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Celebrate 2018: Schedule of Events

All the information you need regarding the library's annual celebration of student research and creativity.


We offer our sincere thanks to all participants in the events of Celebrate the Library Week 2018.  We're grateful to the students who presented their research, pre-professional experiences, and creative work to our campus community.  We're grateful to all who attended the events, tasted food samples, engaged the presenters, and learned something new.

Teaching faculty - it's not too early to nominate a student for the 2019 Research Fair from your spring semester 2018 classes.  Just use the nomination form here!


Musselman Library will host its fifth annual Celebrate week during February 5-9, 2018.

Please join us for our fifth annual celebration of library resources and services, student research and creativity, teaching, learning, and more.  This week is a special time for discovery and community for students, faculty, staff, and emeriti. We'll feature a variety of activities, so use this guide to mark your planners. We hope to see you often!

Monday, February 5

Teaching and Learning Lunch for Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti

12 noon - 1pm, Reading Room CANCELED

Due to a presidential search event occurring during the same time period, the Teaching and Learning Lunch has been canceled.


Tuesday, February 6

First Tuesday Forum

11:00 am, Reading Room

“Identifying Novel Chemical Compounds to Inhibit the Development of Cancer”

​Dean Walters - senior, Pre-medicine and biology major

Walters will discuss his research for a paid internship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, during summer 2017.


February's First Tuesday alternate forum event will be presented as part of our Celebrate schedule. Arts and Lecture credit will be available.

Wednesday, February 7

Health and Wellness Expo

10:00am - 1:00pm, Reading Room

Join us Wednesday morning and early afternoon for lots of great health and wellness information.  Student scholars in dietetics, nutrition, and wellness will present poster sessions with demos and food samples...  Learn more

Thursday, February 8

Research Fair

1:00 - 4:30pm - Musselman Library main floor

This poster-session-style event will showcase student research in a broad sense, including traditional research presentations, projects, and creative work, from Bluffton University students.  Participants are nominated by members of the faculty.  More details

Arts & Lecture credit will be available to both presenters and visitors.

[Are you presenting in this year's fair?  Check out our Success Guide!]

Friday, February 9

Friday Coffee

Our traditional Friday morning activity, open to all of campus during this special week.

9:30am - 10:30 a.m. in the Reading Room

Coffee, hot tea, and snacks for all to share.