Inside Athletics: Jan. 13, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” with Dave out at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, James takes over and gives a brief update on the busy basketball seasons so far. Then he brings in Interim Men’s Volleyball Coach Derek King for a preview of their season, which starts tonight in Mount Olive, NC.


Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

What are you seeking?

& University Chapels.

Campus pastors and pastoral assistants offer readings and reflections to help the gathered community consider what they are seeking at this point in their lives. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-cultural Seminar group.

“With Mary” Jerry Holsopple

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

In this Chapel Gathering service  in the Seminary, Dr. Jerry Holsopple  reflects on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the context of his sabbatical year spent in Lithuania.  Dr. Holsopple is Professor of Visual and Communication Arts at EMU.

Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

CIE Interfaith Forum: “A Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence” Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Renowned storyteller, activist, organizer, writer, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, is one of the first ten women in Jewish history to enter Rabbinic life and, in 1980, became the first woman ordained in the Jewish Renewal Movement. In 1973 she began congregational life with Temple Beth Or of the Deaf and then lived for 22 years in NM where she co-founded Congregation Nahalat Shalom, The Muslim Jewish Peacewalk for Interfaith Solidarity and Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence. She moved to California in 2005 to direct Interfaith Inventions Wilderness Peace Camp, and AFSC’s Israel Palestine program with Noura Khouri.

Rabbi Lynn serves on the advisory and rabbinic council of Jewish Voice for Peace and leads delegations to Israel, Palestine, and Iran with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She cofounded The Community of Living Traditions with Rick, Kitty and Rabia in the spring of 2009 in an effort to bring the work of creating a multifaith, multicultural and multigenerational environment for activists committed to strategic nonviolence to build upon their work. She moved to Stony Point in November 2009 in order to set up The Shomer Shalom House and work on CLT programming.

She is author of She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of a Renewed Judaism, and Trail Guide to The Torah of Nonviolence, coming out in 2012. She co-founded JSNAP: Jewish Solidarity with Native American Peoples in the winter of 2011 and continues to write and organize around Jewish nonviolence, prevention of violence toward women, anti-racism work, living wage movement, ending occupation and promoting multi-faith understanding.

University Convocation: “Called to Peacebuilding” – Dr. Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber speaks on peacebuilding, one of the EMU shared values, for the opening convocation of spring semester. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross-cultural Seminar group at the end of convocation.

Also check out the video that was shown in chapel before President Swartzendruber spoke!

Matthew 5:3-10
James 3:17-18

Seminary Convocation: “Sustaining Life” Dr. Lonnie Yoder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean, offers the Spring semester convocation address for  Chapel Gathering at the Seminary

Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

Inside Athletics: Jan. 6, 2012

& Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James return from the Christmas Break and talk about the adjustment for the basketball players who return to campus before the rest of the student body.  The two also discuss some of the busyness of this time of year, with men’s volleyball and track & field starting their seasons soon, and baseball and softball starting their preseason practices this month.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Inside Athletics: Dec. 30, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week’s pre-recorded podcast features an interview with head men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean who takes a look back at the first part of the season.  Along with Dave King, Kirby grades the team’s performance, talks about team chemistry, highlights the play of some freshmen and shares keys to the success of this team leading to the ODAC Tournament in February.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Inside Athletics: Dec. 23, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week’s pre-recorded podcast features head women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin who takes a look back at the first month of the basketball season and looks ahead to the hefty conference schedule that follows the Christmas break.  With Dave King, Kevin grades the team, shares the bright spots and talks about what areas need attention as the conference schedule heats up.  Next week’s podcast will feature head men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean who evaluates his team following the first part of the 2011-2012 season.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Friday Announcement Entertainment

& Student Speakers.

Catch up on more than 20  minutes of highlights from the Fall 2011 after-chapel Friday Announcement entertainment by Joel Rittenhouse and Justin Rittenhouse.  Towards the end of their announcements, they reveal the secret that they’ve been concealing for the whole semester! Some of the announcement information has been removed, but the humor is preserved.