September 16, 2014


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Ottawa senior presents university recital March 31

Vocalist Kristin Beckman will perform her Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Yoder Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public; a reception will follow in the lobby.

The Ottawa native, a soprano, will sing numbers by Mozart, Richard Strauss and Francis Poulenc, among others. Pianist Allison Ringold will accompany Beckman, a voice student of Dr. Crystal Sellers, an assistant professor of music at the university.

Dr. George Metz to share 'Kiwi Experience' on March 30

Education in New Zealand will be the topic of a Bluffton University colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall.

Dr. George Metz, chair of Bluffton's education department and its Division of Education and Sport Science, will discuss "Transforming Teacher Education through Global Connections: The Kiwi Experience." His presentation is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University to host children's author April 3

Jane Kurtz, an author of children's books, will be the speaker at Bluffton University's weekly forum on Tuesday, April 3, as part of her visit to Bluffton that week.

The forum, recognizing The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center's 25th anniversary on campus, is free and open to the public at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. During "A Visit with Jane Kurtz," the author will outline her evolution as a writer stemming from her youth in Ethiopia as a daughter of missionaries.

University senior from Findlay wins Mosiman contest

Kitanya Murray (center) won Bluffton University's Mosiman Young Artist Competition on March 18. Flanking her are fellow finalists Beth McCullough (left) and Kristin Beckman (right).

Kitanya Murray, a Bluffton University senior from Findlay, won the third annual Mosiman Young Artist Competition with her performance on alto saxophone March 18 at Bluffton's Bach Festival Concert.

Three Beavers named Athletes of the Week for track and field

The Bluffton University Track and Field team opened the outdoor campaign with a bang as three athletes were recognized as Athletes of the Week by the Heartland Conference.

Outstanding performances by seniors Andrew Chaffee (Clarkston, Mich.) and Megan Neal (Arlington) and sophomore Kayla Mullenhour (Delphos/Jefferson) punctuated a superb Saturday in Southeast Ohio.

Five students compete in peace oratorical contest

Five Bluffton University seniors will compete in the university's annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Participating students give a speech of no more than 10 minutes that applies the Christian peace position to an issue of contemporary concern. This year's presenters, and their speech titles, are:

Art exhibit by three university seniors opens Monday

Artwork by Bluffton University seniors Todd Trotter, Kevin Williams and Heidi Wiebe will be showcased during their senior exhibition, opening Monday, March 26, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Continuing through April 5, the exhibit is free and open to the public, as is a reception for the artists from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1.