At the beginning of each semester, the community gathers to commission the Cross-cultural groups leaving for that semester, and at the end of each semester, we gather again to hear their stories, learnings, and reflections from their experience living in another culture. http://www.emu.edu/crosscultural/
Matt Carlson leads a Welcome Back Hymn Sing drawing from favorite hymns of the various Christian denominations and traditions represented in our student body. There will be a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-Cultural group.
Provost Fred Kniss launches the semester with a focus on “Diversity and Belonging: Love and the Liberal Arts.” John 15:10-17 Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala-Cuba Cross-Cultural group at the close of the service.