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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.”

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. 

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