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Bluffton University to hold groundbreaking for Knowlton Science Center

Bluffton University has announced groundbreaking ceremonies for the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center. Located in the heart of campus, the groundbreaking will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1.

Speaking at the event will be President Jane M. Wood and Ed Diller, former trustee for Bluffton University and current board member for the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation.

Rosenberger Drive to close to through traffic in October

Rosenberger Drive, which cuts through the campus of Bluffton University, will be barricaded and closed to traffic ahead of the Oct. 1 groundbreaking for Bluffton’s Austin E. Knowlton Science Center. After the ceremony, barricades will be removed for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Rosenberger Drive will permanently close to through traffic at College Avenue on Snyder Circle and at the small parking lot to Berky Hall on the opposite side.

This closure will start the process of creating a pedestrian-only central campus which supports student safety. 

Regional college ranking of "Best Colleges" puts Bluffton in top tier

Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest “regional colleges” in the “U.S. News & World Report” rankings released today.

The 2022 edition of the magazine’s “Best Colleges” guidebook ranks Bluffton 31 among 76 comparable institutions in 12 Midwest states. Now listed in the “U.S. News” rankings for 24 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.

Bluffton’s Prothro named Design Your Life certified coach

BLUFFTON, Ohio— Marathana Prothro, assistant professor of communication at Bluffton University, has been named a Designing Your Life certified coach. 

As an instructor for Bluffton’s Becoming a Scholar class, Prothro incorporates a design thinking pedagogical approach within the curriculum for Bluffton’s first-year students. This curriculum methodology was originally developed by Stanford University and modified for Bluffton’s use. It helps students build a framework for and a deeper understanding of their college experience. 

Free Cleveland Brass Works concert Sept. 16

Brass quintet Cleveland Brass Works will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall. The concert serves as a welcome back for the community after campus was closed to the public during the 2020-21 academic year. Seating is first come, first served and doors will open at 7 p.m. Masks are required inside campus buildings.

Cleveland Brass Works has performed at venues including concert halls, music festivals and corporate events, and provides a unique approach to a brass quintet concert.

Bluffton University College Fair September 8

Bluffton University will host a College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Sommer Center. Representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky will be on campus.

View the current list of schools attending on the registration page. Registration is appreciated but not required and walk-ins are welcome.

Tours of Bluffton’s campus will be offered to families who are interested.