EMU SPI participant rushes back to Syria flock

Jul 7, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Four days after traveling from war-torn Syria to peaceful Harrisonburg, a Summer Peacebuilding Institute student had to return to his gutted church. Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, a prominent...

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Descendants touched by slavery come to the table

Jun 16, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Despite the time separating current Americans from the era of legal slavery, the wounds of racial injustice remain fresh for the descendants of slaves, especially in the face of ignorance...

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Teacher has a smaller audience

Jun 9, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — After earning a degree in songwriting from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2006, Harrisonburg native John Hostetter moved to Tucson, Ariz. He spent two years playing guitar in a...

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Nobel Laureate urges EMU graduates to take action

May 5, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee called 467 members of Eastern Mennonite University’s graduating class to take action in the present rather than be paralyzed by uncertainty about...

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Students explore musical interests within community

Apr 14, 2014 by , and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — A music student at Eastern Mennonite University might: Sing a classical aria in a voice lesson on Monday mornings; Rehearse works by Mozart and Bono in Chamber Singers on Wednesday...

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Three institutions collaborate for MBA program

Mar 17, 2014 by , , and

Business and organizational personnel who want to develop their leadership skills, enhance productivity and increase profits while contributing to the common good now have the chance to enroll in a...

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Seminary program confronts discernment issues

Feb 17, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Hundreds of people filled to capacity the annual School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, interested in exploring “discernment processes” to address difficult...

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Worship acknowledges ‘elephant’

Feb 17, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Participants in the School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary did not tiptoe for three days around the “elephant in the room” — the anguish felt by many over...

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Pain and gain as an African-American student at EMU

Feb 13, 2014 by , and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — One morning in late summer of 1962, a 17-year-old native of Washington, D.C., arrived at what was then Eastern Mennonite College not knowing a soul. Grandison Hills’ parents told him it...

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Incoming EMU student dies in pedestrian accident

Jan 20, 2014 by

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Doyeon Ki, a 21-year-old woman from South Korea set to enroll in Eastern Mennonite University’s Intensive English Program, was killed in an accident the week before she was to...

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