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EMU nearing completion of Science Campaign; join the final push

Over $6.5 million of the $7 million needed in gifts and pledges to renovate the Suter Science Center is now in place. The Campaign for the Suter Science Center will bring the building’s labs up to standards needed to match the quality programming offered. “A generous donor has pledged $500,000 to the campaign,” explains ...More


Osteopathic medical school in Blacksburg, Va., ‘perfect fit’ for EMU grads

Since elementary school she had wanted to be a doctor, but Margaret “Maggie” Parker didn’t know that that dream would merge with a later dream – marrying a good man – during her academic journey through Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and on to the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), linked to Virginia Tech University. Mag ...More


EMU Plans $7 Million Science Center Upgrade

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking to raise about $2 million to complete a $7 million renovation to the university’s Suter Science Center. Kirk Shisler, EMU’s vice president for advancement, said that while the 45-year-old building has undergone various upgrades over the y ...More


Fresh Plans Unveiled for Modernizing the Suter Science Center

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) unveiled updated plans on March 25, 2013, for renovating its Suter Science Center, a storied facility named after a beloved and widely respected professor, Dr. Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006). The plans incorporate the latest in technology and safety standards. Referring to th ...More


Dr. Chris Taylor Explores Advances in Treating Aneurysms

The science of treating brain aneurysms, a key component of neurosurgery, has developed in the last 70 years, says Chris Taylor ’91, a neurosurgeon on the medical school faculty of the University of New Mexico. Attempts to treat aneurysms before 1937 often led to the patient’s death, Taylor explained in a lecture at the Suter Science Center of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) durin ...More

EMU PTSD Lecture

PTSD Not Just From Combat, Researcher Says

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 3, 2012 Nearly 100 students, faculty and sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder gathered at Eastern Mennonite University on Friday to hear an alumnus discuss his federally funded research on the illness. Christopher Reist, an associate professor at the University of California at Irvine and director of medical research for the Long B ...More

Research on Flies Could Unlock Aging Mysteries

Courtesy WHSV/TV3. Research being conducted at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg could begin to shed some light on the mysteries of aging. Assistant professor of biology ...More


Alum Retraces His Life’s Path To Harvard Medical Dean

Courtesy Daily News Record HARRISONBURG — Joseph Martin, a native of Canada and Eastern Mennonite University graduate, credits a firm foun­dation in reality, tempered with plenty of humor, as the cornerstone of his tenure as head of one the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. Martin shared nearly 50 years of medical school wit and wisdom with ...More


Farm Evolution: Innovation Important for Large and Small

Posted with permission from Daily News Record, Sept. 13, 2011 HARRISONBURG – When Matt Lohr, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, decided to open a corn maze on Lohrs Farm, his grandfather didn’t think the business move would pan out. “ ...More

EMU science campaign members at Harvard

Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More