Arts & Lectures Events

 Spring 2014

FORUM
Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Founders Hall (unless otherwise noted)

Month Date  Location  Event
January 7 Founders Ken Heffner, Director of Student Activities, Calvin College
 "Why Should We Care About Arcade Fire? A Christian Approach to Popular Culture"

  14 Yoder Tony Brown, Faculty in Sociology and Artist in Residence, Hesston College and John Sharp, Faculty in History, Bible, and Ministry, Hesston College
 "Common Threads: Anabaptist and African American Songs and Stories of Suffering and Hope"**

  21 Founders Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum
"Race, Fear and Violence: Reflections on the George Zimmerman Verdict"

  28 Founders Cross Cultural Presentations
11:00 a.m. Northern Ireland

  28 Founders Cross Cultural Presentations
7:00 p.m. Costa Rica, England, Japan, and Washington

February  4 Founders Dr. Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, Director of Field Education, Lancaster Theological Seminary
"Mi Camino, Nuestra Historia [My Road, Our History]"

  11 Founders  J. Denny Weaver, Professor Emeritus of Religion, Bluffton University
"Race, Ethnicity, and the Nonviolent God"

  18 Founders  Student Senate Presidential Debate

  25 Founders Smucker Lecture Series Forum
Arvis Averette, Social Work Coordinator, Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture
"The Economics of 2014 and the Implications for Social Work Majors"

March 11 Founders Dr. Kathryn Blanchard, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Alma College
"Lady Parts: Biblical Women and the Vagina Monologues"

  18 Founders Spiritual Life Week Forum
Meghan L. Good, Pastor of Albany (Oregon) Mennonite Church
"The Runaway Bride"

  25 Founders Dr. Brian Bantum, Assistant Professor of Theology, Seattle Pacific University
 "Discipleship: What's Race Got to Do with It?"

April  1 Founders English Festival
Crystal Wilkinson, Morehead State University
"Writing Black, Writing Appalachian"

  8 Yoder Civic Engagement Day Forum
Crystal Sellers Battle, Assistant Professor of Music, Bluffton University
"Race and Ethnicity: Get Over It?"

  15 Yoder Athletic Awards Forum

  22 Yoder Academic Awards Forum

 

ARTS EVENTS

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

 Month

 Date

 Time

 Location

 Event

January 23 7:30 PM Yoder Lima Symphony Orchestra*
February

March
16
23
13
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
Yoder
Yoder
Yoder
Winter Instrumental Concert
Masterworks Concert
Lone Raven*

April




May


16
5
11
13
24
25
1-3


2:30 PM
6 PM
7:30 PM
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM

Yoder
Yoder
Founders Hall
Yoder
Yoder
Yoder
Founders Hall


Camerata Home Concert
Gospel Choir Concert
Pops Concert
Faculty Recital: Crystal Sellers Battle
Lynn Trefzger, ventriloquist*
Spring Instrumental Concert
May Day Musical*


*Seating is limited. Tickets are required for Artist Series, Christmas Choral and May Day musical.
Reserve/purchase your tickets online.

For events with multiple performances, Arts & Lecture credit will only be  granted for attendance at one performance.


FRIDAY COLLOQUIA 

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

Month Date Name/Title  
January 10 "Is Insourcing the New Outsourcing?" - George Lehman 

 



February




March





April  
31


14


28

14


28


11

"Tones, Trains and Toasts: Forging New Partnerships and Scientific Research in Sichuan Province" - Steve Harnish

"Value Added: What Is It, and How Can It Be Used to Improve Schools?" - Sarah Cecire

"An Economics Blogosphere Internship" - Jonathan Andreas

"An Analysis of the Phonics Dance, Theory and Implications for Word Recognition Skills" - Amy Mullins

"Woodwinds and the World Wide Web" - Adam Schattschneider (IN YODER)

"Keeping up with the Jones: Evaluation, Reflection and Improvement for HFSS and Collegiate Basketball in the Year 2013" - Guy Neal

 

   Bluffton University students, faculty, or staff who wish to propose an additional event for arts and lecture credit should contact Lamar Nisly, Ph.D., 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.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS
This list will be updated regularly with new events

Month  Date Time  Event/title Location
January  12 1 PM "Ghostlands" gallery opening reception* Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder
Visual Arts Center

