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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).


EMU’s new STEM scholarships encourage issues-based local exploration

An innovative new program at Eastern Mennonite University will provide scholarships for academically talented students with financial need studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


EMU Centennial Homecoming a ‘magical weekend’

Community members new to Eastern Mennonite University joined those with ties three and four generations back to its beginning in 1917.


Fall ’17 Washington Community Scholars find insight, wisdom, inspiration

Eight  students are gaining experience through internships in fields ranging from music therapy to journalism to immigration law through an EMU program.

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Forging peace: ‘Guns Into Plowshares’ sculpture dedicated at EMU

A new symbol of nonviolence is the latest artistic addition to the Eastern Mennonite University campus.

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EMU preps multi-talented Chilean alumni for doctoral theological studies, peacebuilding dialogue in the Jewish community

Anita Fonseca-Quezada and Cristian Quezada talk about their personal journeys that have merged and taken them from their native Chile to the United States.

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Rotary International welcomes new EMU chapter of Rotaract

A club at EMU is poised to offer students new opportunities for service, leadership training, and making local and international connections.

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‘Effortless beauty,’ Hawaii’s homelessness ‘crisis’ in EMU photography exhibit

Lila Marks describes Hawaii’s landscapes as “effortlessly beautiful,” but when the EMU student traveled there this summer, she had something else on her mind.

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Hurricane relief efforts unite concerned EMU students

Surrounded by boxes of supplies and volunteers packing blue and gray buckets to create relief kits, EMU senior Ryan Faraci still wanted to do more.

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EMU grads among finalists for Women Peacebuilders for Water Award

Two graduates of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU are finalists for an award honoring women working to resolve water-related conflicts.

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New MA in Education program director at EMU has wealth of experience

The new director of the Master of Arts in Education program at EMU talks about some of the key insights that inform her philosophy of classroom teaching.

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Student-scientists at EMU investigate Bergton watershed’s canopy cover, water quality

Building on research of three EMU professors, recent grad Hannah Daley and senior Amanda Williams concluded data collection in the Bergton area watershed.


Virginia psychiatric nurses association honors EMU professor with annual award in her name

EMU professor Irma Mahone was honored by the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses for her career.

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Bach Festival founder retires from EMU after 40 years

“We can’t have a reception honoring Ken without music,” said Professor Joan Griffing at the retirement of Ken J. Nafziger.


Restorative Justice in Education Academy offers learning experiences to educators

This summer, the Master of Arts in Education program at Eastern Mennonite University offers the Restorative Justice in Education Academy.

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Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival celebrates 25 years

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season this June in downtown Harrisonburg and on the campus of EMU.

Bach Festival director honored with Rising Star Award

David McCormick, director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, received a Rising Star Award from his alma mater, Shenandoah University.

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EMU hires Ashley Kisner as field hockey coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ashley Kisner as the new head field hockey coach.


Eastern Mennonite University confers nearly 500 degrees at 99th Commencement

Eastern Mennonite University hosted its 99th Commencement Sunday afternoon, April 30.

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Ken J. Nafziger conducts final Chamber Singers concert featuring alumni guests

The EMU Chamber Singers, a select student choir, will present Communities of Song, its spring concert, at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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Byler ends 40-day Healing Justice Fast

The final day of Daryl Byler’s Healing Justice Fast began as it had started, with a letter written, and tweeted, to President Donald J. Trump.


Author Emmi Itäranta to speak about her novel Memory of Water

Emmi Itäranta, author of Memory of Water (Teos, 2012), will visit EMU on Wednesday, April 19.

EMU grad Woré Ndiaye to lead UN-appointed working group in Senegal

A busy graduate of the EMU Center for Justice and Peacebuilding was asked to take on another important peacebuilding role in West Africa.


Zehr Institute course focuses on police-community partnerships, restorative justice practices

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice announces a special webinar about police and community justice partnerships.

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EMU alumnus Michael J. Sharp among UN officials confirmed dead in Congo

M.J. Sharp, a UN official kidnapped with five others in Congo two weeks ago, has been confirmed as deceased.

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EMU Common Grounds coffeehouse student-managers find their niche

Gathered for their weekly meeting, the managers discuss how to ensure baristas clean the canister without exploding it.

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Refugee teens discover strengths, work to smooth newcomers’ paths with Harrisonburg High’s Peer Leader program

The small-group skits were focused on inviting students to learn how their actions might be a result of an emotional response.

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Comedy rules in spring production of Alfred Hitchcock spoof ‘The 39 Steps’

Eastern Mennonite University’s Main Stage spring production, “The 39 Steps” is a zany fast-paced Alfred Hitchcock spoof.

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Sixth annual EMU Walk for Hope raises awareness for mental health

A quilt hangs inside the counseling center at EMU, sharing an important message.

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Soul Fire Farm co-owner to talk about working to end racism and injustice

At the intersection of sustainable food production and racial justice work is Leah Penniman.

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EMU alumnus among those kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo

Michael J. “M.J.” Sharp ‘05, a United Nations official, was among six people kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Documentary explores the promise of Christian witness in tumultuous times

Three days before the 2016 presidential election, two Mennonites arrived in Washington D.C.

EMU documentary features English language learners ‘sharing from hearts and homelands’

EMU’s Intensive English Program radio documentary features English language learners ‘sharing from hearts and homelands.’

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EMU professor Zeljko Mirkovic’s ‘The Promise’ will be screened at the French embassy

A documentary by EMU Professor Zeljko Mirkovic will be screened Friday, March 10, at the Embassy of France.


EMU economic professor’s research challenges assumptions about malaria prevention

Experts broadly agree that mosquito nets are one of the best tools in the fight against malaria.


EMU joins #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign with record-setting video

“You are welcome here” is the emphatic message offered by Eastern Mennonite University students, faculty and staff in a new “blockbuster” video.

Civil rights activist, Republican mayor team up for health reform

Civil rights activist Bob Zellner is at it again—working for justice and equality.