“Advent” – EMS Worship Liturgy Class

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

EMS Worship Liturgy Class students Marlene Chandler, Karen Kiel, Rob Nash, Mary Norville, Ryan Schaeffer; lead this Chapel Gathering service in the Seminary.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.

“Pickups: A love story” – Howard Zehr, Mark Metzler-Sawin

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice,  and Mark Metzler-Sawin, professor of history, offer a presentation on “Pickups: A love story.”

“Singing Advent: NOT Black Friday, NOT Cyber Monday, just awaiting The Gift” – Ken J Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads this  chapel marking the beginning of the  journey of Advent through communal singing of selected hymns.

Inside Athletics: November 27, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In today’s podcast, Dave is joined by Sue Kolb, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being.  They review the work that Sue did last year in tracking attendance and academic progress as a means of improving retention rates.  Sue outlines the program that was implemented, the follow-up work that was done and the results for the first year.  Together, they examine indicators of retention and academic success and talk about what we are doing this year as well as how the university is working together in a broader way to improve retention which helps the overall enrollment.

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.

“Being Gotten: The Openness that Enables Discernment” – Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects on how the story of Nicodemus helps us understand the difference between “I get it” and “being gotten.” “I get it” is a way of staying in control; it’s hard for us to imagine living differently. Our whole culture takes us in the direction of emphasizing the value of “I get it.” In contrast, “being gotten” is a way of allowing ourselves to be seized by something larger than us.

A key context for all of this is working toward highlighting EMS as a Discernment Training Center. King defines discernment as “involving the community of believers gathered in Jesus’ name around Scripture in the presence of the Holy Spirit to let God show us the way through the urgent, complicated, and sometimes divisive issues of a given time and place.”

“Friends: Building Peace Through Relationships” – WCSC

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

Ride the DC metro through chapel in Lehman Auditorium with the Washington Community Scholars’ Center as they explore what it means to study, work, get lost, make friends and build peace in the big city.

Inside Athletics: November 16, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week Dave takes a break from reporting results and highlights of sports action and focuses on the issue of athletic scholarships.  He references a series of articles by Bill Pennington that appeared in the Ney York Times in 2008.  The articles were based on, at that time, recently disclosed information from the NCAA about athletic scholarships in Divisions 1 and 2.  In addition, Bill conducted interviews with more than 20 college coaches and administrators at two NCAA Division I institutions, Villanova and the University of Delaware.  While EMU cannot offer athletic scholarships, Dave reports that the glory and glamor of being awarded an athletic scholarship, regardless of the amount is one of the things EMU coaches recruit against.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcastoffers 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.

“Attitude of Gratitude” – EMS Worship Liturgy Class

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

EMS Worship Liturgy Class students Lorrie Aikens, Drew Ensz, Nancy Sims, Danilo Sanchez, and Joshua Yorks lead this Chapel Gathering service in the Seminary.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.

“Love Thyself: Fitness with Faith” – Faith Evans

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Faith Evans, owner of Fitness with Faith, LLC, has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicien from Pfeiffer College, is a certified group fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and holds certifications in Personal Training both from ACE and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

She also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, is an ordained pastor, and served for five years as Associate Pastor for Youth at Washington Community Fellowship in Washington D.C.

Faith is passionate about inspiring transformation from the inside out.  Her personal fitness training and group exercise classes help people achieve wellness and health through connection of body and soul.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.

Inside Athletics: November 12, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave’s guest is Roger Mast, head men’s soccer coach. In the weeks in between the fall and winter sports, Dave takes the opportunity to visit with Coach Mast and reflect on the recent men’s soccer season. Besides commenting on his team’s season, Coach Mast provides insights into the parity that was ODAC men’s soccer this season as well as the landscape of men’s soccer nationally. Coach Mast also reflects on his tenure as head soccer coach and some of the changes he has witnessed over his twenty years.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcastoffers 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.