October 2011

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 »

Inside Athletics: October 14, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s Inside Athletics, Dave and James talk about the excitement of Homecoming Weekend, including the varsity matches throughout the day on Saturday and the baseball and softball alumni games in the morning. Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Athletic Director Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening… 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 »

“Today salvation has come to this house” – Dr. Bruno Dyck

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Dr. Bruno Dyck speaks in Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, drawing from Luke 19:1-11 Bruno Dyck, ’82, holds a PhD in business from the University of Alberta and is a professor at the University of Manitoba. Dyck will present on a book he is writing, “Luke on Management.” His research looks at the role of… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum – Doug Hostetter

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Doug Hostetter graduated from EMU during the Vietnam War years and did his alternative service with MCC in Tam Ky, Vietnam. His life work has been devoted to seeking nonviolent alternatives to war and oppression in many war zones including of North and South Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been… Read more »

Latino Heritage Month: Deanna Durham

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Deanna Durham, Assistant Professor of Applied Social Sciences, reflects on a clip from the movie “Shrek” to challenge the Community to commit to going deeper and pulling back the layers  as we seek to know and understand other cultures around us.

SLW closing chapel: Get Out of the Boat – Brenda Matthews

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Mama Brenda Matthews preaches on Matthew 14:25-32 and from her urban context in Chicago, IL in this high energy call to take risks of faith in following Jesus.  Brenda is speaking in various events on campus this week for Spiritual Life Week.

Inside Athletics: October 7, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the excitement of this time of year, with the Paul R. Yoder Sr. Golf Classic this Friday and then Homecoming next weekend.  After the flip of the calendar to October, they also jump into the conference standings and potential races for ODAC Tournament positioning. Inside… Read more »

It’s Time to Jump – Mama Brenda Matthews

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Mama Brenda Matthews, Undergraduate Spiritual Life Week speaker, addresses Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.  Brenda is an ordained pastor, social activist and poet pregnant with purpose. She seeks to plant seeds of change in the hearts of those who have fallen through the cracks. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary… Read more »

SLW: Get Out of the Boat – Brenda Matthews

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Mama Brenda Matthews preaches on Matthew 14:25-32 and from her urban context in Chicago, IL in this high energy call to take risks of faith in following Jesus.  Brenda is speaking in various events on campus this week for Spiritual Life Week.