Live at 345 with David Brubaker, Eastern Mennonite University
A Church Dismantled--A Kingdom Restored
David discusses the dynamics of congregational conflict and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical importance of change and conflict for congregations if they are to remain vital. A great conversation and many thanks to David for stepping in at the last moment as host due to a family emergency that I experienced. David brings decades of experience and spiritual sensitivity to this discussion.SHOW LESS
30 - Adam Posey Eastern Mennonite University "Pillars of a Program"
Better Men, Better Ballplayers
Bio Current Head Coach at Eastern Mennonite University to become the 11th HC in the programs 52 years After graduating from EMU in 2014 he came on the Royals staff to become the first full time assistant coach. Serves the Fellowship of Christian athletes A leader among the faculty and staff at EMU that aligns to their Christian values. Show Notes Fall has more focus on development and built individual development plan due to given more days with the teamAssistant coach has title of director of player development Baseline testing - on base u (mobility), blast, hitting/pitching rapsodo Comparison to the team to develop a plan 3 things to accomplish in practice: compete, mindful, and fun! You are the bowling ball, we are the guide rails! Be your best coach!! Getting strength coach certification to help tailor strength programs Access google drive for ind development plans (IDP) Freshman/soph (younger guy) teams development mode in the spring, starters will focus on more approach Changed the focus of practice from time, to feel and environment! Fast paced practice, music, and shortened time of team practice All teaching is done before we get on the field Guided meditation has been a big success, and is built into practice Use a guided meditation app, players can pick the GM of the day Heads Up baseball by Ken Ravizza!!! I didn’t get physically better, but my mind got sharper! The breath is the biggest skill that most guys coming into college baseball need!! What does your routine look like? What is your release to get your back into green light mode? Script out the routine, and you don’t get to practice until it is written out ****3 Pillars; Compete for championships, Graduating, and Giving back to the community What is the process, everyday discipline to get to that point?? If the actions are not aligned with the processes/behaviors we need to switch it up Get guys to buy into that everyday process (how we take care of our guys) Week 1 goal and habit assessment Goals - what do you want to achieve Habits - what does your day look like The best players for EMU have been people who are about giving back to the community. email@example.com @adamposey
August 20, 2020: COVID cases force University of Lynchburg and Eastern Mennonite University to move to online instruction
Charlottesville Community Engagement
Today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out comes from an anonymous supporter who wants to say - "We keep each other safe. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance."There are another 863 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth reported by the Virginia Department of Health this morning and another 17 deaths for a total of 2,427 to date. The seven-day average for positive tests is at 6.5 percent, down from 6.7 percent posted yesterday. The Thomas Jefferson Health District added another 21 cases and still reports 43 deaths. Yesterday that was downgraded from 44. Kathryn Goodman, spokeswoman for the Thomas Jefferson Health District, told me that ”after further investigation of the fatality, the case was moved to another health district. “*Classes at the University of Lynchburg will move to on-line only for the next week following the news that there are at least five COVID-19 cases among its student population. The school began its fall semester with in-person classes on August 12 but will meet virtually through next Thursday. Twenty-one students are in quarantine and another ten are in isolation.“Some of these recent positives and suspected cases have occurred between roommates,” wrote President Alison Morrison-Shetlar in a release. “Still others have come about when students let down their guard in small gatherings in individual rooms and apartments. If we are to stay ahead of the virus and return to in-person classes next week, this is where you can make a difference.”Eastern Mennonite University announced yesterday that they are delaying plans to open to in-person classes on August 25 after four student leaders tested positive for COVID-19. “All other student leaders and Residence Life staff who were in sustained contact with them are now in quarantine,” reads an email to students. “We have since learned from our contact tracing that there is a wider group of Student Life staff personnel that we need to quarantine out of an abundance of caution.”*The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has endorsed the idea of building a roundabout at the intersection of the John Warner Parkway and East Rio Road, and agreed to apply for funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation through their Smart Scale program. In June, the Board deadlocked on a proposal for over 300 apartment buildings in part because of stated concerns about additional traffic. Albemarle transportation planner Kevin McDermott said a study of the whole Rio Road corridor is underway to accommodate those concerns.