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Retiring president Loren Swartzendruber to speak at 2016 Commencement

As graduates make their way across the stage at Eastern Mennonite University’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies, one other person on the stage will also be celebrating both student and personal accomplishments and transition. President Loren Swartzendruber has presided over 13 commencement ceremonies at EMU and 10 prior to that at Hes ...More

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Three-day conference focuses on Anabaptists and leadership for the common good

What does leadership mean in the Anabaptist tradition today? More than 230 people gathered at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 7-9 to explore that question at “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective.” The conference, sponsored by a spectrum of Mennonite-related organizations and higher education institutions, brought together viewpoints f ...More

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International flags fly in the University Commons, as chapel service dedicates The Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations

The flags of 55 countries now hang in “The Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations,” dedicated during a chapel service at the University Commons at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on April 8, 2016. Among the countries represented are those where EMU has sent cross-cultural groups; where alumni, faculty, and staff live; and where students come from. The concept of the hall was devel ...More

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Celebrating Service: Pamela Rutt heads back to the classroom, fulfilling a dream as a sign language interpretor

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Pamela Rutt, former assistant director of the graduate teacher education program  in Lancaster, 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 ...More

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Poet Angela Carter ’09 and campus communities unite for fifth annual Walk For Hope, raising awareness of depression and suicide

Poet Angela Carter ’09 and James Madison University graduate student Erin Casey will headline the April 2 Walk for Hope, which is hosted by James Madison University (JMU) this year. Eastern Mennonite University joins JMU, Bridgewater College and Blue Ridge Community College in organizing the annual event, which raises awarenes ...More

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Celebrating Service: Counseling program co-founder David Glanzer looks to sailing and the West for restoration and rejuvenation

This spring, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them David Glanzer, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here.  Please stay tuned as we feature retiring faculty and staff (at least those were ...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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Gift and Thrift and Booksavers, managed by alumna Deb King, set for $3.8M expansion

Gift & Thrift and Booksavers of Virginia, the reclaimed goods stores benefiting Mennonite Central Committee, are about to grow. Officials with the businesses held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate an upcoming $3.8 million expansion project at their 731 Mount Clinton Pike location. ...More

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Entrepreneur Bryan Welch, founder of Mother Earth News, speaks at April’s Leading into the Common Good conference

Bryan Welch, CEO of B The Change Media and founder of Mother Earth News, comes to Harrisonburg to join in “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective,” a conference for practitioners, scholars and students April 7-9, 2016, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Welch will spe ...More