Boris Ozuna, the new director of Harrisonburg’s International Festival, got his first taste of community organizing as a child in Sincelejo, Colombia. His mother was involved in justice work with the group that would become Sembrandopaz, a regional peacebuilding and human developmen ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty to the ranks for the 2015-16 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost; Michael King, vice president and seminary dean; Deirdre Sme ...More
When Kathryn Fenton ‘09, MAR ’15, looked for a place to exhibit her artwork, she didn’t have to go far. A Harrisonburg native and long-time attendee of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, the artist found a familiar local space to debut her seven sacred images that she had created to meet Eastern Mennonite Seminary ...More
One of the reasons most of the world has heard about July’s climate change summit at the Vatican is because Eastern Mennonite University alumnus Michael Shank, MA ’05 (conflict transformation), was the media consultant for the event. Shank managed press releases, acted as a liaison between the pontifical and media ou ...More
The Brookland neighborhood in Washington D.C. got a little noisier — at least for a few minutes — this week when Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) director Kimberly Schmidt gathered with assistant director of communications ...More
Can restorative justice work in countries where justice is elusive and rule of law suspect? Najla Mangoush argues it can in a June 2015 special report titled “Customary Practice and Restorative Justice in Libya: A Hybrid Approach” published by the ...More
This is the first of an occasional series leading up to Eastern Mennonite University’s Centennial celebration in 2016-2017 featuring the life stories of inspiring alumni.
Dr. Dorcas Stolzfus Morrow ’56 was one of the first women to complete the pre-med program at Eastern Mennonite College. Morrow was a gifted and well-traveled doctor and missionary who became a moth ...More
Recent graduate Jordan Hollinger landed his dream job in energy and environmental policy, after an undergraduate internship that included professor-mentored research on the local economic impacts of Eastern Mennonite University’s solar energy installation.
Hollinger actually got his job before he graduated, moving to the Washington D.C. area in t ...More
When Tyler Eshleman took the helm of Eastern Mennonite University’s sputtering student-led Sustainable Food Initiative (SFI) last year, his goals were modest: to return the weed-choked campus gardens to their former glory. Now Eshleman, backed this summer by six work-study students, not only has the gardens br ...More
In October, Mitchell and Lauren Yoder left everything they knew for Managua, Nicaragua and the children’s home called Forteleza de Esperanza [Fortress of Hope].
What caused these two Eastern Mennonite University alumni to make such a move, leaving behind full-time teaching jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia?
The couple was inspired ...More