In 1951, Jay “Junior” Lehman, then a 21-year-old farm boy from Ohio, sailed by freighter to Antwerp, Belgium. He was among the first wave of conscientious objectors to participate in a new alternative service program called Pax. Reaching their eventual destination in Germany, Lehman and about 20 draft-age men labored to turn Nazi poison-gas bunkers into housing for World War II refugees. ...More
The story of a man with 107,000 Twitter followers – famous for publicizing the “Arab Spring” via social media – has been dramatized by Eastern Mennonite University faculty and students.
Andy Carvin, then working at NPR in Washington, DC. played “distant witness” to events documented via Tweets by “citizen journalists” in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Libya and other Middle Easte ...More
Just how exactly does a set of triplets from northwest Ohio end up graduating from Eastern Mennonite University?
“We chose individually,” Rachel King said.
Finishing her sister’s thoughts as she often does, Emma King agreed.
“Yeah, we didn’t come because each other came,” ...More
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ellen-Ashton (E.A.) Jackson as the school’s new head field hockey coach. Jackson becomes the 13th head coach entering the 45th season of field hockey as a varsity sport at EMU.
Most recently, she has been the head coach at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., for five ...More
Loren E. Swartzendruber, president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), announced to the university community today that he plans to retire next year, on June 30, 2016, marking 13 years of leadership as the university’s eighth president and 33 years in Mennonite higher education roles.
“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have served the cause of Christian higher educati ...More
Answering a call, following a hunch, listening to your heart – four Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students, each with a different way of expressing what they are heeding in their faith journey, will spend 11 weeks this summer exploring the ministry profession through the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP).
The students are risin ...More
When Gordon Meriwether first began attending Eastern Mennonite Seminary, he wanted to earn a master of divinity degree. Then the United Methodist pastor, who is also a 31-year U.S. Navy veteran, discovered the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Ea ...More
When Katrina Gehman began her four-month practicum experience at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), she quickly learned that some terms have different meanings in different contexts.
The context she’d been immersed in as a graduate student in the conflict transformation progr ...More
In an address to Eastern Mennonite University’s graduating class of 2015 Sunday, commencement speaker E.J. Dionne Jr. pulled inspiration from a rather unlikely source: former comedy talk show host Stephen Colbert.
“Colbert said precisely what I think about cynicism nine years ago,” Dionne, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, ...More
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2015 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were c ...More