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Mennonites in medicine: University of Virginia surgeon Laura Rosenberger ’03 highlights their unique attributes and contributions

Faith is not a common topic of discussion at the weekly University of Virginia Medical Center Surgery Grand Rounds. And yet faith is what Eastern Mennonite University alumna and current UVa chief resident in surgery Laura Horst Rosenberger ’03 chose to talk about in her Jan. 28 presentation titled “Mennonites in Medicine: Missionaries to Dean of Harvard.” The Grand Rounds lecture t ...More


Why EMU has a heart for mental healthcare

The first night at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Virginia, was horribly memorable. Emory Layman, assigned by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work as an attendant at the mental hospital during World War II, was shown to a bed in a cramped office, just off the noisy ward full of patients, many of them shackled to their beds. He later wrote: I shall never forget that first ni ...More

Conscientious Objector Speaks About Realities of War

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record EMU grad MJ Sharp at chapel on Wednesday. Photo by Jim Bishop When M.J. Sharp graduated from EMU in 2005, his conscientious objection to war was “merely academic.” But over the last two years, all that has cha ...More

Students Learn from WWII Conscientious Objectors

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