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Pain and stubbornness put Hattie Berg on a now-loved path through EMU

Her back pain began sometime during her sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t too bad at first, nothing out of the ordinary. Aches and pains are part of a basketball player’s life, especially when that basketball player plays as long and hard as Hattie Berg had. The sport had been her life for as long as she could remember: rec leagues, summer leagues, summer camps and eventually on to t ...More

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Major indie group, Freelance Whales, coming from NYC to perform in Lehman Auditorium

Excitement is growing on campus for the Feb. 7 concert in by Freelance Whales, a well-known indie rock band from New York City. Freelance Whales – Friday, Feb. 7,  9 p.m. – $5 students; $15/$20 non-students advance/door. “Their sound is awesome,” says Emma King, a junior who’s been a fan for several years and saw th ...More

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Student set to enroll at EMU remembered at site of accident

A community of outsiders can comfort a mother to know that her daughter was in the right place to pursue her dream, even if that quest barely begins. Hyeongsoon Kang and her husband, Youngche Ki, are scheduled to fly home today to Anyang, South Korea, after a week in Harrisonburg, an unscheduled trip after the death of Doyeon Ki, their 21-year-old daughter. Ki was killed Jan. 1 on ...More

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EMU mourns tragic death of incoming student

The EMU community was deeply saddened by the sudden death of incoming student Doyeon Ki on Wednesday, January 1, in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends in South Korea and here in the United States. The story was reported by local media outlets as the broader community shared in this loss. The pedestrian who was struck and killed late Wedne ...More

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Andrew Thorne: From succeeding at basketball to wanting to help at-risk boys and girls, like he’s been helped

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

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‘Why EMU is a Christian university like no other’

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

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EMU trustees recommend six-month “listening process” regarding same-sex relationships and employment at EMU

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

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EMU nearing completion of Science Campaign; join the final push

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

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Undocumented Latino youth receive scholarly support, plus EMU’s helping hand

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

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Campus, community issued ‘Royal Challenge’ to shape up, have fun

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