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When the Ebola outbreak limited travel, this environmental sustainability major made new internship plans

Sometimes, the best-made plans fall apart. That’s what happened last summer to senior Gee M. Paegar, Jr., currently in his last semester of environmental sustainability and history studies at Eastern Mennonite University. Paegar, a native of Monrovia, Liberia ...More


Howard Zehr awarded Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award for his groundbreaking leadership in the restorative justice field

Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, has been awarded the Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award in Peace and Justice Studies by the Peace and Justice Studies Ass ...More


Summer seminar on slave narratives at Yale helps English professor on sabbatical delve into historic harms and trauma

During her sabbatical, Eastern Mennonite University English professor Marti Eads is studying how, in one author’s fiction, “the Civil War conflict reverberates in one Appalachian community even after most people there are no longer consciously aware of its relevanc ...More

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Environmental educator Blake Rogers helps residents learn and practice stewardship of Shenandoah Valley resources

Blake Rogers has been involved with the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) since his days representing Turner Ashby High School in Envirothon, an academic contest focused on environmental sciences. Now the 2014 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate runs the programs he once participated in. As a double-major in ...More

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‘Searching for Zion’ author visits campus to kick off 2015-16 Common Read focus on race, identity and culture

Of all the possible suggestions that came to Common Read committee chair Tara Kishbaugh from the Eastern Mennonite University community, one topic bubbled to the surface. “Race,” said Kishbaugh, a chemistry professor who heads the Intellectual Life Committee. “Cros ...More

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Former Virginia attorney general, now against the death penalty, to speak on the issue of mass incarceration

Mark Earley, former state senator and attorney general of Virginia, has changed his mind about incarceration and the ultimate punishment within the United States’ current criminal justice system. While he was attorney general, the state executed 36 people. Now Earley is speaking out about mass incarceration and the death penalty. He currently serves as co-chair of ...More


Counseling Center hosts seminar on the communicative expressions and languages of loss and grief

Based on the success of a similar 2013 seminar, Eastern Mennonite University’s Counseling Center is again hosting a grief, loss and trauma-oriented seminar. “Gathering: The Language of Loss and Grief” will be Friday, Oct. 23, from 8:30-4:30 p.m. at Martin Chapel in the seminary. “Understanding our voice, music, silence, wor ...More

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Contingent of EMU educators to present at annual Peace and Justice Studies Conference in Harrisonburg

As peace and justice studies educators from around the country converge on James Madison University for the Oct. 15-17 Peace and Justice Studies Conference, a large contingent of faculty and alumni of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) are in final preparations. Professor Catherine Barn ...More


Cooperative by Design peacebuilders committed to helping congregations of all denominations through positive change

A Mennonite congregation is going through a restructuring process. Its members sense that the 20- and 30-somethings in its community desire a different model for congregational life, but they don’t have a clear plan or vision to make the change. What is the next step? The answer: Cooperative by Design (CBD), which describes itself as ...More


Junior Hannah Daley preps for grad school with NSF- sponsored summer lab research on caffeine and athletes

Does caffeine provide a benefit to athletes? This deceptively simple question guided Hannah Daley’s research this summer. Daley, who is planning a career in environmental chemistry, is a junior double major in chemistry and environmental sustainability at E ...More