It's Lions 21 Beavers 7

By: Colton Steiner,
sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team welcomed the Mount St. Joseph Lions for an HCAC battle on Saturday, Sept. 29. Fumbles and interceptions were the difference as Bluffton struggled to get the ball in the end zone in a 21-7 setback. The defeat dropped the Beavers to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the HCAC, while Mount St. Joseph improved to 4-1 on the season with a spotless 3-0 mark in conference play at 3-0.

Welcome Center at Bluffton University moved to legacy house

Bluffton University has moved its Welcome Center to the front door of campus.

The Houshower House, a beautiful cottage with a rich campus history, now serves as Bluffton’s first point of contact for campus visitors, including prospective students. The house is located at the corner of College Avenue and Spring Street, just off of the main entrance to campus.

“When alumni talk about their campus experience, they talk about developing relationships and building a family on campus,” said Dr. Jane Wood, president.