Homecoming

Homecoming Worship Service

& Homecoming.

In this worship celebration of song and scripture, Alum of the Year Tim Leaman (’93), Distinguished Service Award recipient Ezra T. Peachey (’54, Seminary ’56), and Outstanding Young Alum Isabel Castillo (’07) are recognized and share stories from their life and work.

“Buddhist Psychology” – Russell Pyle ’03

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Homecoming.

Russell James Pyle ’03, psychotherapist and PhD student in counselor education at the University of New Mexico, presents on Buddhist psychology. From Russell: “With the rise of the mindfulness movement in psychotherapy, there has been a renewed interest in the wisdom psychology of Buddhism. Buddhist principles can be beneficial to the process of healing… Read more »

“Homecoming Chapel” — Isabel Castillo ’07

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Homecoming Chapel: Still in her 20s, Isabel Castillo ’07 is already a nationally recognized leader of the immigration-law reform movement in the United States. She was the commencement speaker at the University of San Francisco, was called one of “the 21 brave thinkers of 2011” by Atlantic magazine, and was featured prominently in the… Read more »

Homecoming Worship Service

& Homecoming.

In this worship celebration of song and scripture, alumni of the Year Vic and Christina Buckwalter and Distinguished Service Award recipient David Boshart are recognized, and share stories from their life and work.

“Crossing Cultures in the Middle East” – Rami Kassis & Linford Stutzman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming, University Chapels.

Linford Stutzman interviews Rami Kassis, drawing out stories and themes from years of working with EMU students visiting and learning in the Middle East with the cross-cultural program. Rami Kassis serves as Executive Director of the Alternative Tourism Group Study Center in Beit Sahour, Palestine. Linford Stutzman serves as Professor of Culture and Mission… Read more »

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.

Pray The Devil Back to Hell

& Homecoming.

Hear the introduction of and response by 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate and EMU Alumna of the year Leymah Gbowee.   “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” is an award-winning documentary about the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war.  The documentary… Read more »

Inspired Peacebuilding – Leymah Gbowee ’11 and Doug Hostetter ’66

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Leymah Gbowee and Doug Hostetter share stories on their experiences with faith-inspired peace building.  Carolyn Stauffer is worship leader. Carolyn Stauffer is Assistant Professor in the Applied Social Sciences Department. Doug Hostetter serves as the Mennonite Central Committee Representative to the United Nations and is a EMU alumnus. Doug is the 1966 class president. Leymah… Read more »

Homecoming Worship: Come Gather!

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

During Homecoming, 2010, in this Sunday morning service of worship, Alumni association award recipients Nadene Brunk ’75 and Dwight Gingerich ’81 share their stories as they reflect on Matthew 11:28-30 where Jesus calls his followers to rest.