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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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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

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Successful fundraising to modernize science labs sparks effort to upgrade western section of the Suter Science Center

Eastern Mennonite University has exceeded by nearly $600,000 its $7 million goal to modernize the laboratory section of the 1960s-era Suter Science Center, said vice president for advancement Kirk Shisler in an announcement to the campus community on Jan. 17, 2014. Renovation of the 45-year-old science laboratories in the eastern wing of the Suter Science Center will begin by May 1, he a ...More

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EMU Recognized for Fundraising Excellence as Giving Tops $6 Million

In late May, near the end of what turned out to be one of Eastern Mennonite University’s best fundraising years, the Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) named EMU a winner of an Overall Performance Award for fundraising excellence. Total giving to EMU for the 2012-13 fiscal year was $6,277,000, a 24 percent increase from the ...More

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EMU Plans $7 Million Science Center Upgrade

Eastern Mennonite University is seeking to raise about $2 million to complete a $7 million renovation to the university’s Suter Science Center. Kirk Shisler, EMU’s vice president for advancement, said that while the 45-year-old building has undergone various upgrades over the y ...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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Gehman Speeding Beyond 90

Margaret Martin Gehman continues to be a pacesetter as she embarks on her ninth decade as one of Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) leading philanthropists and a beloved professor emerita. Affectionately known as “Speedy” for her decades of fast-paced walking in and around EMU’s campus, Gehman celebrated her 90th birthday on May 24, 2012, among friends and former co-wor ...More

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EMU to Dedicate New University Commons Facilities Saturday, March 26

Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up to celebrate a long-standing dream come to fruition. On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the $2.5 million University Commons project will be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. in the renovated Mainstage Theater on ground floor of the Commons. The brief ce ...More

EMU Giving Sees Slight Increase

Unrestricted contributions of $1,786,000 to Eastern Mennonite University for the 2009-10 fiscal year ending June 30 were up 3.4 percent over the previous year. Total contributions to EMU, including restricted gifts and grants, totaled $4,857,757 compared with $6,194,442 in 2009. "The decrease in total giving is largely due to a windfall bequest of $1 million EMU received ...More

EMU Reports New Contributions Record

EMU has received $5,211,528 in total contributions for the 2007-08 fiscal year ending June 30, a 3.7 percent increase over the previous year. Kirk L. Shisler, vice president for advancement, reported that contributions of $1,857,265 to the University Fund set a new record, surpassing the 2007 annual fu ...More