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After bonding over shared ‘third-culture kid’ experience, psychology professor and student collaborate on research

When she started her sophomore year of high school, Kim Brenneman suddenly wasn’t in Kansas anymore. Her family had moved to northern India, and Brenneman – now a professor and chair of the EMU Psychology Department – spent the next two years attending the Woodstock School. It wasn ...More

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Deana Moren Baker ’86, All-ODAC and All-American player, is inducted in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

When Deana Moren Baker ’86 was in middle school in Bremen, Indiana, her basketball team held practice in the school cafeteria because the boys were using the gym. They took layups using the Peter Pan mascot’s head on the wall as a stand-in for a basket. When she was in high school, wearing polyester uniforms and tube socks, the long shots she took with the larger boys’ ball then in ...More

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‘Be the community you wish to see in the world’: Center for Justice and Peacebuilding graduates 37

The Center of Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University celebrated their 2016 graduates in a Sunday evening ceremony at Martin Chapel with singing, short speeches and recognition of each graduate. A choir of African students led by Professor Carl Stauffer opened first with ...More

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Eastern Mennonite University celebrates 98th Commencement with 556 degrees conferred

Most of the audience at Eastern Mennonite University’s 98th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 1, didn’t realize the special music provided by the string quartet was a world premiere composition of retiring President Loren E. Swartzendruber ...More

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Skillful, talented seminary class includes graduates with dual MBA and counseling degrees

Matt Stearn’s walk across the Eastern Mennonite Seminary commencement stage on April 30 was not only a personal milestone, but an institutional one. Stearn is the first student to complete the Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree since the program began ...More

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Ten seniors honored with Cords of Distinction for their impact on campus and community

Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 30, 2016 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were c ...More

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Commencement Exercises Indoors; Live Stream available

Watch livestream of ceremonies at: http://emu.edu/live-video/ Due to inclement weather, the 2016 commencement exercises will be held in Yoder Arena at 1 p.m. with doors opening to the arena at 12:15. Parking is available on the north side of the University Commons with handicapped parking and drop off at the front of the building off of Par ...More

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Susan Schultz Huxman, Ph.D., appointed as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president

Susan Schultz Huxman, PhD, has been appointed as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president by unanimous vote from both the university’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Mennonite Education Agency. Huxman is currently president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She will officially assume office on Jan. 1, 2017. Her selection follows a 10-m ...More

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Celebrating Service: Special projects manager Jack Rutt keeps his finger on EMU’s pulse, but with a bit more time off

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Jack Rutt, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their service and deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here, as well as advice for those of us still laboring onwards. Please stay tuned ...More

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Winning C. Henry Smith orator examines conflict in the Mennonite church; other winners explore gun violence, race

“My speech wrote itself,” said Bethany Chupp, winner of the C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The winning speech, titled “Standing At the Door,” came so easily because of some long-term deep thinking about two different experiences: traveling through the Middle East during her c ...More