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EMU Welcomes New Faculty for 2012-13

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 10 new faculty to the ranks for the 2012-13 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost, and Nancy Heisey, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Adriana Rojas Campbell, In ...More

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EMU Students Tap Veterans and Conscientious Objectors for WWII History Project

Leroy Plaugher, a World War II army veteran, likes young people to be interested in the war, even if they go beyond the usual battle stories to explore the less-known stories of conscientious objectors and the men and women who were on a “different front line.” Plaugher was among a group of veterans and conscientious objectors who participated in “Ways of War & Peac ...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

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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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170 North American Writers Gather at EMU

Traveling almost 4,000 miles from their home in Alberta, Canada, acclaimed Canadian writer Rudy Wiebe and his wife Tena joined 170 other writers and fans of the written word at a bi-national conference on Mennonite writing held at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) March 29 to April 1, 2012. (Photos are online at emu.edu/photos/mennonites-writ ...More

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Mennonite Writing Conference Coming to EMU

Registration EXTENDED to March 23! Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will host a Mennonite writing conference and literary festival March 29-April 1. The sixth in a series of Mennonite Writing conferences in the United States and Canada, the conference comes to the East Coast of the Unite ...More

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Writers Read Hosts Award Winning Author

The last Writers Read Dinner and Author series of the year will feature Lee Peterson, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, Thursday, Feb. 23. Peterson will read from her works following dinner at 5:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. Several of the author’s books will be available for purc ...More

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Spaces Filling Up for Writers Read

Spaces are filling up for the Thursday, Jan. 26, Writers Read dinner and author series at Eastern Mennonite University. Renown poet and author, Diane Gillam Fisher, will read from her works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel. ...More

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As You Go…Are You Preaching or Walking?

A reflection from Don Clymer, professor of language and literature at EMU. Originally posted in The Mennonite, November issue. The faces of the flight attendants tensed up as we entered the plane. We were on the last leg of a semester-abroad sojourn through Guatemala and Mexic ...More

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Activist, Artist to Speak at Writer’s Read

The language and literature department at EMU will hold its second Writers Read program of the year Thursday, Oct. 13. Renown author and artist Sehba Sarwar, will read from her works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary ...More