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University hosts children's conference

Bluffton University hosted "Celebration of Peace: Beyond Borders" children's conference, Oct. 23-24 at The Lion and The Lamb Peace Arts Center. Thirty-two children from third through seventh grade participated in the conference. Bluffton students, faculty and staff and local community members served as volunteers.

Volunteering his summer

Daniel Mast, a senior at Bluffton University didn't want to spend a typical summer at his home in Goshen, Ind. Instead, the middle childhood education major opted to get out of the Midwest, and volunteer in Albuquerque, N.M.

Mast volunteered at a program located in the Sandia Vista apartments in Albuquerque. The children enrolled in the program were pre-school age through sixth grade and lived in the apartment complex. During the school year, the program functions as an after-school program.

Immigration presentation Nov. 17

On Tuesday, Nov. 17 Bluffton University will host guest speaker Saulo Padilla, director of the Office of Immigration for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). He will present as part of Bluffton's Forum series at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. The Forum is free and open to the public.

A 2005 graduate of Goshen College and the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2008, Padilla has great interest in social justice.

Internships university topic Nov. 20

Deborah Myers, associate professor of dietetics and dietetics program director, will present "Getting In(ternships): Discovering what dietetic internship directors value most from applicants in today's competitive environment."

Her presentation is at 4 p.m. Friday Nov. 20 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.

Myers earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Purdue University.

NCAA national honor to univeristy baseball team

The NCAA Honors Committee has named the 2007 Bluffton University baseball team andLieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson as recipients of the 2010 Award of Inspiration.

They will be recognized during the 2010 Honors Celebration in January at the NCAA Convention in Atlanta.

On March 2, 2007, a charter bus carrying 30 of 42 student-athletes and three coaches of the Bluffton University baseball team to their season opener in Florida, fell off an overpass onto Interstate 75 in Atlanta, killing five student-athletes and the driver and his wife.

Congressman Jordan holds Bluffton town meeting Nov. 11

Bluffton University will host a Town Hall meeting with United States Congressman Jim Jordan, 4th District, Ohio, on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will be held in Founders Hall and is free and open to the public. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m.

A Town Hall is an opportunity for residents of the 4th district, especially those in Allen and Hancock Counties, to ask questions of Congressman Jordan. Other Town Hall events have occurred in the district this year, but none in this part of the region.