“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2014

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

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 spirit and yearning towards creating a better university community in which all can take part; gold is also the color of achievement.

This years recipients of the Cords of Distinction are:

-Christine Baer, major in Peacebuilding & Development, Environmental Sustainability, from Elizabethtown, PA

-Aaron Erb, major in Peacebuilding & Development, from Harrisonburg, VA

-Laura Glick, major in Social Work, from Lancaster, PA

-Nicole Groff, major in Biology, from Lancaster, PA

-Ardi Hermawan, major in Nursing, from Parsurvan, Indonesia

-Rose Jantzi, major in Liberal Arts/Elementary Education, from Harrisonburg, VA

-Litza Laboriel, major in Social Work, from Trujillo, Honduras

-Krista Nyce, major in Psychology, from Harrisonburg, VA

-Melody Tobin, major in Liberal Arts/Elementary Education, from Harrisonburg, VA

-Brandon Waggy, major in Peacebuilding & Development, Biblical Studies, from South Bend, IN

2014 Seminary Commencement

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Seminary.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 65th Annual Commencement with an address by Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, Moderator of MCUSA and Coordinator of field education, Lancaster Theological Seminary.

2014 Nurses’ Pinning

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

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

2014 Seminary Baccalaureate

& 2014 Commencement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Commencement, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2014 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by three of the graduates on the theme, “Taking Root, branching out, bearing fruit.”

Cross-cultural Chapel: Middle East

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

The returning Spring 2014 Middle East Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in the Middle East this semester.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala & Mexico

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

The returning Spring 2014 Guatemala & Mexico Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Guatemala and Mexico this semester.

Inside Athletics: April 17, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics, Student Speakers.

This week Dave’s special guest is Adam Posey a senior captain of the baseball team and this year’s recipient of the  President’s Award.  The award is given the male and female senior athlete who has most exemplified the values of the athletic department during their career through academic achievement, athletic contribution, Chrisian commitment, leadership, campus involvement and service.   Adam’s story reflects the purpose of EMU athletics, impacting and shaping his life through baseball.  From criticism and cynicism of EMU and the athletic program to one of leadership on the field and pride in EMU, Adam recounts both the difficult times and the experiences that will carry him into post college life.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

 

“Holy Week Chapel: What was the last supper of Jesus?” – Rabbi Niles Goldstein

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Explore the meaning and symbols of Passover and the Seder Meal with Rabbi Niles Goldstein, visiting Jewish scholar, prior to the invitation by campus pastors into the symbolism of bread and cup in what has come to be called Holy Communion for many Christians.

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Niles Goldstein is a rabbi and the award-winning author of nine books. He was the spiritual leader of The New Shul in Manhattan for over a decade, and he is currently the visiting Jewish scholar at EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. Rabbi Goldstein is published widely in newspapers and magazines throughout the country, including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Huffington Post. He speaks frequently at universities and churches across the United States.

Inside Athletics: April 11, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James recap some of the exciting off-the-field events from the past couple of weeks, which include the hiring of a new women’s soccer coach and a reception to honor the women’s basketball team. James also digs into the final two weeks of the regular season, looking at how our teams have been playing and what the days leading up to the ODAC Tournament look like.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Senior Chapel: Reflections on Faith and Spiritual Growth

& University Chapels.

Several seniors reflect on their faith and/or spiritual journey related to their experiences at EMU and the university mission, vision and values. Music and dance also feature seniors and the campus pastors  offer a blessing for all graduating seniors.

Amanda Chandler, Theater & History

Andrea De Avila Balboa, Bible and Religion & Psychology

Jonathan Burkholder, History

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