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After leaving a large state school as a Division I athlete, Dan Nafziger found his niche athletically and academically at EMU

A decade ago, Dan Nafziger never imagined he would be trying to convince anybody to come to Eastern Mennonite University as an enthusiastic admissions counselor. When Nafziger graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 2009, the track standout had othe ...More

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EMU Welcomes 12 Faculty Members for 2013-14

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. The new faculty, announced by provost Fred Kniss, are: Amy Gillespie, EdD, assistant professor of the practice of nursing ...More

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MA in Counseling Open House Scheduled for Nov. 5

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will hold an “open house” for prospective students on Monday, Nov. 5, for its masters in counseling degree program. Refreshments will be served. Visit the lower level of the Seminary building between 4:30 – 6 p.m., to find out more information about EMU’s accredited degree program providing p ...More

New School Year Offers Kids (and Parents) A Lesson in Independence

Each year, as a new school year starts and parents throughout the Valley kiss their children goodbye as they send them on the bus, parents are once again faced with a pointed reminder that the baby they’ve been raising is growing up fast. And, for most parents, that can be difficult. Just ask Kristina Catterton, a mother of two, who also has two stepchildren. “I just t ...More

CoachLink Aims To Save Lives

Born Out Of Tragedy, EMU Program Provides Mentors To Ease Transition To College Life By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Daily News-Record When he sat down to write his son Austin’s obituary last fall, Bibb Frazier was faced with a choice. He could be purposely vague about how the 22-year-old died, or he could say, straightforwardly, that it was suicide, caused ...More

MA in Counseling Students Receive Top Honor

MA in counseling ethics award recipients (l. to r.): Zachary Taylor, Erin Constable, Thomas Smith and Tara Kreider. Photo by Amy Schmid A team of EMU students in the master of arts in counseling program recei ...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