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EMU Opens Convocation “Like No Other”

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber called students, faculty and staff to be “like no other,” as a Christian university and as servant leaders, to the standing-room only crowd in Lehman Auditorium during opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29. “The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us that those ...More

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Disney Urges Larger Role for Women in Peacebuilding

Commencement speaker Abigail Disney asked the graduates of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to support a greater role for women in the political arena, particularly in peace negotiations. If more women were at the negotiating tables, suggested Disney, wars would likely end sooner and on terms that permit faster healing. She cited a United Nations study that found that less than 3 perce ...More

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EMU Plans Memorial Service for Student

Campus Ministries has scheduled a campus memorial service for Wed., April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Common Grounds for a time to remember Theodore (Theo) Brian Yoder, class of 2012. Yoder, 22, the son of Brian and Lynn Yoder of Kalona, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 12, after an intermittent 12-year battle with various c ...More

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Spring Break Y-Trips: A Labor of Love

Instead of sun, sand and surf, they will head to the inner cities or coal towns to perform a labor of love, doing so willingly and with much satisfaction. Every year for spring break, several student groups spend the nine-day period doing service projects in various locales in the states – under the Young People’s Christian Associ ...More

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Be “Screen-Free” for Sabbath

It’s time to turn off the television, disconnect from Facebook, put away the cell phone and reconnect with YOU! “Screen-Free Sabbath,” sponsored by the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) student life division’s Sustain YOU! initiative, focuses on care of self and prioritizing a balanced li ...More

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EMU Celebrates Black History Month

Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) office of multicultural services and the Black Student Union are hosting several events to honor the history and heritage of African-Americans during “Black History Month.” Activities opened on Friday, Feb. 3, with a university chapel presentation by Luke Ha ...More

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Spiritual Life Week: Are You Saved?

Are you saved? For what? Shaun Groves, a singer and songwriter, will look to answer those questions and share songs and stories from his interaction with people from around the world during Spiritual Life Week, Feb. 13-17. “Shaun Groves brings an evangelical ...More

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EMU President Calls Students to Build Peace

Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) graduates are “called to peacebuilding, at the personal, family, community and global levels,” university president Loren Swarztzendruber told hundreds packed into the ...More

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Former Air Force Officer to Remember King

A former officer in the U.S. Air Force, Glen Guyton, will anchor Eastern Mennonite University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. At a Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Guyton’s topic will be “Contentiously Mennonite: My Journeys in Anabaptism.” At a ...More

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“Ubuntu” Abounds in South Africa Chapel

The sounds of the vuvuzela and dancing and yelling learned in South Africa found their way to university chapel as Eastern Mennonite University students regaled the campus community about their cross-cultural adventure. The group of 26 was led by Harlan de Bru ...More