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A Road Retraveled

Name: Pete Nelson Year: Senior Sport: Men’s Cross Country Hometown/High School: Harrisonburg, VA/Christopher Dock Specs: Previously graduated in 2008, running track all four years and cross country in 2005. Returned for a second degree and had one year of eligibility left in ...More

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Art Gets Energized by Coffee

“Disintegration,” an art exhibit made from recycled coffee grounds, calls attention to the loss of rainforest habitat to coffee production in Latin America. The exhibit will take up much of the floor of the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Wednesday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 2 Therea ...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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Not Wasting an Opportunity

From garden, to fork and back into the ground, new campus initiatives including raspberry bushes and compost bins will dot the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) landscape thanks to initiatives submitted by faculty, staff and students. Katie Jantzen, co-leader of Earthkeepers, said the overall goal of the mini-grants wa ...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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Local Businesses Lead Organizational Seminar

From large corporation to a one-stop shop, local businesses in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County came together at Eastern Mennonite University Friday, Nov. 4, to discuss the challenges of the current economy and its impact on business in the Shenandoah Valley. Edgar Miller, general manager of Truck Enterprise, Inc., gave a p ...More

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Creation Care Evident During Food and Farming Week

Baking bread, canning food, creation care, and growing your own food in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way are some of the topics to be covered during the annual Food and Farming Week, Oct. 3-7, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Sponsored by the Earthkeepers student club, the event encourages students t ...More

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EMU’s Solar Array Exceeds Expectations

Judging by its performance over the past 10 months, the solar energy system at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will exceed the annual guaranteed power production by 12 percent, according to officials at Secure Futures, the company that owns and operates the system at EMU. Secure Futures guaranteed an annual output of 126,783 kilowatt hours of electricity from the solar photovoltaic ar ...More

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Farm Evolution: Innovation Important for Large and Small

Posted with permission from Daily News Record, Sept. 13, 2011 HARRISONBURG – When Matt Lohr, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, decided to open a corn maze on Lohrs Farm, his grandfather didn’t think the business move would pan out. “ ...More

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LEED-Certified Dorm Sets College Precedent

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) remains on the forefront of the “green movement” among U.S. universities, with having the first residence hall in Virginia to attain LEED “gold” certification—one of 33 to achieve this coveted certification in the United States. A year ago, EMU gained the largest solar deployment in Virginia, with 328 photovoltaic panels instal ...More