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Watch Opening Convocation Live

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will broadcast opening convocation online, Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9:50 a.m. President Loren Swartzendruber will reflect on EMU being “like no other …” In addition, there will be a time of sending for the New Zealand and South Africa & Lesotho cross-cultural groups at the end of the service. ...More

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EMU Grads Grin and Bear it at Graduation

The more than 3,600 people gathered Sunday afternoon, May 1, under a sea of colorful umbrellas at Eastern Mennonite University learned some lessons from bears, but not just any bears. Michael Berenstain, author and illustrator of the popular Berenstain Bears children’s book series created by his parents, Stan and Jan Berenstain, addressed the graduating seniors parents ...More

Campus pastor Brian Martin Burkholder leads a prayer of blessing and sending during Spring 2011 convocation

President’s Convocation Message Calls Students to Serve and Lead

What does it mean to serve and lead in a global context? Loren Swartzendruber, president of EMU, addressed this question in a convocation address Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, in Lehman Auditorium at the start of second semester. “Every single one of us, no matter our roles in life, will only be sustained and energized if we know we ...More

EMU Enrollment Up, More Part-Time Students

Enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University has set a new record this fall, with the increase primarily reflecting continued growth in the graduate education programs in Harrisonburg and Lancaster, Pa. An anticipated total enrollment of 1,660 students – undergraduate, seminary and graduate – compares to 1,511 last fall, according to figures released by David A. Detrow, univ ...More