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Student-organized vigil shows solidarity with deported pastor Max Villatoro and his family

About a hundred people gathered at a candlelight vigil this week on the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) campus to show their support for Mennonite pastor Max Villatoro. In the center of Thomas Plaza, burning candles were placed on a pile of ice. A nearby sign proclaimed the vigil’s theme: “Melt ICE,” a reference to the unrelenting, and some would say, disturbing policies of U.S. ...More


Spring Break Y-Trips: A Labor of Love

Instead of sun, sand and surf, they will head to the inner cities or coal towns to perform a labor of love, doing so willingly and with much satisfaction. Every year for spring break, several student groups spend the nine-day period doing service projects in various locales in the states – under the Young People’s Christian Associ ...More

‘Cantemus’ Ensemble to Sing in Sarasota During Spring Break

“Cantemus,” a select chamber choir from EMU will appear throughout Sarasota during spring break this year. EMU “Cantemus” ensemble; James Richardson, director Photo by Katie Landis The 12-member ensemble will provide special music and t ...More

Students Do Service Over Spring Break

They basked in the warm southern sun, but not at any beachfront locations. EMU students reflect on the sunset at Lakewood Retreat, Brooksville, Fla., a program of Southeast Mennonite Conference Four groups of EMU students spent their mid-semester brea ...More

Chamber Singers to Spend Spring Break in Song

EMU Chamber Singers Photo by Jim Bishop The Chamber Singers, a select student choir at EMU, will give programs of worship in music at nine locations in three states states during the school’s mid-semester break. The 34-member choir, directed by ...More

‘YPCA’ Celebrates 85 Years of Ministry, Service

Nearly 250 people – current students, former members, local church members gathered to celebrate 85 years of ministry, service and outreach through the Young People’s Christian Association Saturday, Oct. 14, at Eastern Mennonite University. ...More

Spring Break 2006: Girls and Boys Gone Mild

This article excerpt appears in full in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Follow the link for the complete article, available on www.heraldtribune.com. ...More

Students Anticipate A Different Kind of ‘Break’

While some Eastern Mennonite University students hit the beaches of Florida or other sunny climes over spring break, Mar. 4-12, others will spend a week doing service-learning projects in four locations. Twelve students, led by Philip J. (Jordan) Good and Hannah E. Yoder, will do construction and rehabilitative housing with Service With Appalachian People (SWAP) in Harlan, Ky. ...More

Support ‘Overwhelming’ for Hospitalized EMU Student

Charity surrounded by friends in Northlawn dorm. Photo by Kevin Kanagy Charity N. Miller had a different spring break than other Eastern Mennonite University students. And while she would have much preferred spending t ...More