EMU Talk – A Glossary of Terms
New to EMU or the Mennonite world? You might find yourself in need of a list of frequently used abbreviations and terms. Here are some you’re bound to hear sooner or later as you settle into life on campus.
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Be sure to check out the Third Way Cafe glossary for additional terms and definitions.
Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society
Adult Degree Completion Program
Academic Support Center
B and R
Bible and Religion Department
Refers to the practice of environment friendly building practices and sustainability discussions at EMU.
The small theater behind Main Stage in the University Commons
Black Student Union
Community Advisor for a Hall
Campus Activities Council
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in Lansdale, Pa.
Weekly gathering in Martin Chapel consisting of praise and worship music played live and usually including prayer and scripture readings.
Traffic circle between Lehman Auditorium and the Library. Cross-cultural groups often depart from here.
Commongrounds Coffeehouse, located in the bottom of the University Commons
Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
Community Lifestyle Commitment
Committee on Peer Education
Culture, Religion, and Mission, a major
Camping Recreation and Outdoor Ministry, a major
EMU’s Alumni Magazine
The Snack Shop within University Commons
Student group devoted to cleaning up and preserving the environment
Eastern Mennonite College, the prior name for EMU
Eastern Mennonite High School, in Harrisonburg
Eastern Mennonite Missions
Eastern Mennonite Seminary, a graduate seminary program at EMU
Future Leaders of Quality and Diversity
Fountain in the center of campus
Global Village Curriculum
“The Great Lounge”
The main student lounge on the first floor of Northlawn.
His Royal Majesty, the royal blue lion mascot for EMU Royals athletics
Large hill behind the upper parking lots that reaches from Seminary to West Dogwood Drive
Harrisonburg Mennonite Church
Intensive English Program
Student group that meets to write, share, and discuss personal literary works.
International Student Organization
James Madison University
Justice, Peace, and Conflict Studies, a major
Grassy area out front of Northlawn.
Learning Exploring and Participating
Lancaster Mennonite High School in Lancaster, Pa.
Group that supports EMU athletics and student athletes
Latino Student Alliance
Library Technology Classroom
Ministry Assistant for a Hall
Main Stage for the EMU Theater Department located in the University Commons
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Disaster Service
Mennonite Education Agency
Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Mennonite Mutual Aid
Mennonite Mission Network
Other than Mennonite
Pastoral Assistant for a group of MAs, or abbreviation for the state of Pennsylvania
Language and Literature Department’s student magazine
Partners In Mission, the short term missions branch of VMM
Pre-professional Health Sciences
Park View Mennonite Church
Resident Director of a Dorm
Student group that works in conjunction with Admissions on a variety of projects.
Shenandoah Anabaptist Science Society
Student Education Association
Student Government Association
Students in Free Enterprise
School for Leadership Training
Student Missions Interest Group, a part of YPCA for students interested in missions
Spring Orientation and Registration
Summer Peacebuilding Institute
Seminars on Trauma Awareness and Resilience
Shenandoah Valley Childrens Choir
Social Work is People
Teaching English as a Second Language
Test of English as a Foreign Language
University Commons (usually reffered to as “the commons”)
Visual and Communication Arts
Virginia Mennonite Missions, the Virginia branch of MMN
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, located between EMU and Harmony Square
Washington Community Scholars Center
EMU’s Radio Station 91.7
Area between and consisting of Elmwood, Maplewood, and Oakwood; sometimes called “The Woods Quad” or simply “The Quad.”
Young People’s Christian Association
Spring Break trips through YPCA that conduct community service in areas of need.