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New Hartzler Library director comes with administrative and teaching experience from Illinois and Canada

G. Marcille “Marci” Frederick, a Chicago-area college library director, will be Eastern Mennonite University’s new director of the Sadie A. Hartzler Library. She will start July 1, succeeding Beryl Brubaker, who is retiring. Frederick is currently library director at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois ...More

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Jack Rutt’s journey to EMU

After graduating in 1972 as a psychology major from EMU, Jack Rutt got his first job in the business world at Goodville Mutual Casualty Company in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Rutt initially earned $1.85 per hour as a trainee in underwriting. Three years later – at age 25 – he was named head of the automobile underwriting department, succe ...More

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EMU historical library sees leadership transition – Simone Horst succeeds Lois Bowman

On July 1, Simone Horst became the special collections librarian of the Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University. If her leadership tenure lasts as long as her two predecessors, she will serve for nearly three decades. Retiring librarian Lois Bowman is ...More

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Former president Mumaw was “father” of Pleasant View

In the late 1960s, not long after John R. Mumaw had completed nearly two decades as EMU’s fourth president (1948-1965), he began to devote more attention to his concern for people with intellectual disabilities. This had been close to his heart since his great-nephew, Chester, was born with Down syndrome. Then moderator of the Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mumaw convened a committee t ...More

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When I was sick, you cared for me: alumni work in mental healthcare

More than 700 alumni living in the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County work in the healthcare field, according to EMU’s alumni database. This represents a larger concentration of alumni than in any other field of local employment. Sentara RMH Medical Center and its affiliated offices of healthcare providers, plus a plethora of private offices offering medical, rehabilitation and ...More

Celebration Banquet Honors Former President

John R. Mumaw (1904-1993) was not a large man, but he was a "big" person. On Nov. 14, 190 people gathered at the Eastern Mennonite High School dining hall for a program and dinner to remember and to honor the godly legacy of John R., Esther M. and Evelyn K. Mumaw. ...More

Lancaster Program Holds Second Commencement

Dr. Beryl Brubaker STEP graduation speaker EMU’s Study and Training in Effective Pastoral Ministry (STEP) program will hold its second annual graduation at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the West Bet ...More

Graduates Urged to Be ‘Bridge Builders’

Partly-cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures provided a near-ideal backdrop Sunday afternoon for EMU’s annual commencement exercises. More than 3,500 family members and friends filled the front lawn. Read more… ...More

90th Commencement Exercises Set for April 27

EMU will culminate activities marking its 90th anniversary year with its annual commencement exercises to be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 27 on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. President Loren Swartzendruber will confer 411 degrees – 291 undergraduate, 89 graduate, 17 associate degrees, 7 graduate certificates and 7 S ...More

Campus Focuses on Tragedy at Virginia Tech

The Wednesday, Apr. 16, chapel service led by student pastoral assistants focused on the theme, “Alive in Christ,” explored through scripture readings and songs of worship and praise. See a ...More