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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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Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman gains appreciation for Anabaptist leadership and values during campus visit

Internationally known speaker and psychologist Daniel Goleman visited Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on Saturday, April 2, for a day-long training and evening lecture. Among those in the appreciative audience was EMU President Loren Swartzendruber. In a recent interview, he named Gole ...More

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Celebrating Service: Pamela Rutt heads back to the classroom, fulfilling a dream as a sign language interpretor

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Pamela Rutt, former assistant director of the graduate teacher education program  in Lancaster, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their service and deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here, as well ...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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New men’s ministry creates a space to take on the tough questions of masculinity, identity and faith

During one recent Friday lunch hour, a group of about a dozen male students, faculty and staff gathered around tables in Eastern Mennonite University’s dining hall and broached the question, “What makes men men?” Is it careers, athletic ability, attitude, even facial hair? A vigorous discussion followed, and the Campus Min ...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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Celebrating Service: Counseling program co-founder David Glanzer looks to sailing and the West for restoration and rejuvenation

This spring, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them David Glanzer, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here.  Please stay tuned as we feature retiring faculty and staff (at least those were ...More

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‘Emotional Intelligence’ author Dan Goleman joins EMU graduate counseling faculty to share latest research on focus

Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers. Goleman visits Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Saturday, April 2, for two educational opportu ...More

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Celebrating Service: Linda Alley plans to move ‘more fully’ into callings as spiritual director, retreat leader and writer

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Linda Lefever Alley, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their service and deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here, as well as advice for those of us still laboring onwards. We’re ...More

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Latino Student Alliance’s beautiful ‘alfombra’ is the centerpiece for a Holy Week chapel service

More than 150 members of the Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary community gathered in the campus center Wednesday for a Holy Week service around the “alfombra,” or carpet, a colorful tradition of Central America and Mexico. [See slideshow below.] The four sections of the alfombra, made of rice, flour and other materials and created by EMU’s ...More