Amish Vampire Romances with Vi Dutcher

reprinted with permission by Liesl Graber and The Weather Vane What do you get when you cross Amish romance novels, vampires, and a college community? Apparently, an evening full of laughter and cherry-flavored vampire dentures. Students and staff gathered around a fire pit on Oct. 27 to see what “Vampires with Vi,” advertised around campus....

Student Reflections on the Interpreting for Social Justice Workshop, Part 1

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, EMU’s Spanish faculty sponsored an all day workshop on interpreting for social justice, presented by Josh Diamond. In this blogpost student participants from Span 360 share their reflections on the experience in a bilingual format. A Difficult Challenge I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity I had to attend the Interpreting for....

Meet Denait Gebretsadik

Liesl Graber, writing studies and English major, has been doing a writing internship, supervised by Dr. Mike Medley, with Faith in Action, a coalition of congregations working together to effect systemic change in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community. The following is one of the profiles of local immigrants that Liesl has written as part of Faith in Action’s....

Meet Nasser Alsaadun

Liesl Graber, writing studies and English major, has been doing a writing internship, supervised by Dr. Mike Medley, with Faith in Action, a coalition of congregations working together to effect systemic change in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community. The following is one of the profiles of local immigrants that Liesl has written as part of Faith in Action’s....

BSU Presents Poetry Slam

February 23, 2017 Elizabeth Nisly, Contributing Writer On the evening of Feb. 15, a small group of students, faculty, and staff members gathered in the Black Box Theater to hear a poetry slam. This poetry slam was put on by the Black Student Union (BSU) and was one of the culminating events of Black History....

New Hymnal: EMU Reacts

February 23, 2017 Bethany Tuel, Copy Editor Benjamin Bergey of the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee led a bonus hymn sing at 9 p.m. Monday night at Martin Chapel, asking questions to gather feedback to use for an upcoming hymnal. The hymnal is going to replace the blue hymnal, entitled “Hymnal: A Worship Book,” that....

Katie Fallon, author of books on vultures and cerulean warblers, shares tales from her avian-centered travels

March 9, 2017Last updated March 10, 2017 by Randi B. Hagi Author Katie Fallon, with vulture Boris, comes to Eastern Mennonite University on March 23 as part of the Writers Read series. She will share from her book “Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird.’ Fallon is co-founder of the non-profit Avian Conservation Center....