Shirley Showalter is named for the iconic curly-haired child star, but, as a youngster, she wasn’t allowed to watch Ms. Temple’s performances.
“I think it might have been on Youtube that I first saw `On the Good Ship Lollipop,’ ” Showalter admitted from the comfort of her Harrisonburg home last week, letting out an infectious chuckle.
With an easy smi ...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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