Leymah Gbowee

2014 Commencement

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 95th Annual Commencement.  2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee offers the Commencement address.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Chaska Yoder, Aaron Erb, Becky Serra, and Qaiser Ahmed.

Homecoming Worship Service

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, receives EMU’s “Alumna of the Year Award” and shares personal reflections. Also being honored posthumously is Glen Lapp, EMU’s “Distinguished Service Award” recipient, who was killed in 2010 while on a medical relief trip to a remote part of Afghanistan.  Reverend David Myers also brings greetings from the White… Read more »

Reunion Gathering

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

The reunion classes gather in Lehman Auditorium for a short presentation.  President Swartzendruber recognizes the newest inductees into the EMU Hall of Honor, as well as Alumna of the year Leymah Gbowee and the Distinguished Service Award recipient Glen Lapp. Leymah Gbowee and the parents of Glen Lapp offer a response of gratitude.

Pray The Devil Back to Hell

& Homecoming.

Hear the introduction of and response by 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate and EMU Alumna of the year Leymah Gbowee.   “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” is an award-winning documentary about the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war.  The documentary… Read more »

Inspired Peacebuilding – Leymah Gbowee ’11 and Doug Hostetter ’66

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Leymah Gbowee and Doug Hostetter share stories on their experiences with faith-inspired peace building.  Carolyn Stauffer is worship leader. Carolyn Stauffer is Assistant Professor in the Applied Social Sciences Department. Doug Hostetter serves as the Mennonite Central Committee Representative to the United Nations and is a EMU alumnus. Doug is the 1966 class president. Leymah… Read more »

The Faith of a Peacebuilder – Leymah Gbowee

& University Chapels.

Leymah Gbowee, a graduate of the MA in Conflict Studies program at EMU, speaks on how here Christian faith informs her work of peacebuilding – such as leading a group of women in a protest against the civil war in Liberia. Leymah Gbowee has been working extensively in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding… Read more »