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Seminary grad publishes book on similarities between parenting and the faith journey

Managed chaos. That’s how Rachel Gerber [MDiv '05] describes parenting three young sons. Herald Press has recently published the Eastern Mennonite Seminary alumna’s first book, a devotional memoir, Ordinary Miracles: Awakening to t ...More

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Seminary alum named to Mennonite Church USA post

Rachel Springer Gerber, a 2005 Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) alum, was named as the new half-time denominational minister for youth and young adults by Mennonite Church USA. She begins this assignment Jan. 6, 2014, and will work from her home in Bloomington, Ind. In her new role, Gerber will provide resources for and facilitate connections be ...More

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‘Weaving Life’ Documentary Wins Award

Weaving Life, a documentary on the life and death of peacemaker Dan Terry in Afghanistan, has received a gold “Pixie” award for innovation in the use of motion graphics, effects and animation. The 4th Annual Pixie Awards, sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (encompassing th ...More

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ABC-TV to Broadcast “Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry”

“Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry,” will air on network TV from Sunday, October 21-December 16, 2012, at the discretion of participating ABC stations. Weaving Life tells how Dan Terry, a United Methodist who worked with numerous Mennonites through the years, wove relationships, joy, partnership and understanding into his lifelong work in Afghanistan. T ...More

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Comedian Lifts Curtain on Depression

Ted Swartz was only half of the acting duo, which for 20 years, was known as Ted and Lee TheaterWorks. But that abruptly changed when his acting partner, Lee Eshleman, took his own life in 2007 as a result of clinical depression. Since then, Swartz has avoided directly addressing the death of his friend in his productions, though he has address ...More

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EMU Director of Athletics to Speak on ShapingFamilies.com

Dave King, director of athletics at Eastern Mennonite University, is concerned for the way competitive sports can take over family life from a young age. As the father of three children who competed at high school and college levels and who was personally involved in education and sports most of his life, King is obviously not ...More

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EMU Grad Spory Named Lilly Fellow

Michael Spory, a 2011 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, was one of 16 students nationwide accepted into Lilly Graduate Fellows Program through Christ College, an interdisciplinary honors college at Valparaiso University. Spory, who graduated from EMU with degrees in ...More

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Kidney Donor Miller to Share Story on Radio

Courtesy MennoMedia Laurie Miller, director of student programs and recreational sports at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), went to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville last year to donate one of his kidneys to someone he didn’t know. He tells what that was like and why he did it on the nationally produced ...More

Weaving Life: Dan Terry EMU Documentary

A Humanitarian’s Story

Courtesy Daily News Record, May 1, 2012 Dan Terry devoted his life to helping Afghan people. For nearly four decades, the humanitarian aid worker coordinated small-scale community development projects throughout the struggling country until his murder in 2010. “I never know how to describe what my dad did. Every time I called him, he was doing something different ...More

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“Weaving Life” Documentary to Highlight Life of Dan Terry

Dan Terry, 64, was among 10 humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan in August 2010, but his remarkable life cannot be defined by his brutal death. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Visual and Communication Arts students, intrigued by Terry’s story of commitment and humility, will present a documentary, “Weaving Life,” that explor ...More