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Summer seminar on slave narratives at Yale helps English professor on sabbatical delve into historic harms and trauma

During her sabbatical, Eastern Mennonite University English professor Marti Eads is studying how, in one author’s fiction, “the Civil War conflict reverberates in one Appalachian community even after most people there are no longer consciously aware of its relevanc ...More


Ten Chinese scholars join EMU community to learn teaching techniques and immerse themselves in the English language

For the Chinese scholars at Eastern Mennonite University this semester, witnessing the difference between Chinese and American educational systems has been enlightening. “In China, students are willing to listen to professors lecture,” says Yan Wang. “Here, there are a lot of group discussions. It is good for creative thinking. Every student has their own idea.” ...More


First-year student paper selected for publication in nationally used composition textbook

Future students in the “College Writing for Transitions” class at Eastern Mennonite University may recognize a familiar name and face when they thumb through the required handbook. Among the nearly two dozen exemplary student texts featured in forthcoming sixth edition (2015) of The Everyday Writer will be Martha Bell’s essay “The Mystery of Chronic Lyme Disease.” Her essay wil ...More

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Landises Books Chronicle Life, Family and EMU Careers

Peggy Heatwole Landis and Jay B. Landis have a long history with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), one that began more than half a century ago. The two met, fell in love and cultivated successful careers at EMU, whose campus they can see from their nearby home. Thursday, April 11, 2013, the duo fittingly celebrated ...More


EMU Students Tap Veterans and Conscientious Objectors for WWII History Project

Leroy Plaugher, a World War II army veteran, likes young people to be interested in the war, even if they go beyond the usual battle stories to explore the less-known stories of conscientious objectors and the men and women who were on a “different front line.” Plaugher was among a group of veterans and conscientious objectors who participated in “Ways of War & Peac ...More

EMU Prof Selected for Summer Study Program

Marti Eads Martha G. (Marti) Eads, an associate professor of English at EMU, is among 25 teachers selected to attend the second National Endowm ...More