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From Ecuador to Los Angeles: Centennial Augsburger Lecture Series features alumni with diverse missions experience

When James Krabill thinks about how his many years of global ministry work began, he thinks of “Rebirth,” a group of student-singers from Eastern Mennonite College who went on two national tours in 1970 and 1971. “We were on tour every night from Boston to the Jesus People in Los Angeles,” he said. “We were … More

Softball seating terrace dedicated before alumni game

Friends and family of softball player Kaitlin Aylor, community members and Royals softball fans gathered at Eastern Mennonite University’s Gehman Field for a special ceremony Sunday, Oct. 15, to dedicate the new seating area behind home plate. The built-in terraces were funded by the Kaitlin Aylor Memorial Fund. Aylor was a Madison County High School … More

10x10x100 Centennial artists offer 500 new perspectives on EMU

The five artists who contributed to Eastern Mennonite University’s Centennial art installation offered new perspectives — 500 of them — on the theme “Serving, Leading, Transforming.” Exhibited in the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery during Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 13-15, 2017, “10x10x100” featured five artists and their 100 new works, each measuring 10 by 10 … More

Centennial play by Swartz and DeSanctis, with troupe of alumni actors, delivers reflection and affirmation

They’d wanted audiences to laugh, reflect, feel goosebumps, pause, celebrate and sing — and that’s exactly what happened at the two performances of What we bring. What we take. What we leave. in Lehman Auditorium during Eastern Mennonite University’s Centennial Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 13-15, 2017. The production, commissioned by EMU’s Centennial Committee and … More

Forging peace: ‘Guns Into Plowshares’ sculpture dedicated at EMU

A new symbol of nonviolence is the latest artistic addition to the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) campus. “Guns Into Plowshares,” a 16-foot-tall, 4-ton sculpture depicting a plow covered with more than 3,000 handguns collected from the Washington D.C. streets, was dedicated in an afternoon ceremony Oct. 10. Artist Esther Augsburger, her husband President Emeritus Myron … More

EMU graduate places second in 2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Hannah Mack-Boll, a 2017 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took second place in the 2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest administered by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Mack-Boll’s speech was titled “What is Your Intention?” [Listen to an excerpt of her speech here or read it here.] The speech includes experiences … More

EMU preps multi-talented Chilean alumni for doctoral religious studies, peacebuilding dialogue in the Jewish community

When Channah Fonseca-Quezada and David Quezada talk about their personal journeys that have merged and taken them from their native Chile to the United States and now to Canada, one thing is clear: Eastern Mennonite University is integral in their stories. [Since attending EMU, the couple, formerly known as Anita and Cristian, have begun using … More

Bibliophiles Delight: 100 Years of EMU Library History

From one book (Virgil’s Aeneid) to more than 500,000 items today, the library has always been a source of knowledge, wisdom and social life at first Eastern Mennonite School, then Eastern Mennonite College and now Eastern Mennonite University. Sadie A. Hartzler Library Director Marci Frederick combed carefully through the reports of previous directors to find … More

Environmental statistician Mark Risser ’07 talks climate change and modeling at Suter Science Seminar

In the second of seven Suter Science Seminars this fall at Eastern Mennonite University, Mark Risser, a postdoctoral research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California, will discuss Statistical Methods for Characterizing Changes in Extreme Precipitation Over the Continental United States. The seminar, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Science Center 106, … More

ACRS book series finale features stories of the often surprising results of service

The fourth and final volume in the Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS) series The Geography of Our Faith will be released during the October 13-15 Centennial Homecoming and Family Weekend at Eastern Mennonite University. Authors and editors will be present at a celebration and book-signing from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, at Martin Chapel in the seminary building. … More

EMU Athletics timeline

1921 – Daniel (D.W.) Lehman becomes the school’s first athletic director and conducts weekly physical education classes for dormitory students. 1925 – Students are required to walk, do physical labor, or hike for a minimum of two hours per week. 1926 – Upon observing students playing ball, President A.D. Wenger notes that students need to … More

Katie Goins ’01 Frewen, DMA, on careers on music

Katherine Goins Frewen has taken her decade of post-grad education experience – she earned a doctor of musical arts – into a public school serving urban teenagers. Katie says she loves her work, and her students say she is an inspiring teacher. She draws upon the model provided by Kenneth J. Nafziger and other professors of visualizing … More