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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

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EMU announces new faculty for 2011-12 academic year

Eastern Mennonite University welcomes 15 new faculty to the ranks for the 2011-12 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Fred Kniss, provost, and Dr. Nancy Heisey, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Catherine Barnes, PhD ...More

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Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More