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Strategies for stopping destructive communication

University Civic Engagement Day Forum theme

In an era when divisiveness and negative rhetoric seems to not only be encouraged but even admired, Marathana Prothro, assistant professor of communication at Bluffton University, is instead encouraging understanding.

As Bluffton University’s annual Civic Engagement Day speaker, Prothro shared “Using Ancient Wisdom to Stop Destructive Communication in its Tracks: Reining in Gottman’s Horsemen” as a practice of communication that transcends division.

University academic awards presented April 23

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Students to be honored include graduating seniors in the Honors Program, C. Henry Smith Scholars and Pi Delta inductees, as well as departmental award recipients, who are recognized as distinguished senior scholars. In addition, several seniors will present on their departmental honors projects.

Beaver track team sets school records at All-Ohio Championship meet

The Bluffton University track and field team made the trip to Ohio Wesleyan University for the second straight weekend to partake in the Division III All-Ohio Championship meet and came home with a couple of school records.

Global water crisis speech earns top marks in oratorical contest

Hannah Conklin ’19, a convergent media major and journalism minor from Westerville, Ohio, was named the winner of Bluffton University’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest held April 3. 

Guys and Dolls university May Day musical

May 3 and 4 in Founders Hall; tickets now on sale

Bluffton University will present “Guys and Dolls,” forit May Day musical Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, in Founders Hall.

“Guys and Dolls” depicts gambler Nathan Detroit, who is seeking cash to set up the biggest craps game in town, but both the authorities and his fiancé of 14 years are breathing down his neck.

When Detroit makes a bet with a fellow gambler’s love life, this oddball romantic comedy takes us from Times Square to Cuba to the sewers of New York City.

University student-athletes recognized at Athletics Awards Forum

Bluffton University will recognize its top student-athletes at the annual Athletics Awards Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Two awards will be presented. Bluffton’s top senior male athlete will receive the A.C. Burcky Award, while the top senior female athlete will receive the Kathryn E. Little Award.

During the Forum, Brad Woodson, a 1989 Bluffton graduate and dean of students at Groveport Madison High School, will present “Leveling the Field.”