BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTER GRANTS FUNDING FACULTY SUMMER WORK
Four Bluffton University faculty members are pursuing scholarly and creative projects in their respective fields this summer with the aid of Bluffton University Research Center grants.
Recipients of $3,000 stipends and up to $600 for research expenses are Dr. Perry Bush, professor of history; Gregg Luginbuhl, professor of art; Darryl Moody, assistant professor of art; and Dr. Crystal Sellers, assistant professor of music.
Bush is working on a biography of C. Henry Smith, an early 20th-century Mennonite historian and history professor at both Bluffton and Goshen (Ind.) College.
Luginbuhl has taken classes on glass kiln-forming techniques at Bullseye Glass Co.—a Portland, Ore., manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture—with plans to apply them to the Bluffton art curriculum and to his own work.
A graphic designer and digital photographer, Moody has received training at the Santa Fe (N.M.) Photography Workshop in producing large-format, fine art prints. That training will be the basis for experimentation with the Bluffton art department’s new large-format printer to create a series of large digital prints.
Sellers is studying what occurs anatomically while a person is singing gospel music and comparing it to findings already established for classical singing. She is writing an article for submission to the Journal of Singing, a publication of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
All four grant recipients will make public presentations about their research on campus during the 2010-11 academic year.
Bluffton public relations office, 7/19/10