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Three-day conference focuses on Anabaptists and leadership for the common good

What does leadership mean in the Anabaptist tradition today? More than 230 people gathered at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 7-9 to explore that question at “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective.” The conference, sponsored by a spectrum of Mennonite-related organizations and higher education institutions, brought together viewpoints f ...More

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Susan Schultz Huxman named as candidate of choice to be Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president

At an all-campus meeting April 13 for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) faculty, staff and students, the institution’s Presidential Search Committee announced Susan Schultz Huxman, Ph.D., as candidate of choice for EMU’s ninth president. “I am keenly attracted to the many innovative ways in which EMU has blazed the trail for what a ...More

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International flags fly in the campus center, as chapel service dedicates The Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations

The flags of 55 countries now hang in “The Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations,” dedicated during a chapel service at the University Commons at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on April 8, 2016. Among the countries represented are those where EMU has sent cross-cultural groups; where alumni, faculty, and staff live; and where students come from. The concept of the hall was devel ...More

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Celebrating Service: Don Clymer will blog, write and teach for the next year in Switzerland

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Professor Don Clymer, 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 ...More

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Undergraduate presents computer science research at prestigious SIGSCE conference

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) senior Alex Bender presented in the Student Research Competition at this year’s Association for Computing Machinery’s Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, popularly known as SIGCSE. The annual event, held this year in Memphis March 2-5, draws many of the top scientists in the field. Bender, a senior ...More

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Veterans Administration psychologist and chaplain program director presents ‘Reevaluating the Invisible Wounds of War’

Clinical psychologist Jason Nieuwsma presents a Suter Science Seminar on the invisible wounds of war at 4 p.m., Friday, April 8, in Suter Science 106 at Eastern Mennonite University. Nieuwsma is the associate director for the Veterans Administration Mental Health and Chaplaincy Program and is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke Univ ...More

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Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman gains appreciation for Anabaptist leadership and values during campus visit

Internationally known speaker and psychologist Daniel Goleman visited Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on Saturday, April 2, for a day-long training and evening lecture. Among those in the appreciative audience was EMU President Loren Swartzendruber. In a recent interview, he named Gole ...More

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Celebrating Service: Pamela Rutt heads back to the classroom, fulfilling a dream as a sign language interpretor

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Pamela Rutt, former assistant director of the graduate teacher education program  in Lancaster, 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 ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir presents spring concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir, under the direction of Janet Hostetter, will present “Rising on Wings of Song” Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. The concert will feature hammered dulcimer player Timothy Seaman and Celtic harpist Ann Robinson from Williamsburg, Virginia. Music s ...More

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New men’s ministry creates a space to take on the tough questions of masculinity, identity and faith

During one recent Friday lunch hour, a group of about a dozen male students, faculty and staff gathered around tables in Eastern Mennonite University’s dining hall and broached the question, “What makes men men?” Is it careers, athletic ability, attitude, even facial hair? A vigorous discussion followed, and the Campus Min ...More