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EMU Students Send Packets of Love During Spiritual Life Week

Area businesses and students teamed up at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on Valentine’s Day to support RISE Harrisonburg’s “love packs” program for area children and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief efforts. Student volunteers prepared the packages as part of ...More

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Alumnae Use Opera to Support MCC

Four Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumnae are teaming up for the fifth annual “Voices of Hope, Winter Opera Gala” to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The event will feature renowned operatic soprano, Madeline Bender, who graduated in 1993. Two former E ...More

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UPDATE: Election-Day Communion Sweeping Across Nation

A CNN blog explaining the call for an election-day communion, written by Mennonite pastor Mark Schloneger (a graduate of EMU’s seminary), has attracted over 3,000 comments and even more “likes.” Nearly 800 congregations, schools, a ...More

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China Cross-Cultural Takes Students Out of Comfort Zones

The 14-hour flight from Washington, D.C., to Beijing was the first time Josh Martin had ever flown. It was also the first time he’d been out of the country, and pretty much the first time he had ever really traveled at all, except for the away games that occasionally took him out of state during his four years as an infielder for the baseball team at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). ...More

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EMU Alumna Places Third in Bi-national Oratorical Contest

Rose Byler, a 2012 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, placed third in the bi-national C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest for her speech, “Living in the Tension: Social Services and Systemic Change.” Byler, w ...More

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Cross-Cultural Sparks Doctorate on Former Gang Members in Guatemala

Bob Brenneman believes in the power of story. His own story moves from growing up in a rural church in southern Michigan to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, Va., to Guatemala to Notre Dame (Ind.) University, where he completed a doctoral program in the sociology of religion. His dissertation has been published by Oxford University Press as the book Homies and Hermano ...More

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Haitians Embrace Trauma-Resilience Program

With a history of violence linked to colonization, intense poverty and vulnerable geographic location, Haiti has long suffered from natural disasters, social conflict, and other traumatic events. That is one reason more than 1,000 Haitians have welcomed trainings, materials and principles derived from Eastern Mennonite University’s STAR, which sta ...More

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Fresh Grads Serve in War-Torn Areas of Colombia

Months after earning their undergraduate degrees from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2011, Jessica Sarriot, Larisa Zehr and William C. Morris headed 2,000 miles south to work alongside Colombians seeking to emerge from decades of warfare and destitution. EMU’s three graduates joined seven others for two years of service in Colombia under the SEED program of ...More

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EMU Grad Remembered For Adventurous Spirit

Right around 2 one morning in 1951, Cal Redekop felt somebody kick his sleeping bag. It was odd. Especially considering the makeshift campsite that Redekop and friends Richard Wagner and the late Paul Peachey had chosen was isolated atop a hill in Athens, Greece. They had settled in the evening before and ate a modest dinner as they marveled at what Redekop said was the perfect ca ...More

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EMU Welcomes New Faculty for 2012-13

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 10 new faculty to the ranks for the 2012-13 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost, and Nancy Heisey, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Adriana Rojas Campbell, In ...More