In 1951, Jay “Junior” Lehman, then a 21-year-old farm boy from Ohio, sailed by freighter to Antwerp, Belgium. He was among the first wave of conscientious objectors to participate in a new alternative service program called Pax. Reaching their eventual destination in Germany, Lehman and about 20 draft-age men labored to turn Nazi poison-gas bunkers into housing for World War II refugees. ...More
Just how exactly does a set of triplets from northwest Ohio end up graduating from Eastern Mennonite University?
“We chose individually,” Rachel King said.
Finishing her sister’s thoughts as she often does, Emma King agreed.
“Yeah, we didn’t come because each other came,” ...More
Loren E. Swartzendruber, president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), announced to the university community today that he plans to retire next year, on June 30, 2016, marking 13 years of leadership as the university’s eighth president and 33 years in Mennonite higher education roles.
“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have served the cause of Christian higher educati ...More
When Gordon Meriwether first began attending Eastern Mennonite Seminary, he wanted to earn a master of divinity degree. Then the United Methodist pastor, who is also a 31-year U.S. Navy veteran, discovered the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Ea ...More
When Katrina Gehman began her four-month practicum experience at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), she quickly learned that some terms have different meanings in different contexts.
The context she’d been immersed in as a graduate student in the conflict transformation progr ...More
In an address to Eastern Mennonite University’s graduating class of 2015 Sunday, commencement speaker E.J. Dionne Jr. pulled inspiration from a rather unlikely source: former comedy talk show host Stephen Colbert.
“Colbert said precisely what I think about cynicism nine years ago,” Dionne, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, ...More
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2015 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were c ...More
Inclement weather has forced EMU’s commencement ceremony indoors to Yoder Arena in University Commons. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Disability parking is available in front of University Commons and in other designated areas. Visitors to campus are encouraged to search for “1307 Park Road Harrisonburg VA 22802″ in their GP ...More
Counselor, professor and administrator Mary Jensen was recently named associate provost of Eastern Mennonite University’s Lancaster site, which serves approximately 1,000 students in nursing, pastoral studies and graduate education programs.
The first to fill this new position, Jensen will focus on organizational leadership and program develo ...More
Over the past three years, the graduation rate for EMU honors students was 100 percent, with a third completing double or triple majors. These students, representing diverse cultural, racial and religious backgrounds, participate in special academic and co-curricular opportunities to learn from and be mentored by faculty.
Each y ...More