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EMU Mourns Goshen Tragedy

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community was deeply saddened to learn of the death of long-time Goshen College (Ind.) professor Jim Miller, 58, who was killed Saturday, Oct. 8, in a home invasion that left his wife Linda, a youth pastor, with serious injuries. Many within the EMU campus community knew Miller, a professor of biology at Goshen since 1980. “We extend ou ...More

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Long-Time Former EMU Administrator Dies

For nearly a century, he recalled names and family connections without hesitation. Now, it’s time for others to remember and celebrate the rich legacy of this remarkable man. Paul Thomas (P.T.) Guengerich, administrator emeritus at Eastern Mennonite University, died in the early hours of Oct. 4, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC). He was 98. ...More

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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

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Royals Night Celebrates Athletics

Once a year, Eastern Mennonite University gets all of its student-athletes together in one place.  Royals Night, as it is called, was on August 31 this year, as this year’s Royals and Lady Royals got an introduction for what it means to be a student-athlete at EMU. Athletic Director Dave King led the evening. “This has become a tradition that helps us get th ...More

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Called to “Community” at EMU

Let’s be less individualistic and work harder at building community, urged the president of Eastern Mennonite University in his 2011-12 kick-off address to the entire campus community on Aug. 31. “To fully engage with ‘the other’ opens the possibility that each of us understands in a new way what it means to be part of the larger community,” said ...More

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Classes tap into life experiences for vibrant, relevant lessons

It was bitterly cold the week in February 1994, when Terry Whitmore ’70, MBA – then teaching business classes as an adjunct instructor – and a few others traveled from EMU to Spring Arbor University in Michigan to study its adult learning program. EMU had considered launching a program targeted at adults returning to school, but the concept had yet to sweep higher education, and do ...More

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EMU Gives Service Awards

The faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University honored five colleagues who are retiring during the school’s annual recognition dinner Tuesday evening, May 3. James V. (Jim) Bishop will retire June 30 after 40 years as public information officer. In addition to managing the news bureau and writing copy for university publications, Bishop hos ...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

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EMU Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2011

Eastern Mennonite University will culminate its 2010-11 school year with its 93rd annual commencement exercises 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1, on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. President Loren Swartzendruber will confer 451 degrees – 320 undergraduate (including 119 Adult Degree Completion Program graduates), 120 graduate, (5 gradua ...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