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September 27, 2020

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HCAC basketball coaches come together

Raising funds for COVID-19 relief

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) men’s and women’s basketball coaches have united in an effort to raise money for COVID-19 relief, donating funds to the Jeremy Lin Foundation.

Along with their donation efforts, the HCAC coaches have challenged the men’s and women’s basketball coaches from the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) to raise money for COVID relief.

Donations to the Jeremy Lin Foundation go directly to “Feeding America” and "Direct Relief”, which are a pair of organizations supported by former NBA player Jeremy Lin.

Medical laboratory science major will be offered at Bluffton

Medical laboratory scientists are currently in high demand, and the addition of this major further expands the options available to Bluffton students interested in health care careers

Bluffton University is now offering a medical laboratory science major for students to prepare for a career as a scientist who conducts and reads medical tests in hematology, microbiology, immunology and more.

Medical laboratory science majors will take three years of prerequisite courses in biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics at Bluffton.

Virtual Junior Visit Day at Bluffton University on Friday

And, personal virtual visits are also available for high school juniors and seniors, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

High school juniors and their families are invited to a join Bluffton University for a Virtual Junior Visit Day on Friday, April 17.

The experience will include an admissions presentation, a financial aid session, a Q&A panel, and an online virtual tour led by current students. The event will run from 9-11 a.m. To register, visit www.bluffton.edu/visit

Personal virtual visits are also available for high school juniors and seniors, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Zoom at Noon for adult prospective students at Bluffton University

A different program to be highlighted each day • For degree completion and graduate programs

Adults who are ready to take the next step to advance in their careers are encouraged to take part in Bluffton University’s Zoom at Noon week of events, Monday through Friday, April 20-24.

Each session will run from noon to 12:30 p.m. Participants will explore admission requirements, take an in-depth look at the curriculum and program format, and have the opportunity to ask enrollment staff and program directors questions. 

University nursing students hear from front line professionals

Nursing majors learn from American and Italian medical professionals on COVID-19 pandemic

Bluffton University nursing majors learn from American and Italian medical professionals on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Sherri Winegardner, director of nursing, routinely invites guest speakers to share about their experiences in the medical field with students in her classes.

Crack the Code

Bluffton professor develops online literacy resource for older students

While observing her students work on basic phonics skills with incarcerated youth at the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center, Dr. Amy Mullins, assistant professor of education, encountered a problem. The teens were embarrassed to use materials designed for young children. 

“Our students tried re-covering their books with white paper to hide the titles,” said Mullins. “Then, we started looking online, but we couldn’t find anything appropriate.”