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Three new board members join university trustees

Three new members joined the Bluffton University Board of Trustees for their annual fall meeting Nov. 13-14 on Bluffton's campus.

"As outgoing board members complete their terms, it is gratifying to see leadership commitment and expertise continuing in these new appointments from our church, alumni and business constituencies," said Morris Stutzman, Bluffton board chair from Wooster, Ohio.

The new trustees are:

University Christmas choral fest' Dec. 13

Bluffton University's music department will present its annual Christmas Choral Festival at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in Yoder Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens/students. They can be purchased by contacting the university box office at boxoffice@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3239.

114th Messiah rendition Dec. 6

The Bluffton University music department will present the 114th rendition of Handel's Messiah at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Founders Hall. This event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

Concentus Christmas concert Dec. 17

Concentus will perform a benefit Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.

This choir, formed in the fall of 2003, will perform John Rutter's "Gloria" and numerous Christmas carols. Joining Concentus this year will be a brass and percussion ensemble, performing with the choir on the Rutter piece. A free-will offering will be taken. Half of the offering will go to support the recent earthquake and flood victims in southern Asia. The other half will cover the program expenses.


Great Peace pastor speaks here Dec. 8

Thom McDonald, pastor of The Great Peace Native Fellowship, Findlay, will present "The Great Peace" as part of Bluffton University's Forum series on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. The Forum is free and open to the public.

Thom McDonald is a graduate of the University of Findlay, Bluffton University and Carolina University. He also did graduate work at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. McDonald has worked with several churches and is the founder of the Shiloh Community Center for Human Development in Leipsic.

Moscow Boys Choir performs here Dec. 15

Bluffton University will host the Moscow Boys Choir on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall as part of the 2009-10 Bluffton University Artist Series. Limited seating is available. Contact the box office at boxoffice@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3239 for ticket information. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and students.