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Working hard to put in hard work: Ryan Gehman and why he runs

On a bleak and bitterly cold February afternoon, Ryan Gehman leaves campus for a run, heading south toward one of Harrisonburg’s city parks. Dirty snowbanks line the streets and a stinging wind blasts him in the face. He’s been looking forward to this moment all day. Gehman, a senior kinesiology major, looks forward to running every day. When he’s running, he feels free, happy, at ...More

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Emulate, a new elite vocal ensemble led by music professor Ryan Keebaugh, visits Pennsylvania for inaugural tour

Emulate, a new elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University, will travel to Pennsylvania for a four-day “Spring Break Tour” March 5-8. In addition to four concerts at area churches, the group will perform at chapel and provide workshops in music classes at Lancaster Mennonite School. The 16-member group, led by assistant professor of ...More

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Alumnus of the Year: Donald Oswald, pioneer in helping children with autism

When Donald Oswald ’75 accepted his first teaching job after graduating from college, he also discovered a field of study that defines his academic and professional career. “The opportunity to work with children with autism was not the result of a deliberate plan or any previous experience with autism,” says Oswald. “Grafton School in Berryville, Virginia, was just beginning the ...More

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King Makes Amazing Jump to New Sport

When one door closed for Jordan King, another one didn’t exactly open for the 2010 Central Christian graduate. It was more like the Eastern Mennonite University junior high jumped over the door that looked like it had blocked his days as a collegiate athlete. In one of the more extraordinary examples of an athlete quickly picking up a new sport, a short time after King was t ...More

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The Cost of, and Returns on, a Mennonite Higher Education

The first two sentences, set in large font, on the financial aid page of Hesston (Kan.) College’s website cut right to the chase: “Let’s be clear, college is expensive. There’s really no way to dance around it.” Concern over college affordability in the United States is nothing new. The inflation-adjusted average annual cost of tuition, room and board ...More

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Mennonite Colleges Collaborate for IEP Students

Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) announced a new three-year agreement among all five colleges/universities of Mennonite Church USA that will facilitate the success of undergraduate international students. Bethel (Kan.) College, ...More

Immigrant Wants To Be Role Model

Luis Padilla walks in the procession of graduates Sunday afternoon. Photo by Mike Eberly By Melvin Mason, Daily News-Record Luis Padilla had a glow of success on Sunday. With hard work, prude ...More

‘Thirstborne’ Group to Perform at EMU

From left: Jason Fishburn, Jeremy Kempf, Erin Kempf, Kyle Baker and Neil Richer began a nationwide tour in September 2004 as the band, “Thirstborne.” Photo by Bethany Keener “ ...More

Bible Profs Confer at EMU

Laura Brenneman and J. Denny Weaver from Bluffton University participate in the meeting of undergraduate Bible faculty held at EMU. Eighteen faculty members ...More

Hartman Returns To EMU Classrooms

By Andy Mendlowitz, Daily News-Record Luke Hartman is dumping the hardcourt for the classroom. The former Hesston College basketball coach ...More