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Bluffton University and University of Findlay receive joint grant

Bluffton University and the Univesity of Findlay have received their first collaborative grant since announcing their proposed merger in March.

Bluffton University graduates celebrate growth

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First Master of Nutrition in Dietetics class

Four years ago, the graduating baccalaureate class of 2024 began their journey at Bluffton University in the midst of a pandemic. Saturday morning, May 4, their journey was celebrated as 147 bachelor’s and master’s degrees were conferred.

Livestream link for 2024 Bluffton University commencement, May 4

Join Bluffton University in celebrating 2024 seniors as they walk across the graduation stage today. Not able to come in person? Stream it live at: https://boxcast.tv/channel/jgei2o5q5rjqiprrxqm3

Students honored for academic excellence at Bluffton University

Bluffton University recognized its top students for their academic achievements at the annual Academic Awards and Honors Forum on April 23.

Four seniors received departmental honors for independent-study projects: 

“Everyday Nutrition and its Effects on the Eyes,” by Brooke Barnes, a biology major from Shelby, Ohio

“Who Am I,” by art major Kelly Bilen of Archbold, Ohio

“Gerda and Kay,” by writing major Abby Bush from Marion, Ohio

“Earphone Epidemic?: Prevalence of Earphone Use and Listening Behaviors Among Students,” by MacKenzie Martin, a speech-language pathology and audiology major from Hartville, Ohio

Six seniors were recognized for completion of the Honors Program. 

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Bluffton University awards faculty research grants

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Academic scholarship by Bluffton University faculty members was recognized at the annual year-end Dean’s Reception. “We know that this important scholarly work enriches your teaching and the university,” said Dr. Alex Sider, interim vice president of academic affairs.

Faculty research is promoted through financial grants and by course release time which relieves faculty of teaching responsibilities to provide time for research or creative endeavors.

Dr. Steve Harnish, professor of mathematics, will develop computational simulations for use in research labs seeking to address the evolving climate crisis. This project will build on his past research to expand career opportunities for Bluffton mathematics and natural sciences students.

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President’s Ambassadors named at Bluffton University

Bluffton University has named the students who will serve as President’s Ambassadors during the 2024-25 academic year. Selected students assist in recruiting prospective students, welcoming and greeting campus guests, and engaging alumni and donors.

President’s Ambassadors receive extensive training in networking, professional development, etiquette, conversational skills and interviewing. They also are partnered with a faculty/staff mentor and connect with President Jane Wood on a regular basis. 

First implemented on campus during the 2021-22 academic year, the program won a 2022 Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA) Program of Excellence Award. 

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