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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

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EMU partners with Virginia Sierra Club for Earth Day forum, April 22

Eastern Mennonite University will partner with the Virginia Sierra Club to discuss green technology on campus – including campus gardens and a solar array – during Earth Day, April 22, at 11 a.m., in Campus Center room 105. Panelists will discuss how sustainable development promotes security and economic opportunity in Virginia, as well as their shared sense of responsibility to pro ...More

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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

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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

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Join EMU MBA Open House Online or On Site

People in Harrisonburg and around the world are invited to an MBA “open house” on Tuesday, May 8, from 6-7 p.m. People in the area are invited to the EMU Campus Center Lehman board room, 301, to meet co-directors, Ron Stoltzfus and Tony Smith, current students ...More

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MBA Offers Trip of a Lifetime, Open House

As part of a three credit elective Practicum on Sustainable Enterprise Development, two Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) MBA students researched, co-authored and published a peer-reviewed case study on Fourth Sector Development. In collaboration with Tony Smith, PhD, co-director of the MBA P ...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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EMU Course Minds Its Outdoor Business

Most business courses find students and instructors meeting in stuffy classrooms – not this one. At least, not entirely. A short-term summer course at Eastern Mennonite University, “Stewardship, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship,” will include field trips in the city of Staunton and in the great outdoors, specifically in the Big Meadows area of She ...More