Opening Convocation: “Change, Hope and Promise”- Dr. Lee Snyder, Interim President

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Interim President Dr. Lee Snyder addresses the campus community on Change, Hope and Promise. We will also be sending the Cross-Cultural seminar group to Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey) ANDwelcoming new students to the campus community with the “Shenandoah Welcome” toward the close of the service. ——- Dr. Lee Snyder brings a lifetime of service to… Read more »

Seminary Convocation: “After the boxes are packed” – Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Fall Convocation 2016 “After the boxes are packed” Lamentations 3:1-26. Dr. Michael A. King, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Dean Theme: Clinging to the Lord’s steadfast love and mercies when nothing else seems available and even the assurances that our hope is in God seem insubstantial.

Service of Worship and Blessing – Homily by Celeste Thomas

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Celeste Thomas, Student Advisor for Student Athletes and Multicultural Students, delivers the homily at the Orientation Service of Worship and Blessing.

2016 Matriculation Ceremony: “Dare to Risk Love” – Dr. Fred Kniss

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Dr. Fred Kniss, Provost, delivers the address, “Dare to Risk Love” at the annual Matriculation Ceremony. *Note: Because of equipment malfunction, the beginning of Dr. Kniss’s speech is cut out of the recording, so there is a jump from the scripture reading to the middle of Dr. Kniss’s address.

Faculty Staff Conference: “Embracing Diversity” – Dr. Christena Cleveland (Session II)

& Faculty/Staff Conference.

Dr. Christena Cleveland addresses the EMU Faculty and Staff during the annual Faculty/Staff conference on the theme of “Embracing Diversity.” This is the second of two sessions presented by Dr. Cleveland. 2016 Faculty Staff Conference – Purpose Statement: The 2016 EMU fall conference seeks to cultivate community among faculty and staff by welcoming new employees and… Read more »

Faculty Staff Conference: “Embracing Diversity” – Dr. Christena Cleveland (Session I)

& Faculty/Staff Conference.

Dr. Christena Cleveland addresses the EMU Faculty and Staff during the annual Faculty/Staff conference on the theme of “Embracing Diversity.” This is the first of two sessions presented by Dr. Cleveland. 2016 Faculty Staff Conference – Purpose Statement: The 2016 EMU fall conference seeks to cultivate community among faculty and staff by welcoming new… Read more »

“A Genealogy of Ideas” –Catherine Barnes and Lisa Schirch

& Other Speaking Events.

Catherine Barnes and Lisa Schirch first met as students at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Their peacebuilding careers have since intersected in higher education and in the field. Part of their work has involved providing leadership and support for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), which… Read more »

2016 Commencement

& 2016 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 98th Annual Commencement. Dr. Loren Swartzendruber offers the Commencement address.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Ruthie Beck, Londen Wheeler, Letitia Bates, and Elizabeth Girvan.

2016 Baccalaureate

& 2016 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 98th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Chad Gusler, assistant professor of language and literature, addresses the graduates with his speech titled “Fear, Love, and Wanderlust”.  Senior class co-presidents Katie Miller and Austin Mumaw offer Senior Class Salutations.

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2016

& 2016 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

The Cords of Distinction award honors the efforts of graduating students who have made outstanding contributions to the university, community or society. The Blue cord represents strength of conviction that one person can help to create a better institution; also willingness and openness to share thoughts and ideas. The Gold cord represents love of… Read more »