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University senior art exhibit opens March 13

Bluffton University seniors Kelsey Greeley, Abby Ferrell and Heather Smith will showcase their artwork during their senior exhibition from March 13-23 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center. The exhibit, titled "Three Blind Mice," is free and open to the public, as is a reception for the artists from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

The three students will display pieces they have created during their years at Bluffton. The work will include paintings by Greeley, from Elida, Ohio, and Ferrell, from Arlington, Ohio, and Raku ceramics by Smith, from Elkhart, Ind.

Afghan women to speak at Bluffton University March 12-13

Two Afghan women-a filmmaker and a humanitarian-will discuss conditions in their native country Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, at Bluffton University.

In the first of three events that are free and open to the public, the documentary film "Afghanistan Unveiled" will be shown at 8 p.m. Monday in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton's Centennial Hall.

C. Henry Smith Lecture: Tortured Hutterites left legacy of peace

In the cemetery at Rockport Colony, South Dakota, are the small, rectangular grave markers for Joseph and Michael Hofer, each bearing one of the brothers' names, his birth and death dates and, in capital letters beside each brother's name, the word "MARTYR."

The Hofers were so designated by their fellow Hutterites-a communal branch of Anabaptists-following their imprisonment at Alcatraz and what the church regarded as torture and death at the hands of the U.S. Army in 1918, at the close of World War I.

Five years later, Bluffton remembers tragedy

At the "Touching Home" memorial

More than 150 members of the Bluffton University community gathered on Friday to reflect on the life-changing events of March 2, 2007, when a bus carrying the Bluffton baseball team to spring-break games in Florida crashed in Atlanta, taking seven lives.

But speakers at the service marking the fifth anniversary of the tragedy also remembered the caring and support that came the community's way in the accident's aftermath.

Beaver baseball team goes BaseBald raising $7,700 for St. Baldrick's Foundation

Bluffton baseball offers shear support to kids with cancer
More than 12,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer every year. Wednesday afternoon, about 45 Bluffton University baseball players and coaches symbolically showed they care.

Having already raised more than $7,700 in the last month for the St. Baldrick's Foundation-which funds research for potential childhood cancer cures-the baseball Beavers took their support a step further on Wednesday, having their heads shaved in solidarity with young cancer victims.

Lauren Hutton selected All-Heartland Conference

Heartland Conference release: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womensbasketball/2012/allhcac.pdf

Bluffton University junior Lauren Hutton (New Riegel) was recently named First Team All-Heartland Conference following the 2011-12 women's basketball season. She was one of only 12 women selected by the HCAC women's basketball coaches.

University baseball team going prematurely bald

More than 12,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer every year. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, about 45 Bluffton University baseball players and coaches are going bald to show they care.

Having already raised roughly $7,000 in the last month for the St. Baldrick's Foundation-which funds research for potential childhood cancer cures-the Bluffton baseball Beavers will take their support a step further on Wednesday, having their heads shaved in solidarity with young cancer victims.

Josh Fisher and Mychal Hill selected All-Heartland Conference

http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/mensbasketball/2012/allhcac.pdf

Junior Josh Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) earned second team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recognition for his play at both ends of the floor during the 2011-12 men's basketball season.

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