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Institute for Learning in Retirement registration deadline Jan. 20

Bluffton University's Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program designed specifically for retired individuals, is offering six classes this winter. The registration deadline is Jan. 20.

The courses are held at Bluffton University and cost $50. Registration and course fees (if applicable) are due at time of registration. For more information or to register, please contact J.P. Schumacher, director of ILR, at schumacherjp@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3346.

Nature-inspired jewelry exhibit opens Jan. 11

Krintina Glick jewelry

Bluffton University will present an art exhibit, "Kristina Glick: Jewelry, Prints and Enamels," Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Feb. 5, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Sauder Visual Arts Center. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public.

University hosts two MLK Day Forum events

Eighth graders from Lima North Middle School will present "The More I Understand, The More I Accept," Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall as part of Bluffton University's Forum series. The forum is free and open to the public.

The presentation will be given by the 22-member class of the Lima Arts Magnet program, which is based at Lima North Middle School. The class is in the process of developing a readers' theatre series that focuses on societal struggles with racism, prejudice, tolerance and acceptance.

George Lehman talks about Amish business practices

George Lehman, Howard Raid professor of business, will present "Changing Business Practices Among the Amish of Adams County, Indiana," at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in Stuzman Lecture Hall in Centennial hall, as part of Bluffton University's Friday Colloquium Series. The event is free and open to the public.
Lehman grew up in Adams County and has always been fascinated by the changes in that community over years.

Bach Festival rehearsals begin Jan. 12

Rehearsals for Bluffton University's Bach Festival will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall. Anyone from high school students to adults who has an interest in singing is welcome to attend.

The chorus, along with orchestra and soloists, will be performing Franz Schubert's Mass in G on Sunday, March 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Judy Hall, visiting assistant professor of music, will be the conductor.

January Forum focus on "healthy world"

Ross Kauffman, Ph.D., visiting assistant research scientist and postdoctoral fellow, Indiana University School of Nursing, will present "Not Merely the Absence of Disease: Creating a Healthy World," as part of Bluffton University's weekly Forum series, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. The forum is free and open to the public.

Kauffman is an epidemiologist working in the Training in Research for Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Control program at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis.