Witness this office meeting space turn into something different, a bit like Bruce Wayne’s Bat Cave: The wide boardroom table slides out of the way, the wall tapestries roll up to reveal pegboards filled with bicycle repair tools. Suddenly, a bike shop is born. But this isn’t just any bike shop. It’s a bike shop with a mission, as befits the people and their values who use the administrati ...More
When a person you know well makes a regrettable choice, how do you reconcile what you know about that person with his or her actions? And how do you share what you know about this person without seeming to excuse the action?
These questions immediately confronted Luke Hartman, vice president of enrollment at Ea ...More
As peace and justice studies educators from around the country converge on James Madison University for the Oct. 15-17 Peace and Justice Studies Conference, a large contingent of faculty and alumni of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) are in final preparations. Professor Catherine Barn ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) may soon be hosting a cohort of teachers from Kosovo in the master’s of education program. The university is now engaged in a 10-year agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo to “explore collaborative educational initiatives in Kosovo, the Balkans region and the United ...More
The 2009 documentary “Concrete Steel & Paint,” a film produced and directed by Cindy Burstein and Tony Heriza, chronicles the discussions, dialogue, conflict and art of men and women – victims and offenders alike – involved in the Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program at ...More
The two “Frontier Luncheon” speakers at Session II of the 2015 Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) did not offer a speech to their audience of 170 people from 29 countries. Instead Fania E. Davis and Cameron Simmons showed a short documentary film, encouraged dining table conversation about it, and invited questions.
The film featured a youn ...More
Counselor, professor and administrator Mary Jensen was recently named associate provost of Eastern Mennonite University’s Lancaster site, which serves approximately 1,000 students in nursing, pastoral studies and graduate education programs.
The first to fill this new position, Jensen will focus on organizational leadership and program develo ...More
For Huimin “Winifred” Yu, the Intensive English Program at Eastern Mennonite University served as a bridge between life in China and as a massage therapist and life as a budding English-language teacher.
Yu, a native of Canton in the south of China, holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Shenzhen University. In 2012, Yu came to ...More
Sarah Armstrong, a longtime public-school educator, will help teachers earn master’s degrees in her new role as director of the MA in Education program at Eastern Mennonite University. Most of the teachers continue full time in the classroom while studying on weekends and during summer vacatio ...More
One Los Angeles school has experienced a “tectonic” decrease in suspensions, with more L.A. schools preparing to follow suit, as a result of the restorative disciplinary efforts of Joseph Luciani, a 2013 master’s graduate of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.