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‘Seagoing cowboy’ Ralph Witmer returns to Poland with son and grandson 69 years after making the post-war voyage

Over Christmas dinner in Ohio this year, Jon Styer ‘07 heard his grandfather Ralph Witmer tell about being a “seagoing cowboy,” one of the hundreds of young farmworkers accompanying shiploads of livestock from the United States to aid the rebuilding of post-World War II Europe. The “cowboys” were part of a joint effort between the ...More

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Eastern Mennonite University introduces revitalized logo

With centennial celebrations planned for 2017-18, a new strategic plan in development, and increasingly diverse program offerings, Eastern Mennonite University has revitalized its logo. The former logo and font first came into use in 1994, when Eastern Mennonite College changed its name to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). This revision hono ...More

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New Center for Justice and Peacebuilding logo provides distinctive branding with traditional symbolism

Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding recently released a new logo – a definitive rebranding that will carry the center’s renowned academic and training programs into the future. Since 1994, the center has utilized components of the university’s parent brand, with a more recent adoption of an icon, the dove carry ...More

Half Circles

Alumni Come “Half Circle” to Rock Harrisonburg

The concrete floor was cold. Wires snaked through the low-hanging wooden ceiling of the basement in an old brick house near Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). A vibrant peach couch with yellow flowers, an old beat up purple pool table and a small silver refrigerator formed a half circle around a brick fireplace. In the center of the cluttered nest, the shells of five musicians ca ...More

Matthew Styer Family

Family, EMU Seek To Establish Endowment In Honor Of ‘05 Grad

Matt Styer’s obsession growing up was National Geographic. He not only wanted to read the magazine, he “had” to, said his mother, Grace. “His goal was to work for them,” she said. Leukemia cut short the 30-year-old’s life pursu ...More

Chill Out Solar

EMU Sustainability Video Wins National Award

Eastern Mennonite University has been honored as a winner of the National Wildlife Federation’s annual competition “Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus.” This award program recognizes U.S. schools that are designing and implementing creative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses. EMU is one of six winning schools that ...More

Dear Wolfgang Showcases Talented EMU Graduates

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