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Frank X Walker to open 2013-14 Writers Read series

Frank X Walker, a multidisciplinary artist and Al Smith Fellowship recipient, will open the 2013-14 “Writers Read Author series,” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. As founder of the Affrilachian Poets, Walker is editor of: ...More

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EMU Welcomes 12 Faculty Members for 2013-14

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. The new faculty, announced by provost Fred Kniss, are: Amy Gillespie, EdD, assistant professor of the practice of nursing ...More

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Landises Books Chronicle Life, Family and EMU Careers

Peggy Heatwole Landis and Jay B. Landis have a long history with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), one that began more than half a century ago. The two met, fell in love and cultivated successful careers at EMU, whose campus they can see from their nearby home. Thursday, April 11, 2013, the duo fittingly celebrated ...More

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Peace Oratorical Winner Ties Mennonite Hymnal to 2012 Election

Peace and the U.S. presidential election would not seem to be partners, yet an Eastern Mennonite University student made a winning case for joining them during the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest. Emily Harnish, a senior biochemistry major from Strasburg, ...More

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Writers Read Author Discusses Leaving the Amish

Saloma Miller Furlong always liked the way Burlington, Vt., looked in her school history books. So, when she decided to leave her Ohio Amish community at the age of 20, that’s where she headed. When she got there, she felt like a new person. “I got my dream job as a waitress at Pizza Hut,” she said in the PBS documentary “The Amish,” from which ...More

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Upcoming Writers Read Author Left Amish for Freedom and Education

What would cause you to leave your faith? Saloma Miller Furlong, an author who grew up in and left an Amish community in Ohio, will be the last “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” guest of the year on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel. Furlong will read fro ...More

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Writers Read Jan. 31: Katie Fallon Writes Gently on Her Environmental Passions

Katie Fallon, an outdoor enthusiast and bird lover who authored Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), kicks off the spring “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Campus Center room 105. Reserve tickets ...More

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Students to Showcase Talents During “Spanish Night”

Eastern Mennonite University students taking Spanish classes are putting on a special program of music, dance, poetry, fables and fairy tales on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Discipleship Center. “This is the second year we’ve hosted ‘Noche Bohemia&# ...More

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Writing Major Offers Real World Prep for Many Fields

The following article is republished from The Weather Vane, the student newspaper of Eastern Mennonite University. Hello. My name is Lani, and I am a writing major. No need to be alarmed. I am just like you, only one day I’ll graduate with a major so superior, interviews will be held in banquet halls around tables laden with nectar and ambrosia, and all job offers will be insc ...More

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Writers Read Author To Take Participants “Back Home”

Joy Jordan-Lake, a national Christy Award recipient for first novel, Blue Hole Back Home: A Novel, (David C. Cook, 2008), will read from her works during the second event in the “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m., in the west dining room in Northlawn at Eastern Mennonite University. Reserve tickets online at ...More