Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, ” From Position Statements to Communities of Discernment: EMS as Discernment Training Center.” Dr King’s comments and reflections to close this chapel offer a helpful summary of his address: “I know only in part—only as if through a mirror dimly. That… Read more »
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave welcomes James back to the show after a summer off, and the two jump into short previews of each of the fall teams. They also discuss an article in the local paper about changes in Virginia athletic practice rules, and how that is trickling down to more high… Read more »
In the final week of the summer, before fall athletes arrive for pre-season, Dave ties up loose ends on this weeks podcast, highlighting some of the preparatory work that has been going on in preparation for the upcoming school year. He also re-caps the faculty staff conference and talks about creativity that exists in the… Read more »
In this opening session of the annual Fall Faculty/Staff Conference, we welcomed Ted Swartz of Ted & Company to engage the theme, Creativity in the University, taken from various places in the Eastern Mennonite University mission statement. Ted is set to launch a new book, Laughter is Sacred Space next month.
This week, Dave’s special guest is new head women’s volleyball coach, Jeff Tyson. Jeff comes from Elizabethtown, PA where he played high school volleyball before going to Indiana Wesleyan College. While in college, he was the manger and volunteer assistant for the women’s volleyball program. Following college, he served for a couple of years as… Read more »
This week, Dave’s special guest is Ben Spotts, new head baseball coach. Ben describes some of the elements of the success of the Bridgewater College baseball program where he has been involved for the pas 18 years as a player and coach. He also discusses his ideas on what it takes to build a successful… Read more »
Dave’s guest this week is Mike Downey, head athletic trainer, who provides an update on concussions, highlighting the baseline testing that is done as well as the treatment protocols. They discuss the impact on academics and the results of limited educational programs about concussions in youth sports programs.
This week Dave introduces the new baseball coach Ben Spotts and reviews a newspaper column about the “lawn mower parent.”
This week Dave focuses his thoughts on the summertime activities of many of the high school sports. With many states giving unlimited privileges to coaches to work with their players during the out of season time, there seems to be a growth of individual and team camps along with clinics and showcases. While these activities… Read more »
In today’s podcast, Dave introduces the new baseball coach Ben Spotts, and talks about the topic of funding the athletic program. He introduces a new concept and program to provide funding for the future growth of the athletic department that is needed to help reach the goal of “impacting lives through athletics.”