“That corridor study is really going to be evaluating these intersections along with many others in the corridor and in reviewing this with our selected consultant on that project, we really looked at that John Warner Parkway roundabout as the only real option we had there to address the traffic problem,” McDermott said. The intersection is the #14 transportation priority in Albemarle and the project is estimated to cost $7.8 million. McDermott is also suggesting spending $2 million in local tax money to get design for the roundabout underway. Smart Scale projects will be ranked according to a series of metrics and those scores will be released in January. The Board of Supervisors also voted to approve a special use permit to allow Scott’s Ivy Exxon to expand from three service bays to seven. *The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) will try again this evening to hold a meeting in August. Their first attempt two weeks ago failed to meet a quorum in part because of large storms that hit the region. Among the items on the agenda is a discussion of the Rental and Mortgage Relief program that the TJPDC is administering. On Monday, one person told Charlottesville City Council of their concern over the way the project is being handled in Charlottesville and Albemarle, where a hotline goes to the United Way. “Myself and other volunteers in the community have been outside talking to people that are heading into court and they have all said that they are unable to get through to that hotline and that the only way to make contact is to basically spend a day just calling and calling,” said Elizabeth Stark, adding that people who are about to be evicted do not have that time. TJPDC executive director Chip Boyles said the situation is known to him and that the problem is happening across the state. “We are very much aware of the delays and we are working not just with our local governments but also with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development where the funding came from is also working to help all of the localities with this problem,” Boyles said.The TJPDC will also discuss regional efforts to bring more broadband to rural communities. *In other meetings today, the Albemarle Natural Heritage Committee meets at 5 p.m. and will discuss the county’s stream health initiative among other items. (meeting info)The Charlottesville Human Rights Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are a discussion of the return of University of Virginia students and the effect on community health. They will also prepare for their joint meeting with City Council which is scheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m. (agenda)The Fifth and Avon Community Advisory Committee will meet virtually at 7 p.m. and will get an update on greenway planning as well as the future Biscuit Run county park. (meeting info)* Thank you for reading or listening! Please forward this on to someone you think might be interested. And please let me know what you think. Feedback is key to the future of this community service. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe
092: Stephen Gibbs Jr., Senior Educational Technology Engineer at Eastern Mennonite University
Higher Ed AV Podcast
One of the advantages of being at a smaller university is the ability to easily collaborate with other campus partners for AV needs. Stephen Gibbs Jr., Senior Educational Technology Engineer at Eastern Mennonite University joins the show to discuss his role at EMU, and the large scope of the department from classroom support and design to events operations. We geek out on the "L" of AVL, explore his path from computer science to AV, as well as the higher ed #AVTweep community. Connect with Stephen Gibbs Jr. on Twitter at @shgibbsjr and on LinkedIn. Learn more about Eastern Mennonite University on Twitter at @EMU_News and online at https://www.emu.edu.
Eastern Mennonite University is a beautiful little school, nestled right up next to the much larger James Madison University and the beautiful Shenendoah National Park, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We’ve had the chance to talk with [...]
Transitional Justice from a restorative Lens with Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University Dr. Carl Stauffer teaches Justice and Development Studies at the Graduate Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, Virginia. DOWNLOAD PDF OF CHAPTER Finding Justice amidst the Rubble: Restorative Interventions in Post-war Contexts Stauffer was born and raised amidst the war in Vietnam. In 1975, his family fled Vietnam and moved to the Philippines just as the Marcos regime was beginning to crumble. After completing his university education in 1985, Stauffer worked in the Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse fields. In 1991, Stauffer became the first Executive Director of the Capital Area Victim-Offender Mediation Program in Richmond, Virginia. In 1994, Stauffer and his family moved to South Africa under the auspices of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a faith-based international relief and development agency. In South Africa, Stauffer worked with various transitional justice processes such as the Peace Accords, Community-Police Forums, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Local Community Development structures. From 2000 to 2009, Stauffer was appointed as the MCC Regional Peace Adviser for the Southern Africa region. His work has taken him to twenty African countries and ten other countries in the Caribbean, Middle East, Europe, and the Balkans. Stauffer's academic interests focus on narrative studies, restorative/transitional justice, and post-war reconstruction and reconciliation. His research concentrates on the critique of transitional justice from a restorative frame, and the application of hybrid, often parallel indigenous community justice systems. Stauffer is married to Dr. Carolyn Stauffer who teaches Sociology at EMU, and is the proud father of two university-aged children.