Suter Science Seminars
Suter Science Seminar presentations are made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology.
Each year, dozens of expert scientists visit campus to share their insights. Some focus on their cutting edge research and work in the field, and some share perspectives on social reform and sustainability in the context of science.
On December 5, 2014 and April 16, 2015, we will hear from EMU students, too, some of whom have presented at national conferences and published research. Don’t miss an exciting lineup!
When and where
Seminars are usually held in either room 104 or 106 of the Suter Science Center unless otherwise noted. See the campus map for more info. Science seminars are free events, open to the public, and usually begin with refreshments and opportunities to meet the presenters.
The complete seminar schedule is available as a PDF file here: Suter Seminar Booklet 2014-15
See details of individual seminars below:
Disease of alcoholism responds to proper treatment, says Dr. Sam Showalter in kick-off Suter Science talkSeptember 16th, 2014
Alcoholism is not just a bad habit, weakness, or sin, but a disease with distinct physical symptoms, said local physician Sam Showalter ’65 in the kick-off talk for the 2014-15 Suter Science Seminar series. Showalter was a medical director of an inpatient facility in the 1980s that detoxed and educated more than 1,000 people addicted …More
- March 14th, 2014
Raised on a family farm five miles west of what was then Eastern Mennonite College. Attended Rosedale Bible Institute for a year. Entered EMC to do pre-med. Went to Japan for his junior year. Returned and switched to history. And ended up spending almost all of his professional life at the helm of retirement communities …More
- September 22nd, 2011
Posted with permission from Daily News Record, Sept. 13, 2011 HARRISONBURG – When Matt Lohr, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, decided to open a corn maze on Lohrs Farm, his grandfather didn’t think the business move would pan out. “He thought it was crazy that people would put down money …More