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These Baristas Love Their Job, Jake Short
Bluffton University has the Learn and Earn program, which offers campus jobs to students allowing them to earn a paycheck while discovering skills for the future. But there are students who choose not to participate in the Learn and Earn program, and many will find jobs elsewhere. Why is this?
Halloween: Not Just Trick or Treat, Brooke LaRue
It's impossible to ignore the fact that Halloween is almost here. Even though the official date of Halloween is October 31, people find ways to celebrate and make money on this holiday throughout the entire month of October. All throughout October stores sell candya nd costumes, and people spend the weekends going through different haunted attractions, corn mazes and having festive bon-fires.
Homecoming 2007: Take a Time Out..., Heather Meade
Every October Bluffton University celebrates school spirit and the sports teams: Homecoming. As most of you have figured out, this week was Homecoming week, and there were several events on campus to celebrate this fact. Tonight is the annual Homecoming parade, and tomorrow a host of events will take place.
Habitat for Humanity: Encountering Homeless Life, George Latio
On October 11th, the Habitat for Humanity held its annual "Sleep Out" from nine in the evening to seven in the morning. "The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness on campus of poverty and homelessness and to let everyone know that there is an affiliate of Habitat on campus" said Christy Rupp, an officer of the Habitat for Humanity club.
Tim Steps Up to the Plate Again, Jake Short
Friday, March 2, 2007 is a day that will live in infamy for Bluffton University. The tragic bus crash in Atlanta, Georgia, involving the men's baseball team, forever changed the campus and community. It's now seven months later and the pain and grief of that day still linger, and no one knows this better than Tim Berta.
Dr. Larry George Honored for Contribution, George Latio
As contributing author for the book "True to Our Native Land: an African American New Testament Commentary" Larry George, Pathways Associate Professor of African American Biblical Faith & History at Bluffton University, was honored on his great role of bringing diversity into reality here at Bluffton. In this book Dr. Larry George's focus was on I and II Peter, and Jude (Fortress Press, 2007).
Experiencing the Christian Peacemaker Congress, George Latio
September 20-23 was the time period for the 9th Christian Peacemaker congress held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. CPTers is the name given to members who meet every two years to discuss their experiences in their missions and to learn new strategies to encounter any problems that might arise in a community in the world, in order to restore that community. Another aim of the CPT conferences was to bring in or recruit Christians who felt committed to peace and want to be a part of these teams.
Spiritual Life Week: An Opportunity to Feed Your Soul and Your Face, Brooke LaRue
The annual fall Spiritual Life Week is here once again and this year it's looking to be even better than ever. Spiritual Life Week officially begins Sunday, September 30 and will run through Friday, October 5. This year's theme for the week is "Experience THE Abundant Life." Throughout the week there will be a number of fun activities taking place, many of which have some kind of spiritual emphasis.
President Gives Annual Address, George Latio
Economic development and creation was the topic of the Presidents' address of the September 11 forum, but in general environment was the focus. President James M. Harder began his address by telling a story of a letter he had received, which was mistakenly addressed to Dr. Samuel K. Mosiman; Bluffton University's second president and the man who took over the office in 1910 and retired in 1935.
Baseball Field Gets a Facelift, Chris Lause
There will be more than just baseball tog et excited about when spring comes around ext year. Last summer, construction work began on the Bluffton University baseball field. By the middle of July, the old field had been demolished, and work on the new field was ready to begin. Construction proceeded at a steady pace, and by late August, the sod had been laid for the new infield. The work on the new infield proceeded nicely and is now complete.
A Whole World to Learn from: Cross Cultural Experiences, Heather Meade
Every May Bluffton students embark on the trip of a lifetime; some may go to other U.S. cities while some may venture outside the confines of our country, but come what may, most students at Bluffton will go on a trip outside of their cultural comfort zone. This past May there were trips to many and varied places such as Europe, Trinidad and China. Some people might think that the Cross Cultural requirement is a ridiculous requirement. I thought this until I went on the trip, and realized that it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and that I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity.
Bluffton Welcomes Business Professor, Yelena Shekochikhin
A warm welcome goes out from us to one of our new faculty members this year, Jonathan Andreas. Some of you students may already know him as your professor, but I would like to shed some light on Jonathan's past and what influenced him to come to Bluffton.