Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Singing Advent: NOT Black Friday, NOT Cyber Monday, just awaiting The Gift” – Ken J Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads this  chapel marking the beginning of the  journey of Advent through communal singing of selected hymns.

Inside Athletics: November 27, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In today’s podcast, Dave is joined by Sue Kolb, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being.  They review the work that Sue did last year in tracking attendance and academic progress as a means of improving retention rates.  Sue outlines the program that was implemented, the follow-up work that was done and the results… Read more »

“Being Gotten: The Openness that Enables Discernment” – Michael King

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

Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects on how the story of Nicodemus helps us understand the difference between “I get it” and “being gotten.” “I get it” is a way of staying in control; it’s hard for us to imagine living differently. Our whole culture takes us in the direction of emphasizing the value… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 16, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week Dave takes a break from reporting results and highlights of sports action and focuses on the issue of athletic scholarships.  He references a series of articles by Bill Pennington that appeared in the Ney York Times in 2008.  The articles were based on, at that time, recently disclosed information from the NCAA about… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 12, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave’s guest is Roger Mast, head men’s soccer coach. In the weeks in between the fall and winter sports, Dave takes the opportunity to visit with Coach Mast and reflect on the recent men’s soccer season. Besides commenting on his team’s season, Coach Mast provides insights into the parity that was ODAC men’s… Read more »

“Beatitude” – Don Clymer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Professor Don Clymer explains how different strands of his life came together enabling him to publish his recent book Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the Margins. This departmental chapel held in the the Language and Literature Suite is part of EMU’s collective effort toward building faith that fosters servant-leadership, as students have the… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 2, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave’s guest is Jason Lewkowicz, head coach for the cross country and track and field.  With the cross country teams fresh off the ODAC Championship meet and preparing for the NCAA Regional Meet on November 10, Jason discusses the progress his teams have made and the preparations underway for the regional meet.  Having… Read more »

Inside Athletics: October 26, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s podcast, Dave and James talk about the end of the regular season and what the postseason looks like.  They also talk about this weekend’s ODAC Cross Country Championship, hosted by EMU.  And on a very interesting note, Dave leads on some thoughts about how teams and individuals handle the closing of a… Read more »

Inside Athletics: October 19, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s  podcast, Dave talks about the exciting weekend he had at Homecoming.  Then, with the fall regular seasons drawing to a close next week, James talks about the heated playoff races in men’s soccer and field hockey, as either of EMU’s teams could end up hosting a first-round game or missing the ODAC… Read more »

Take Back the Night

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

Take Back the Night  planners offer a service of reflection inspired by the theme, “Reaching Toward the Light.”