Student Speakers

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Six students participated in the 2010  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 26. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in 1,500 or less words (8-10 min): Jess Sarriot, a junior Peacebuilding and Development major, won first place with her speech, Peace Churches and War Profits: A Moment for… Read more »

Kingdom-Correct in a Politically Driven World

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, School for Leadership Training, Seminary, Student Speakers.

As part of EMU’s MLK celebration events, guest speaker at School for Leadership Training, Chris Johnson, speaks on “Being Kingdom-Correct in a Politically Driven World”.

2009 Commencement

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EMU celebrates the University’s 91st Annual Commencement. Joyce Bontrager Lehman  of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation offers the Commencement address, Opportunities are for Taking.  Bontrager Lehman began her career in international economic development with Mennonite Economic Development Associates.  From 2003-2007, she spent most of her time in Afghanistan working with the World bank, USAID… Read more »

2009 Baccalaureate

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EMU celebrates the University’s 91st Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Lori Leaman, associate professor of education, addresses the community with her speech, “Knowing Whom, not What.”

2009 Seminary Commencement

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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

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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.

Cross-cultural Chapel: India

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

The returning Spring 2009 India Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences abroad.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

The returning Spring 2009 Guatemala Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Central America.

Voices for Peace

& Student Speakers.

Seven undergraduate students speak out for peace in the context of contemporary issues. Grant Sprunger, “Between a Rock and a Prostitute” Ethan Zook, “Called to Minister to ‘The Least of These’” Brianna Oelschlager, “Basic Needs as the Basis for Peace” John Tyson, “Ceaseless Generosity: Economics, Peace, and Plenitude” Laura Cattell, “Structural Violence in the U.S…. Read more »

Cross-cultural Chapel: Spain & Morocco

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The cross-cultural group shares reflections on learning in Spain & Morocco.