• Holy Week Reflection from EMU professor Don Clymer

    A new creation: a Holy Week reflection from Don Clymer

    April 18th, 2014

    A lesson on not judging someone based on outward appearances by Don Clymer, EMU professor of Spanish and humanities “I love Americans,” Pedro announced to the small group gathered for the Wednesday evening Bible study. “I love your music, your language, your people.” My wife, Esther, and I were leading a group of 18 EMU …More

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    First-year student paper selected for publication in nationally used composition textbook

    April 7th, 2014

    Future students in the “College Writing for Transitions” class at Eastern Mennonite University may recognize a familiar name and face when they thumb through the required handbook. Among the nearly two dozen exemplary student texts featured in forthcoming sixth edition (2015) of The Everyday Writer will be Martha Bell’s essay “The Mystery of Chronic Lyme …More

  • Writers Read features compelling novelist who taps her Pakistani and Dutch background

    March 10th, 2014

    Sorayya Khan – a Pakistani-Dutch-American writer who combines cross-cultural sensibilities with lyrical, haunting prose on war and its impact on humanity – is the last Writers Read guest of the year on Thursday, Mar. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Common Grounds at EMU. Khan is the author of two novels, Noor (2003) and Five Queen’s …More

  • Award-winning, blueberry-growing essayist, poet, feaured at Writers Read event on Monday, Feb. 10

    February 5th, 2014

    Jim Minick, author of the award-winning The Blueberry Years, A Memoir of Farm and Family, will be at EMU on Monday, Feb. 10, for two events, culminating in the first Writers Read Author of the semester at 6:30 p.m., in EMU’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse in University Commons. Earlier that day, at 4 p.m. in Suter …More

  • Jessica Penner Shaken in the Water Color

    EMU alum next featured Writers Read author

    October 29th, 2013

    Jessica Penner, a 2001 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna, will be the next featured “Writers Read Author,” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., in EMU’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse in University Commons. Penner released her debut novel-in-stories, Shaken in the Water (Foxhead Books), in April 2013. “The reality of the world Jessica Penner creates in …More

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