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University academic awards to be presented

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Students to be honored include graduating seniors in the Honors Program, C. Henry Smith Scholars and Pi Delta inductees, as well as departmental award recipients, who are recognized as distinguished senior scholars. In addition, several seniors will present on their departmental honors projects.

Anna Reichenbach 1920 - 2018

Anna G. Reichenbach, 97, died April 7, 2018, at 2:55 a.m. at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

Anna was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Riley Township in Putnam County, Ohio, to the late Willis and Ethel (Fridley) Schumacher. On Aug. 29, 1941, she married David A. Reichenbach who preceded her in death on March 20, 1999.

Anna was a graduate of Pandora High School and studied a year at Bluffton College prior to her marriage. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Grace Mennonite Church.


15 with BHS 2003 grad Steve Dye

"My son and I made up a game combining Payday, Life, and Monopoly"

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Steve graduated from Bluffton High School in 2003. He married Elizabeth Knick (from Bath) and has a son and two daughters.

Did you go to college, and, if so, what was your degree?
I went to University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and earned my Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing, and started my master's in 2012 for Arts and Organizational Behavior. (That's a fancy way of saying how to create corporate culture.)

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

It is when eating more veggies in your diet - here's how

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

“Is the grass really greener on the other side?”

(Well, when it comes to incorporating and eating more veggies in your diet…..YES!)

Spring is in the air….Well, kind of. LOL

 It’s that wonderful time of year when we look forward to everything coming to life again. Flowers blooming. Gardens being planted. Grass growing (well, unless you don’t like mowing). If you are like me, this comes with mixed feelings. I love all the possibilities of spring, but quickly feel overwhelmed by all there is to do.


Want to tour the glove factory?

New owner, Et Cetera Shop, invites you to a Friday afternoon open house

The Board of Et Cetera Shop, Inc., invites the public to an open house at the Peerless Glove Factory, 327 N. Main St., Bluffton, on Friday, April 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

"Come and get a look at the old glove factory before it becomes the new location of the local Et Cetera Shop," said Arman Habegger, Et Cetera board chair.

"Renovation will not yet have begun, but we will have some illustrations of how the new store may appear.  Some of you may have photos from the building’s earlier operation as a glove factory, and we would welcome seeing those."

Integrity, truth virtue

Bluffton’s campus community explores honor in the world

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, associate professor of economics, opened the Civic Engagement lecture at Bluffton University with a simple question: “What makes the world go round?”
“I’m an economist, and I am here to tell you that it is not money,” joked Andreas. Instead, Andreas believes notions of honor hold societies together. “Without some amount of honor, capitalism would fall apart.”