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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

EMU Alum Returns from Refereeing in Olympics

After Refereeing In Beijing, City Woman Still Has To ‘Pinch Myself’ By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record Perched in the third row of the 91,000-seat Bird’s Nest stadium, Sue Blauch watched as sweat dripped down the faces of 2,008 fierce-looking Chinese drummers. For nearly 10 minutes, the legion pounded red, glow-in-the-dark sticks into huge dru ...More

Cross-cultural Group in China Safe

Sixteen students, a faculty member and a staff person from EMU are safe in China following the devastating May 12 earthquake there. Their travel and study plans are being modified, but the group will complete their scheduled term. Part of the EMU group had arrived in Beijing May 12 just before the earthquake struck. The city of Chengdu, located in southwest province of Sichuan and epic ...More

EMU Grad Picked To Referee Basketball At Olympics

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record Sue Blauch is living a once-in-a-lifetime hoops dream. For 15 years, the Harrisonburg resident has been a referee for women’s amateur, college and professional basketball. This year, the stage will get even bigger for Blauch. She will be one of about a dozen women’s basketball referees for the 2008 Summer Olympic ...More