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Question: Why theater?

I am constantly asked, why theater? Why not film? Why choose such an impractical major? Do you ever want to be employed? Why theater at such a small school? Of all the places to study theater, why EMU? While I used to be annoyed by these questions because of my own doubts, I now enjoy answering these questions with confidence. Theater may not se ...More

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Students Earn Credits Off Campus, Learning in New Ways and New Places

Bekah Enns’ great-grandparents would not recognize the way she is pursuing an academic degree in 2013. For one thing, the senior history major at Eastern Mennonite University spent last semester off campus, testing her work skills in her three academic minors—pre-law, political science, and ...More

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EMU Joins 14 Other Higher-Ed Institutions as a Conflict-Free Campus

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has joined 14 other higher-education institutions in supporting companies that use conflict-free minerals. On March 13, 2013, the EMU president’s cabinet approved the conflict-free resolution presented by Eastern Mennonite’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. The resolution states that the university “will support companies that use conflict-fre ...More

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Writing Major Offers Real World Prep for Many Fields

The following article is republished from The Weather Vane, the student newspaper of Eastern Mennonite University. Hello. My name is Lani, and I am a writing major. No need to be alarmed. I am just like you, only one day I’ll graduate with a major so superior, interviews will be held in banquet halls around tables laden with nectar and ambrosia, and all job offers will be insc ...More

Barb Graber Takes a Break

by Rebecca Rankin, published in The WeatherVane on Jan. 20, 2005 Professor of Theater Barb Graber Long-time musical director and theater department chair Barbara Graber has temporarily rel ...More