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Chapel April 2
Holy Week Service: Journey with Jesus to the Cross
Service will include snacks, communion and foot/hand washing

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.

National Women's History
The 2015 Theme selected by the National Women’s History Project is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” so it is serendipitous that this year’s Women’s Day Forum speaker is an English professor who specializes in the weaving of stories. Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley’s research covers marriage plots over the past two hundred years. Her talk at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31 in Founder’s Hall, is titled “Men, Women, and the Stories We Tell About Us.” At 4 p.m. on the same day our own Bluffton Women, students and community members, will perform in a Celebration of Women’s Voices beginning in Bluffton’s Musselman Library.

BEAVERS ALL: Students help to rebuild hope
More than two years after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, residents of Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, are still rebuilding what was lost. For a week in March, 13 Bluffton University students and staff spent their spring break trying to help. >>>full story

Winners!
Congratulations to the Faculty/Staff Wellness prize winners from the Wellness Fair event:
10 Cup Hamilton Beach stack & snap food processor—Ron Headings
Kitchen Aid 2 speed hand blender & 3 cup container—Darryl Nester
Two 10 pound soft-covered hand weights—Nancy Banman
Rachel Ray casseround thermal buddy—Rae Staton

National Sleep Awareness Week
And more about the importance of sleep in the March 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.

Teaching and Learning Conversation II
Friday, March 27, 12-12:50 p.m. in 1899 Room
Student-led Discussions and Student-Faculty Collaboration
Presenter: Humanities Division
Grab your lunch and join the faculty development committee during next week’s conversation guided by the humanities division. Perry Bush will explain his approach of having student-led discussions on Fridays, responding to the week’s material from lectures and readings. Alex Sider and Paul Neufeld Weaver will offer ideas about constructing assignments that lead to collaboration between faculty and students.