It was, he’ll tell you, something of a crazy decision to come to Eastern Mennonite University. Jason Lewkowicz and his family were settled and happy in Hannibal, Missouri, where he’d spent three years building the first track and field program at Hannibal-LaGrange University.
The year before he came, those programs at EMU were hanging on by a thread. The men’s cross country team ha ...More
“Unarmed Black Man Shot Dead by Police”
The black-man-killed headline (above) could appear in any newspaper, in any city in the United States, where “land of the free” appears to not extend to an African American male’s freedom to keep his life.
Motivated by this realization, 27 faculty, staff and students of Eastern Mennonite University gathered on the steps of Northl ...More
Four years ago, Chereè Hammond joined the faculty in the master’s in counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University. Shortly after beginning the semester – it was a Wednesday, she remembers – she shaved her head.
She was tired of combing out clumps, of seeing precious strands between her fingers when she casual ...More
On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables. The job represents a broad value woven through the fabric of university life: a commitment to sustainability.
EMU was among 173 schools nationwide named ...More
For more than 30 years, undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite University have been required to immerse themselves in a culture different from their own before graduation. This unusual requirement was the focus of a luncheon address by EMU President Loren Swartzendruber on September 8.
Speaking to about 100 members of the ...More
In their kick-off convocation remarks for the 2014-15 school year, two of Eastern Mennonite University’s leaders highlighted the increasing diversity among EMU’s student population.
“The class of 2018 is the most racially, ethnically, and nationally diverse incoming class in the history of EMU,” provost Fred Kniss told a capacity crowd of ...More
Senior Kara Lofton ponders the university’s Common Read program, now in Year 2, after reading the assigned book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
I’m big on reading books (no TV at home when growing up) and consider myself decently informed about the university that I’ll be getting a degree from in December, but I had never heard of the Common ...More
The graduate program in biomedicine at Eastern Mennonite University has appointed its first “scholar-in-residence.” He is Joseph Longacher, a physician who spent most of his career in Richmond, Virginia.
Since the majority of the students in the two-year-old program are headed to careers in healthcare, it makes sense that the first scholar- ...More
From August to April, students are the life blood of Eastern Mennonite University. After that, the faces on campus may be less familiar, but EMU’s heart keeps beating strong with summertime institutes and programs, sports camps, renovation and maintenance work, and groups who rent campus facilities.
This essay by EMU research professor Lisa Schirch, PhD, was first published on the website of the International Committee of the Red Cross on June 23, 2014. As background context, June 24 marks the 1 ...More