Inside Athletics: January 25, 2013

& University Chapels.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James jump right into the exciting activites of the past week, which includes men’s volleyball starting their season, track & field starting their second semester, and both basketball teams taking wins from rival Bridgewater.  Then they tackle the hot topic of social media and student-athletes, from what the NCAA thinks to how they at the individual institution plan to approach it.

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.

“Plain and Frum: The Amish and Hasidim Compared as Folk Groups” – Simon Bronner

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished university professor of American studies and Folklore at Penn State University, offers the January 2013 colloquium presentation. Dr. Bronner is an American folklorist, ethnologist, historian, educator and author.

Dr. Bronner’s personal website includes links to his blog and other information.

MLK Day Forum – Shane Claiborne

& University Chapels.

Shane Claiborne wraps up the MLK Day of Service and Learning by relating  the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Christian faith and our contemporary culture.

His presentation includes two video segments.  The first is available on the DVD Another World is Possible: Vol. 2.

The second video is by Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

Shane Claiborne is a bestselling author, prominent Christian activist, sought-after speaker and recovering sinner.

With tears and laughter, Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. Shane graduated from Eastern University, and did graduate work at Princeton Seminary. His ministry experience is varied, from a 10-week stint working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to a year spent serving a wealthy mega-congregation at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago. During the recent war in Iraq, Shane spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team. Shane is also a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.

Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus. He is featured in the DVD series “Another World Is Possible” and is the author of the several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. Shane speaks over 100 times a year in a dozen or so countries and nearly every state in the US. Shane has given academic seminars at Vanderbilt University, Duke University Pepperdine University, Wheaton College, Princeton University, Goshen College and Harvard University. Shane also speaks at various denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe. Shane’s work has been featured in everything from Fox News and the Wall Street Journal to CNN and National Public Radio.

MLK Day Chapel – Shane Claiborne

& University Chapels.


Shane Claiborne kicks of the MLK Day of Service and Learning by relating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Christian faith and our contemporary culture.

Shane Claiborne is a bestselling author, prominent Christian activist, sought-after speaker and recovering sinner.

With tears and laughter, Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. Shane graduated from Eastern University, and did graduate work at Princeton Seminary. His ministry experience is varied, from a 10-week stint working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to a year spent serving a wealthy mega-congregation at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago. During the recent war in Iraq, Shane spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team. Shane is also a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.

Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus. He is featured in the DVD series “Another World Is Possible” and is the author of the several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. Shane speaks over 100 times a year in a dozen or so countries and nearly every state in the US. Shane has given academic seminars at Vanderbilt University, Duke University Pepperdine University, Wheaton College, Princeton University, Goshen College and Harvard University. Shane also speaks at various denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe. Shane’s work has been featured in everything from Fox News and the Wall Street Journal to CNN and National Public Radio.

“North Korea” – Katharina Zellweger

& University Chapels.

Katharina Zellweger, a career international aid manager with over 30 years’ experience in the field in North Korea, Hong Kong, and China,speaks about the situation in North Korea. Zellweger lived and worked in Pyongyang, North Korea, for five years (2006-2011) as the North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In her posting, Zellweger focused on sustainable agricultural production to address food security issues, income generation to improve people’s livelihoods, and capacity development to contribute to individual and institutional learning. While in North Korea, she collected the agriculture and public health posters that were displayed on campus last semester.

Before joining SDC, Zellweger worked for almost 30 years for the Catholic service agency, Caritas, in Hong Kong where she developed pioneering Caritas involvement in China and North Korea. She is currently the Pantech Fellow in Korean Studies at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. In December 2005, Zellweger received the Bishop Tji Hak-soon Justice and Peace award from a South Korean foundation established to promote the social justice vision of Tji. In 2006, in recognition of her path breaking work in North Korea, she was made a Dame of St. Gregory the Great by the Vatican.

“Undocumented and Unafraid: Personal Lessons from Community Organizing” – Isabel Castill

& University Chapels.

What does it mean to be an undocumented youth today in the United States? What is the significance of coming out and sharing your story? What avenues do pieces of legislation such as the DREAM Act provide for these youth and how can you lend your support? Isabel Castillo  shares her faith and life experiences as an undocumented Christian and community activist.

Inside Athletics: January 18, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave reports directly from the NCAA annual convention being held in Grapevine, Texas.  Sue Kolb, women’s soccer coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being joins Dave in reporting on educational sessions they each attended as well as general observations about the annual convention.  Issues of compliance, social media, fundraising and concussions are just a few of the topics covered in the educational sessions.  Dave also provides a brief overview of the conference in general and the governance structure of the different divisions.

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.

“Prayers for Christian Unity”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary hosts, “Prayers for Christian Unity: A Yearly Ecumenical Worship Service.”

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.

“Joyful Living (finding abundant life)” – Judy Mullet

& Abundant Life, University Chapels.

Judy Mullet opens conversation about abundant life/joyful living as a practice of faith. This theme will carry through spring semester chapels and the spring spiritual life week featuring Amanda Garber, pastor of RiseJudy Mullet serves as professor in the psychology and master’s in education departments.

“Searching for God through Art” – Kathryn Fenton

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

In this Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Kathryn Fenton shares about her sense of calling both to Art and Theology as she shares about  “Searching for God through Art.”

“Here I raise my Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I’m come. ”

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.