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    Unique restorative justice coursework offered to educators in Lancaster area

    November 28th, 2014

    The restorative justice coursework within Eastern Mennonite University’s MA in education program – the first of its kind in the United States when launched in the fall in Harrisonburg, Virginia – will be available to educators in the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania beginning January 2015. Like their counterparts in Virginia, Lancaster school leaders, counselors and teachers …More

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    EMU grows in depth and breadth, setting records for enrollment and diversity while adding grad programs

    September 22nd, 2014

    Enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University this fall set new records, including a record-high number of students who are ethnic minorities or come from other countries. The 2014-15 figures were released by the registrar’s office on Sept. 10. A total of 1,870 students registered for class at the beginning of the fall semester – a 4.4 …More

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    EMU’s 10 new faculty members come with outstanding credentials in seven fields

    September 1st, 2014

    Nursing at Eastern Mennonite University – the most in-demand field of study at this university – leads the way in welcoming three new faculty members out of 11 teachers in eight specialties joining EMU for 2014-15. Music is gaining two assistant professors. The other newcomers are in political science, chemistry, social work, psychology, history and …More

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    Lancaster school district and EMU partner for two-week English as a second language program

    July 18th, 2014

    Adult students in two English as a second language classes at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania partnered with School District of Lancaster to host a two-week summer program at Burrowes Elementary School, which concluded Thursday, July 17, 2014. Lessons taught by the EMU graduate students focused on science topics, such as meteorology, while …More

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    And Next? LPN earns RN from HACC, and after BSN at ADCP, then CRNA*

    March 7th, 2014

    Nick Ngumo ’10 and his brother emigrated from Kenya to the United States in 1998 to join their mother, who’d arrived several years earlier. Ngumo entered Lancaster Mennonite High School in southeast Pennsylvania, graduating in 2000 with dreams of becoming an engineer. But his mother, a nurse herself, encouraged him to enter nursing. In 2002, …More

  • EMU Lancaster and HACC partner in education

    October 23rd, 2013

    Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) signed a dual admissions agreement on October 9, 2013. The agreement provides a mechanism for students to transition from the associate degree in nursing program at HACC to the RN to bachelor of science degree in nursing program at EMU Lancaster. HACC associate degree …More

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    Students Reflect Changing Face of Church

    March 25th, 2013

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been dispatched to diverse contexts in relationship to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). This included Spanish conversations in Sarasota, Fla., gathering around a ping-pong table in the basement of a rowhouse in the District of Columbia, and listening to stories of growing up far away while eating at a Mennonite-owned …More

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    Distinguished Faculty Headline Summer Missional Institute

    March 11th, 2013

    Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) Lancaster is offering three courses in its Summer Institute for Missional Questions, April-June 2013. The teachers, Myron S. Augsburger, Conrad L. Kanagy and Mark and Mary Thiessen Nation, are widely known for their work in scholarly and church circles. “The Summer Institute for Missional Questions fits our goal of bringing flexible …More

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    Peace Undergrads To Do Grant-Supported Practicums in Colombia and Iran

    March 7th, 2013

    Peacebuilding and development majors at Eastern Mennonite University may now receive financial aid for overseas summer practicums. A two-year, $20,000 grant from the United Service Foundation – an Anabaptist-rooted organization based in New Holland, Pa. – will enable eight students total to do international work, primarily in Colombia, in 2013 and 2014. Gloria Rhodes, PhD, …More

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    New Vice President To Set Competitive Pace in Fast-Growing Grad Programs

    February 28th, 2013

    The next vice-president joining the presidential cabinet of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will bring a skill-set rare in the leadership of academic institutions: decades of success as a business leader and owner. Jim Smucker, president and major shareholder of the Bird-in-Hand Corporation in Pennsylvania, will be the first full-time graduate dean of EMU, announced Provost …More

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