Reflecting the Mennonite church’s commitment to development and disaster relief, Eastern Mennonite University has long offered degrees that prepare students to work in those fields. As the priorities, needs and philosophies of international service agencies have changed over the years, EMU’s programs have also evolved, with earlier majors in development, nutrition and international agricult ...More
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
In a 2014 bi-national peace oratorical contest, Eastern Mennonite University student Seth Stauffer won second place in a speech that questioned one of the policies of the contest’s sponsor, Mennonite Central Committee.
The policy has to do with how people working with MCC talk about t ...More
Elizabeth Good ’01, is seldom far from the wise counsel of an Eastern Mennonite University professor, though separated by many miles and years since graduation. “Ann Hershberger was, and still is, a tremendous influence on my life and career as a nurse,” says Good. “I still email her with questions and we s ...More
Graduate students in the medical field do not usually study abroad as part of their collegiate experience. But the two-year-old MA in biomedicine program at Eastern Mennonite University is designed to teach its students to look at biomedicine from a broad, multi-faceted perspective.
“Our philosophy is very different,” said biology professor ...More
J. Daryl Byler’s 11th trip to Iran marks the culmination of nearly a quarter-century of bridge-building efforts between North American Mennonites and Iranians.
Byler, who is executive director of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University, la ...More
Thirty years have passed since her days as a nurse in a war zone, but Ann Hershberger ’76 still has a sense of impending violence when she hears a helicopter over her head.
“I still can’t stand to have a helicopter go over me,” she says. “I remember looking up at them and not feeling scared, but angry. I hated the violence I saw there.”
The world is a laboratory for study. It provides alternatives, new possibilities and challenges…it is learning for life. –Al Keim
EMU’s cross-cultural program may never have come to be, had it not been for the efforts of Albert Keim ’63, dean of students from 1977 to 1984. Keim had a passion for education, service and travel, which he lived out f ...More
Cross-cultural study. It began as a professor’s dream for undergraduates 30 years ago and has become one of the best parts about being an EMU alumnus. “It seems pretty odd to me to think that you could prepare someone to serve and lead in a global context without having some kind of international or other cross-cultural experience,” says Pres ...More
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