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EMU mourns tragic death of incoming student

The EMU community was deeply saddened by the sudden death of incoming student Doyeon Ki on Wednesday, January 1, in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends in South Korea and here in the United States. The story was reported by local media outlets as the broader community shared in this loss. The pedestrian who was struck and killed late Wedne ...More

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EMU, Seminary alumnus named president of Virginia Mennonite Missions

Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member sear ...More

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EMU achieves record enrollment

Enrollment increased this fall by 8 percent over the previous fall at Eastern Mennonite University, counting all students enrolled in for-credit coursework. The numbers rose from 1,519 to 1,640, a record enrollment for this 96-year-old institution. In traditional undergraduate population, there was a 2 percent increase, from 912 to 929 students, based on head counts in early September 20 ...More

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EMU Opens Convocation “Like No Other”

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber called students, faculty and staff to be “like no other,” as a Christian university and as servant leaders, to the standing-room only crowd in Lehman Auditorium during opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29. “The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us that those ...More

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Language Barriers Falling in EMU’s Intensive English Program

When Fanty Polanco immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic five years ago, she spoke no English. But three years in Eastern Mennonite University’s Intensive English Program has made the 31-year-old fluent in the language and ready to take the next step in securing a career. “Now, I have a big plan to become a dental hyg ...More

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Mennonite Colleges Collaborate for IEP Students

Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) announced a new three-year agreement among all five colleges/universities of Mennonite Church USA that will facilitate the success of undergraduate international students. Bethel (Kan.) College, ...More

International Students Come Together at Summer IEP Course

IEP classmates visited other local universities as well to learn about international student services. Intercultural communication was an important theme in the Intensi ...More