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New humanitarian action leadership programs at EMU meet changing needs of increasingly professionalized field

Reflecting the Mennonite church’s commitment to development and disaster relief, Eastern Mennonite University has long offered degrees that prepare students to work in those fields. As the priorities, needs and philosophies of international service agencies have changed over the years, EMU’s programs have also evolved, with earlier majors in development, nutrition and international agricult ...More

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Longtime peacebuilding and organizational development professor is named next director of EMU’s MBA program

In 1982, soon after he’d finished his undergraduate degree, David Brubaker and his wife Mert moved to Recife, Brazil, for a voluntary service term with Mennonite Central Committee. As assistant country director, Brubaker found himself “learning on the fly” how to manage people, programs and mone ...More

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Sophomore field hockey player Emily Augsburger earns all-state second team honors

Emily Augsburger (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) had a breakout effort in her sophomore season and she was rewarded  with a spot on the All-State Second Team.  The all-state teams are awarded by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Along with being a disru ...More

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A Christmas greeting from President Loren Swartzendruber and his wife, Pat

The words “fear not” or “do not be afraid” appear many times in the Bible. One such reference is found in Luke 2:10-11, perhaps the most often read passage of the New Testament at Christmas celebrations: But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who ...More

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Seminary’s annual School for Leadership Training focuses on resilience in a time of division and contention

Spiritual practices and tools for developing resilience are the focus of the annual School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary Jan. 18-20, 2016. “When we spoke to church leaders about what they really needed at this moment, many talked about being overwhelmed,” said ...More

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How is a call to arms ‘Christ-centered’? Center for Justice and Peacebuilding director publishes letter to former law school classmate Jerry Falwell Jr.

Daryl Byler, executive director of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, wrote this open letter to his former law school colleague, Jerry Falwell Jr. that was first published in the Dec. 14, 2015 op-e ...More

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Ex-Isaac’s chief and EMU alumnus Phil Wenger excited to lead Lancaster County Conservancy

When Phil Wenger stepped down nearly two years ago as head of Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches, the restaurant chain he built, he made it clear he wasn’t retiring. He had just tired of the rat race of the for-profit world and was, as he put it, looking for the next mountain to climb. “The nature imagery is apt given that he’ll become Lancaster County Conservancy’s c ...More

(11/2/15) - (Timberville)Andrea and Aaron Yutzy hold their 13-month-old son, Levi, in front of one of their dairy barns outfitted with solar panels. Their farm, Windcrest Holsteins, has the largest privnelry-owned solar instillation in Virginia, a $1.5 million project. (Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record)

Family-owned dairy works towards eliminating electricity bill with largest private solar power installation in Virginia

For more than five decades, the Yutzy family has produced milk, corn and small grains at Windcrest Holsteins. Next week, the dairy farm will start producing a new commodity — electricity. The south-facing roofs of the farm’s free-stall barn and milking parlor have been covered with 1,798 solar panels expected to generate 707,139 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. Thanks lar ...More

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Where do I study peace and justice? Peacecolleges.com offers updated info on programs in the U.S. and Canada

Forty-three institutions are described in the updated, online “College Guide to Peace Studies Programs,” a listing of American and Canadian colleges and universities that offer degrees in which the study of peace is oriented toward understanding the psychological and socio-economic roots of harmful conflict. For years, it has been easy to f ...More

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Presidential search committee holds second meeting on campus, calls for nominations and applications

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) presidential search committee continues to make progress on the search for the institution’s ninth president. The committee convened Oct. 2-3, 2015 on campus for its second meeting. Current President Loren Swartzendruber announced in April 2015 his ...More