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$1.5 million for endowed chair in science at Bluffton University

Bluffton University has announced the establishment of the M’Della Moon Endowed Chair in Botany and Environmental Science thanks to generous funding from anonymous donors. The $1.5 million dollar gift will fund a faculty chair who will divide their time equally between managing the Bluffton University Nature Preserve and teaching university classes. 

Bluffton University to offer MSW degree with mental health specialization

Bluffton University will offer a Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate degree with a mental health specialization starting in the 2023-24 academic year. The program will be conducted in partnership with Goshen College and is pending Higher Learning Commission approval.

The Cuts at Bluffton opens for university students

The Cuts at Bluffton, a new campus hair salon/barbershop for all hair types at Bluffton University opened on September 11.

University students may make appointments during the week for hair services which are provided from noon-6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

“Messiah” rehearsals begin at Bluffton University 

Rehearsals for Bluffton University’s 128th performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays each week starting Sept. 20 in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus. There are a total of 11 rehearsals, one Saturday dress rehearsal and one concert.

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. 

Kleman named as university's interim swimming and diving coach

Bluffton University has named Dr. Luke Kleman as Interim Head Swimming and Diving Coach.

Kleman works full time as a physical therapist at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio, where he specializes in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. He is a certified USA Swimming Coach for the Lima YMCA and previously served as a coach for the Putnam County YMCA. Kleman has coached multiple swimmers to the Great Lakes Zones Championship meet.

Stadium lights dedication at Alumni Field Sept. 17

The newly installed stadium lights at Bluffton University's Alumni Field will be celebrated during the football home opener at 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 17, when the Beavers take on Adrian College.

A dedication ceremony with donors Randy and Debbie Gade will take place during half-time. Randy Gade is a 1973 Bluffton alumnus who competed in Bluffton athletics. The couple live in southern Florida and are retired after selling their company, Accutech Instrumentation Inc.