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EMU grads help market James Madison University

From brochures to advertisements, from emails to exhibit displays, and mobile apps to video tours, five EMU alumni help promote the James Madison University brand through graphic design, photography, videography, and web design. Four of them – Katie Landis ’12, Justin Roth ’12, Lorinda “Rinn” Siegrist ’89 and Frank A ...More

Johnson’s colloquium highlights Oregon wildlife, land

VaCA professor Steve Johnson is a man consumed by love for all manner of frogs, salamanders, toads, and newts. In his colloquium talk on Tuesday afternoon, Johnson spoke on his 2012-2013 sabbatical spent in southern Oregon, getting on his belly in the mud to photograph the inhabitants of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This 86,774-acre monument is renowned f ...More

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EMU alum, local stained glass artist, named to Business Journal’s ’10 Under 40′

Zachary Nafziger, owner of and sole craftsman at ZN Stained Glass, is the first to admit business may not be his strongest suit. But the clients who nominated him for the “10 Under 40″ and invest in his works, which includes the entrance to Eastern Mennonite High School — an 18½-foot piece featuring a starry night version of Midtowne Market’s logo — and glasswork for a ...More

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Student photographer captures Obama family handing out Thanksgiving packages at food bank

When Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Londen Wheeler learned President Obama would drop by his workplace for a thank-you visit, he knew Nov. 27 would not be a typical day at the office. Then again, Wheeler was not enrolled in a typical college semester. He was under EMU’s Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC), a domestic ...More

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Student writes unflinching play, now staged, about 17-year-old dying of cancer

Two weeks before his senior thesis project due date, Eastern Mennonite University senior theater and writing studies major Michael Bodner decided on a path he’d never tread: He wanted to write a tragedy. “I’ve written a lot of comedy, satire and even horror, but I’ve never w ...More

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Animated “EMU Experience” Showcases VACA Department

A class in the science center, a chapel service, cheering on a Royals sports team and a cross-cultural to the Middle East all figure in a new 45-second animated video created by Chris Stauffer, a 2012 December graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The video follows a student from the end of high school through grad ...More

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Artist Showcases 100 Faces, 100 Stories

The “art of aging” took on new meaning for Molly Kraybill, a senior photography major from Lancaster, Pa., who photographed women ages 1-100 for her senior art show, “One Hundred.” The show premiered on April 20, 2013, in the Margaret Martin Gehman art gallery. Kraybill traveled around c ...More

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‘Weaving Life’ Documentary Wins Award

Weaving Life, a documentary on the life and death of peacemaker Dan Terry in Afghanistan, has received a gold “Pixie” award for innovation in the use of motion graphics, effects and animation. The 4th Annual Pixie Awards, sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (encompassing th ...More

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EMU Alum Named Virginia Secondary Art Educator of the Year

Kelley Shradley-Horst, an art teacher at Harrisonburg High School and 2006 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, didn’t get her hopes up. Even after scoring one of five regional nominations on her way to becoming the Virginia Secondary Art Educator of the Year, she was skeptical about actually winning the honor. “I kind of had a stigma that no one from Harrisonburg ...More

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ABC-TV to Broadcast “Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry”

“Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry,” will air on network TV from Sunday, October 21-December 16, 2012, at the discretion of participating ABC stations. Weaving Life tells how Dan Terry, a United Methodist who worked with numerous Mennonites through the years, wove relationships, joy, partnership and understanding into his lifelong work in Afghanistan. T ...More