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.
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
Gift & Thrift and Booksavers of Virginia, the reclaimed goods stores benefiting Mennonite Central Committee, are about to grow.
Officials with the businesses held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate an upcoming $3.8 million expansion project at their 731 Mount Clinton Pike location.
Bryan Welch, CEO of B The Change Media and founder of Mother Earth News, comes to Harrisonburg to join in “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective,” a conference for practitioners, scholars and students April 7-9, 2016, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Welch will spe ...More
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
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
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
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
In the fall of 1977, I was preparing to be a resident assistant in Northlawn residence hall. I needed to pick a Bible verse to be a theme for our hall. Thus it was that taped to each door were two construction paper foot prints and a name tag for each student, and the bulletin board at the end of the hall boldly proclaimed these words of the apostle Paul, from II Corinthians 5:7: “We walk by ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will host a prayer vigil for victims of the Hesston, Kansas shootings and for the Hesston community on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Hesston College, located a few miles from the site of the shooting, is a sister Mennonite school of EMU, with many connections between the two communities.
The vigil will be at Thomas Plaza, between the Campus Cen ...More