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
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.
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.
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.