“North Korea” – Katharina Zellweger

& University Chapels.

Katharina Zellweger, a career international aid manager with over 30 years’ experience in the field in North Korea, Hong Kong, and China,speaks about the situation in North Korea. Zellweger lived and worked in Pyongyang, North Korea, for five years (2006-2011) as the North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In her posting, Zellweger focused on sustainable agricultural production to address food security issues, income generation to improve people’s livelihoods, and capacity development to contribute to individual and institutional learning. While in North Korea, she collected the agriculture and public health posters that were displayed on campus last semester.

Before joining SDC, Zellweger worked for almost 30 years for the Catholic service agency, Caritas, in Hong Kong where she developed pioneering Caritas involvement in China and North Korea. She is currently the Pantech Fellow in Korean Studies at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. In December 2005, Zellweger received the Bishop Tji Hak-soon Justice and Peace award from a South Korean foundation established to promote the social justice vision of Tji. In 2006, in recognition of her path breaking work in North Korea, she was made a Dame of St. Gregory the Great by the Vatican.

“Undocumented and Unafraid: Personal Lessons from Community Organizing” – Isabel Castill

& University Chapels.

What does it mean to be an undocumented youth today in the United States? What is the significance of coming out and sharing your story? What avenues do pieces of legislation such as the DREAM Act provide for these youth and how can you lend your support? Isabel Castillo  shares her faith and life experiences as an undocumented Christian and community activist.

Inside Athletics: January 18, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave reports directly from the NCAA annual convention being held in Grapevine, Texas.  Sue Kolb, women’s soccer coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being, joins Dave in reporting on educational sessions they each attended as well as general observations about the annual convention. Issues of compliance, social media, fundraising and concussions are just a few of the topics covered in the educational sessions. Dave also provides a brief overview of the conference in general and the governance structure of the different divisions.

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.

“Prayers for Christian Unity”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary hosts, “Prayers for Christian Unity: A Yearly Ecumenical Worship Service.”

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.

“Joyful Living (finding abundant life)” – Judy Mullet

& Abundant Life, University Chapels.

Judy Mullet opens conversation about abundant life/joyful living as a practice of faith. This theme will carry through spring semester chapels and the spring spiritual life week featuring Amanda Garber, pastor of RiseJudy Mullet serves as professor in the psychology and master’s in education departments.

“Searching for God through Art” – Kathryn Fenton

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

In this Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Kathryn Fenton shares about her sense of calling both to Art and Theology as she shares about  “Searching for God through Art.”

“Here I raise my Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I’m come. ”

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.

Inside Athletics: January 11, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about both basketball teams springing into key stretches of their schedule with wins. They also announce some exciting awards being added by the EMU Athletic Department, before Dave closes with a preview of next week’s NCAA Convention.

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.

“MIP: A Summer of Possibilities” – Joel Nofziger and Rebekah Enns

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Joel Nofziger and Rebekah Enns share reflections from from their experiences with the Ministry Inquiry Program this past summer. To check out the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) possibilities for this summer, contact Carmen Schrock-Hurst in the Bible and Religion Department.

Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-cultural group toward the end of chapel.

University Convocation: “Love Them and Feed Them” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community with a message inspired by Luke 10:25-37. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Colombia Cross Cultural group at the end of convocation.

 

Seminary Convocation: “Leaving Home to Find It” – Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, offers the Spring semester convocation address for  Chapel Gathering at the Seminary.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.