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University Student Senate presidential debate Feb. 21

Juniors Nathan Campbell and Kyle Schmidt, candidates for Student Senate president at Bluffton University in 2012-13, will debate at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Founders Hall. The Bluffton Forum is free and open to the public.

Campbell, a history major from Dunkirk, Ohio, and Lawrence, a business administration and economics major from Berne, Ind., will address questions submitted by Student Senate members and take others from the audience.

Bluffton University hosts winter instrumental concert Feb. 26

Bluffton University's Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band will take center stage for the annual winter instrumental concert, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Yoder Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken during intermission for music scholarships.

Dr. Adam Schattschneider, professor of music, will direct the Jazz Ensemble in seven numbers, including arrangements of "How High the Moon," "Tuxedo Junction" and "Lazy River."

African-American homeownership to be discussed Feb. 24

Dr. J. Walter Paquin, an assistant professor of social work at Bluffton University, will address "Two Steps Forward, Still Three Steps Behind: African-American Homeownership in the U.S." at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton's Centennial Hall. The colloquium is free and open to the public.

Paquin will present results of his study of home purchases from the late 1990s and early 2000s to determine whether households buy homes in better neighborhoods than where they rented.

Bluffton baseball team playing 'BaseBald' for kids with cancer

Bluffton University baseball players are going to bat against childhood cancer. Most, however, won't be taking their hair to the plate with them.

More than 40 Bluffton players-plus coaches-have been raising money this month for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a Monrovia, Calif.-based charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer.

Following 'four dimensions of love' gains God's guidance: Bluffton speaker

God will guide us in what to do with our lives, Deborah Horst told a Bluffton University audience Feb. 14, if we can learn to follow what she called "four dimensions of love."

Horst, who earned her master of divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2010, spelled out the four dimensions during a Bluffton Forum, part of Spiritual Life Week on campus.

Bluffton University professor book signing Feb. 23

Gerald Mast

Dr. Gerald Mast, professor of communication at Bluffton University, will present a program Thursday, Feb. 23, on his recently published book, "Go to Church, Change the World: Christian Community as Calling."

Beginning with refreshments at 3:45 p.m., the event is free and open to the public in the Musselman Library Reading Room on the Bluffton campus.

It's all about international culture

About 200 people shared an evening of international culture as Bluffton University's annual Global Weekend concluded on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Among the flag-bearing Bluffton students entering The Commons in Marbeck Center were sophomores (left to right) Sandra Vimbiso of Zimbabwe, Cincinsoko Akanya of Nigeria and Ntekesha Mbala, representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

University distance medley relay named HCAC Athletes of the Week

The Bluffton University distance medley relay team shattered the school record by 22 seconds at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13 and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week.