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New university internship to be discussed

Dr. Deborah Myers, an associate professor and director of Bluffton University's dietetics program, will provide a "Prelude to a New Program: The Bluffton Dietetic Internship" at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. The colloquium presentation is free and open to the public.

'Four Dimensions of Love' topic of Bluffton talk

Deborah Horst, former executive director of Camp Luz, a Mennonite camp near Orrville, Ohio, will be the speaker at Bluffton University's Spiritual Life Week Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Free and open to the public, Horst's talk is titled "Four Dimensions of Love." In this case, the title refers to worship, she says, explaining that worship "creates meaning across all dimensions of our lives. Love and worship go together, and together they are 'dangerous' because they require and invoke change in every one of us."

Film festival set in Bluffton during March

Bluffton University's Institute for Learning in Retirement, an educational program for retirees, will host its first film festival March 6-8.

One movie will be shown each day in Yoder Recital Hall, with a short introduction preceding each screening at 9:15 a.m. Following the films will be discussions over lunch in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall.

Catered lunches will be provided for $8 apiece, or participants can bring their own lunch. Cost for the three-day festival is $10; registration is due by Feb. 27.

Headings named Bluffton's VP for enrollment management

Bluffton University President James M. Harder has named Ron Headings of Cincinnati, Ohio, as the university's vice president for enrollment management. Headings will move to Bluffton and assume his new responsibilities in mid-summer.

"Ron's extensive experience in strategic marketing and demonstrated commitment to Mennonite higher education prepare him well for this new role," Harder said. "Bluffton will benefit from the focus and expertise that Ron will bring to his new position."

Women's bball: Mount St. Joseph shuts down Bluffton in 72-45 win over Beavers

By Martin Kluk, sports information intern

Stats: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womensbasketball/2012/02-01-wb.htm

The Bluffton women's basketball team fell to the Lions of Mount St. Joseph (72-45) on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. The Beavers dropped their second game in a row, after five consecutive victories, slipping to 7-13 overall and 5-8 in the HCAC. MSJ improved to 3-17 on the season (3-10 HCAC).

Men's bball: Bluffton pulls away in OT for 74-64 win over Mount St. Joseph

By Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/mensbasketball/2012/02-01-mb.htm

The Bluffton University men's basketball defeated Mount St. Joseph with a thrilling 74-64 OT victory on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Beavers improved to 14-6 overall and 8-5 in the HCAC with their fourth straight win. MSJ fell to 7-13 overall and 3-10 in the HCAC.

University releases February arts and events schedule

Bluffton University released its February arts and event schedule. Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. The schedule follows:

Bluffton native, dementia expert to speak at Bluffton University

Dr. Shelly Weaverdyck, director of the Alzheimer's Education and Research Program at Eastern Michigan University, will discuss dementia in a Bluffton University Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Yoder Recital Hall.

"When the Brain Goes Awry: Effects of Brain Quirks and Disorders on Thinking and Doing" is the title of the Bluffton alumna's presentation, which is free and open to the public.

Photo exhibit to explore 'Gray Space' in Sauder gallery

Black and white photography by American and international artists will be showcased in "Gray Space: Windows from the Ordinary into the Extraordinary," an exhibition opening Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University's Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Continuing through March 2, the exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.