Faculty/Staff Speakers

Seminary Convocation: “Sustaining Life” Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean, offers the Spring semester convocation address for  Chapel Gathering at the Seminary Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

Homecoming Worship Service

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, receives EMU’s “Alumna of the Year Award” and shares personal reflections. Also being honored posthumously is Glen Lapp, EMU’s “Distinguished Service Award” recipient, who was killed in 2010 while on a medical relief trip to a remote part of Afghanistan.  Reverend David Myers also brings greetings from the White… Read more »

Reunion Gathering

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

The reunion classes gather in Lehman Auditorium for a short presentation.  President Swartzendruber recognizes the newest inductees into the EMU Hall of Honor, as well as Alumna of the year Leymah Gbowee and the Distinguished Service Award recipient Glen Lapp. Leymah Gbowee and the parents of Glen Lapp offer a response of gratitude.

2011-12 Fall Convocation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses a gathered community of more than 850 in Lehman Auditorium to open the academic year.

Seminary Fall Convocation

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

Michael A. King,Vice President and Dean of  Eastern Mennonite Seminary, offers the address in this Fall Convocation chapel gathering in the seminary.  His message is titled,  “A Bible as big as the Universe”.

2011 Baccalaureate

& 2011 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 93rd Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service.  Dr. Peter Dula, Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture, addresses the graduates with his speech, titled, Education on the Way to Emmaus.  Senior class co-presidents Janelle Freed and Braydon Hoover offer Senior Class Salutations.

2011 Seminary Commencement

& 2011 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 62nd Annual Commencement with an address by George R. Brunk III, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of New Testament at EMS, titled, “Anointed for Ministry.”

2011 Nurses’ Pinning

& 2011 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging a Myth, Recovering Costly Grace” Mark Thiessen Nation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, professor of Theology presents the monthly Colloquium lecture, focusing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The thesis of this lecture is two-fold. First, contrary to the prevailing assumptions, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not arrested, imprisoned or executed because of involvement in plots to kill Hitler. Second, it is more accurate to say that he… Read more »