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Cystal Sellers Battle presents “Songs for Resistance” Forum March 12

Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music at Bluffton University, will present the Forum “Songs for Resistance and Revolution” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in the Yoder Recital Hall.

Her presentation will examine the music of social movements—both sacred and secular—establishing the broader cultural context for songs of resistance from the Great War era.

Prominent Ohio poet/cultural critic here March 12

Hanif Abdurraqib, a poet, essayist and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, will give a public reading at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University. Abdurraqib is the author of a biography on A Tribe Called Quest called “Go Ahead in the Rain,” a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award nominee for “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much” and “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ and Publisher’s Weekly. 

University senior art exhibit opens March 11

Senior artists and graphic designers from Bluffton University will showcase their most prominent work in their combined exhibit titled “6:1 Six Artists, One Show.”

Rebecca Baden, Bowling Green, Ohio; Becky Boban, Madison, Ohio; Brista Drake, Richwood, Ohio; Cara Echols, New Bremen, Ohio; Emily Griffioen, Belmond, Iowa; and Elizabeth Luersman, Fort Jennings, Ohio; will have work on display. The exhibit opens March 11 and runs through March 24 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Beaver baseball team 2-0 in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Bluffton University baseball team knocked off Rivier University 10-3 on Sunday, March 3, in their second game of the Gene Cusic Classic. Bluffton improved to 2-0 on the season, while Rivier stands 0-2.

Get out of your comfort zone!

One way is to engage in theare

Bluffton University, Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication, on March 1 convinced a group of faculty, staff and students nearly ready to pack up for the day to instead get outside of their comfort zones and engage in theatre. 

Friesen presented a piece of forum theatre around the issues of race and education. She invited attendees to participate as actors and provide feedback. This type of community-based theatre has a purpose that extends well beyond entertainment, its intent is to engage and spark change.

Three Beavers receive all-HCAC basketball honors

Three members of the Bluffton University men's basketball team were recognized when the Heartland Conference announced it post-season awards on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Dezman Brown
Sophomore Dezman Brown (Elyria) has been named the first-ever Heartland Conference Defensive Most Valuable Player and along with that Honorable Mention All-HCAC. Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) and Isaiah Taylor (Yellow Springs) were also honored by the Heartland Conference coaches.

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