March 2012

“Naming our Lives” – Jean Janzen, poet

& University Chapels.

The act of writing is a kind of naming. When we give name to our lives with honesty and humility, we enter the possibility of discovering connections which could lead us to better imagine the amazing immensities and intimacies of life. Jean Janzen from Fresno,California claims Harrisonburg as a second home since she taught poetry… Read more »

Inside Athletics: March 30, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James chit chat a bit about the weather (actually, rain and rain outs of some of our outdoor events.)  Men’s volleyball gets some attention as the Royals head into their important CVC Weekend at Juniata.  And Dave elaborates on some recent discussions he has had with the Loyal… Read more »

“Ministry as an invitation to failure” – Mark Schloneger

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

As part of EMU’s visiting pastor program, Mark Schloneger is on campus this week to interact with students, faculty and staff. Mark is the pastor of Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, VA, and he as a 2005 graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern… Read more »

“Relief Work and Pilgrimage in Southern France1938-1948” – Nancy Heisey and M.J. Heisey

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Nancy Heisey, PhD and M.J. Heisey, PhD, present on “Mademoiselle Miss Elsie: Relief Work and Pilgrimage in Southern France, 1938-1948.” Nancy is EMU vice president and undergraduate academic dean and M.J. is an associate professor of history at SUNY Potsdam. *Note: The powerpoint slideshow can be downloaded by clicking the small icon to the left… Read more »

Seminary Senior Capstone Presentations – Mar. 28, 2012

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

James Akerson, Beldor Mennonite Church: Restoring a History and Building on Strengths Robert Russo, Missional Church Planting in Appalachia–focus on gen-x subculture Phil Showers, From the Past will come the Future Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester,… Read more »

2012 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Seven students participated in the 2012  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 26. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): Sarah Schoenhals, Justice from Generation to Generation,  Senior Social Work major from Archbold, OH Joel Nofziger, Confession as a Restorative Practice in the… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: Phil Enns

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Teaching as a Christian in an Islamic University: How this contributes to Interfaith Engagement Phil Enns, former MCC worker at the Islamic University of Indonesia, talks about his experiences teaching in Yogyakarta and relating to his Muslim co-workers. This forum is jointly sponsored by MCC/CIE/ACRS. For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or… Read more »

“Solutions to the International Debt Crisis: Winning a True Global Biblical Jubilee” – Eric LeCompte

& University Chapels.

Eric LeCompte is hosted on campus by the Washington Community Scholars’ Center. The global economy has become interconnected and increasingly faces global crisis. Which fast must we seek now? We must renew our call to Jubilee, work towards equity between local and global communities, cancel unjust debt, and create mechanisms and guidelines to cultivate right… Read more »

Inside Athletics: March 22, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

With the big softball doubleheader with Bridgewater at JMU schedule for tonight, this week’s “Inside Athletics” breaks tradition and comes out on Thursday (a day early!)  Beside the fun of the softball game, Dave and James talk about the spring sports as they hit the crucial midpoints of the season.  Dave also talks about how… Read more »

Use of Self in Ministry: A Journey Towards Maturity

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

Penny Driediger, EMS Mentored Ministry Assistant and Adjunct Faculty. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in… Read more »