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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

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Royals baseball team plays games, takes in the Los Angeles sights over spring break trip to California

The Eastern Mennonite University baseball team didn’t have to settle for California dreaming over this year’s mid-March spring break. They boarded a plane to Los Angeles and experienced the real thing. [See a photo slide show below or click here ...More

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Poet Angela Carter ’09 and campus communities unite for fifth annual Walk For Hope, raising awareness of depression and suicide

Poet Angela Carter ’09 and James Madison University graduate student Erin Casey will headline the April 2 Walk for Hope, which is hosted by James Madison University (JMU) this year. Eastern Mennonite University joins JMU, Bridgewater College and Blue Ridge Community College in organizing the annual event, which raises awarenes ...More

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Celebrating Service: Counseling program co-founder David Glanzer looks to sailing and the West for restoration and rejuvenation

This spring, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them David Glanzer, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here.  Please stay tuned as we feature retiring faculty and staff (at least those were ...More

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‘Emotional Intelligence’ author Dan Goleman joins EMU graduate counseling faculty to share latest research on focus

Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers. Goleman visits Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Saturday, April 2, for two educational opportu ...More

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Three Yoder Scholars bring host of talents to Eastern Mennonite University

Each year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) engages in a rigorous process to select recipients for the prestigious Yoder Scholarships. Established in 1993 and named for alumni Carole and Paul R. Yoder Jr., the scholarships cover full tuition and include admission into EMU’s Hon ...More

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Celebrating Service: Linda Alley plans to move ‘more fully’ into callings as spiritual director, retreat leader and writer

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Linda Lefever Alley, 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. We’re ...More

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Latino Student Alliance’s beautiful ‘alfombra’ is the centerpiece for a Holy Week chapel service

More than 150 members of the Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary community gathered in the campus center Wednesday for a Holy Week service around the “alfombra,” or carpet, a colorful tradition of Central America and Mexico. [See slideshow below.] The four sections of the alfombra, made of rice, flour and other materials and created by EMU’s ...More

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EMU students lead Y-Serve trips to Georgia, West Virginia and Michigan, while Civil Rights Tour makes pilgrimage south

Eastern Mennonite University students scattered far and wide — from Georgia to Michigan — during March’s Spring Break on four different Y-Serve service learning trips. (Y-Serve is the new name for Young People’s Christian Association, popularly known as YPCA, which has ha ...More

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Writers Read: Mennonite and Amish characters live in the novels of Iowa native Evie Miller Yoder

Novelist Evie Yoder Miller writes that some years ago — after reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle — she decided to plant a patch of black raspberries. She works through the year to care for the plants, and they reward her with juicy, delicious fruit. She sees in that cycle a metaphor for ...More