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This Nurse Hopes to Work Herself Out of a Job in Guatemala

Even though Jeanette Nisly fell in love with Guatemala on a cross-cultural with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), she never would have dreamed that she would return four months after she graduated, marry a Guatemalan, have two children, and remain for 17 years. Nisly, who majored in nursing at EMU, is the in-country coordinator for the Guatemal ...More

Cadaver dissection gives EMU pre-med and biology students big advantages in medical school

EMU’s Cadaver Dissection Gives Pre-Med Students Big Advantage

After some preliminary classroom lectures and PowerPoints, it was time for Jason Hostetter ’07 and a handful of other upper-level EMU biology students to get down to business in a laboratory in the bottom floor of the science center. Studying human anatomy with colorful charts is one thing. Using a scalpel and an actual, recently living person is an entirely dif ...More

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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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RMH Recognizes EMU Nursing Alum

RMH has named three nurses the first recipients of the Excellence in Nursing Practice awards—Eliza Burkholder, RN, 5 West; Eileen Phillips, RN, Pre-/Post-Surgical Care; and Gina Yost, RN, Information Systems. The RMH Nursing Division created the new Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards to recognize outstanding nurses. RMH nurses are nominated for the awards by their peers and s ...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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EMU to offer parish nursing course

Registered nurses who are looking to gain skills to serve as a counselor, advocate and educator in their church community are invited to participate in the parish nursing course to be offered this fall at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The parish nursing course is sponsored by EMU’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP).  The course is offered to any registered nurse or upper-le ...More

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EMU nursing students aid clients

For five Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) nursing students, the busy semester before graduation in May 2011, included a month’s volunteering at Patchwork Pantry in Harrisonburg, Va., each Wednesday. Tsega Mamo, of Ethiopia, explained her duties as “to take blood pressures and also to teach clients about ways to improve their lifestyles, to keep their blood pressure within the r ...More

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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

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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

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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