President Jim Brenneman welcomed students to the new school year with a call to compassionate peacemaking. After hearing powerful singing by Parables, the college’s traveling worship team, the gathered group departed the sanctuary and formed an “applause tunnel” – a 12-year tradition — with faculty and staff leading seniors, juniors, sophomores and finally the first-year students. The line progressed outside and concluded as students, faculty and staff gathered for an all-campus photo.
Date: Sept. 4, 2013
Photographers: Brian Yoder Schlabach and Jodi H. Beyeler