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Celebrate 2019: Schedule of Events

Your guide to the events of Celebrate the Library week, February 5-7, 2019.


Musselman Library will host its sixth annual Celebrate week during February 5-7, 2019.

Please join us for our sixth 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!

Tuesday, February 5

First Tuesday Forum

Speaker: Jarod Siekman

11:00 am, Reading Room


Jarod Siekman ’20 will present the Forum, “Mayan Mathematics and Different Numeration Systems,” at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in the Reading Room of Musselman Library.

A math education major, Siekman studied Mayan mathematics during a semester in Guatemala. He completed an extensive research project and also presented his research at the 46th Annual Mathematics Conference at Miami University.

“The ancient Mayans had a very sophisticated and developed mathematical system that they used basically at the same time Roman numerals were being used in Europe,” said Siekman, a junior from Delaware, Ohio. “It was very advanced for the time.”

(text from Aubrey Bartel '20 press release)


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 6

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 7

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.

Faculty: Nominate a student here

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