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EMU President Loren E. Swartzendruber announces plans for retirement

Loren E. Swartzendruber, president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), announced to the university community today that he plans to retire next year, on June 30, 2016, marking 13 years of leadership as the university’s eighth president and 33 years in Mennonite higher education roles. “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have served the cause of Christian higher educati ...More


New Hartzler Library director comes with administrative and teaching experience from Illinois and Canada

G. Marcille “Marci” Frederick, a Chicago-area college library director, will be Eastern Mennonite University’s new director of the Sadie A. Hartzler Library. She will start July 1, succeeding Beryl Brubaker, who is retiring. Frederick is currently library director at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois ...More


Virginia Senator honored by Sierra Club in ceremony near EMU’s array of solar panels

A local Republican state senator has received an award from what some may see as an unlikely source. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, was awarded a Legislative Leadership Award by the Sierra Club environmental group on Monday at Eastern Mennonite University. The award, along with a book of nature photographs, was presented for Hanger̵ ...More


Student-led auction on April 5 will benefit science center campaign

EMU’s Thomas Plaza will be buzzing with activity on Saturday, April 5, when the Student Government Association (SGA) hosts an auction to benefit the Suter Science Center Campaign. The auction, which begins at 1 p.m. on Thomas Plaza in front of the Campus ...More


EMU earns “Silver” in STARS ranking of sustainability efforts by universities around the world

Ask any student to locate the most tangible indicators of Eastern Mennonite’s commitment to sustainability and they might point towards the three LEED gold-certified residential halls, the massive solar array on the Hartzler Library, and the omnipresent green recycling bins. But now the university has b ...More


Presidential portrait artist, from Belarus, savors new season at EMU

EMU President Loren Swartzendruber smiles slightly, standing near the Campus Center entrance. Portrait artist Natalia Dubina painted pink- and white-blooming trees in the sunny landscape surrounding him. Dubina, who has studied part-time since 2011 in EMU’s Intensive English Program (IEP), laughs ruefully ...More


Exhibit on 400-Year-Old King James Bible at EMU

The library at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is hosting a unique exhibit on the King James Bible beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The exhibit, “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” celebrates the anniversary of the 400-year-old holy book. The EMU library is one of 40 in the nation, and the only library in the state of Virginia, chosen ...More


Sun Shines On EMU Solar Panels

Sunnier-than-expected days over the past six months have led to Eastern Mennonite University’s solar power system soaking in more energy than anticipated. During the first six months of 2012, the 126,000-kilowatt-hour system performed 18 percent over target, meaning it actually brought in closer to 150,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, according to officials. The system, located ato ...More


EMU Library’s Solar Energy System Exceeds Targets

A solar power system with a capacity of 104 kilowatts installed on the roof of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Sadie Hartzler Library exceeded its performance goals for the period of January through June 2012 by 118 percent. In addition, the solar photovoltaic system has outperformed projections for the entire period since it began operation in November 2010. The university hosts ...More


EMU’s Solar Array Exceeds Expectations

Judging by its performance over the past 10 months, the solar energy system at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will exceed the annual guaranteed power production by 12 percent, according to officials at Secure Futures, the company that owns and operates the system at EMU. Secure Futures guaranteed an annual output of 126,783 kilowatt hours of electricity from the solar photovoltaic ar ...More