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Eastern Mennonite University celebrates 98th Commencement with 556 degrees conferred

Most of the audience at Eastern Mennonite University’s 98th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 1, didn’t realize the special music provided by the string quartet was a world premiere composition of retiring President Loren E. Swartzendruber ...More

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EMU professors help design grant-funded restorative justice pilot project in Mississippi schools

After recently becoming the first university in the country to offer a graduate certificate in restorative justice in education,  Eastern Mennonite University will soon begin working with school and community leaders in Jackson, Mississippi, to introduce restorative practices to the city’s public school system. ...More

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Three-day conference focuses on Anabaptists and leadership for the common good

What does leadership mean in the Anabaptist tradition today? More than 230 people gathered at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 7-9 to explore that question at “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective.” The conference, sponsored by a spectrum of Mennonite-related organizations and higher education institutions, brought together viewpoints f ...More

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Veterans Administration psychologist and chaplain program director presents ‘Reevaluating the Invisible Wounds of War’

Clinical psychologist Jason Nieuwsma presents a Suter Science Seminar on the invisible wounds of war at 4 p.m., Friday, April 8, in Suter Science 106 at Eastern Mennonite University. Nieuwsma is the associate director for the Veterans Administration Mental Health and Chaplaincy Program and is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke Univ ...More

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Felix Kioko follows his faith from Kenya to Eastern Mennonite University

Anyone who knows sophomore Felix Kioko would be able to tell you that his smile is infectious. He walks around Eastern Mennonite University’s campus and is greeted by many students who have become familiar with him in the short time he has been attending. Though he was initially reluctant to return ...More

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‘Distant Witness,’ adapted from journalist Andrew Carvin’s book, immerses audience in Arab Spring

“Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring, and a Journalism Revolution,” an immersive, multi-media play based on the events of the Arab Spring, will make its full stage debut April 8-10 and April 14-16 at Eastern Mennonite University’s Mainstage Theater in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The production is based on the book of the same name by Andrew Carvin, a Washington D.C.-based jo ...More

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A Different Approach: restorative justice offers Harrisonburg police and the community alternative resolutions

About a year ago, Harrisonburg business owner Cam Murphy noticed a few cellphones missing from the kiosk he owned in the Valley Mall. The inventory just didn’t add up. So, he called the Harrisonburg Police Department. An investigation led to one of his employees — his younger brother. The 18-year-old was stealing phones and submitting them to a ma ...More

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Peacebuilder draws attention to power of local networks to respond to humanitarian and public health crises

Libby Hoffman returns to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), where she attended the Summer Peacebuilding Institute in 1996 and 2000, to talk about humanitarian aid and crisis response. Hoffman is co-founder of Fambul Tok (Family Talk) in Sierra Leone, the world’s first large-scale community-owned and community-l ...More

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Global practitioners reflect on impact of Howard Zehr’s ‘Changing Lenses’ in international journal of restorative justice

When Howard Zehr, now a distinguished professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), was working on his best-known book, Changing Lenses, in the late 1980s, he didn’t know if it would be taken seriously. The book proposed ...More

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‘Conversations on Sexual Violence’ symposium aims to nurture community-building and resilience

A multi-year research project on domestic violence, under the direction of professor Carolyn Stauffer, will be highlighted in a community education symposium at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring. The March 19 symposium, “Conversations on Sexual Violence: Cultivating Community Resilience,” focuses on both preventativ ...More