Faculty/Staff Speakers

2009 Seminary Commencement

& 2009 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the Sixtieth Annual Commencement with an address by Willard M. Swartley, and Senior Class Salutation by John Michael Metzler.  Swartley, Professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, draws from John 15: 1-5, 8:-11, 16-17, and Galatians 5:22-23 for his Commencement Address.

2009 Nurses’ Pinning

& 2009 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony. A few of the graduating Nurses share reflections of the past four years, and each graduate choses someone to pin them as nursing professor Laura Glick Yoder shares the graduate’s plans for the next phase in their life.

Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Ted Grimsrud and Mark Thiessen Nation, two theologians and EMU professors, argue both sides of one of the issues vexing the postmodern church: homosexuality. They engage in respectful yet passionate give-and-take over the differences between them as well as areas of agreement and consensus.  Ted & Mark’s recently released book, Reasoning Together: A Conversation on… Read more »

For God So Loved the World – Lee Snyder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

In this Spring Semester Opening Convocation, Interim Provost, Dr. Lee Snyder addresses the campus community based on Genesis 1, John 1:1-5 and John 3:16-17.  Convocation closes with a time of sending for the India and Guatemala Cross-cultural seminar groups.

Fall Semester Opening Convocation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community with the message, “Called to Change the World,” followed by a Shenandoah Welcome for new students, faculty and staff members.

2008 Commencement

& 2008 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 90th Annual Commencement. The graduates are thankful for the tentatively sunny day, allowing the ceremony to be held outside. Dr. Beryl Brubraker, retiring EMU provost, offers the Commencement Address.

Baccalaureate

& 2008 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 90th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Christian Early, associate professor of philosophy and theology, addresses the community with his speech, “Wonder and Tragedy.”

Eastern Mennonite Seminary Commencement 2008

& 2008 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the Fifty-Ninth Annual Commencement with an address by Marva J. Dawn, and Senior Class Salutation by Jonathan D. Bowman

Spring Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony

& 2008 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

The Spring semester nursing graduates chose Dr. Beryl Brubaker, retiring EMU provost, to offer a prayer and words of encouragement. Three graduating Nurses share reflections, and Nursing coordinator Laura Esch emcees the pinning ceremony.

Spring Convocation: Story Shaping Story

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Opening Convocation for spring semester featured Provost Beryl Brubaker speaking on “Celebrate the Vision: Story Shaping Story” as part of EMU’s 90th anniversary celebration. Psalm 78: 1-7. The University also commissioned the sending of the of the Latin America Cross-Cultural group.