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Lois Bowman belies stereotyping as she wraps up 50 years of service to EMU

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Irvin Horst

Long-Time Church Historian, Irvin B. Horst, Dies

Irvin B. Horst, a former Eastern Mennonite University professor who devoted most of his life to Anabaptist history, research and thought, died Apr. 23, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.  He was 95. Dr. Horst taught church history and English literature courses at EMU from 1955 to 1967. During this time, he worked to increase holdings at the Menno Simons Historical Librar ...More

Church historian leaves book legacy to EMU

He donated or sold 12,000 or more books to EMU and contributed in numerous other ways to the school over a 60-year period. Irvin B. Horst, 94, currently resides at Oak Lea at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. The Anabaptist scholar’s professional career took him to several European countries and lengthy teaching stints in Holland and at EMU. His spouse, Ava Rohrer Horst, d ...More

EMU Acquires Rare 16th Century Book

Elwood Yoder shows the 1539 book printed on the Beck Press in Strasbourg, Germany, to Menno Simons Historical librarian Lois Bowman. Looking on is EMU senior Rachael L. Penman. Photo by Jim Bishop Elwood E. Yoder of Harrisonburg can’t quite believe what he had ...More

Former EMU Librarian Dies

Margaret M. Shenk, 88, librarian emerita at Eastern Mennonite University, died Aug. 11 at Oak Lea Nursing Home, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. Ms. Shenk served in a variety of roles at EMU’s ...More

Former EMU Nursing Head Passes

Vida J. Huber Credit: JMU Photography Services Vida J. Huber, 68, who was instrumental in the development and growth of the baccalaureate nursing program at Eastern Mennonite University, died ...More