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Leadership tips acquired as the CEO of retirement communities with multi-million-dollar budgets

Raised on a family farm five miles west of what was then Eastern Mennonite College. Attended Rosedale Bible Institute for a year. Entered EMC to do pre-med. Went to Japan for his junior year. Returned and switched to history. And ended up spending almost all of his professional life at the helm of re ...More

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Vincent Harding, close friend of MLK, urges EMU community to meet challenge of building a true democracy

More than 50 years after his first visit to campus, social activist and scholar Vincent Harding returned to EMU on Feb. 26 and 27, where he urged packed audiences to engage fully in the struggle to build a real participatory democracy based on justice, equality, sustainability and spiritual fulfillment, rather than on militarism, materialism and racism – or indeed on any form of discriminatio ...More

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Student writes unflinching play, now staged, about 17-year-old dying of cancer

Two weeks before his senior thesis project due date, Eastern Mennonite University senior theater and writing studies major Michael Bodner decided on a path he’d never tread: He wanted to write a tragedy. “I’ve written a lot of comedy, satire and even horror, but I’ve never w ...More

EMU Welcomes Eastern American Studies Association Conference

EMU is pleased to host nearly 100 historians from more than 25 colleges and universities for the annual Eastern American Studies Association Conference March 22 and 23. The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Join Eastern regional chapter members at the 2013 conference “E ...More

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Spiritual Life at EMU: Senior Brendon Derstine’s Faith Flourishes

Opportunities to nurture your faith and deepen your values abound at our small Christian university. Brendon Derstine, a senior history major from Harleysville, Pa., found his time as a community assistant, a student leader in campus residence halls, deepened his faith and led to many other spiritual opportunities on campus. The history major added a ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

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Laying Down the Law at Harvard

Graduating with a liberal arts degree and a minor in pre-law from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2010, Karissa Sauder wanted to challenge herself in the legal field but maintain a foundation of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. She found that unique blend at Harvard. ...More