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Cross-cultural reunion, ‘Jubilee’ memories, alumni awards, one-man drama, sports, mark successful 2014 Homecoming

“I was on a low-level adrenalin rush the whole time during my cross-cultural,” said Tim Swartzendruber at the 20th anniversary reunion of his Eastern Mennonite University group that spent a semester in France and Ivory Coast. “It was learning at its highest level.” Seventeen of the 28 in the group flew in from as far ...More

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Coach Jason Lewkowicz pursues excellence to the glory of God with his track and cross country athletes

It was, he’ll tell you, something of a crazy decision to come to Eastern Mennonite University. Jason Lewkowicz and his family were settled and happy in Hannibal, Missouri, where he’d spent three years building the first track and field program at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The year before he came, those programs at EMU were hanging on by a thread. The men’s cross country team ha ...More

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Royals impress on national cross country scene

Running in a big field of cross country runners can be a little intimidating or even confusing, but it was neither for Ryan Gehman (Millersville, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) and his teammates.  Eastern Mennonite’s senior highlighted the Royals̵ ...More

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EMU men, women claim top spot at Shenandoah Invitational

The Eastern Mennonite University women’s cross country team finished with the lowest possible team score, winning the meet, while the EMU men also brought home top honors at the Shenandoah Valley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20. Both teams will run at the NCAA D-III Pre-Nationals next Saturday, Sept. 27, in Mason, Ohio. EMU Women Pe ...More

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Cox assists on both goals as women get first win

It was a wild first half, but the EMU field hockey women used two goals to grab the lead and their first win of 2014, 2-1 at Bethany College. The Royals return home on Wednesday to take on nationally-ranked Christopher Newport at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Mennonite controlled the first 10 minutes against the Bison, but couldn’t score despite fo ...More

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2014 men’s soccer team to ride work ethic back into the ODAC tourney

The Eastern Mennonite University men’s soccer team is counting on a mix of experience and new faces to boost them back to the ODAC Tournament this fall.  The Royals return a number of players from a balanced 2013 squad, but longtime Coach Roger ...More

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Women’s soccer gets first win on PK in double overtime

Morgan Hill‘s (Martinsville, Va./Carlisle) penalty kick with 1:49 left in double overtime provided the game-winner, as EMU’s soccer women earned their first victory of the year, taking down Hood by a final of 4-3. Known more for her great po ...More

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Women now 3-1 after successful hosting of EMU Invitational

With a split on day two of the EMU Invitational, Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women earned one of their best starts in recent history.  Coupled with a sweep on the first day, the Royals are now 3-1 on the season. The women will look to further improve that strong start when they hit the road on Wednesday, playing a non-conference mat ...More

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Royals, Downs look to build on last year with season-opener Friday

His full name is Christopher João Downs Villegas, but to members of the Eastern Mennonite University men’s soccer team, he’s simply known as Chris. And to competitors around the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, João “Chris” Downs is regarded as one of the top defenders in the league. The Costa Rican-bo ...More

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Royals named to ODAC sportsmanship teams

Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce its members on the 2013-14 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Teams.  The Royals had a student-athlete honored in each of their sports which are sponsored by the ODAC.  This is the fifth year the league has recognized standout student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship. ...More