EMU Centennial Arts and Lectures Calendar Fall 2017

Events are subject to change at any time. To see most current details and further information about events, please visit the EMU events calendar at www.emu.edu/events


Sept. 14 – Writers Read: Sofia Samatar. 8:30 p.m. Mainstage Theater. Free for students, $5.

Sept. 15-29 – Sculptures by Anna Westfall. Gallery opening 4 p.m. Sept. 15. MMG Gallery.

Sept. 17 – Music Faculty Artist Series: Washington and Lee Faculty. 3 p.m. Martin Chapel.

Sept. 19 & 20  – Missional church partnership. Mandy Smith. Public lecture 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Parkview Church, 1600 College Ave; other events on campus both days, see website events calendar.

Sept. 20 – University Colloquium/Suter Science Seminar: Doug Graber Neufeld. Promoting New Solutions to Water Crises in a Changing Kenya. 4 p.m. SSC 106.

Sept. 30 – Music Faculty Artist Series: Musica Harmonia. 7:30 p.m. Martin Chapel.


*Oct. 11-18 – Centennial, Homecoming and Family Week. Activities for alumni, family and friends: Century bike ride, EMUTen Talks, Fall Fest, The Steel Wheels Concert on the front lawn, alumni theater production and more. See www.emu.edu/centennial

*Oct. 11 – Suter Science Seminar: Mark Risser. Statistical Methods for Characterizing Changes in Extreme Precipitation Over the Continental United States. 4 p.m. SSC 106.

*Oct. 11- Nov. 10 – Centennial Art Show. 10 X 10 X 100. Gallery opening 4 p.m. Oct. 11. MMG Gallery.

*Oct. 14 – Suter Science Seminar: Eric Moyer & John Swartzendruber. EMU Alumni Career Stories in Technology and Engineering. 9:30 a.m. SSC 106.

*Oct. 17 & 18 – Augsburger Lecture Series: James Krabill & panel of EMU alumni. University Colloquium 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Martin Chapel. Other events on campus both days; see website.

Oct. 25 – Suter Science Seminar: Arun Sanyal. Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Killer in Our Communities. 4 p.m. SSC 106.


Nov. 1 & 3 – Spiritual renewal chapels: Anton Flores. 10-10:40 a.m. Lehman Auditorium.

Nov. 2 – Visiting scholar presentation: Marike Janzen. 7 p.m. Martin Chapel.

Nov. 8 – Suter Science Seminar: Jennifer Koop. Role of Neuropsychology in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy. 4 p.m. SSC 106.

Nov. 10-12 & 16-18MacBETH fall theater production. 7:30 p.m. most dates; 3 p.m. Nov. 11 & 12. MainStage Theater.**

*Nov. 11 – Music Department Gala Concert featuring world premier of centennial piece Symphony #1, The Light of Peace Ryan Keebaugh with The University Choir, Chamber Singers, Emulate Chamber Ensemble, faculty, staff and community singers, and the Chamber Orchestra. 7 p.m. Lehman Auditorium. Donations accepted.

Nov. 15 – University Colloquium: Nabila Hijazi. 4 p.m. Martin Chapel.

Nov. 17-Dec. 15 – Art by Viktoriya Basina. Gallery opening 4 p.m. Nov. 17. MMG Gallery.

Nov. 19 – Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony joint concert. 4 p.m. Lehman Auditorium.

Nov. 29 – Suter Science Seminar: Jennifer Mason Lobo. An Engineering Perspective in Public Health. 4 p.m. SSC 104.

Nov. 30 – Jazz Ensemble concert. 7:30 p.m. Lehman Auditorium.


Dec. 11 – Christmas Lessons & Carols. EMU Music Department and Campus Ministries. 7 p.m. Lehman Auditorium.

MMG Gallery=Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery

SSC=Suter Science Center

More information

Arts at EMU To learn more about music, theater, and visual and communication arts at EMU, visit www.emu.edu/arts

Augsburger Lectures The Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to campus a noted lecturer to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission. http://www.emu.edu/studentlife/campus-ministries/spiritual-life/augsburger-lecture-series/

Center for Interfaith Engagement The Center for Interfaith Engagement (CIE) at Eastern Mennonite University promotes collaboration among religious and nonreligious scholars and practitioners; provides education in our principles and practices, and creates a safe space for developing authentic relationships and mutual understanding both between and within communities. CIE partners with people and organizations for interfaith education and service to promote a more just and peaceful world. More information is available here.

Suter Science Seminars Each year, a variety of expert scientists visit EMU’s campus to share their insights. Refreshments provided.

University Chapel A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to gather Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. Special chapel weeks include spiritual renewal chapels in November and Spiritual Life Week in February. Podcasts available.

Writers Reads and Spanish Language Film Series Events sponsored by the Language and Literature Department. Writers Read features authors who read from and comment on their work; refreshments are provided. Spanish language films will have English subtitles; introductions and student-led discussions are in English.



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