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Bach Festival founder Ken J. Nafziger honored with Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award, vows to ‘keep on musicking’

Ken J. Nafziger, professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University, recently became the third honoree to receive the Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award. He accepted the award at the Forbes Center Season Announcement event last week [June 11, ...More

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Local cross-cultural course leads students through rich diversity of Shenandoah Valley cultures

Doris Harper Allen, 88, greeted a group of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students in the parking lot of Rose’s in Harrisonburg, the former heart of Newtown. She quickly passed out laminated maps of what is now known as the Northeast neighborhood. And then Allen flashed a vibrant smile from beneath her bright red sunglasses. “You can ask me questions later,” she called as she c ...More

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In support of Harrisonburg’s new restorative justice initiative, city police lieutenant joins peacebuilding institute training

The Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) no longer share just an acronym. They now have a common alumnus in Lt. Kurt Boshart of the Harrisonburg Police Department, wh ...More

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EMU President Loren E. Swartzendruber announces plans for retirement

Loren E. Swartzendruber, president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), announced to the university community today that he plans to retire next year, on June 30, 2016, marking 13 years of leadership as the university’s eighth president and 33 years in Mennonite higher education roles. “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have served the cause of Christian higher educati ...More

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Inspired by Romanian survivors of sexual trafficking, Rebekah York takes the lead and stands for #Stand4Freedom

On Tuesday, Rebekah York stood in Thomas Plaza – sometimes alone, sometimes with a crowd – surrounded by ghostly chalked outlines of feet that marked those who had stood, even briefly, to show their support for ending modern slavery. York, a junior at Eastern Mennonite University, was making her Stand For Freedom for 12 hours in so ...More

Profs to Reflect on Pakistani Elections

Dr. Mike Medley, director of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at EMU An EMU and a James Madison University professor will offer their views on Pakistan-US relations after the elections in a presentation, "A Mil ...More

Turkey Disease is Suter Science Seminar Topic

That question will be addressed in the first Suter Science Seminar of the new school year. Dr. Louise Temple, associate professor of biology at James Madison University Dr. Louise Temple, associate professor of biology ...More

EMU Holds ‘King Day’ Observance

Part of a group on a prayer walk that preceded Monday’s King Day chapel service carry a cross to the platform in Lehman Auditorium (Wendy Lorisme, Joe Hackman, Beth Risser, Julie Hau ...More

Undergrad Admissions Director Named

Stephanie C. Shafer Stephanie C. Shafer of Waynesboro, Va., has been named director of ...More

New Alumni-Parent Relations Director Named

Doug Nyce A 1985 graduate of EMU has returned to his alma mater as the new director of alumni-parent relations. Do ...More