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Those horses you see pulling black buggies might be retired champions

Writer Andrew Jenner, a 2004 graduate, begins here by explaining the EMU-regional angle to his (following) article on a man who buys former racehorses in Pennsylvania to be used to pull Amish and Old Order Mennonite buggies around the country. Bobby gets competitive on the way to church. He’ll lean into his harness if he senses another horse and buggy behind him, and if o ...More

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Children’s choir, youth orchestra combine for annual fall concert, Nov. 24

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra – both of which fall under the Eastern Mennonite University umbrella – have started a tradition of typically convening once annually, just before Thanksgiving. The goal is educational in two ...More

EMU professor, MCC representative fast for reform

Each morning, before heading to work at Eastern Mennonite University, nursing professor Ann Graber Hershberger chows down on breakfast. When she goes home, her angry stomach demands dinner, and she obliges. Her lack of lunch isn’t an oversight or a necessary negligence d ...More

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Shirley Showalter ’70 shares steps in her journey from conservative Mennonite upbringing to college president

Shirley Showalter is named for the iconic curly-haired child star, but, as a youngster, she wasn’t allowed to watch Ms. Temple’s performances. “I think it might have been on Youtube that I first saw `On the Good Ship Lollipop,’ ” Showalter admitted from the comfort of her Harrisonburg home last week, letting out an infectious chuckle. With an easy smi ...More

Election Monitor

EMU Alum, County Registrar To Monitor Albanian Election

Doug Geib isn’t going into completely unfamiliar territory next week when he travels to Albania to serve as an elections monitor. Geib, voter registrar for Rockingham County, visited the former communist nation in 1996, when it was holding its second presidential election since the socialist state dissolved in 1991. Around that time, Geib had been working part time as a governme ...More

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EMU Alum Chosen “School Nurse of the Year” for Michigan

Phyllis Yoder wasn’t born in Huron County, but she has been a big hit in this area for the past 25-30 years. Yoder is a registered nurse who works for the Huron Intermediate School District. She was honored with the title of Michigan School Nurse of the Year this past week. The nurse is originally from Virginia. She moved to the area when she married Dale Yoder. Together they ha ...More

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EMU President Honored by National Multiple Sclerosis Society

An annual dinner benefiting efforts to cure and treat multiple sclerosis raised more than $100,000 by Tuesday evening with money still on the way. The Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society held its annual Harrisonburg Dinner of Champions at the James Madison University Festival Conference and S ...More

Lanis Books

Landises Books Chronicle Life, Family and EMU Careers

Peggy Heatwole Landis and Jay B. Landis have a long history with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), one that began more than half a century ago. The two met, fell in love and cultivated successful careers at EMU, whose campus they can see from their nearby home. Thursday, April 11, 2013, the duo fittingly celebrated ...More

EMU Cistern Case Study Highlighted by National Wildlife Federation

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) water cistern project was highlighted by the National Wildlife Federation in their campus ecology case study. Read more: http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Campus-Search/Eastern-Mennonite-University/Case-Studies/Eastern-Mennonite-Water.aspx ...More