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EMU sees increase in total contributions for 2011

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) experienced a growth of 15 percent over last year in total contributions for the 2011 fiscal year ending June 30. Total contributions were $5,627,312, up $744,555 from fiscal year 2010. “We are pleased that giving to the University Fund has remained strong, even as donors have begun making significant capital commitments to our campaign ...More

EMU Giving Sees Slight Increase

Unrestricted contributions of $1,786,000 to Eastern Mennonite University for the 2009-10 fiscal year ending June 30 were up 3.4 percent over the previous year. Total contributions to EMU, including restricted gifts and grants, totaled $4,857,757 compared with $6,194,442 in 2009. "The decrease in total giving is largely due to a windfall bequest of $1 million EMU received ...More

EMU Commons Renovation Includes Facilities for Theater, Digital Media Programs

Students come to EMU from as far away as the West Coast to study digital photography. Soon they will benefit from new state-of-the-art digital media lab space, classrooms and galleries, thanks to a recently funded renovation to EMU’s University Commons. ...More

Andy Dula is New EMU Trustees Chair

The June 18-19 meeting of the EMU board of trustees was the final one for Susan M. Godshall to preside over as chair. Godshall, of Elizabethtown, Pa., handed the gavel to her successor, Andrew (Andy) Dula of Lancaster, Pa., at the close of the two-day sessions. ...More

CNN Coverage of ‘Coming to the Table’ Nets International Attention

CNN’s May 20, 2010 coverage of the EMU/CJP project Coming to the Table has drawn national attention to a groundbreaking program centered around peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the legacy of slavery. The CNN feature highlights the budding connection between family members Betty and Phoebe Kilby. ...More

Commencement 2010 Photos and More

Summer-like temperatures prevailed under mostly cloudy skies, but rain held off as EMU celebrated its 92nd annual commencement on the front lawn of campus Sunday afternoon, May 2, with a crowd of more than 3,600 in attendance. Read more… ...More

Commons Phase II: The End of an Era

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Latest ‘Peacebuilder’ Magazine Focuses on Lessons from Afghanistan and Pakistan

The spring/summer issue of Peacebuilder focuses on the 50 or so people based in Afghanistan and Pakistan who have come through the doors of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in the last 15 years and the lessons they have learned and shared. Read more… ...More

Campus Solar Project Moves Forward Following City Council Meeting

Harrisonburg City Council approved rezoning that would allow EMU to go forward with plans to install solar power cells that could provide up to 20 percent of EMU’s power among other actions Tuesday night. The rezoning clears the way for EMU with council, though they are still negotiating with the Harrisonburg Electric Commission about some technical aspects. The project is funded ...More

2010 Commencement Events Set for April 30 – May 2

Commencement details are in! Commencement speaker and EMU alum Dr. Joseph Martin will speak on ‘Keeping Faith Relevant.’ Dr. Judy Mullett, EMU professor of psychology and education, will speak at undergraduate baccalaureate. Read more… ...More