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Week of multi-faith events sparks interfaith dialogue and intercultural awareness

“Religious Life” is the kind of topic one would expect Eastern Mennonite University to pick as its 2014 theme for International Education Week. It may surprise some, though, that this Christian university used the words “religious life” to refer to more faith perspectives than Christianity exclusively. Then, again, this is a Christian university that says it is “like no other. ...More

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‘Reading the same book brings people closer together as a community by creating common ground for discussion’

Senior Kara Lofton ponders the university’s Common Read program, now in Year 2, after reading the assigned book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I’m big on reading books (no TV at home when growing up) and consider myself decently informed about the university that I’ll be getting a degree from in December, but I had never heard of the Common ...More

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EMU alum next featured Writers Read author

Jessica Penner, a 2001 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna, will be the next featured “Writers Read Author,” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., in EMU’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse in University Commons. Penner released her debut novel-in-stories, Shaken in the Water (Fox ...More

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Visiting Islamic scholars from Iran begin first full year teaching at EMU

The first visiting scholars at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement (CIE) will teach several courses on Islam and contemporary issues in Iran during the coming academic year, their first full one at EMU. A husband-and-wife team from Tehran, Iran, Amir Akrami and Sheida Shakouri Rad are splitting a faculty position ...More

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Orientation for Class of 2016 and Transfer Students

Orientation for the class of 2016 and transfer students is just around the corner! Below is a schedule of orientation activities and opportunities to meet professors, staff and other students at EMU. First-year students First-year students should check in at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, on the upper lev ...More

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Former Air Force Officer to Remember King

A former officer in the U.S. Air Force, Glen Guyton, will anchor Eastern Mennonite University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. At a Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Guyton’s topic will be “Contentiously Mennonite: My Journeys in Anabaptism.” At a ...More

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EMU Plans 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community will pause and reflect this week, along with the rest of the world, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Sept. 11 brought devastating loss to thousands of people in New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and around the world. It changed our worldview from “before 9/11″ to “after 9/1 ...More

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EMU to Dedicate New University Commons Facilities Saturday, March 26

Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up to celebrate a long-standing dream come to fruition. On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the $2.5 million University Commons project will be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. in the renovated Mainstage Theater on ground floor of the Commons. The brief ce ...More

Eclectic Concert Set for EMU Coffeehouse

Three traveling minstrels from Mennofolk, an international Mennonite folk music festival, will perform in at EMU Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. at ...More