When David Showalter decided to focus on plant pathology, he didn’t anticipate he’d ever mount an online donation campaign to support his research. But Showalter, a 2009 biochemistry graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, is writing press releases, explaining collected data, and producing video segments in efforts to capture the attent ...More
Have you ever wondered if animals are conscious? Are plants conscious? Does an amoeba have free will?
David Pruett, James Madison University emeritus professor of mathematics, recently argued in a Suter Science Seminar that particles as basic as electrons and photons may have at least some elemental consciousness and free will.
Evolution, then, is a distilling process that concent ...More
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
A hammer banged away on the $7 million renovation project of Suter Science Center as six retired professors talked about their careers in the 46-year-old Eastern Mennonite University building. They gathered in the iconic 256-seat tiered SC-106 classroom on Oct. 11 as part of the 2014-15 Suter Science ...More
Abby Pennington, a biology and education major, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.
Going from a three week cross-cultural in Kenya to a ten-day educators’ camp funded by NASA, Pennington emerged hungry t ...More
On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables. The job represents a broad value woven through the fabric of university life: a commitment to sustainability.
EMU was among 173 schools nationwide named ...More
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 t ...More
Randall Longenecker, M.D., FAAFP, assistant dean for rural and underserved programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, has received a national award for his role in helping prepare medical students and residents for practice in rural areas.
[Randall Longenecker majored in biology at EMU; he is a 1975 graduate who went on to earn his medical deg ...More
Ask any student to locate the most tangible indicators of Eastern Mennonite’s commitment to sustainability and they might point towards the three LEED gold-certified residential halls, the massive solar array on the Hartzler Library, and the omnipresent green recycling bins. But now the university has b ...More
Lyubov Slashcheva has an awfully long resume of accomplishments for a 21-year-old. Add to this her start in life—in a small mining town in a remote corner of the former Russian Empire.
Slashcheva emigrated from Kazakhstan to the United States with her family at age 5. She started kindergarten in Harrisonburg, Va., with no knowledge of English. Thanks to an English-as-a-Second-Language ...More