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“No Fear in Love!” 1 John 4:18
Joel Miller, Pastor, Columbus Mennonite Church
Spiritual Life Week speaker

Spiritual Life Week Nov. 16-22
This fall's Spiritual Life Week theme is “No Fear in Love”, based on 1 John 4:18. Joel Miller is our guest speaker for the week.  Joel will be sharing at the opening worship on Sunday night, forum on Tuesday, and Chapel on Thursday of that week.  Some other highlights of the week include Bluffton’s version of “Fear Factor” (Monday night), a concert with Christian rapper KJ-52 (Thursday night) and a fundraiser Fun Run (Saturday morning). >>>full schedule here

Residence halls will be closing Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. for Thanksgiving break. In an effort to provide a more convenient and restful holiday we will not require students to relocate to another building during the break. The only people that will be permitted to stay on campus are those who have completed an Extended Stay request form by Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. This includes:

    • Winter athletes who have practices and games
    • Student employees who will be working on-campus during the break with supervisor approval
    • International students
    • Out of state students
    • Other reasons deemed appropriate by student life

  • Everyone else must move out of the residence halls by 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m.  Anyone returning to campus before that time will NOT have access to their residence halls if they have not filled out an extended stay request.

National Career Development Month Activities
November is National Career Development Month.  The Center for Career & Vocation has partnered with many different groups on campus to plan a rich schedule of events throughout the month.  You can find the full calendar (which will be updated regularly) at the CDC webpage.

Wellness newsletter
November issue features:
- Maintain weight this holiday season
- Four tips on healthy snacking
- Harvest of the Month: Pumpkins+

BEAVERS ALL! Dancing to grant a wish
Senior Jesse Roth founded Fault Lines, Bluffton’s line dancing club, mainly for the fun of it. Recently, however, club members went dancing not only to have fun but also, more importantly, to help grant a wish for charity. >>>full story

Science and Religion Conversation
Wednesday, Nov. 19, Noon-12:50 p.m., 1899 Room 
Phil Sugden will present and lead discussion on “Visual art and the birth of organized religions.”

Jeremy Wyant has accepted the position of Custodial Service Manager at Buildings and Grounds. Jeremy is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management, and has extensive experience in working with various youth groups as a counselor through his church, Lima Family YMCA, and also as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach for Columbus Grove High School.  He is a resident of Columbus Grove and has connections to Bluffton through his mother who graduated from here.

Rebecca Janzen was invited to present a paper on a panel about visual culture at the UC-Mexicanistas November conference in Santa Barbara titled “Migrantes en la tele: El Menona en Los Héroes del Norte” [“Migrants on Television: The Mennonite in The Heroes of the North] and review the book Heridas Abieras: Biopolítica y Cultura en América Latina [Open Wounds: Biopolitics and Culture in Latin America] with Ana Sabau (UC-Riverside) and Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado (Washington University in Saint Louis). 

On Wednesday evening Nov. 5, Perry Bush spoke for an hour to the Filibusters’ Club at Old City Prime Restaurant in downtown Lima.  The title of his address was “Local Agency and Corporate Power in a Globalized World: the Case of Lima, Ohio.”

Lost FitBit
A black FitBit was lost somewhere between the ILR classroom and the Houshower parking lot. If found please contact Janet Schumacher at

KJ-52 Concert

Rapper KJ-52

Thursday Nov. 20
KJ-52 Concert
9 p.m. - Founders
>>> Gameface video

Beavers all!

Food and nutrition majors

Food and nutrition majors are getting another helping of real-world experience while serving their community. >>> more


Finals Breakfast

Finals Breakfast

The annual Finals Breakfast will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. in Marbeck Commons. Come on out and enjoy having faculty and staff serve you breakfast! A good time is bound to be had by all.