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Carnival de Resistance brings earth-friendly performances, art, parade to Harrisonburg

Bicycles generated the necessary power, with a gently audible rhythm, for the sound system at gatherings of the recent Carnival de Resistance. Volunteers, including EMU students, took turns pedaling for the electricity. The energetic Carnival troupe began its two-city tour with 10 days in Harrisonburg, camping on ...More

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Art Gets Energized by Coffee

“Disintegration,” an art exhibit made from recycled coffee grounds, calls attention to the loss of rainforest habitat to coffee production in Latin America. The exhibit will take up much of the floor of the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Wednesday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 2 Therea ...More

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TIME not wasted at trash fashion show

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The latest trend in fashion is usually found inside a magazine – not composed of the magazine itself. But for trash fashion designer Sophia Mast, fashion is found in materials we use everyday. “I have always loved fashion and creating things,” said 15-year-old Mast, a native of Lancaster, Pa. ”I’ve noticed dresses made out of magaz ...More

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At Interfaith Peace Camp, seeds of friendship sprout in fun

What does a bike-powered ice-cream maker have to do with peace and justice? A lot, for the 47 children from grades 1-6 attending June’s Interfaith Peace Camp — a collaboration by Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement with local faith communities. “At the heart of peacebuilding is relationship building,” notes a statement of the camp’s purpose. ...More

Alumni Building Understanding, Both In Faith And Art

By Tim Chapman, Daily News-Record Asbury United Methodist Church is featuring a new exhibit, “Elements,” in its Sacred Arts Series. The exhibit runs through Nov. 14 and features expressionist acrylic paintings by Kari Martin a ...More

EMU class project unveiled: shoes to benefit Kenyan widows

By Jeremy Hunt, Daily News-Record Don’t let the footwear on display in the storefront fool you – Jack Collins shoe store is not reopening. The display is actually an art project put together by an Eastern Mennonite University class. But it’s an art project with a good cause behind it. ...More

‘Discovery Room’ Promotes ‘Hands-On’ Learning

Some recent changes at the Suter Science Center at EMU are aimed at heightening educational and entertainment benefits to many area students and families. The Kodiak bear is one of many exhibits that draw in hundreds of area el ...More

Students Make Fashion Statement with Trash Wardrobes

By Kelly Jasper, Daily News-Record EMU students and Cyndi Gusler, a professor at EMU, put on the Winter 2007 Collection of Reclaimed Fashion, otherwise known as the “trash fashion show”. ...More

Profile of Cyndi Gusler, Featured Artist, in ‘The Christian Pulse’

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Professor Takes Out the Trash…and Turns it Into Art

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