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    Sunday school materials connect veterans, peace churches

    December 22nd, 2014

    Developers of a new Sunday school curriculum say it goes down a seldom-walked path — where pacifists accompany veterans toward peace. Released on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, the free six-week course focuses on biblical reflections and insights about trauma with significant input from a third source.“Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together” was created by …More

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    EMU alum to head elementary education for Harrisonburg City Schools

    December 18th, 2014

    Elementary grade enrollment is the fastest growing cohort in Harrisonburg City Public Schools, leading the division to create a new position to handle instructional needs. The person filling that post, Waterman Elementary School Principal Jeremy Weaver, will have a big job ahead. In January, Weaver will become the first executive director of elementary education for …More

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    EMU community helps make Christmas cheerier for those who don’t have enough

    December 16th, 2014

    For Sandra: Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, small photo album, purple gloves, JMU scarf, Christmas CDs, candy, 2015 calendar. This is one of the six ornaments hanging on a miniature Christmas tree in the Eastern Mennonite University human resources department before it was claimed. Part of the “Be a Santa to a Senior” project, the …More

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    Vigil held to protest killing of a black person every 28 hours in America, ‘whether innocent or guilty’

    December 11th, 2014

    About 60 people held a vigil in the heart of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus in early December for black people killed by police in America. Participants attracted by the Black Student Union’s “#StandForFerguson” appeal gathered quietly in the gray mist at Thomas Plaza as club advisor Celeste Thomas invited them to “speak in silence,” showing …More

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    EMU faculty, staff and students sing “Joy to the World!” to celebrate advent

    December 10th, 2014

    [Editor’s note: An updated version of the EMU advent greeting was posted Dec. 12.  After further consideration we eliminated one section of the video in order to be sensitive to what was considered to be unintended stereotyping. ] We sing “Joy to the World!” to celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace this Christmas season …More

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