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Derrick Turner

EMU theater experience has been ‘soul-snatching’ for this history-major-turned-award-winning-dramaturg

Senior Derrick Turner believes in letting theater speak for itself. His position as a dramaturg facilitates exactly that – providing a design team, cast, and audience with the information necessary for a play’s message to be conveyed.  Turner’s intensive research and insight for Eastern Mennonite University’s fall 2015 production of the musical “ ...More

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Athlete of the Week: Junior captain Scott Brigham returns to Royals volleyball stronger than ever

“I guess one way to describe him would be 100 percent. He’s a sheer competitor,” said men’s volleyball coach Dominick Porter. Porter was talking about his junior captain, Scott Brigham (Montpelier, Va./ Pa ...More

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An internship in Memphis last summer gave this future teacher the opportunity to share her love of learning

Education, social justice, Christ-centered, equity, MEMPHIS! With these five themes, Quinn Kathrineberg, a junior English education major at Eastern Mennonite University, recently attempted to spark interest among her fellow classmates about Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR). In t ...More

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Master’s in biomedicine candidates defend research in e-cigs, health policy, athlete injury rates, ADHD, breast cancer education

Jared Fernandez didn’t have to go far to find a research topic for his master’s in biomedicine thesis. Not only is “vaping” with E-cigarettes, or E-cigs, a growing trend among young people, but Fernandez knew just about everyone, including scientists in the biotechnology industry, wanted to know more about the health claims of electronic cigarettes and the liquid that is burned to creat ...More

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Economics student named one of ’20 Under 35 Changing the World’ by Mennonite Economic Development Association

Alex Miller, a 21-year-old economics major at Eastern Mennonite University, was recently recognized by Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) as one of “20 Under 35 Changing the World.” Working for the family-owned ecommerce retailer JMX Brands, Miller completed a 1.5-year project that hugely increa ...More

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Taylor Mortensen’s experiences with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis provide motivation to pursue pediatric nursing

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is not a part of our everyday vocabulary and especially not heard on a college campus. But it’s a familiar disease to Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Taylor Mortensen, who lives with it every day. In fact, Mortensen, 19, calls the disease “a blessing in disguise.” “If I wasn’t in and out of hospitals so often as a child, I would have ...More

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Grad student — at EMU to study restorative justice and civic engagement — wins humanitarian award for recent activism

Darsheel Kaur, a first-year graduate student at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), has been awarded a Youth Humanitarian Award by the Greater Dayton, Ohio chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She was among ...More

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Runner, leader, speaker, writer: senior Jolee Paden considers the future

Whether you’re playing soccer, cross-country, tennis or golf, a strong core is key. There’s no avoiding it: athletes of all kinds have to work their abs. ABS is a convenient acronym, then, for the weekly Athlete Bible Study that’s begun meeting over lunch on the Eastern Mennonite University campus this semester – and just one manifestation of senior cross-country runner Jolee Pad ...More

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Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick wins ODAC cross country title, adds to career honors

For the first time in 13 years, EMU has an individual cross country champion.  Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) continued her incredible senior season by winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships Saturday, Oct. 31 in Bridgewater. She covered the 6K course ...More

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Junior transfer Juan Luna makes his mark, helping the Royals to a win over conference powerhouse Roanoke

“Whatever is going on in school, it doesn’t matter. Personal stuff just doesn’t matter as soon as I step on the field.  For those 90 minutes, I’m free and nobody can say anything to me.” Juan Luna (Mount Jackson, Va./Stonewall Jackson) is a junior transfer who has pro ...More