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December 18, 2018

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Author/CEO shares message of compassion

Author, CEO and former practicing psychologist, Dr. Nate Regier brought a message of compassionate accountability to Bluffton University students during the Nov. 27 Forum “Conflict Without Casualties.” 

Regier’s advice for avoiding the hook of drama without avoiding conflict: respond calmly, empathize, help (not dramatize) and recognize the other person’s willingness to be open. “Compassion is about struggling with people in the spirit of dignity so that we can use conflict to create something amazing. It’s the alternative to drama,” explained Regier.

They will solo at Sunday's "Messiah"

123rd performance of Handel's oratorio Sunday at 4 p.m.

• Note: While tickets are free, they must be reserved at https://tickets.bluffton.edu or at Marbeck Center.

• The event will also be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/bluffton.

Bluffton University’s music department has announced the soloists for its 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Yoder Recital Hall.

New Christmas tradition at Bluffton University

Christmas at the Houshower House

Faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at Bluffton University’s Campus Welcome Center for “Christmas at the Houshower House.”

The Sunday, Dec. 2 event included carols led by Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, lighting ceremony with President Jane Wood and prayer by Hannah Stephens ’19, pastoral assistant.

The new campus tradition highlighted the history of the Houshower House which was built by H.W. Berky and his family in the 1940s and later donated to the university by his son-in-law and daughter Mark and Margaret Houshower.

Bluffton loses heavyweight battle to John Carroll

The Bluffton University women's basketball team lost a hard-fought game to John Carroll University by the score of 86-70 in overtime on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The final tally was misleading as it was a heavyweight battle through the first four rounds. The loss dropped the Beavers to 1-4, while John Carroll improved to 3-2.

Bluffton alumna shares advice for entering the workforce

With the end of the semester coming to a close, a realization is coming to many seniors at Bluffton University—graduation is approaching.

Bluffton alumna Kerry Pinion, a manager for recruiting services for Fortune 500 Company Automatic Data Processing in Findlay, Ohio, returned to Bluffton to share some advice for the next step in life— joining the full-time workforce. 

Nursing major wants to ‘make a difference’

Paige Lawhorn in second year of Bluffton’s four-year nursing program

Paige Lawhorn has a mission in life: to help people. So when choosing a major, nursing was an easy pick.

“I want to make a difference and do something different every single day,” explained Lawhorn of Continental. “With nursing you get that.”

The Bluffton University sophomore is already putting that mission into practice. Lawhorn is an STNA and works at Willow Ridge, a nursing home just down the street from Bluffton’s campus.

“I absolutely love it there. We do all sorts of care, and we have a variety of ages,” said Lawhorn. “I love the people.”

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