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EMU Lavender Graduation recognizes LGBTQ+ grads, alums

Eastern Mennonite University hosted its first Lavender Graduation to recognize LGBTQ+ graduates and alumni this spring.

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February Writers Read to feature EMU alumna Patricia Grace King

Alumna Patricia Grace King is the featured author at a Feb. 22 Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University. The reading will be in Common Grounds coffeehouse in the University Commons at 6:30 p.m.

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Assistant Melvin Felix announced as next EMU men’s basketball coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of current assistant coach Melvin Felix as the new head men’s basketball coach. He has been the lead assistant at EMU under Coach Kirby Dean the past seven seasons.

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South Koreans visit EMU to learn about the roots of restorative justice

Last year in South Korea, middle school teachers Yongseung Roh and Kyungyun Hwang read Howard Zehr’s seminal text Changing Lenses with a study group. This year, they were part of a South Korean delegation that came to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to learn directly about restorative justice from Zehr himself.


Chicago police officer to co-teach EMU online course on police and community justice partnerships

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice at EMU announces a four-session course about police and community justice partnerships this spring.


EMU among four institutions receiving $2.7 million

The Virginia College Fund, a Richmond-based nonprofit, was the recipient of a $2,700,000 gift from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust. The gift is the largest in the history of the organization.


Mosaic Theater Company brings two Israel/Palestine-themed productions to EMU

Local theater-goers will be challenged by different perspectives on the Israel/Palestine conflict in February at Eastern Mennonite University. The Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., one of Washington D.C.’s newest and most acclaimed groups, will stage performances Feb. 16-18 of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s memoir “I Shall Not Hate,” and of “Via Dolorosa,” by Sir David Hare.

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Sharon Washington Risher to speak as part of EMU’s week of MLK remembrance

The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher knows hate: Among the nine black worshippers killed by a white supremacist at a prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, were her mother, two cousins and a childhood friend.

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EMU basketball coach Kirby Dean to step down after 2017-2018 season

Eastern Mennonite University has announced that head men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean will resign at the end of the current season. He has accepted a position as the director of parks and recreation for Rockingham County.


EMU earns STARS ‘Silver’ rating

Eastern Mennonite University has earned a second consecutive “Silver” rating for its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


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