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Donald B. Kraybill to Pen EMU History

Donald B. Kraybill, the nation’s best-known writer on Amish and Mennonite culture, will be the principal author of a fresh history of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Its publication will coincide with EMU’s centennial celebrations in the fall of 2017. “We couldn’t imagine a better person to undertake this project,” said Provost ...More

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EMU President Calls Students to Build Peace

Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) graduates are “called to peacebuilding, at the personal, family, community and global levels,” university president Loren Swarztzendruber told hundreds packed into the ...More

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Nobel Laureate Helps Spark Women’s Program at EMU

In her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on Dec. 10, 2011, Leymah Gbowee called on women around the world “to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph, our despair into determination and our fear into fortitude.” Gb ...More

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EMU President Makes Nobel Trip

Eastern Mennonite University alumna Leymah Gbowee will be joined by family, friends and university President Loren Swartzendruber in Oslo this weekend as she accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Gbowee created the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement, working to end the rape and other violence that erupted during the second Liberian civil war in 2003. She is sharing this year’s pe ...More

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Watch EMU Alum Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna Leymah Gbowee is one of three women jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and will receive the award on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony begins at 7 a.m. EST. Gbow ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

EMU Mourns Goshen Tragedy

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community was deeply saddened to learn of the death of long-time Goshen College (Ind.) professor Jim Miller, 58, who was killed Saturday, Oct. 8, in a home invasion that left his wife Linda, a youth pastor, with serious injuries. Many within the EMU campus community knew Miller, a professor of biology at Goshen since 1980. “We extend ou ...More

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Record Incoming Class Boosts Fall Enrollment

Incoming students cast their vote for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in record numbers as an influx of 234 new faces marks a third straight year of increased total enrollment. Total undergraduate, graduate and seminary enrollment was 1,605, compared to 1,589 last fall, according to figures released by David A. Detrow, uni ...More

Harvard Prof, EMU Alum to Speak on Campus

Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean traces author Dr. Joseph B. Martin’s journey from Mennonite farm boy to the highest levels of academic achievement and leadership. Dr. Martin is making a stop on his book tour at his alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), on Oct. 18. The public is invited to the presentation at 4 p.m. in the ...More

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Called to “Community” at EMU

Let’s be less individualistic and work harder at building community, urged the president of Eastern Mennonite University in his 2011-12 kick-off address to the entire campus community on Aug. 31. “To fully engage with ‘the other’ opens the possibility that each of us understands in a new way what it means to be part of the larger community,” said ...More