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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

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Make a Splash With the Arts

At EMU, a Christian university like no other, students are learning to use art for social transformation, service within their community, to deepen their faith, and more. Theater As a theater student, you’ll act, direct and design productions, exploring your gifts and getting hands-on experience while ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Journeyer to Open First Writers Read

Casey Clabough, author of memoir The Warrior’s Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route, a book about his travels through the Shenandoah Valley, will be the speaker at the opening event of the 2012-13 “Writers Read Dinner and Author” series on Thursday, Sept. 20. Clabough will read from his works following dinner at 5:30 p.m., in room 105 of the Campus Center a ...More

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EMU Students Tap Veterans and Conscientious Objectors for WWII History Project

Leroy Plaugher, a World War II army veteran, likes young people to be interested in the war, even if they go beyond the usual battle stories to explore the less-known stories of conscientious objectors and the men and women who were on a “different front line.” Plaugher was among a group of veterans and conscientious objectors who participated in “Ways of War & Peac ...More

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Couple Competes Separately, Wins Together

What do you do with old research papers? If you are Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates Kaitlin Heatwole and Nathan Hershberger, you submit it to a competition and win $500 each. Heatwole and Hershberger tied for top honors in the Anabaptist research paper contest, sponsored by the ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More