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Students Earn Credits Off Campus, Learning in New Ways and New Places

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

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EMU Awards 10 Students with Cords of Distinction

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “cords of distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on st ...More

Students Recognized for Spring Semester Achievements

The following Eastern Mennonite University students received awards for outstanding achievement or service at the spring semester student recognition chapel in April 2013. The list for athletic achievement and the dean’s list for the fall semester follow. Academic Support Center Seniors Darian Harnish – Tutor of the year; busines ...More

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King Makes Amazing Jump to New Sport

When one door closed for Jordan King, another one didn’t exactly open for the 2010 Central Christian graduate. It was more like the Eastern Mennonite University junior high jumped over the door that looked like it had blocked his days as a collegiate athlete. In one of the more extraordinary examples of an athlete quickly picking up a new sport, a short time after King was t ...More

EMU Aware of Allegations Against Men’s Volleyball Coach

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) head men’s volleyball coach Gary Moore is facing charges related to an alleged misdemeanor sexual battery case in Chesapeake, Va., where he was employed in a non-volleyball related position prior to beginning his role at EMU in fall 2012. ...More

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Mark Shriver: On Being a ‘Pencil in God’s Hand’

Commencement speaker Mark Shriver said he had to battle his own ego to address the 2013 graduating class of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) about what really counts: “To perform acts of hope and love… [This] is what matters.” “I initially accepted the invitation to speak here because it is such an honor and it felt good for my ego,” he said during the ...More

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Artist Showcases 100 Faces, 100 Stories

The “art of aging” took on new meaning for Molly Kraybill, a senior photography major from Lancaster, Pa., who photographed women ages 1-100 for her senior art show, “One Hundred.” The show premiered on April 20, 2013, in the Margaret Martin Gehman art gallery. Kraybill traveled around c ...More

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EMU Joins 14 Other Higher-Ed Institutions as a Conflict-Free Campus

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has joined 14 other higher-education institutions in supporting companies that use conflict-free minerals. On March 13, 2013, the EMU president’s cabinet approved the conflict-free resolution presented by Eastern Mennonite’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. The resolution states that the university “will support companies that use conflict-fre ...More

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Peace Oratorical Winner Ties Mennonite Hymnal to 2012 Election

Peace and the U.S. presidential election would not seem to be partners, yet an Eastern Mennonite University student made a winning case for joining them during the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest. Emily Harnish, a senior biochemistry major from Strasburg, ...More

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EMU Tops Small Colleges in National Bike Challenge

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) pedaled its way to the top of the pack, according to the League of American Bicyclists, which awarded EMU first-place in the small university category of the 2012 National Bike Challenge, May 1-August 31, 2012. EMU won with a final total of 26,866 points, p ...More