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EMU sets record enrollment with the largest first-year class in decades, while graduate programs show significant growth

Eastern Mennonite University’s traditional undergraduate first-year enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year was its highest in several decades, while graduate programs recorded a 26.4 percent increase in enrollment. The data represents enrollment figures from fall 2014 to fall 2015. The 2015-16 figures were released by the reg ...More


Smiles, music, hugs, dancing, food, beauty, love, can be found at the International Festival this Saturday

More than 9,000 people are expected to flow through the Harrisonburg International Festival this Saturday (09/27/14) swaying to music from a half-dozen areas of the world, partaking of food from multi-cultures, perusing international crafts, wearing or viewing national costumes, and making unity flags at a booth staffed by ...More

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Discovering ‘dynamic, changing, moving’ God when gathered ’round The Table

On a Sunday morning in an upstairs classroom at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, a group of people gather in a circle around a table. Though the setup isn’t immediately indicative of a church service, that’s what makes The Table different. The service, which started as week night get-togethers around town seven or eight years ago, ...More


The Cost of, and Returns on, a Mennonite Higher Education

The first two sentences, set in large font, on the financial aid page of Hesston (Kan.) College’s website cut right to the chase: “Let’s be clear, college is expensive. There’s really no way to dance around it.” Concern over college affordability in the United States is nothing new. The inflation-adjusted average annual cost of tuition, room and board ...More


Seminary Couple Do Ministry at Dulles

Preaching from a pulpit on Sundays is not the aspiration of seminary students Eugene and Christina Kraybill. Eugene, in fact, is often in the sky Sunday mornings, piloting his United Airlines CRJ-700 from Dulles International Airport – a job he enjoys and plans to continue indefinitely. Ministry, for him, is “not ‘a calling’; it’s life.” “We really feel called to be ...More

Horning Brings Devotion to Seminary Fundraising Role

Les Horning has been a pastor, bus driver, chemist, house painter and doctoral student of Hebrew. Now he is a full-time advocate for Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va., as associate director of development, church relations and admissions. He is also the father of an EMU undergrad. “When I was a student here in 1995, I knew I wanted to return some day as faculty or staff,” ...More

Tweet Talking’s Fine, Mennonite Ministers Told, but First ‘Know Thyself’

Brian Gumm of the EMU School of Leadership Training offers insights into spreading the church’s message in the digital age during a seminar at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on Tuesday. Gumm discu ...More

Seminary Alums Launch Blog for Young Adults

Where do young adults go to discuss what’s right with the church, not just what’s wrong with it? Two Eastern Mennonite Seminary alumni have created a blog and web magazine to provide a forum for young adults who are committed to staying in the institutional church but want to discuss what that means. "Work and ...More

Javanese Mennonites Challenge EMS Students and Faculty

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Seminary Students Run the (Marathon) Race

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