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Ripple Church pastors find spiritual nourishment at seminary’s Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation

Imagine hearing the call to urban ministry, selling your lovingly renovated suburban farmhouse where you’ve lived for 25 years, and moving into an inner city apartment. Imagine your congregation shape-shifting into and out of spaces as it grows – a good problem – but one with its own stressors. Imagine one of your most fervent members being a man who lives under a bridge and ...More

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary graduates 33 students, the largest class since 1988

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

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Helping people do good work better

On his Messiah College application in the early ‘80s, LeVon Smoker checked computer science as his major (with a pen—the online application being years in the future) “on a whim,” he recalls. “Computers were new, I thought it would be fun, and not a lot of people would be doing it.” Since his graduation in 1986, Smoker h ...More

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It’s summertime and the living is . . . (well, not easy) – it’s really, really busy on campus

From August to April, students are the life blood of Eastern Mennonite University. After that, the faces on campus may be less familiar, but EMU’s heart keeps beating strong with summertime institutes and programs, sports camps, renovation and maintenance work, and groups who rent campus facilities. ...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

Long-time Administrative Staff Member Dies

Fern I. Erb, a former long-time administrative staff member at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at age 92. She was a resident of Park Place at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, Va. Erb worked at EMU for 23 years, serving in a variety of administrative roles – secretary of institutional research, 1978- ...More

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Distinguished Faculty Headline Summer Missional Institute

Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) Lancaster is offering three courses in its Summer Institute for Missional Questions, April-June 2013. The teachers, Myron S. Augsburger, Conrad L. Kanagy and Mark and Mary Thiessen Nation ...More

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The Cost of, and Returns on, a Mennonite Higher Education

The first two sentences, set in large font, on the financial aid page of Hesston (Kan.) College’s website cut right to the chase: “Let’s be clear, college is expensive. There’s really no way to dance around it.” Concern over college affordability in the United States is nothing new. The inflation-adjusted average annual cost of tuition, room and board ...More

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Bible Students Explore Emerging Church, Set Future Foundation

Bible students are different now than they were in the 1990s when Peter Dula was a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Students now, says Dula, Bible and religion department chair, want to “experiment” with what it means to be church and “dig deep into the meaning of Anabaptism, ...More

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary hires new professor

David Evans will nurture and push students as they wade into the increasingly diverse religious contexts of the world. The newest member of the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) faculty in Harrisonburg, Va., Evans has been named assistant professor of history, mission, intercultural and interfaith studies. Evans brings expertise in cultural analy ...More