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EMU Students Recognized for Fall 2012 Academic Achievement

The following Eastern Mennonite University students received awards for outstanding achievement or service at the fall semester student recognition chapel in December 2012. The list for athletic achievement and the dean’s list for the fall semester follow. Exemplary service in Common Grounds Coffeehouse: ...More


EMU Looks Beyond Charity in Observing MLK Day

Service and learning took center stage for Eastern Mennonite University’s expanded observance of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21. Some 200 students, faculty and staff participated in service opportunities and cultural learning tours. Photo gallery of day’ ...More


Philly Students Miss City Buzz But Like Harrisonburg Feel

For many, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is the obvious choice. Maybe they’re already settled in the Shenandoah. Maybe their parents call EMU their alma mater. Perhaps they’re looking for an upright, clean-living husband or wife. But the choice wasn’t so obvious for me. I am the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, born and raised in Philadelphia. Yes, I belong to a Mennonite chur ...More


Meet the EMU Mascot, Herm

Herm, the EMU Royals’ mascot lion, was first spotted way back in 1983 as he cheered on EMU athletics teams and helped the Loyal Royals in fundraising and other athletics efforts. Herm is not a ferocious or highly competitive mascot. He is a warm, fuzzy guy who embodies welcoming friendliness, a trait that many visitors and new students use to describe the EMU community. Herm’s Sched ...More

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A Mennonite Campus Delicious Enough To Eat

The fruit trees aren’t budding on the hill and the bees aren’t buzzing around their hives as Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) settles into winter 2013 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. But EMU has tilled its soil for a flourishing “edible campus” in the spring. Springtime visitors can expect to stroll by asparagus hedges on their way to the tennis courts. They’ll c ...More


Students to Showcase Talents During “Spanish Night”

Eastern Mennonite University students taking Spanish classes are putting on a special program of music, dance, poetry, fables and fairy tales on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Discipleship Center. “This is the second year we’ve hosted ‘Noche Bohemia&# ...More


EMU Community Gives Thanks in 2012

Mindful of the many joys and sorrows of life – both big and small – we asked the EMU community to share what they are thankful for at this time of year. Perhaps the following Thanksgiving reflections will encourage you to reflect on your blessings today. Enjoy! Thoughts of Thanksgiving I am thankful for [fellow residents on] my community hall who care for on ...More


Human Trafficking, Sex Trade Take Center Stage in EMU Theater Production

Sex trade and human trafficking take center stage as the theater department at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) presents Silenced Auction, featuring the play “27 Million Voices.” Written and directed by Elizabeth Gannaway, performances for Silenced Auction are scheduled in the Lee E. Eshleman Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8. “The central ...More


Writing Major Offers Real World Prep for Many Fields

The following article is republished from The Weather Vane, the student newspaper of Eastern Mennonite University. Hello. My name is Lani, and I am a writing major. No need to be alarmed. I am just like you, only one day I’ll graduate with a major so superior, interviews will be held in banquet halls around tables laden with nectar and ambrosia, and all job offers will be insc ...More


China Cross-Cultural Takes Students Out of Comfort Zones

The 14-hour flight from Washington, D.C., to Beijing was the first time Josh Martin had ever flown. It was also the first time he’d been out of the country, and pretty much the first time he had ever really traveled at all, except for the away games that occasionally took him out of state during his four years as an infielder for the baseball team at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). ...More