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The Amish and America 6:30 pm
The Amish and America @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm
Gerald Mast, a professor at Bluffton University, will present “The Amish and America” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Upper Sandusky Community Library. The free program will explore the relationship between American and Amish cultures.
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Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman’s Novels 4:00 pm
Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman’s Novels @ Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm
Cynthia Bandish, English and language department chair at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium, “Coin Tricks: Economic Forces in Neil Gaiman’s Novels,” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. Part of her discussion will focus on the novels “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” and “American Gods,” which ask questions about economic structures and capitalism when “magical money” is introduced into the economy. According to Bandish, these questions allow us to think of the novels not just as fantasy but also as “commentary on contemporary economics.” This event is free and open to the public.
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Thrive Over 50 5:30 pm
Thrive Over 50 @ 50 North
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
“Thrive Over 50,” a healthy living coaching presentation with Anne Hayes, will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at 50 North. The session is designed to help attendees improve their nutrition, learn how to ward off disease, build their immune system, reduce inflammation in the body, improve brain health, conquer weight concerns, develop an accountability plan and more by implementing simple lifestyle changes which encourage a nutrient-based foundation. Registration is required, but the program is free. Call 419-423-8496.
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Technology Courses 4:30 pm
Technology Courses @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Matt Motes, information technologist, will teach a series of technology courses Sept. 11 at the Bluffton Public Library. A Microsoft Word class will be offered at 4:30 p.m., followed by Cyber Security at 5:30 and Cloud Computing at 6:30. Registration is required, and participants are welcome to register for one, two or all three sessions. Call the library at 419-358-5016.
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50 North NASA Series: “Apollo Program” 1:00 pm
50 North NASA Series: “Apollo Program” @ 50 North
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm
50 North is cooperating with The Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, the hometown of Neil Armstrong, to present a new NASA series. Registration and a $2 fee are required for each program. All programs begin at 1 p.m. Dates and times include: • Sept. 17, “Apollo Program”: Apollo 11 was the first mission to land on the moon. Ever wonder what happened to the first 10 missions and Apollo 12-17? Registration is required by Sept. 13.
“Your Vote, Your Voice” with Mike Brickner 7:00 pm
“Your Vote, Your Voice” with Mike Brickner @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Room 254
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm
Voting rights expert Mike Brickner will be speaking Monday at the University of Findlay in celebration of Constitution Day. He will give a free, public talk, titled, “Your Vote, Your Voice,” at 7 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Room 254. Brickner will discuss U.S. Supreme Court cases involving voter purges, partisan gerrymandering, how you can protect your vote, and how to encourage others to cast ballots. He serves as the Ohio director of All Voting is Local. He was previously the senior policy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, where he led the organization’s policy, advocacy and legislative work.
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Bluffton University Constitution Day Forum 11:00 am
Bluffton University Constitution Day Forum @ Yoder Recital Hall
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am
Jonathan Andreas, professor of economics, and Perry Bush, professor of history, will debate for and against the repeal of the 14th Amendment during Bluffton University’s annual Constitution Day Forum. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Yoder Recital Hall. It is free. The friendly debate will provide a primer on the 14th Amendment, while modeling respectful civic dialogue on an important issue in current U.S. politics. The 14th Amendment, ratified in July 1868, established the normative definition of U.S. citizenship.
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Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery 4:00 pm
Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery @ Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm
Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the free colloquium “Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall, Bluffton University. Wyse-Rhodes will consider portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment and a heavenly mystery. Such images informed the religious imaginations of early Jewish and Christian communities, and their meaningfulness endures today.
Reflections on the Soul of the University 7:30 pm
Reflections on the Soul of the University @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
“Reflections on the Soul of the University” will be the subject of a free, public talk to be given by the Rev. William Reist, recently retired senior pastor at College First Church of God. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium as part of the University of Findlay’s DeBow and Catherine Moore Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. Reist will explore the nature of UF’s Christian heritage in the larger world of church-related higher education. He will propose ideas that would clarify and strengthen the university’s promise that it is “grounded in faith.”
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