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Psychiatrist’s contributions to nearly 40-year-long genetic study among Lancaster County Amish population aids in better diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder

A decades-long study of genetics and psychiatric illness – in which Abram Hostetter, MD, class of ’51, has played a prominent role – continues to yield new clues about the causes of bipolar disorder and guide the search for new treatments. In October 2014, a research team published findings that people with a rare form of genetic dwarfism, known as Ellis- ...More

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Shirley Showalter ’70 shares steps in her journey from conservative Mennonite upbringing to college president

Shirley Showalter is named for the iconic curly-haired child star, but, as a youngster, she wasn’t allowed to watch Ms. Temple’s performances. “I think it might have been on Youtube that I first saw `On the Good Ship Lollipop,’ ” Showalter admitted from the comfort of her Harrisonburg home last week, letting out an infectious chuckle. With an easy smi ...More

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STEP Looks to Expand

The Study and Training for Effective Pastoral Ministry (STEP) program looks to grow in 2012 with the formation of two new cohorts of students simultaneously in Philadelphia, Pa. and Lancaster, Pa. for the fall semester. “Starting two cohorts of STEP students in one year signals another adventure for us,” remarked ...More

Stutzman to Recount Learnings from Family Research

Ervin R. Stutzman, dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Va., will speak on his quest to know hi ...More

Wife of Former EMU President Dies

Mary Jane Detweiler, wife of the late Richard C. Detweiler, sixth president of Eastern Mennonite University, died Dec. 1 at Dock Terrace Nursing Home near Lansdale, Pa., at age 79. Mrs. Detweiler served with her husband in Ha ...More

EMU and Seminary ‘STEP’ Up Program for Pastoral Leaders

EMU at Lancaster welcomes Mark R. Wenger, who will step into the director’s role for ‘Study and Training for Effective Pastoral Ministry’ (STEP), a three-year training program designed by seminary staff for pastoral leaders in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. Read more… ...More