Student Speakers

2013 Commencement

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EMU celebrates the University’s 95th Annual Commencement. Mark Shriver offers the Commencement address, “Faith, Hope, and Love in Action”.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Hannah Schrock, Ryan Eshleman, Ericka Kovacevic, and Sylvia Hooley Myer.

2013 Baccalaureate

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EMU celebrates the University’s 95th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music, addresses the graduates with his speech titled “Fifty Shades of Menno”.  Senior class co-presidents Laci Gautsche and James Souder offer Senior Class Salutations.

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2013

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The Cords of Distinction award honors the efforts of graduating students who have made outstanding contributions to the university, community or society. The Blue cord represents strength of conviction that one person can help to create a better institution; also willingness and openness to share thoughts and ideas. The Gold cord represents love of… Read more »

2013 Nurses’ Pinning

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The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.  Several Nursing Faculty offer words of encouragement to the graduates.

2013 Seminary Baccalaureate

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2013 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by three of the graduates on the theme, “In Christ, no longer strangers.”

Cross-cultural Chapel: Middle East (Israel/Palestine/Turkey)

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The returning Spring 2013 Middle East Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in the Middle East this semester.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala & Colombia

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The returning Spring 2013 Guatemala & Colombia Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Guatemala and Colombia this semester.

Student Recognition Chapel

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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.

“God’s Story, Israel’s Story, Our Story” – Psalms and Wisdom Literature class.

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Dr. Jim Engle‘s Psalms and Wisdom Literature class leads Chapel Gathering in the Seminary–“God’s Story, Israel’s Story, Our Story: Worship, Faith and the Human Condition”. Students in the class present their own Psalms of Lament, Thanksgiving, and Praise.  At the end of Chapel Gathering, Glenn Nofziger sings a setting of Psalm 23 in Hebrew…. Read more »

“Reflections on Spiritual Journey at EMU” – EMU Seniors

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Undergraduate seniors share reflections on their spiritual journeys in light of the EMU mission, vision and shared values related to faith and discipleship. Worship Leaders: Julia Schmidt, Darian Harnish Speakers: Emily Harnish, Kiersten Rossetto, Nels Akerson, Bekah Enns, Taylor Weidman Saxphone: James Souder