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Acclaimed Actor, Director to Visit EMU

A noted performance scholar, actor and director, Mshai S. Mwangola, PhD, will be sharing her gifts in literature and rhythm with the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community on Tuesday, Nov. 15. “The opportunity for EMU students to interact with a performer and scholar of this caliber is a fantastic gift,” said Heid ...More

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Gathering Explores Anabaptist Message in Visual Age

Was it Mother Nature’s idea of improvisation? Participants in the Anabaptist Communicator’s annual conference sat around tables in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, mesmerized by actor-playwright Ted Swartz’s reflections on what he believes makes a “good Mennonite actor,” while outside, snow began to cover the ...More

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Art, Peacebuilding Combine in Exhibition

Eastern Mennonite University’s Visual and Communication Arts (VaCA), in collaboration with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), presents artist-in-residence and CJP student Frances Miller and her art/performance installation “Renaming Infinity, in Search of a God Who Looks Like Me,” Saturda ...More

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Dynamic Artist on Display in Hartzler Gallery

A “happy accident” is how Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) senior digital media and art major Susan Alexander describes her senior show. “I lost most of my original work when my hard drive crashed,” said Alexander. “I had to work over the past four weeks to catch up, but I am excited about what I created. It’s a happy accident.” Alexander’s show, “MacroCosmos, ...More

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Holsopple, Swartz Highlight Anabaptist Communicators Conference

HARRISONBURG, Va. – How do Anabaptists communicate about their values in a visual age? Jerry Holsopple, PhD, will explore this question as plenary speaker at the 2011 Anabaptist Communicators Conference, Oct. 28-29, 2011, on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University ...More

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Gallery series opens with a look “Down to the River”

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The first public art exhibit of fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), which opens Saturday, Sept. 3, is featuring photography by Steven Johnson, Scott Jost and Howard Zehr in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery in University Commons. The show, “Down to the River,” documents the Shenandoah River and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. ...More

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TIME not wasted at trash fashion show

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The latest trend in fashion is usually found inside a magazine – not composed of the magazine itself. But for trash fashion designer Sophia Mast, fashion is found in materials we use everyday. “I have always loved fashion and creating things,” said 15-year-old Mast, a native of Lancaster, Pa. ”I’ve noticed dresses made out of magaz ...More

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At Interfaith Peace Camp, seeds of friendship sprout in fun

What does a bike-powered ice-cream maker have to do with peace and justice? A lot, for the 47 children from grades 1-6 attending June’s Interfaith Peace Camp — a collaboration by Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement with local faith communities. “At the heart of peacebuilding is relationship building,” notes a statement of the camp’s purpose. ...More

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A New Era for the Fine Arts at EMU

About 200 people joined together at EMU Saturday afternoon, Mar. 26, to celebrate a dream of some 10 years coming to fruition. Facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the University Commons building at EMU were dedicated in a brief, upbeat ceremony held in the renovated MainStage Theater at the south end of the Commons. In addition to the 200-seat theat ...More

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EMU to Dedicate New University Commons Facilities Saturday, March 26

Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up to celebrate a long-standing dream come to fruition. On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the $2.5 million University Commons project will be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. in the renovated Mainstage Theater on ground floor of the Commons. The brief ce ...More