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The Top Photos of 2021

Selections from a range of EMU photo opportunities, curated by Rachel Holderman '18, media specialist


January 26, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Snow and student

January 31, 2021

Snow brings out the students for a casual snow ball fight on the front lawn.

Photo: Rachel Holderman


January 31, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman.

Snow Aerial

February 1, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Pause Day Paws

March 11, 2021

Faculty and staff celebrate Pause "Paws" Day by bringing their dogs to hang out with students before finals!

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Women's lacrosse

March 27, 2021 | Photo: Scott Eyre

Ceramics 1 class

March 30, 2021

Students in Professor Anna Westfall's Ceramics 1 class work on slab and wheel-thrown clay projects.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Disney's Shrek the Musical

April 8, 2021

The theater department presents Disney's Shrek the Musical in an outdoor performance.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Spring flowers

April 13, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Michaela Lane photo gallery

April 14, 2021

Michaela Lane showcases her senior photography gallery "Selective Color Study." Reflected in the image is Jared Oyer's collection titled "Aerial Perspective."

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Earth Week

April 21, 2021

Sustainable Food Initiative members plant new seeds in the campus gardens during Earth Week.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Hannah Nichols

April 24, 2021

Hannah Nichols, a 2021 Cords of Distinction recipient, joins 2021 and 2020 recipients for a ceremony to honor their achievements and receive blue and gold cords.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Donning of the Kente

April 25, 2021

Maha Mehanna greets David Brubaker during the Donning of the Kente ceremony honoring students from the graduating classes of 2021 and 2020.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

The Chamber Singers

April 25, 2021

The Chamber Singers present an outdoor concert on Thomas Plaza.

Photo: Randi B. Hagi

EMU Graduation

May 1, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

EMU Graduation

May 1, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

EMU Graduation

May 1, 2021 | Photo: Jon Styer

EMU Graduation

May 1, 2021 | Photo: Jon Styer

Spring front lawn

May 6, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Rachel Sauder '21

July 15, 2021

Rachel Sauder '21 helps lead a Intensive English Program summer camp for local high school students.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Baseball dugout finds

August 5, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Summer evening aerial

August 10, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Jon Swartz and crew

August 18, 2021

Our residence directors welcome in the academic year with Jon Swartz, director of residence life.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Student chaplains laughing

August 23, 2021

Student chaplains share a time of laughter together at the beginning of the semester.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Herm and President Huxman'

August 26, 2021

Herm sneaks up and surprises President Susan Schultz Huxman as she films a welcome greeting to incoming students.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Joseph Harder '20 and local band

August 28, 2021

Joseph Harder '20 and local band Prince Bellerose perform a concert during Orientation.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

EMU field hockey celebrating

September 10, 2021 | Photo: Scott Eyre

Students walking

September 16, 2021 | Photo: Alyssa Breidigan

Photography professor Steve Johnson Teaches

September 16, 2021

Professor Steve Johnson enjoys interactions with students in his photography class.

Photo: Alyssa Breidigan

Elizabeth Eby

September 27, 2021

Elizabeth Eby, as Mercutio, and Andrew Stoltzfus, as Romeo, perform an emotional scene in U2 Romeo and Juliet.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

CAC Pumpkin Painting

October 7, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Homecoming Concert

October 15, 2021

Harpsichordist Joseph Gascho '95 performs as special guest artist with the EMU Orchestra and Chamber Singers during the Homecoming concert.

Photo: Joaquin Sosa

Homecoming 2021

October 16, 2021 | Photo: Joaquin Sosa

Homecoming 2021

October 16, 2021

After running through clouds of color, participants celebrate by jumping into the fountain.

Photo: Jon Styer

Homecoming 2021

October 16, 2021 | Photo: Jon Styer

Student fall photoshoot

October 28, 2021 | Photo: Tiffany Showalter

Student fall photoshoot

October 28, 2021 | Photo: Tiffany Showalter

Dave Detrow Portrait

November 3, 2021

Dave Detrow, veteran registrar and "heartbeat of EMU," poses for a portrait to commemorate his 44 years of service. He will retire in December of 2021.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Sarah Nahar Chapel

November 4, 2021

Scholar-activist Sarah Nahar delivers a message during a seminary chapel titled MLK & the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

High Knob Fire Tower

November 5, 2021

High Knob Fire Tower in the George Washington National Forest is located 15 miles west of EMU.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Student Fall Walk

November 9, 2021 | Photo: Rachel Holderman

Student in Hammock

November 9, 2021 | Photo: Jon Styer

Benjamin Bergey Conducting

November 12, 2021

Benjamin Bergey, professor of music, directs the EMU Orchestra during rehearsal for the annual Gala Concert.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

The String Queens

November 13, 2021

Alongside student musicians, guest artist The String Queens present an amazing night of music inspired by the themes of peace and joy.

Photo: Rachel Holderman

Lighting of the Green

December 13, 2021 | Photo: Jon Styer

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