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Why Do We Give to EMU? (Anthony Pratkanis, 2009 Alumnus of the Year)

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David Works shares story of restoration after daughters’ murders

Author David Works will tell the story of his daughters’ murders and his decision to choose a restorative response to that tragedy. Works is a guest of EMU and will speak multiple times Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 and again during EMU’s university chapel on Friday, Sept. 18. Works and his wife Marie suffered the ultimate loss when their daughters – 18-year-ol ...More

EMU ranked in ‘America’s Best Colleges’ edition

EMU placed in the “third tier” rankings in the “best liberal arts colleges” category in the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by “U.S. News & World Report” magazine. EMU moved up from the fourth to the third tier last year. The exclus ...More

EMU heartened by contributions amid stressful economy

Total charitable contributions to EMU for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009 were $6,069,782, an increase of 15% over the previous year. This is only the second time in the past six years that total giving to EMU exceeded the $6 million threshold. “We are extremely grateful for the widespread support EMU received in what has been a very challenging economic environment for fun ...More

EMU Development office’s Summer 2009 financial and charitable planning guide

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Bach Festival combines serious and casual, sobering and hopeful

Fanfares and flip-flops. Handel’s massive story of Samson and two short works written within the past year. A call to hope arising from the ashes of New York’s World Trade Center. The 17th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University combined serious music with casual dress, Baroque masterworks with contemporary compositions and ...More

New Cedarwood Dorm to use solar energy

EMU and Altadena Energy & Solar are cooperating on a solar hot water system for EMU’s new Cedarwood residence hall, scheduled to open in August, 2009. Read more… ...More

EMU ranks high, very competitive in graduation rates

-Excerpted from the Daily News Record, June 10, 2009 A study tracking graduation rates ranked Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) among the top schools in the region. With 71 percent* of its freshmen graduating within six years, EMU tied with two other schools for fifth place in the regional “very competitive” category. The report was issue by the American Ente ...More

EMU announces emergency student aid fund

Due to the recent economic downturn, Eastern Mennonite University’s endowment value has decreased from $24 million to $14 million. Our best estimate is that EMU will have $300,000 less available in 2009-2010 for student aid funds. Recruitment of new students and retention of current students will be our top priority. However, we recognize that our ability to enroll these stude ...More

What does ‘community’ mean at EMU?

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