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September 27, 2020

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University has Study Buddies in Ohio, New York, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin

Program allows Bluffton educator preparation majors to obtain student teaching and field experience hours while providing a service to the wider community

Study Buddies are available from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays at www.bluffton.edu/studybuddies.

Families are encouraged to use this resource for homework help and educational enrichment.

When schools closed their doors in Endwell, New York, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michelle (Nakoneczny ’99) Arron was concerned about keeping her sons engaged in learning.

Then she logged onto Facebook and saw a post from her alma mater, Bluffton University.

Bluffton senior says unique experiences shape her education

Lydia Lugibihl from Pandora is a food and nutrition major

Lydia Lugibihl, a senior food and nutrition major with a concentration in business, utilized her minors in marketing and business administration to enhance her experience at Bluffton University. 

The Pandora native spent the spring 2019 semester in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC), and this fall she joined the student leadership team of the Bluffton Bread Company. 

Get out your colored pencils and crayons

It's time to color with J. Denny and Jenny - no age limitation on his project

Turns out that Bluffton University mascots J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver like to draw.

And, they've shared this interest with Icon viewers - special note, there's no age requirement to participate. All you need is a printer, colored markers and your imagination.

You'll find 10 printer-friendly attachments that include:
• Are you ready for an adventure
• Catching some waves
• Journey into outer space
• Beavers and kits
• We are all Beavers

18 Bluffton University student athletes honored

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has announced the winter honorees for Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC.  Academic All-Conference selections have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA and are varsity athletes. 

Eighteen Bluffton University student athletes were on the list.

Not this spring

University May Day events cancelled; in-person commencement postponed

In alignment with Governor DeWine’s directives, Bluffton University cancelled all May Day events scheduled for Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2. 

In addition, the in-person Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, May 3, have been postponed until the campus community can safely gather together.

The university has established https://www.bluffton.edu/alert/ to communicate up-to-date information related to the plan and ongoing developments with this fluid situation. 

In case you missed this: Bluffton Study Buddies can assist your child

University education department offers free online eduction enrichment

The Bluffton University education department is offering free online educational enrichment in response to K-12 school closures in Ohio.

Bluffton Study Buddies, Bluffton University education majors including student teachers, will provide academic help and educational games/activities through the Zoom videoconferencing platform beginning Wednesday, March 18.