Bluffton University news
John Paul Klassen '71, grandson of John Peter Klassen, will explore the commitment to peace reflected in his grandfather's life and art on Sunday, March 24.
Through artwork, letters and scrapbooks, Archivist Carrie Phillips is sharing Bluffton's unique history during and after World War I. The exhibit "Of Bronze and Bravery" is on display in Musselman Library.
Marie Osborne, anchor and reporter for WJR Radio in Detroit, will share "Telling Difficult Stories: Reporting on Sexual Violence," on March 19, during the annual Women's Studies Forum.
Melissa Friesen presented a piece of theatre during Friday Colloquium, inviting attendees to participate as actors and provide feedback. The intent of community-based theatre is to engage and spark change.
Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music at Bluffton University, will present the Forum "Songs for Resistance and Revolution" March 12 in Yoder Recital Hall.
Hanif Abdurraqib, a poet, essayist and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, will give a public reading at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 in Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall.
Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music, and Wendy Chappel-Dick MBA '08 of Bluffton, Ohio, will present "Songs of Conscience and Peace: Music of the Great War Era."
Carrie Philips '99, archives and special collections librarian at Bluffton University, will present "'We Are Still Compelled...': Artifacts of Bluffton's World War I Experience."
Dr. Alex Sider, professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium "Nothing About Us Without Us: Some Biopsychology Implications of Intellectual Disability for Christian Ethics."
Bluffton is one of five universities in Ohio to provide coursework for an alternative pathway to teaching for professionals who later felt the call to the classroom.
At their winter meeting, the Board of Trustees welcomed a new member; approved new housing options, scholarships and sabbaticals; and granted emeritus status to two retiring faculty members.
Communication is fundamental to relationships, but having hard conversations can be hard. Three alumni returned to campus for the panel "We Need to Talk: How to Have Tough Conversations."
The Bluffton University Alumni Association is seeking Alumni Award nominations for 2019-20. The awards to be given out are the Professional Achievement Award and the Faculty/Staff Service Award.
"We approach mental health in a way that's like, 'What are the challenges that we all face that ultimately affect our mental health?' which makes it a topic for everyone.'"
Dr. William Kostlevy, Brethren Historical Library and Archives, will present "'Conscience, Scripture and Patriotism: The Church of the Brethren and the Crisis of the Great War"
Lawrence Milan '73, Daniel Metzger '05, and Nicole Fairburn '15, will share "What to Say: How to Say It." The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Walt Paquin.
Dr. Melissa Friesen will present the Colloquium "When Talking is Tough: Image Theatre as a Catalyst for Engagement."
Dr. Scott Holland, professor of Bethany Theological Seminary, will present "'Remember What Happened to Uncle Daniel at Leavenworth?' A Case Study of Mennonite Conscience, Quiet Conviction and Silent Death."
C. Christopher Smith, editor at Englewood Review of Books, will speak during a Bluffton University Forum. The title of his presentation is "The Witness of Conversational Bodies."
Bluffton University's junior nutrition students will host the 2019 Lunch and Learn series. The focus this year is to share the health benefits of food pigments
Bluffton University will host an instrumental concert featuring its Concert Band at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Yoder Recital Hall.
Bluffton will host the #SameHere Sit-Down, an interactive event produced by the Global Mental Health Alliance: "We're All A Little Crazy" from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Bluffton University employees who reached five-year milestones were celebrated during the annual faculty and staff recognition dinner.
Dr. Perry Bush will provide general background on historic peace churches on the eve of World War One, as an introduction to the Voices of Conscience exhibit.
The Bowling Green High School Drama Club will perform "Lily's Wings" at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in Yoder Recital Hall.
Merrill Krabill will explore the experience of fear as expressed in his ceramic artwork in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Feb. 12.
Bluffton will host the traveling exhibit "Voices of Conscience," Feb. 17 through March 31. This dramatic exhibit remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War.
Nate Fields '71 came to Bluffton the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "Blueprint" speech. Originally having "no other purpose than to play football," he graduated with a mission to serve.
Spend an elegant evening during "Love is in the Air" Feb. 14 in the beautiful lobby of Yoder Recital Hall. The event will feature live music and food celebrating our global culture.
Jordan Stutzman, a senior from Millersburg, Ohio, is Bluffton University's seventh recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University's Master of Accountancy program.
"Bluffton's successful HLC reaccreditation visit confirms not only the stable and secure foundation of the university, but strongly positions us to partner with businesses and the nonprofit community."
High school students are invited to learn more about Bluffton's Educator Preparation Program, the demands and rewards of teaching, and career routes for education majors during an event hosted by BEO.
Starting in the 2019-20 season, Bluffton University will offer a competitive cheer/STUNT program led by cheerleading coach Morgann Rode. Rode is excited to expand the opportunities available on campus.
During its inaugural year, Bluffton’s new cheer/STUNT team will compete as a club sport against other NCAA DII and DIII schools from the Midwest and in NCAA STUNT competitions.
The annual Celebrate the Library Week, a time to "Celebrating Student Research and Creativity," is set for Feb. 5-7. Activities include First Tuesday Forum, a health and wellness expo and research fair.