Faculty/Staff Speakers

Opening Convocation: “Change, Hope and Promise”- Dr. Lee Snyder, Interim President

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Interim President Dr. Lee Snyder addresses the campus community on Change, Hope and Promise. We will also be sending the Cross-Cultural seminar group to Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey) ANDwelcoming new students to the campus community with the “Shenandoah Welcome” toward the close of the service. ——- Dr. Lee Snyder brings a lifetime of service to… Read more »

Seminary Convocation: “After the boxes are packed” – Dr. Michael King

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Fall Convocation 2016 “After the boxes are packed” Lamentations 3:1-26. Dr. Michael A. King, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Dean Theme: Clinging to the Lord’s steadfast love and mercies when nothing else seems available and even the assurances that our hope is in God seem insubstantial.

Service of Worship and Blessing – Homily by Celeste Thomas

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Celeste Thomas, Student Advisor for Student Athletes and Multicultural Students, delivers the homily at the Orientation Service of Worship and Blessing.

2016 Matriculation Ceremony: “Dare to Risk Love” – Dr. Fred Kniss

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Dr. Fred Kniss, Provost, delivers the address, “Dare to Risk Love” at the annual Matriculation Ceremony. *Note: Because of equipment malfunction, the beginning of Dr. Kniss’s speech is cut out of the recording, so there is a jump from the scripture reading to the middle of Dr. Kniss’s address.

2016 Commencement

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EMU celebrates the University’s 98th Annual Commencement. Dr. Loren Swartzendruber offers the Commencement address.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Ruthie Beck, Londen Wheeler, Letitia Bates, and Elizabeth Girvan.

2016 Baccalaureate

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EMU celebrates the University’s 98th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Chad Gusler, assistant professor of language and literature, addresses the graduates with his speech titled “Fear, Love, and Wanderlust”.  Senior class co-presidents Katie Miller and Austin Mumaw offer Senior Class Salutations.

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2016

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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 »

2016 Seminary Commencement

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 67th Annual Commencement with an address by Dr. John D. Roth, Professor of History and Director of the Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College, and Editor of the Mennonite Quarterly Review

2016 Seminary Baccalaureate

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2016 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by Linda Alley on the theme, “Call & Dwelling for Tenuous Times.”

“Significant Turning Points” – President Loren Swartzendruber

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President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community for the final time in chapel as president of the university. There is a passing of the gavel from the current SGA Co-Presidents to the newly elected Co-Presidents. We also host a time of sending for students and faculty soon departing on summer Cross-Cultural Seminars and similar… Read more »