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After leaving a large state school as a Division I athlete, Dan Nafziger found his niche athletically and academically at EMU

A decade ago, Dan Nafziger never imagined he would be trying to convince anybody to come to Eastern Mennonite University as an enthusiastic admissions counselor. When Nafziger graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 2009, the track standout had othe ...More

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Student-led auction raises $21,000 for science center renovations

Enjoying one of the spring’s first balmy Saturday afternoons, an enthusiastic crowd gathered April 5 on Eastern Mennonite University’s Thomas Plaza for a student-led auction to benefit the Suter Science Center renovations. The event raised more than $21,000. SGA co-presidents and main auction organizers Christine Baer and Carissa Har ...More

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EMU senior, volunteer EMT, shows dedication beyond his years

Clover Hill Volunteer Fire Company rescue captain Blake Rogers [a senior who is double majoring in biology and environmental science at Eastern Mennonite University] reflects on what he considers the most memorable moment of his time ...More

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Street dedication, community enrichment programs, to highlight MLK Day of Service and Learning

The dedication and renaming of a city street is just one of the highlights of the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Learning, Jan. 15-23. “Events throughout the week will focus on the MLK Jr. way of emphasizing issues of justice, pacifism, Christian faith, activism and service, and relationship building,” said Brian Martin Burkholder, campus pastor at Ea ...More

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Alum of the Year: Dr. Tim Leaman Holistically Treats Inner-City Patients in ‘Intense’ Situations

In one typical afternoon at his health clinic, Tim Leaman ’93, MD, treated a 9-year-old with a sexually transmitted disease, examined an HIV patient who was in tears about upcoming cancer surgery, and counseled a colleague who was overwhelmed by the needs around her. Leaman is the site medical director at the Kensington Avenue office of the ...More

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Chappell-Dick and Lady Royals Earn Academic Awards

Freshman sensation Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, OH/Bluffton) and the EMU women’s track & field team picked up one final honor from the 2012-13 athletic year, as each was awarded for academic work by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCC ...More

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EMU Grad Works With Nobel Laureate on Getting Sustainability Into Schools

Preparing teachers to weave sustainability concepts into their elementary, middle and high school classrooms has led Jared Stoltzfus to combine his doctoral studies at Arizona State University (ASU) with part-time work developing curriculum at two high schools. Stoltzfus is one of six ASU students who co-created “Sustainability Scien ...More

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Alum Named Secondary Principal at Eastern Mennonite School

Courtesy WHSV-TV3, Mar. 28, 2012 Eastern Mennonite School (EMS) has named Philip R. Landes ’87, as Secondary Principal effective July 1, 2012.  Landes assumes the position upon the retirement of Sherman Eberly, who will leave the Secondary Prin ...More

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Watershed Models to Boost EMU Museum and Bay Education

How does a watershed work and why does it matter in small towns hundreds of miles from the Chesapeake Bay? New models and workshops funded by a $5,300 grant will help visitors to Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Hostetter Museum of Natural History answer those questions. ...More

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Acclaimed Amish Author to Share Passion for Creation Care

In a series of unprecedented talks in Harrisonburg, David Kline, an Amish farmer, naturalist and author, will share his passion for creation care and sustainable farming practices from Wednesday, Feb. 8, though Friday morning, Feb. 10. “David Kline has a ...More