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Upcoming events at Eastern Mennonite University


emu-logo2Upcoming events at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg.



Senior art show on Friday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m., in EMU’s Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the Visual and Communication Arts department at 540-432-4360 for more information.



New adult piano classes at EMU! These group classes meet once a week and are taught by Chi Nguyen. Our goal is to help bring the joy of music and all of its benefits to everyone in our community. Whether you are a complete beginner, or returning to lessons after an extended break, we would love to have you be a part of this new program. Classes are held in 7-week sessions beginning August 25 and October 20 for the fall. For more information or to register contact the EMU Preparatory Music program at 540-432-4220 or at [email protected].

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.

Musikgarten at EMU is now registering students for fall classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten through second grade. Classes are offered at various times throughout the week. Register now for the ten-week session that begins the week of September 22. Deadline is Sept. 12. Classes will include folk songs, movement, making music with instruments, music games and more in a fun, educational environment. Call 540-432-4277 for more information or visit emu.edu/musikgarten

Junior recital: Chloe Raber, piano, on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in EMU’s Martin Chapel in the Seminary building. Music by Bach, Brahms, Faure and Lutoslawski. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the EMU music department at 540-432-4225 for more information.



EMU campus movie: Maleficent on Friday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 8, at 9 p.m.,and Fed Up (documentary) on Friday, Sept. 12Saturday, Sept. 13, and Monday, Sept. 15 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.

Suter Science Seminar with Sam Showalter, Phd, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m., in EMU’s Science Center room 106. Dr. Showalter will use the “KISS” (Keep It Simple, Sir) approach to the physiology and theology of addiction, while showing, with the statistics of addiction, that we are all “Addicts.” He will reference the book “Addiction and Grace” by Dr. Gerald May, which he has found helpful in elucidating both the physiological as well as theological aspects of addiction. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the Science Center at 540-432-4325 for more information.

Suter Science Seminar with Christine Hughey, PhD, on Friday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m., in EMU’s Science Center room 106. Dr. Hughey will present on: Electrospray Ionization Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (ESI LC/MS): Foodomics & Fundamentals.  Positive and negative ion electrospray selectively ionizes nonvolatile basic and acidic compounds, respectively, for mass spectrometric detection. Hughey’s undergraduate research group uses this technique in targeted and untargeted profiling of food samples (a.k.a., food metabolomics). They also study the effect of analyte physiochemical properties and solution conditions (solvent, pH) on electrospray response. A better understanding of electrospray ionization fundamentals facilitates method development for our foodomic applications, which includes the profiling of nuts, fruits, chocolate and beer. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact the Science Center at 540-432-4325 for more information.

Writers Read at EMU with Evie Shockley on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m., in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Shockley published four collections of poetry: The Gorgon Goddess and a half-red sea were published by Carolina Wren Press in 2001 and 2006; 31 words * prose poems appeared in 2007 (Belladonna Books). Her most recent collection the new black (Wesleyan University Press, 2011) received the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. Shockley received the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize. Admission is $5, free for EMU students with ID. Contact the EMU language and literature department at 540-432-4168 or email [email protected] for more information.



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