Fall 2013


Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
(Additional events will be added to this page as they are approved throughout the semester)

Month Date Location Event title
August 27 Founders 10:45 a.m. - Opening Convocation: Lorene Cary, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Pennsylvania
"What Colors are Yours—So Far?"
September 3 Yoder Advising Forum
  10 Founders President's Forum: Dr. James Harder
  17 Founders Judge Randall Basinger, Putnam County Court of Common Pleas
"The U.S. Constitution and Current Issues Before the Supreme Court"
  24 Founders 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cross-cultural Presentations 
(students may receive credit for both events)
October 1 Founders Dr. Perry Bush, Professor of History, Bluffton University
"Race and Ethnicity at Bluffton"
  15 Founders Keeney Peace Lecture: Natasha Tretheway, United States Poet Laureate
"On Poetry and History"
  22 Founders Guy Jones, Co-Founder of Miami Valley Council for Native Americans
"Who Said I'm an Indian?"
  29 Founders Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust Survivor
"Four Perfect Pebbles - My Holocaust Story: A Message of Perseverance, Determination, Faith, and Hope"
November 5 Founders Julia Shearson, Executive Director, Cleveland Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations - Ohio
"Being Muslim in Post 9/11 America"
  12 Founders Spiritual Life Week Forum: Justin Romine, Director, Keystone Project
"Proving God's Will"
  19 Founders Dr. William Irvine, Professor of Philosophy, Wright State University
"On Becoming an Insult Pacifist"
  26 Yoder Sister Paulette Schroeder, Sisters of Saint Francis
"Making Peace from Pandora to Palestine"
December 3 Yoder Christmas Festival: Bluffton University Music Department


Expect arts events to last 1.5 - 2 hours. To receive credit, you must attend the entire event.

Month Date Time Place Event
September    19 7:30 p.m. Founders Hall Artist series: The Golden Dragon Acrobats*
October 10 7:30 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall Artist series: Hyperion Knight, pianist*
November 3 2:30 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall Fall Concert: University Chorale & Jazz Band
  7 7:30 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium      Fall Play: Well  by Lisa Kron
  8 7:30 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium Fall Play: Well  by Lisa Kron
  9 7:30 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium Fall Play: Well  by Lisa Kron
  10 2:30 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium Fall Play: Well  by Lisa Kron
  16 7 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall Fall Concert: Gospel Choir
  25 7:30 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall Concert Band: A Holiday Celebration
December 6 7:30 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall Christmas Concert
  8 4 p.m. Founders Hall Handel's Messiah

*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

Month Date Name/Title
September 6 Gayle Trollinger (sabbatical report): "Professional Development Schools: Best Practice for School/University Collaboration"
  20 Alex Sider (Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion Lecture): "The Ethics of Doing History for Theology"
October 11 Rudi Kauffman (BURC report): "Counting the Cost: Analyzing the Humanitarian Impacts of Just War-making"
  18 Gerald Mast (sabbatical report): "Plain Communication in a Digital Age: The Case of the Old German Baptist Brethren"
November 8 Martina Cucchiara (BURC report): "Separation of Integration? Catholics in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945"
  22 Rebecca Janzen (dissertation report): "Luke's Gospel in Mexico: Vicente Leñero's Gospel of Lucas Gavilán"



Month Date Time Place Name/Title
September  26 7 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall "Call me Crazy" flilm & discussion*
October 22 6 p.m. Stutzman Lecture Hall Take Back the Night*
November 10 3 p.m. Kreider Room Networking event with alumni*
  11 9:30 p.m. Stutzman Lecture Hall Pieces of Us*
  13 9:21 p.m. Stutzman Lecture Hall Alcohol: Who, What, When, Where, Why?*
  14 2:30 p.m. Kreider Room Best Picture Books of 2013 with Floyd C. Dickman*
  14 4 p.m. Kreider Room Best Picture Books of 2013 with Floyd C. Dickman*
  14 4 p.m. Musselman Library Reading Room Becca J.R. Lachman poetry reading*
  14 7 p.m. Kreider Room Around the World in 60 Minutes*
  20 6 p.m. Kreider Room Safe Zone Training*
  20 8 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium Catholic Dialogue Q&A*
  21 4 p.m. Musselman Library Reading Room "Songs from an Empty Cage," program & reception honoring Jeff Gundy*
  21 9 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium Anabaptist Bestiary Project concert

* free for Bluffton University students

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.