Campus Worship: Holy Week Alfombra

Gather with the Latino Student Alliance (LSA) for a Holy Week worship service, around the freshly prepared alfombra, to welcome Jesus in this Holy Week for Christians. —– Sawdust carpets (Spanish: tapetes de aserrín), similar to alfombras, are one or more layers of colored sawdust, and sometimes other additional materials, laid on the ground as decoration. Sawdust carpets....

ACE Festival Keynote: Drew Lanham

J. Drew Lanham, PhD, is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and....

Convocation: Faculty-Student on Callings

Faculty and graduating undergraduate students reflect on callings and vocation inspired by the common read, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work. Music from The Clymer Kurtz Band is featured. Christopher Clymer Kurtz is staff writer for EMU Marketing and Communications. -Ann Hershberger, professor emerita, Director of Cross-Cultural Programs & Professor of Nursing, 33 years of service at EMU -Kim....

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

The annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, established in 1974 by the directors of the C. Henry Smith Trust, offers students an opportunity to discuss peacebuilding and social justice issues on campus. The intercollegiate competition is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Undergraduate students from every Mennonite and....

Campus Worship: Voices of Peace

Students offer “Voices of Peace” from their C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest speeches. Come hear pieces of each speech PLUS a few reflections from some of the Spring Break Y-Trip leaders. The 2019 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest takes place this Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel. This year’s contestants are: * Cassidy Bontrager “What....

Convocation: Restorative Justice – Love

Gather in Women’s History Month with Rev. Dr. Velda Love and Destiny’s Daughters to address Restorative Justice for People of Faith. In this moment in our nation, Christians are being called to restore justice for all. What does this mean? Restorative justice means moving beyond status quo criteria and working towards social, political, and economic equity,....

Campus Worship: Ubuntu- Pastor AJ Mosley

Gather for a traditional African American worship service, featuring Pastor AJ Mosley, for the Black History Month sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU) and Multicultural Student Services. Pastor AJ Mosley serves as Executive Pastor of Divine Unity Community Church (DUCC) here in Harrisonburg, Va.

Campus Worship: Connecting to Purpose

EMU nursing alum Dr. John Lowe ’81 (Cherokee, Creek, & Lenape Native American tribal member) offers reflections from his personal story and journey in his address –  Connecting to Your Purpose: A Native American Perspective. Lowe also gives a Suter Science Series lecture today at 4 p.m.Dr. John Lowe, RN, PhD, FAAN, serves as Professor for Health Disparities Research and Executive....

Convocation: Shale Play

Gather for a provocative reading of poetry and screening of photographs capturing the impacts of natural gas drilling and pipeline construction challenging easy assumptions and inviting further inquiry and conversation. Shale Play Also, convocation opens with pipeline themed original music from Doug Hendren – Musical Scalpel. Steven Rubin, an award-winning documentary photographer, and Julia Spicher Kasdorf, a distinguished....

Campus Worship: Student Ministry Inquiry

Hear reflections from Liz Marin, Anna Ressler, Lydia Haggard and Abigail Shelly about exploring ministry this past summer with the Ministry Inquiry Program. What might exploring ministry look like for you? Read more about the summer ministry experiences of these students. Talk with Carmen Schrock-Hurst for more information about the Ministry Inquiry Program.