"Balancing Personal Freedom with Public Good: Controversies in Public Health" will be Dr. Ross Kauffman's topic for Bluffton University's annual civic engagement lecture, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Founders Hall.
Free and open to the public, the Bluffton Forum presentation is in keeping with the university's 2011-12 civic engagement theme, "Public Health: Promoting Wellness for Self and Community."
Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger and a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will discuss issues and efforts in the fight against hunger at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Bluffton University's Founders Hall.
Free and open to the public, Hall's speech, "Changing the Face of Hunger," is the keynote address culminating Bluffton's annual Civic Engagement Day. The day will cap academic year-long exploration of the university's 2011-12 civic engagement theme, "Public Health: Promoting Wellness for Self and Community."
Is there a Schumacher in your family tree? If so, here's an opportunity to obtain some family history.
On Sunday, an illustrated presentation is planned by the Swiss Community Historical Society's Intrepretation Committee about the Christian and Peter Schumacher family histories and their life at the Swiss homestead on Bixel Road.
The presentation is at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25, in the Patio Room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Augsburger Road.
Posted by Fred Steiner on March 19, 2012 - 10:52am
Janet L. Matter, 89 of Bluffton, died at 2:40 p.m. March 18, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born May 11, 1922, in Bluffton to Charles and Dorothy (Alstaetter) Young. On May 7, 1947 she married R. Wayne Matter and he survives. They have shared 64 years of marriage together.
The Bluffton University men's and women's track and field team opened their outdoor campaign at Muskingum University on Saturday, March 17. The Beavers captured two wins, two runner-up performances and a number of personal best and qualifying efforts throughout the meet.
Tickets are now on sale for this spring's Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary colorama bowling night fundraiser at Bluffton's Southgate Lanes. Tickets are on sale at the bowling alley and the hospital.
This year's event takes place two evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, and again at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Over 50 raffle prizes are available and no prize has a value of less than $20. Some prizes have values of over $100.
A list of prizes is on the attachment at the bottom of this story. Major prizes include two tickets to Kings Island and a $50 gas card.