In their kick-off convocation remarks for the 2014-15 school year, two of Eastern Mennonite University’s leaders highlighted the increasing diversity among EMU’s student population.
“The class of 2018 is the most racially, ethnically, and nationally diverse incoming class in the history of EMU,” provost Fred Kniss told a capacity crowd of ...More
For nearly 40 years, students from Christian colleges have trekked to the mountainous wilderness of Oregon for an unusual academic experience that dubs itself “out of the mainstream.” Called the Oregon Extension, the semester-long program invites students to slow down, breathe deep, read books, ask questions and confront big ideas.
Oregon Ext ...More
At the Music Teachers National Association conference held this March in Chicago, Chi Nguyen accepted the Recreational Music Making Teaching Fellowship award given by the National Piano Foundation.
The James Madison University alumna was presented two digital pianos, given to candidates who demonstrate a passion and aptitude for recreational ...More
Senior Kara Lofton ponders the university’s Common Read program, now in Year 2, after reading the assigned book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
I’m big on reading books (no TV at home when growing up) and consider myself decently informed about the university that I’ll be getting a degree from in December, but I had never heard of the Common ...More
As one of the top “study abroad” colleges in the U.S, EMU is well-known for its emphasis on cross-cultural understanding and real-world experience. Students in our program travel with veteran faculty who are more than experts – they’re men ...More
Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud topped off attendance at the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama with a visit to Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Aug. 7, where he renewed 13-year-old ties with Eastern Mennonite Uni ...More
After a six-month listening process that engaged a broad range of stakeholders, including Mennonite Church USA, the board of trustees of EMU postponed formal action regarding its hiring policy pertaining to individuals in covenanted same-sex relationships.
The November 2013 board decision to suspend personnel actions related to the cur ...More
Soon after graduating from Eastern Mennonite College in 1970 Roy Early opened a photography studio in the Park View area of Harrisonburg. In the late 1970s he moved the business downtown. It was a time of growth for the then-small community, and the people who were being left behind by the changing times were visible in the area around Early’s ...More
From a headlining act to the bike-powered recycling effort, from a group of staff and volunteers to the tent distributing Menno Tea to hundreds of friends and alumni, EMU and its graduates helped make the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival a success.
Close to 3,000 people attended each day of the festival, July 11-13, 2014, at ...More
When editor-in-chief Bonnie Price Lofton invited me to comment on the status of the Suter Science Campaign exactly one year ago, I opted for the venerable baseball metaphor – “we are rounding third base and heading for home!”
At that time, we needed to raise $1.6 million in new commitments to reach our goal of $7 million. ...More