Story Author: Walt Wiltschek

Latest ACRS publication features Mennonite and Brethren authors on the theme of service

Service takes center stage in the latest collection of memoir from the Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Titled “Re-Envisioning Service: The Geography of Our Faith,” the book will be released during EMU’s Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 14-16. It is the third volume in ACRS’ series “The Geography … More

Deana Moren Baker ’86, All-ODAC and All-American player, is inducted in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

When Deana Moren Baker ’86 was in middle school in Bremen, Indiana, her basketball team held practice in the school cafeteria because the boys were using the gym. They took layups using the Peter Pan mascot’s head on the wall as a stand-in for a basket. When she was in high school, wearing polyester uniforms … More

A catalyst for stewardship, Ray Martin helps EMU and partners to launch the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions

Holding his 19-month-old grandson, Ray Martin told the audience gathered at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Thursday afternoon why he had made a generous donation to study and combat the issues of climate change. “We’re playing fast and loose with God’s creation,” Martin said. “I feel as if I owe it to him,” nodding toward his … More

Encore, EMU’s music alumni group, brings together faculty, students and alumni for fundraising recital

Encore, an alumni group dedicated to supporting the work of Eastern Mennonite University’s music department, will host a recital Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel, located in the Seminary building. Performers include faculty, students and alumni. The concert is dedicated to President Loren Swartzendruber, who is retiring June 30. The concert is free, … More

Surgeon Laura Rosenberger kicks off spring Suter Science Lectures with talk about residency experiences

A decade and a half ago, Laura Rosenberger set records as a national champion pole vaulter for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). These days, though, it’s her medical career that’s soaring. This past July, she began work as a surgical breast oncology fellow at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Rosenberger will be back at … More

Matt Ruth named new director of admissions

Few things could capture Matt Ruth’s heart more than his hometown Philadelphia Phillies, but Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has managed to do it. And as EMU’s new director of admissions, he’s helping the institution capture others’ hearts, too. “I love working at EMU,” Ruth says. “It certainly has benefited me with what I was able … More

Poetry of and from the heart: cardiologist Joseph Gascho ’68 brings new perspectives of medicine, healing to Homecoming

Contract, pump, relax, fill. The heart takes blood in, then pumps it back out through the body, with life in each heartbeat. Joseph Gascho notices these patterns in his work as a cardiologist at Penn State University’s Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. He also notices them in his passion for art, weaving the two … More

Outstanding Young Alum 2016: Grace Schrock-Hurst Prasetyo

Why would Grace Schrock-Hurst Prasetyo ’10, Eastern Mennonite University Young Alumnus of the Year for 2016, choose to live, indefinitely, half a world away from her family of origin, in a slum community built on a city trash pile? “I think my parents are mostly to blame,” Prasetyo says, laughing. Prasetyo, was born in Honduras … More

Poet Angela Carter ’09 and campus communities unite for fifth annual Walk For Hope, raising awareness of depression and suicide

Poet Angela Carter ’09 and James Madison University graduate student Erin Casey will headline the April 2 Walk for Hope, which is hosted by James Madison University (JMU) this year. Eastern Mennonite University joins JMU, Bridgewater College and Blue Ridge Community College in organizing the annual event, which raises awareness about suicide and depression. The … More

Tour campus with emeritus professor John Horst ’60

“Are you ready to take a little walk?” John L. Horst ’60 asks. Walking around the Eastern Mennonite University campus with Horst is like walking through the pages of a yearbook. He knows every nook and cranny, important moments, the stories, and the stories behind the stories. This is not surprising, since Horst spent more … More

Working with the urban poor, Grace Schrock-Hurst Prasetyo earns 2016 Outstanding Young Alum recognition

Why would Grace Schrock-Hurst Prasetyo ’10, Eastern Mennonite University Young Alumnus of the Year for 2016, choose to live, indefinitely, half a world away from her family of origin, in a slum community built on a city trash pile? “I think my parents are mostly to blame,” Prasetyo says, laughing. Prasetyo, was born in Honduras … More

Surgeon Laura Rosenberger kicks off spring Suter Science Lectures with talk about residency experiences

A decade and a half ago, Laura Rosenberger set records as a national champion pole vaulter for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). These days, though, it’s her medical career that’s soaring. This past July, she began work as a surgical breast oncology fellow at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Rosenberger will be back at … More