This profile of Eldon Kurtz was originally published in the Feb. 18, 2016, edition of The Weather Vane. We’re grateful for the contributed copy, as we can’t possibly profile each one of the many long-time employees retiring from EMU this spring. An article featuring vignettes about each of our retirees will run in April.
The brand-new Campus Center, in 1986, was the ...More
Wander into Park Woods just east of the Eastern Mennonite University campus and you’ll come across a rustic cabin in a clearing. If you want to know how that cabin landed there and what university revels took place in the past, read on…
But more likely, you know and remember…
Built as a gift by the classes of 1946 and 1950, Park Woods Cabin was the central hub of socializati ...More
This fall, the Eastern Mennonite University baseball field should be a little greener — and in more than one sense of the word. A new irrigation system uses sustainable technology to grow and support higher quality playing surfaces.
Weaver Irrigation is currently installing a system that will use non-potable sto ...More
EMU’s internal emails this summer were unusual – yet oddly heartening. The combined hubbub of construction projects and thousands of summer guests made for feelings of excitement – and of dislocation.
There was this funny message: “History professors Mark Sawin and Mary Sprunger hope students will find them in the ...More
Facebook lit up with nostalgic comments when Eastern Mennonite University posted a photo of Martin House being torn down in August 2013. Hundreds of students had lived there since the 1960s, when EMU purchased the house.
“Gasp!” exclaimed one former student. “Noooo,” said ...More
A longstanding focus on sustainability and stewardship enables EMU to use almost half the amount of energy as most other institutions its size. That same focus helped our campus be the first in Virginia to obtain LEED Gold standard on a residence hall.
Committed to eco-great buildings
With the completion of renovations to ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) remains on the forefront of the “green movement” among U.S. universities, with having the first residence hall in Virginia to attain LEED “gold” certification—one of 33 to achieve this coveted certification in the United States.
A year ago, EMU gained the largest solar deployment in Virginia, with 328 photovoltaic panels instal ...More
By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Daily News-Record
A $6 million residence hall renovation project is under way at Eastern Mennonite University.
Environmental upgrades to both Elmwood and Maplewood dorms will moder ...More
EMU’s new environmentally friendly residence hall Cedarwood is nearing completion. The facility will meet basic LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards at a minimum. About 85% of construction waste from the building site is being recycled.