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War and nonviolence within the Brethren Church

March 3 lecture in Marbeck Kreider Room

Dr. William Kostlevy, Brethren Historical Library and Archives, will present “‘Conscience, Scripture and Patriotism: The Church of the Brethren and the Crisis of the Great War” at 4 p.m. on March 3 in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. 

Kostlevy will trace the deeply divided loyalties experienced by Brethren during the World War 1 era—owing in part to the election of Martin Brumbaugh, an ordained Church of the Brethren minister, as governor of Pennsylvania in 1914.

Communication at work, home, church, forum topic Feb. 19

Lawrence Milan ’73, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Daniel Metzger ’05, lead pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Findlay; and Nicole Fairburn ’15, sexual assault survivor advocate, Crime Victim Services, Lima, will share “What to Say: How to Say It” during Bluffton University’s Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Walt Paquin, associate professor of social work.

Bethany seminary professor discussion on Feb. 24

BLUFFTON, Ohio— Dr. Scott Holland, professor of Bethany Theological Seminary, will present “‘Remember What Happened to Uncle Daniel at Leavenworth?’ A Case Study of Mennonite Conscience, Quiet Conviction and Silent Death” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. 

Interactive theatre workshop Feb. 22

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Dr. Melissa Friesen, Mary Nord Ignat and Joseph Ignat Professor of Theatre and Communication at Bluffton, will present the Colloquium “When Talking is Tough: Image Theatre as a Catalyst for Engagement” at 4 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

University hosts Forum on faith communities Feb. 19

BLUFFTON, Ohio – C. Christopher Smith, editor at Englewood Review of Books, will speak during Bluffton University’s Forum at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Stutzman Lecture Hall. The title of his presentation is “The Witness of Conversational Bodies.” 

During the presentation, the author and editor will discuss how faith communities can bear witness to the healing possibilities of conversation amidst the social fragmentation of the 21st century.

This event is free and open to the public.

University basketball: Women stop Anderson

Men's game: Ravens defeat Beavers

Bluffton University split games with Anderson on Saturday. Bluffton women lost; Bluffton men lost. Accounts of both games follow:

Women's game
The Bluffton University women's basketball team defeated Anderson University on Saturday, Feb. 9 by the score of 70-66 in a Heartland Conference tussle. Bluffton improved to 8-15 on the year and is now 6-10 in Heartland Conference play. Anderson fell to 9-14 overall and 5-11 in the HCAC.