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Called to “Community” at EMU

Let’s be less individualistic and work harder at building community, urged the president of Eastern Mennonite University in his 2011-12 kick-off address to the entire campus community on Aug. 31. “To fully engage with ‘the other’ opens the possibility that each of us understands in a new way what it means to be part of the larger community,” said ...More

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Classes tap into life experiences for vibrant, relevant lessons

It was bitterly cold the week in February 1994, when Terry Whitmore ’70, MBA – then teaching business classes as an adjunct instructor – and a few others traveled from EMU to Spring Arbor University in Michigan to study its adult learning program. EMU had considered launching a program targeted at adults returning to school, but the concept had yet to sweep higher education, and do ...More

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EMU Gives Service Awards

The faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University honored five colleagues who are retiring during the school’s annual recognition dinner Tuesday evening, May 3. James V. (Jim) Bishop will retire June 30 after 40 years as public information officer. In addition to managing the news bureau and writing copy for university publications, Bishop hos ...More

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Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

Commencement

EMU Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2011

Eastern Mennonite University will culminate its 2010-11 school year with its 93rd annual commencement exercises 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1, on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. President Loren Swartzendruber will confer 451 degrees – 320 undergraduate (including 119 Adult Degree Completion Program graduates), 120 graduate, (5 gradua ...More

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EMU to Dedicate New University Commons Facilities Saturday, March 26

Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up to celebrate a long-standing dream come to fruition. On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the $2.5 million University Commons project will be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. in the renovated Mainstage Theater on ground floor of the Commons. The brief ce ...More

President Loren Swartzendruber

Swartzendruber Appointed to Third Presidential Term

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Loren Swartzendruber will serve another four-year term as president of Eastern Mennonite University. Andrew (Andy) Dula of Lancaster, Pa., chair of the EMU board of trustees, announced at the opening convocation of second semester Wednesday, Jan. 12, that Dr. Swartzendruber has “gratefully accepted” an appointment to serve a third term that begins Ju ...More

EMU to Host Annual Meetings of Virginia Education Groups

EMU will host the annual meetings of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and of the Council of Independent Colleges (CICV) in Virginia. SCHEV will hold an executive committee meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, in EMU’s Campus Center. A regular business mee ...More

Celebration Banquet Honors Former President

John R. Mumaw (1904-1993) was not a large man, but he was a "big" person. On Nov. 14, 190 people gathered at the Eastern Mennonite High School dining hall for a program and dinner to remember and to honor the godly legacy of John R., Esther M. and Evelyn K. Mumaw. ...More

EMU Offers WRAP Session on Private College Affordability

Virginia’s private colleges are within reach financially – despite tough economic times. That’s the message EMU President Loren Swartzendruber is inviting prospective students and parents to hear on campus Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Read more… ...More