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    ‘Reading the same book brings people closer together as a community by creating common ground for discussion’

    August 20th, 2014

    Senior Kara Lofton ponders the university’s Common Read program, now in Year 2, after reading the assigned book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I’m big on reading books (no TV at home when growing up) and consider myself decently informed about the university that I’ll be getting a degree from …More

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    Death of incoming softball player saddens campus community

    August 18th, 2014

    The Eastern Mennonite University community was saddened to learn of the death of incoming student Kaitlin Aylor on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Several cousins and a close friend are current or incoming students at EMU. ——————————————— Kaitlin Aylor, 18, of Madison, …More

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    Seven fantastic reasons to go on an EMU cross-cultural

    August 12th, 2014

    Each year, EMU offers three or four semester-long cross-cultural programs to destinations all over the world. At some point during their time in college, slightly over half of all EMU students study overseas for a semester. Additionally, up to a half dozen three- to six-week programs are offered every summer. Between the two options, a …More

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    WEMC unveils new programming, rebrands as region’s home for classical music

    August 8th, 2014

    Starting on Monday, Aug. 11, Eastern Mennonite University’s radio station will broadcast more classical music on its 91.7 FM frequency. The station, WEMC, will also begin billing itself as “the Shenandoah Valley’s premier source of classical music.” New programming will include weeknight showcases of live recordings by well-known orchestras, including ones in Chicago, Pittsburgh and …More

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    President of Somalia welcomed “home” as alumnus of EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute

    August 7th, 2014

    Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud topped off attendance at the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama with a visit to Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Aug. 7, where he renewed 13-year-old ties with Eastern Mennonite University and its Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). In a conversation-style talk at tables set for an intimate lunch, …More

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