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EMU Awards 10 Students with Cords of Distinction

Ten graduating seniors were honored as “cords of distinction” recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on st ...More

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EMU Joins 14 Other Higher-Ed Institutions as a Conflict-Free Campus

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has joined 14 other higher-education institutions in supporting companies that use conflict-free minerals. On March 13, 2013, the EMU president’s cabinet approved the conflict-free resolution presented by Eastern Mennonite’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. The resolution states that the university “will support companies that use conflict-fre ...More

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Peace Oratorical Winner Ties Mennonite Hymnal to 2012 Election

Peace and the U.S. presidential election would not seem to be partners, yet an Eastern Mennonite University student made a winning case for joining them during the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest. Emily Harnish, a senior biochemistry major from Strasburg, ...More

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Community Flocks to EMU for Annual Fall Harvest Dinner

Ranita Shenk’s favorite part of the Fall Harvest dinner was squash picked straight out of one of Eastern Mennonite University’s five campus gardens. The 20-year-old sophomore made sure she attended the annual Fall Harvest Local Meal last week, if only because many of her friends were raving about it. “It’s one of the most popular meals of the year,” she said. Stud ...More

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Not Wasting an Opportunity

From garden, to fork and back into the ground, new campus initiatives including raspberry bushes and compost bins will dot the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) landscape thanks to initiatives submitted by faculty, staff and students. Katie Jantzen, co-leader of Earthkeepers, said the overall goal of the mini-grants wa ...More

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Creation Care Evident During Food and Farming Week

Baking bread, canning food, creation care, and growing your own food in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way are some of the topics to be covered during the annual Food and Farming Week, Oct. 3-7, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Sponsored by the Earthkeepers student club, the event encourages students t ...More