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‘Emergent church’ theologian Peter Rollins brings provocative message to EMU

There is a scene in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings in which, on the eve of the Jamaican bobsled team’s improbable shot at Winter Olympics glory, the team’s coach – a disgraced former bobsledder stripped of a gold medal for cheating – offers a bit of final advice to his unlikely protégé. “A gold medal is a wonderful thing,” the coach says. “But if you’re not enough without ...More

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Royals Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored.  Last year EMU landed 61 on the list. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s volleyball competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference and is not eligible for the ODAC tea ...More

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Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot.  Last year 53 Royals were named to the team. Each of EMU’s sports was represented on the ODAC All-Academic Team except for men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference.  ...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

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Royals Gear Up for ODACs

On Saturday the EMU track teams participated in the Johnson C. Smith Invitational hosted by that university in Charlotte, NC.  The Royals got a great chance to gauge their talent against a wide range of athletes, and had one athlete break an EMU record. Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg, V ...More

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Royals Grab Handful Of High Finishes At Jopson

The Eastern Mennonite University track & field teams completed a busy weekend Saturday at the Jopson Invitational in Bridgewater.  A few runners also participated the day before at the VMI/W&L Carnival in Lexington. On Friday a trio of Royals ran in packed fields of the 5000m.  For the women, Alli Eanes (Harrisonburg, VA/Westmont Hilltop) and Lanae Krei ...More

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Nafziger Qualifies for Nationals

For the third straight year, Eastern Mennonite University will have a representative at the NCAA National Cross Country Championship.  Dan Nafziger will follow in Richy Bikko’s footsteps as he finished fourth at the South/Southeast Regional meet to earn a trip to Winneconne, WI, next ...More