2016 Seminary Baccalaureate

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

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....

Seminary Chapel Gathering – “Celebration”

“Celebration” To honor Linda Alley as she transitions into the fullness of retirement To thank Lonnie Yoder for time served (as Associate Dean)

Student Recognition Chapel

University Chapel Gathering emphasizes the university’s vision of being a Learning Community as faculty and staff in several departments celebrate significant achievements of students during the Spring semester.

“Civil Rights Tour” -reflections from tour group participants

Listen in as those who were on the spring break Civil Rights Tour reflect on what they gained from the experience.

“The Future of Anabaptist Leadership” – Roxy Allen Kioko and David Brubaker

Various announcements are presented. Bluffton University student Katey Ebaugh opens with reflections on, “A Dream for the future of the Mennonite Church.” Roxy Allen Kioko and David Brubaker coordinate a discussion around  “The Future of Anabaptist Leadership.” Artist in Residence Janine Aberg discusses the paintings she has been working on during the conference sessions. ....

“A Theology of Anabaptist Leadership” – Nancy Heisey, David Miller, Gilberto Perez Jr.

Bethel University student Alexandra Shoup opens with reflections on, “How can our Anabaptist identity empower us?” Nancy Heisey, David Miller, and Gilberto Perez Jr. deliver the keynote address on “A Theology of Anabaptist Leadership” Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of leadership models....

“Anabaptist Values in Practice: How they have Shaped my Leadership” – Lee Snyder and Phil Wenger

Hesston College Student Jeremy Good opens with reflections on, “Why Anabaptist Values Matter to My Generation” Lee Snyder and Phil Wenger deliver the keynote address on “Anabaptist Values in Practice: How they have Shaped my Leadership” Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of....

“Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity” – Heidi Winters Vogel

Heidi Winters Vogel, associate professor of theater, presents the monthly University Colloquium address in Mainstage Theater. Heidi’s presentation is entitled “Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity.”  Heidi is committed to using theater as a tool for social justice.  This program offers an opportunity to hear more about how she does that.

Academic Department Gatherings: “Becoming Known in the Breaking of Bread” – Language and Literature

Wednesday, February 17, 2016: “Chapel” was scattered around campus and hosted by various academic departments.  This podcast features the Language and Literature Department: Becoming Known in the Breaking of Bread – Language and Literature faculty and students share stories about communion through sharing food in the family, classroom, and across borders. Bilingual songs and....