Bluffton University

May Day Musical

   Jidder (played by community member Dan Stanowick) shows Big Willy (Aaron Johnson) and June (Ashley Smith) the lease that he expects June to honor in “Corn,” one of five vignettes that comprise Bluffton University’s May Day musical, “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” The celebratory parody of musical theatre greats will be staged at 7:30 p.m. April 30 through Saturday in Founders Hall.

May Entertainment and Events

May 1             
May Day Musical: “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” 7:30 p.m., Founders Hall. Tickets, $15 for reserved seats and $5 for general-admission bleacher seats, are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu; for assistance with tickets, call the box office at 419-358-3239.

May 2             
May Day: A full schedule of events is available at www.bluffton.edu/blufftonalumni/mayday/schedule.html

May Day Run/Walk: Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the event, at 8 a.m., Sommer Center. For more information, see www.bluffton.edu/blufftonalumni/mayday/run/

May Day Royalty, Dancers Named

   Bluffton University’s annual May Day ceremony is moving to a new time this year – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 – but its traditional elements remain the same, including the crowning of a king and queen and the Maypole dance by first-year students.
   Filling those roles this year are seniors Jeremy Amstutz of Cassopolis, Mich., and Julia Thomas of Springfield, Ohio – the May Day king and queen – and 16 first-year students who will perform the Maypole dance.

Bluffton University’s Alumni FieldTurf, Track Upgrades to be Ready for Fall 2015

    Bluffton University’s Alumni Field project, to install artificial turf and resurface and upgrade the running track and field event areas at Salzman Stadium, is now scheduled for completion in time for the fall 2015 sports seasons.
   Bluffton alumni and friends have contributed more than $750,000 for the improvements, whose expected completion date is Aug. 1, also in time for fall preseason practice. A leadership team of 13 alumni athletes, friends and university trustees contributed gifts of $10,000 or greater, totaling $410,000.

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