BLUFFTON — At Bluffton University, a biweekly lecture series is bringing students, faculty and community members together to learn about a variety of topics.
“Colloquium” allows Bluffton professors to discuss topics they’ve sometimes spent years researching. Topics range from using theatre as a means for social change to the state of youth ministry in the Mennonite community.
At about 3 p.m. Feb. 12, Assistant Sociology Professor Matthew Friesen was preparing to speak about how companies, the government and other organizations can influence people’s decisions about purchasing food.
He said events like colloquium are crucial for campus life, in that they further discussion on important topics.
“At colloquiums, we are talking about things that are right in front of us, and we’re sharing research we’ve done with each other,” he said. “I think it’s exciting because these kind of conversations will excite students about these topics.”
Colloquium is made possible through grants from the Bluffton University Research Center, which supports the research professors are conducting and ultimately presenting to members of the university and the local community.
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