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‘Conversations on Sexual Violence’ symposium aims to nurture community-building and resilience

A multi-year research project on domestic violence, under the direction of professor Carolyn Stauffer, will be highlighted in a community education symposium at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring. The March 19 symposium, “Conversations on Sexual Violence: Cultivating Community Resilience,” focuses on both preventativ ...More

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Lenten Reflections: Carmen Schrock-Hurst reflects on her journey with glaucoma and on walking ‘by faith, not by sight’

In the fall of 1977, I was preparing to be a resident assistant in Northlawn residence hall. I needed to pick a Bible verse to be a theme for our hall. Thus it was that taped to each door were two construction paper foot prints and a name tag for each student, and the bulletin board at the end of the hall boldly proclaimed these words of the apostle Paul, from II Corinthians 5:7: “We walk by ...More

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Residence director, athletics photographer and soon-to-be-graduate Scott Eyre came from Canada, twice, to become an integral contributor to the EMU community

For Scott Eyre – residence director of Cedarwood Hall at Eastern Mennonite University, sports photographer for the Royals, and soon-to-be-graduate – the journey to the present day has included “a lot of Red Sea parting stuff.” Despite a circuitous route through one hardship after another, the waters have repeat ...More

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After thirty years with the campus physical plant, director Eldon Kurtz leaves behind a changed landscape

This profile of Eldon Kurtz was originally published in the Feb. 18, 2016, edition of The Weather Vane. We’re grateful for the contributed copy, as we can’t possibly profile each one of the many long-time employees retiring from EMU this spring. An article featuring vignettes about each of our retirees will run in April. The brand-new Campus Center, in 1986, was the ...More

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Public invited to join a prayer vigil for Hesston community Thursday evening on campus

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will host a prayer vigil for victims of the Hesston, Kansas shootings and for the Hesston community on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. Hesston College, located a few miles from the site of the shooting, is a sister Mennonite school of EMU, with many connections between the two communities. The vigil will be at Thomas Plaza, between the Campus Cen ...More

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SALT photojournalist documents MCC and partner projects in Burkina Faso, while teaching photography skills to locals

In ninth grade, a bird’s nest changed the course of James Souder’s life. While playing around with his family’s simple point-and-shoot camera, Souder snapped a photo of a nest in his backyard to see what was inside. The bright blue eggs and recently hatched chick, mouth wide open, begging for food, surprised and delighted Souder. “I had captured a perfect moment completely by acc ...More

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With ‘7×7 Laments,’ artist explores revelations of sexual abuse within the church, evokes discord with ‘rays of hope’

When Jerry Holsopple entered his sabbatical at Wesley Theological Seminary’s Luce Center for Art and Religion last year, he wasn’t sure where it would take him. It ended up being a journey through new ground and some rather dark valleys. Holsopple, professor of ...More

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Encore, EMU’s music alumni group, brings together faculty, students and alumni for fundraising recital

Encore, an alumni group dedicated to supporting the work of Eastern Mennonite University’s music department, will host a recital Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel, located in the Seminary building. Performers include faculty, students and alumni. The concert is dedicated to President Loren Swartzendruber, ...More

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International business grad, fluent in Spanish with a passion for soccer, guides sports team tours around the world

Daniel Shenk-Moreno visited Barcelona six times in the past year. The city offers many attractions, but for Shenk-Moreno, a lifelong Barcelona fan, seeing his favorite soccer team defeat Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinal was the highlight. He was in the city again for the league’s final, and even though Barcelona’s ultimate win happened in Berlin, the local celebra ...More

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James O. Lehman, librarian and congregational historian, was with Hartzler Library from the ‘Miracle Drive’ and beyond

James O. Lehman, who passed away at age 83 on Feb. 5, made an impressive mark as a historian and archivist and as director of libraries and assistant professor for Eastern Mennonite University. He also wrote 10 congregational and community histories, including Sonnenberg: A Haven and a Heritage. He produced the “Directory of Mennonites, Amish, and other Anabaptist Groups in Vi ...More