May Day details

May 5, 2018

Highlights of May Day 2018 will include:

May Day musical
[title of show]
An original Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell, this delightful contemporary show is an original musical about writing an original musical. Premiering in the 2004 Musical Theatre Festival in New York City, and documenting its own process of creation, this small-cast show addresses themes of creative collaboration, self-doubt and the journey of following your dreams.

Yoder Recital Hall - adults $15; students $5
May  4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.
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May Day Run/Walk
A four-mile race/Nature Preserve walk sponsored by the Bluffton University Alumni Association with support from Bluffton Hospital. Register early to reserve your tech-fabric shirt. Medals awarded to top three finishers in each age/gender bracket. Trophies awarded to fastest male and fastest female. 

Sommer Center
7 a.m. check in and  walk-up registration begins;
8 a.m. START four-mile race and Nature Preserve walk
9 a.m. Medals and trophies awarded

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
This exhibit showcases work created by all Bluffton University students in the arts programs in a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alumni choir sing/Student honors recital and Reception
A highlight of May Day is when former Bluffton choir/chorale members gather and revisit their favorite choral pieces. We will intersperse some solo performance pieces by our best music students. A reception follows in the Gilliom Room. The alumni choir will gather again to sing "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" to close the May Day ceremony.

 Class reunions and lunch
Come and reminisce. Reconnect with your classmates, renew friendships and celebrate Bluffton! Because of growing crowds, two venues have been established. A buffet luncheon will be available in Marbeck Center for alumni, family and friends through 2014. A picnic lunch will be available inside Burcky gym for alumni, family and friends of classes 2015-2017; and for 2018 graduates, their families and current students . Adult lunches $15, Children 10 and under $8

Marbeck Center Commons and Burcky Gym
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tickets available online and at the door

This event celebrates the end of an academic year, the beginning of a new chapter for graduates and the remembrance of times past for alumni. It includes the colorful Maypole dance performed by first-year students, crowning of the queen and king and recognition of graduating seniors.

Centennial Lawn
1:30 p.m.

Pi Delta Society
The 2018 Pi Delta Annual Banquet will be held in the Commons at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5.