Respected educator and administrator Lee Snyder, PhD., will serve as interim president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) beginning July 1, 2016. Her appointment comes as President Loren Swartzendruber retires after a 13-year tenure and more than 35 years in Mennonite higher education.
With the announcement of the appointment, the ...More
Inviting participants to “several days of learning that have the potential to transform us,” School for Leadership Training (SLT) coordinator Linda Alley welcomed about 200 people to this year’s event Jan. 18-20 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg.
And, indeed, over the course of three days, participants engaged in worship, w ...More
“Life is difficult,” Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber said as he began his final convocation address Wednesday. Swartzendruber acknowledged the deep challenges facing the world, the nation, and the EMU community over the past year and in recent days. “The threads that hold our community toget ...More
If a building could have a motto, Suter Science Center, named after longtime professor Dr. Daniel B. Suter, might have “Science, service, success” as its memorable catchphrase. Since its opening in 1968, hundreds of students have toiled and muddled through chemistry and biology labs, calculus problems and physics equations – then gone on to successful careers in a rich diversity of profes ...More
The words “fear not” or “do not be afraid” appear many times in the Bible. One such reference is found in Luke 2:10-11, perhaps the most often read passage of the New Testament at Christmas celebrations:
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who ...More
As befits a scholar of language and oral interpretation, Dr. Abraham Davis Jr. began a late November chapel service held in his honor at Eastern Mennonite University with a few re-written stanzas of a favorite hymn.
“Jesus loves me, this I know, though my hair is white as snow,” he began. “And my eyes are going dim, I’ve had cataract surgery. Still He bids m ...More
Advent is traditionally a time of unrest, of unease, of latent coming. Yet, as a practicing Christian of some 50 years, a pastor, and the president of Eastern Mennonite University – a Christian university in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition – I find this Advent to be one during which I am experiencing a constant call for the presence of Jesus.
The attacks in Paris, recent violent a ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) may soon be hosting a cohort of teachers from Kosovo in the master’s of education program. The university is now engaged in a 10-year agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo to “explore collaborative educational initiatives in Kosovo, the Balkans region and the United ...More
The 2015 convocation to dedicate the new academic year at Eastern Mennonite University began and ended yesterday [Sept. 2] with music: first the triumphal tones of the Lehman Auditorium organ played by John Fast, and then the sound of bluegrass music as new students processed into the sunny fall morning.
The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) hosts their annual spring concert, a kick-off to a busy spring season of auditions and fundraising. SVCC also introduces unauditioned spring choirs for children and teens who love to sing and want to participate in a fun, friendly, and short-term introduction to the vocal arts.
Spring concert ...More