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June 20, 2019

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Senior presents analysis of Michigan State scandal

Bluffton University senior Jena O’Brien will present “Crisis Communication in Higher Education: A Rhetorical Analysis of Larry Nassar and Michigan State” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Reading Room of Musselman Library. 

O’Brien will describe the importance and process of issuing public apologies during her presentation. She will also look at the specific language used in public apologies.

This event is free and open to the public.

Baseball: Beavers stand at 10-10 after decision over Defiance

The Bluffton University baseballl team split a pair of 7-6 decisions with rival Defiance College in the opening HCAC series for both teams on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Bluffton moved to 10-10 and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance stands 10-6-1 with a similar 1-1 mark in the HCAC.

An Elisha Tressler (Bryan) RBI single in the second followed by a Parker Reynolds (Avon) run-scoring base knock in the third were sandwiched around three Defiance tallies as the Yellow Jackets led 3-2 heading to the fourth inning.

Indiana pastor to present during Spiritual Life Week

Bluffton University’s upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature Matthew Vohwinkel, director of student ministries at Harbour Shores Church, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April, 9 in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

A different type of winter break

University students SERVE at Mennonite camps

Over spring break, six Bluffton students fixed chairs, split and stacked firewood, removed drywall, repaired flood damage and much more through a service experience with Bluffton’s SERVE organization.

The students spent March 2-8 at Amigo Centre and Camp Friedenswald, retreat destinations in southern Michigan. The opportunity provided opportunities for physical work, spiritual growth and community bonding. 

Ducks in Space - Riley Creek Fest theme

Open to the community on Saturday, April 13

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Sommer Center.

Free and open to the public, the festival will feature block-party-style events including: family-friendly inflatables, games and a Kona Ice truck.

With the theme “Ducks in Space,” the event will conclude with the traditional rubber duck race on Riley Creek starting at 4 p.m. Rubber ducks will be sold for $1 each, with proceeds to benefit the Bluffton Public Library. Duck race winners will receive space-themed gift baskets.

University Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir perform 

Saturday in Yoder Recital Hall

Prepare to dance along in your seat during Bluffton University’s Jazz Ensemble and Gospel Choir concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Yoder Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public; however, a free-will offering will be taken during intermission for music scholarships.