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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

Debbie Maitland: Custodian, EMU Alumna, ‘All-Star’ Nurse

Until four years ago, Debbie Maitland cleaned dorms and classrooms. This spring, the 2005 EMU graduate and Registered Nurse received a top staff award from Rockingham Memorial Hospital. "I think sometimes I’m living in a dream," says Maitland, 43, who often returns to visit old friends at Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More

EMU National Leader in Energy Efficiency

EMU was one of the three national leaders in efficient energy use out of 90 colleges and universities surveyed two years ago by the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. The association recently released its findings. Ranked third out of 90 schools, EMU started on the path to energy-efficiency in ...More

President Addresses Global Warming, Creation Care

Matt Frei, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent for the BBC, interviewed President Loren Swartzendruber on creation care from an Anabaptist perspective for a BBC production about Christian response to global warming; the pro ...More

Hunsberger to Give Voice Recital

Matthew W. Hunsberger, an Eastern Mennonite University staff member, will give a voice recital 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Hunsberger, a baritone, will perform works of English and ...More

Turf Field Symbolic of ‘New Era’ in Athletics

The driving rain from tropical depression Ernesto subsided, the wind abated and the sun tried to reappear Saturday morning, Sept. 2, allowing Eastern Mennonite University to hold its dedication ceremony for its new artificial turf field as planned. The prominent bright green turf field that served multiple purposes for athletic programs at EMU was replaced this summer after 17 years of ...More