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2012 Grad Pursuing Medical-Mission Dream at Med School for International Health

Enrolled in the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) in Beer-Sheva, Israel, Bethany Johnson  is exactly where she wanted to be after graduating from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2012 with a degree in biology: well on her way to a career in medical missions. Johnson traces her interest in practicing medicine overseas all the wa ...More

Conflict Transformation Leads Alum to a HALT

On a crisp January morning, Barbara Robbins makes the daily rounds at her Linville farm — scooping food to the cats, dogs and horses that nicker and shift in the cold. “There are aspects about the horse that make it really powerful,” she says. “How you approach them can either draw them into you, or they’ll retreat from you. It’s the same with people.” At Rocky Hill ...More

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Coverage in NY Times and NBC Sparks EMU Webinar on Restorative Justice

When the mother of a young man who murdered his girlfriend in Florida contacted restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr for assistance in 2010, Zehr did what he typically does in such cases: he got in touch with someone he has mentored, someone he knew would be qualified to hel ...More

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Howard Zehr Shifts to Leading Role in New Restorative Justice Institute

Howard Zehr, widely known as the “grandfather of restorative justice,” will step aside from his teaching role at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) after the spring 2013 semester and begin co-leading the newly established Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. The leaders of EMU’ ...More

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EMU Peace Profs Go to Women in Somaliland

Six of the women who planned to study at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program were unable to enter the United States. So program director Janice Jenner and professors ...More

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China Cross-Cultural Takes Students Out of Comfort Zones

The 14-hour flight from Washington, D.C., to Beijing was the first time Josh Martin had ever flown. It was also the first time he’d been out of the country, and pretty much the first time he had ever really traveled at all, except for the away games that occasionally took him out of state during his four years as an infielder for the baseball team at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). ...More

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Haitians Embrace Trauma-Resilience Program

With a history of violence linked to colonization, intense poverty and vulnerable geographic location, Haiti has long suffered from natural disasters, social conflict, and other traumatic events. That is one reason more than 1,000 Haitians have welcomed trainings, materials and principles derived from Eastern Mennonite University’s STAR, which sta ...More

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Tree Planting, Exploration Highlight New Zealand Cross-Cultural

The Eastern Mennonite University New Zealand cross-cultural group left Auckland to travel to Northland. They stayed at the Waipoua Forest Campground where they explored the Kauri forest, learned about native species, planted a Kauri tree and discussed New Zealand conservation. See more of their cross-cultural experience by visiting ...More

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Fellowship Spent at Bureau of Economic Analysis

Darian Harnish had a great summer working with numbers for the federal government, instead of shoveling mulch. The summer emerged from a University of Maryland fellowship, which led to an internship at the National Income and Wealth Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). There Harnish combined his two majors, economics and accounting, in an environm ...More

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Check Out Graduate Studies for Peacebuilding

Interested in a graduate education that increased the knowledge of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate? The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University invites you to visit campus the week of Oct. 8-12, 2012, to meet the faculty, staff and students and get to know the place that thousands of peacebuilders around the world view as the ...More