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University launches Mediation Works! project with $10,000 grant

Bluffton University will introduce Mediation Works! - A Public Awareness and Education Project at the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12. The meeting is held in the third floor of the town hall. To RSVP for the breakfast e-mail: blufftonchamber@gmail.com

Mediation Works! This is the message of Bluffton University's new project to help educate the regional community about Bluffton's mediation program.

Bluffton University spring enrollment up; best in several years

Bluffton University's spring enrollment figures are now official. This spring, 1,086 students are enrolled compared to 1,055 last year. The spring semester enrollment is the best in several years and is due in part to 35 new traditional students starting this spring. In addition, graduate student enrollment sets a new record with 130 students.

"Bluffton is very gratified to experience such a strong spring semester enrollment during this challenging economic time," said Dr. Eric Fulcomer, vice president for enrollment management and student life.

And now for a little gospel music history

Dr. Crystal Sellers, assistant professor of music, will present "From Congregational to Urban Crossover: The Faces and Sounds of Gospel Music," 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall as part of Bluffton University's Friday Colloquium Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Sellers' presentation will discuss gospel music and gospel singing from the creation of the style to the present. Many popular gospel composers and singers will be presented.

Around the world in 109 days

Kelsey Smith returns to the United States after spending 109 days traveling around the world with Semester at Sea, a cross-cultural experience for college students.

Bluffton University student travels around the world

Each Bluffton University student must fulfill a cross-cultural requirement before graduation. Most students fulfill this requirement by going on a cross-cultural experience while others complete the requirement by taking foreign language classes. Bluffton offers many three week cross-cultural experiences each spring however some students decide to further stretch themselves by spending a semester abroad.

University Spiritual Life Week focuses on "Extending family tree"

Bluffton University will hold its annual spring Spiritual Life Week (SLW), Feb. 7-11. The theme for the week is "Extend Your Family Tree."

Spiritual Life Week is a time, set aside for a week each semester, for the campus to focus on the Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in a relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and special times of worship. SLW events are free and open to the public.

Global weekend heads our way

International Connection (ICon), a student organization at Bluffton University, will present its annual global weekend, Feb. 11-13. This year's theme for global weekend is "Many Faces, One Family," and will consist of various events and activities that explore the home countries and cultures of Bluffton international students. All activities are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public.