Posted by Fred Steiner on November 25, 2013 - 2:10pm
Jeff Gundy, a professor of English at Bluffton University, talks about his newly published book, “Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace,” during an author program Nov. 21 in Bluffton’s Musselman Library.
A poetic exploration of theology, “Songs from an Empty Cage” is a sequel to Gundy’s “Walker in the Fog: On Mennonite Writing” and also the 10th book in the C. Henry Smith Book Series. Gundy has published five books of poems and three of prose; his latest book of poems, “Somewhere Near Defiance,” is forthcoming from Anhinga Press.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 25, 2013 - 2:07pm
When she last left Syria about two years ago, the hardest part for Sarah Adams was not knowing what the future held for a country already at civil war.
But the people she had met during her visits as a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) worker were hopeful, and they gave that hope to her, Adams said at Bluffton University’s weekly chapel service Nov. 21.
And despite the continuing conflict, she is keeping that faith, bolstered by stories of:
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 24, 2013 - 9:45pm
That's right, a comet is in the sky this month and here's some information for Icon skygazers.
The incoming Comet ISON is now in the home stretch of its long-awaited hairpin loop around the sun on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28), making it a great target for amateur astronomers and stargazers. But there are some tips and info you'll want to keep in mind before you go comet hunting.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 23, 2013 - 10:28pm
Hannah Chappell-Dick, Bluffton High School cross country and track standout, finished 221st overall of 280 women in the NCAA Division III national cross country championships held at Hanover Colleege on Nov. 23.
The Eastern Mennonite University sophomore made her first-ever appearance at the national race, crossing in 23:35.2 on the 6k course.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 23, 2013 - 2:22pm
This December, Bluffton Public Library guests will enjoy a variety of free holiday programs designed for all ages. No registration is required.
Live holiday music performances in the "stacks" include Jim Boedicker and Ed Zickafoose on guitar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2. The Dulcimer Gatherin' will perform from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9. Free refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Posted by Eli Garmon on November 22, 2013 - 5:38pm
Junior Ryan Leopold (Ottawa/Ottawa-Glandorf) was recently named HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17, 2013. It was the third straight week the Beavers have had a player named Player of the Week. Senior Josh Runda (Lima/Bath) and sophomore Ryan Aelker (New Bavaria/Holgate) earned Heartland Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for their work against Franklin and Anderson, respectively