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Washington Community Scholars’ Center opens door to D.C. employment

Stephen Quenzer was always intrigued by the idea of living in a “big city.” So right after earning his bachelor’s degree in computer science in May, the Visalia, California native spent the summer on his cross-cultural experience at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC). What he discovered in those 10 weeks as an intern surpri ...More

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Four students explore various forms of ministry in summer program

When 20-year-old Hanna Heishman arrived at her assigned church this summer in Philadelphia, she wondered if she would have anything to offer the congregation. “I was definitely intimidated,” she said. “Would I be accepted?” Heishman, a junior majoring in peacebuilding and development at Eastern Mennonite Univ ...More

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Collaborative MBA students bond at Bluffton

Thirteen adult students came to Bluffton (Ohio) University Aug. 11 from as far away as Iowa, Washington D.C. and Ontario, Canada. They went home four days later as one close-knit group. The one-week residency at Bluffton was only the beginning of a two-year journey for the first students in a new Collaborative Master of Business Administration (MBA) ...More

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EMU selected as accrediting school for Oregon semester program

For nearly 40 years, students from Christian colleges have trekked to the mountainous wilderness of Oregon for an unusual academic experience that dubs itself “out of the mainstream.” Called the Oregon Extension, the semester-long program invites students to slow down, breathe deep, read books, ask questions and confront big ideas. Oregon Ext ...More

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Seven fantastic reasons to go on an EMU cross-cultural

As one of the top “study abroad” colleges in the U.S, EMU is well-known for its emphasis on cross-cultural understanding and real-world experience. Students in our program travel with veteran faculty who are more than experts – they’re men ...More

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New Collaborative MBA program opens with intellectually provocative author

A one-week residency featuring a nationally-known author-speaker will kick off the new Collaborative Master of Business Administration program started by three Mennonite colleges. The first cohort of about a dozen students will gather for their start-of-the-semester residency at Bluffton University in Ohio, ...More

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

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 building students ...More

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Volunteers discover power of playback theater to shift painful stories toward path of healing

When volunteers were solicited, nobody immediately stepped forward. It was a tough request: tell a painful personal story before an audience of maybe 40, many of them strangers to each other, and watch seven people trained in playback theater re-tell it through an impromptu performance. Yet Muhammad Afdillah—a visiting scholar with Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More

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Iranian-Islamic women scholars embrace model of interactive teaching at Summer Peacebuilding Institute

For two women from an Islamic seminary in Iran, one of the best parts about attending the 2014 Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University is experiencing an interactive style of teaching, where lengthy lectures are rare and role-playing is common. ...More

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Iranian women scholars to study at Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Ten Iranian women from the world’s largest Shi’a Islam seminary will attend Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) for three weeks in May. Their arrival will mark the first visit to the United States by female scholars from the seminary, Jami’at al-Zahra in Qom, Iran. The ten women—doctoral students at the s ...More