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
Daniel Shenk-Moreno visited Barcelona six times in the past year. The city offers many attractions, but for Shenk-Moreno, a lifelong Barcelona fan, seeing his favorite soccer team defeat Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinal was the highlight.
He was in the city again for the league’s final, and even though Barcelona’s ultimate win happened in Berlin, the local celebra ...More
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?”
On her Facebook page, Martha Woodroof offers the following whirlwind summary of her career journey: “NPR freelancer, WMRA public radio person, restaurateur, essayist, country music jock, college dropout, TV talk show host, newspaper dogsbody, constant gardener, railroad crew hotelier, grad school dropout, fai ...More
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
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
During her sabbatical, Eastern Mennonite University English professor Marti Eads is studying how, in one author’s fiction, “the Civil War conflict reverberates in one Appalachian community even after most people there are no longer consciously aware of its relevanc ...More
Of all the possible suggestions that came to Common Read committee chair Tara Kishbaugh from the Eastern Mennonite University community, one topic bubbled to the surface.
“Race,” said Kishbaugh, a chemistry professor who heads the Intellectual Life Committee. “Cros ...More
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
They are individuals willing to get their hands dirty, be flexible, make mistakes, be challenged, and to live simply in communities around the world. They do not come as experts, but as people who have a desire to learn from others, value building relationships, and are passionate about working for peace and social justice.
This is how Wade Snowdon, coordinator of the ...More