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EMU Welcomes Eastern American Studies Association Conference

EMU is pleased to host nearly 100 historians from more than 25 colleges and universities for the annual Eastern American Studies Association Conference March 22 and 23. The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Join Eastern regional chapter members at the 2013 conference “E P ...More

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Couple Competes Separately, Wins Together

What do you do with old research papers? If you are Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates Kaitlin Heatwole and Nathan Hershberger, you submit it to a competition and win $500 each. Heatwole and Hershberger tied for top honors in the Anabaptist research paper contest, sponsored by the ...More

Cords of Distinction Ceremony

Graduates Honored for Contributions to Campus, Community

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “Cords of Distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 28 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on student life, for their contributions to developing the institution’s pos ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

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Laying Down the Law at Harvard

Graduating with a liberal arts degree and a minor in pre-law from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2010, Karissa Sauder wanted to challenge herself in the legal field but maintain a foundation of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. She found that unique blend at Harvard. ...More

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Long-Time Church Historian, Irvin B. Horst, Dies

Irvin B. Horst, a former Eastern Mennonite University professor who devoted most of his life to Anabaptist history, research and thought, died Apr. 23, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.  He was 95. Dr. Horst taught church history and English literature courses at EMU from 1955 to 1967. During this time, he worked to increase holdings at the Menno Simons Historical Librar ...More

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Rare Books Landing New Home

Melody Keim never truly believed her father when the late Eastern Mennonite University history professor humbly claimed his extensive book collection was a way to build toward retirement. Albert N. Keim’s collection of hundreds of books proved to be much more than a future payoff. The passion was a way of sharing time with his daughter while antiquing, a testament to his love o ...More

1968 history graduate earns a top position in New York courts

Luis A. Gonzalez, 1968 EMU grad, is now presiding justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the First Judicial Department, New York City. A 1968 EMU history graduate has become the first Latino to be appointed to one of ...More

‘Food and Farming Week’ Underway at EMU

EMU is holding its annual “Food and Farming Week” Monday through Saturday, Mar. 23-28. Activities will open with a presentation 8 p.m. Monday, Mar. 23 in Suter Science Center room 109 on “food issues in Africa.” The presenter is Debbie Scott, who recently completed a three-year term of service in Nairobi, Kenya with Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, Pa. ...More

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