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EMU Alum Named Virginia Secondary Art Educator of the Year

Kelley Shradley-Horst, an art teacher at Harrisonburg High School and 2006 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, didn’t get her hopes up. Even after scoring one of five regional nominations on her way to becoming the Virginia Secondary Art Educator of the Year, she was skeptical about actually winning the honor. “I kind of had a stigma that no one from Harrisonburg ...More

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Make a Splash With the Arts

At EMU, a Christian university like no other, students are learning to use art for social transformation, service within their community, to deepen their faith, and more. Theater As a theater student, you’ll act, direct and design productions, exploring your gifts and getting hands-on experience while ...More

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EMU Grad Spory Named Lilly Fellow

Michael Spory, a 2011 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, was one of 16 students nationwide accepted into Lilly Graduate Fellows Program through Christ College, an interdisciplinary honors college at Valparaiso University. Spory, who graduated from EMU with degrees in ...More

Dr. Jerry Holsopple

New EMU Gallery to Display Professor’s Icon Paintings

Jerry L. Holsopple doesn’t consider himself an icon, but this past year, he had a close “brush” with this unique art form. Dr. Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts at EMU, spent the 2009-10 academic year as a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania. He ...More

Creating Art ‘Never Boring’ for Alumnus

Read Apology from President Swartzendruber and Visiting Artist Herbert G. (Herb) Weaver Jr. sees his artwork as “an exclamation against boredom.” “I create art because I’m addicted to the process – the unexplainable surge of inspiration, the develop ...More

THE MORAL IMAGINATION, The Art and Soul of Building Peace

John Paul Lederach ...More