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Author-scholar to talk on repressive impact of Red Scare on Black artistic community

Students of Cold War history know of McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Red Scare. But what were the effects of such government repression on African American artists and authors, many of whom challenged the conventional conservative views of race, racism and integration during the 1950s? Author and cultural historian Mary Helen Washington focuses on this decade of marginalized Africa ...More

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Faculty Artist Series to Showcase Russian Composers

The works of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff and other Russian composers will come alive Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel as part of Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) faculty artist series. Lynne Mackey, associate professor of ...More

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Fortepianist to Perform in Martin Chapel

World renowned pianist Andrew Willis will host a workshop and perform on the fortepiano, an instrument used by Mozart and Beethoven, Saturday, Nov. 19, in Martin Chapel on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Willis will hold a lecture and workshop from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday with masterclass, high school and college students. Following the workshop, attendees will have ...More

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Poet Waldrep to Speak at First Writers Read

The language and literature department at EMU will hold its first “Writers Read” program of the new school year Thursday, Sept. 22. Renown poet and author, G.C. Waldrep, will read from his works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary building ...More

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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 Students Set Joint Recital

Two Eastern Mennonite University seniors will present a joint voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Selah Shenk, a music major from Newport News, Va., and Leah Risser, a liberal arts major from Greencastle, Pa., will perform solos and duets on the theme, “Live, Laugh, Love.” Their program will draw from a Spanish, classica ...More

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EMU Senior Presents Voice Recital

Stephen C. (Steve) Kniss, an Eastern Mennonite University senior music performance and digital media major from Harrisonburg, will give a voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2, in Martin Chapel at EMU. Kniss, a baritone, will perform Italian arias by Mozart and Puccini, Brahms’ “Four Serious Songs” and Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel,” a nine-pie ...More

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Author to Speak on Racial Tension, Reconciliation – CANCELED

UPDATE: Due to a family emergency, the presentation with Joy Jordan-Lake has been canceled. It may be re-scheduled for a later date. The language and literature department at Eastern Mennonite University is sponsoring a presentation on race relations by award-winning author Joy Jordan-Lake. ...More

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EMU Senior Sets Voice Recital

Benjamin P. (Ben) Bergey, an Eastern Mennonite University senior from Perkasie, Pa., will present a voice recital 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 19, in Martin Chapel of seminary building at EMU. Bergey, a vocal performance and church music major, will perform Baroque and modern music from the “B’s” – J.S. Bach’s aria “Frohe Hirte” from his Christmas Orato ...More

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EMU Alumnus to Lead Spiritual Life Week

A Philadelphia church leader will lead spring Spiritual Life Week Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 16-19 at Eastern Mennonite University. Leonard Dow will seek to combine his reflections on pastoral ministry in an urban and multicultural context while addressing the program theme, “Called by God.” Sched ...More