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EMU mourns passing of always helpful Pam Arbogast

The Eastern Mennonite University community is mourning the loss of Pamela D. Arbogast, lead custodian in the University Commons, who passed away at age 50 on Nov. 30, 2013, after a three-year battle with cancer. Arbogast is survived by her husband Chris Arbogast and two sons, Bryce and Collin. She is the daughter of Vera (Lambert) Moore of Harrisonburg and the late Richard Moore. ...More

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EMU trustees recommend six-month “listening process” regarding same-sex relationships and employment at EMU

In its regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 15 and 16, the Eastern Mennonite University board of trustees heard upbeat reports on the status of a multi-year fundraising campaign to renovate the Suter Science Center, a record number of applicants to EMU’s undergraduate programs, the unexpectedly fast growth of its ...More

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Undocumented Latino youth receive scholarly support, plus EMU’s helping hand

Three high school students brought from Mexico as children are looking forward to being successful college students, thanks to the local branch of Scholars’ Latino Initiative program (SLI), with which EMU partners. “We’re all DREAMers,” explains one we’ll call “Dulce,” a high school junior brought to the United States at age ...More

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Campus, community issued ‘Royal Challenge’ to shape up, have fun

Eastern Mennonite University’s department of recreation sports and intramurals is issuing a challenge to students, faculty and staff and the local community. On Saturday, Nov. 9, EMU will host the first-ever “Royal Challenge,” designed to promote holistic development across campus and the community, said Phil Tieszen, event leader and assistant director of student progr ...More

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Renowned thinker on the intersection of evolution, ecology and ‘a transcendent presence’ visits EMU

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EMU, Seminary alumnus named president of Virginia Mennonite Missions

Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member sear ...More

EMU professor, MCC representative fast for reform

Each morning, before heading to work at Eastern Mennonite University, nursing professor Ann Graber Hershberger chows down on breakfast. When she goes home, her angry stomach demands dinner, and she obliges. Her lack of lunch isn’t an oversight or a necessary negligence d ...More

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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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Restorative justice highlighted by Gandhi Center award and state-wide mediation conference

More than 100 members of the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN), the state’s largest professional association for mediators and mediation scholars, gathered on campus for a September 28-29 conference co-hosted by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University. ...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