Betsy Struxness @ Marion Center, Tiffin University
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tiffin University’s Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness presents Broadway actress Betsy Struxness, who will discuss her work on productions like “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “Memphis,” “Leap of Faith,” “Scandalous” and “Matilda.” She is also an accomplished photographer of landscapes and portraits.

To register for the event, visit

Title IX: What Does the Coordinator Do? @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion's Malcolm Dining Room
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Rachel Walter, the University of Findlay’s assistant dean of students and Title IX coordinator, will discuss “Title IX: What Does the Coordinator Do?”

Presented by the Findlay chapter of the American Association of University Women, the program will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Malcolm Dining Room. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact UF history professor Kathy Mason at 419-434-4756 or at

The True Price of Entrepreneurship @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

Aaron Williams, founder of Unbound Holdings and CEO of EkoMovers, will present the forum, “The True Price of Entrepreneurship,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall.

The Cincinnati business owner and real estate investor will discuss how business ownership impacts communities and the world by creating jobs and opportunities.

Williams is a native of Lima and studied business administration at Bluffton University.

H.O.P.E. in Fostoria: “Hidden In Plain Sight” @ Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

The next installment of the H.O.P.E. in Fostoria series is “Hidden In Plain Sight” at 6 p.m. March 21 at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School, 1202 HL Ford Drive.

The event will focus on informing guardians, parents and loved ones of the warning signs of risky behavior.

Go Native with Hardin County Master Gardeners @ Mid Ohio Energy Cooperative Community Room
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am

OSU Extension, Hardin County Master Gardeners, will present “Go Native,” focusing on native plants, on March 22.

The 9 a.m. program will be held in the Mid Ohio Energy Cooperative Community Room, 1210 W. Lima St., Kenton. The cost is $40, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, handouts and door prizes. The fee is reduced to $35 for active OSU Master Gardener volunteers.

Registration is due by March 15 and can be made at 937-935-3970.

CommunityREAD: J.D. Vance @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has selected the book “Hillbilly Elegy,” by New York Times bestselling author J.D. Vance, for CommunityREAD 2018.

Vance will visit Findlay on March 22 during CommunityREAD month for a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

The public is invited to attend a book discussion at 10 a.m. Thursday at 50 North.

Discussions will also be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Monday; at 2 p.m. March 13; and at 1 p.m. March 19. A representative from Hope House will be present at each discussion to provide perspective about issues brought up in the book from a Hancock County point of view.

CommunityREAD 2018 and Vance’s presentation are funded by a Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation grant, business and private sponsors, and the library’s general fund. Books were provided in part by the State Library of Ohio’s Celebrating Ohio Book Awards and Authors grant.

Tickets for the March 22 feature event are on sale for $10 at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts or online at For more information about CommunityREAD 2018, visit or call the library at 419-422-1712.

Jorge Figueroa @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Room 254
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

University of Findlay graduate Jorge Figueroa, who was living in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria struck last September, will discuss the hardships he and others faced as they weathered the storm and its aftermath, his hopes for revitalizing the island, and his ideas for how all Americans can best prepare for storms of a similar magnitude.

His presentation will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Room 254.

The event will be free and open to the public.

Getting Past ‘What Happens in the Ethics Classroom Stays in the Ethics Classroom:’ A Strategy for Better Decision Making @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am

William J. Hawk, professor of philosophy and ethical reasoning in action at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will present an Alumni Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 in Yoder Recital Hall.

During his presentation “Getting Past ‘What Happens in the Ethics Classroom Stays in the Ethics Classroom’: A Strategy for Better Decision Making,” Hawk will discuss research that suggests ethics instruction can improve real-world decision making.

Currently the chair of the Madison Collaborative at JMU, Hawk served as Bluffton’s vice president and dean of academic affairs from 1990 to 1994. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bluffton in 1972.

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