In the fall of 1977, I was preparing to be a resident assistant in Northlawn residence hall. I needed to pick a Bible verse to be a theme for our hall. Thus it was that taped to each door were two construction paper foot prints and a name tag for each student, and the bulletin board at the end of the hall boldly proclaimed these words of the apostle Paul, from II Corinthians 5:7: “We walk by ...More
For Scott Eyre – residence director of Cedarwood Hall at Eastern Mennonite University, sports photographer for the Royals, and soon-to-be-graduate – the journey to the present day has included “a lot of Red Sea parting stuff.” Despite a circuitous route through one hardship after another, the waters have repeat ...More
This profile of Eldon Kurtz was originally published in the Feb. 18, 2016, edition of The Weather Vane. We’re grateful for the contributed copy, as we can’t possibly profile each one of the many long-time employees retiring from EMU this spring. An article featuring vignettes about each of our retirees will run in April.
The brand-new Campus Center, in 1986, was the ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will host a prayer vigil for victims of the Hesston, Kansas shootings and for the Hesston community on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Hesston College, located a few miles from the site of the shooting, is a sister Mennonite school of EMU, with many connections between the two communities.
The vigil will be at Thomas Plaza, between the Campus Cen ...More
In ninth grade, a bird’s nest changed the course of James Souder’s life. While playing around with his family’s simple point-and-shoot camera, Souder snapped a photo of a nest in his backyard to see what was inside. The bright blue eggs and recently hatched chick, mouth wide open, begging for food, surprised and delighted Souder.
“I had captured a perfect moment completely by acc ...More
When Jerry Holsopple entered his sabbatical at Wesley Theological Seminary’s Luce Center for Art and Religion last year, he wasn’t sure where it would take him. It ended up being a journey through new ground and some rather dark valleys.
Holsopple, professor of ...More
Encore, an alumni group dedicated to supporting the work of Eastern Mennonite University’s music department, will host a recital Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel, located in the Seminary building. Performers include faculty, students and alumni. The concert is dedicated to President Loren Swartzendruber, ...More
Daniel Shenk-Moreno visited Barcelona six times in the past year. The city offers many attractions, but for Shenk-Moreno, a lifelong Barcelona fan, seeing his favorite soccer team defeat Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinal was the highlight.
He was in the city again for the league’s final, and even though Barcelona’s ultimate win happened in Berlin, the local celebra ...More
James O. Lehman, who passed away at age 83 on Feb. 5, made an impressive mark as a historian and archivist and as director of libraries and assistant professor for Eastern Mennonite University.
He also wrote 10 congregational and community histories, including Sonnenberg: A Haven and a Heritage. He produced the “Directory of Mennonites, Amish, and other Anabaptist Groups in Vi ...More
Only someone with a great passion for surgery could say that gallstones “can be very pretty.” Laura Rosenberger ’03 has that passion.
Rosenberger, now a surgical breast oncology fellow at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, returned to Eastern Mennonite University on Feb. 5 to give a Suter Science Seminar lecture a ...More