Category: 1992

Alumna of the Year 2001: Marilyn Metzler

She knew, even at age eight. Her quick young mind had already counted the cost. Perhaps the lesson is more obvious when your grandparents move from their Pennsylvania farm in the 1940s to help start a mission church in the deep south. When missionary letters from your aunts and uncles arrive in your mailbox from … More

Playwright and actor Ted Swartz brings music, comedy and storytelling to conversation about sexuality, faith and family

Three is a magic number, says veteran actor and playwright Ted Swartz. “That’s true in baseball, theater and comedy,” he says. “I generally listen when things come in threes.” The adage has served him well for more than 20 years, as Swartz ’89, M.Div ’92, has engaged with the unlikely trio of theology, comedy and … More

Dan Shenk-Evans: Falling backwards into God’s calling

Dan Shenk-Evans ’92 characterizes his career in technology as “falling backwards” into God’s calling. For years, every position he sought in direct social ministry eventually led him reluctantly to a computer, where he would quickly solve IT problems and streamline organizational workflow. “I wasn’t sure I would find meaningful work in computer science. I thought I … More

Landises books chronicle life, family and EMU careers

Peggy Heatwole Landis and Jay B. Landis have a long history with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), one that began more than half a century ago. The two met, fell in love and cultivated successful careers at EMU, whose campus they can see from their nearby home. Thursday, April 11, 2013, the duo fittingly celebrated their … More

Daryl Lambert, EMU’s star center fielder, earns induction into the Rockingham County Baseball League Hall of Fame

Two elite baseball players have played for the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Royals.* One is catcher Erik Kratz, in his 15th season in the MLB and currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The second player, centerfielder Daryl Lambert, never made it to the majors, but there’s plenty of people who saw him play who say he … More