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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


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


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


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


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


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

Commencement 2010 Photos and More

Summer-like temperatures prevailed under mostly cloudy skies, but rain held off as EMU celebrated its 92nd annual commencement on the front lawn of campus Sunday afternoon, May 2, with a crowd of more than 3,600 in attendance. Read more… ...More

Graduates Urged to Be ‘Bridge Builders’

Partly-cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures provided a near-ideal backdrop Sunday afternoon for EMU’s annual commencement exercises. More than 3,500 family members and friends filled the front lawn. Read more… ...More

EMU Sets 89th Commencement

EMU will hold its 89th annual commencement exercises 1 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29 on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. President Loren E. Swartzendruber will confer 403 degrees – 302 undergraduate, 87 graduate, 3 associate degrees and 11 graduate certificates – on members of the graduating class of 2007. Last year, EMU awarded 4 ...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