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September 19, 2018

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Football: Bluffton rallies from 30 points down but falls short

The Bluffton University football team opened up the 2018 season at home against the College of Wooster under new Head Coach Aaron Krepps. It was the third meeting all-time between the schools with Wooster now a perfect 3-0. The Beavers rallied from 30 points down but fell just short in a 44-34 setback to the Fighting Scots.

Economics within fantasy university Colloquium discussion

Dr. Cynthia Bandish, English and language department chair at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, “Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman’s Novels,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. 

Gaiman’s fantasy novels draw from fairy tales and mythologies “to create new stories of human interactions with other worldly beings,” said Bandish.

It's happening at the university in September

Arts and events calendar

Here's the September arts and events calendar from Bluffton University. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 7 Colloquium: “Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman’s Novel,” Friday Colloquium by Cynthia Bandish, Ph.D., professor of English, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall

Sept. 16 Art Reception: Reception for art exhibit “Reconstruction,” by John Sousa, 1-3 p.m., Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

Author encourages students to have ‘tough conversations’

"Talk, listen to others and share a meal"

In an era when many people with opposing viewpoints figuratively retreat to opposite corners of a boxing ring when conflicts arise, author and counselor Jonas Beiler urged first-year students at Bluffton University to instead talk, listen to others and share a meal.

“Be brave enough to have tough conversations,” urged Beiler. “God forgives, and since we are made in the likeness of God we need to forgive as well.”

University recognized for national excellence in educator preparation

From Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Bluffton University was recently named one of 46 providers from across the country to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.

“Reconstruction” series to be on display

Computer-compiled photo images at Albrecht Gallery

Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery will host “Reconstruction” by John Sousa.
The series features computer-compiled photographic images printed with UV-cured inks over a textured surface of paint and collage fragments. Sousa examines the concept of pareidolia, a phenomenon in which one perceives meaning in abstract stimuli—for example seeing images in cloud-filled sky.