Eastern Mennonite University

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2008

October 10-12 brought thousands of alumni and family to campus to “Celebrate the Vision” and connect to the past while renewing friendships and building for the future. Be sure to review the photo galleries and read the weekend's full schedule!

Featured events included...

Ted and Trent"What Would Lloyd Do?" with Ted & Trent

For those who've asked, "What Would Lloyd Do?", Ted Swartz, Trent Wagler, and director Ingrid De Sanctis delivered a play about a struggling inner-city church's new pastor and music director from different generations. The cast included special guest artist Jay Lapp from Goshen, Ind., and Wagler's band, The Steel Wheels, along with local acappella groups Shekinah and Sons of the Day. Read more on the play...

All-Time Oakwood Reunion

The (in)famous Oakwood residence hall, demolished in August 2008, lives on in the hearts and minds of its many former residents. Men who once lived in Oakwood came together to pay tribute and keep the memory of Oakwood strong.

WeatherVane Staff ReunionWeatherVane Reunion

Alumni who were once a part of the WeatherVane staff attended a reception hosted by the language and literature department. Former editors reminisced about their experiences at this fun get-together.

Symposium on "Forgiveness in the Face of Tragedy: The Amish of Nickel Mines"

Featured speakers were Alumnus of the Year Donald Kraybill '67 and Distinguished Service honoree Herman Bontrager '72, both of whom spoke on behalf of the Nickel Mines Amish community following the tragic shootings in Oct. 2006. Question and answer session followed. Read more here or listen to the podcast of the event.

EMU at 90: Celebrate the Vision

Don't miss the special showings of this 30-minute video featuring historical photos and audio from the last 90 years, excerpts from Jay B. Landis' baccalaureate address from 2006, beautiful hymns, and interviews with Hubert Pellman, Margaret Gehman, Donella Clemmens, Evelyn Maust and Justus Holsinger.