Eastern Mennonite University Calendar of Events


“The Shallows,” EMU alumni art show on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery in EMU’s University Commons. Come enjoy a multi-media show by numerous alumni artists. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the EMU visual and communication arts department at 540-432-4360 or emailcommunications@emu.edu.

*Senior multi-media project on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in EMU’s MainStage Theater in University Commons. Senior Visual and Communications major Dylan Bomgardner brings to life a theater standard devised with live and recorded video. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the EMU theater department at 540-432-4360 for more information.



Music lessons are available through EMU’s Preparatory Music Program for students of all levels, ages 3 and up. Lessons are offered for violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, flute and piano with Suzuki options for most instruments. Register now for the fall semester beginning August 25! Visit emu.edu/musiclessons or call 540-432-4277 for registration information.

GrooveSpan Duo featuring Jennifer Cooper and Carl Reichelt on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., in EMU’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse. Former EMU Voice Instructor, Jennifer Cooper, and guitarist, Carl Reichelt, return to Harrisonburg to bring you an extraordinary mix of repertoire spanning three centuries and a myriad of genres, including art song, musical theater, jazz, blues, acoustic soul, and more. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the EMU music department at 540-432-4225 for more information.

Musical Treats, Youth Symphony Children’s Concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m., in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony will present a short concert featuring a variety of orchestra pieces. Members of the orchestra will demonstrate their instruments. Orchestra members are from the city of Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Augusta, Shenandoah and Page counties and from Franklin, W.Va. The program is designed for families with children of all ages. Persons are invited to come in costume and expect a variety of treats. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the preparatory music department for more information at 540-432-4277.



The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., in EMU’s MainStage Theater. The Homecoming theater production – The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, adapted and performed by Anthony Lawton – is sponsored by EMU’s theater department and the alumni relations office. Admission is $5, students are free. Contact the EMU theater department for more information and for age appropriateness at 540-432-4360.



*EMU campus movie: The Lego Movie on Friday, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., and 9 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m., and Guardians of the Galaxy on Friday, Oct. 24, Saturday, Oct. 25, and Monday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m., in the Suter Science Center room 106. Admission is $1.50 for EMU faculty, staff and students and $2.50 for general public. Contact EMU campus activities council at 540-432-4644 for more information.

“The Other Blacklist” public lecture by Mary Helen Washington, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in Martin Chapel in EMU’s Seminary building. Author and cultural historian Mary Helen Washington focuses on this decade of marginalized African American history – filled with Cold War intrigue and repressive government spying, yet an important precursor to the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the EMU language and literature department at 540-432-4168 for more information.

*Suter Science Seminar, “Reason and Wonder,” with David Pruett on Friday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m., in EMU’s Science Center room 104. Published in 3 volumes in 1687, Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica is widely considered the greatest contribution ever by an individual to science. The Enlightenment, the Industrial Age, the Space Age, and the Information Age followed thereafter in rapid succession. From whence came Newton’s genius? In a moment of humility, Newton confessed, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” He did not name the giants, but almost certainly he referred to Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. This largely historical talk will examine specifically how we are indebted to these giants. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the Science Center at 540-432-4325 for more information.


UVA Basketball Fans!

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

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