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CHAPEL APRIL 23
Outdoor chapel service (more information available soon)

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: FINDING YOUR INSPIRATION
Saturday, April 18 – 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Only $20 for female Bluffton faculty and staff.  For details and to register online, visit www.bluffton.edu/women.

BEAVERS ALL: LOOKING AT HISTORY THROUGH FOOD
A new course this semester has had students spending part of their time learning about various cultures, and the other part cooking their cuisines. The course has explored both ancient and modern civilizations to learn why humans eat what they do, concluding that what’s on our plates really tells us who we are. >>>full story

Stress? What Stress?
And more  in the April Everence Live Well e-newsletter.

Civic Engagement Theme, Convocation, and Lecture, 2015-16
The Civic Engagement Committee is pleased to announce our theme for next year:
Gender Roles, Relationships, Realities
Few elements of our identity may seem more basic than the “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” announcement at a birth. Yet we all recognize that gender roles are not fixed across time or consistent across cultures. How do — and should — we determine the roles that women and men play? In our conversations, classes and presentations, we anticipate exploring a wide range of gender questions throughout the year.

Apply to serve as the 2015-16 Civic Engagement Theme Lecturer--Award: $500
Responsibilities: Prepare a lecture related to the civic engagement theme to be presented at the Presidential Scholarship Competition and at Forum on April 5, the Tuesday before Civic Engagement Day.

Application deadline: April 30, 2015
Submit applications to: Nancy Neff

Procedure: Submit a brief proposal including the topic of your presentation, your plans for preparing for the presentation, and a statement describing how your theme relates to the Civic Engagement theme. Applications should be about one page in length. The lecturer will be selected by the academic dean in consultation with the civic engagement committee. If you have questions, contact Lamar Nisly.

Insanity is coming!!
Tuesdays in May at 4 p.m. in the Reichenbach Room, DeeDee Hoffman will lead faculty/staff in HIIT sessions, with low intensity options. Please contact Audra Oglesbee, oglesbeea@bluffton.edu, if you are interested or have questions. Space will be limited and the Wellness Committee will subsidize cost for the first 10 people to sign up.

BE A BEAVER TRIATHLON
The Be A Beaver Triathlon, beginning at 9 a.m. May 30, 2015, at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, will include a 400-meter pool swim, a 20-kilometer bike on nearby country roads and a 5K run through village streets and the Bluffton University Nature Preserve. Don't feel up to completing the full triathlon? Options include completing one leg of the event or forming a team with each member completing one discipline. Volunteers are also needed to work the event; contact Coach Karen Brandt if you are interested. Participants who register by May 22, 2015, will receive an event shirt. Registration is available online or on-site.