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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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Women peacebuilders and ‘a true hero’ honored at gala to support future scholars

Three women working in peacebuilding were honored during a special Daughters for Life Foundation gala dinner.

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New EMU counseling center director to oversee expanded services

Tempest Anderson describes her time as a graduate student in the master’s in counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University as “amazing and life-changing.”

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Water issues in Kenya on tap for first Suter Science Seminar with EMU professor Doug Graber Neufeld

EMU biology professor Doug Graber Neufeld will discuss sustainable solutions to water-related challenges in Kenya.

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Saudi graduate student asks non-Muslim women – and portrait viewers – to move past the veil

Nourah Alhasawi invites viewers to confront their preconceived notions about face-veiled Muslim women.

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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.


Five Fulbright scholars begin studies at EMU Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU welcomes five Fulbright scholars to the graduate program in conflict transformation.


EMU welcomes 10 faculty members for 2017-18 academic year

Eastern Mennonite University welcomes 10 new faculty for the 2017-18 academic year.

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EMU ushers in centennial year with fall convocation

Eastern Mennonite University celebrated its centennial year convocation Wednesday at Lehman Auditorium.

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EMU basketball’s Roach plays on national team in Brazil

Eastern Mennonite University women’s basketball player Chloe Roach (Leesburg, Va./Tuscarora) had an incredible opportunity this summer.

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EMU runners picked high in preseason ODAC polls

ODAC coaches have a lot of respect for the EMU cross country programs, as evidenced by the league’s preseason polls.

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EMS alumna leads clergy protest in Charlottesville

As news of the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally reverberated out of Charlottesville, the EMU community watched in dismay and anger.

EMU President Susan Schultz Huxman responds to events in #Charlottesville

We stand in sympathy and in solidarity with our brothers and sisters caught up in the ugly, tragic violence ignited by virulent racism in Charlottesville.


Daughters for Life Gala Dinner to honor three peacebuilders

Three women working in peacebuilding will be honored during a special Daughters for Life Foundation Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C.

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Winston Fellow Tessy Gusim-Ndasule seeks to build peace among Nigerian women of faith

Everyone leaves loved ones behind to come to the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University.

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Growth of graduate assistant program highlights EMU summer

Summer has brought a number of exciting changes to the Eastern Mennonite University Athletic Department.


EMU Centennial theatrics to feature Ted Swartz, Ingrid de Sanctis

Ingrid de Sanctis and Ted Swartz debut their theatrical celebration for the EMU Centennial in Lehman Auditorium during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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Hannah Chappell-Dick hired as interim EMU cross country coach

Former EMU standout Hannah Chappell-Dick has been hired as the school’s interim cross country coach, starting August 9.

Centennial Century cycling event offers scenic Shenandoah Valley loops with 62, 31 and 5-mile options

Celebrate Eastern Mennonite University’s 100th year by riding through the Shenandoah Valley in the Centennial Century bike ride.


Valley educators complete graduate certificate in restorative justice in education

Eastern Mennonite University offers a five-course graduate certificate in restorative justice in education, or RJE.

Solomon Islands province names first female peace and reconciliation officer

A Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program graduate has been named the first female Chief Peace and Reconciliation Officer for the Solomon Islands.

European cross-cultural experience examines women’s Reformation history

Madalynn Payne didn’t bring to the cradle of Anabaptism this past summer the same lineage as some of her Eastern Mennonite University peers.


Center for Justice and Peacebuilding partners with UNDP. Iraqi youth to build culture of peace

In an Iraqi mall on Valentine’s Day, shoppers were treated to a unique sight.