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Peacebuilding and development major Seth Stauffer wins annual peace oratory contest

“The Christian peace position is a radical thing,” began Seth Stauffer in his winning speech, “The Danger of MCC’s Own Single Story,” at Eastern Mennonite University’s C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest held last month in Martin Chapel. Stauffer, a second-year ...More

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Peace Oratorical Winner Ties Mennonite Hymnal to 2012 Election

Peace and the U.S. presidential election would not seem to be partners, yet an Eastern Mennonite University student made a winning case for joining them during the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest. Emily Harnish, a senior biochemistry major from Strasburg, ...More

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EMU Alumna Places Third in Bi-national Oratorical Contest

Rose Byler, a 2012 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, placed third in the bi-national C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest for her speech, “Living in the Tension: Social Services and Systemic Change.” Byler, w ...More

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EMU Alum Linking Kids to the Bay

Laura Cattell Noll, a 2009 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum, is engaging students in restoration projects to build community awareness for the Chesapeake Bay. Cattell Noll, a conservation technician, works within the Chesapeake Bay Initiative of the Conservation Department at the ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

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Students Issue Calls for Peace in Oratorical Contest

Seven Eastern Mennonite University students raised their voices in a call for practical peacemaking Mar. 25, 2011, in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in an 8-10 minute address of 1,500 words or less. Jessica Sarriot, a senior peacebuilding and Development major originally from Paris, Franc ...More

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EMU Senior Cited for Peace Oratory

An Eastern Mennonite University honors student took second place in an international peace oratory contest. Jessica Sarriot, a senior development and peacebuilding major with minors in pre-law, political studies, history and social sciences, was honored for her speech, “Peace Churches and War Profits,&# ...More

EMU alumna Laura Cattell receives top peace award

A 2009 graduate has received top honors in the bi-national C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. Laura C. Cattell Laura C. Cattell, an environmental science and justi ...More

Students champion peace in annual oratorical contest

Seven EMU students spoke out for peace and justice in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest held Mar. 27 on campus. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in an 8-10 minute public address of 1,500 or fewer words. Listen to the podcast of ...More

EMU Participates in Peace Oratorical Contest

Anna Engle, a freshman history & social science education major with a TESL endorsement, won the grand prize award at EMU. Six EMU students took part in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest held March 28 on campus. Anna Engle, a freshman ...More