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    Local writer and environmental activist shares love of Appalachian forests

    October 31st, 2014

    Chris Bolgiano is a self-described “mildly amusing nature writer” and a retired special collections librarian who resides in Fulks Run, Virginia. These authentic identities – citizen scientist, wide-ranging chronicler, and Appalachian mountain woman – converge in her literary works. From books to essays and nature and travel articles, her ouvre is as diverse as the …More

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    $2.2 million renovation of Roselawn now complete, offering pleasant office, class and interaction spaces

    October 9th, 2014

    After more than six months of intensive construction work and a $2.2 million investment, the Roselawn renovation project at Eastern Mennonite University is complete. The former residence hall now houses departmental offices and several more classrooms on the revamped second and third floor. Its first floor, remodeled in 2012, continues to house the Intensive English …More

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    Author-scholar to talk on repressive impact of Red Scare on Black artistic community

    October 1st, 2014

    Students of Cold War history know of McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Red Scare. But what were the effects of such government repression on African American artists and authors, many of whom challenged the conventional conservative views of race, racism and integration during the 1950s? Author and cultural historian Mary Helen Washington focuses on …More

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    Student wins award for speech that questions sponsor’s policy

    September 23rd, 2014

    In a 2014 bi-national peace oratorical contest, Eastern Mennonite University student Seth Stauffer won second place in a speech that questioned one of the policies of the contest’s sponsor, Mennonite Central Committee. The policy has to do with how people working with MCC talk about their host countries when they go overseas. They are to …More

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    Award-winning poet opens 2014-15 Writers Read series with performance of the new black poems and others

    September 11th, 2014

    Evie Shockley, an award-winning poet who embraces both free-verse and traditional styles of writing, will open up the 2014-15 Writers Read series on Wednesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. “Shockley brings excitement as she goes beyond reading to performing her work,” said Michael Medley, chair of language and literature at EMU. “The …More

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