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Immigration presentation Nov. 17

On Tuesday, Nov. 17 Bluffton University will host guest speaker Saulo Padilla, director of the Office of Immigration for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). He will present as part of Bluffton's Forum series at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. The Forum is free and open to the public.

A 2005 graduate of Goshen College and the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2008, Padilla has great interest in social justice.

Internships university topic Nov. 20

Deborah Myers, associate professor of dietetics and dietetics program director, will present "Getting In(ternships): Discovering what dietetic internship directors value most from applicants in today's competitive environment."

Her presentation is at 4 p.m. Friday Nov. 20 in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall, as part of Bluffton University's Friday Colloquium Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Myers earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Purdue University.

Just three initials

We've not yet identified the owner of this plate. Perhaps if we go though the "G" listing in the phone book, we might come up with the answer. We do know that ZJG is a Bluffton Pirates sports fan. Viewers, please help with this one.


NCAA national honor to univeristy baseball team

The NCAA Honors Committee has named the 2007 Bluffton University baseball team andLieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson as recipients of the 2010 Award of Inspiration.

They will be recognized during the 2010 Honors Celebration in January at the NCAA Convention in Atlanta.

On March 2, 2007, a charter bus carrying 30 of 42 student-athletes and three coaches of the Bluffton University baseball team to their season opener in Florida, fell off an overpass onto Interstate 75 in Atlanta, killing five student-athletes and the driver and his wife.

Reader asks: "Why the time change?"

Icon reader Kathleen Mikkelsen of the Mennonite Memorial Home poses an interesting question. Here it is:

"Thanks for this web site! Is this the place for questions? What is the original reason for this change in our time, spring and fall? In asking around, some say, 'golfers' - school children- farmers. Could you print the real reason. thanks!

Readers are welcome to respond.


My love of "crappy" old pick-up trucks


By Tanya Pike

I have a crush on old, run-down pick-up trucks. Not that I especially want one. But, they are useful in their own ugly way.