Respected educator and administrator Lee Snyder, PhD., will serve as interim president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) beginning July 1, 2016. Her appointment comes as President Loren Swartzendruber retires after a 13-year tenure and more than 35 years in Mennonite higher education.
With the announcement of the appointment, the ...More
Inviting participants to “several days of learning that have the potential to transform us,” School for Leadership Training (SLT) coordinator Linda Alley welcomed about 200 people to this year’s event Jan. 18-20 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg.
And, indeed, over the course of three days, participants engaged in worship, w ...More
When freelance legal affairs journalist Mark Obbie wrote a six-part series on crime victims for Slate in 2015, he made sure to include Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and co-director o ...More
“Life is difficult,” Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber said as he began his final convocation address Wednesday. Swartzendruber acknowledged the deep challenges facing the world, the nation, and the EMU community over the past year and in recent days. “The threads that hold our community toget ...More
Luke A. Hartman, vice president for enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), submitted his resignation Jan. 11, 2016. The resignation follows a Jan. 8 misdemeanor charge of solicitation of prostitution by Harrisonburg (Virginia) Police Department.
“It is with sadness that I have accepted Luke’s resignation,” wrote President Loren Swartzendruber in a Jan. 12 e ...More
Nurse and communications strategist Beth Toner, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents the first Suter Science Seminar of the spring semester on Friday, Jan. 15, with “Health Care Narrative: How Stories Can Help Transform Health Care.” The seminar will be at 4 p.m. in Suter Scien ...More
Restorative justice within schools can’t exist in a vacuum, says Kathy Evans, an assistant professor of education at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), in a Dec. 29, 2015 article in The Atlantic. Schools also have to address the campus climate issues that contribute to student behavior, she says.
The article, titled “ ...More
As Eastern Mennonite University faculty, staff and students move into the first semester of 2016, we look back at some of the top news items from 2015. There was plenty to cover in the news this year, from the arrival of EMU Lancaster’s first ...More
Reflecting the Mennonite church’s commitment to development and disaster relief, Eastern Mennonite University has long offered degrees that prepare students to work in those fields. As the priorities, needs and philosophies of international service agencies have changed over the years, EMU’s programs have also evolved, with earlier majors in development, nutrition and international agricult ...More
In 1982, soon after he’d finished his undergraduate degree, David Brubaker and his wife Mert moved to Recife, Brazil, for a voluntary service term with Mennonite Central Committee. As assistant country director, Brubaker found himself “learning on the fly” how to manage people, programs and mone ...More