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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

The Mainstage Theater

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

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Photo Show at Blandy Features Combined Work of Faculty Photographers

Three Shenandoah Valley photographers/professors are teaming up to present a show of their work at Blandy Experimental Farm, home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. “Leaf. Flower. Spiral. The Flow of Energy in the Natural World” opened Sunday, Feb. 13 with a reception from 3-5 p.m. Steven David Johnson, Scott Jost, and ...More

Dr. Jerry Holsopple

New EMU Gallery to Display Professor’s Icon Paintings

Jerry L. Holsopple doesn’t consider himself an icon, but this past year, he had a close “brush” with this unique art form. Dr. Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts at EMU, spent the 2009-10 academic year as a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania. He ...More

Alumni Building Understanding, Both In Faith And Art

By Tim Chapman, Daily News-Record Asbury United Methodist Church is featuring a new exhibit, “Elements,” in its Sacred Arts Series. The exhibit runs through Nov. 14 and features expressionist acrylic paintings by Kari Martin a ...More

EMU Commons Renovation Includes Facilities for Theater, Digital Media Programs

Students come to EMU from as far away as the West Coast to study digital photography. Soon they will benefit from new state-of-the-art digital media lab space, classrooms and galleries, thanks to a recently funded renovation to EMU’s University Commons. ...More

EMU Digital Media Grad Receives Design Prize

2010 EMU graduate Lindsey Grosh (Photo by Jim Bishop) Lindsey J. Grosh, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in photography with minors in TESL and Spanish, is a regional winner in a nationwide contes ...More

Prof Paints/Photographs Religious Icons

by Kate Elizabeth Queram, Rocktown Weekly Last year, Jerry Holsopple spent his days teaching in the visual and communication arts department at Eastern Mennonite University. These days, he’s still teaching – but he’s doing it at LCC International University in Lithuania. ...More

Global Realities/Spirituality Converge in Art Exhibit

Mixed media by Mary Lou Weaver Houser: "Edge effects" (bamboo/glass) IMG_1939: "Alive & at home in this world" (bamboo/fiber/ textile/glass) Mary Lou Weaver Houser of Lancaster, Pa., has long been fascinat ...More