Eastern Mennonite University will offer two new graduate certificates in business administration and organizational leadership, beginning in the fall of 2015. Both programs are designed for working professionals seeking leadership skills. Co ...More
Counselor, professor and administrator Mary Jensen was recently named associate provost of Eastern Mennonite University’s Lancaster site, which serves approximately 1,000 students in nursing, pastoral studies and graduate education programs.
The first to fill this new position, Jensen will focus on organizational leadership and program develo ...More
As a UNIX systems engineer at Virginia Tech, Josh Akers ’07 is charged with “provisioning” a few dozen “enterprise systems” at university, while also “administrating VMware infrastructure” and supporting operation of “Advanced Research Computing clusters.”
“Anyone in the field would know what I’m talking about, ...More
In the late 1960s, not long after John R. Mumaw had completed nearly two decades as EMU’s fourth president (1948-1965), he began to devote more attention to his concern for people with intellectual disabilities. This had been close to his heart since his great-nephew, Chester, was born with Down syndrome.
Then moderator of the Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mumaw convened a committee t ...More
Leaders of churches that sometimes experience turmoil and disagreements—all church leaders, basically—can benefit from a weekend course at Eastern Mennonite University this fall. The course combines teachings from EMU’s conflict transformation program and its seminary.
A new book by a faculty member in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU provides understanding and techniques for dealing with change and conflict in a setting one might least expect – the local congregation.
Many dynamics are at work when a church experiences major conflict – leadership is undermined, people take sides and become polarized, and in a worst case scenario, the congregation can split apart.