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Trustees Upbeat Despite Economic Woes

The economic malaise infecting the country was felt at the quarterly meeting of the EMU board of trustees, but that reality didn’t prevent the group from experiencing some optimistic moments. The governing body, meeting Nov. 21-22 on campus, approved a final operating budget of $27.4 million for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The amount marks a slight increase over last year’s op ...More

VA Mennonite Relief Sale Raises $307,000

Economic woes apparently took a back seat to spectacular weather that helped draw an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 10,000 to the 42nd annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale held Oct. 3-4 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. This year’s sale raised approximately $307,638 in total receipts for Mennonite Central Committee. This does not include some pledges in matching funds from ind ...More

Doughnut Sales Pay For Mennonite Missions

One Sweet Fundraiser By Rachel Bowman, Daily News-Record Eastern Mennonite University junior Marissa Benner cuts out doughnuts at the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale on Oct. 4. Photo by Tyler Coblentz ...More

Theater, Reunions Headline Homecoming Weekend

A symposium on Amish forgiveness and a new theater work by Ted and Trent will highlight homecoming and parents weekend, Oct. 10-12, 2008. "WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?", is a musical comedy written by and starring Ted Swartz ’89 and Trent Wagler ’02, and directed by Ingrid De Sanctis ’88). The play, with guest artist Jay Lapp ...More

Last Chance to Visit Oakwood Announced

share your memories Following in the steps of Joshua and his followers of Old Testament days ...More

Crossroads: Our Servant-Leaders in Science

The summer 2008 issue of Crossroads features 81 alumni from 18 scientific professions, serving in 15 states and eight countries. Read more… ...More

EMU Reports New Contributions Record

EMU has received $5,211,528 in total contributions for the 2007-08 fiscal year ending June 30, a 3.7 percent increase over the previous year. Kirk L. Shisler, vice president for advancement, reported that contributions of $1,857,265 to the University Fund set a new record, surpassing the 2007 annual fu ...More

Trustees Approve Building Plans, Academic Changes

The walls will soon come tumblin’ down. Oakwood residence hall at EMU, beloved by many alumni as an enclave for male pranksters, located on the quad adjacent to Maplewood and Elmwood residences, will be demolished late August. A new 120-room residence hall will replace Oakwood with a projected budget of $6 million. The EMU board of trustees approved the building plans as ...More

EMU, Korean School Sign Exchange Agreement

Two schools with a strong commitment to global learning have signed an agreement that encourages student exchanges and other efforts to strengthen relational ties. Representatives of Bell International School (BIS), Nonsan City, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea, and EMU gathered May 27 at EMU to get better acquainted and to formalize an agreement between the two institutions. ...More

Bach Festival Offers ‘Sneak Preview’ Talks

What’s on the smorgasbord menu for the 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival? One tasteful way to find out is to attend a series of talks designed to prepare the community for the Bach Festival, coming up June 8-15 at EMU. ...More