More than 50 years after his first visit to campus, social activist and scholar Vincent Harding returned to EMU on Feb. 26 and 27, where he urged packed audiences to engage fully in the struggle to build a real participatory democracy based on justice, equality, sustainability and spiritual fulfillment, rather than on militarism, materialism and racism – or indeed on any form of discriminatio ...More
Students from seven Anabaptist colleges wrapped up a three-day Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014, at Eastern Mennonite University by deciding to issue the Shenandoah Confession, drafted in the style and spirit of ...More
When civil rights leader Vincent Harding visited Eastern Mennonite University 52 years ago, he knew that Mennonites had refused to own slaves during the slavery era. But he was surprised to see in 1962 that they were doing little to protest segregation and other racial injustices around them.
Harding also knew that EMU was the first historically white colleges in Virginia to admit Africa ...More
In the closing years of the 18th century, the Mennonites in Salm – an isolated community in the Vosges Mountains in modern-day Alsace, France – were facing a familiar predicament. Yet another European war was being fought, and yet another army was in need of soldiers to fill its ranks. This particular time, an officer arrived in Salm with orders for all the men in the village to do military ...More
Bekah Enns’ great-grandparents would not recognize the way she is pursuing an academic degree in 2013. For one thing, the senior history major at Eastern Mennonite University spent last semester off campus, testing her work skills in her three academic minors—pre-law, political science, and ...More
EMU is pleased to host nearly 100 historians from more than 25 colleges and universities for the annual Eastern American Studies Association Conference March 22 and 23.
The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Join Eastern regional chapter members at the 2013 conference “E P ...More
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
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
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
Graduating with a liberal arts degree and a minor in pre-law from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2010, Karissa Sauder wanted to challenge herself in the legal field but maintain a foundation of peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
She found that unique blend at Harvard. ...More