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EMU’s 30-year-old pre-engineering program expands to a four-year degree

Overseeing construction of a footbridge connecting a rural Latin American village to the wider world,[1] deepening our collective human understanding of bubble science,[2] or helping design a new and improved airplane wing[3] are admirable creative and scientific feats that might appea ...More

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Two-day academy offers introductory training in restorative justice in education

Eastern Mennonite University will offer a Restorative Justice in Education Academy June 27-28 on the Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus. The event, sponsored by EMU’s Master of Arts in Education program, will focus on using restorative practices in pre-K through 12th grade settings. ...More

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Four alumni named to The Mennonite’s ’20 Under 40′ committed to faith

Four alumni are among The Mennonite’s “20 Under 40” honorees, selected for their commitment to “following Jesus” and finding “value in the Christian faith and community.” The honorees were selected from 120 nominations of nearly 90 individuals. Sarah Hooley, 28, lives and ...More

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Coming To The Table’s ‘National Gathering’ marks 10 years of acknowledging the wounds of slavery

“Our days are going to be long and our work is going to be hard, but when you leave here, you will also be refreshed,” said Sharon Leslie Morgan in greeting her fellow truth-tellers and truth-seekers on Friday. From Georgia, New York, Oregon, Illinois, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Hawaii and around the United States: more than 90 people have come to Eastern Mennonite University for the ...More

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Fourth cohort of Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program begins their studies at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Eight women who comprise the fourth cohort of Eastern Mennonite University’s Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program will return to Kenya this week after intensive studies at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute. The women, selected from a competitive process earlier this year, have diverse p ...More

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Outreach chamber quartet brings together biology, religion, education majors and yes, one future professional musician, to give the gift of music in unusual venues

Isaac Dahl is a religious and intercultural studies major. Quinn Kathrineberg plans on a career as an English teacher. Maria Yoder wants to be a doctor. Among the members of this string quartet, only Jacinda Stahly is a music major. That was a point that Richi Yowell, program director at Gemeinschaft Home ...More

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Twenty Winchester Medical Center nurses graduate from on-site RN-BSN program with more cohorts on the way

Year after year, Keith McNeely watched his fellow nurses at Winchester Medical Center make the weekly 65-plus mile drive to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) as they worked towards their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. McNeely, a nurse in the cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit, enrolled twice but, as he says, “life got in the way. ...More

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Harrisonburg native and internationally renowned countertenor headlines 24th annual Bach Festival

Nathan Medley, a Harrisonburg High School graduate who has earned international recognition, will headline this year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The June 12-19 festival will include three major festival concerts, a Sunday morning “Leipzig Service,” a week-long chamber music series, a Baroque workshop, prog ...More

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Teach, model, grow and live in empathy to build world peace, says interfaith expert Marc Gopin at Frontier Luncheon

Moved by the realization that the Syrian war was dissolving into the depths of a horrific proxy war in which religious extremism was a problem but not the main problem, Dr. Marc Gopin, an expert in interfaith peacebuilding, sought a new way of thinking. His methods, he said, had become “rather inadequate” in the big scheme of this savage conflict. “We can’t change history,” Gop ...More

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Working with the urban poor, Grace Schrock-Hurst Prasetyo earns 2016 Outstanding Young Alum recognition

Why would Grace Schrock-Hurst Prasetyo ’10, Eastern Mennonite University Young Alumnus of the Year for 2016, choose to live, indefinitely, half a world away from her family of origin, in a slum community built on a city trash pile? “I think my parents are mostly to blame,” Prasetyo says, laughing. Prasetyo, was born in Honduras to Luke ’82 and ...More