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EMU Lancaster and HACC partner in education

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 ...More

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Students Reflect Changing Face of Church

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 sushi restaurant in Philadelphia. I ...More

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Distinguished Faculty Headline Summer Missional Institute

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 ...More

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

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, ...More

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

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 ...More

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EMU Chamber Singers Join Lancaster Area Musicians to Support MCC

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Chamber Singers are teaming up with the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, quartet Beyond Ourselves, to present their sixth benefit concert on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Mount Joy Mennonite Ch ...More

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‘Miracle Worker’ Elicits Joy in This Pennsylvania Middle School

Familiar with the true story of Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf from early childhood, yet became a famous author, political activist and lecturer in the early 20th century? Recall the role of her gifted, devoted teacher Anne Sullivan, depicted in the drama The Miracle Worker? Not to minimize ...More

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Discovering ‘Naked Anabaptists’ in the U.K.

“Dorcas Miller Lehman participated the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) Lancaster cross-cultural course in June 2012 to the United Kingdom.  Dorcas has pursued an MDiv degree alongside her work as campus pastor at Lancaster Mennonite School.  She in on the last lap of this journey, expecting to graduate in May 2013.  She is a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church in whose ...More

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Valentines, Freeze Pops and a Blessing Cup

Angela S. Moyer, who is nearing completion of an MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, reflected on her experience of ministering to Allentown, Pa., children during a three-day, two-hour camp at a public playground in the summer of 2012. Angela came to the seminary with a background in pediatric occupational therapy and youth ministry. Her essay is also featured in the Eastern Mennonite Sem ...More

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STEP Looks to Expand

The Study and Training for Effective Pastoral Ministry (STEP) program looks to grow in 2012 with the formation of two new cohorts of students simultaneously in Philadelphia, Pa. and Lancaster, Pa. for the fall semester. “Starting two cohorts of STEP students in one year signals another adventure for us,” remarked ...More