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Photography class photos helped efforts to block Atlantic Coast Pipeline on sensitive sections of national forestland

Striking photos taken by an Eastern Mennonite University professor and his students of a rarely seen, endangered salamander supported citizen lobbying that may have influenced a U.S. Forest Service decision ... read more about Photography class photos helped efforts to block Atlantic Coast Pipeline on sensitive sections of national forestland

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Commissioned theatrical work with live music retells the Gospels in ‘challenging’ and ‘surprising’ ways

Justin Poole, assistant professor of theater at Eastern Mennonite University, and professional composer and musician Jim Clemens present “The Gospel Project: A Theatrical Journey through the Life of Jesus Christ.” The ... read more about Commissioned theatrical work with live music retells the Gospels in ‘challenging’ and ‘surprising’ ways

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EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement presents free film series featuring social justice leaders from around the world

The Center for Interfaith Engagement (CIE) at Eastern Mennonite University presents the film series “Across Cultures: Profiles in Courage and Resilience,” featuring 12 films of various genres, including fiction and ... read more about EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement presents free film series featuring social justice leaders from around the world

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Winsome creatures from Appalachia take the stage in Tony-nominated musical ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

Singing and dancing animals in Eastern Mennonite University’s MainStage Theater? A fly fishing frog and toad, an Appalachian Trail-hiking snail and mining moles? A community of critters showing how delightful ... read more about Winsome creatures from Appalachia take the stage in Tony-nominated musical ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

Eastern Mennonite University's annual music gala showcases the many students

Annual gala concert features rare opportunity to hear ‘Concert Selections from Leonard Bernstein’s MASS’

Leonard Bernstein’s “MASS,” commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy for the 1971 dedication of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., is subtitled “A Theatre Piece for ... read more about Annual gala concert features rare opportunity to hear ‘Concert Selections from Leonard Bernstein’s MASS’

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Playwright and teacher Sheri Bailey, an advocate for racial healing and dialogue, brings next Writers Read installment

“A great forum for people with radically different perspectives to have a reasonable discussion” – that’s how playwright Sheri Bailey characterizes one of her most popular plays, “Abolitionists’ Museum,” in ... read more about Playwright and teacher Sheri Bailey, an advocate for racial healing and dialogue, brings next Writers Read installment

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Alumna’s ‘Creation’ series of six vibrant, colorful paintings hangs in renovated Suter Science Center

Alumna Katherine Burling’s six-piece “Creation” painting series was stashed carefully in storage while Suter Science Center renovations were completed. In the ensuing months, much has changed in Burling’s life. She’s ... read more about Alumna’s ‘Creation’ series of six vibrant, colorful paintings hangs in renovated Suter Science Center

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‘This generation’s cigarette’: media and religion professors team up to analyze selfie culture

Cell-phones are this generation’s cigarette. That was one analysis provided by Jerry Holsopple and Linford Stutzman to students participating in an October Living and Learning Forum at Eastern Mennonite University. ... read more about ‘This generation’s cigarette’: media and religion professors team up to analyze selfie culture

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‘Searching for Zion’ author visits campus to kick off 2015-16 Common Read focus on race, identity and culture

Of all the possible suggestions that came to Common Read committee chair Tara Kishbaugh from the Eastern Mennonite University community, one topic bubbled to the surface. “Race,” said Kishbaugh, a ... read more about ‘Searching for Zion’ author visits campus to kick off 2015-16 Common Read focus on race, identity and culture