Opening Convocation: Think about these Things

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

785 people from among the EMU campus community gather to hear President Loren Swartzendruber reflect on Philippians 4:4-9 to open the academic year.

Cultivating Life in the Spirit–Willi Hugo Perez

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

Willi Hugo Perez wraps up  Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s Spiritual Life Week with this third of three chapel addresses.  Perez,  a 2004 graduate of EMS, is the current rector (president) of SEMILLA, the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala.  In this chapel, he speaks in Spanish and is translated by Marvin Lorenzana, Director of Multicultural Services.

2010 Commencement

& 2010 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 92nd Annual Commencement. Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D. offers the Commencement address, Keeping Faith Relevant.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Amy Histand, Benjamin Shank, Cheryl Leiphart, and Scott Becker.

2010 Baccalaureate

& 2010 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 92nd Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service.  Dr. Judy Mullet, professor of psychology and education , addresses the graduates with her speech, titled, Life is Not a Journey.

2010 Seminary Commencement

& 2010 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 61st Annual Commencement with an address by Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, and Senior Class Salutation by Carmen Horst.  Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School, draws from James 3:1-5

2010 Nurses’ Pinning

& University Chapels.

The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.

2010 Seminary Baccalaureate

& 2010 Commencement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2010 Baccalaureate service includes reflections on the seminary experience for the 2010 graduates, as well as a time of anointing and sending as they prepare to continue ministry as seminary graduates.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Middle East

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

The returning Spring 2010 Middle East Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in the Middle East this semester.

After chapel, Dave King and Loren Swartzendruber recognize the EMU Women’s Softball team for claiming the ODAC championship after entering the tournament in the eight-place seed.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala

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

The returning Spring 2010 Guatemala Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Guatemala and Mexico this semester.

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Six students participated in the 2010  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 26. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in 1,500 or less words (8-10 min):

Jess Sarriot, a junior Peacebuilding and Development major, won first place with her speech, Peace Churches and War Profits: A Moment for Courage.

Sarah Roth, a senior History major from Harrisonburg, VA, was second runner-up with her speech, Respect the Powers to Affect the Powers.

Michael Harnish, senior Biblical Studies major from Manheim, PA: The Rebellious Children: Reclaiming our Heritage

Kate Nussbaum, a senior Peacebuilding and Development major from Grant, MN was first runner-up with her speech, Pursuing Peace From the Inside Out.

Zach Hurst, senior Congregational and Youth Ministries major from Glenmore, PA: Divide and Conquer: an unlikely slogan for a peace church

Grace Hercyk, senior Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies major who has lived in 15 countries: The Christians of the World