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Gbowee Opens Up on Life after Nobel Prize

Leymah Gbowee, one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and Eastern Mennonite University Alumnus of the Year, spoke with the Daily Observer about life after the peace prize and her foundation, “Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.” Gbowee earned a master’s degree in conflict transformation from EMU’s ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

2010 EMU Alumnus of the Year Dwight Gingerich

2010 Alumnus of the Year: Dwight Gingerich, EMU Class of ’81

A Great Coach On and Off Court By Larry Swartzendruber ’83 Dwight Gingerich has coached at Iowa Mennonite School (IMS) for 28 years, compiling an amazing record: 509 wins to 139 losses as of Feb. 2, 2010; 10 state tournament appearances; five sportsmanship awards at state tournament; one state championship (1992); four state runner-up finishes; one state t ...More

Why Do We Give to EMU? (Anthony Pratkanis, 2009 Alumnus of the Year)

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EMU alumni honored for service during Homecoming

The Alumni Association honored two of its graduates Sunday, Oct. 11, for their work in reflecting the school’s vision, mission and values. Read more… ...More

1968 history graduate earns a top position in New York courts

Luis A. Gonzalez, 1968 EMU grad, is now presiding justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the First Judicial Department, New York City. A 1968 EMU history graduate has become the first Latino to be appointed to one of ...More

Symposium on ‘Forgiveness’ Focuses on Amish Tragedy

The blood was hardly dry on the bare board floor of the West Nickel Mines School in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pa., when Amish parents sent words of forgiveness to the family of the killer who had executed their children. The world was stunned and outraged at the senseless, unprecedented assault on the one-room Amish school that took the lives of five children and wounded five ot ...More

Theater, Reunions Headline Homecoming Weekend

A symposium on Amish forgiveness and a new theater work by Ted and Trent will highlight homecoming and parents weekend, Oct. 10-12, 2008. "WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?", is a musical comedy written by and starring Ted Swartz ’89 and Trent Wagler ’02, and directed by Ingrid De Sanctis ’88). The play, with guest artist Jay Lapp ...More

Alumni Award Recipient to Speak at Homecoming

Dr. Ingida Asfaw, EMU’s 2007 “alumnus of the year,” will speak at the next Suter Science Seminar during the school’s homecoming and family weekend. Dr. Ingida Asfaw, EMU’s 200 ...More

2005 Alumnus of the Year Myron Blosser

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