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Crossroads alumni magazine spring/summer 2016 issue now available

The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Crossroads is now available online in a digital version (and in your mailbox if you are an alumnus with a current U.S. address on file). While all of our magazines are the result of many hours of work and much thoughtful collaboration, this one has perha ...More

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‘Street Sense’ editorial intern helps provide a voice for the homeless in Washington D.C.

Homelessness wasn’t something Abby Hershberger was familiar with while growing up in Millersburg, Ohio, a town of about 3,500 residents. “It didn’t happen to people I knew,” she says. “It didn’t happen to my friends or family. I just wasn’t exposed to it.” During a spring semester at Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More

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Groundbreaking research shows sustainably produced foods are a big factor in maintaining EMU’s low nitrogen footprint

Thanks to an alumna scientist, Eastern Mennonite University was among the first schools involved in groundbreaking work that is raising awareness about institutional nitrogen footprints. Laura Cattell Noll ’09, a graduate student in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, works with Professor James Galloway and project manager Elizabeth Castner on the “N-Print” projec ...More

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After 41 years handling campus mail at Eastern Mennonite University, postal supervisor Betty Hertzler retires

Betty Hertzler has done a lot of laughing at human nature over the years. Postal supervisor at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) since 1974, Hertzler has fielded scores of questions showing a lack of common sense: “Do you have any stamps?” “Do you have any Christian stamps?” “How do I address a letter?” “Do I need to pay to send this packag ...More

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Lyubov Slashcheva ’11 graduates from VCU dental school, earns excellence award

[Reprinted with permission from VCU] Lyubov Slashcheva arrived in the United States when she was 5 years old not knowing a word of English, but already determined to make an impact in her new country. The youngest of three children, she emigrated with her family from a small mining town in a remote corner of Kazakhstan to the Shenandoah Valley shortly before enrolling in kinderg ...More

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Center for Justice and Peacebuilding publishes first of e-journals series on peacebuilding origins and values

At the heart of the first e-journal published by Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding is an invitation. Readers are welcomed, in this issue and the next three to come, to reflect along with co-authors Professor Jayne Docherty and Mikhala Lantz-Simmons MA ’16 on ...More

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In Reunion’s ‘Freedom Circles,’ peacebuilding major facilitates life changes and his own learning

Nathan McKnight recognized a quality of reciprocity in his spring semester internship. The people who come through the “freedom circles” hosted by the organization Reunion, he says, “are improving me, at the same time that I’m doing my best to improve them.” McKnight, a recent graduate of the peacebuilding ...More

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Royals recyclers top all Virginia schools to become two-time Recylemania champ

For the second straight year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) finished first among Virginia colleges and universities entered in the Competition Division of Recyclemania. EMU’s recycling rate of 45.35% also placed it 13th nationally among schools with 2,500 students or fewer and 53rd overall out of 208 participants. EMU recycling coordinator ...More

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Capstone Integration Projects, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Spring 2016

Eastern Mennonite Seminary students present capstone projects that touched on both the personal formation experienced within the students’ seminary journey, and the transformation they hope to bring about as leaders in ministry. The capstone requirement helps seminarians synthesize and integrate into their unique ministry setting the four guiding curricular principles that have formed the ric ...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