Wednesday, October 11

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Centennial Week Chapel Service

Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.


Campus Activities Council Small Concert Series Feat. Russell James Pyle ‘03

MainStage Theater, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 12

Paul R. Yoder Sr., Golf Classic

Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the Royals Club and athletic department to benefit the EMU athletics program. Cost: $100. Lunch served at noon. To register, contact EMU athletic director Dave King at 540-432- 4646.



Campus Activities Council Noon Music

University Commons, Royals’ Den, noon


Women’s volleyball v. Ferrum College

University Commons, Yoder Arena, 7 p.m.


What we bring. What we take. What we leave.

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m.

A theater production by Ingrid DeSanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89, MA '92, commissioned for the Centennial by EMU, performed by alumni and sponsored by Everence. Adults $10 advance, $15 at the door, EMU Student ID or 12 and under free. Attention: Separate registration.
Order tickets from Aug. 1-31 through the EMU Box Office website. Starting Sept. 1, call 540-432-4582 or visit our box office Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.



Friday, October 13

Homecoming Visit Day

Campus Center, Admissions Office, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

This is a special day for high school age children of alumni and siblings of current students to visit EMU. Registration required.



Visit a college class

Campus Center, Admissions Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Curious about classes at EMU? Alumni, parents and prospective students are welcome to attend one or more classes. Class list and times are available in the admissions office, Campus Center first floor.



Homecoming chapel service

Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.


Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Seminary Building, outside Martin Chapel, 10:30 a.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill.



Centennial century bike ride

Lehman Auditorium parking lot. Gather at 10:30 a.m.; depart at 11 a.m.

Celebrate 100 years of EMU with a 100K bike ride through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. A 50K route and a five-mile family option also available. All rides are fully supported with rest stations and SAG vehicle. Registration fee is $15 (12 and under ride free). $70 for registration plus a special centennial bike jersey (indicate size on order form). Registration required.



Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS) Book Launch

Seminary Chapel, 1 p.m.

Launch of Volume IV of "Geography of Our Faith" produced by Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society.



Donald B. Kraybill ’67, Centennial reflections

MainStage Theater, 1:30 p.m.

Kraybill will discuss his book, Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and answer questions. Books for sale at the registration desk and at this event.



Presidents forum with Donald Kraybill

MainStage Theater, 3 p.m.

Kraybill will interview EMU’s current and past presidents. Each president will have the opportunity to share reflections about their experience at EMU. Q&A to follow.



Centennial art show reception with artists’ talks

Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery, University Commons, 4 p.m.

10 x 10 x 100 Centennial Art Show, curated by Ashley Sauder Miller ’03 featuring six prominent alumni artists and their 100 piece works, measuring 10 x 10. A percentage of sales will be donated to the EMU arts program.



Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

University Commons, lower level lobby, 7:30 p.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill.



Women’s Soccer vs. Emory and Henry College

Turf Field, 7 p.m.


What we bring. What we take. What we leave.

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m.

A theater production by Ingrid DeSanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89, MA '92, commissioned for the Centennial by EMU, performed by alumni and sponsored by Everence. Adults $10 advance, $15 at the door, EMU Student ID or 12 and under free. Attention: Separate registration.
Order tickets from Aug. 1-31 through the EMU Box Office website. Starting Sept. 1, call 540-432-4582 or visit our box office Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.



Campus Activities Council movie

Suter Science Center 106, 9 p.m.


Saturday, October 14

Centennial art exhibit open

Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery, 9:30 a.m.

10 x 10 x 100 Centennial Art Show, curated by Ashley Sauder Miller ’03 featuringxix alumni artists and their 100 piece works, measuring 10 x 10. A percentage of sales will be donated to the EMU arts program.



Book signing, Donald B. Kraybill ’67

Main floor lobby of the Campus Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Purchase a copy of Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education and have it signed by author Don Kraybill. Books for sale at the registration desk.



Field Hockey vs. Roanoke

Turf Field, 1 p.m.


Affinity alumni drop-in:

Various locations, 1 – 3 p.m.

Jim and Ann Hershberger Central America cross-cultural reunion, 1985 - present



Honors program alumni with Mark Metzler Sawin / Judy Mullet



EMU tutor reunion celebrating 10 years of the writing program with Vi Dutcher and Linda Gnagey



Black Student Union alumni and parent soiree



Latino Student Association alumni and student gathering



Library student /alumni assistants



MA in biomedicine program



Men's soccer alumni with Roger Mast



Alleluia Singers of 1969



Women’s volleyball alumni with Carrie Bert



Other various athletic teams (more info to come)




EMUTenTalks | Impact. Influence. Inspire.

University Commons, MainStage Theater, 2 p.m.

Ten-minute presentations by each of the following alumni, followed by Q&A: Jodie Geddes MA restorative justice ’16, working with troubled youth in Oakland, slam poet; Anxo Perez, entrepreneur in Spain, author, musician; Trent Wagler ‘02 of Americana band, The Steel Wheels.



Campus canvas fun run

Front Lawn, 2 p.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. start time

Cruise the 2-mile course with visitors, faculty, staff, parents, students and youth of all ages. Take in the music and positive vibes on the front lawn throughout the event. The best part: participants will finish the race covered in color. Registration required. See form to indicate t-shirt size.



Men’s Soccer vs. Randolph Macon

Turf Field, 7 p.m.


What we bring. What we take. What we leave.

Lehman Auditorium, 8 p.m.

A theater production by Ingrid DeSanctis '88 and Ted Swartz '89, MA '92, commissioned for the Centennial by EMU, performed by alumni and sponsored by Everence. Adults $10 advance, $15 at the door, EMU Student ID or 12 and under free. Attention: Separate registration.
Order tickets from Aug. 1-31 through the EMU Box Office website. Starting Sept. 1, call 540-432-4582 or visit our box office Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.



Sunday, October 15

Eastern Mennonite School Centennial worship service

Eastern Mennonite School Auditorium, 9 a.m.


EMU Centennial Homecoming worship service

Lehman Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.


Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society luncheon “Ministry of the Arts” featuring Esther Augsburger and Burton Buller

Northlawn, West Dining Room, noon

Esther will reflect on her groundbreaking global promotion of art and Christian artists.  Burton will share about a documentary film on Mennonites through the eyes of others.  Purchase your lunch in the EMU dining hall and gather in the West dining room.



Monday, October 16

Alumni Association annual council meeting

Campus Center, Lehman boardroom 301-302, 8 a.m.

* EMU shares decades of history with what is now Eastern Mennonite School K-12. In 1982 the then high and middle school became independent of the college/university. Many centennial events will be of interest to graduates of both institutions. See the Eastern Mennonite School website for their schedule of events.