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Cadaver dissection gives EMU pre-med and biology students big advantages in medical school

EMU’s Cadaver Dissection Gives Pre-Med Students Big Advantage

After some preliminary classroom lectures and PowerPoints, it was time for Jason Hostetter ’07 and a handful of other upper-level EMU biology students to get down to business in a laboratory in the bottom floor of the science center. Studying human anatomy with colorful charts is one thing. Using a scalpel and an actual, recently living person is an entirely dif ...More

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Grad Earns Scholarship To Give Dental Care to Underserved

Just a few short weeks and 6.5 credits of gross anatomy into her dentistry studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Lyubov Slashcheva ’11 has already identified one of the things she misses most about her Shenandoah Valley home: its topography. “I have an affinity for a mountainous landscape, so I’ll likely not venture too far away from the Appalachians if I ca ...More

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Amish Dairy Farmer, Author, Pulls In Crowd

Courtesy Daily News Record, Feb. 10, 2012 Ohio dairy farmer David Kline’s first trip to the Shenandoah Valley came with a surprise — it’s not flat amid the mountains. “You have rolling hills,” he said. “I like roll to the land.” What’s more surprising is how many people heard Kline say that. A crowd of about 200 packed into Dayton’s Montezu ...More

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Alumnus a Champion for Mental Health Care

This article appears in Crossroads magazine, fall 2011 supplement When the state of Georgia needed someone to rescue its troubled system for mentally ill and disabled individuals, it hired Frank Shelp ’80. In May 2009, Georgia named Shelp to be its first-ever commissioner of its newly formed Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, charged with the well- ...More

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Life’s a Swamp

For 2008 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum Adam Brown, his working environment is not a day at the beach or a walk in the park, it’s a swamp. Brown, a native plant corps project leader at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is charged with the task of working on the restoration of the ...More

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Pre-Dental Student a “Hands-On” Volunteer

Originally posted by Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic, Fall 2011 edition. If anyone values opportunity, it’s Lyubov Slashcheva. As a pre-dental biology major at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT) is one of her priorities. Her free moments are spent engrossed in a DAT study guide. ...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

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USDA Aids Valley-Grown Blueberries

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help feed an organic blueberry revolution in the Shenandoah Valley. “Sustaining Organic Blueberry Production: Analysis of Practices and Assessing Outcomes,” a research projected directed by Roman Miller, PhD, professor of ...More

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Science, technology, engineering and math students get boost from summer session

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The feeding patterns of indigenous clams, human respiration, measurements and robotics were just some of the topics covered during the 2011 Summer Bridge Program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “We try to expose students to the core majors we provide and let them experience what each has to offer,” said Roman Miller, PhD, EMU professor of biol ...More

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Dentist-Alum Honored at MCV

Dr. Debra (Boese) Horst, a 2007 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), received the highest honor a dental student can achieve at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) of Virginia Commonwealth University upon graduating in May 2011. Dr. Horst was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a society that was “established to promote and recognize scholarship and character among stu ...More