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Calling all artists
- Ashley Sauder Miller ’03 curates the “10×10×100 Project,” to create new art works around the theme of Eastern Mennonite University’s Centennial celebration.
Weather Vane available
EMU Centennial 1917-2017: Serving, Leading, Transforming
EMU will celebrate its past and vision for the future during its centennial year: 2017-18.
A Steering Committee is overseeing plans for centennial-themed activities and events throughout the academic year 2017-18. Centennial Week activities will take place October 11 to 18, 2017 with Homecoming and Family Weekend activities taking place Oct. 13-15.
The year-long celebration is planned in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite School, which has a shared history.
Centennial Week activities will focus on the milestone through theater production, music, alumni art gallery shows, reunions, speakers and other festivities.
Donald Kraybill, EMU class of and ’67 and the nation’s best-known writer on Amish and Mennonite culture, is principal author of a fresh history of EMU to be released during Homecoming activities in fall 2017.
Alumni Invited to Share Art, Stories, Ideas and Photos
A call to artists went out in May 2016 for proposals for a 10 X 10 X 100 Project. Submit yourself or tap the shoulder of an alum!
Photo and Update Form
Please visit the online form to upload photos and share written stories from days gone or your vision for the future of EMU. The Centennial Steering Committee will review all submissions.
Additionally, the Mennonite Archives of Virginia is a digital repository about Mennonites in and around Virginia, USA. Those interested in EMU’s centennial will find the growing collection of images there of interest, and may want to contribute personal photos.
You may also submit comments, stories and ideas by simply emailing .
From the past…
- EMU’s student newspaper, The Weather Vane, is now fully digitized
- Check out photos of milestone moments on campus
October celebration will mark 40 years of service and learning at the Washington Community Scholars’ CenterAugust 18th, 2016
Best friends through their college years at Eastern Mennonite University, Joel Daly and Bess Steury spent the fall semester of 2002 at Washington Community Scholars’ Center in Washington D.C. Joel … read more
- August 3rd, 2016
A new memoir by Isaac “Ike” Glick ’55 and Mildred “Millie” Alger Glick, class of ’55, Risk and Adventure: Community development in Northern Alberta (1955-1970), highlights the work of Mennonite … read more
- July 29th, 2016
Those present at Eastern Mennonite College’s 60th anniversary celebration in 1977 may have forgotten the hymns, the interview event in the chapel, or the special bulletin issue. But they wouldn’t … read more