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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

Mumaw

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

FreeClinic

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 ...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

Micah Inspires Visions for EMU’s Future

Students may grow cafeteria produce on a campus farm. Jews, Muslims and Christians may nurture interfaith understanding via an Abrahamic traditions studies center. These proposals come from a smorgasbord of about 30 submitted by EMU students, faculty, staff and friends at the invitation of an ad-hoc "Micah Think Tank." Each of these visions, unveiled at a March 23-24 ...More

EMU Announces New Faculty

Eastern Mennonite University will have nine new undergraduate teaching faculty members when the fall semester opens Aug. 30, 2006. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Beryl H. Brubaker, EMU provost, and Dr. Marie S. Morris, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: ...More