Faculty Staff

Faculty/staff training, 2014

Faculty and staff chat before a beginning-of-the-academic-year training session.

Campus announcements 

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

Celebrate the Library Week
Musselman Library will host its second annual Celebrate the Library Week, Feb. 9-13, 2015, with an opportunity to showcase student research, creative work and other projects. To help us move forward in planning for the student research fair, we would ask that faculty be thinking about students who they could recommend to us as presenters, from work that would be finished this semester or enough underway in February to be part of the event. Because of the research fair approach, the presentations would need to be visual in some way to help engage attendees.

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

Cooking demo for the holidays
Faculty and staff are invited to sign up to attend the Healthy Holiday Meals Cooking Demo with dietetic interns Kim Bradley and Melinda Frederick.  This event will be held Friday, Nov. 21, noon to 1 p.m. in Berky Hall foods lab.  The demonstration will feature healthier versions of some of your holiday favorites as well as some new ways to use those holiday leftovers.  Some of the recipes include Chicken (Turkey) Crockpot Masala, Healthier Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup, Low-fat Pumpkin Cheesecake and more.  Sign up is limited to 15 for this event.  E-mail Audra Oglesbee at oglesbeea@bluffton.edu by 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20. 

Finals Breakfast
Hello all! As the end of the semester is approaching and students are preparing for final exams, Marbeck Center Board is starting to plan our annual Finals Breakfast! The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. in Marbeck Commons. As in past years, we would like to have faculty and staff serve food, drinks and help out and do other things through-out the night. Students often remark about how much fun it is to be served some food by faculty and administration. Any and all help we can get for that event is greatly appreciated! Please contact Marissa Radigan at radmma@bluffton.edu or Brent Schroeder at schroederb@bluffton.edu for more information or to put your name down to help.

Students in the nutrition and dietetics program are learning to cook for and manage large-scale food production by donating hot meals to the local food pantry, interning at small businesses in the area and demonstrating cooking techniques to promote employee wellness. >>>full story

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.

Invitation to Shop at Sam’s Club
We have received One-Day Passes for Sam’s Club valid through Dec. 31, 2014. Some restrictions apply. If interested, contact Peggy Reichenbach in the business office.

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 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.”

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

Faculty and Staff Social Club Luncheon
Mark your calenders to attend the 3rd annual Progressive Christmas Luncheon, Monday, Dec. 15. More details to follow in the coming weeks.