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$1,700+ raised; 306 pounds of food collected

Bluffton University's student-led Family and Consumer Science Association (FCSA) held their annual Filling the CUP spaghetti dinner Friday, Nov. 6, at First Mennonite Church.

The donations collected upon admission supported the Churches United Pantry (CUP) located in Lima, Ohio, which serves between 700 and 1,000 residents of Lima each month.

This year's CUP dinner raised more than $1,700 in donations and 306 pounds of food; far surpassing the goal of $1,200 and 150 pounds of food.

Time with Corrie Ten Boom Dec. 1

Susan Sandager will present Time with Corrie Ten Boom, Tuesday, Dec. 1, as part of Bluffton University's weekly Forum series. The presentation will be at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. Time with Corrie Ten Boom is a drama based on a Christian woman who hid Jews in her home during World War II. The event is free and open to the public.

Friesen conducts drama workshop

Melissa Friesen, associate professor of theatre and communication, will present "Drama Techniques for Classroom and Civic Dialogue: A Participatory Workshop," at 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in Kreider Room in Marbeck Center, as part of Bluffton University's Friday Colloquium Series. The event is free and open to the public. Please note the change in location.

University hosts youth workers, pastors

Ohio Conference MC USA youth workers

Youth pastors and youth workers from Ohio Conference, Mennonite Church USA, gathered at Bluffton University, Nov. 12, as part of the second Ohio Youth Pastor Peer Group conference.

Thomas Dunn, youth pastor at Kidron Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio, and a 2007 graduate of Bluffton, introduced the idea of having a day set aside for youth pastors to gather at Bluffton and discuss their ministries.

CPT visitors to university

CPT visitors to Bluffton University

Tarek Abuata, a Palestinian-American, and Sylvia Morrison, originally from Jamaica, answer questions following their Forum presentation at Bluffton University.

As part of Bluffton's Pathways scholars-in-residence program, three members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) visited campus Nov. 10-12. Morrison, Abuata and Sandra Milena Rincon visited with students and classes, spoke during Forum and gave the Chapel message on Nov. 12.

Music ribbon fest' at university Nov. 21

Bluffton University will host the Ohio Music Educators Association Ribbon Festival from 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21.

The event is sponsored by the Middle West district of the Ohio Music Teachers Association and is free and open to the public. Nearly 300 students will be performing throughout the day.

The Ribbon Festival allows music students of all ages an opportunity to perform in a non-threatening environment and receive comments from a highly qualified judge.