Posted by Fred Steiner on January 25, 2015 - 8:32pm
The ONU Astronomy Club invites Icon viewers to a special event from 8 to 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, according to Jason Pinkney.
“Normally we meet on Fridays, but on this day, a small asteroid (0.3 miles across) will fly safely past the Earth close enough to be seen through our telescopes. The closest approach is about three times the distance to the Moon,” he said.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass through the constellation Cancer during the evening, and its motion should be detectable to the eye (unlike most asteroids).
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 25, 2015 - 4:46pm
First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, will hold a baked spaghetti dinner to benefit children and youth ministries from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the fellowship hall.Youth Ministries. Tickets are $7 each. Contact 419-358-8921; carry-out and delivery are available.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 25, 2015 - 4:05pm
This year’s C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University will address the 20th-century Mennonite historian for whom it is named.
Dr. Perry Bush, a professor of history at Bluffton, will examine “The Professor as Peacemaker: C. Henry Smith and the Mennonite Intellectual Tradition, 1920-1948” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Founders Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 25, 2015 - 4:03pm
“At the Mercy of the Muse,” an exhibition of sculptures by Fremont, Ohio, native Dan Chudzinski, will open Monday, Feb. 2, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 25, 2015 - 4:02pm
Dr. Daniel Berger, a professor of chemistry at Bluffton University, will discuss climate change and “green” chemistry in a Bluffton colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall.
His presentation, titled “Burning 350 Gallons of Gas to Learn More about Global Warming,” is free and open to the public.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 25, 2015 - 3:58pm
This is an invitation to clean out closets, basements, garages of any used shoes or boots or sandals. BFR Sports & Fitness has partnered with Funds2orgs.com to collect used shoes that will be repurposed instead of going into landfills. Shoes are collected by non-profit organizations across the country and then sent to community-based groups around the world to be repaired and resold or dismantled and recycled.
FINDLAY, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team had an outstanding two days of competition, January 23-24, at the Indoor Track & Field Classic hosted by Findlay University.
ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University men suffered another tough road loss as they fell to the Anderson University Ravens, 84-61, on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Ravens improved to 8-9 and 7-3 in the HCAC while Bluffton fell below the .500 mark to 8-9 overall and 4-6 in Heartland Conference play.