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Vincent Harding, close friend of MLK, urges EMU community to meet challenge of building a true democracy

More than 50 years after his first visit to campus, social activist and scholar Vincent Harding returned to EMU on Feb. 26 and 27, where he urged packed audiences to engage fully in the struggle to build a real participatory democracy based on justice, equality, sustainability and spiritual fulfillment, rather than on militarism, materialism and racism – or indeed on any form of discriminatio ...More

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Former Fulbright fellow, nationally known leader in human security, to speak at intercollegiate peace forum

Lisa Schirch, PhD, director of human security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a former Fulbright fellow in East and West Africa, will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 ...More

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Peace Undergrads To Do Grant-Supported Practicums in Colombia and Iran

Peacebuilding and development majors at Eastern Mennonite University may now receive financial aid for overseas summer practicums. A two-year, $20,000 grant from the United Service Foundation – an Anabaptist-rooted organization based in New Holland, Pa. – will enable eight students total to do international work, ...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

Cords of Distinction Ceremony

Graduates Honored for Contributions to Campus, Community

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “Cords of Distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 28 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on student life, for their contributions to developing the institution’s pos ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

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Bible Students Explore Emerging Church, Set Future Foundation

Bible students are different now than they were in the 1990s when Peter Dula was a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Students now, says Dula, Bible and religion department chair, want to “experiment” with what it means to be church and “dig deep into the meaning of Anabaptism, ...More

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Professor to Discuss Balancing Career and Parenting

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) professor Gloria Rhodes’ was interviewed for a segment, “Working Parents’ Juggling Act,” on what it means to balance a two-career household with parenting responsibilities. She will speak on how to “make a fulfilling and demanding career jive with parenting.” Rhodes’ segment wi ...More

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Groff Helping Connect Harrisonburg

Trying to get around the hustle and bustle of Harrisonburg roadways has driven Tyler Groff to greener pastures. Groff, a senior peacebuilding and development major at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), began an internship earlier this winter with the Harrisonburg Northend Green ...More

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Life’s a Swamp

For 2008 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum Adam Brown, his working environment is not a day at the beach or a walk in the park, it’s a swamp. Brown, a native plant corps project leader at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is charged with the task of working on the restoration of the ...More