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Forum scheduled on proposed Park View water tank

The city will hold a public information session Tuesday, Jan. 7 on a new water tank proposed for the Park View area. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave., and include visual displays and basic background information. Harrisonburg staff also will be available to answer questions until 8 p.m. Park ...More


EMU mourns passing of always helpful Pam Arbogast

The Eastern Mennonite University community is mourning the loss of Pamela D. Arbogast, lead custodian in the University Commons, who passed away at age 50 on Nov. 30, 2013, after a three-year battle with cancer. Arbogast is survived by her husband Chris Arbogast and two sons, Bryce and Collin. She is the daughter of Vera (Lambert) Moore of Harrisonburg and the late Richard Moore. ...More


Historic Peace Oak in France Is Source of Sapling at EMU

In the closing years of the 18th century, the Mennonites in Salm – an isolated community in the Vosges Mountains in modern-day Alsace, France – were facing a familiar predicament. Yet another European war was being fought, and yet another army was in need of soldiers to fill its ranks. This particular time, an officer arrived in Salm with orders for all the men in the village to do military ...More


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


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


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


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


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