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Mark Shriver: On Being a ‘Pencil in God’s Hand’

Commencement speaker Mark Shriver said he had to battle his own ego to address the 2013 graduating class of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) about what really counts: “To perform acts of hope and love… [This] is what matters.” “I initially accepted the invitation to speak here because it is such an honor and it felt good for my ego,” he said during the ...More

Meet the 2010 ‘Cords of Distinction’ Recipients

Front row (L to R): Jennifer Hochstetler, Katherine Nussbaum, Dorine Ndayizigiye, Sarah Roth, Claudette Monroy. Back row (L to R): Jonathan Spicher, Daniel Miller, Jay Michael Harnish, Anastacio Basil Marin, Niclette ...More

Commencement 2010 Photos and More

Summer-like temperatures prevailed under mostly cloudy skies, but rain held off as EMU celebrated its 92nd annual commencement on the front lawn of campus Sunday afternoon, May 2, with a crowd of more than 3,600 in attendance. Read more… ...More

2010 Commencement Events Set for April 30 – May 2

Commencement details are in! Commencement speaker and EMU alum Dr. Joseph Martin will speak on ‘Keeping Faith Relevant.’ Dr. Judy Mullett, EMU professor of psychology and education, will speak at undergraduate baccalaureate. Read more… ...More

Commencement 2009: a weekend to remember

On an afternoon that felt more like summer than spring, EMU held its 91st commencement on the front lawn of campus Sunday, Apr. 26. Read more… ...More

Commencement set for April 26

EMU will hold its 91st annual commencement exercises 1 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 26, on the on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. Read more… ...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 S ...More

EMU Doubles National Average of Children Going to Alma Mater

Alumni of EMU are sending their children to the school in numbers that far surpass most colleges nationwide. Twenty-three percent of EMU’s first-year students this fall are from families where one or both parents attended Eastern Mennonite. By comparison, 8.8 percent of freshmen at four-year colleges nationwide attend the alma mater of a parent, according to the most recent availab ...More

STEP Graduates First Class at Lancaster

As pastor at Weaverland Mennonite Church in East Earl, Pa., Brian Martin was called to sit with grieving widows and preach sermons. His 20 years in agricultural sales and construction did not prepare him for these tasks. Read more… ...More