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Alumni couple shares the love that goes around and comes around with new Fortress of Hope family in Nicaragua

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

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After the tragic loss of her grandson, long-time victim advocate reflects on changing roles and restorative justice

When her 20-year-old grandson was murdered, long-time victim advocate Pamela Leonard, MA ’06 (conflict transformation), found herself suddenly in a new role. What she learned has strengthened her zeal for criminal justice reform. To read more about Eastern Mennonite University alumni involved in law, check out the summer issue of ...More


Ripple Church pastors find spiritual nourishment at seminary’s Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation

Imagine hearing the call to urban ministry, selling your lovingly renovated suburban farmhouse where you’ve lived for 25 years, and moving into an inner city apartment. Imagine your congregation shape-shifting into and out of spaces as it grows – a good problem – but one with its own stressors. Imagine one of your most fervent members being a man who lives under a bridge and ...More

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Alumni contribute to 3rd Way Collective ministry at Penn State, inspiring faith connections to peace and justice issues

The newest pastor at University Mennonite Church (UMC) in State College, Pennsylvania, never seems to be in the actual church building, and the advisory team that relates to him doesn’t mind. In what is likely the first Mennonite ministry of its kind, 3rd Way Collective and UMC campus minister Ben Wideman operate almost exclusively on the ...More

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Eastern Mennonite University introduces revitalized logo

With centennial celebrations planned for 2017-18, a new strategic plan in development, and increasingly diverse program offerings, Eastern Mennonite University has revitalized its logo. The former logo and font first came into use in 1994, when Eastern Mennonite College changed its name to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). This revision hono ...More

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Restorative justice experts join in Zehr Institute’s 3-year project to map the future of the field

A three-year project to envision and map a positive future for restorative justice began in mid-2015 with a five-day meeting of 36 people drawn from a wide range of backgrounds by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “We sought to bring together a cross-section of restorative ...More


How a Mennonite college student earned a year’s tuition selling the ‘Mennonite Community Cookbook’

Summer’s here. Know any students looking for summer jobs? ...More


After 44 years at EMU, former provost and current library director Beryl Brubaker heads into her second ‘retirement’

Beryl Brubaker knows what it’s like to retire – and to be called back to serve with her gifts once more. In 2008, Brubaker “retired” as provost. That year marked her 37th at Eastern Mennonite University, leading from a variety of positions in the nursing department to higher-level administration: from vice president ...More

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CJP alumna and Peace Corps veteran Krista Rigalo leads Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” global education initiative

Last week, first lady Michelle Obama, with her daughters and mother, visited London to announce a new partnership between the US and British governments to support girls’ education and empowerment. That’s not the only partnership the White House has lately touted. In early March, the president and first lady launched “Let G ...More

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Spring internship with NIH – and tarantula toxins – extends into summer for chemistry major Charlie Good

The effects of tarantula toxins on the nervous system is a hot topic in the neurology field today. Enter Charlie Good: a rising senior majoring in chemistry at Eastern Mennonite University who is interning at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Good works in the molecular physiology and biophysics section under the guidance of p ...More