Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2014

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff 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 »

2014 Nurses’ Pinning

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.  Ann Hershberger offers advice and reflections for the graduates.

Inside Athletics: April 17, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics, Student Speakers.

This week Dave’s special guest is Adam Posey a senior captain of the baseball team and this year’s recipient of the  President’s Award.  The award is given the male and female senior athlete who has most exemplified the values of the athletic department during their career through academic achievement, athletic contribution, Chrisian commitment, leadership, campus… Read more »

“Holy Week Chapel: What was the last supper of Jesus?” – Rabbi Niles Goldstein

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Explore the meaning and symbols of Passover and the Seder Meal with Rabbi Niles Goldstein, visiting Jewish scholar, prior to the invitation by campus pastors into the symbolism of bread and cup in what has come to be called Holy Communion for many Christians. ——- Niles Goldstein is a rabbi and the award-winning author… Read more »

Inside Athletics: April 11, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James recap some of the exciting off-the-field events from the past couple of weeks, which include the hiring of a new women’s soccer coach and a reception to honor the women’s basketball team. James also digs into the final two weeks of the regular season, looking at… Read more »

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.

“Love One Another as I have Loved You” – Andy Miller, Jess Kraybill

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Pastoral assistants (PAs) lead a final chapel on the campus ministries theme for the year, “Love One Another as I have Loved You” (John 15:1-17). Faculty members Andy Miller and Jess Kraybill offer reflections on the theme. Chapel opens with a selection by the EMU Women’s Choir and concludes with a special announcement about… Read more »

Inside Athletics: March 28, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James gives some thoughts on the national topic of student-athletes being classified as employees.  The trickle-down ramifications of that decision seem endless, even at the D-III level.  They also give some thoughts on the spring sports seasons as they continue to deal with weather issues.

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Loving Self to Love Neighbor – Esther Nafziger ’12

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Come reflect on how the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a call to interconnectedness and not just selflessness. Looking at the commandment as an equation, with integral parts, how have we failed to emphasize loving ourselves in order to love our neighbors? Esther Nafziger works as an admissions counselor. In her free… Read more »

“CIE Interfaith Forum: Part II” – Amir Akrami and Mark Thiessen Nation

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Pluralism, Particularity & the Way to Peace, II: Why Do We — a Muslim & a Mennonite— Care About This? A year ago the Center for Interfaith Engagement’s Visiting Muslim Scholar and theologian Dr. Amir Akrami and Mennonite theologian and Eastern Mennonite Seminary professor Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation engaged in a public discussion about… Read more »