Although he’s “still not very good at it,” Justin McRoberts says, learning to practice the Sabbath-keeping commandment “has been quite literally life-saving.”
Believers are commanded to remember the Sabbath as a reminder of the goodness of their lives and God-given gifts, McRoberts, a San Francisco Bay Area pastor and musician, told a Bluffton University audience March 17.
More than two years after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, residents of Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, are still rebuilding what was lost. For a week in March, 13 Bluffton University students and staff spent their spring break trying to help.
ALBION, Mich. - Bluffton received another stellar effort from its hurlers at Albion College, but the Britons scored a run in the bottom of the eighth and made it hold up as the home team pulled out an exciting 3-2 victory on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Bluffton dropped to 7-5 on a day when its four-game winning streak was snapped, while Albion improved to 6-2 on the season.
From 1999-2014, 76 unarmed black men and women were shot or otherwise killed in U.S. locations other than Ferguson, Missouri, according to Dr. Walter Paquin, a Bluffton University faculty member.
“So why has Ferguson become the flashpoint when this has occurred in so many places?” asked the assistant professor of social work, referencing the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting death of Michael Brown at a campus colloquium March 13. “I believe it is the result of years of pent-up frustration and ongoing harassment at multiple levels.”
Four Bluffton University art students will display “The Art in Us”—their senior exhibition—from March 23-April 2 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.
Showing their best work from four years of study and studio time on campus are Kerry Bush, from Bluffton; Julie Foster, from Lima; Amanda Hunsberger, from Shipshewana, Ind.; and Courtney Partee, from Napoleon. Media include photography, graphic design, painting, sculpture and other three-dimensional art.
Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is offering a trail biking class this spring for both interested retirees and the semi-retired.
Local bicyclists Paul and Mary Fleck will lead the class, whose first meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. March 26 in the ILR classroom, located in Shultz Hall of Riley Court on campus. Cost is $50; the registration deadline is March 20.