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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir joins Staunton Academy of Ballet for annual Christmas concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir presents “Angels Sing,” a Christmas concert with the Staunton Academy of Ballet at 4 p.m., Dec. 6 at Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University. All three choirs will perform a variety of seasonal music and Christmas carols, followed by an audience sing-along. Among the combined selections are “A ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir presents special benefit concert to help Nepalese village rebuild after quakes

Among the 8,800 people killed by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal was the father of ManKumari Ghale – a Harrisonburg resident and member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. ManKumari’s mother, grandmother and siblings, as well as her husband Dhanraj’s immediate family, lost their homes in the disaster. When their close friend ...More

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Inspired by Romanian survivors of sexual trafficking, Rebekah York takes the lead and stands for #Stand4Freedom

On Tuesday, Rebekah York stood in Thomas Plaza – sometimes alone, sometimes with a crowd – surrounded by ghostly chalked outlines of feet that marked those who had stood, even briefly, to show their support for ending modern slavery. York, a junior at Eastern Mennonite University, was making her Stand For Freedom for 12 hours in so ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir kicks off busy spring with concert, auditions and ‘fun’ new choirs

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) hosts their annual spring concert, a kick-off to a busy spring season of auditions and fundraising. SVCC also introduces unauditioned spring choirs for children and teens who love to sing and want to participate in a fun, friendly, and short-term introduction to the vocal arts. Spring concert ...More

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Youth Symphony Presents Annual Fall Concert

The 38-member Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, part of the preparatory music program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. The symphony will perform van Suppe’s ...More

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Alum Takes Lead in Sustainable Homebuilding

A construction company owned by Aaron and Melinda Yoder, both ’01 grads, took a top award in 2012 for building a single-family home in an environmentally friendly manner in Virginia. AM Yoder & Co. Inc. garnered honors in Virginia’s third annual Sustainable Leadership competition for a home bui ...More

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Famed Choir Now Offered for Boys

The acclaimed Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC), celebrating its twentieth year, is offering a unique opportunity for boys ages 8-13 to share their vocal talents. Led by Julia J. White, Artistic Director and Founder of the SVCC, the Shenandoah Valley Boychoir is a six-week e ...More

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USDA Aids Valley-Grown Blueberries

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help feed an organic blueberry revolution in the Shenandoah Valley. “Sustaining Organic Blueberry Production: Analysis of Practices and Assessing Outcomes,” a research projected directed by Roman Miller, PhD, professor of ...More

A banner day opens school year

Something slightly different contributed to the atmosphere of expectancy that permeated Lehman Auditorium. In an all-campus convocation Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, President Loren Swartzendruber welcomed EMU’s largest incoming class in five years and called attention to colorful handmade banners that grace the left and right sides of the stage area with ...More

Profs to Reflect on Pakistani Elections

Dr. Mike Medley, director of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at EMU An EMU and a James Madison University professor will offer their views on Pakistan-US relations after the elections in a presentation, "A Mil ...More