History… the story of humankind
EMU is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to Mennonite values of peacebuilding and service. We study history from a global viewpoint, one that highlights our need for one another. Study history with us, and we’ll analyze the human experience through a peace and justice lens.
History In Our Backyard
History professor Mary Sprunger joined many others, including this group from EMU, during the annual Blacks Run cleanup.
Picture (left to right): Will Stanley, Carlos Garcia, Nancy Heisey, Andrea Yoder, Kathleen Cooper, Erin Beidler, Courtney Pullen, Rebekah Nolt, Andrea & Henry Saner, and Mary Sprunger
Our campus is only two hours from both Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, and Richmond, the Confederate capital. We’re also close to many other historic sites in history-rich Virginia, including the unique Museum of American Frontier Culture in nearby Staunton, many Civil War battlefields, and the National Park Service’s historic Sklyine Drive.
- May 22nd, 2017
Zeljko Mirkovic’s “The Promise” continues to reap awards, as it premieres in Belgrade and France this summer. This time, the accolade was an Award of Excellence from IndieFest in California. … read more
Our Royal Pride: Multi-talented Josh Calderon, a fan of history and photography, invigorates Yoder Arena with pep band leadershipApril 27th, 2017
“Our Royal Pride” is an occasional series celebrating Eastern Mennonite University’s undergraduate students who contribute to campus life in extraordinary ways in addition to their academic pursuits. These students enthusiastically create … read more
- April 24th, 2017
“Everybody wants a revolution, but nobody wants to wash the dishes,” said Jim Smucker, vice president of enrollment and student life, to kick off the spring 2017 student recognition chapel … read more