A decade ago, Dan Nafziger never imagined he would be trying to convince anybody to come to Eastern Mennonite University as an enthusiastic admissions counselor.
When Nafziger graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 2009, the track standout had othe ...More
Shirley Steward-Jones walks up the driveway outside of her college residence, accompanied by the tapping of her cane, her writing tutor Anna Maria Johnson, and her own hearty laughter. Steward-Jones is in the middle of a story, when she is interrupted by Johnson, who alerts her to the presence of a truck in the driveway. Steward-Jones shakes her head, steps into the grass, and expertly maneuver ...More
In less than four months as an intern at The Faith & Politics Institute (FPI), sophomore Dominika “Nika” Hoefle earned the respect of FPI president Liz McCloskey.
“Nika was what we would call our ‘uber’ intern,” McCloskey told EMU News Service. She described Hoefle’s performance as “superb” in that she took initiative on pr ...More
The average junior in college is better known for ridiculous behavior or pulling all-nighters to finish a paper put off until the last minute, not running a successful business that employs fellow students. Everett Brubaker, though, is getting ready for the third summer of operating “BruCrew,” a self-proclaimed “community-driven workf ...More
Ten seniors from three states and two countries ceremonially received “Cords of Distinction” on April 26, the highest honor conferred by Eastern Mennonite University on traditional undergraduate. The next day, they wore their blue and gold cords across their shoulders as they graduated.
Courtesy of Caleb Soptelean, Daily News Record, April 28, 2014
“Dare to be laughed at, mocked and scorned.”
A Nobel Peace Prize winner gave those words of advice to Eastern Mennonite University’s graduates Sunday afternoon. ...More
Under a postcard-perfect blue sky at Eastern Mennonite University, 467 members of the graduating class of 2014 heard Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee call them to “take action in the present” rather than be paralyzed by uncertainty about what their future holds.
“Begin with what you have,” she said, using “your lit ...More
Joshua Mensah landed at Eastern Mennonite University because his Nobel prize-winning mother, Leymah Gbowee, wanted him to go to a Christian college that emphasizes community and peacebuilding.
“Coming from an African culture, your parents are in c ...More
Eastern Mennonite University will partner with the Virginia Sierra Club to discuss green technology on campus – including campus gardens and a solar array – during Earth Day, April 22, at 11 a.m., in Campus Center room 105.
Panelists will discuss how sustainable development promotes security and economic opportunity in Virginia, as well as their shared sense of responsibility to pro ...More
Enjoying one of the spring’s first balmy Saturday afternoons, an enthusiastic crowd gathered April 5 on Eastern Mennonite University’s Thomas Plaza for a student-led auction to benefit the Suter Science Center renovations. The event raised more than $21,000.
SGA co-presidents and main auction organizers Christine Baer and Carissa Har ...More