Kristen Opalinski is a woman on the go. Even as she hustled to complete a multimedia project during an intensive two-week media course at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, the graphic designer was in between international travels and media relations work on behalf of Peace Islands Institute (PII), a peacebuil ...More
In the semi-finals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball tournament, junior Alicia Ygarza and her teammates had an extra special fan in the stands among friends and family. Her sister Bianca, a 2014 graduate and a former Royals teammate, was in the Salem (Va.) Civic Center to cheer them on – and support them through a f ...More
Painting, collages, and photography will be offered at a silent art auction hosted by the visual and communication arts department at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The three-week fundraiser will help bring professional artists to campus to interact with the campus community and to exhibit their work.
Past visiting artists at EMU have included New York City-based filmmaker and cinem ...More
If engaged in a bidding war for a bag of kettle corn at the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, Jalyn Sneary knows how high she would go.
“Probably $10,” the 11-year-old Harrisonburg resident said.
Meanwhile, if it’s Laotian egg rolls on the ...More
Senior Kara Lofton ponders the university’s Common Read program, now in Year 2, after reading the assigned book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
I’m big on reading books (no TV at home when growing up) and consider myself decently informed about the university that I’ll be getting a degree from in December, but I had never heard of the Common ...More
A class in the science center, a chapel service, cheering on a Royals sports team and a cross-cultural to the Middle East all figure in a new 45-second animated video created by Chris Stauffer, a 2012 December graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The video follows a student from the end of high school through grad ...More
Weaving Life, a documentary on the life and death of peacemaker Dan Terry in Afghanistan, has received a gold “Pixie” award for innovation in the use of motion graphics, effects and animation.
The 4th Annual Pixie Awards, sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (encompassing th ...More
Was it Mother Nature’s idea of improvisation?
Participants in the Anabaptist Communicator’s annual conference sat around tables in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, mesmerized by actor-playwright Ted Swartz’s reflections on what he believes makes a “good Mennonite actor,” while outside, snow began to cover the ...More
HARRISONBURG, Va. – How do Anabaptists communicate about their values in a visual age? Jerry Holsopple, PhD, will explore this question as plenary speaker at the 2011 Anabaptist Communicators Conference, Oct. 28-29, 2011, on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University ...More
Jerry L. Holsopple doesn’t consider himself an icon, but this past year, he had a close “brush” with this unique art form.
Dr. Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts at EMU, spent the 2009-10 academic year as a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania. He ...More