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Vincent Harding, close friend of MLK, urges EMU community to meet challenge of building a true democracy

More than 50 years after his first visit to campus, social activist and scholar Vincent Harding returned to EMU on Feb. 26 and 27, where he urged packed audiences to engage fully in the struggle to build a real participatory democracy based on justice, equality, sustainability and spiritual fulfillment, rather than on militarism, materialism and racism – or indeed on any form of discriminatio ...More

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EMU Opens Convocation “Like No Other”

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber called students, faculty and staff to be “like no other,” as a Christian university and as servant leaders, to the standing-room only crowd in Lehman Auditorium during opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29. “The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us that those ...More

Cords of Distinction Ceremony

Graduates Honored for Contributions to Campus, Community

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “Cords of Distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 28 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on student life, for their contributions to developing the institution’s pos ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

Students Wrap Up Some Yule Cheer

Some 36 needy area children should have a brighter Christmas, thanks to efforts of a group of EMU students. The EMU campus community responded to an annual appeal from the department of applied social sciences to purchase gifts with $985 in contributions. ...More

New peacebuilding, development and sustainability majors begin in fall 2010

EMU now offers two new majors that uniquely combine concern for the earth and God’s people with practical skill training. "Peacebuilding and development" and "environmental sustainability" will offer students hands-on opportunities to prepare to be agents of change in their local communities and around the world, motivated by their commitment to Christ. ...More

‘Take Back the Night’ Activities Begin Jan. 19

“Take Back the Night,” an annual student-directed rally uniting men and women against sexual violence, will be held Monday through Thursday, Jan. 19-22. “The purpose of the annual program is to build greater awareness of issues related to sexual violence, to provide safe settings to talk about the problem and to provide help to victims of sexual harassment and violenc ...More

Abuse Survivor Speaks at ‘Take Back the Night’ Events

Nicole Braddock Bromley “Take Back the Night,” a rally uniting men and women against sexual violence, will be held Monday through Thursday, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, at EMU. The annual program seeks to build greater awareness of issues related to sexual v ...More

Alumni Honored for Service Efforts at Homecoming

The Alumni Association of EMU honored two of its graduates Sunday, Oct. 14, for their work in reflecting the school’s vision, mission and values. EMU President Loren Swartzendruber (right) offers a blessing during the Sunday mornin ...More

An ‘Impossible Dream?’ Not for Luis Padilla

For Luis A. Padilla, 40, of Broadway, Va., the “American dream” of poverty-to-success is not impossible. It is his life story. The son of Luis Alonso and Fany Padilla and second oldest of four s ...More