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Tales from the Suter Science Center

Long ago, when the grounds of the Suter Science Center were just a cornfield on the east side of campus, and John Spicher ’58 was a biology major taking science classes in the basement of the old “Ad” building – since burned down and replaced by the Campus Center – some forgotten person procured some chemicals ...More

From atop the Andes, the finish is in sight

By Andrew Jenner, RocktownWeekly.com The last few weeks have been an exercise in contrasts for Lars Akerson and Jon Spicher, pedaling from barren ground to verdant, from sea level to nearly three miles in the clouds. They are in Peru now, six months, nine countries and nearly 6,000 miles gone from Harrisonburg, bound for the Men ...More

It’s ‘Managua by Easter’ for World Conference Bikers

EMU students biking from Harrisonburg to Paraguay to experience the global church, raise funds for conference By Andrew Jenner, Rocktown Weekly It was the first Tuesday in January, cold and rainy, when Jon Spicher and Lars Akerson began pedaling south. In the 45 days and 2,000-plus miles since then, they’ve made steady progress, about five days of biking and two o ...More