2016 Seminary Commencement

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 67th Annual Commencement with an address by Dr. John D. Roth, Professor of History and Director of the Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College, and Editor of the Mennonite Quarterly Review

2016 Nurses’ Pinning

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The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.  Kris Kirwan offers advice and reflections for the graduates.

2016 Seminary Baccalaureate

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2016 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by Linda Alley on the theme, “Call & Dwelling for Tenuous Times.”

Cross-cultural Chapel: Middle East

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The returning Spring 2016 Middle East Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in the Middle East this semester.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala & Cuba

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The returning Spring 2016 Guatemala & Cuba Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Guatemala and Cuba this semester.

“Significant Turning Points” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community for the final time in chapel as president of the university. There is a passing of the gavel from the current SGA Co-Presidents to the newly elected Co-Presidents.

We also host a time of sending for students and faculty soon departing on summer Cross-Cultural Seminars and similar international summer learning tours including:

Lithuania Cross-Cultural with Jerry Holsopple & Carissa Luginbill

Myanmar Cross-Cultural with Andy & Lana Miller

Quebec Cross-Cultural with Nancy Heisey

Washington, D.C. Cross-Cultural with Deanna Durham

Midwives for Haiti Senior Seminar with Ann Schaeffer

Global UrbanTrek to Northern Africa with Johonna & Julian Turner

Chapel Address: Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman, Presidential Candidate of Choice

& University Chapels.

The EMU Presidential Candidate of Choice, Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman, addresses the campus community with reflections from her life journey.


Seminary Chapel Gathering – “Celebration”

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To honor Linda Alley as she transitions into the fullness of retirement
To thank Lonnie Yoder for time served (as Associate Dean)

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.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Matt Carlson

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Matt Carlson
“Singing our Stories: Building Community through Shared Experience and Shared Expression”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.