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March 26, 2019

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University hosts Forum on faith communities Feb. 19

BLUFFTON, Ohio – C. Christopher Smith, editor at Englewood Review of Books, will speak during Bluffton University’s Forum at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Stutzman Lecture Hall. The title of his presentation is “The Witness of Conversational Bodies.” 

During the presentation, the author and editor will discuss how faith communities can bear witness to the healing possibilities of conversation amidst the social fragmentation of the 21st century.

This event is free and open to the public.

University basketball: Women stop Anderson

Men's game: Ravens defeat Beavers

Bluffton University split games with Anderson on Saturday. Bluffton women lost; Bluffton men lost. Accounts of both games follow:

Women's game
The Bluffton University women's basketball team defeated Anderson University on Saturday, Feb. 9 by the score of 70-66 in a Heartland Conference tussle. Bluffton improved to 8-15 on the year and is now 6-10 in Heartland Conference play. Anderson fell to 9-14 overall and 5-11 in the HCAC.

University nutrition students host Lunch and Learn

Wednesdays from Feb. 13 to April 17

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2019 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 13 to April 17 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, just 15 seats are available for each lunch. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

University winter instrumental concert Feb. 24

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University will host an instrumental concert featuring its Concert Band at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Under the direction of Dr. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, the concert band will perform recent works that showcase different approaches to wind band composing.

Perry Bush to speak on conscientious objection

During World War One

Dr. Perry Bush, professor of history at Bluffton University, will present “Different Decisions of Conscience: Mennonite Combatants, Noncombatants and Objectors in Ohio, 1916-19,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, in Marbeck Center’s Kreider Room.

The presentation will provide some general background on historic peace churches on the eve of World War One; the factors that influenced the decisions of young Mennonite, Quaker and Brethren young men concerning the draft; and the persecution that both draftees and peace-church congregations suffered because of their nonresistance stance.

“Voices of Conscience”

Exhibit and events at Bluffton University Feb. 17 through March 31

From Feb. 17 through March 31, Bluffton University will host the traveling exhibit “Voices of Conscience” in Musselman Library.

This dramatic exhibit remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War from 1914-1918 and immerses visitors in the historical experience of witnessing for peace during “total war.”

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