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Felix Kioko follows his faith from Kenya to Eastern Mennonite University

Anyone who knows sophomore Felix Kioko would be able to tell you that his smile is infectious. He walks around Eastern Mennonite University’s campus and is greeted by many students who have become familiar with him in the short time he has been attending. Though he was initially reluctant to return ...More

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New men’s ministry creates a space to take on the tough questions of masculinity, identity and faith

During one recent Friday lunch hour, a group of about a dozen male students, faculty and staff gathered around tables in Eastern Mennonite University’s dining hall and broached the question, “What makes men men?” Is it careers, athletic ability, attitude, even facial hair? A vigorous discussion followed, and the Campus Min ...More

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‘Distant Witness,’ adapted from journalist Andrew Carvin’s book, immerses audience in Arab Spring

“Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring, and a Journalism Revolution,” an immersive, multi-media play based on the events of the Arab Spring, will make its full stage debut April 8-10 and April 14-16 at Eastern Mennonite University’s Mainstage Theater in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The production is based on the book of the same name by Andrew Carvin, a Washington D.C.-based jo ...More

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Five pre-service ‘Teachers of Promise’ recognized from Eastern Mennonite University

Five senior education students from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) were selected by education faculty to attend the March 18-19 Teachers of Promise Foundation Institute in Richmond, Virginia. The annual event brings together 100 outstanding pre-service teachers from Virginia for recognition ...More

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‘Emotional Intelligence’ author Dan Goleman joins EMU graduate counseling faculty to share latest research on focus

Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers. Goleman visits Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Saturday, April 2, for two educational opportu ...More

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Three Yoder Scholars bring host of talents to Eastern Mennonite University

Each year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) engages in a rigorous process to select recipients for the prestigious Yoder Scholarships. Established in 1993 and named for alumni Carole and Paul R. Yoder Jr., the scholarships cover full tuition and include admission into EMU’s Hon ...More

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Celebrating Service: Linda Alley plans to move ‘more fully’ into callings as spiritual director, retreat leader and writer

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Linda Lefever Alley, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their service and deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here, as well as advice for those of us still laboring onwards. We’re ...More

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Latino Student Alliance’s beautiful ‘alfombra’ is the centerpiece for a Holy Week chapel service

More than 150 members of the Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary community gathered in the campus center Wednesday for a Holy Week service around the “alfombra,” or carpet, a colorful tradition of Central America and Mexico. [See slideshow below.] The four sections of the alfombra, made of rice, flour and other materials and created by EMU’s ...More

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EMU students lead Y-Serve trips to Georgia, West Virginia and Michigan, while Civil Rights Tour makes pilgrimage south

Eastern Mennonite University students scattered far and wide — from Georgia to Michigan — during March’s Spring Break on four different Y-Serve service learning trips. (Y-Serve is the new name for Young People’s Christian Association, popularly known as YPCA, which has ha ...More

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Take your pick of spring concerts featuring EMU orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz combo and choirs — or come to all!

Spring offerings from the Eastern Mennonite University Music Department include the following concerts. March 31: Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. Lehman Auditorium The EMU Orchestra will perform music highlighting the string section. Repertoire includes Vaughan Williams’ beautiful “Fantasia on Greensleeves” for strings and harp, Telemann’s “Viola Concerto,” Piazzolla’ ...More