“Truth Lies in Plural” – Lori Leaman and Judy Mullet

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Lori Leaman, associate professor of teacher education and Dr. Judy Mullet, professor of psychology and education, offer a presentation on their 2011-12 combined sabbatical experience.

What would a joint-writing sabbatical, pairing profs across disciplines and generations, look like? July and Lori lived such a sabbatical semester. Judy and Lori share their story of theory-weaving, model building and language development, and present elements from our restorative teaching manuscript and from their college teaching experience.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Joshua Yorks

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Joshua Yorks,
Who is there for those not lost in the woods?

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. These podcasts are of students’ public presentations.

“Intersection of My Career Path Related to Faith and Service” — Leah Kratz & Tony Smith

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

As part of a broader university focus on Career & Service Day, undergraduate academic departments hosted chapel gatherings in various locations scattered across campus. In this podcast, Business and Economics faculty Leah Kratz and Tony Smith share stories and reflections on their own personal sense of vocation and how their calling has shaped and continues to shape their teaching and other endeavors.  Smith, who also serves as founder/CEO of Secure Futures, LLC, discusses the process of developing the EMU solar project in 2010, Virginia’s first large solar photovoltaic system.

This departmental chapel is part of EMU’s collective effort toward building faith that fosters servant-leadership, as students have the opportunity to gather during the chapel time for focused conversations about the intersections of faith and their area of study with faculty members of their department.  Ten other academic departments held chapel meetings in other spaces across campus at the same time:

-Applied Social Sciences – Faith and Career after Graduation
-Bible & Religion – A Life Worthy of the Calling
-Biology/Chemistry – Faith, Science and Ethics
-Education – Connecting Faith with Teaching: A Conversation with EMU Alum Kenny Boyers
-Lang & Lit – Writers We Met on the Way to Work – Marti Eads, Eric Eberly, Carol Snell-Feikema, and Mike Medley
-Mathematical Sciences – An Informal Conversation on Calling
-Nursing – Ways the Sacred Covenant has Impacted/Shaped our Careers – Some alumni gathered with  the nursing department to sing, refresh their souls, and learn about life after nursing school
-Physical Education and Recreation – Students Share about their Spiritual Journeys at EMU
-Psychology – Integration of Faith and Psychology – upper level psych majors share reflections from papers and personal stories/ideas.
-Theater and VaCA – Christian artist or artist who is a Christian? How do we talk about and live out our faith as artists?

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Jonathan Morningstar

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Jonathan Morningstar,
Re-imagining Wesley: covenant discipleship groups as a method for church renewal.

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. These podcasts are of students’ public presentations.

CIE Interfaith Forum: Marc Gopin

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Mark Gopin, James H. Laue Professor and Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, speaks on his national and international interfaith peacebuilding efforts focusing on “Self Examination’s Contribution to Peacebuilding.”

Gopin is an expert on the role that religion and culture play in conflicts and conflict resolution. He is an internationally respected speaker and trainer on peacemaking strategies and has engaged in diplomatic efforts with religious, political, and military figures on both sides of entrenched conflicts, especially in the Arab/Israeli conflict.

Gopin was ordained as a rabbi in 1983 at Yeshiva University in NYC, and received a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Brandeis University in 1993. He has authored three books on religious peacemaking – Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking and Holy War, Holy Peace. In a more recent book, Healing the Heart of Conflict, Gopin addresses personal conflicts and details an eight-step plan to address the emotional stages necessary to bring resolution to painful human conflicts.

Inside Athletics (Special Release): February 18, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this special release of the “Inside Athletics” podcast, James brings on women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin to give an ODAC Tournament preview.  They talk about the pressure of the top seed of the tourney and the strength of their team balance.  James gives a little preview of the men’s basketball tournament as well as the ODAC‘s indoor track championships, which are also this weekend.

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.

“SLW Chapel: Abundant Life – for Real?” – Amanda Garber

& Abundant Life, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Consider just how real abundant life can be for us with pastor Amanda Garber who was on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area that launched in September, 2010.  Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.

Inside Athletics: February 15, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James jump into the craziness of this time of year, which is the overlap of winter and spring seasons combined with the upcoming ODAC Basketball Tournaments.  They talk about both basketball teams and their wins over Bridgewater earlier this week, and the play-off scenarios we are looking at heading into Saturday’s final games.  James also talks about the special events surrounding all of our home games on Saturday and Sunday, including the “Mustache Event” for the volleyball men.

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.

“Abundant Life for All” – Amanda Garber

& Abundant Life, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

This Chapel Gathering in the Seminary is led by pastor Amanda Garber, along with EMS students associated with RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area.   Abundant Life for all is the theme for the University’s Spring Spiritual Life Week, and Amanda is the featured guest speaker.

Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community launched in September, 2010.  Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.

“SLW Chapel: Unpacking Abundant Life” – Amanda Garber

& Abundant Life, University Chapels.

Launch into unpacking Abundant Life for all, the theme for Spiritual Life Week, with pastor Amanda Garber.

Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area that launched in September, 2010.  Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.