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History Prof Traces Life of Idiosyncratic Character

Elisha Kent Kane was an enigmatic figure in the annuals of American history – a sickly Philadelphia physician of the 19th century who transformed himself into an Arctic explorer and best-selling author. Mark Metzler Sawin Now, a new book by ...More

History Prof Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Mark Metzler Sawin, associate professor of history An EMU professor has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Zagreb in the central European nation of Croatia during the 2008-09 academic year. ...More

EMU Class to Host Candidates’ Debate

Independent candidate Janice Lee Allen and Democratic candidate Sam Rasoul will hold a debate at EMU 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the President’s Reception Room on second floor of the University Commons. Allen and Rasoul are challenging the Hon. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s seat for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. Although Rep. Goodlatte was consulted and i ...More

Ten Faculty Join EMU Roster

EMU will have 10 new full-time teaching faculty members when fall semester of the 2008-09 academic year begins Aug. 26. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Marie S. Morris, undergraduate academic dean, are: Aaron M. Kauffman Aaron Kauffman K ...More

Al Keim: A Man On A Mission

Loved Ones Honor Keim’s ‘Journey Of Discovery’ By Kate Prahlad, Daily News-Record Albert N. Keim was remembered Tuesday by his family and friends as a fierce intellectual, an unassuming man and a doting grandfather. At a memorial service at Park View Mennonite Church, a packed house listened to tributes that celebrated his academic work and hi ...More

Veteran EMU History Prof Al Keim Dies

Al Keim, EMU professor emeritus of history Albert N. (Al) Keim, 72, professor emeritus of history at EMU, died June 27, 2008 at University of Virginia Medical Center. He had a successful liver transplant in 2007, but his health had declined in ...More

‘Mennonite Trek’ Presentation Set at EMU

James C. Juhnke, professor emeritus of history at Bethel College James C. Juhnke, professor emeritus of history at Bethel College, N. Newton, Kan., will give an illustrated presentation on a strange, uncertain segment of Mennonite history 3:50-5:15 p.m. Thursday ...More

Sweet Lemons – Mennonites and Iranians Relate

Dan Wesser, professor of international and political studies at EMU, gives an overview of the Iran visit, assisted by (l. to r.): Paul Yoder, Rachel Spory, Josh Brubaker and Fatemeh Darabi, a CJP student from Iran. Photos by Jim Bishop It was ...More

Foreign Film Series Crosses Boundaries

By Kelly Jasper, Daily News-Record Dan Wessner, professor of international studies at EMU The lights flicked on, and 40 pairs of eyes shifted their focus from the auditorium screen over to Dan Wessner. An hour and a half earl ...More

Historians Examine Amish, Mennonite Response to Civil War Conflict

James O. Lehman, librarian emeritus at EMU and archivist for Virginia Mennonite Conference Two experts in Anabaptist studies have collaborated on the first scholarly examination of pacifism during the Civil War. “Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil War,& ...More