When Andrew Thorne was fresh from high school and needed a lifeline in August 2009, two weeks before college move-in day, basketball coach Kirby Dean threw him one.
Dean first met Thorne when he went to see a game at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Va., during Thorne’s senior year. Dean saw Thorne as a perfect fit for ...More
Senior Blake Rogers spoke the following words regarding his scholarly and personal transformation at a donor appreciation banquet on Oct. 11, 2013. He is a 2010 graduate of Turner Ashby High School and native of Hinton, Va.
Tonight, I want to reinforce that EMU is truly a Christian University like no other. Three and a half years ago, I was poised with making a life-altering dec ...More
In its regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 15 and 16, the Eastern Mennonite University board of trustees heard upbeat reports on the status of a multi-year fundraising campaign to renovate the Suter Science Center, a record number of applicants to EMU’s undergraduate programs, the unexpectedly fast growth of its ...More
Over $6.5 million of the $7 million needed in gifts and pledges to renovate the Suter Science Center is now in place. The Campaign for the Suter Science Center will bring the building’s labs up to standards needed to match the quality programming offered.
“A generous donor has pledged $500,000 to the campaign,” explains ...More
Three high school students brought from Mexico as children are looking forward to being successful college students, thanks to the local branch of Scholars’ Latino Initiative program (SLI), with which EMU partners.
“We’re all DREAMers,” explains one we’ll call “Dulce,” a high school junior brought to the United States at age ...More
Eastern Mennonite University’s department of recreation sports and intramurals is issuing a challenge to students, faculty and staff and the local community.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, EMU will host the first-ever “Royal Challenge,” designed to promote holistic development across campus and the community, said Phil Tieszen, event leader and assistant director of student progr ...More
Enrollment increased this fall by 8 percent over the previous fall at Eastern Mennonite University, counting all students enrolled in for-credit coursework. The numbers rose from 1,519 to 1,640, a record enrollment for this 96-year-old institution.
In traditional undergraduate population, there was a 2 percent increase, from 912 to 929 students, based on head counts in early September 20 ...More
Gary Moore, the men’s head volleyball coach at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) since Oct. 1, 2012, has been released from employment at EMU as of June 18, 2013.
“In an effort to let the justice process come to fruition and to allow a person charged to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, we retained Gary Moore on staff under close supervision until the charges were resol ...More
Bekah Enns’ great-grandparents would not recognize the way she is pursuing an academic degree in 2013. For one thing, the senior history major at Eastern Mennonite University spent last semester off campus, testing her work skills in her three academic minors—pre-law, political science, and ...More