Story Author: Brenna Cowardin

From ditto to digital, Weather Vane and loyal staffers still ‘let readers know how the winds are blowing on campus’

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 for not only staff reporters, but for the entire campus community. In his 50-year history of the college, Hubert Pellman ’38 described the Weather Vane … More

VCU nurse practitioner grad earns Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship to finish her final clinical rotation in India

Carrie Schlabach is the first family nurse practitioner graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing to be sponsored by the Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship’s Student Elective Term. With the help of this scholarship, the 2012 alumnus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) spent her final clinical rotation in India working at the United States Consulate … More

Alumni couple shares the love that goes around and comes around with new Fortress of Hope family in Nicaragua

In October, Mitchell and Lauren Yoder left everything they knew for Managua, Nicaragua and the children’s home called Forteleza de Esperanza [Fortress of Hope]. What caused these two Eastern Mennonite University alumni to make such a move, leaving behind full-time teaching jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia? The couple was inspired both by a love of travel … More

Join the meal: Part I of EMU’s Dining Hall Saga: 1917 to 1970s, site of fellowship, gentility and cultural skirmishes

Herewith is presented a somewhat exhaustive chronology of Eastern Mennonite College/Eastern Mennonite University’s dining services. Consume as much as you’d like and return for seconds. Or simply begin reading in the era of your choosing. We try to please all tastes. Your two cooks are Brenna Cowardin, summer intern, who handled the prep work with … More

EMC’s 60th anniversary was celebrated with speeches … and a giant campus-cake

Those present at Eastern Mennonite College’s 60th anniversary celebration in 1977 may have forgotten the hymns, the interview event in the chapel, or the special bulletin issue. But they wouldn’t have forgotten the cake. The sheet cake was a to-scale replica of campus, about four feet by six feet in size and made with fifty … More

International business grad, fluent in Spanish with a passion for soccer, guides sports team tours around the world

Daniel Shenk-Moreno visited Barcelona six times in the past year. The city offers many attractions, but for Shenk-Moreno, a lifelong Barcelona fan, seeing his favorite soccer team defeat Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinal was the highlight. He was in the city again for the league’s final, and even though Barcelona’s ultimate win happened … More