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CSA Program Takes Root at EMU

When the group in charge of the Community Supported Agriculture program at Eastern Mennonite University sent out a mass email offering shares, the response was swift and overwhelming. “Within the first 24 hours, we had just about 30 requests for shares,” said Taylor Wei ...More

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Students Take EMU Back to Community-Centered Food Production

In a scene that would have been familiar to the farmers’ sons and daughters who populated this campus in the early 20th century, college-aged adults can be seen planting, thinning, weeding, watering, harvesting and dispersing produce from five gardens at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) May to September. This summer, for the second year in a row, EMU’s vegetable gardener ...More

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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