U.S. Navy veteran Michael McAndrew, a graduate student at Eastern Mennonite University, plans to use his education to provide mental health services for military veterans. His professional path towards a graduate degree in counseling was recently aided by a $5,000 military scholarship from the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified ...More
Tess Cortes, a native of the Philippines, was ripped from her home in war-torn Liberia when she was 30 years old.
“We were advised to leave the country,” Cortes said. “I left with my two kids, my ex-husband stayed behind. He was living with his uncle.”
Harvey Yoder ’64, SEM ’99, is guided by a steadfast vision of God’s future in which the “wolf lies down with the lamb, people study war no more, and prisoners are released.” In the half-century since his 1964 graduation, Yoder has quietly encouraged efforts to bring about God’s shalom.
While he prefaces mention of his accomplishments with “they didn’t set the world on fir ...More
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Crossroads is now available online in a digital version (and in your mailbox if you are an alumnus with a current U.S. address on file). While all of our magazines are the result of many hours of work and much thoughtful collaboration, this one has perha ...More
Homelessness wasn’t something Abby Hershberger was familiar with while growing up in Millersburg, Ohio, a town of about 3,500 residents.
“It didn’t happen to people I knew,” she says. “It didn’t happen to my friends or family. I just wasn’t exposed to it.”
During a spring semester at Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More
Thanks to an alumna scientist, Eastern Mennonite University was among the first schools involved in groundbreaking work that is raising awareness about institutional nitrogen footprints.
Laura Cattell Noll ’09, a graduate student in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, works with Professor James Galloway and project manager Elizabeth Castner on the “N-Print” projec ...More
Eastern Mennonite University is calling artists with any connection to Eastern Mennonite School or Eastern Mennonite University – current or former graduate or undergraduate student, faculty or staff – to submit proposals for consideration for a special art installation for the institution’s 2017-18 Centennial Celebration.
In September 2 ...More
Carl Stauffer has seen restorative justice practices at work in places around the world. He had the opportunity to explore a new location last month when a group invited him to Moscow, Russia.
Stauffer, a professor at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and co-director of the Z ...More
Betty Hertzler has done a lot of laughing at human nature over the years. Postal supervisor at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) since 1974, Hertzler has fielded scores of questions showing a lack of common sense:
“Do you have any stamps?”
“Do you have any Christian stamps?”
“How do I address a letter?”
“Do I need to pay to send this packag ...More
[Reprinted with permission from VCU]
Lyubov Slashcheva arrived in the United States when she was 5 years old not knowing a word of English, but already determined to make an impact in her new country. The youngest of three children, she emigrated with her family from a small mining town in a remote corner of Kazakhstan to the Shenandoah Valley shortly before enrolling in kinderg ...More