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Jess Rheinheimer, stellar basketball forward and nursing major, named one of five in nation to Academic First Team

Eastern Mennonite University junior Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has been named to the ...More

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Biomedicine grad students deepen compassion through cross-cultural stints

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


Graduating as h.s. valedictorian at 16, Slashcheva ’11 racks up accomplishments on way to being public-service dentist

Lyubov Slashcheva has an awfully long resume of accomplishments for a 21-year-old. Add to this her start in life—in a small mining town in a remote corner of the former Russian Empire. Slashcheva emigrated from Kazakhstan to the United States with her family at age 5. She started kindergarten in Harrisonburg, Va., with no knowledge of English. Thanks to an English-as-a-Second-Language ...More


EMU achieves record enrollment

Enrollment increased this fall by 8 percent over the previous fall at Eastern Mennonite University, counting all students enrolled in for-credit coursework. The numbers rose from 1,519 to 1,640, a record enrollment for this 96-year-old institution. In traditional undergraduate population, there was a 2 percent increase, from 912 to 929 students, based on head counts in early September 20 ...More


Speakers of other languages flood into EMU’s English-language program, often preparing for college

A program to rapidly enable speakers of other languages to master English has reached record enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University. With 85 students this fall, EMU’s Intensive English Program (IEP) is fully utilizing its newly renovated space on the ground level of Roselawn, a former dormitory into which IEP moved in 2012. “Our long-t ...More

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EMU Featured Athlete: Naomi Good

Name: Naomi Good Year: Sophomore Sport: Women’s Soccer Hometown/High School: Columbia, PA/Lancaster Mennonite Specs: ODAC All-Academic Team.  Started all 29 games possible in her two years ...More

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Incoming Student Leads EMU Women’s Golf

When you ask people to name the greatest golfers you’ll get a standard list: Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and so on. There’s a theme in those names; they’re all men. In recent years however, women have started picking up clubs and taking a crack at the sport with some serious success (we’re not talking Rene Russo in the movie, “Tin Cup,” h ...More


EMU to Launch Community Health Project

The scenario is commonplace. A young mother or couple, perhaps new to the area and not fluent in English, has what is perceived as an emergency health care situation with their child and either doesn’t know where to turn or shows up at the hospital emergency room. There, it is discerned that the “urgent” need really wasn’t a crisis. This situation, repeated in towns and cities ev ...More

Science Seminar Examines Health Care Decisions

Advances in medical technology, from antibiotics and chemotherapy to dialysis and ventilators, have changed not just how we live, but, often, how we die. Providers and patients confront decisions that never existed before. Mimi Mahon, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Mimi ...More

Can We Reverse the Nursing Shortage Trend?

A great deal of alarm exists in health care circles about the current nursing shortage. From 1995 to 2000, the number of registered nurse (RN) graduates ...More