It was 1994 when Konrad Wert ’01 arrived at Eastern Mennonite University for the first time, and he didn’t stay long. Iffy about college from the start, he left after his freshman year for a voluntary service term in Washington D.C. Once that ended, he returned to EMU, stayed a bit, then departed again to volunteer in California.
A yo-yo pattern was developing.
“I just didn ...More
From a headlining act to the bike-powered recycling effort, from a group of staff and volunteers to the tent distributing Menno Tea to hundreds of friends and alumni, EMU and its graduates helped make the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival a success.
Close to 3,000 people attended each day of the festival, July 11-13, 2014, at ...More
From a headlining act to the bike-powered recycling effort, from a group of staff and volunteers to the tent distributing Menno Tea to hundreds of friends and alumni, Eastern Mennonite University and its graduates helped make the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival a success. ...More
The Steel Wheels are cruising into Eastern Mennonite University from a Northeast tour on Saturday, March 29, just in time for a cause close to their hearts. A few years ago, songwriter and lead singer Trent Wagler ’02 wrote “Lay Down Lay Low,” based on the true story of a friend who contemplated suicide but did not go through with it. That song ...More
In the fall of 1976, Phil Baker-Shenk arrived in Washington D.C., intending to advance the causes of international human rights and nuclear disarmament through an internship with the Friends Committee on National Legislation. However, as an 18-year-old college undergrad at the bottom of the organization’s rungs, he found himself shuffled to its underfunded and understaffed N ...More
“Shekinah,” a 10-member women’s a cappella ensemble, will present “Clear Blue Morning,” featuring guest artist Trent Wagler on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in Muhlenberg Lutheran Church. The concert is free; a free-will offering will be taken to support the Second Home Childcare Center.
The program will feature a variety of different musical styles, including f ...More
Ted & Company TheaterWorks and the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University will present “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 22 in Lehman Auditorium at EMU.
Ted Swartz (l.) and Trent Wagler in a scene ...More
Ted Swartz (l.) as Mike and Trent Wagler as Jeff try to discern what to do with a tired radio program they inherited in “WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?” a new musical comedy that premieres at EMU homecoming, Oct. 10-11. Photo by Jon Styer
For those who’ve asked, ...More
A symposium on Amish forgiveness and a new theater work by Ted and Trent will highlight homecoming and parents weekend, Oct. 10-12, 2008.
"WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?", is a musical comedy written by and starring Ted Swartz ’89 and Trent Wagler ’02, and directed by Ingrid De Sanctis ’88). The play, with guest artist Jay Lapp ...More
Howard Zehr, co-director of EMU’s Conflict Transformation Program and author of the book upon which the play, “A Body in Mo ...More