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South Sudanese trainings under USAID highlight importance of trauma awareness, resilience, in conflict zones

Nearly 100 people in South Sudan, all employees of the U.S. government, recently benefited from intensive trauma awareness and resilience trainings facilitated by Eastern Mennonite University. The USAID-sponsored workshops in July and August introduced the approaches used by EMU’s Strategies for Traum ...More


EMU grows in depth and breadth, setting records for enrollment and diversity while adding grad programs

Enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University this fall set new records, including a record-high number of students who are ethnic minorities or come from other countries. The 2014-15 figures were released by the registrar’s office on Sept. 10. A total of 1,870 students registered for class at the beginning of the fall semester – a 4.4 percent increase over last fall’s 1,789. The numb ...More


Washington Community Scholars’ Center opens door to D.C. employment

Stephen Quenzer was always intrigued by the idea of living in a “big city.” So right after earning his bachelor’s degree in computer science in May, the Visalia, California native spent the summer on his cross-cultural experience at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC). What he discovered in those 10 weeks as an intern surpri ...More


Four students explore various forms of ministry in summer program

When 20-year-old Hanna Heishman arrived at her assigned church this summer in Philadelphia, she wondered if she would have anything to offer the congregation. “I was definitely intimidated,” she said. “Would I be accepted?” Heishman, a junior majoring in peacebuilding and development at Eastern Mennonite Univ ...More

8-12-14 BU MBA Class with George Lehman-70

Collaborative MBA students bond at Bluffton

Thirteen adult students came to Bluffton (Ohio) University Aug. 11 from as far away as Iowa, Washington D.C. and Ontario, Canada. They went home four days later as one close-knit group. The one-week residency at Bluffton was only the beginning of a two-year journey for the first students in a new Collaborative Master of Business Administration (MBA) ...More

Oregon Ext

EMU selected as accrediting school for Oregon semester program

For nearly 40 years, students from Christian colleges have trekked to the mountainous wilderness of Oregon for an unusual academic experience that dubs itself “out of the mainstream.” Called the Oregon Extension, the semester-long program invites students to slow down, breathe deep, read books, ask questions and confront big ideas. Oregon Ext ...More

EMU cross-cultural program to China

Seven fantastic reasons to go on an EMU cross-cultural

As one of the top “study abroad” colleges in the U.S, EMU is well-known for its emphasis on cross-cultural understanding and real-world experience. Students in our program travel with veteran faculty who are more than experts – they’re men ...More


New Collaborative MBA program opens with intellectually provocative author

A one-week residency featuring a nationally-known author-speaker will kick off the new Collaborative Master of Business Administration program started by three Mennonite colleges. The first cohort of about a dozen students will gather for their start-of-the-semester residency at Bluffton University in Ohio, ...More

ESL summer school 3

Lancaster school district and EMU partner for two-week English as a second language program

Adult students in two English as a second language classes at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania partnered with School District of Lancaster to host a two-week summer program at Burrowes Elementary School, which concluded Thursday, July 17, 2014. Lessons taught by the EMU graduate students focused on science topics, such as meteorology, while building students ...More


Volunteers discover power of playback theater to shift painful stories toward path of healing

When volunteers were solicited, nobody immediately stepped forward. It was a tough request: tell a painful personal story before an audience of maybe 40, many of them strangers to each other, and watch seven people trained in playback theater re-tell it through an impromptu performance. Yet Muhammad Afdillah—a visiting scholar with Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More