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Sustainable Food Initiative partners with Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community farm to grow, harvest vegetables

When Tyler Eshleman took the helm of Eastern Mennonite University’s sputtering student-led Sustainable Food Initiative (SFI) last year, his goals were modest: to return the weed-choked campus gardens to their former glory. Now Eshleman, backed this summer by six work-study students, not only has the gardens br ...More

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Student-led auction on April 5 will benefit science center campaign

EMU’s Thomas Plaza will be buzzing with activity on Saturday, April 5, when the Student Government Association (SGA) hosts an auction to benefit the Suter Science Center Campaign. The auction, which begins at 1 p.m. on Thomas Plaza in front of the Campus ...More

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Visiting speaker draws parallels between Christian ‘shalom’ and Native American values of harmony, balance

The “harmony way” of Native Americans is a lot like the “shalom community” taught by Jesus, according to a seminary professor from Oregon who spoke at Eastern Mennonite University on March 12-13, 2014. Randy Woodley, PhD, is a Cherokee Indian who has spent a lifetime studying the ways of his people as well as ...More

EMU fetes Augsburger

Myron S. Augsburger, president emeritus of Eastern Mennonite University, cut the cake and those in attendance joined in singing "happy birthday," then enjoyed cake and ice cream. The recognition took place during an all-school picnic Aug. 19, part of the school’s annual faculty-staff conference. Dr. Augsburger, EMU president from 1965 to 1980, turned 80 the next day, Aug ...More

EMU Names Augsburger ‘Distinguished Artist’

The wall behind the podium at the front of Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s Martin Chapel had been bare. Now, anyone seated in the audienc ...More