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EMU Plans $7 Million Science Center Upgrade

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking to raise about $2 million to complete a $7 million renovation to the university’s Suter Science Center. Kirk Shisler, EMU’s vice president for advancement, said that while the 45-year-old building has undergone various upgrades over the y ...More

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Alumni Come “Half Circle” to Rock Harrisonburg

The concrete floor was cold. Wires snaked through the low-hanging wooden ceiling of the basement in an old brick house near Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). A vibrant peach couch with yellow flowers, an old beat up purple pool table and a small silver refrigerator formed a half circle around a brick fireplace. In the center of the cluttered nest, the shells of five musicians ca ...More

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Fresh Plans Unveiled for Modernizing the Suter Science Center

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) unveiled updated plans on March 25, 2013, for renovating its Suter Science Center, a storied facility named after a beloved and widely respected professor, Dr. Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006). The plans incorporate the latest in technology and safety standards. Referring to th ...More

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Students Reflect Changing Face of Church

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been dispatched to diverse contexts in relationship to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). This included Spanish conversations in Sarasota, Fla., gathering around a ping-pong table in the basement of a rowhouse in the District of Columbia, and listening to stories of growing up far away while eating at a Mennonite-owned sushi restaurant in Philadelphia. I ...More

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Saner Named Seminary, Bible and Religion Professor

Andrea Saner will help Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) and undergraduate students find connections between the ancient texts of the Old Testament and our modern world and church life. The newest member of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and seminary faculty, Saner has been named assistant professor of Old Testament and Hebrew language. ...More

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Peace Undergrads To Do Grant-Supported Practicums in Colombia and Iran

Peacebuilding and development majors at Eastern Mennonite University may now receive financial aid for overseas summer practicums. A two-year, $20,000 grant from the United Service Foundation – an Anabaptist-rooted organization based in New Holland, Pa. – will enable eight students total to do international work, ...More

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EMU Development Director Provides Financial Care for Local Church Congregation

Recent family news took Phil and Loretta Helmuth into the future and the past at the same time. Three more grandchildren are due to arrive in March, which led Phil and Loretta to talk about striking a new balance between work and family – and its financial imp ...More

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EMU Tops Small Colleges in National Bike Challenge

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) pedaled its way to the top of the pack, according to the League of American Bicyclists, which awarded EMU first-place in the small university category of the 2012 National Bike Challenge, May 1-August 31, 2012. EMU won with a final total of 26,866 points, p ...More

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New Vice President To Set Competitive Pace in Fast-Growing Grad Programs

The next vice-president joining the presidential cabinet of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will bring a skill-set rare in the leadership of academic institutions: decades of success as a business leader and owner. Jim Smucker, president and major shareholder of the Bird-in-Hand Corporation in Pennsylvania, will be the first full-time graduate dean of EMU, announced ...More

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Griffin Named ODAC Coach Of The Year, Ygarza and Sykes Honored

EMU women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Royals to their best-ever finish in conference play. Junior forward Bianca Ygarza (Conestoga, PA/Penn Manor) earned a repeat selection to the All-ODAC First Team, while sophomore Shakeerah Sykes (Dumfries, VA/Forest Park) was named All-ODAC Second Team. ...More