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September 17, 2019

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Vocational discernment and community engagement

Kathy Dickson to address college goals in the context of the bigger picture of life

Bluffton resident and Bluffton University alumna Kathy Dickson, director of vocational discernment and community engagement at Methodist Theological School of Ohio, will speak at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Dickson will share “Discernment on Purpose—Checking in on Your Best Life.”

Designed for sophomore, junior and senior Bluffton University students, this forum provides reflective and practical support for addressing college goals in the context of the bigger picture of life. 

Ball in the House coming to Bluffton

Tickets on sale for Sept. 19 performance

Tickets are available for the 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, performance by Boston-based a cappella group Ball in the House in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall.

Averaging 200 shows a year, the high energy group performs R&B, soul and pop hits during shows that have audiences singing, dancing and beatboxing along.

The 5-man group promises “music that’ll move ya” and have opened for some of the biggest acts in the world including The Jonas Brothers, The Beach Boys and The Temptations.

State of the university address Sept. 10

Here's the Bluffton University September calendar of events

With the univeristy back in session, programming is underway for the new school year. Here is the September calendar of events at Bluffton University. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Aug. 26-Oct. 18 Art Exhibit: “A Visual Reflection on Fear and Connection” by Merrill Krabill, professor of art, Goshen College, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

University opening convocation Aug. 27

Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director for health behavior and wellness for YMCA of the USA, featured speaker

Convocation to welcome new students into the academic community at Bluffton University

Dr. Beth Taylor Mack, director for health behavior and wellness for YMCA of the USA, will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2023 during its Opening Convocation.

Taylor Mack will share “The Power of Relationships: How Connectivity Impacts Well-Being,” which directly ties into this year’s summer reading for first-year students, “The Geography of Bliss.”

Art show will feature Goshen College professor’s work

Opens Aug. 26 in Sauder Visual Arts Center

Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery will host “A Visual Reflection on Fear and Connection” by Merrill Krabill, chair of the art department at Goshen College.

Krabill's current body of work uses the metaphor of death and resurrection to explore life's pain and loss. The hope the work holds out is that the interconnectedness of all life is our way to move from loss to redemption.

Opening Aug. 26, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 18.

Your invitation to a singing event

Aug. 21 at Mosiman - will feature “Mass in G Major” by Schubert and “Gloria” by Vivaldi

The Bluffton University music department invites the community to a summer singing event.

Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities at Bluffton University, will lead an informal singing event from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Mosiman Recital Hall.

“Bring it and Sing it” is open to the community with no advance registration.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own score or borrow one from the music department. The fun event will feature “Mass in G Major” by Schubert and “Gloria” by Vivaldi.

 

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