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Pastor pairs love of church, people with disabilities

Having an adopted brother with tubular meningitis has made a huge mark on the Rev. Paula Snyder Belousek's life.

"Early on, I became interested in what role people with disabilities play in the church setting," she said last week at Bluffton University.

While majoring in special education and psychology at Eastern Mennonite University, she sought out how to pair her love for people with disabilities and her love for the church.

Anderson ends Bluffton's season 69-67 in HCAC tournament

By: Martin Kluk, sports information intern

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/mensbasketball/2012/02-24-mb.htm

For the third time in the last four years, the Anderson University Ravens knocked the Bluffton University men's basketball team out of the Heartland Conference tournament in the quarterfinals.

Some "R and R" for women on March 24

Women can get tips on work-life balance and self care on Saturday, March 24, when Bluffton University's Women's Council hosts the third annual R&R for Women conference.

Bluffton alumnae, faculty and students will present sessions during the conference, titled "Balancing Your World, Caring for Yourself." Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall-site of the morning sessions-and Marbeck Center, where the afternoon sessions will be held.

Mast makes new case for churchgoing

Dr. Gerald Mast

It has been said that going to church is good for the soul. In his new book, Dr. Gerald Mast asserts that the benefits extend much further.

"The church should not be taken for granted ... just reading the Bible, baptizing and singing together help prepare us for life in the world," said the Bluffton University communication professor and author of "Go to Church, Change the World: Christian Community as Calling."

Bluffton University unveiling dietetic internship program

Dr. Deborah Myers

Bluffton University's bachelor's degree program in dietetics has long prepared its alumni for post-undergraduate internships nationwide. Beginning next fall, Bluffton will host an internship program of its own.

Successful completion of an accredited internship is required for eligibility to take the national registration exam. Passing that exam leads to state licensure in Ohio, allowing an individual to begin practicing dietetics.

Bluffton University to host portrayal of runaway slave Feb. 29

Black History Month will conclude at Bluffton University on Wednesday, Feb. 29, with a one-woman portrayal of a runaway slave by historical interpreter Novella Slaughter, from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.

Bluffton's multicultural affairs office is presenting Slaughter's performance, at 5 p.m., and a soul food dinner at 6:30 p.m., both free and open to the public in The Commons in Marbeck Center.

Bluffton University baseball team primed to build on record-setting 2011 campaign

By Martin Kluk, sports information intern

Pre-season HCAC Coaches Poll http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/baseball/2012/hcacpoll.pdf

James Grandey enters his ninth season as the head baseball coach at Bluffton University and he is excited to get the 2012 campaign underway.

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