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    Volunteers discover power of playback theater to shift painful stories toward path of healing

    June 2nd, 2014

    When volunteers were solicited, nobody immediately stepped forward. It was a tough request: tell a painful personal story before an audience of maybe 40, many of them strangers to each other, and watch seven people trained in playback theater re-tell it through an impromptu performance. Yet Muhammad Afdillah—a visiting scholar with Eastern Mennonite University’s Center …More

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    Joshua Mensah emerges as strong communicator, innovator, fulfilling hopes of his Nobel-winning mother in his own way

    April 25th, 2014

    Joshua Mensah landed at Eastern Mennonite University because his Nobel prize-winning mother, Leymah Gbowee, wanted him to go to a Christian college that emphasizes community and peacebuilding. “Coming from an African culture, your parents are in charge,” says Mensah. “You may have an opinion, but they have the final say. They know what’s best for …More

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    Students’ dramatic photos help focus attention on wilderness conservation in Virginia

    April 25th, 2014

    The Virginia Wilderness Committee has hailed the “stunning photos” of Eastern Mennonite University students, using them “on our web site, in our publications, and for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this year,” according to an official statement. The Virginia Wilderness Committee was referring to work that emerged from the first-ever …More

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    Social media student Skypes with world-famous artist in China

    April 22nd, 2014

    When Eastern Mennonite University junior Victoria Gunawan began keeping a blog for her “Social Media” class on the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, she had no idea that she would eventually get to post a personal interview with Ai conducted via Skype. Paulette Moore, who teaches the social media class, requires her students to …More

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    Students explore musical interests within community

    April 14th, 2014

    A music student at Eastern Mennonite University might: Sing a classical aria in a voice lesson on Monday mornings; Rehearse works by Mozart and Bono in Chamber Singers on Wednesday afternoons; Perform in the spring musical (Into the Woods this year) on Thursday night; and Play music at Celebration, a contemporary worship service on Sunday evenings. …More

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