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Bluffton joins consortium to improve pathways for community college transfers

Bluffton University is joining a grant-funded initiative to streamline the transfer process so community college students are better able to earn bachelor’s degrees in English, psychology or biology.

NYT Bestselling author joins Bluffton English faculty

New York Times Bestselling author and World Fantasy Award winner Tobias Buckell is joining the Bluffton University English department this fall. Buckell will serve as an instructor of English.

A 2000 Bluffton graduate, Buckell's 13 novels and more than 80 stories have been translated into 20 different languages. His work has been nominated for several awards including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and the Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

Local students named to Bluffton's undergraduate dean's list

Bluffton University has announced the dean’s list for undergraduate students for the Spring 2021 term.

Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

Bluffton University students from your area named to the dean’s list are:  

Gabe Denecker, Bluffton, Ohio
Hachemy Gabriel, Bluffton, Ohio
Nathan Heinze, Bluffton, Ohio
Jessica Pratt, Bluffton, Ohio
Sydney Staton, Bluffton, Ohio
Jeff Strayer, Bluffton, Ohio
Leah Tabler, Bluffton, Ohio

Dr. Jane Wood reappointed to 5-year term

Bluffton University trustees meet; fall groundbreaking for science center discussed

The Bluffton University Board of Trustees reappointed Dr. Jane Wood as president of the university for a five-year term during its spring board meeting held earlier this month.

She became president of the university in the summer of 2018 and is the university's 10th president.

Also reviewed were plans for the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center and President Wood discussed a fall groundbreaking.

The new building will be home to the teaching labs for nutrition and dietetics, chemistry and biology. It’s expected to be open in time for the 2023 academic year.  

Greeley, Archer Beaver All-Americans

D3football.com inaugural first team honorees

The awards are still rolling in for a pair of Bluffton University football players who became the inaugural First Team All-America honorees in Bluffton football history when D3football.com announced its award winners on June 21.

Racking up the highest honors possible following a unique season that saw the Beavers play seven of their eight games during the spring, senior Darian Greeley (Belleville, Mich./Chippewa Valley) and freshman Montez Archer Jr. (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King) were two of three Heartland Conference football players to earn First Team All-America honors.

For small colleges a mixed year for admissions

But, not for Bluffton University, according to story published in "Inside Higher Ed"

Bluffton University’s recent enrollment success was featured in “Inside Higher Edu,” a major international higher education publication.

The story titled “For small private colleges, a mixed year in admissions,” focused a major portion of the article on Bluffton.

Robin Bowlus,  vice president of advancement and enrollment management, attributed some of the college's success to its being open for the entire year that just completed. "Students and parents had expectations," she said.

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