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Local writer and environmental activist shares love of Appalachian forests

Chris Bolgiano is a self-described “mildly amusing nature writer” and a retired special collections librarian who resides in Fulks Run, Virginia. These authentic identities – citizen scientist, wide-ranging chronicler, and Appalachian mountain woman – converge in her literary works. From books to essays and nature and ...More

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Wildlife Federation backs interdisciplinary work – science, digital media, peacebuilding – on stream restoration

A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation will give science, peacebuilding and digital media students at Eastern Mennonite University opportunity to work together on a stream restoration project in a rural co ...More

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‘Why EMU is a Christian university like no other’

Senior Blake Rogers spoke the following words regarding his scholarly and personal transformation at a donor appreciation banquet on Oct. 11, 2013. He is a 2010 graduate of Turner Ashby High School and native of Hinton, Va. Tonight, I want to reinforce that EMU is truly a Christian University like no other. Three and a half years ago, I was poised with making a life-altering dec ...More

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Fresh Plans Unveiled for Modernizing the Suter Science Center

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) unveiled updated plans on March 25, 2013, for renovating its Suter Science Center, a storied facility named after a beloved and widely respected professor, Dr. Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006). The plans incorporate the latest in technology and safety standards. Referring to th ...More

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Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

Student-professor research focuses on quality of life the world over

Throughout summer 2009 EMU students worked closely with professors on hands-on, extensive research projects on campus and overseas. Read more… ...More

Students, Faculty Work Together on Cutting-Edge Research

For most majors, EMU offers smaller classes that provide much opportunity for close student-faculty interaction and mentoring. In addition, many majors include opportunities for internships, where students apply classroom learning to “real world” settings. Beyond this, a number of students majoring in the sciences, particularly biology or ...More

Mennonite Professors Gather in Harrisonburg

At the fourth annual conference of Mennonite higher-education faculty – held this year for the first time at EMU – two keynote speakers approached the theme, “Creation, Christ and the Classroom,” from opposite perspectives, theological and temporal. They spoke Aug. 8-9 to about 45 faculty, plus several graduate students, from schools including Kansas’ Beth ...More

Green Design: A Class With Real-Life Applications

‘Refreshing!’ is how first-year student Emma Stahl-Wert described Green Design 352. ‘It’s a great example of EMU preparing students to ‘do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God,” she said. Read more… ...More

‘Safer Water’ is Topic for Science Seminar

Dr. Doug Graber Neufeld in Cambodia. Southeast Asia, and specifically the war-scarred country of Cambodia, is the focus of the next Suter Science Seminar at EMU. Dougla ...More