Upcoming events at Eastern Mennonite University

emu-logo2Below is a listing of the next three weeks of Eastern Mennonite University-related events.



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.

Adult Piano Classes at EMU, group classes taught by Chi Nguyen. Classes meet weekly for seven sessions beginning Jan. 12 and March 9. Adults of any age and level are welcome! For information and registration information visitemu.edu/musiclessons or call 432-4277.

EMU Music Faculty Artist Series: Musica Harmonia on Saturday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m., in EMU’s Martin Chapel in the Seminary building. Chamber music by composers Mark O’Connor, Antonin Dvorak and Johann Strauss Jr. The performers in Musica Harmonia are Joan Griffing, violin; Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola; and Beth Vanderborgh, cello. Friends performing are Leslie Nicholas, clarinet; Elizabeth Brightbill, flute; Meg Smeltzer, violin; and Anne Waltner, piano. Admission is free and open to the public; donations welcome. Contact the EMU music department at 540-432-4225 for more information.

Musikgarten at EMU is now registering students for winter classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten through second grade. Classes are offered at various times throughout the week. The 10-week session begins February 2. 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



EMU Campus Activities Council Movie: Interstellar, on Friday, Jan. 16, Saturday, Jan. 17, and Monday, Jan. 19, at 9 p.m., and Big Hero 6 on Friday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 24, and Monday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m., in EMU’s Science Center room 106. Admission is $2.50 for community members and $1.50 for EMU students, faculty and staff. Children under 6 are free. Contact the campus activities council at 540-432-4644 for more information.

EMU Suter Science Seminar: “Will the Glorious Respect for the Country Doctor Continue into the Future?” with Linford Gehman, PhD, Green Valley Clinic in Bergton, Virginia, on Monday, January 12, at 4 p.m., in EMU’s Science Center room 104. Dr. Gehman will share experiences he had living and working among a community that still values traditions that have stood the test of time: neighbors helping each other, humility, integrity, devotion to family and church. As health care changes with new technology, burgeoning knowledge, multiple new regulations and economics, the overall quality, integrity and compassion of providers that was always highly respected can be upheld. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 540-432-4325 for more information.

EMU small concert series: Possessed by Paul James, featuring EMU alumnus Konrad Wert, on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m., in University Common’s MainStage Theater. Admission is free. Contact the EMU campus activities council at 540-432-4644 for more information.

MLK Jr. Day of Service and Learning, Jan. 15-20, at Eastern Mennonite University. EMU celebrates the life and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. with several events, including a celebration chapel on Monday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m., featuring Rev. Dr. Nikitah O Imani, chair and professor of the department of black studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. For more information on events visit: emu.edu/mlk/. Contact the student life division at 540-432-4135 for more information.

EMU Suter Science Seminar: “From Paraguay to Harrisonburg: A Healthcare Adventure,” with Jim Krauss, president of Sentara RMH Medical Center and corporate vice president for Sentara Healthcare on Monday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m., in EMU’s Science Center room 106. Follow the trail of one person’s career-long healthcare experience from developing health services in San Joaquin, Paraguay as a Peace Corps Volunteer to serving in an executive role in the American healthcare system. Could the book “Where There is No Doctor” be as useful in the United States as it is in the developing world? What does the Affordable Healthcare Act afford for our country? What is broken about our healthcare system? Is there a difference between volume-based care versus value-based care? Is population health the future paradigm to cure our nation? Explore these questions and more from a healthcare administrator’s point of view. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 540-432-4325 for more information.

EMU small concert series: The Anatomy of Frank, on Friday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m., in EMU’s Common Grounds Coffeehouse in University Commons. Come out to enjoy an evening of music in Common Grounds! “The Anatomy of Frank blend the complexity of post-rock with the immediate likability of pop-rock to create music that will get stuck in your head without ever driving you crazy.” Admission is free. Contact the EMU campus activities council at 540-432-4644 for more information.

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