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EMU Students Named ‘Teachers of Promise’

Ten Eastern Mennonite University seniors have been named “Teachers of Promise” based on their academic credentials, their commitment to the teaching profession and their exemplary character. The students were among those recognized at the 8th annual Teachers of Promise (TOP) Institute held Mar. 25-26 at James Madison University. More than 200 education majors from the Commonw ...More

Education grad gets national teaching award

Jolene Kratz, 2008 EMU grad Jolene Kratz, who has completed her first year of teaching in the Rockingham County Public School System, has been selected to attend the 2009 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a five-day professional development program for third- through fifth-grade e ...More

Third Member of Extended Lehman Family Dies

Elsie E. Lehman Elsie E. Lehman, 85, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 5, 2009 at Oak Lea, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. She was professor emerita of education. From 1956 to 1988, Miss Lehman taught in EMU’s education depart ...More

Veteran Education Prof Mourned

A retired long-time member of the education department faculty died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Esther K. Lehman, 85, professor emerita of education at EMU, was a resident of Oak Lea, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, for six years. Esther K. Lehman, professor eme ...More

EMU Names New Faculty and Staff

EMU will have 16 new undergraduate and graduate faculty members when fall semester classes begin Aug. 29, 2007. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Beryl H. Brubaker, EMU provost, and Dr. Marie S. Morris, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Kirsten Eve Beachy, assistant professor of English. Beachy earned a BA with a double major ...More

State Recognizes EMU ‘Teachers of Promise’

Teachers of Promise (l. to r.): Katrina Martin, Kendal Swartzendruber, EMU professor Lori H. Leaman and Shannon Yoder. Absent: Rachel Sims. Photo by Jim Bishop Four Eastern Mennonite University seniors preparin ...More

Middle School Students Sample College Life

EMU’s middle school education class hosted a “College for a Day” event Thursday, Mar. 22 for some lucky local middle schoolers. ...More

Bookfair to Benefit EMU Early Learning Center

Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 289 Burgess Road in the Harrisonburg Crossing Shopping Center, is holding a “Bookfair” Dec. 14-17 to benefit the Early Learning Center at Eastern Mennonite University. Customers can present a voucher at the cash register at the time of purchase and a percentage of the net sale will be donated to the EMU ed ...More

City’s Youngest, Newest Principal

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record When it comes to major life events, Sandy Thorpe tends to double up. In 1975, she began life as a double ...More

EMU Announces New Faculty

Eastern Mennonite University will have nine new undergraduate teaching faculty members when the fall semester opens Aug. 30, 2006. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Beryl H. Brubaker, EMU provost, and Dr. Marie S. Morris, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: ...More