A recent symposium on restorative justice at Harvard University gave Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) professor Carl Stauffer an opportunity to speak on lessons learned from the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission and call attention to Sierra Leone for an accomplishment beyond the latest Ebola update.
Stauffer spoke about ...More
If one particular young man in Harrisonburg had stolen from his employer a few months earlier, he might have found himself standing before a judge, facing a possible jail sentence. Thanks to a new restorative justice program with the Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), however, this young thief instead found himself facing his employer to tal ...More
Before classes begin at Smithland Elementary School in Harrisonburg each morning, beeps, beats and bass can be heard from Perry Shank’s music room. His students are learning the art of sound engineering with the help of music-mixing technology and scientific toys.
Shank [EMU BA ’99 in music] teaches his classes and the school’s DJ club how to make electronic music by layering ...More
Marking its 20th anniversary year during 2014-15, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) will be conferring its first Alumni Award for Outstanding Service on Ali Gohar, a Pakistani national who earned a CJP master’s degree in 2002 on a Fulbright scholarship.
“This award will be given annually for CJP alumni who have demonstrated exceptiona ...More
In the summer of 2000, Osvaldo Blackaller `07, a native of Monclova, Mexico, found himself in Harrisonburg married to the love of his life, Joanna. Oz – as everyone calls him – began working full time at Cargill, but felt a nagging urge to finish his degree.
Getting into schools proved more difficult than expected with lots of hoops to jump through as an international student and cla ...More
It was the first Mennonite cookbook ever published by anything more than a local congregation or a small regional printer.
People have referred to this cookbook as the “mother” or “grandmother” of all Mennonite cookbooks.
When one person heard the cookbook was about to be published in a new edition, s ...More
As he nears completion of his graduate degree in conflict transformation at Eastern Mennonite University, 23-year-old Fabrice J. Guerrier just marked another accomplishment of many since his formative years in his native country of Haiti: he is one of 24 recipients of the ...More
When Kirk King graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 1997, the longtime baseball player stepped off the pitcher’s mound for good and headed into an Oregon classroom as a middle school math teacher. A few years later, though, he was looking for a change.
That’s when he found an unlikely “ticket” to his dream career: working at a marketing company that specialized in teach ...More
Seven top healthcare professionals comprise the new consulting team for the three-year-old MA in biomedicine program at Eastern Mennonite University. Among the seven is the former dean of Harvard Medical School.
The biomedicine program prepares students for careers in medicine, hospital administration, teaching and other fields. Many of the current students did not pursue majors in colle ...More
Leymah Gbowee, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, loves small local initiatives that fight the problems of the world. So when she heard that a group of international students at a college in Virginia were raising funds for orphans of the Ebola plague in her native Li ...More