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Campus, community issued ‘Royal Challenge’ to shape up, have fun

Eastern Mennonite University’s department of recreation sports and intramurals is issuing a challenge to students, faculty and staff and the local community. On Saturday, Nov. 9, EMU will host the first-ever “Royal Challenge,” designed to promote holistic development across campus and the community, said Phil Tieszen, event leader and assistant director of student progr ...More

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Renowned thinker on the intersection of evolution, ecology and ‘a transcendent presence’ visits EMU

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EMU, Seminary alumnus named president of Virginia Mennonite Missions

Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member sear ...More

EMU professor, MCC representative fast for reform

Each morning, before heading to work at Eastern Mennonite University, nursing professor Ann Graber Hershberger chows down on breakfast. When she goes home, her angry stomach demands dinner, and she obliges. Her lack of lunch isn’t an oversight or a necessary negligence d ...More

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Jason Good becomes EMU’s director of admissions

The admissions department at Eastern Mennonite University will be led by Jason Good, PhD, beginning Oct. 7. Graduating from EMU in 2005 with a double major in sociology and environmental science, Good has filled a number of roles at EMU: admissions counselor, associate director of admissions, director of retention, women’s h ...More

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Restorative justice highlighted by Gandhi Center award and state-wide mediation conference

More than 100 members of the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN), the state’s largest professional association for mediators and mediation scholars, gathered on campus for a September 28-29 conference co-hosted by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University. ...More

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Drafty, old, beloved Martin House yields place for future lovely, traffic-smart entrance to EMU

Facebook lit up with nostalgic comments when Eastern Mennonite University posted a photo of Martin House being torn down in August 2013. Hundreds of students had lived there since the 1960s, when EMU purchased the house. “Gasp!” exclaimed one former student. “Noooo,” said ...More

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Lois Bowman belies stereotyping as she wraps up 50 years of service to EMU

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Zehr covered by major media in United Kingdom

The BBC World News Service turned to a world-renowned expert on restorative justice, Dr. Howard Zehr of Eastern Mennonite University, in asking, “How are people able to forgive a crime like the murder of a loved one?” For an article published on Aug. 19, 2013, BBC re ...More

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EMU Welcomes 12 Faculty Members for 2013-14

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. The new faculty, announced by provost Fred Kniss, are: Amy Gillespie, EdD, assistant professor of the practice of nursing ...More