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Four senior leaders leave behind a thriving and visible Latino Student Alliance on campus

This month saw a symbolic “passing of the torch” in the Latino Student Alliance at Eastern Mennonite University, as four comadres, their friendship forged by a common love of heritage and culture, moved out of leadership positions they have held for the past three years. The women, all seniors, are largely responsible for the visibility and resurgence of the club, known as LSA, ove ...More

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Workshop, chapel and exhibit on ‘Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery’ highlight colonialism and its effects on indigenous peoples

The traveling history exhibit “Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery” is currently open at Eastern Mennonite University’s Campus Center through March 2. The discovery doctrine is a “philosophical and legal framework dating to the 15th century” that supports the way in which colonial powers claimed land belonging to indigenous peoples, according to exhibit coordinators. In the U ...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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An internship in Memphis last summer gave this future teacher the opportunity to share her love of learning

Education, social justice, Christ-centered, equity, MEMPHIS! With these five themes, Quinn Kathrineberg, a junior English education major at Eastern Mennonite University, recently attempted to spark interest among her fellow classmates about Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR). In t ...More

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Restorative justice programs in schools need to build slowly and address campus climate issues, says professor Kathy Evans in The Atlantic

Restorative justice within schools can’t exist in a vacuum, says Kathy Evans, an assistant professor of education at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), in a Dec. 29, 2015 article in The Atlantic. Schools also have to address the campus climate issues that contribute to student behavior, she says. The article, titled “ ...More

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Retiring professor Don Clymer reflects on the power of vulnerability when students say to each other “You are Beloved of God”

In this blog post, Professor Don Clymer reflects on leading, witnessing and participating in a simple practice in the classroom, and the “wonderful gift of love” that students share through their own transformation and reflection. In the required Senior Seminar, whic ...More

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Poverty simulation, set up by Virginia Cooperative Extension, challenges students with ‘real-life’ choices

“We started out in a bad situation, and nothing got better … I tried to go to work,” said the unmarried father of a one-year-old. Despite working full-time, he was unable to pay the mortgage and utilities, leading to eviction. Suddenly the father found himself, his girlfriend, and his child in a homeless shelter. He had no money for transportation to seek help from social services. ...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

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Author Todd Wynward shares a wild way of discipleship, more ‘earth-honoring, empire-resisting, despair-erasing’

Wilderness lovers, sustainability advocates, farmers, writers, educators and seminarians – Todd Wynward’s message, shared during a series of events from Oct. 1-7 at Eastern Mennonite University, will appeal to anyone striving to live intentionally, lightly and joyfully on this earth. Wynward, who lives in Taos, New Mexico, is author of ...More

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Eastern Mennonite University welcomes twelve new faculty members for 2015-2016 academic year

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty to the ranks for the 2015-16 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost; Michael King, vice president and seminary dean; Deirdre Sme ...More