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March 23, 2019

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March university arts and events calendar

Here is the list of arts and events at Bluffton University during March. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

March 3 Event: "Conscience, Scripture and Patriotism: The Church of the Brethren and the Crisis of the Great War" by William Kostlevy, Brethren Historical Library and Archives, 4 p.m., Kreider Room, Marbeck Center. 

March 10 Event: "'We Are Still Compelled': Artifacts of Bluffton's World War I Experience, Carrie Phillips, Bluffton University archives, 4 p.m., Kreider Room, Marbeck Center.

New board member, scholarships, sabbaticals, emeriti recognition announced

Bluffton University trustees meet Feb. 15-16

At their winter meeting, the Bluffton University Board of Trustees welcomed a new member; approved new housing options, scholarships and sabbaticals; and granted emeritus status to two retiring faculty members. 

Handling challenging conversations

Bluffton alumni share advice

Communication is fundamental to maintaining successful relationships at work, at home and in the church, but having hard conversations is something many people wish they could avoid.

To help students prepare for these challenging moments during and beyond college, three Bluffton alumni returned to campus for the panel “We Need to Talk: How to Have Tough Conversations at Work, at Home, at Church.”

University Alumni Association seeks award nominations

Professional Achievement Award and Faculty/Staff Service Award

The Bluffton University Alumni Association is seeking Alumni Award nominations for the 2019-20 academic year. The two awards to be given out are the Professional Achievement Award and the Faculty/Staff Service Award.

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes a graduate who has continued the pursuit of intellectual growth and has explored creative avenues in his or her chosen field. As a result, this individual has achieved notable success and recognition in his or her career.

Franklin College stops both Beaver bball teams

Franklin College defeated Bluffton University men’s and women’s basketball teams on Saturday. Here are accounts of the games.

Men’s game

The Bluffton University men dropped a tough one on the road to the Franklin College Grizzlies, 72-67, on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Beavers had three players in double figures on the day. Bluffton caps off the regular season at 17-8 overall and 11-7 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin improved to 11-14 on the season and 9-9 in the HCAC.

We are all a little crazy

University promotes mental health awareness

Last week Bluffton University hosted the #SameHere Sit down, an interactive event produced by the Global Mental Health Alliance “We’re All A Little Crazy.”

Bluffton was one of 15 schools on the college tour and the only Division III school involved.

James Grandey, head baseball coach, organized the event after reaching out to founder Eric Kussin, who brings together athletes, celebrities and influencers to talk about mental health in a way that’s appealing to college students and athletes.