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Submit Your Ideas for Park Woods Cabin

Calling all Eastern Mennonite University alumni! We need your help in deciding the next step for Park Woods Cabin. There is student interest in improving the condition of the cabin, which is currently not in use. Share how would you like to see the cabin used (if it can be improved) in the comments section! ...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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University students enjoy fruits of labor

HARRISONBURG, VA. – Future Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students will not have to go far to enjoy an apple, pear or fig on their way to class. Will Hairston, EMU grounds supervisor, and his team, have worked throughout the summer to cultivate and maintain edible gardens on campus. “A few of the trees are already bearing fruit and we hope to have more plants produ ...More

New Bike Path on Park Road Means Big Parking Changes

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EMU Ranks High in National Recycling Contest

EMU placed ahead of larger universities – like Yale, Portland State University and University of Colorado at Boulder – in a national recycling competition this spring. Read more… ...More

Walking Humbly With God

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EMU Scopes Out Lessons at Oberlin’s Environmental Center

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Special 90th Anniversary Issue of Crossroads Now Online

This 90-year retrospective focuses on the buildings and grounds through which EMU has aimed to be ‘a learning community marked by academic excellence.’ Read stories of devotion, sacrifice, love, and fundraising, some with miraculous outcomes. Read more… ...More

Long-time EMU Housekeeper Dies

Edith V. Wenger, 88, died Aug. 19, 2007, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg. Ms. Wenger served 34 years in housekeeping services in the physical plant department at Eastern Mennonite University. She retired in 1981. “Edith was a steady, quiet, dependable worker with a wry sense of humor that surprised you,” said ...More

EMU ‘Cleaning Green’

EMU has been using green-certified cleansers in housekeeping services since 2005. Green-certified cleansers are biodegradable and less toxic than many traditional cleansers. A year ago, EMU custodial services began testing new hydrogen peroxide-based cleansers, which break down into oxygen and water, but are aggressive enough to deal with problem areas of soap scum and mineral build-up. ...More