Tag Archives: Music

Blacksburg School Proves Compatible with EMU

EMU’s first medical students at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, Virginia – Nathaniel “Nate” and Margaret “Maggie” Yoder, both ’08 – “are having a tremendous and challenging experience in a medical school that feels like a continuation of the EMU ethic of service and care for the less fortunate,” reported ...More

EMU Excels In Accounting

They came, they collaborated, they crunched the numbers and were rewarded for their efforts in a grueling regional business competition sponsored by Goodman & Company, a major Virginia accounting business. A team of Eastern Mennonite University senior accounting majors tied for fourth place in the final round of competition with a team from the University ...More

Brick by Brick In the Congo

Doug Kulungu, a guest columnist in the Dec. 6, 2010, issue of the Mennonite Weekly Review, cited these heartbreaking statistics for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, his home country: “More than 6 million have died, 300,000 women have been raped, and Congolese still live in horrifying conditions.” Jean de Dieu Tshileu, a 2007 economics ...More

Research Probes Mechanisms of Aging

Why and how do we get old? This is one of the most basic and unknown questions of biology, says Jeffrey M. Copeland, PhD, assistant professor of biology at EMU. Joining him to study the topic is junior biology/music double major, Charise Garber of Lancaster, Pa. “We’re using fruit flies,” explains Garber, “because their genes ...More

Unprecedented Conference on ‘Attachment’ Coming

What are healthy attachments, why do we need them, and how can we form them? In answering these questions, we can discover how to be fully human. So say the organizers of an “attachment conference” to be led by experts from across North America gathering at EMU in the spring of 2011. “Conversations on Attachment: ...More

Weaver-Zercher Lends Talents to New Edition

Writer-editor Valerie Weaver-Zercher ’94 is behind the newly revised and updated edition of Living More with Less (Herald Press, 2010). Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the bestselling More-with-Less Cookbook (over 900,000 sold since 1976), wrote Living More with Less as a practical guide for simple, sustainable, and healthy living. Longacre died of cancer on Nov. ...More

Faithful VW Let Go

At age 88, Margaret Martin Gehman ’42 of Harrisonburg has lost a little of her trademark drive, largely because she has parted company with a faithful friend. Dr. Gehman and her trusty, albeit a bit rusty, mechanical steed, a blue 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, are almost synonymous to many observers. For years she motored the streets ...More

Inviting Folks To Big Spring

Founded with the help of the Young People’s Christian Association from EMC in 1961, Big Spring Mennonite Church in Page County, Virginia, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on June 19, 2011. Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler ’99 will be one of the featured speakers. Kathy Hochstedler is the current pastor. More than 100 people linked to ...More

He Praised God Through Music

The Mennonite music world is much poorer with the passing of John J. Miller ’68, who died on Aug. 1, 2010, as a result of a brain tumor. Miller wrote the following reflection on Nov. 29, 2009, to a fellow Mennonite by way of explaining his passion for church music (excerpted): Congregational singing has always ...More