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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

Adult degree completion program class

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

HCHC3

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