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Student research on hypertension, caffeinated athletes and radio-tracked beetles rewarded at annual STEM symposium

Kaylee Ferguson, a junior biology major, and Jared Fernandez, a second year master’s in biomedicine graduate student, took top honors at Eastern Mennonite University’s Annual STEM Student Research Symposium. Their research was part of a grant-funded project to study hypertension. Eight presentations ...More

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Harrisonburg native and biology professor to talk about research with tuatara, a rare New Zealand reptile

Harrisonburg native and biology professor Kristine Grayson comes to Eastern Mennonite University to present a Suter Science Seminar on a common problem for the conservation and management of endangered populations. She’ll share her research about tuatara (Sphenodon punctat ...More

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When the Ebola outbreak limited travel, this environmental sustainability major made new internship plans

Sometimes, the best-made plans fall apart. That’s what happened last summer to senior Gee M. Paegar, Jr., currently in his last semester of environmental sustainability and history studies at Eastern Mennonite University. Paegar, a native of Monrovia, Liberia ...More

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Environmental educator Blake Rogers helps residents learn and practice stewardship of Shenandoah Valley resources

Blake Rogers has been involved with the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) since his days representing Turner Ashby High School in Envirothon, an academic contest focused on environmental sciences. Now the 2014 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate runs the programs he once participated in. As a double-major in ...More

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Junior Hannah Daley preps for grad school with NSF- sponsored summer lab research on caffeine and athletes

Does caffeine provide a benefit to athletes? This deceptively simple question guided Hannah Daley’s research this summer. Daley, who is planning a career in environmental chemistry, is a junior double major in chemistry and environmental sustainability at E ...More

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Author Todd Wynward shares a wild way of discipleship, more ‘earth-honoring, empire-resisting, despair-erasing’

Wilderness lovers, sustainability advocates, farmers, writers, educators and seminarians – Todd Wynward’s message, shared during a series of events from Oct. 1-7 at Eastern Mennonite University, will appeal to anyone striving to live intentionally, lightly and joyfully on this earth. Wynward, who lives in Taos, New Mexico, is author of ...More

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Conservation photographer and professor Steven David Johnson advocates for environment

Some environmentalists hold rallies. Some file lawsuits. Steven David Johnson takes photographs — then puts them to work. Johnson practices conservation photography, creating images with an aim of affecting environmental change. “It’s combining, or marrying, nature photograp ...More

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Nine ‘SALTers’ head into communities around the world for a year of service with Mennonite Central Committee

They are individuals willing to get their hands dirty, be flexible, make mistakes, be challenged, and to live simply in communities around the world. They do not come as experts, but as people who have a desire to learn from others, value building relationships, and are passionate about working for peace and social justice. This is how Wade Snowdon, coordinator of the ...More

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Jordan Hollinger, now working in the solar industry, sees his undergraduate research published in SolarToday magazine

Recent graduate Jordan Hollinger landed his dream job in energy and environmental policy, after an undergraduate internship that included professor-mentored research on the local economic impacts of Eastern Mennonite University’s solar energy installation. Hollinger actually got his job before he graduated, moving to the Washington D.C. area in t ...More

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After two years as Recyclemania runner-up, EMU wins the top state ranking in campus community recycling contest

For the last four years, Eastern Mennonite University has finished as runner-up in the state rankings of colleges and universities participating in the national Recyclemania contest. But not in 2015. This year, EMU surged to the top of the Virginia recycling competitors – regaining the crown it has previously held in 2008. EMU ...More