Scott Barge has accepted an appointment as Eastern Mennonite University’s next director of institutional research and effectiveness. Barge begins in his role this summer. He replaces B.J. Miller, who served nine years and is moving to the National Defense University in Washington D.C.
Barge comes to EMU from Goshen College, where he has been interim vice president for ...More
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
Spiritual Life Week is an annual tradition at Eastern Mennonite University – a rich diversity of opportunities for the campus community to join together in various forums to share about walking and living a life of faith.
The theme this year was the question, “Why do I continue to ‘choose’ Jesus?”
The late February event features nightly faculty/staff sharing and convers ...More
About a year ago, Harrisonburg business owner Cam Murphy noticed a few cellphones missing from the kiosk he owned in the Valley Mall.
The inventory just didn’t add up.
So, he called the Harrisonburg Police Department. An investigation led to one of his employees — his younger brother. The 18-year-old was stealing phones and submitting them to a ma ...More
Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ,
As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world we want to say with full hearts, that we hear you:
We hear your longing for our schools to keep faith with the deepest wisdom of our Scriptural and Anabaptist heritage.
We hear your h ...More
Few things permeate American culture like sports; successful collegiate athletes are even dubbed “All-American.”
The American Alliance of Health, Physical Education and Recreation recommends children get a minimum of 30 minutes of large muscle play a day, but children regularly surpass that in the world of youth sports.
From a young age children — often pushed by the ...More
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
I felt as though I was washing away the desert sand of Iraq.
—Michael King, seminary dean
Darin Busé, a United Methodist pastor, came to Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a distinct plan: in his studies, he would “seek healing so that I could learn to heal healers.”
The pain ...More