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Faculty and staff open homes and hearts during EMU’s annual Spiritual Life Week

Spiritual Life Week is an annual tradition at Eastern Mennonite University – a rich diversity of opportunities for the campus community to join together in various forums to share about walking and living a life of faith. The theme this year was the question, “Why do I continue to ‘choose’ Jesus?” The late February event features nightly faculty/staff sharing and convers ...More

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A Different Approach: restorative justice offers Harrisonburg police and the community alternative resolutions

About a year ago, Harrisonburg business owner Cam Murphy noticed a few cellphones missing from the kiosk he owned in the Valley Mall. The inventory just didn’t add up. So, he called the Harrisonburg Police Department. An investigation led to one of his employees — his younger brother. The 18-year-old was stealing phones and submitting them to a ma ...More

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An open letter to the Church from the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges, universities and seminaries

Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world we want to say with full hearts, that we hear you: We hear your longing for our schools to keep faith with the deepest wisdom of our Scriptural and Anabaptist heritage. We hear your h ...More

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In his new book ‘Overplayed,’ athletic director Dave King advises parents trying to stay sane and supportive of young athletes

Few things permeate American culture like sports; successful collegiate athletes are even dubbed “All-American.” The American Alliance of Health, Physical Education and Recreation recommends children get a minimum of 30 minutes of large muscle play a day, but children regularly surpass that in the world of youth sports. From a young age children — often pushed by the ...More

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Peacebuilder draws attention to power of local networks to respond to humanitarian and public health crises

Libby Hoffman returns to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), where she attended the Summer Peacebuilding Institute in 1996 and 2000, to talk about humanitarian aid and crisis response. Hoffman is co-founder of Fambul Tok (Family Talk) in Sierra Leone, the world’s first large-scale community-owned and community-l ...More

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‘Conversations on Sexual Violence’ symposium aims to nurture community-building and resilience

A multi-year research project on domestic violence, under the direction of professor Carolyn Stauffer, will be highlighted in a community education symposium at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring. The March 19 symposium, “Conversations on Sexual Violence: Cultivating Community Resilience,” focuses on both preventativ ...More

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Lenten Reflections: Carmen Schrock-Hurst reflects on her journey with glaucoma and on walking ‘by faith, not by sight’

In the fall of 1977, I was preparing to be a resident assistant in Northlawn residence hall. I needed to pick a Bible verse to be a theme for our hall. Thus it was that taped to each door were two construction paper foot prints and a name tag for each student, and the bulletin board at the end of the hall boldly proclaimed these words of the apostle Paul, from II Corinthians 5:7: “We walk by ...More

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‘When Will It Stop?’ EMU Vigil Honors Victims Of Hesston, Kan., Shooting

HARRISONBURG — Micah Hurst has one question — “When will it stop?” Hurst, a pastoral intern at Eastern Mennonite University, was one of about 30 people who came to the school’s Campus Center on Thursday to hold a prayer and candlelight vigil for victims of a shooting last week in Hesston, Kan. Three people were killed and 14 wounded during a shooting at an Excel Industri ...More

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Rheinheimer named D-III Academic All-American of the Year and nominated again for Jostens Trophy

Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite), a senior student-athlete at Eastern Mennonite University, was recently named the Academic All-American of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors ...More

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Outfielder Griffin Stanley earns Royal of the Week honors, helping baseball off to a hot start

Griffin Stanley (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) is helping his team make a statement. It’s over. The rebuilding period for the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Royals baseball team has been completed. Now in his junior year, Stanley believes it is time to take care of business, bu ...More