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‘Weaving Life’ Documentary Wins Award

Weaving Life, a documentary on the life and death of peacemaker Dan Terry in Afghanistan, has received a gold “Pixie” award for innovation in the use of motion graphics, effects and animation. The 4th Annual Pixie Awards, sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (encompassing th ...More

Weaving Life: Dan Terry EMU Documentary

A Humanitarian’s Story

Courtesy Daily News Record, May 1, 2012 Dan Terry devoted his life to helping Afghan people. For nearly four decades, the humanitarian aid worker coordinated small-scale community development projects throughout the struggling country until his murder in 2010. “I never know how to describe what my dad did. Every time I called him, he was doing something different ...More

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“Weaving Life” Documentary to Highlight Life of Dan Terry

Dan Terry, 64, was among 10 humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan in August 2010, but his remarkable life cannot be defined by his brutal death. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Visual and Communication Arts students, intrigued by Terry’s story of commitment and humility, will present a documentary, “Weaving Life,” that explor ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

WHSV Coverage: EMU Students Hear About Importance of Service and Sacrifice

WHSV TV-3 was on hand during EMU’s fall convocation Sept. 1, when students heard about the importance of a liberal arts education, prayed for the coming school year, and the reality and importance of serving and leading all over the world. Read more… ...More

A Wanderer for Peace: Glen Lapp Mourned in Lancaster

1991 EMU graduate Glen Lapp (photo from Lancaster Online) About 150 friends and family members turned out Saturday night, Aug. 14, to honor the memory of Glen Lapp, the aid worker from Lanc ...More

EMU Grad Murdered In Afghanistan: Among 10 Humanitarians Killed Friday

By Jeremy Hunt, Daily News-Record When Lisa Schirch was in Afghanistan a few weeks ago, she turned to a friend and fellow Mennonite to show her around the war-torn capital, Kabul. ...More

EMU Grieves Graduate Killed While Working in Afghanistan (Updated 8/12/10)

Glen Lapp in Afghanistan (photo courtesy of Lisa Schirch) Updated August 12, 2010 Jump to memorial service information An EMU graduate working for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Afghanis ...More