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Cords of Distinction Ceremony

Graduates Honored for Contributions to Campus, Community

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “Cords of Distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 28 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on student life, for their contributions to developing the institution’s pos ...More

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Alum’s Research on Land Development Wins Award

The use of antiquated means to value and develop land always puzzled Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum, Matt Gnagey ’05. Gnagey went to work to find answers, spending two years in research, culminating in a 2011 Agricultural, Environmental and Development Econo ...More

Noted Business Expert to Speak at Homecoming

Where can you have a nourishing breakfast and hear a noted author and International speaker discuss best practices in business and economics? At the 2011 Homecoming Breakfast sponsored by the Department of Business and Economics and the local Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) chapter. Bruno Dyck, ’82, holds a PhD in business from the University of Alberta and is a pr ...More

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What Answer to Malaria?

An Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) economics professor is a major player in an impassioned debate among malaria experts around the world about the best way to reduce the incidence of malaria. Chris D. Gingrich, who teaches in EMU’s business and economics department and MBA program, says everyone agrees that malaria is the largest health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, causing 300-500 ...More

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EMU Course Minds Its Outdoor Business

Most business courses find students and instructors meeting in stuffy classrooms – not this one. At least, not entirely. A short-term summer course at Eastern Mennonite University, “Stewardship, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship,” will include field trips in the city of Staunton and in the great outdoors, specifically in the Big Meadows area of She ...More

EMU Excels In Accounting

They came, they collaborated, they crunched the numbers and were rewarded for their efforts in a grueling regional business competition sponsored by Goodman & Company, a major Virginia accounting business. A team of Eastern Mennonite University senior accounting majors tied for fourth place in the final round of competition with a team from the University of Virginia in the ninth ann ...More

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Senior Accounting Majors Contend in Business Competition

They came, they collaborated, they crunched the numbers and were rewarded for their efforts in a grueling regional business competition sponsored by Goodman & Company, a major Virginia accounting firm. A team of EMU senior accounting majors tied for fourth place in the final round of competition with a team from the University of ...More

EMU Team at Goodman Accounting Challenge Finishes Tied for 4th Place

Seniors Accounting majors Heidi Boese, Jason Ropp, Brittany Snyder, and Eric Yoder successfully passed the pre-qualifying exam for the Goodman Accounting Challenge, placing them as one of the top five teams that competed for cash prizes on November 6 in Richmond. Students spent six hours completing the exam over homecoming weekend. The exam presented six unique challenges to which students an ...More

Homecoming Breakfast Features Broetje Orchards Story

Attenders at the annual homecoming breakfast sponsored by the Department of Business and Economics and the local MEDA chapter heard the inspiring story of Broetje Orchards from Roger Bairstow, son-in-law of founders Ralph and Cheryl Broetje. Broetje Orchards was founded in 1968 when Ralph and Cheryl bought their first cherry orchard, but they had disastrous results for three years in a row. ...More

2010 Grad Jason Marner Remembered in Tree Planting Ceremony

The 15-foot-tall red oak tree stands strong and quiet on the hillside, a symbol of the well-grounded young man it memorializes. EMU junior Julia Johnson reflects on fellow New Zealand seminar participant Jason Marner. The r ...More