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Bias and privilege discussion

During MLK Forum at Bluffton University Jan. 21

Dr. LaShonda Gurley, director of the Center for Career and Vocation at Bluffton University, will present, “Walking the Talk: Transforming the Dream into Reality,” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Yoder Recital Hall.

During the presentation, Gurley will relate portions of King’s well-known and often quoted 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech to the areas of bias and the privilege we recognize in 2020. 

Beavers kickoff 2020 indoor track-field season at Findlay

The Bluffton University Track and Field team kicked off the 2020 indoor season at the Findlay Open on a rainy Saturday, Jan. 11.

Showing off on the distance side was freshman Max Chandler (Liberty Township/Lakota East) who had a terrific race for his first-ever 3k! Chandler came in 7th with a time of 9:40. "He was very aggressive and confident," stated Coach Wells. Another great performance came from senior Bailie Barrington (Waynesfield/Waynesfield-Goshen) in the mile race. She placed 5th in a field of 12 with a time of 5:44. Barrington also qualified for the conference meet.

Gillig scores 17, has 13 rebounds in Bluffton loss

The Bluffton University women's basketball team fell behind 25-7 at the end of one quarter and it was too much to overcome as Hanover College held off the Beavers for a 62-53 win on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Bluffton slipped to 8-5 overall and 2-4 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover improved to 7-5 with a spotless 6-0 mark in the HCAC heading into the Panthers' showdown with 6-0 Transylvania on Wednesday night.

It’s Hanover over Beavers in HCAC match

The Bluffton University men's basketball team traveled to Hanover, IN, to take on the Hanover College Panthers in a Heartland Conference clash on Saturday, Jan. 11. While the game was back and forth for much of the first half, the Panthers pulled away late for a 63-44 victory over the Beavers.

Genocide of the Mind

Jan. 17 Colloquium talk at Bluffton University

Dr. Melissa Michal, assistant professor of English, will share “Genocide of the Mind and Indigenous Resilience,” during a Colloquium presentation at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. 

During the presentation, Michal will discuss how genocide and trauma have affected both American Indians and non-Natives, how American Indians have found resilience through art and performativity, and how we take action to evolve curriculum and business practices to enact Haudenosaunee brotherhood.

Mercy Health, Lima, president presents Presidential Leadership Forum

Jan. 14 at Bluffton University

 Ronda K. Lehman, president, Mercy Health Lima, will share “My Leadership Journey in Health Care,” during Bluffton University’s Presidential Leadership Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Lehman will reflect on experiences and challenges in the health care marketplace.

Named president of Mercy Health’s Lima Market in September, Lehman has served the Lima community as a member of Mercy Health since 1995, when she began as a pharmacy intern. 

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