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EMU theater experience has been ‘soul-snatching’ for this history-major-turned-award-winning-dramaturg

Senior Derrick Turner believes in letting theater speak for itself. His position as a dramaturg facilitates exactly that – providing a design team, cast, and audience with the information necessary for a play’s message to be conveyed.  Turner’s intensive research and insight for Eastern Mennonite University’s fall 2015 production of the musical “ ...More

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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

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Scholars in Washington D.C. this fall semester land prestigious internships

Eastern Mennonite University’s home away from home in Washington D.C. — the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) — is just that to three diverse groups of students this semester. Living and working in the nation’s capital and in the multicultural Brookland neighborhood is always a cross- ...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

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Ten EMU graduates earn Cords of Distinction for contributions to campus and community

Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2015 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were c ...More

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During her internship, senior Sara Ritchie mingles with political leaders at Selma march

The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, was so packed with people that Eastern Mennonite University senior Sara Ritchie could not see asphalt when she looked back toward the crowd. Ritchie had traveled to Selma as an intern with The Faith & Politics Institute (FPI) and as a student at EMU’s Washington ...More

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Jess Rheinheimer, stellar basketball forward and nursing major, named one of five in nation to Academic First Team

Eastern Mennonite University junior Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has been named to the ...More

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People of color have good reasons for viewing police as racist, law as arbitrary, says University of Kansas expert

The reasons and ways in which police stop and investigate citizens indicate a racial hierarchy, argued Charles R. Epp in a lecture coinciding with Black History Month at Eastern Mennonite University. Given as one of the Albert Keim History Lecture Series, Epp’s talk centered around his co-written book Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship. Epp and his c ...More

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Expert on racial profiling by law enforcement officers to speak at EMU

“Overall, black drivers are nearly three times more likely than whites to be subjected to investigatory stops,” write University of Kansas Professors Charles R. Epp and Steven Maynard-Moody in an article for Washington Monthly. Their award-winning book Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, co-written with Professor Donald P. Haider-Markel, collates and ...More

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Professor and former NASA researcher shares about science, faith, and the mysterious universe

Have you ever wondered if animals are conscious? Are plants conscious? Does an amoeba have free will? David Pruett, James Madison University emeritus professor of mathematics, recently argued in a Suter Science Seminar that particles as basic as electrons and photons may have at least some elemental consciousness and free will. Evolution, then, is a distilling process that concent ...More