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
In conducting research, Sam Stoner says he’s learned diligence, time management, and patience – all qualities that the environmental sustainability major and business administration minor says will pay off as he works toward his goal of becoming a business ...More
One positive step towards preventing sexual violence on college campuses is overcoming the traditional silent treatment associated with the topic. As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this spring has been the perfect time to break that silence, with the help of the newly formed ...More
On Tuesday, Rebekah York stood in Thomas Plaza – sometimes alone, sometimes with a crowd – surrounded by ghostly chalked outlines of feet that marked those who had stood, even briefly, to show their support for ending modern slavery.
York, a junior at Eastern Mennonite University, was making her Stand For Freedom for 12 hours in so ...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
On a bleak and bitterly cold February afternoon, Ryan Gehman leaves campus for a run, heading south toward one of Harrisonburg’s city parks. Dirty snowbanks line the streets and a stinging wind blasts him in the face. He’s been looking forward to this moment all day.
Gehman, a senior kinesiology major, looks forward to running every day. When he’s running, he feels free, happy, at ...More
About a hundred people gathered at a candlelight vigil this week on the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) campus to show their support for Mennonite pastor Max Villatoro.
In the center of Thomas Plaza, burning candles were placed on a pile of ice. A nearby sign proclaimed the vigil’s theme: “Melt ICE,” a reference to the unrelenting, and some would say, disturbing policies of U.S. ...More
Eastern Mennonite University head baseball coach Ben Spotts has a simple recruiting philosophy: Do not lose local athletes to other Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) schools. That’s a tough goal, considering the proximity of three recruiting rivals in the Valley: Shenandoah University, ranked 11th in Division III ...More