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Alumni of the Year: Vic and Christina Buckwalter

Two idealistic young people meet at EMU, earn their degrees in pre-med and education, and spend their entire careers serving others – without fanfare – at home and abroad. Now they get some fanfare from a university that values service and promotes the helping professions. Vic Buckwalter ’73, originally from Cochranville, Pa., went on to medical school at Temple University in Phila ...More

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Distinguished Service Award: David Boshart

Some people dream of a denomination that grows by embracing diverse groups of people. David Boshart ’86, MA ’87 (religion), is facilitating such growth in his corner of the Mennonite Church USA. Boshart, who is executive conference minister for the denomination’s Central Plains Conference, has wor ...More

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Registration Open for Homecoming 2012

Registration is now available for Homecoming 2012 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Oct. 12-14. Celebrations will include recognition of EMU’s 30th anniversary of the cross-cultural programs. All cross-cultural programs will be recognized including the early days of EMU’s study abroad program. Other ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

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“Same Locations, New Creations” for Homecoming 2011

HARRISONBURG, Va. – From the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Campus Center to the first-year anniversary of Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) first (but not last) “green” building, EMU alumni will have much to see and celebrate when they return the second weekend in October. The second weekend in October each year, scores of former EMU students return to camp ...More

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A “Wilde” Comedy to Open MainStage Theater

One of the most famous comedies from Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, will open the fall MainStage theater at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) during Homecoming weekend. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. In addition, the performance will run at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, O ...More

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Register for the Paul R. Yoder Sr., Golf Classic

The Paul R. Yoder Sr., Golf Classic is back again in 2011.  The popular golf outing hosted by the Loyal Royals will be Friday, Oct. 7, at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg. Similar to previous years, the format is four-person Captain ...More

2010 EMU Alumnus of the Year Dwight Gingerich

2010 Alumnus of the Year: Dwight Gingerich, EMU Class of ’81

A Great Coach On and Off Court By Larry Swartzendruber ’83 Dwight Gingerich has coached at Iowa Mennonite School (IMS) for 28 years, compiling an amazing record: 509 wins to 139 losses as of Feb. 2, 2010; 10 state tournament appearances; five sportsmanship awards at state tournament; one state championship (1992); four state runner-up finishes; one state t ...More

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2010 Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Nadene Brunk, EMU Class of ’75

Compassionate, Gentle Births in Haiti By Ken Heatwole, MD A good cause. Passion. Compassion. High motivation. Extremely motivating. Delicate negotiator. Put all of these into a lady who is already vivacious, likable, and mild-mannered and out comes Nadene Brunk. In 2000, I was on the medical mission team that introduced Nadene to Haiti. Granted, ...More

EMU alumni honored for service during Homecoming

The Alumni Association honored two of its graduates Sunday, Oct. 11, for their work in reflecting the school’s vision, mission and values. Read more… ...More