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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

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Plight of Undocumented Immigrants, in Actuality and in Drama

“We put one foot in front of the other and asked God for help with the next,” writes Kara Hartzler, in the voice of Marcela. A Guadalajaran woman crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona, Marcela is one of four immigrant characters Hartzler created using a combination of her training as both a playwright and immigration lawyer, in “No Rooster in the Desert.” ...More

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Students Test Their Gifts in Ministry Inquiry Program

A group of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students will begin summer internships with congregations throughout the U.S. as part of Mennonite Church USA‘s Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP). Funded in part by Mennonite Church USA, the MIP gives students ...More

2011-Contestants

Students Issue Calls for Peace in Oratorical Contest

Seven Eastern Mennonite University students raised their voices in a call for practical peacemaking Mar. 25, 2011, in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in an 8-10 minute address of 1,500 words or less. Jessica Sarriot, a senior peacebuilding and Development major originally from Paris, Franc ...More