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Jason Good becomes EMU’s director of admissions

The admissions department at Eastern Mennonite University will be led by Jason Good, PhD, beginning Oct. 7. Graduating from EMU in 2005 with a double major in sociology and environmental science, Good has filled a number of roles at EMU: admissions counselor, associate director of admissions, director of retention, women’s h ...More

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Drafty, old, beloved Martin House yields place for future lovely, traffic-smart entrance to EMU

Facebook lit up with nostalgic comments when Eastern Mennonite University posted a photo of Martin House being torn down in August 2013. Hundreds of students had lived there since the 1960s, when EMU purchased the house. “Gasp!” exclaimed one former student. “Noooo,” said ...More

EMU alum, local doctor makes lifetime commitment to health

Bergton local Dr. Linford Gehman graduated from high school in the early 1950s. Much like many recent high school graduates today, the then 18-year-old Gehman was unsure about what to study in college. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” he admits. Gehman decided to take a break before pursing a degree, and spent the next two years working at a porcelain plant in Pennsylvan ...More

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Shirley Showalter ’70 shares steps in her journey from conservative Mennonite upbringing to college president

Shirley Showalter is named for the iconic curly-haired child star, but, as a youngster, she wasn’t allowed to watch Ms. Temple’s performances. “I think it might have been on Youtube that I first saw `On the Good Ship Lollipop,’ ” Showalter admitted from the comfort of her Harrisonburg home last week, letting out an infectious chuckle. With an easy smi ...More

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JMU’s Gandhi Center honors Howard Zehr and Vida Huber

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EMU achieves record enrollment

Enrollment increased this fall by 8 percent over the previous fall at Eastern Mennonite University, counting all students enrolled in for-credit coursework. The numbers rose from 1,519 to 1,640, a record enrollment for this 96-year-old institution. In traditional undergraduate population, there was a 2 percent increase, from 912 to 929 students, based on head counts in early September 20 ...More

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Pittsburgh ‘yarn bombing’ project by EMU alum attracts international attention

It was covered by the BBC and NPR, Time.com and the Huffington Post and by media in Europe and Israel. The vast, improbable, record-breaking Knit the Bridge project – in which the 1,061-foot-long Andy Warhol Bridge was covered with 580 knitted and crocheted blankets during the second weekend of August – is officially a success, accord ...More

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Living in an Asian slum to share journey of prayer, love, hope and justice

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People of all types are welcome, indeed belong, at EMU’s table, say university leaders at convocation 2013

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CJP grad addresses tens of thousands at MLK anniversary march in D.C., decrying U.S.-fostered violence

Speaking to tens of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday (08/24/13), EMU grad Michael Shank cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s abhorrence of U.S.-sponsored violence around the world. In a two-minute speech marking the 50th anniversary of King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, S ...More