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Cords of distinction ceremony

EMU Awards 10 Students with Cords of Distinction

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “cords of distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on st ...More

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Peace Oratorical Winner Ties Mennonite Hymnal to 2012 Election

Peace and the U.S. presidential election would not seem to be partners, yet an Eastern Mennonite University student made a winning case for joining them during the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest. Emily Harnish, a senior biochemistry major from Strasburg, ...More

Harvest Dinner

Community Flocks to EMU for Annual Fall Harvest Dinner

Ranita Shenk’s favorite part of the Fall Harvest dinner was squash picked straight out of one of Eastern Mennonite University’s five campus gardens. The 20-year-old sophomore made sure she attended the annual Fall Harvest Local Meal last week, if only because many of her friends were raving about it. “It’s one of the most popular meals of the year,” she said. Stud ...More

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Undergrads Are Key Players in Peace Institute

For the second year in a row, college senior James Souder has a summer job that wins him friends from dozens of countries. They are men and women aged 20 to 90 who do things on behalf of peace and justice like mediate between warring soldiers and live among suffering refugees in camps. Souder is one of four 1990-born undergraduates at EMU who are “community assistants” in the ...More

Students Work With Cafeteria to Donate Uneaten Food

A cart stacked with aluminum pans of food emerged from the cafeteria’s back door, swaying as it rolled down the ramp toward a nearby car. The trunk and back seat were quickly filled with these steamy dishes; penne noodles and Cajun chicken shifted under plastic wrap. One student hopped behind the wheel, another slammed the trunk shut, and they drove away unnoticed. ...More