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Registration Open for Homecoming 2012

Registration is now available for Homecoming 2012 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Oct. 12-14. Celebrations will include recognition of EMU’s 30th anniversary of the cross-cultural programs. All cross-cultural programs will be recognized including the early days of EMU’s study abroad program. Other ...More

Eastern Mennonite Seminary students create local service camp

Seminary Students Create Local Service Camp

The Need’s Already Here Mike Souder has taken classes at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Kara Yoder, current seminary student, and Peter Eberly, 2007 MDiv, are on the planning committee. Chris Johnson, 2010 MDiv, is the evening guest speaker. You don’t have to go far to find people in need. That’s why, rather than packing up for a service trip in a faraway ...More

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EMU Mourns Loss of Student

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community was saddened to learn of the death of Theodore (Theo) Brian Yoder on Thursday, April 12, 2012, after an intermittent 12-year battle with various cancers. Yoder, 22, was the son of Brian and Lynn Yoder of Kalona, Iowa. Yoder was a 2008 graduate of Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, and a member ...More

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Alumnae Sing to Support Childcare Center

“Shekinah,” a 10-member women’s a cappella ensemble, will present “Clear Blue Morning,” featuring guest artist Trent Wagler on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in Muhlenberg Lutheran Church. The concert is free; a free-will offering will be taken to support the Second Home Childcare Center. The program will feature a variety of different musical styles, including f ...More

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Disney Heir to Speak at Commencement

Her ties to the first family of entertainment are strong but this Disney focuses on brave women in peacebuilding rather than cartoons and children’s films. Abigail Disney, a philanthropist, scholar and award-winning filmmaker, will give the annual commencement address at Eastern Mennon ...More

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Alumnus a Champion for Mental Health Care

This article appears in Crossroads magazine, fall 2011 supplement When the state of Georgia needed someone to rescue its troubled system for mentally ill and disabled individuals, it hired Frank Shelp ’80. In May 2009, Georgia named Shelp to be its first-ever commissioner of its newly formed Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, charged with the well- ...More

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Peruvian villagers welcome health team

Courtesy Eastern Mennonite Missions, Mennonite Weekly Review Mary Dunn and her Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) team recently took a break from clinics and lessons about nutrition and sanitation to distribute something just as important — sweets and gifts. Much of Dunn’s ministry involves working with a Peruvian Mennonite Church team tha ...More

Guengerich Still Going 90 Miles An Hour

Retirement, for most persons, conjures up images of kicking back, slowing down, no longer working 8 to 5, traveling and pursuing special interests. Paul T. Guengerich of Harrisonburg is doing all this – except, perhaps, the slow ...More