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EMU Library’s Solar Energy System Exceeds Targets

A solar power system with a capacity of 104 kilowatts installed on the roof of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Sadie Hartzler Library exceeded its performance goals for the period of January through June 2012 by 118 percent. In addition, the solar photovoltaic system has outperformed projections for the entire period since it began operation in November 2010. The university hosts ...More

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Alum Takes Lead in Sustainable Homebuilding

A construction company owned by Aaron and Melinda Yoder, both ’01 grads, took a top award in 2012 for building a single-family home in an environmentally friendly manner in Virginia. AM Yoder & Co. Inc. garnered honors in Virginia’s third annual Sustainable Leadership competition for a home bui ...More

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Cedarwood Dorm Winning Gold with Solar

Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Cedarwood residence hall is winning gold by going solar. The Plumbing & Mechanical magazine has featured the first LEED certified gold residence hall in the state in its Solar T ...More

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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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EMU Among State’s Best in Recycling

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) finished third in the state of Virginia in the latest “Recyclemania” competition. “Recyclemania brings some friendly competition between colleges and universities, and in the end, can help spark renewed interest and dialogue in how we recycle and reduce waste,” said ...More

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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

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“Composting 101″ at EMU

From garden, to fork and back into the ground, sustainability measures, including composting, have become prevalent across the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) landscape. Bob Corso, WHSV-TV3 news anchor, spoke with Katie Jantzen, co-leader of Earthkeepers, about sustainability features around campus including food disposal in the dining hall and the compost facility located by the Sute ...More

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Watershed Models to Boost EMU Museum and Bay Education

How does a watershed work and why does it matter in small towns hundreds of miles from the Chesapeake Bay? New models and workshops funded by a $5,300 grant will help visitors to Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Hostetter Museum of Natural History answer those questions. ...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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Acclaimed Amish Author to Share Passion for Creation Care

In a series of unprecedented talks in Harrisonburg, David Kline, an Amish farmer, naturalist and author, will share his passion for creation care and sustainable farming practices from Wednesday, Feb. 8, though Friday morning, Feb. 10. “David Kline has a ...More