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EMU centennial theme to celebrate “past, present and future” of university and Eastern Mennonite School

From an inaugural graduating class of seven students to 467 for the class of 2014, Eastern Mennonite University is not the same school it was a century ago. Plans for the school’s centennial celebration, which begins in fall 2017, are already in motion. After some delay, EMU’s centennial steering committee met last week to choose a theme for the celebrations, which will last ...More


Artistic productions desired for EMU’s huge centennial party

For Eastern Mennonite University’s 100th anniversary in 2017, EMU’s centennial planning committee is soliciting ideas and proposals for special productions of music, theater and the visual arts. “We would like to debut a major theater or music production – or b ...More


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


Hostetter to chair steering committee for EMU’s 100th anniversary celebration


Symposium on ‘Forgiveness’ Focuses on Amish Tragedy

The blood was hardly dry on the bare board floor of the West Nickel Mines School in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pa., when Amish parents sent words of forgiveness to the family of the killer who had executed their children. The world was stunned and outraged at the senseless, unprecedented assault on the one-room Amish school that took the lives of five children and wounded five ot ...More