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Professors warn against “domestication” of Martin Luther King Jr., urge renewed focus on all forms of inequality

Two Eastern Mennonite University professors – one white and one black – gave back-to-back chapel talks in the past week that highlighted the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his compatriots on the past, present and (they hope) future of their university. Addressing a well-filled Lehman Auditorium on Jan. 17, ...More

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EMU achieves record enrollment

Enrollment increased this fall by 8 percent over the previous fall at Eastern Mennonite University, counting all students enrolled in for-credit coursework. The numbers rose from 1,519 to 1,640, a record enrollment for this 96-year-old institution. In traditional undergraduate population, there was a 2 percent increase, from 912 to 929 students, based on head counts in early September 20 ...More

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Distinguished Service Award: Ezra T. Peachey Devotes Life to Native Peoples in Remote Areas

Ezra T. Peachey ’54 (Seminary ’56) left his home in Belleville, Pa., in 1959 to drive 2½ days to remote northwestern Ontario. His initial mission, along with his wife Nannie and her sister and father, was to organize a two-week summer Bible school for native peoples in the small town of Red Lake at the end of a gravel road. ...More

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Discovering ‘Naked Anabaptists’ in the U.K.

“Dorcas Miller Lehman participated the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) Lancaster cross-cultural course in June 2012 to the United Kingdom.  Dorcas has pursued an MDiv degree alongside her work as campus pastor at Lancaster Mennonite School.  She in on the last lap of this journey, expecting to graduate in May 2013.  She is a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church in whose ...More

Horning Brings Devotion to Seminary Fundraising Role

Les Horning has been a pastor, bus driver, chemist, house painter and doctoral student of Hebrew. Now he is a full-time advocate for Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va., as associate director of development, church relations and admissions. He is also the father of an EMU undergrad. “When I was a student here in 1995, I knew I wanted to return some day as faculty or staff,” ...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

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Valentines, Freeze Pops and a Blessing Cup

Angela S. Moyer, who is nearing completion of an MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, reflected on her experience of ministering to Allentown, Pa., children during a three-day, two-hour camp at a public playground in the summer of 2012. Angela came to the seminary with a background in pediatric occupational therapy and youth ministry. Her essay is also featured in the Eastern Mennonite Sem ...More

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Seminary Students Create Local Service Camp

The Need’s Already Here Mike Souder has taken classes at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Kara Yoder, current seminary student, and Peter Eberly, 2007 MDiv, are on the planning committee. Chris Johnson, 2010 MDiv, is the evening guest speaker. You don’t have to go far to find people in need. That’s why, rather than packing up for a service trip in a faraway ...More

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Seminary Grad, Pastor to Share Knowledge

Mark Schloneger, a 2005 graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, will be campus this week to interact with students, faculty and staff. As part of EMU’s visiting pastor program, Schloneger has the opportunity to attend both undergraduate and seminary classes, chapel services and share his call to ministry. Schloneger is pastor of Springdale Mennonite Church in Waynesboro, Va. ...More

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Accumulation Seduces Christians

Beware of seduction by accumulation. That was one of the money issues explored by Walter Brueggemann, a world-renowned Old Testament scholar, in talks to as many as 700 people gathered at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Jan. 16 through 18. In his three packed lectures at EMU’s annual School for Leadership Training ...More