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Calling all artists
- Ashley Sauder Miller ’03 curates the “10×10×100 Project,” to create new art works around the theme of Eastern Mennonite University’s Centennial celebration.
Weather Vane available
EMU Centennial 1917-2017: Serving, Leading, Transforming
EMU will celebrate its past and vision for the future during its centennial year: 2017-18.
A Steering Committee is overseeing plans for centennial-themed activities and events throughout the academic year 2017-18. Centennial Week activities will take place October 11 to 18, 2017 with Homecoming and Family Weekend activities taking place Oct. 13-15.
The year-long celebration is planned in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite School, which has a shared history.
Centennial Week activities will focus on the milestone through theater production, music, alumni art gallery shows, reunions, speakers and other festivities.
Donald Kraybill, EMU class of and ’67 and the nation’s best-known writer on Amish and Mennonite culture, is principal author of a fresh history of EMU to be released during Homecoming activities in fall 2017.
Alumni Invited to Share Art, Stories, Ideas and Photos
A call to artists went out in May 2016 for proposals for a 10 X 10 X 100 Project. Submit yourself or tap the shoulder of an alum!
Photo and Update Form
Please visit the online form to upload photos and share written stories from days gone or your vision for the future of EMU. The Centennial Steering Committee will review all submissions.
Additionally, the Mennonite Archives of Virginia is a digital repository about Mennonites in and around Virginia, USA. Those interested in EMU’s centennial will find the growing collection of images there of interest, and may want to contribute personal photos.
You may also submit comments, stories and ideas by simply emailing .
From the past…
- EMU’s student newspaper, The Weather Vane, is now fully digitized
- Check out photos of milestone moments on campus
From ditto to digital, Weather Vane and loyal staffers still ‘let readers know how the winds are blowing on campus’September 19th, 2016
From the first “Purple Press” issue printed as a mimeographed, letter-sized paper in 1939 to the Weather Vane online, the EMU student newspaper has been a vessel of student expression … read more
A museum treasure comes to light: Professor D. Ralph Hostetter’s love of ‘God in nature’ and the Carolina JuncoSeptember 13th, 2016
While preparing exhibit items in the D. Ralph Hostetter Natural History Museum at Eastern Mennonite University for upcoming renovations, senior biochemistry major Eli Wenger found something that “made my hair … read more
- September 1st, 2016
“Would you like to hear about how the first snack shop was started?” That question was posed by Janet Weaver Yoder, who had read about efforts to collect dining hall … read more