   13 7 PM "Common Threads: Anabaptist and African
American Songs and Stories of Suffering and Hope"

Yoder Recital Hall
   22 9:30 PM  Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrating the Man and
His dream
Stutzman Lecture 
Hall

February  2 1 PM "LandEscapes: How and Where" gallery
opening reception
Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder
Visual Arts Center

   6 4 PM Jean Janzen poetry reading Musselman Library
Reading Room

   11 4 PM Author Program & Reception
J. Denny Weaver, professor emeritus of religion

Musselman Library
Reading Room

   11 9:30 PM Film "Fish Out of Water" and discussion Centennial Hall
Room 113

   12 9:30 PM Film "The Butler" and discussion Multicultural 
Affairs Center

   18 7 PM Weldon Olson, 1956 & 1960 Olympic hockey player Stutzman Lecture
Hall

   19 9:30 PM Film "Glory Road" and discussion Multicultural
Affairs Center

   26 9:30 PM Film "Gifted Hands" and discussion Bob's Place

   27 3 PM Math Seminar 
"Fitting a triangular distribution
to data" - Darryl Nester

Centennial Hall
Room 109

March  11 7:30 PM The Great Debate Yoder Recital
Hall

   12 7:30 PM Student Panel debate Bob's Place

   12 7 PM C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture
"The Already Peaceable Kingdom: Kristen Bell's
sloth fascination as a story of peace-building"

Yoder Recital
Hall
   12 9:30 PM Film "Something the Lord Made" and discussion Multicultural
Affairs Center

   14 3 PM Math Seminar Centennial Hall
Room 109

   16 1 PM Senior Exhibition gallery opening reception* Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder
Visual Arts Center

   19 9:30 PM Panel "Delighting in the Journey with Relationships"
and discussion

Stutzman Lecture
Hall
   20 4 PM Math Seminar
"An international conflict situation described using
Game Theory" - Don Hooley

Centennial Hall
Room 109

   24 8 PM Jana Heitmeyer, Director of Sports Nutrition,
University of Missouri
"How to create your dream job"

Yoder Recital Hall
   25 6 PM Bob's Talk with Jim Harder

Bob's Place
   27 3 PM Math Seminar
Topic: the first printed book to feature the decimal
 - Chris Leuthold

Centennial Hall
Room 109
   27 4 PM Faculty Program & Reception
Jeff Gundy, professor of English
Musselman Library
Reading Room

   27 9 PM Film "Biblical and Theological Foundations for
Inclusion" and discussion

Bob's Place
   30 1 PM Senior Exhibition gallery opening reception* Grace Albrecht
Gallery, Sauder
Visual Arts Center

   31 5:30 PM Are you my type? Kreider Room

   31 9:30 PM S.E.C.U.R.E. discussion Stutzman Lecture
Hall

April  1 4 PM Crystal Wilkinson poetry reading Musselman Library
Reading Room

   1 6 PM Bob's Talk with Susan Carpenter Bob's Place

   1 7:30 PM One-Act Play Festival** Ramseyer
Auditorium

   1 9:30 PM Sexuality Series: relationship panel Yoder Recital Hall

   2 7:30 PM One-Act Play Festival** Ramseyer
Auditorium

   3 2:30 PM Math Seminar:
"Mathematics, magic & mystery - Math Awareness
Month, April 2014" - Steve Harnish

Centennial Hall
Room 109

   3 4 PM Faculty Program & Reception
Peter Terry, associate professor of information
technology and music

Musselman Library
Reading Room
   3 6 PM Dinner and discussion with Dafina Lazarus-Stewart Kreider Room

   3 8 PM Performance of "Learning to Play" by Ted & Co. Founders Hall

   9 6 PM C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory Contest Yoder Recital
Hall

   9 7:30 PM Civic Engagement Day keynote address:
Nina Davaluri, Miss America 2014
"#CirclesofUnity: The Celebration of Diversity
Through Cultural Competency"

Copeland Court,
Sommer Center
   10 3 PM Math Seminar: "Interactive, amazing and FUN logic
puzzles and problems for the general audience"
 - Duane Bollenbacher

Centennial Hall
Room 109
   22 9:30 PM Safe Spaces LGBTQ panel Ramseyer
Auditorium

 

For events with multiple performances, Arts & Lecture credit will only be granted for attendance at one performance.

* 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.

**Tickets are required and will be available at the door.