Bluffton University

BU Announces Moyer Nature Center

   A new 1,800 square foot Moyer Nature Center has been funded and is scheduled for completion later this fall within the Bluffton University Nature Preserve, Bluffton’s president, Dr. James M. Harder, announced today.
   “This project will provide a very useful multi-purpose building for environmental science education within the northwest Ohio region,” Harder said.  “Bluffton University is most grateful to Harriett Moyer, a Bluffton native, resident and alumna, for her passion for educating for environmental sustainability and for fully providing the funds needed for this new facility.”

Luginbuhl’s Legacy Endures At BU With Summer Mud 2017

   With the flyer for the original Summer Mud program hanging on the wall of the ceramics studio at Bluffton University and with a former student/protégé leading the way, Gregg Luginbuhl’s long-time passion project came full circle in the summer of 2017, despite his passing in the fall of 2016. For more than 30 years, the late professor emeritus of art at Bluffton University had led a ceramics class open to the community. This year, his presence permeated the studio during the three week Summer Mud class offered on campus in June.

BU̓s President Harder Announces Plans To Retire In 2018

   At the June meeting of the Bluffton University Board of Trustees, board chair Kent Yoder announced that Dr. James M. Harder, Bluffton’s ninth president, has shared his plans to retire on June 30, 2018, after serving in that role for 12 years.
   “President Harder is a servant leader who faithfully continues to carry Bluffton University into the 21st century during a time of significant change in higher education,” said Yoder. “His steady leadership has positioned the university to move forward with new academic programs, global relationships, major campus facility enhancements and to achieve the largest fundraising campaign success in the university’s history.”

Bluffton University Observes Ten-Year Anniversary of Baseball Team Bus Crash

by Austin Arnold   On a cold and windy Thursday morning, March 2, Bluffton University students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as members of the Bluffton community, gathered together for a memorial service at the Circle of Remembrance in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2007 baseball team’s bus accident that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.

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