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Latin America 2005

Sending - January 12 Convocation

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The two cross-cultural teams leaving this semester were invited to participate in a time of prayer and sending during spring convocation on January 12. President Loren Swartzendruber commented on the importance of EMU's cross-cultural program as a way to extend our community. "At EMU, we remind ourselves frequently that we are part of a global community," Swartzendruber said. "We put flesh on that community by our cross-cultural experiences," in recognizing two student groups who will leave campus Thursday, Jan. 13, for semester-long cross-cultural study programs. They came forward for a commissioning and a prayer of blessing to close the convocation service.

Twenty one students, led by Douglas Hertzler, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology and assistant director of EMU's Washington Community Scholars Center (WCSC) and his wife, Jodi-Beth, will spend the semester in Guatemala and Bolivia.

Vernon E. Janzti, professor of sociology, and his wife, Dorothy, will lead a group of 33 students in a semester-long study program to New Zealand and Fiji.

EMU requires all students to participate in a cross-cultural experience as a graduation requirement as part of its "Global Village" curriculum.

Other current programs:
New Zealand
Spain