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It’s summertime and the living is…not easy, for sure – it’s busy here

From August to April, students are the life blood of EMU. After that, the faces on campus may be less familiar, but EMU’s heart keeps beating strong with summertime institutes and programs, sports camps, renovation and maintenance work, and groups who rent campus facilities. Groundskeeping staff  – including up to six full-time wo ...More

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It’s summertime and the living is . . . (well, not easy) – it’s really, really busy on campus

From August to April, students are the life blood of Eastern Mennonite University. After that, the faces on campus may be less familiar, but EMU’s heart keeps beating strong with summertime institutes and programs, sports camps, renovation and maintenance work, and groups who rent campus facilities. ...More

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Desire to address, heal, traumatic legacy of U.S. slavery sparks growth in Coming to the Table group

Sessions at Coming to the Table are rarely easy. Despite the time separating current Americans from the era of legal slavery in the United States, the wounds of racial injustice remain fresh for the descendants of slaves, especially in the face of ignorance or denial of these wounds. At the 2014 annual meeting of Coming to the Tab ...More

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University students enjoy fruits of labor

HARRISONBURG, VA. – Future Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students will not have to go far to enjoy an apple, pear or fig on their way to class. Will Hairston, EMU grounds supervisor, and his team, have worked throughout the summer to cultivate and maintain edible gardens on campus. “A few of the trees are already bearing fruit and we hope to have more plants produ ...More

Prayer Labyrinth Dedicated at EMU

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‘Hope For Peace Day’ Shares Vision

May 19 at EMU was set aside for hope. Nearly 200 people celebrated “Hope for Peace Day,” which brought 125 to campus to join Summer Peacebuilding Institute learners in Saturday workshops, forums, storytelling, youth activities, music, dance and fellowship — organized by the Center for Jus ...More

EMU to Observe ‘Dialogue on Race Week’

The late Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that “the sons of former slaves and slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” This year’s Dialogue on Race Week program, Nov. 6- ...More

EMS Labyrinth: A Prayerful Walking Space in Preparation

Brian Martin Burkholder and Wendy J. Miller display the design for the labyrinth being constructed on a EMU hillside site. Photo by Jim Bishop On the hillside a short walk up from Eastern ...More