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Campus pastor Brian Martin Burkholder leads a prayer of blessing and sending during Spring 2011 convocation

President’s Convocation Message Calls Students to Serve and Lead

What does it mean to serve and lead in a global context? Loren Swartzendruber, president of EMU, addressed this question in a convocation address Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, in Lehman Auditorium at the start of second semester. “Every single one of us, no matter our roles in life, will only be sustained and energized if we know we ...More

EMU gearing up for new school year

The calendar – and the heat index – indicates that that it’s time for Eastern Mennonite University to warm upfor the start of the 2009-10 academic year. Fall semester classes will begin 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. The annual faculty-staff conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 19-20, focuses on the theme, “Promise and Possibility: Serving and Leading i ...More

Convocation Message, ‘Love the World,’ God’s Creation

What does it mean to love God’s created world? And, what impossible, or even possible things, are you dreaming of and what obstacles are looming for you in this world at the beginning of 2009? Lee F. Snyder, EMU interim provost, asked these questions of the campus community at a convocation service Wednesday, Jan. 7, the op ...More

President on EMU’s Mission: ‘We Are Educating for Shalom’

Brian Martin Burkholder, campus pastor, leads the Eastern Mennonite University hymn, "Christ of the Mountain, be our Word." Photo by Jon Styer So, why are you ...More

Seminarians Encouraged to ‘Live God’s Purpose’

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EMU Gearing Up for New School Year

The calendar indicates it’s still summer, and EMU is warming up for the start of the 2008 fall semester. The annual faculty-staff conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13-14, on the theme, “You’re invited: Experiencing Hospitality,” exploring ways that EMU seeks to be “an inviting community” as it prepares students to serve and lead in a ...More

Students Welcomed to 90th School Year

Happy 90th birthday, EMU! Well, almost. The college will officially turn 90 years old on Oct. 15, 2007. Eastern Mennonite School (as it was called then) began its first classes with six students enrolled on Oct. 15, 1917. ‘Shenand ...More

Seminary Convocation Focuses on Transformation

‘I believe that God is calling us toward transformation, both as individuals and as a community, by the power of the Holy Spirit,’ Eastern Mennonite Seminary dean Ervin R. Stutzman declared in a convocation message to students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Read more… ...More

Seminary Convocation Focuses on Transformation

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Convocation Explores ‘Vocation’ Theme

Returning students, faculty and staff form a “tunnel of welcome” to greet new members of the EMU campus community as they pass by.Photo by Jim Bi ...More