In ninth grade, a bird’s nest changed the course of James Souder’s life. While playing around with his family’s simple point-and-shoot camera, Souder snapped a photo of a nest in his backyard to see what was inside. The bright blue eggs and recently hatched chick, mouth wide open, begging for food, surprised and delighted Souder.
“I had captured a perfect moment completely by acc ...More
They are individuals willing to get their hands dirty, be flexible, make mistakes, be challenged, and to live simply in communities around the world. They do not come as experts, but as people who have a desire to learn from others, value building relationships, and are passionate about working for peace and social justice.
This is how Wade Snowdon, coordinator of the ...More
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
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
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.
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
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.