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Serve and Lead Goes Global

A chance to serve and lead on a global scale has led three 2011 spring graduates of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) far from the comfort and familiarity of Harrisonburg to a newly opened academic center in the Adriatic Sea town of Lezhe, Albania. The Lezha Academic Center (LAC) op ...More

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Early Learning Center Hosts Open House

The early learning center at Eastern Mennonite University will host an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 12 – 4 p.m. The center is a child-focused, developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 2 to 5. The pre-kindergarten program runs September through mid-May each school year. Drop in to experience the environ ...More

Katheryn Seitz

Former EMU Education Prof Dies

Kathryn F. (Kass) Seitz, a former member of the Eastern Mennonite University teaching faculty, died Sunday, June 5, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg. She was 73. Seitz was a member of EMU’s education department faculty from 1979 to 1986. Her teaching specialty was elementary education. Her spouse, Kenneth L. Seitz, Jr., who survives, taught in the department of Bible ...More

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From Brazil to EMU, Sisters Keep Family Bond

HARRISONBURG, Va. – One sister is about to graduate from Eastern Mennonite University, the other is completing her sophomore year after transferring from another school. Each decided independently of the other to attend EMU, but both believe it was one of “the best decisions” they’ve ever made. Luciana Beatriz Stoltzfus – who goes by “Bia” – is finishing up the ...More

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EMU Students Named ‘Teachers of Promise’

Ten Eastern Mennonite University seniors have been named “Teachers of Promise” based on their academic credentials, their commitment to the teaching profession and their exemplary character. The students were among those recognized at the 8th annual Teachers of Promise (TOP) Institute held Mar. 25-26 at James Madison University. More than 200 education majors from the Commonw ...More

Education grad gets national teaching award

Jolene Kratz, 2008 EMU grad Jolene Kratz, who has completed her first year of teaching in the Rockingham County Public School System, has been selected to attend the 2009 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a five-day professional development program for third- through fifth-grade e ...More

Third Member of Extended Lehman Family Dies

Elsie E. Lehman Elsie E. Lehman, 85, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 5, 2009 at Oak Lea, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. She was professor emerita of education. From 1956 to 1988, Miss Lehman taught in EMU’s education depart ...More

Veteran Education Prof Mourned

A retired long-time member of the education department faculty died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Esther K. Lehman, 85, professor emerita of education at EMU, was a resident of Oak Lea, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, for six years. Esther K. Lehman, professor eme ...More

EMU Names New Faculty and Staff

EMU will have 16 new undergraduate and graduate faculty members when fall semester classes begin Aug. 29, 2007. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Beryl H. Brubaker, EMU provost, and Dr. Marie S. Morris, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Kirsten Eve Beachy, assistant professor of English. Beachy earned a BA with a double major ...More

State Recognizes EMU ‘Teachers of Promise’

Teachers of Promise (l. to r.): Katrina Martin, Kendal Swartzendruber, EMU professor Lori H. Leaman and Shannon Yoder. Absent: Rachel Sims. Photo by Jim Bishop Four Eastern Mennonite University seniors preparin ...More