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Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College announce withdrawal from CCCU

The presidents of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College (GC) announced their voluntary withdrawals from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in a joint release today. The presidents respectfully submitted separa ...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


Bach Festival founder Ken J. Nafziger honored with Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award, vows to ‘keep on musicking’

Ken J. Nafziger, professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University, recently became the third honoree to receive the Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award. He accepted the award at the Forbes Center Season Announcement event last week [June 11, ...More


EMU hosts solar conference and tour, as Virginia private colleges move forward with plans for campus installations

Virginia’s private colleges are taking the lead in growing the capacity of solar energy in the state. That was the message during last week’s Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) Solar Pathways Briefing, hosted by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The briefing marked the early stages of a three-year plan to double Virginia’s solar c ...More

Commencement Schedule Includes Address by Rev. Bob Edgar

Robert W. Edgar Eastern Mennonite University will hold its 88th annual commencement exercises 1 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 30, on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. President ...More

EMU Gives Gehman Philanthropy Award

EMU President Loren Swartzendruber presents Margaret Martin Gehman with a plaque naming her first recipient of the annual "Philanthropist of the Year" award from the uni ...More

Setting Goals Critical, President Says

Keep your eye on the goal, but be keenly aware of the past and what is happening around you in setting both short- and long-term goals. That was the thrust of a message from Loren E. Swartzendruber, president of Eastern Mennonite University, to the campus community Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, at the opening convocation of the 2005 fall semes ...More

Gift Income Sets New Record for University

Kirk L. Shisler Eastern Mennonite University has received $5,151,962 in total contributions for the 2004-2005 fiscal year ending June 30, a 4.5 percent increase, or $226,000 more than last year. Kirk L. Shisler, vice president for ...More

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (formerly CTP) Celebrates Ten Years

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Tenth Summer Peacebuilding Institute Opens

L. to r.: Valerie Helbert, Laura Schildt and Kerry Saner of the United States and Vaweka Djayerombe from the Democratic Republic of Congo lead SPI participants in a “peace song&# ...More