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(20150819) - (Harrisonburg) 
EMU Online Education Design Specialist Brian Gumm poses for a photo utilizing some of the distance learning technology available in select classrooms at Eastern Mennonite University.
(Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record)

Future is now for distance learning: increasingly, students finding degree opportunities online

Students from around Virginia are getting veterinary technician associate degrees from Blue Ridge Community College though they rarely set foot on campus. Moms and dads stifled temporally by their work schedules and parenting duties “attend” class at home, at night or on the weekend. Some Eastern Mennonite University students will earn a degree in a field even though the schoo ...More


Alum Connects MDiv and Conflict Transformation Graduate Studies

“I was raised in an Iowa farm town,” says Brian Gumm, 33. “The borders of my imaginative world were pretty tightly drawn. At EMU those borders exploded in a good way.” Gumm, who graduated this spring from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), chose the dual degree program with EMU’s seminary and Center f ...More


Living In, Not Of, The World

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 7, 2012 Brian Gumm and Aaron Kauffman will likely never forget their capstone project at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. That could be because this will be the pair’s final opportunity to work together, as they have throughout their four years of college. Or it could be because their project’s final activity will call for nearly 5 ...More


Young Anabaptists Consider Mission in an “Occupied” World

How do Anabaptists do mission in a world with an “occupy” mentality? Young Anabaptist scholars will gather at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) April 13-14 to discuss this at a conference titled, “#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s mission.” Brian Gumm and Aaron Kauffman, both in their final year at EMS, are organizin ...More


New Seminary Course Schedule Benefits Commuters and Part-time Students

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Eastern Mennonite Seminary is making it easier for commuter and part-time students to take seminary courses. How? By changing course schedules so that more classes meet just one day a week. Twelve of the 23 courses offered this fall will be offered once a week or on the weekend to make it easier for students ...More


Seminary Offering More Interdisciplinary Study

Eastern Mennonite Seminary is creating more interdisciplinary study options in collaboration with other graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. “EMS collaboration with other graduate programs places seminary learning in the thick of the cross-disciplinary studies neede ...More

Tweet Talking’s Fine, Mennonite Ministers Told, but First ‘Know Thyself’

Brian Gumm of the EMU School of Leadership Training offers insights into spreading the church’s message in the digital age during a seminar at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on Tuesday. Gumm discu ...More