Faculty/Staff Speakers

2017 Baccalaureate

& 2017 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 9th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Deanna Durham, assistant professor of social work, addresses the graduates with her speech titled “Speaking of Eating”.  Senior class co-presidents Tyler Denlinger and Madelyn Gish offer Senior Class Salutations.

Student Recognition Chapel

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

University Chapel Gathering emphasizes the university’s vision of being a Learning Community as faculty and staff in several departments celebrate significant achievements of students during the Spring semester.

Inauguration Chapel: Celebrating Student-Centered Leadership

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather for student leader perspectives on celebrating student-centered leadership and offering a prayerful blessing for Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman during this week of inauguration activities. Several student musical groups enhance this time of worship, celebration and blessing. Reflections – Quinn Kathrineberg, Ariel Barbosa and Abigail Shelly. Stings Ensemble – Jacinda Stahly, Isaac Dahl, Quinn… Read more »

“Sending for Spring Break Service Groups” – Y-Serve

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with the Y-Serve Leadership Team for a prayerful sending for students going on service and learning opportunities over spring break. Y-Trip Locations for 2017 Civil Rights Tour (visiting historic sites and learning centers from the southern Civil Rights Movement) with Multicultural and International Student Services, Gospel Choir, Y-Serve and Black Student Union. –… Read more »

“Ash Wednesday Chapel: Kyrie Eleison” – Ken Nafziger & Chamber Singers

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Immerse in the practice of praying Kyrie Eleison (God have mercy) as a shared prayer practice this Ash Wednesday with music led by Chamber Singers and reflections gathered by Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music.

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Celeste Thomas, Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Spiritual Renewal Chapel – Grounded: Jesus on the Margins, prophetic voices – Celeste Thomas,  Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

“What’s Stopping You?” – David Evans

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

Continuing the School for Leadership Training conversation: Dr. David Evans, Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, leads the Seminary Chapel Gathering in conversation about “neighboring” others, using the parable of the Good Samaritan. “What’s Stopping You.” …identify systems and institutions that make it difficult to draw near to people from different… Read more »

“Love the One You’re With” – David Evans

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

David Evans, Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, leads the Seminary Chapel Gathering in conversation about “neighboring” others, using the parable of the Good Samaritan.

“Stories on Being Grounded” – Paul Yoder ’06, ’11

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Paul Yoder, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, shares personal stories and reflections on finding God and clarifying our roots in the midst of transition contributing to the chapel and campus ministries Grounded theme. ——- Paul J. Yoder is an assistant professor of teacher education. Paul earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a… Read more »

“A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror” – Lisa Schirch

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Lisa Schirch , Research Professor at CJP, reflects on A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror. ——- Dr. Lisa Schirch is North American Research Director for the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Research Professor at the Center… Read more »