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Regional peacebuilders learn and practice new skills at one-day event modeled after Summer Peacebuilding Institute

In the opening ceremony at this month’s SPI Community Day, each participant made an introduction and shared hopes and dreams. One military veteran came to Eastern Mennonite University to “learn how to use my leadership skills to benefit my community.” Others asked to create cooperation through difference, to ...More

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On the Suter seminar agenda: physician-alumnus to speak on hepatitis C and neuroscientist on the neurobiology of pain

Two doctors headline the next two Suter Science Seminars at Eastern Mennonite University. Kevin Steiner, a 2002 alumnus and internal medicine physician in Massachusetts, speaks about hepatitis C on Monday, Feb. 15 [now rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2:25 p.m.]. Neuroscientist Jason Wells, chair of the Divisio ...More

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Artist-activist connects communities in and out of prison with bold public art projects

As an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, Mark Strandquist began the “Windows from Prison” project that continues today. He asks incarcerated men, women, and teens to respond to the following question: “If you could have a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?” ...More

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Suter Science Seminar audience learns from case studies with surgeon and EMU alumnus

Only someone with a great passion for surgery could say that gallstones “can be very pretty.” Laura Rosenberger ’03 has that passion. Rosenberger, now a surgical breast oncology fellow at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, returned to Eastern Mennonite University on Feb. 5 to give a Suter Science Seminar lecture a ...More

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Nursing professor Laura Yoder uses ‘Last Lecture’ to contemplate perfection and transformation through God

Laura Yoder, associate professor of nursing, gave her “last lecture” in the Northlawn Great Lounge on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Yoder started out by assuring the audience that she was not, in fact, leaving Eastern Mennonite University any time soon. Yoder’s lecture explored the idea of perfection as completeness, and what compl ...More

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EMU leadership conference to create a new paradigm of “Leading into the Common Good”

Author and speaker Peter Block headlines a list of notable speakers for “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective,” a conference for practitioners, scholars and students April 7-9, 2016, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Block, a well-known expert on organizational dev ...More

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CJP partners with Kellogg Foundation’s new national initiative on truth, racial healing and transformation

Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding has been invited to partner with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in a new initiative aimed at truth, racial healing and transformation in the United States. The goal of the multi-y ...More


Surgeon Laura Rosenberger kicks off spring Suter Science Lectures with talk about residency experiences

A decade and a half ago, Laura Rosenberger set records as a national champion pole vaulter for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). These days, though, it’s her medical career that’s soaring. This past July, she began work as a surgical breast oncology fellow at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Rosenberger will be back at EMU on Friday, Feb. 5, to present “Goiter ...More

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Defense-victim outreach pioneer Tammy Krause earns CJP Alumni Award for Outstanding Service

Tammy Krause, a 1999 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), has been selected for the center’s Alumni Award for Outstanding Service. Krause, a resident of Harrisonburg, Virginia, has worked on federal capital cases throughout the United States for the past 19 years. Her involvement in the legal prof ...More


Doreen Ruto, alumna and peacebuilding partner in Africa, is remembered warmly for her many gifts

Doreen Ruto Jemutai, MA ’06, an integral supporter and partner of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Doreen’s peacebuilding work, anchored in her native Kenya, spanned multiple countries in Africa, as well as the United S ...More