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ILR tea, wedding dress style show planned May 22

 

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, an educational program for retirees, will host a tea, lunch and a wedding-dress style show on Wednesday, May 22, in The Commons in Marbeck Center.

The buffet-style lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the style show of wedding dresses from 1939-2012. Cost to attend is $12; for more information, contact JP Schumacher, ILR director, at 419-358-3346 or schumacherjp@bluffton.edu.

Bluffton prepares for HCAC Championships at Sparky Adams Invite

By Bryson Hartzler

The Bluffton University track and field program traveled to the campus of Baldwin-Wallace to compete in the Sparky Adams Invitational on Saturday, April 20. Unseasonably cold weather and snow flurries made for less than desirable conditions, but the Beavers were still able to post several personal best thanks in large part to the throwing contingent.

Riley Creek festival underway at Bluffton University

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, on the Neufeld Hall lawn.

“Out of This World” is the theme of this year’s festival, a day of games, prizes, live music and other entertainment. The event is free—except for lunch—and open to the public.

Lunch, to be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
The traditional rubber duck race down Riley Creek will wrap up the festival at 4 p.m.

Academic all-american, two-sport standout honored

Bluffton University presented its top athletics awards April 16 to an Academic All-American in football and a standout in women’s soccer and track and field.

Thomas Gingrich of Goshen, Ind., received the A.C. Burcky Award as senior male athlete of the year, while Maddie Moore of Linn Grove, Ind., won the Kathryn E. Little Award as outstanding senior female athlete. Both student-athletes are majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Bluffton University May Day musical: Many stories told in ‘Songs’

 

It might seem that the songs in “Songs for a New World” have nothing in common. For starters, the singers range from a Spanish sailor in 1492 to a jailed civil rights leader—and a fed-up Mrs. Claus with a German accent.

But while it’s true that Bluffton University’s 2013 May Day musical has no continuous plot line—or spoken dialogue—and each song has its own context and characters, there is a common thread, says Dr. Melissa Friesen.

Riley Creek Festival set for Saturday

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, on the Neufeld Hall lawn.

“Out of This World” is the theme of this year’s festival, a day of games, prizes, live music and other entertainment. The event is free—except for lunch—and open to the public. Lunch, to be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Gospel Choir performs April 20 in Yoder

 

The Bluffton University Gospel Choir will present “Messages of God’s Enduring Grace, Mercy and Provision” in its spring concert, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in Yoder Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Songs on the program were chosen because of their meaning to Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, the choir director and an assistant professor of music at Bluffton, as she has dealt with health challenges in her family.

Swartzlander's talk to address temp labor, financial performance

 

Dr. Jason Swartzlander, an assistant professor of accounting at Bluffton University, will discuss “Temporary Labor and Financial Performance: Parallels between Manufacturing and Higher Education” in an April 19 campus colloquium.

Free and open to the public, his presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall.

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