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Junior forward Juan Luna wins All-State soccer award

Junior Juan Luna (Mount Jackson, Va./Stonewall Jackson) has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Second Team.  It’s the first All-State award for the men’s soccer forward. Luna was a dynamic offensive force up top for the ...More

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Student accomplishments and leadership during fall semester celebrated at chapel service

A variety of student accomplishments were celebrated at Eastern Mennonite University’s annual Fall Student Recognition chapel service today [Dec. 9, 2015]. Campus Ministries Undergraduate campus minister Lana Miller began with a recognition of ...More

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December 19 basketball doubleheader will be Alumni Appreciation Day

EMU alumni are in for a pre-Christmas present this year. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has announced that Saturday, Dec. 19, is Alumni Appreciation Day at the basketball doubleheader in Yoder Arena.  The women play Hood College at 1 p.m. that afternoon, followed directly by the men hosting Messiah College at 3 p.m. Besides free admission for alumni, the day will feature door ...More

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Royals men’s basketball team meets D-I James Madison University for the first time since 1975

Keith Phillips was the head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in the 1970s when Mike Fratello, an assistant coach under Lou Campanelli at nearby Madison College, wandered into the old – and very small – gymnasium in Park View to scout the Royals. “He walked in and said, ‘Where is the place for scouts and the press?’ I told him to take his pick of se ...More

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Runner, leader, speaker, writer: senior Jolee Paden considers the future

Whether you’re playing soccer, cross-country, tennis or golf, a strong core is key. There’s no avoiding it: athletes of all kinds have to work their abs. ABS is a convenient acronym, then, for the weekly Athlete Bible Study that’s begun meeting over lunch on the Eastern Mennonite University campus this semester – and just one manifestation of senior cross-country runner Jolee Pad ...More

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Royals basketball begins season play with Jess Rheinheimer and the Jones brothers in key roles

Senior Jess Rheinheimer and sophomore twins Maleke and Jerome Jones lead the women’s and men’s basketball teams into the 2015-16 season with the first game ...More

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Why I Give: veteran physical education professor joins Giving Tuesday movement

Long-time professor of physical education Sandy Brownscombe is joining the Giving Tuesday movement, a national anti-consumer movement that answers to Black Friday. She’ll donate on that day (read more about her reasons for support below) to ...More

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Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick wins ODAC cross country title, adds to career honors

For the first time in 13 years, EMU has an individual cross country champion.  Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) continued her incredible senior season by winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships Saturday, Oct. 31 in Bridgewater. She covered the 6K course ...More

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Alec Thibodeaux, 2015 ODAC 800-meter champion, stretches himself to new distances in cross country

“There’s just something magnificent about being the endurance machine that humans were created to be.  I just love everything about running.” Royals Athlete of the Week Alec Thibodeaux (Mount Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) of the ...More

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Royals goalkeeper Becca Borg sits at No. 2 in career saves

“It’s a dangerous position,” says Eastern Mennonite University goalkeeper Becca Borg. “I’ve gotten concussed so many times and once there was a girl who side-tackled into my face. You get taken out all the time but you just have to deal with it. You honestly have to ...More