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    EMU selected as accrediting school for Oregon semester program

    August 27th, 2014

    For nearly 40 years, students from Christian colleges have trekked to the mountainous wilderness of Oregon for an unusual academic experience that dubs itself “out of the mainstream.” Called the Oregon Extension, the semester-long program invites students to slow down, breathe deep, read books, ask questions and confront big ideas. Oregon Extension has its own …More

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    Preparatory music program to offer adult piano lessons

    August 22nd, 2014

    At the Music Teachers National Association conference held this March in Chicago, Chi Nguyen accepted the Recreational Music Making Teaching Fellowship award given by the National Piano Foundation. The James Madison University alumna was presented two digital pianos, given to candidates who demonstrate a passion and aptitude for recreational music teaching and who are starting, …More

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    ‘Reading the same book brings people closer together as a community by creating common ground for discussion’

    August 20th, 2014

    Senior Kara Lofton ponders the university’s Common Read program, now in Year 2, after reading the assigned book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I’m big on reading books (no TV at home when growing up) and consider myself decently informed about the university that I’ll be getting a degree from …More

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    Death of incoming softball player saddens campus community

    August 18th, 2014

    The Eastern Mennonite University community was saddened to learn of the death of incoming student Kaitlin Aylor on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Several cousins and a close friend are current or incoming students at EMU. ——————————————— Kaitlin Aylor, 18, of Madison, …More

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    Seven fantastic reasons to go on an EMU cross-cultural

    August 12th, 2014

    Each year, EMU offers three or four semester-long cross-cultural programs to destinations all over the world. At some point during their time in college, slightly over half of all EMU students study overseas for a semester. Additionally, up to a half dozen three- to six-week programs are offered every summer. Between the two options, a …More

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