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EMU-trained teachers earn high marks in local school systems

More than 500 alumni living in the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County work in education, though only two-thirds of these seem to be employed in their home districts, according to EMU’s alumni database. “The teachers we hire from the EMU teacher education program rank as being some of the best,” says Scott R. Kizner, superintendent of Harrisonburg City public schools. “I ...More

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EMU basketball women jump into national rankings

They didn’t accomplish the fete last year when they went to the NCAA National Championships.  Even the year before when they finished 22-4, the EMU basketball women couldn’t pull it off.  But this season it took all of one week for the Royals to jump into the national poll. After receiving votes in the preseason national listing, Eastern Mennonite’s women are ranked N ...More

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Eberly To Head New Golf Programs

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Wendell Eberly as the school’s first-ever head golf coach.  Eberly, also an alumnus and former women’s basketball coach, will head both the men’s and women’s golf teams at EMU, both of which will be a varsity sport for the first time this fall. He recently retired from a position with Rockingham County, spending more than ...More

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EMU Students Named ‘Teachers of Promise’

Ten Eastern Mennonite University seniors have been named “Teachers of Promise” based on their academic credentials, their commitment to the teaching profession and their exemplary character. The students were among those recognized at the 8th annual Teachers of Promise (TOP) Institute held Mar. 25-26 at James Madison University. More than 200 education majors from the Commonw ...More

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Former Cairo Educator Keeps Watchful Eye on Egypt

When Dr. Lee M. Yoder ’63 first spotted the cover of the Feb. 28, 2011, edition of Time, he was astonished. Under the blazing headline “The Generation Changing the World,” he spotted a 23-year-old Egyptian college student he reca ...More

Middle School Students Sample College Life

EMU’s middle school education class hosted a “College for a Day” event Thursday, Mar. 22 for some lucky local middle schoolers. ...More

EMU to Install New Turf Field

EMU athletic director Dave King and field hockey team members Julie Denlinger, freshman, Maria Bowman, freshman, and sophomore Lauren Michel remove a section of the university logo from the cen ...More

‘Return, Remember, Reconnect’ at Homecoming

Reconnect for a class photo during Homecoming! The second weekend in October each year, scores of former students arrive on campus to reconnect with friends and classmates. More than a thousand alumni and parents of students are expected to continue that ...More