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EMU to Launch Community Health Project

The scenario is commonplace. A young mother or couple, perhaps new to the area and not fluent in English, has what is perceived as an emergency health care situation with their child and either doesn’t know where to turn or shows up at the hospital emergency room. There, it is discerned that the “urgent” need really wasn’t a crisis. This situation, repeated in towns and cities ev ...More

Stoltzfus Sisters

From Brazil to EMU, Sisters Keep Family Bond

HARRISONBURG, Va. – One sister is about to graduate from Eastern Mennonite University, the other is completing her sophomore year after transferring from another school. Each decided independently of the other to attend EMU, but both believe it was one of “the best decisions” they’ve ever made. Luciana Beatriz Stoltzfus – who goes by “Bia” – is finishing up the ...More

EMU science campaign members at Harvard

Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

Laura Yoder

EMU Nursing Prof Recognized for Teaching Excellence

A member of the Eastern Mennonite University nursing department faculty has been honored by the Virginia Student Nurses Association (VSNA). Laura A. Yoder, an assistant professor of nursing, was awarded the “excellence in nurs ...More

EMU Senior Abby Diffenbach

EMU Helps Soccer Standout Refine Life Goals

Instilling a strong sense of what it means to be a part of the global community is one of the core concepts at EMU. It’s often one of the primary reasons students decide to attend. Reflecting on her time at EMU, senior nursing major and star soccer athlete Abby Diffenbach noted tha ...More

EMU alum Nadene Brunk

2010 Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Nadene Brunk, EMU Class of ’75

Compassionate, Gentle Births in Haiti By Ken Heatwole, MD A good cause. Passion. Compassion. High motivation. Extremely motivating. Delicate negotiator. Put all of these into a lady who is already vivacious, likable, and mild-mannered and out comes Nadene Brunk. In 2000, I was on the medical mission team that introduced Nadene to Haiti. Granted, ...More

In Memoriam: Nursing Professor Olive M. Kuhns (1923-2010)

Olive M. Kuhns, 86, professor emerita of nursing at Eastern Mennonite University, died Apr. 22, 2010 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community where she was a resident. Mrs. Kuhns joined the EMU nursing department fa ...More

Masters Program in Nursing Leadership Begins August 2010

The newest graduate-level program at EMU has a “click” and “brick” approach to the learning process. Building on its well-known and respected undergraduate BSN programs, EMU’s nursing department is launching a masters program in nursing leadership and management. The program is designed to prepare graduates to lead and collab ...More

Endowed Scholarship to Honor Nursing Alum Matt Garber

Matt Garber, a well-loved student leader, musician, and 2008 nursing graduate, was known for his strong faith and good sense of humor. EMU hopes the new Matthew Garber Endowed Scholarship Fund, aimed at helping music or nursing students-in-need, will encourage other students to discover their calling. Read more… ...More

Science Seminar Examines Health Care Decisions

Advances in medical technology, from antibiotics and chemotherapy to dialysis and ventilators, have changed not just how we live, but, often, how we die. Providers and patients confront decisions that never existed before. Mimi Mahon, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Mimi ...More