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Art and dissidence in Cuba colloquium theme

Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium “Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba” at 4 p.m. on April 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.
 
In December 2015, Sugden and Carole Elchert, assistant professor communication at the University of Findlay, traveled to Havana, Cuba, to interview artists and gather footage for the film. The documentary focuses on six of Cuba's prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence.
 

Pops concert features university musical ensembles

April 7 in Founders Hall

Various Bluffton University musical ensembles will come together Friday, April 7, to present the annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
 
The Bluffton University Concert Band will perform various selections including a wind band transcription of “Buckaroo Holiday,” music from Aaron Copeland’s ballet “Rodeo.” The band will be led by Dr. Roy Couch and senior music education major Aaron Johnson of Goshen, Ind.
 

University Gospel Choir performs in concert April 1

Soloists include community members in the choir

Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir will present a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Yoder Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
 
The concert will feature personal favorites of conductor, Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music. Soloists will include community members who are in the choir, Kathy Grady of Findlay, and Marta Michalska-Uras, originally from the Czech Republic. Michalska-Uras was previously a member of the Maranatha Gospel Choir in Prague.
 

Why knot?

10 university students spend spring break in week of service

While some students decided to go to the beach over spring break or home to relax, 10 Bluffton University students decided “Why Knot?” spend the 2017 break week in service.

Several members of SERVE, a service organization at Bluffton, traveled to Quakertown, Pa., where one of their projects was knotting quilts during West Swamp Mennonite Church’s Why Knot Week.

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes speaker at March 31 colloquium

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion, will present the Colloquium “Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature” on March 31.

Her presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.  

“For biblical writers, the natural world was a source of inspiration,” says Wyse-Rhodes, “such as when the Psalms invite the reader to join the sun, stars, mountains, oceans and rocks in praise of God the Creator.”

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