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January 17, 2021

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Bluffton University honors 39 faculty and staff for service

Bluffton University honored 39 members of its faculty and staff for their years of dedication and service at the annual New Year's Recognition Dinner on Jan. 24. Honorees were recognized for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 45 years at Bluffton.

In comments preceding the awarding of service recognitions, Dr. James M. Harder, Bluffton University president, paid tribute to the role of Bluffton's faculty and staff.

Erin Weaver recital Feb. 7

Bluffton University senior Erin Weaver of Bluffton, soprano and violin, will perform a senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in Yoder Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby.

Mennonite church leader challenges Bluffton students to hear the call

In her Martin Luther King Jr. Day address Addie Banks challenged the audience at Bluffton University to rethink the meaning of Rev. King's life through the lens of Christian faith.

"While King's life is often understood to be about social action for civil rights and peace witness, the core of his life and witness was really about a willingness to accept personal transformation in response to God's call," said Banks.

Northern Ireland Feb. 3 forum theme

Students who participated in the Northern Ireland cross-cultural experience in the fall of 2009 will share and reflect on their experience as part of Bluffton University's Forum series at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Founders Hall. Forum is free and open to the public.

Crystal Augsburger (Bowling Green), Abby Carr (Ashland), Andrew Chamberlain (Lima), Stephanie Finn (Toledo), Teresa Karcher (Ada), Hannah Keeney (Phoenix, Ariz.), Megan Yoder (Kalona, Iowa) and Blake Zickafoose (Lima) will participate.

Life Worship Band performs Feb. 4

Bluffton University's multicultural affairs office will host Amante Lacey and The Life Worship Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Lacey will also lead chapel at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall the same day. Amante Lacey and The Life Worship Band have a style that mixes the Christian, gospel, acoustic and rock genres and have songs like Hello, Clap your Hands, and Champion. The concert is an opportunity for the community to come together for a night of encouragement and worship.

University announced ML King Day activities

Bluffton University students will participate in the nationwide Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18. The day was initiated by Congress in 1994 as a way to honor the legacy of Dr. King by having a day for community service and education of his message of social justice and nonviolence.

Activities include:

City Mission of Findlay
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Limited to 15 students
Cleaning, painting, sorting donations