Mennonite Brethren colleges set enrollment records

Oct 7, 2017 by and

The two U.S. Mennonite Breth­ren colleges set enrollment records this fall, while their Mennonite Church USA counterparts reported mixed results. Three achieved increases of 9 or 10 percent, while two had...

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Bluffton University president announces retirement plans

Jun 19, 2017 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Bluffton University President James M. Harder will retire June 30, 2018, after serving 12 years. Kent Yoder, chair of the university’s board of trustees, announced Harder’s plans at the...

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Bluffton remembers tragic bus accident on 10th anniversary

Mar 6, 2017 by and

BLUFFTON, Ohio — A decade after five members of the Bluff­ton University baseball team died in a bus accident, more than 150 people gathered around the campus’ Circle of Remembrance to reflect, remember...

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Goshen bounces back in a year of lower enrollments

Oct 3, 2016 by and

In a down year for enrollment at many U.S. Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries, Goshen (Ind.) College’s enrollment is up, returning to levels it last saw in 2013. Overall, two institutions...

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Bluffton lecturer challenges racism in the church

Apr 11, 2016 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Author, blogger, activist and professor Drew G.I. Hart presented the Keeney Peace Lecture, “What Has Shalom to Do with White Dominant Culture?,” during Forum March 29 at Bluffton...

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An open letter to the church from the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges, universities and ...

Mar 15, 2016 by

Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world, we want to say with...

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Bluffton professor shares youth ministry research

Jan 4, 2016 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Bluffton University professor Randy Keeler explained his findings as the 2014-15 Ohio Conference Youth Ministry Resource Person during Friday Colloquium at the university on Dec. 4. The...

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Kreider a uniter who made history

Dec 29, 2015 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Robert S. Kreider, an educator and historian who championed causes of peace, service and cooperation through Anabaptist engagement with the world, died Dec. 27. He was 96. Driven by...

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Bluffton joins Goshen, EMU in revising its hiring policy

Dec 14, 2015 by and

Bluffton (Ohio) University has become the third Mennonite college this year to leave the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities after expanding its nondiscrimination hiring policy. The Bluffton board...

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New policies put colleges ‘at variance’ with MC USA

Jul 20, 2015 by and

Two Mennonite Church USA colleges expanded their nondiscrimination policies July 20 to include employees in same-sex marriages, putting them at variance with the denomination’s education agency. In separate...

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Across 90 years, a call for unity

Feb 9, 2015 by and

BLUFFTON, Ohio — A plea from C. Henry Smith to the Mennonite church 90 years ago remains relevant today, according to the author of a forthcoming book about the Mennonite historian. After World War I, Smith...

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Conrad Grebel president promotes the three ‘Cs’

Feb 2, 2015 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — The three Rs have been viewed as foundations of education since the days of the one-room schoolhouse. But the president of Canada’s Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont.,...

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Bluffton forum game show puts Ebola in context

Jan 19, 2015 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — The emphasis was on perspective in “Ebola and Fear: A Public Health Perspective,” offered by Ross Kauffman Jan. 6 in a Bluffton University Forum. Outlining the disease’s history,...

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Bluffton professor: Ferguson was years in the making

Dec 8, 2014 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — The aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., hasn’t surprised Walter Paquin, a Bluffton University faculty member. “This is an event 20-plus years in the making,” the...

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New Bluffton website broadens access to archives

Nov 24, 2014 by

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Many archival photos and documents at Bluffton University are seeing the light of day online via a searchable new website. Several hundred photos have already been digitized and uploaded to...

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Directors carry on a 100-year theater tradition

Apr 14, 2014 by and

BLUFFTON, Ohio — A Bluffton University tradition with events dating back a century, May Day weekend includes a Maypole dance by first-year students and is capped by baccalaureate services and...

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Three institutions collaborate for MBA program

Mar 17, 2014 by , , and

Business and organizational personnel who want to develop their leadership skills, enhance productivity and increase profits while contributing to the common good now have the chance to enroll in a...

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