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Returning to Nepal, professor joins father and brother to offer aid, labor and counseling

Nate Koser spent two years of his adolescence in Nepal with his missionary parents. That’s why the professor of counseling at Eastern Mennonite University traveled back in June and why, when he speaks of the traumas the Nepali people have suffered since t ...More


Jordan Hollinger, now working in the solar industry, sees his undergraduate research published in SolarToday magazine

Recent graduate Jordan Hollinger landed his dream job in energy and environmental policy, after an undergraduate internship that included professor-mentored research on the local economic impacts of Eastern Mennonite University’s solar energy installation. Hollinger actually got his job before he graduated, moving to the Washington D.C. area in t ...More

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Alumni couple shares the love that goes around and comes around with new Fortress of Hope family in Nicaragua

In October, Mitchell and Lauren Yoder left everything they knew for Managua, Nicaragua and the children’s home called Forteleza de Esperanza [Fortress of Hope]. What caused these two Eastern Mennonite University alumni to make such a move, leaving behind full-time teaching jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia? The couple was inspired ...More

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After the tragic loss of her grandson, long-time victim advocate reflects on changing roles and restorative justice

When her 20-year-old grandson was murdered, long-time victim advocate Pamela Leonard, MA ’06 (conflict transformation), found herself suddenly in a new role. What she learned has strengthened her zeal for criminal justice reform. To read more about Eastern Mennonite University alumni involved in law, check out the summer issue of ...More

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Undergraduate students work, share, learn with peacebuilders from around the world at summer institute

This summer, four Eastern Mennonite University undergraduate students worked at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, spending six weeks acting as hosts and ambassadors for approximately 145 international visitors. They were often the first on campus to greet weary travelers arriving from the airport in the wee hours of the night, and they were int ...More

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MA in biomedicine students to benefit from articulation agreement with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has expanded its articulation agreement with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to include acceptance of five biomedicine graduate students who meet entrance criteria. The agreement, which was first established in 2008 for undergraduate students, stipulates that students who are enrolled in the ...More


Ripple Church pastors find spiritual nourishment at seminary’s Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation

Imagine hearing the call to urban ministry, selling your lovingly renovated suburban farmhouse where you’ve lived for 25 years, and moving into an inner city apartment. Imagine your congregation shape-shifting into and out of spaces as it grows – a good problem – but one with its own stressors. Imagine one of your most fervent members being a man who lives under a bridge and ...More

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EMU to host Private College Week July 27-Aug. 1

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is inviting prospective students to discover the educational opportunities available in their own back yard. EMU is among 24 schools participating in the 19th annual Virginia Private College Week, July 27 – August 1, 2015, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV). EMU is waiving th ...More


Winifred Gray-Johnson and her father Wilfred share the EMU and Summer Peacebuilding Institute experience

Like most children, Winifred Gray-Johnson didn’t pay much attention to what her father did for a living. She knew he often traveled from their home in Monrovia, Liberia, to the United States. She knew he occasionally visited a place in Virginia called Eastern Mennonite University. But she never imagined her father’s participation in the 2009 Summ ...More


Nursing major finds that semester cross-cultural in Washington D.C. provides positive pre-clinical experience

Nancy Wharton, who comes from the small town of Strasburg, Virginia, “definitely” wanted to spend her cross-cultural semester in a different country. But the nursing student at Eastern Mennonite University spent some time looking at the “big workload” she was getting herself into, and also wondered if going abroad for a semester late in her college career was a good move. The res ...More