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    EMU filmmakers contribute to grassroots struggle to preserve environment in northwestern Wisconsin

    September 11th, 2014

    Major news media such as Al-Jazeera America and the New York Times are paying attention to an environmental and political crisis developing in northwestern Wisconsin, and Eastern Mennonite University professor Paulette Moore and her spring documentary students are in the middle of the news story. Their film, “To Wisconsin With Love,” is helping to shape …More

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    EMU’s 10 new faculty members come with outstanding credentials in seven fields

    September 1st, 2014

    Nursing at Eastern Mennonite University – the most in-demand field of study at this university – leads the way in welcoming three new faculty members out of 11 teachers in eight specialties joining EMU for 2014-15. Music is gaining two assistant professors. The other newcomers are in political science, chemistry, social work, psychology, history and …More

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    Preparatory music program to offer adult piano lessons

    August 22nd, 2014

    At the Music Teachers National Association conference held this March in Chicago, Chi Nguyen accepted the Recreational Music Making Teaching Fellowship award given by the National Piano Foundation. The James Madison University alumna was presented two digital pianos, given to candidates who demonstrate a passion and aptitude for recreational music teaching and who are starting, …More

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    Thousands throng to new music festival made possible by many folks with ties to EMU

    July 29th, 2014

    From a headlining act to the bike-powered recycling effort, from a group of staff and volunteers to the tent distributing Menno Tea to hundreds of friends and alumni, EMU and its graduates helped make the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival a success. Close to 3,000 people attended each day of the festival, July …More

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    Volunteers discover power of playback theater to shift painful stories toward path of healing

    June 2nd, 2014

    When volunteers were solicited, nobody immediately stepped forward. It was a tough request: tell a painful personal story before an audience of maybe 40, many of them strangers to each other, and watch seven people trained in playback theater re-tell it through an impromptu performance. Yet Muhammad Afdillah—a visiting scholar with Eastern Mennonite University’s Center …More

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