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Fellowship Spent at Bureau of Economic Analysis

Darian Harnish had a great summer working with numbers for the federal government, instead of shoveling mulch. The summer emerged from a University of Maryland fellowship, which led to an internship at the National Income and Wealth Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). There Harnish combined his two majors, economics and accounting, in an environm ...More


Fresh Grads Serve in War-Torn Areas of Colombia

Months after earning their undergraduate degrees from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2011, Jessica Sarriot, Larisa Zehr and William C. Morris headed 2,000 miles south to work alongside Colombians seeking to emerge from decades of warfare and destitution. EMU’s three graduates joined seven others for two years of service in Colombia under the SEED program of ...More


Sun Shines On EMU Solar Panels

Sunnier-than-expected days over the past six months have led to Eastern Mennonite University’s solar power system soaking in more energy than anticipated. During the first six months of 2012, the 126,000-kilowatt-hour system performed 18 percent over target, meaning it actually brought in closer to 150,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, according to officials. The system, located ato ...More


EMU Welcomes New Faculty for 2012-13

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 10 new faculty to the ranks for the 2012-13 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost, and Nancy Heisey, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Adriana Rojas Campbell, In ...More

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


Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More


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


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

MBA class in Shenandoah National Park

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