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January 25, 2020

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Here’s the February university arts and events calendar

Bluffton University released its February arts and event calendar. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 4, Forum: "Eyes Wide Open: Reality Bites and How to Deal," Forum presentation by Alaina Shearer, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall

Feb. 4, Forum: "Power and Polity: LGBTQ Inclusion and the Concept of Variance in Mennonite Church USA," Forum presentation by Timothy Bender, 11 a.m., Musselman Library Reading Room

Bluffton professors to share Feb. 4 Colloquium

Dr. Melissa Friesen, art, communication and theatre department chair, and Dr. Walt Paquin, director of social work program, will share “Arts-based Civic Practice and Learning in Community,” during a Colloquium presentation at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Gillig scores 26, has 12 rebounds in loss to Manchester

The Bluffton University women's basketball team traveled to Manchester University on Jan. 22, 2020, for a matchup with the Spartans. The Beavers dropped a 69-65 decision as they fell to 9-7 (3-5 HCAC).

Beavers fall in low scoring contest

The Bluffton University men's basketball team played host to the Manchester University Spartans in a Heartland Conference clash on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Beavers led for most of the contest until late in the second half when the visitors would take a lead and hold on for a 52-48 victory. Bluffton fell to 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Manchester improved to 6-10 overall and 4-5 in the HCAC.

Jonathan Schriner award winner in Witmarsum competition

Bluffton University’s student driven-media organization “The Witmarsum” hosted a journalism competition for high school students this winter.

Individual categories included feature story, hard news story, sports story, opinion and news feature photography.

First, second and third places in each individual category were awarded $75, $50 and $25, respectively.

Jonathan Schriner of Bluffton, was awarded first place in the hard news category. Schriner will be honored at the competition award ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 29. 


University students share stories from cross-cultural experiences

Bluffton University students who participated in long-term cross-cultural experiences in the fall will speak during Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Yoder Recital Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Students who traveled to Washington, D.C., Nashville, Guatemala and France are planned to recount their experiences.

Most Bluffton undergraduate students participate in a three-week cross-cultural experience during the month of May. However, semester-long cross-cultural experiences are also available.