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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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EMU president Loren Swartzendruber calls for action, pledges engagement in response to extremism of all forms

Advent is traditionally a time of unrest, of unease, of latent coming. Yet, as a practicing Christian of some 50 years, a pastor, and the president of Eastern Mennonite University – a Christian university in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition – I find this Advent to be one during which I am experiencing a constant call for the presence of Jesus. The attacks in Paris, recent violent a ...More

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Economics student named one of ’20 Under 35 Changing the World’ by Mennonite Economic Development Association

Alex Miller, a 21-year-old economics major at Eastern Mennonite University, was recently recognized by Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) as one of “20 Under 35 Changing the World.” Working for the family-owned ecommerce retailer JMX Brands, Miller completed a 1.5-year project that hugely increa ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir joins Staunton Academy of Ballet for annual Christmas concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir presents “Angels Sing,” a Christmas concert with the Staunton Academy of Ballet at 4 p.m., Dec. 6 at Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University. All three choirs will perform a variety of seasonal music and Christmas carols, followed by an audience sing-along. Among the combined selections are “A ...More

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Taylor Mortensen’s experiences with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis provide motivation to pursue pediatric nursing

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is not a part of our everyday vocabulary and especially not heard on a college campus. But it’s a familiar disease to Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Taylor Mortensen, who lives with it every day. In fact, Mortensen, 19, calls the disease “a blessing in disguise.” “If I wasn’t in and out of hospitals so often as a child, I would have ...More

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Prayer, discussion, fellowship, fun: weekly Worship Nights benefit from leadership of pastoral, ministry assistants

Making s’mores over a campfire, going out for milkshakes, praying for each other, reading scripture, or conversing about the complexities of life: students in Eastern Mennonite University’s residence halls are often ministering in relationship. These relationships are formalized in Worship Nights, a weekly event in each of the residence halls on campus. The four groups meet on differ ...More

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Grad student — at EMU to study restorative justice and civic engagement — wins humanitarian award for recent activism

Darsheel Kaur, a first-year graduate student at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), has been awarded a Youth Humanitarian Award by the Greater Dayton, Ohio chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She was among ...More

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Poverty simulation, set up by Virginia Cooperative Extension, challenges students with ‘real-life’ choices

“We started out in a bad situation, and nothing got better … I tried to go to work,” said the unmarried father of a one-year-old. Despite working full-time, he was unable to pay the mortgage and utilities, leading to eviction. Suddenly the father found himself, his girlfriend, and his child in a homeless shelter. He had no money for transportation to seek help from social services. ...More

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Youth symphony, children’s choir to share the stage Nov. 22

Valley music aficionados will have a rare opportunity Sunday, Nov. 22, as the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Chorus (SVCC) perform together for just the second time. The concert is 4 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Audi ...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