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Alumni couple shares the love that goes around and comes around with new Fortress of Hope family in Nicaragua

In October, Mitchell and Lauren Yoder left everything they knew for Managua, Nicaragua and the children’s home called Forteleza de Esperanza [Fortress of Hope]. What caused these two Eastern Mennonite University alumni to make such a move, leaving behind full-time teaching jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia? The couple was inspired ...More

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Thousands throng to new music festival made possible by many folks with ties to EMU

From a headlining act to the bike-powered recycling effort, from a group of staff and volunteers to the tent distributing Menno Tea to hundreds of friends and alumni, EMU and its graduates helped make the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival a success. Close to 3,000 people attended each day of the festival, July 11-13, 2014, at ...More

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EMU, Goshen Alumni Go “Back To The Roots”

For local group The Walking Roots Band, playing music together is a natural extension of collective friendship. The band formed when four friends started playing music under the name The Federation during their time at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). It’s been together in some form or fashion for more than five years, but the last few months have been big for the local band. ...More