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Pioneer in Autism care

When Donald Oswald graduated with a major in psychology in 1975, he got a job working at the Grafton School in Berryville, Virginia, which was then (and remains) an organization known nationally for serving children and adults with disabilities and significant emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Oswald had been there a year before he saw hi ...More

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From missionary doctor to mother of five to psychiatrist

Every inch of tabletop space in Dorcas Stoltzfus Morrow’s apartment is covered with loose papers and three-ring binders, spillover from the crammed bookshelves that surround her living room at Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa. One of the first women to complete a full pre-med program at EMC, Morrow enrolled in the fall of 1956 at The Women’s M ...More

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Mennonite healthcare institutions search for a better way

Since the very beginning, the conviction that “there has to be a better way” has been a guiding principle for the Mennonite mental healthcare institutions that were established as a response to the experience of conscientious objectors (COs) during World War II. Mennonite mental healthcare institutions have demonstrated ingenuity and leadership in the face of changing circumstances w ...More

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EMU Welcomes 12 Faculty Members for 2013-14

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. The new faculty, announced by provost Fred Kniss, are: Amy Gillespie, EdD, assistant professor of the practice of nursing ...More

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Liberian Med Student Honored in Africa

Samfee Kamayanoh Doe ’11 has been selected as one of 28 Milead Fellows from among 2,120 candidates from 44 countries. For this highly prestigious award conferred on African women, Doe was chosen as the sole representative of Liberia, her home country. She is the daughter of Felicia Politee and Sam Gbaydee Doe. Her father, emp ...More

EMU PTSD Lecture

PTSD Not Just From Combat, Researcher Says

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 3, 2012 Nearly 100 students, faculty and sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder gathered at Eastern Mennonite University on Friday to hear an alumnus discuss his federally funded research on the illness. Christopher Reist, an associate professor at the University of California at Irvine and director of medical research for the Long B ...More

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Pastor Pairs Love of Church, People with Disabilities

Courtesy Bluffton University Having an adopted brother with tubular meningitis has made a huge mark on the Rev. Paula Snyder Belousek’s life. “Early on, I became interested in what role people with disabilities play in the church setting,” she said last week at Bluffton University. While majoring in special education ...More

Galen Lehman

Galen R. Lehman: Contagious Inspiration

HARRISONBURG – Fred Kniss remembers well the Eastern Mennonite University professor who taught him psychology in the mid-1970s. But it probably doesn’t hurt that Kniss, 54, who’s serving as the acting president during President Loren Swartzendruber’s three-month sabbatical, still sees the man occasionally. After all, professor Galen R. Lehman has continued his car ...More

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Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

EMU Attachment Conference

Unprecedented Conference on ‘Attachment’ Coming to EMU

What are healthy attachments, why do we need them, and how can we form them? In answering these questions, we can discover how to be fully human. So say the organizers of an “attachment conference” to be led by experts from across North America gathering at EMU in the spring of 2011. Conference is first of its kind ...More