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EMU Welcomes 12 Faculty Members for 2013-14

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. The new faculty, announced by provost Fred Kniss, are: Amy Gillespie, EdD, assistant professor of the practice of nursing ...More

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Students Earn Credits Off Campus, Learning in New Ways and New Places

Bekah Enns’ great-grandparents would not recognize the way she is pursuing an academic degree in 2013. For one thing, the senior history major at Eastern Mennonite University spent last semester off campus, testing her work skills in her three academic minors—pre-law, political science, and ...More

Long-time Administrative Staff Member Dies

Fern I. Erb, a former long-time administrative staff member at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at age 92. She was a resident of Park Place at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, Va. Erb worked at EMU for 23 years, serving in a variety of administrative roles – secretary of institutional research, 1978- ...More

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The Cost of, and Returns on, a Mennonite Higher Education

The first two sentences, set in large font, on the financial aid page of Hesston (Kan.) College’s website cut right to the chase: “Let’s be clear, college is expensive. There’s really no way to dance around it.” Concern over college affordability in the United States is nothing new. The inflation-adjusted average annual cost of tuition, room and board ...More

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Bible Students Explore Emerging Church, Set Future Foundation

Bible students are different now than they were in the 1990s when Peter Dula was a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Students now, says Dula, Bible and religion department chair, want to “experiment” with what it means to be church and “dig deep into the meaning of Anabaptism, ...More

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary hires new professor

David Evans will nurture and push students as they wade into the increasingly diverse religious contexts of the world. The newest member of the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) faculty in Harrisonburg, Va., Evans has been named assistant professor of history, mission, intercultural and interfaith studies. Evans brings expertise in cultural analy ...More

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Explore the Bible via Sailing in the Mediterranean

Professor of mission Linford Stutzman will lead a cross-cultural program via boat around the eastern Mediterranean in May 2012. The group will explore Athens, Ephesus, Corinth and many other sites of New Testament churches, usually traveling as the apostle Paul did in the Book of Acts. The trip, called ...More

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Preach Better at a Discounted Rate

Eastern Mennonite Seminary is offering an advanced preaching class during the spring semester at a special rate. Pastors and lay leaders will be able to take the class for $460, one-third the cost of a regular course. The class is offered in conjunction with ...More

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Seminary Graduation is April 30

Eastern Mennonite Seminary will hold its 62st annual commencement service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 30 in Lehman Auditorium on the EMU campus. George R. Brunk III, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of New Testament at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will give the commencement address on the theme “Anointed for Ministry.& ...More