May Day details
May 3, 2014
Highlights of May Day 2014 will include:
May Day musical
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead
In this 1962 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy, ambitious young J. Pierrepont
Finch makes his way from lowly window washer to corporate executive by consulting
the handbook How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Through infectious music and clever dialogue, the musical satirizes nepotism, yes-men,
gender stereotypes in the workplace, and power-hungry corporate climbers. But never
fear – love will win the day!
May 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m.
May Day Run/Walk
A four-mile race/College Cabin 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. Every participant eligible for a door prize. Walk-up registration for the half-mile Family Fun Run and Toddler Trot.
7:45 a.m. check in and walk-up registration begins;
8:30 a.m. START four-mile race and College Cabin walk
9:15 a.m. START 1/2-mile Family Fun Run
9:25 a.m. START Toddler Trot around Copeland Court with J. Denny
9:30 a.m. Door prizes, medals and trophies awarded
Alumni choir sing
Revive your musical energies, share your talents with current students and take time to reflect on your experiences as a student. The alumni choir will gather again to sing "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" to close the May Day ceremony.
Yoder Recital Hall
Ministry team reunion
Reminisce about your experiences as a member of one of the Bluffton University ministry teams (Shining Through, Kingdom Seekers or Little Ones to Him Belong); remember your travels, the people you met, the friendships you made and the good times you had sharing your faith with the campus community and beyond.
Marbeck Center, Bob's Place
9:15 a.m. - Gathering time
9:30 a.m. - Worship lead by the 2013-2014 Shining Through ministry team
10 a.m. - Refreshments
May Day ceremony
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 Hall lawn
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 all alumni, family and friends through 1989. A picnic lunch will be available in the tent on Centennial Hall lawn for all alumni, family and friends for classes 1990-2013; and for 2014 graduates and their families, and for current students .
Marbeck Center Commons and Centennial Hall lawn
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Celebrate traditions and discover what's new at Musselman Library! Special features for the day include displays celebrating library traditions: recognition for departmental honors students, baby honor books celebrating the birth of faculty/staff children, and recognition for graduating library student assistants. Try our new FitDesks and new ways to connect with campus history through digitized historic images.
1 - 5 p.m.
Yoder Recital Hall
Martina Cucchiara, assistant professor of history, shares excerpts from a German Jewish woman's diary in post-WWII. Paul Neufeld Weaver, associate professor of education, shows what students will experience in Guatemala this fall. George Lehman, Howard Raid Chair of business studies and director of graduate programs in business, takes us on a collaborative journey of three Mennonite universities.