April 23, 2014

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University May Day includes "faculty showcase"

Bluffton University will mark its annual May Day weekend May 1-4 with traditional alumni reunions, student activities and graduation events, as well as a “faculty showcase” in Musselman Library.

Featured at the latter event, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, will be:

· Dr. Martina Cucchiara, an assistant professor of history, sharing excerpts from a Jewish German woman’s World War II-era diary that Cucchiara found in a German archive while conducting research last summer with the aid of a Bluffton University Research Center grant;

Baseball: Beavers smash Anderson twice on Saturday

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/baseball/2014/04-19-bb.htm

The Bluffton University baseball team ran out to a 10-2 lead midway through the sixth and held on for its fourth straight Heartland Conference series victory on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Bluffton improved to 16-14 overall and 9-9 in the HCAC, while Anderson dropped to 18-11 and 11-7 in the conference.

Softball: Beavers sweep Hanover

By Josh Burkholder, sports information assistant

Game 1 stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/softball/2014/04-19-s1.htm    
Game 2 stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/softball/2014/04-19-s2.htm

University directors carry on 100-year theater tradition

May Day weekend is a Bluffton University tradition with events dating back a century, including a theatrical production that ultimately became the May Day musical.

Beginning with May Day 1915, early theater productions at Bluffton featured Shakespeare “on the green.” Musicals were introduced in the ‘50s, notes Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication.

Vocalist to perform junior recital April 26

Vocalist Ashley Musgrave will present her Bluffton University junior recital at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in Yoder Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Musgrave, a mezzo-soprano from Ada, Ohio, will sing numbers by Mozart, Ravel, Brahms and Bach, accompanied by pianist Ana Yoder Coulter. In addition, Dr. Lucia Unrau, a professor and chair of music at Bluffton, will perform “Letting Go,” Musgrave’s composition for piano.

University concert band performs April 25

Three chamber ensembles will join the Bluffton University Concert Band to present a spring instrumental concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, in Yoder Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Roy Couch, visiting assistant professor of music, conducts the Concert Band and coaches the brass quintet that will perform as well. Also on the program are a saxophone quartet and a flute ensemble, both coached by Dr. Adam Schattschneider, professor of music.

And...here's the 2014 Bluffton University May Day court

Bluffton University has announced its 2014 May Day court, which was elected by the student body and will be honored during the annual May Day celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, on the Centennial Hall lawn.

The court includes King Jared Horstman and Queen Lindsay Krohn, both seniors, along with senior escorts Derrick Baksa and Jordan McFarland, senior attendants Tamara Al-Sammarraie and Rachel Duncan, and junior chairpersons Joe Schaer and Sara Klenke.

Bluffton vs. Defiance moved to Wednesday

The Bluffton University  baseball team has moved its home game with Defiance from today to Wednesday, April 16 - 4:15 p.m. start at Memorial Field.