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Eastern Mennonite Missions president discusses challenges of global mission engagement in Augsburger Lecture series

To explain the dramatic changes in missions engagement over the last half-century, Nelson Okanya, MDiv ’03, president of Eastern Mennonite Missions, utilizes a stark image: a sturdy bridge, spanning a flat plain of dirt while the river courses hundreds of feet away. This bridge actually exists in Honduras: it was built in the 1930s by the Army Corps of Eng ...More

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‘Miracle Worker’ Elicits Joy in This Pennsylvania Middle School

Familiar with the true story of Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf from early childhood, yet became a famous author, political activist and lecturer in the early 20th century? Recall the role of her gifted, devoted teacher Anne Sullivan, depicted in the drama The Miracle Worker? Not to minimize ...More

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Alumnus Remains Leading Researcher Into Bipolar Disorder

The link between genetics and mental illness continues to engage Abram Hostetter, a psychiatrist who is in his fourth decade of world-recognized research into why Old Order Amish are more susceptible to bipolar disorder than the general population. Hostetter, an alumnus of two Mennonite colleges, is part of a University of Miami team that has been researching mental illness among generat ...More

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Hurricane Sandy and EMU

Posted Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, 9:06 p.m. At this point, the plan is for EMU in Harrisonburg to operate on a normal schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 30 since there are no major power outages in the area. The Crisis Management Preparedness Team will review the decision in the early morning on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and make an announcement by 7 a.m. if classes are cancelled. Comm ...More

Who Am I Becoming? An Address from Andy Dula

By Andy Dula This article is adapted from an address to the Lancaster MEDA Chapter. Andy Dula, a 1991 EMU graduate, is chief financial officer at EG Stoltzfus Construction, Lancaster, Pa. In June 2010 he began a three-year term as EMU board of trustees chair. ...More

Seminary offers evening and weekend classes

Want to learn more about theology, the Old Testament, Anabaptist history or spiritual warfare? Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster is offering evening and weekend courses on these topics. The following classes will be taught at the Lancaster site of Eastern Mennonite University, 1846 Charter Lane. (Map and directions) ...More

Lancaster Program Holds Second Commencement

Dr. Beryl Brubaker STEP graduation speaker EMU’s Study and Training in Effective Pastoral Ministry (STEP) program will hold its second annual graduation at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the West Bet ...More

EMU-Goshen Clash, Celebrate on Playing Field

Perhaps more significant than what was taking place on the playing field was what was happening in the surrounding area. Kelsey Yoder (#13) of EMU and Lucy Roth (#11) of Goshen vie for the ball in the women’s matchup ...More

Mennonite Colleges to Meet in Soccer

Come out and see Goshen College vs EMU on the soccer fields on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at Lancaster Mennonite High School. The times are as follows: Men’s game, 4 p.m. Women’s game, 6:30 p.m. ...More

STEP Graduates First Class at Lancaster

As pastor at Weaverland Mennonite Church in East Earl, Pa., Brian Martin was called to sit with grieving widows and preach sermons. His 20 years in agricultural sales and construction did not prepare him for these tasks. Read more… ...More