Fall 2014


Unless otherwise noted, Forum events will take place Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall.

Month  Date    Title
Aug.  28 Opening convocation: "Deep Learning" - Dr. Ken Bain
Thursday, 10:45 a.m., Sommer Center

Sept.  2 Advising Forum (required for all first-year students)
No Arts and Lecture credit available

   9 President's Forum: Dr. James Harder

   16 "Bosnia after the War: Three Constituent Peoples and 'Others'" - Nadin-Sarah Salkic

   23 "Making Connections Between the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and STEM Education" - Linda Gojak

   30 Cross-cultural presentations
11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
(students may receive credit for attending both sessions)

Oct.  7 "Teaching on the Edge: Is Having a Heart for Teaching Enough?" - Andrea King

   21 "How Athletics Prepared Me for a Life of Service" - Craig Cheek

   28 "Why Should We Care about Arcade Fire? A Christian Approach to Popular Culture"  -  Kenneth Heffner

Nov.  3 "I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in His Words and Songs" - Tony Brown
Monday, 7 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall

   4 "The Education of Paul Robeson" - Tony Brown

   10 Peace and the University" - Dr. Stanley Hauerwas
Monday, 7 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall

   13 English Festival: "The Republic of Poetry" - Martin Espada
Thursday, 11 a.m.

   18 "No Fear in Love?" - Joel Miller

   25 "The WORK of Gratitude: Making Sense of Vocation in a Complex World" - Shari Ayers

Dec.  2 Christmas Choral Concert
Yoder Recital Hall


Unless otherwise noted, events will take place in Yoder Recital Hall.
Expect arts events to last 1.5 - 2 hours. To receive credit, you must attend the entire event.

Month Date Time Event
Sept.   25 7:30 p.m. Artist series: Joe Castillo, sand artist**

Oct. 5 2:30 p.m. Fall Concert: Concert Band/Camerata/University Chorale

  23 7:30 p.m. Artist series: Palace Theatre Big Band**

Nov. 15 6 p.m.     Fall Concert: Gospel Choir/Jazz Ensemble

  20 7:30 p.m. Artist series: Bridget Kibby, Harpist**

  23 2:30 p.m. Holiday Concert: Concert Band/Chamber Ensembles

Dec. 5 7:30 p.m. Christmas Choral Concert 

  7 4 p.m. Handel's Messiah, Founders Hall

**Seating is limited. Tickets are required for Artist Series, Christmas Choral Festival and May Day musical.

Reserve/purchase your tickets online.


4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall, Centennial Hall

Sept.  5 Peter Terry and Lucia Unrau - “If You Listen, You Can Hear Them Coming: Making Art at Interlochen”

   19 Todd Rainey - “Case of the Missing Honey Bees”

   26 Alex Sider - "Speaking Truthfully About the Bible in Undergrad Religion Courses"

Oct.  17 Gerald Mast - "How Hutterites Work Around the Internet"

   31 Jo Ellyn Peterson - “Sabbatical in Guatemala: Developing Early Intervention Services in the Developing World”

Nov.  14 George Lehman - “A Strategy by Any Other Name Is Still ...”

   21 Zachary Walton - "A Rhetoric of Concern: John Howard Yoder, the Concern Movement, and the Rhetorical Legacy of the Anabaptist Vision"



Month Date Time Location Name/Title
Sept.  4  2:30 p.m. Centennial 109 Math Seminar: Don Hooley, "Proof by Picture: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus Examples"

   7  2 p.m. Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder
Visual Arts Center

Gallery reception: Bill Bass*

   16  2:30 p.m. Centennial 109

Math Seminar: Daniel Piero, "Detecting and Tracking Vacancy Transitions in Hexagonal Lattices"

   17  5:30 p.m. Kreider Room Bob's Talk: Lamar Nisly

Oct.  4  10 a.m. Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder
Arts Center

Gallery reception: Mike and Mark Kersey,"A Brush with Fantasy: The Paintings of Mr. Atomic"*
   27  4 p.m. Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder 
Arts Center

Gallery reception: Kevin Townsend*
   29  5:30 p.m. Kreider Room Bob's Talk: Tig Intagliata

Nov.  12  5:30 p.m. Kreider Room Bob's Talk: Shari Ayers

Dec.  7  2 p.m. Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder 
Arts Center

Gallery reception: Tori Watkins and Sarah Gilman senior exhibition*

* No Arts & Lecture credit will be offered on any other day of the gallery exhibit except for the reception day.  Students must be in the gallery for the artist presentation to receive Arts & Lecture credit. 

This list will be updated regularly with new events

Bluffton University students, faculty, or staff who wish to propose an additional event for arts and lecture credit should contact Dr. Lamar Nisly, associate dean of academic affairs. Include in the proposal a brief rationale as to why the event should count for arts and lecture credit. As they are approved, additional events will appear at this site.