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Prayer, discussion, fellowship, fun: weekly Worship Nights benefit from leadership of pastoral, ministry assistants

Making s’mores over a campfire, going out for milkshakes, praying for each other, reading scripture, or conversing about the complexities of life: students in Eastern Mennonite University’s residence halls are often ministering in relationship. These relationships are formalized in Worship Nights, a weekly event in each of the residence halls on campus. The four groups meet on differ ...More


Runner, leader, speaker, writer: senior Jolee Paden considers the future

Whether you’re playing soccer, cross-country, tennis or golf, a strong core is key. There’s no avoiding it: athletes of all kinds have to work their abs. ABS is a convenient acronym, then, for the weekly Athlete Bible Study that’s begun meeting over lunch on the Eastern Mennonite University campus this semester – and just one manifestation of senior cross-country runner Jolee Pad ...More


Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick wins ODAC cross country title, adds to career honors

For the first time in 13 years, EMU has an individual cross country champion.  Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) continued her incredible senior season by winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships Saturday, Oct. 31 in Bridgewater. She covered the 6K course ...More

Senior social work major Carissa Luginbill hosts Pray Like No Other, a Monday morning prayer meeting in Hillside Lounge. (Photo by Lindsey Kolb)

‘Pray Like No Other': senior Carissa Luginbill hosts Monday morning prayer meeting open to all

Students making their way from Hillside Residence Hall on Monday mornings have an extra blessing sent their way. Carissa Luginbill, a senior social work major, greets students passing through on their way to class and wishes them well in their activities for the day. Luginbill is the founder of “Pray Like No Ot ...More


Men’s and women’s track and field teams compete at ODAC Championships

Boosted by four gold medals and one silver, the Eastern Mennonite track men charted a third place finish at the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.  The meet was hosted by Bridgewater College, with events both Friday and Saturday. ...More


Inspired by Romanian survivors of sexual trafficking, Rebekah York takes the lead and stands for #Stand4Freedom

On Tuesday, Rebekah York stood in Thomas Plaza – sometimes alone, sometimes with a crowd – surrounded by ghostly chalked outlines of feet that marked those who had stood, even briefly, to show their support for ending modern slavery. York, a junior at Eastern Mennonite University, was making her Stand For Freedom for 12 hours in so ...More


Royals distance runners set ODAC indoor track records

There are certainly times when getting caught up in the wrong crowd is a bad thing.  But for two EMU track and field women, getting caught up in a crowd of D-I runners produced amazing results, as both junior Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) and freshman  ...More


Women put two in top three in runner-up team finish

Despite a cold, wet and windy day, the EMU cross country women ran well at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Running on an even muddier course since they followed the men’s race, the women landed a second-place finish as a team, taking two of the top three spots on the individual side. ...More


Coach Jason Lewkowicz pursues excellence to the glory of God with his track and cross country athletes

It was, he’ll tell you, something of a crazy decision to come to Eastern Mennonite University. Jason Lewkowicz and his family were settled and happy in Hannibal, Missouri, where he’d spent three years building the first track and field program at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The year before he came, those programs at EMU were hanging on by a thread. The men’s cross country team ha ...More

EMU Cross-country teams

EMU men, women claim top spot at Shenandoah Invitational

The Eastern Mennonite University women’s cross country team finished with the lowest possible team score, winning the meet, while the EMU men also brought home top honors at the Shenandoah Valley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20. Both teams will run at the NCAA D-III Pre-Nationals next Saturday, Sept. 27, in Mason, Ohio. EMU Women Pe ...More