Faculty/Staff Speakers

Inside Athletics: August 9, 2013

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This week Dave’s guest is head baseball coach, Ben Spotts who provides detailed information about the renovation work to be done on the baseball infield. The current infield will be stripped, re-graded and sodded with Bermuda grass. Ben describes the advantages of Bermuda grass, how it plays, and the maintenance. In the second part of… Read more »

Inside Athletics: August 2, 2013

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After a two month hiatus, the podcast Inside Sports returns with Dave talking about the changes that have occurred during the summer months and what to expect coming into the new school year.  Physical changes include bleachers at the turf field and a new infield for baseball.  He describes the graduate assistantship program that begins… Read more »

Inside Athletics: June 14, 2013

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This week, Dave’s guest is Justin King, a 2012 EMU graduate and a four year member of the baseball team. This past year, Justin was the JV baseball coach at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater and recently was offered a teaching job in the Rockingham County School system and is being contacted about other… Read more »

Inside Athletics: June3, 2013

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This week, Dave reviews the recent ODAC board meetings that he and Sue Kolb attended.  He reports on some of the actions taken by the board regarding specific issues related to specific sports.  ODAC Board meetings include discussion items and Dave focuses on one that was prevalent throughout the meetings – finances.  There was generous… Read more »

Inside Athletics: May 24, 2013

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After a break of several weeks, Dave returns with the Inside Athletics podcast.  Dave’s special guest is Mike Downey, Head Athletic Trainer as they discuss the issue of concussions.  This is part one of a two part series looking at an issue that seems to have “exploded” in the past several years on all levels… Read more »

Inside Athletics: April 29, 2013

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This week Dave updates the activities of the post season for the spring teams and talks about the plans for staff during the summer months. While not specifically related to athletics, Dave give a brief overview of the commencement address by Mark Shriver and encourages listeners to listen to the podcast of the graduation exercises…. Read more »

2013 Commencement

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EMU celebrates the University’s 95th Annual Commencement. Mark Shriver offers the Commencement address, “Faith, Hope, and Love in Action”.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Hannah Schrock, Ryan Eshleman, Ericka Kovacevic, and Sylvia Hooley Myer.

2013 Baccalaureate

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EMU celebrates the University’s 95th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music, addresses the graduates with his speech titled “Fifty Shades of Menno”.  Senior class co-presidents Laci Gautsche and James Souder offer Senior Class Salutations.

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2013

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The Cords of Distinction award honors the efforts of graduating students who have made outstanding contributions to the university, community or society. The Blue cord represents strength of conviction that one person can help to create a better institution; also willingness and openness to share thoughts and ideas. The Gold cord represents love of… Read more »

2013 Nurses’ Pinning

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The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.  Several Nursing Faculty offer words of encouragement to the graduates.