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....

Author to share of friendship with first nurse-midwife in North Carolina

Author and Munich bookstore owner Lisa Yarger will visit Eastern Mennonite University March 14 as part of the Writers Read series. She’ll read from Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), a book 20 years in the making. The event begins at 7 p.m. in....

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2016 Writing Contest

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2016 Writing Contest. Congratulations to Caroline Lehman, First Place winner for her essay titled “Antibiotics Resistance: Why Society is Not Ready for the Next Epidemic.” Caroline is from Dover, Ohio, and is majoring in Biology. Dr. Marti Eads, Caroline’s professor for WRIT 140, has this to say, “Ms. Lehman....

Language and Literature Department Welcomes New Students

Nathaniel Nissley is a first-year writing studies major, and he speaks about how his passion for reading has led him to be interested in exploring literature. Allie Sawyer is a sophomore English education major who wants to teach secondary education because she feels that this is a time when high schoolers are beginning to figure out....

An Evening of Poetry: Marci Rae Johnson

[On] Saturday [October 15, 2016], poet Marci Rae Johnson was the featured author in the Language and Literature Department’s Writers Read series. Johnson resides in Michigan and teaches English part time at the college level in addition to writing. She has published two collections of poems, “The Eyes the Window” in 2013 and “Basic Disaster....