August 2011

2011-12 Fall Convocation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses a gathered community of more than 850 in Lehman Auditorium to open the academic year.

Seminary Fall Convocation

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

Michael A. King,Vice President and Dean of  Eastern Mennonite Seminary, offers the address in this Fall Convocation chapel gathering in the seminary.  His message is titled,  “A Bible as big as the Universe”.

Orientation Gathering for Worship and Reflection

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

EMU President, Dr. Loren Swartzendruber, delivers the morning Sermon during the orientation weekend Sunday morning worship.  Several student Pastoral Assistants also share short stories about  where they have experienced welcome.

“Beginnings” meeting

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

New students and parents receive greetings and words of welcome from Orientation staff, Campus Ministries, Multicultural Services, and new VP for Enrollment, Dr. Luke Hartman.

Inside Athletics: August 26, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” Dave welcomes James De Boer back to the program as the new school year starts.  They talk about the new athletics website,, and some of its features.  The two also review the ODAC Preseason Polls which were released throughout the week. Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by… Read more »

Inside Athletics: August 19, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave talks with Susan Kolb, women’s soccer head coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being.  This podcast begins the weekly format and Dave introduces one of the new head coaches for the fall season.  Besides talking soccer and coaching philosophy, they explain the new efforts this year on increasing our athlete retention… Read more »

President’s Address

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Recently returned from his sabbatical, President Swartzendruber addresses the Faculty and Staff on Thursday morning during the Faculty/Staff Conference in August, 2011.


& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

During the 2011 Fall Faculty/Staff Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff shared stories about what it has means for them to “walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace”: Jason Good Patience Kamau Mark Metzler Sawin Nate Yoder

Faculty/Staff Conference – Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen: “Walk Boldly…(cont.)”

& University Chapels.

Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen continue on the theme,  “Walk Boldly…,”  by responding to questions submitted by EMU faculty and staff at the annual Fall Conference.  Rhonda and Jake are currently co-authoring their third book, The New Soul of the American University.  Much of the content for their address comes from their work and research for… Read more »

Faculty/Staff Conference – Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen: “Walk Boldly…”

& University Chapels.

In this opening session of the annual Fall Faculty/Staff Conference, we welcomed Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen to speak on the theme,  “Walk Boldly…,” taken from the Eastern Mennonite University mission statement.  Rhonda and Jake are currently co-authoring their third book, The New Soul of the American University.  Much of the content for their address comes… Read more »