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July 23, 2018

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Bluffton University, Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs form strategic partnership

The Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) has formed a strategic partnership with Bluffton University's Division of Business Studies. The announcement was made at the center's third annual meeting, Sept. 16 at the Bluffton town hall.

BCE board president Brendon Matthews introduced the plan to reduce the organization's operating costs and connect its clients with university faculty and students.

Bluffton University athletics to host 'Pink Week' - breast cancer awareness

Bluffton University's football, soccer and volleyball programs are joining forces in the fight against breast cancer during "Pink Week," set for Sept. 25-Oct. 2.

Each of the four teams-including the men's and women's soccer teams-will wear pink as part of their uniforms during the week "to bring awareness on campus to the breast cancer issue," said Robin Bowlus, public relations director at Bluffton.

Constitution Forum at Bluffton canceled

A Constitution Day Forum scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Bluffton University has been canceled.

Gregg Luginbuhl art on exhibit in Ft. Wayne and Perrysburg

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Two ceramic works in Bluffton artist Gregg Luginbuhl's "Rustic Decanter" series are on exhibit at the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Museum of Art, while two others in the series are on display at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio.

"Rustic Decanter XI," a stoneware fuel-can form, and "Rustic Decanter XII," a porcelain work with a rusty surface, are part of the 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial, a national, juried show that opened recently at the Fort Wayne museum.

Bluffton University to mark World Peace Day

Three campus events, all free and open to the public, are planned at Bluffton University to mark World Peace Day, observed on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center at Bluffton will host an open house and reception from 1-5 p.m. that day.

Visitors can see the center's new look and browse its library collection and art displays. A drawing to win free books will be held, and the first 21 guests will receive a free "peace" bracelet. Other bracelets may be purchased for $1 each. The center is located in the lower level of Riley Court on Spring Street.

Author to give reading at Bluffton

Dr. Frank Dobson Jr., author of the novel The Race is Not Given and the newly released Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks, Whites, Love and Death, will read from his work at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Bluffton University's Musselman Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

Dobson is executive director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and has taught African-American and American fiction courses at Wright State University, Dayton.