Young musicians in a special summer fiddle camp hosted by the Eastern Mennonite University Preparatory Music Program will end their week-long workshop by jamming on stage with The Steel Wheels at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys ...More
The story of a man with 107,000 Twitter followers – famous for publicizing the “Arab Spring” via social media – has been dramatized by Eastern Mennonite University faculty and students.
Andy Carvin, then working at NPR in Washington, DC. played “distant witness” to events documented via Tweets by “citizen journalists” in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Libya and other Middle Easte ...More
The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) hosts their annual spring concert, a kick-off to a busy spring season of auditions and fundraising. SVCC also introduces unauditioned spring choirs for children and teens who love to sing and want to participate in a fun, friendly, and short-term introduction to the vocal arts.
Spring concert ...More
For many attending the upcoming celebration of the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony’s 25 years at Eastern Mennonite University, the event will bring back memories.
The concert, which is Sunday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Lehman Auditorium, includes music composed by alumnus Anthony VanPelt, a local musician, composer and teac ...More
In the play “Hickorydickory,” normal people have mortal clocks behind their hearts. But others have clocks in their heads and they can hear the maddening ticking. Worse yet, they know when death will come knocking.
But don’t despair! Owners of a Chicago watch repair shop know how to easily extract those maddening head clocks. That is, if people don’t attempt to prolong life by tr ...More
Emulate, a new elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University, will travel to Pennsylvania for a four-day “Spring Break Tour” March 5-8. In addition to four concerts at area churches, the group will perform at chapel and provide workshops in music classes at Lancaster Mennonite School.
The 16-member group, led by assistant professor of ...More
Digital tools in the hands of the young “generally serve an anti-intellectual purpose,” Mark Bauerlein told the crowd in a packed lecture room during last week’s Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University.
Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, is author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future ( ...More
Take a minute and read this book title: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (or Don’t Trust Anyone under 30).
Chances are those words elicited some kind of emotion.
If you’re under 30, you may have just looked up or away from your digital device and rolled your eyes.
If you’re over 30, your facial ...More
It was 1994 when Konrad Wert ’01 arrived at Eastern Mennonite University for the first time, and he didn’t stay long. Iffy about college from the start, he left after his freshman year for a voluntary service term in Washington D.C. Once that ended, he returned to EMU, stayed a bit, then departed again to volunteer in California.
A yo-yo pattern was developing.
“I just didn ...More
What a year! In 2014 Eastern Mennonite University welcomed back an alum and Nobel Peace Laureate to speak at commencement, greeted its most diverse class ever, and cheered on a 2002 graduate in the World Series. Those are jus ...More