Roundtable, sponsored by the English department, is a multi-disciplinary group that meets monthly to discuss literature, philosophy, theater, film, and other creative works. Each meeting is planned and presented by a rotating panel of students and faculty sponsors. Any student, staff, or faculty member who enjoys food, fellowship, and stimulating discussion is invited to participate whenever possible. Roundtable provides opportunities to meet other people with similar interests, a forum for organized discussions of ideas and media, and a spark to light creativity and lifelong learning outside the boundaries of the classroom.
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society. Emmanuel College received its charter to initiate the Alpha Theta Sigma chapter in 1998. English majors and minors who are in the top 35 percent of their class and have a grade point average in English of at least 3.0 are eligible to join. Sigma Tau Delta promotes special events of literary interest on the Emmanuel College campus and coordinates field trips to local plays.
Published in magazine form since 1998, in CD form in 2006 and 2007, and in full-color magazine format since 2008, Montage presents the best of student, staff and faculty creative writing, art and photography. Montage is published in the spring semester and presented at Montage by Moonlight. Dr. Nathan Gilmour and Mr. Kyle Garrett guide its production through the new Literary Publishing Workshop course.
The Emmanuel College Christian Humanists present Socrates Cafe, your chance to bring your big questions, weird questions, deep questions, and any other kind of question you can pose for some fearlessly intellectual conversations with no grade on the line.
POV (Film Club)
The purpose of POV (Film Club) is to examine through films the various aspects of human nature and, by doing so, becoming more aware of ourselves and others through opportunities that proffer intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. Our goal is to become more aware of the human condition through the discussion of characters and themes in film and to engage the campus / community in this discussion. POV uses no screening process to determine the qualification of its members. Membership is free and available to all faculty, staff, and students of Emmanuel College. There are no opportunities for members to serve as officers – elected or otherwise –meetings and activities will be guided by the collective agreement of its sponsor and members. POV will meet officially once a week for the purpose of watching and discussing selected films and, beyond this, as needed for club- sponsored activities or events. The official meeting times will be determined by its members.
Prayer and Philosophy
For those who want to think faithfully and worship thoughtfully, Prayer and Philosophy is a monthly gathering where we pray the Daily Office, then engage with a segment of a book we read together over the course of the school year. This might be the brainiest Small Group you’ve ever joined!