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Photography class photos helped efforts to block Atlantic Coast Pipeline on sensitive sections of national forestland

Striking photos taken by an Eastern Mennonite University professor and his students of a rarely seen, endangered salamander supported citizen lobbying that may have influenced a U.S. Forest Service decision to reject a proposed gas pipeline across the salamanders’ fragile, limited habitat. “My students and I were very involved in the public awareness campaign about the Cow Knob Salam ...More

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Conservation photography class looks at proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline route and how it could affect the environment

After the U.S. Forest Service released its newly revised proposal for George Washington National Forest on Tuesday, many concerns about the forest’s future were laid to rest. But for Eastern Mennonite University’s conservation photography class, there is still work to be done. ...More

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Art auction aims to benefit EMU, campus community through hosting visiting artists

Painting, collages, and photography will be offered at a silent art auction hosted by the visual and communication arts department at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The three-week fundraiser will help bring professional artists to campus to interact with the campus community and to exhibit their work. Past visiting artists at EMU have included New York City-based filmmaker and cinem ...More

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Wildlife Federation backs interdisciplinary work – science, digital media, peacebuilding – on stream restoration

A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation will give science, peacebuilding and digital media students at Eastern Mennonite University opportunity to work together on a stream restoration project in a rural co ...More

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EMU selected as accrediting school for Oregon semester program

For nearly 40 years, students from Christian colleges have trekked to the mountainous wilderness of Oregon for an unusual academic experience that dubs itself “out of the mainstream.” Called the Oregon Extension, the semester-long program invites students to slow down, breathe deep, read books, ask questions and confront big ideas. Oregon Ext ...More

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Students’ dramatic photos help focus attention on wilderness conservation in Virginia

The Virginia Wilderness Committee has hailed the “stunning photos” of Eastern Mennonite University students, using them “on our web site, in our publications, and for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this ye ...More

Johnson’s colloquium highlights Oregon wildlife, land

VaCA professor Steve Johnson is a man consumed by love for all manner of frogs, salamanders, toads, and newts. In his colloquium talk on Tuesday afternoon, Johnson spoke on his 2012-2013 sabbatical spent in southern Oregon, getting on his belly in the mud to photograph the inhabitants of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This 86,774-acre monument is renowned f ...More

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EMU Grad Spory Named Lilly Fellow

Michael Spory, a 2011 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, was one of 16 students nationwide accepted into Lilly Graduate Fellows Program through Christ College, an interdisciplinary honors college at Valparaiso University. Spory, who graduated from EMU with degrees in ...More

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Gallery series opens with a look “Down to the River”

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The first public art exhibit of fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), which opens Saturday, Sept. 3, is featuring photography by Steven Johnson, Scott Jost and Howard Zehr in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery in University Commons. The show, “Down to the River,” documents the Shenandoah River and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. ...More

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Photo Show at Blandy Features Combined Work of Faculty Photographers

Three Shenandoah Valley photographers/professors are teaming up to present a show of their work at Blandy Experimental Farm, home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. “Leaf. Flower. Spiral. The Flow of Energy in the Natural World” opened Sunday, Feb. 13 with a reception from 3-5 p.m. Steven David Johnson, Scott Jost, and ...More