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Farewell for EMU President Swartzendruber highlights 13 years of leadership

Loren Swartzendruber is retiring after 13 years as Eastern Mennonite University president on June 30.

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Arts and the Parks at the Virginia Quilt Museum

In recognition of the National Park Service Centennial, the Virginia Quilt Museum kicks off a month-long celebration of Arts and the Parks.


Eastern Mennonite University announces structural leadership changes

Eastern Mennonite University President’s Cabinet, with the support of the Board of Trustees, announces a new organizational structure.


OASIS announces plans for First Fridays in July

On First Friday, July 1st, OASIS will host a reception for the exhibit titled “ Jewel Yoder Hertzler: Recent Paintings.”


Candlelight vigil for Orlando victims tonight in Harrisonburg

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for tonight at 8:30 at Court Square in Harrisonburg for the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre that took place on Sunday.


Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership program cohort from Kenya begins at EMU

EMU’s Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program will return to Kenya this week after intensive studies at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute.

Barefoot Puppets presents Trickster Tales at Court Square Theater on July 4th

Richmond’s Barefoot Puppets bring their beautiful puppets, delightful characters and imaginative storytelling back to Harrisonburg.


Restorative Justice in Education Academy at EMU

Eastern Mennonite University will offer a Restorative Justice in Education Academy June 27-28 on the Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus.

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Virginia Quilt Museum participates in Blue Star Museums program

The Virginia Quilt Museum will offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

New website for Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings

Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings in Harrisonburg has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.

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John McCutcheon at Court Square Theater on Saturday, June 18

John McCutcheon performs at Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater on Saturday, June 18. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert begins at 7:30pm.


10th anniversary national gathering of Coming to the Table

There will be a national gathering of the 10th anniversary of Coming to the Table at Eastern Mennonite University on June 9-12.

Harvey Yoder is EMU Alum of Year

Harvey Yoder ’64, SEM ’99, is guided by a steadfast vision of God’s future in which the “wolf lies down with the lamb, people study war no more, and prisoners are released.”


Harrisonburg native will be featured at this year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Nathan Medley, a Harrisonburg High School graduate, will headline this year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.

Student from Harrisonburg earns excellence award for leadership and international volunteerism

Lyubov Slashcheva arrived in the United States when she was 5 years old not knowing a word of English, but already determined to make an impact.

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Virginia Quilt Museum: American pride in every stitch

The Virginia Quilt Museum continues the Christopher C. Grandle Lecture Series on Saturday, June 11, and tickets are on sale now.

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival set for June 12-19 in Harrisonburg

The 24th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will take place June 12-19 in Harrisonburg, with concerts at EMU’s Lehman Auditorium.

EMU’s Hannah Chappell-Dick becomes five-time track All-American

Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) earned the fifth All-American honor of her career Saturday afternoon.

Everence hosts free, upcoming retirement preparation seminars

Everence® Financial will continue its popular Retiring Soon? seminar through the summer. The seminar is offered on the first Thursday of each month.


EMU’s low nitrogen footprint enhancing sustainability efforts

EMU was among the first schools involved in groundbreaking work that is raising awareness about institutional nitrogen footprints.

Friendly City Co-op to mark five-year anniversary

Friendly City Food Co-op is turning five years old. And like any five-year old, they want to have a BIG birthday party – and you’re invited.


Harrisonburg Valley Workforce Center welcomes Virginia Employment Commission

The Virginia Employment Commission will be co-locating its operations with the Valley Workforce Center in Harrisonburg beginning Aug. 1.


Frontiers in Peacebuilding lecture series at EMU brings in four experts

The annual Frontiers in Peacebuilding luncheon series is held in conjunction with Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University.

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Catching the Sun screening at Court Square Theater

A free screening of Catching the Sun is being offered on May 22 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.

EMU Center for Justice and Peacebuilding graduates from 15 countries

The EMU Center for Justice and Peacebuilding celebrated its2016 graduates in a Sunday evening ceremony at Martin Chapel.

EMU alum Deana Moren Baker inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

When Deana Moren Baker was in middle school, her basketball team held practice in the school cafeteria because the boys were using the gym.


EMU Seminary grads example of expanding view of MDiv degrees

Matt Stearn’s walk across the Eastern Mennonite Seminary commencement stage was not only a personal milestone, but an institutional one.

EMU celebrates 98th commencement with 556 degrees conferred

The commencement ceremony at EMU featured music that was a world premiere composition of Loren E. Swartzendruber’s favorite hymn.

Community Quilting Bee at Virginia Quilt Museum

The Virginia Quilt Museum opens its doors for First Friday, May 6, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Commence the 2016 Community Quilting Bee!

Central Shenandoah EMS Council receives donation from Sentara RMH Medical Center

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council welcomed a gift of $11,823.00 from Sentara RMH Medical Center.