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EMU’s 10 new faculty members come with outstanding credentials in seven fields

Nursing at Eastern Mennonite University – the most in-demand field of study at this university – leads the way in welcoming three new faculty members out of 11 teachers in eight specialties joining EMU for 2014-15. Music is gaining two assistant professors. The other newcomers are in political science, chemistry, social work, psychology, history and the seminary. ...More

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“Bridge of Hope” serves single mothers and their children

Ann Yoder, class of 1961, has tapped her real-estate career experience to locate housing for the single mothers and their children assisted by Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham. For those families, “housing comes first,” said Yoder, one of several alumni who have served on the program’s board. “Then, the heart of the program is surrounding a single mother wh ...More

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Collins Center: In support of abused children

The way things used to work here went something like this: A child might mention something suggesting sexual abuse to a parent or a teacher. The child might be asked to talk about it with their guidance counselor, and then a social worker. A police officer would come ask questions about what happened. An investigator – yet another strange adult – might come, ask the same questions all over ...More

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Be a Peacebuilder With Two Degrees in Just Five Years

A new program through Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and applied social sciences department is designed to give students both a bachelor’s and master’s ...More

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Castillo Sees Movement Toward Easing Immigrants’ Plight

After a June 2012 announcement by President Obama to grant “deferred action” to undocumented youth, Isabel Castillo ‘07 applied for authorization to work and live legally in the United States for the first time in her life. She also began assisting many others with similar applications. Nevertheless, Castillo, a national leader in advocating for immigration-law reform, says “defe ...More

New School Year Offers Kids (and Parents) A Lesson in Independence

Each year, as a new school year starts and parents throughout the Valley kiss their children goodbye as they send them on the bus, parents are once again faced with a pointed reminder that the baby they’ve been raising is growing up fast. And, for most parents, that can be difficult. Just ask Kristina Catterton, a mother of two, who also has two stepchildren. “I just t ...More

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Couple Competes Separately, Wins Together

What do you do with old research papers? If you are Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates Kaitlin Heatwole and Nathan Hershberger, you submit it to a competition and win $500 each. Heatwole and Hershberger tied for top honors in the Anabaptist research paper contest, sponsored by the ...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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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