Faculty/Staff Speakers

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.

Session IV: “Anabaptist Witness in the Empire I” – Janna Hunter-Bowman, Mark Thiessen Nation

& #Occupy Empire mini-conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s Mission Janna Hunter-Bowman offers a lecture, “Embodied Discourse as Truth Claims and Behavior Change: A Constructive Alternative to Human Rights,”  followed by a response by Mark Thiessen Nation.  Janna Hunter-Bowman is pursuing a Ph.D. in peace studies and theology from the University of Notre Dame.  She earned an M.A. degree… Read more »

Session III: “Alternatives to Empire” – Paulette Moore, Bethany Tobin, JR Rozko

& #Occupy Empire mini-conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s Mission Session II is a series of three Lectures: Paulette Moore and friends from the local “Occupy” movement present on “Occupy Harrisonburg and the Local Church.”  Paulette is a filmmaker, educator, journalist, and activist.  Through her work with established and emerging media she explores how art, power, conflict, and justice… Read more »

Session II: “Race in the Empire” – Nekeisha Alexis-Baker, Carl Stauffer

& #Occupy Empire mini-conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s Mission Nekeisha Alexis-Baker offers a lecture, “Race, Racism, and the Nation-State,”  followed by a response by Carl Stauffer.  A native Trinidadian and long-time New Yorker, Nekeisha Alexis-Baker currently calls Elkhart, Indiana her home.  She received her BA with a major in African Studies from New York University, and her MA… Read more »

Session I: “(C/c)atholicity in the Empire” – Chris Haw, Peter Dula

& #Occupy Empire mini-conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s Mission Chris Haw offers a lecture, followed by a response by Peter Dula.  Chris  is a carpenter, painter, theologian, and a potter.  With his wife, Cassie, and baby, Simon, Chris lives with fellow community members at Camden House, a small intentional community in Camden, New Jersey.  Chris grew up Catholic,… Read more »

Inside Athletics:April 13, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, James runs the show with Dave out of town.  He gives a little recap to sporting events as well as the inaugural CVC All-East Division Team in men’s volleyball, but spends the majority of the time talking with Softball Coach J.D. McCurdy.  They talk about the flow of the… Read more »

“Teach us to number our days” – Don Yoder

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

On his 69th birthday, and approaching retirement,  Don Yoder, Director of Seminary Admissions at EMS, reflects on the calling that brought him to EMS, as well as some of the things he’s learned during his time here. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel… Read more »

Inside Athletics:April 5, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

A Parent’s Perspective on Collegiate Athletics– This week’s special guest is Jim Smucker, a businessman from Pennsylvania who is spending this semester at EMU teaching and doing research for the business department.  Jim has three children who are, or planning to play collegiate sports.  His son Jordy is a Division I baseball player and Jim… Read more »

“The Thursday before…” – Maundy Thursday Chapel Gathering

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

The Maundy Thursday Chapel Gathering in the Seminary centers around the rituals of Footwashing and Communion, followed by the traditional Thursday Lenten Lunch.  In this podcast, Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation offers a meditation related to the experience of footwashing. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary… Read more »

Inside Athletics: March 30, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James chit chat a bit about the weather (actually, rain and rain outs of some of our outdoor events.)  Men’s volleyball gets some attention as the Royals head into their important CVC Weekend at Juniata.  And Dave elaborates on some recent discussions he has had with the Loyal… Read more »