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Peacebuilding and development major Seth Stauffer wins annual peace oratory contest

“The Christian peace position is a radical thing,” began Seth Stauffer in his winning speech, “The Danger of MCC’s Own Single Story,” at Eastern Mennonite University’s C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest held last month in Martin Chapel. Stauffer, a second-year ...More

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‘Shenandoah Confession’ emerges from 2014 intercollegiate peace meeting, in spirit of 1527 Schleitheim Confession

Students from seven Anabaptist colleges wrapped up a three-day Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014, at Eastern Mennonite University by deciding to issue the Shenandoah Confession, drafted in the style and spirit of ...More

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EMU and Catholic Do Joint Engineering Program

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has partnered with Catholic University of America (CUA) for a new dual degree program that will prepare students to pursue peacebuilding and sustainability through engineering. “We envision the dual degree program as one that will allow students to embrace the Anabaptist mission and vision that EMU espouses while also obtaining the training needed to ...More

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EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet

Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes.  Seniors Andy Richter (Perkasie, PA/Christopher Dock) and Marla Young (Fishersville, VA/Wilson Memorial) won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU. ...More

Heisey Named EMU VP and Undergraduate Dean

Dr. Nancy Heisey Dr. Nancy Heisey, professor of Bible and religion at EMU, will begin a three-year term in a new role as vice president and undergraduate academic dean on July 1, 2010. ...More

Prof Bikes, Walks or Takes the Bus

Nancy R. Heisey is being taken for a ride, but she’s not objecting. Dr. Heisey, chair of the Bible and religion department, is "trying to do my responsible part" in caring for the environment by leaving her car at her home on Lee Avenue in Harrisonburg and getting to campus by other means. ...More

EMU Furthers Catholic-Anabaptist Dialogue

Father George McLean (r.), general editor, presents Paul Peachey with a copy of his book "Building Peace and Civil Society: An Autobiographical Report from a Believers’ Church" (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2007). Chapters 1-16 is a collection ...More

Mennonite Delegation to Vatican Includes EMU Professor

When Mennonites from 10 countries spent five days with Catholic Church leaders in Vatican City, each group was interested in learning to know the other better. The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity invited and hosted the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) delegation, Oct. 18 – 23, 2007. “We were so warmly welcomed that it was almost overwhelming,” ...More

Yoder’s Book Probes Jewish-Christian Rift

It didn’t have to be! Two world religions, Christianity and Judaism, didn’t have to split the way they did. That’s the belief of the late Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder as outlined in his posthumously-published book, “The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited.” Eastern Mennonite University will examine Dr. Yoder’s assertions in ...More

New Book Details Personal Encounters With Biblical Text

How does the church address differences? How can the struggle draw persons together rather than drive them apart? A new book, “Telling Our Stories: Personal Accounts of Engagement with Scripture,” explores these pr ...More