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Record Incoming Class Boosts Fall Enrollment

Incoming students cast their vote for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in record numbers as an influx of 234 new faces marks a third straight year of increased total enrollment. Total undergraduate, graduate and seminary enrollment was 1,605, compared to 1,589 last fall, according to figures released by David A. Detrow, uni ...More

Harvard Prof, EMU Alum to Speak on Campus

Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean traces author Dr. Joseph B. Martin’s journey from Mennonite farm boy to the highest levels of academic achievement and leadership. Dr. Martin is making a stop on his book tour at his alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), on Oct. 18. The public is invited to the presentation at 4 p.m. in the ...More


Called to “Community” at EMU

Let’s be less individualistic and work harder at building community, urged the president of Eastern Mennonite University in his 2011-12 kick-off address to the entire campus community on Aug. 31. “To fully engage with ‘the other’ opens the possibility that each of us understands in a new way what it means to be part of the larger community,” said ...More

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EMU announces new faculty for 2011-12 academic year

Eastern Mennonite University welcomes 15 new faculty to the ranks for the 2011-12 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Dr. Fred Kniss, provost, and Dr. Nancy Heisey, vice president and undergraduate academic dean, are: Catherine Barnes, PhD ...More

President Loren Swartzendruber

Swartzendruber Appointed to Third Presidential Term

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Loren Swartzendruber will serve another four-year term as president of Eastern Mennonite University. Andrew (Andy) Dula of Lancaster, Pa., chair of the EMU board of trustees, announced at the opening convocation of second semester Wednesday, Jan. 12, that Dr. Swartzendruber has “gratefully accepted” an appointment to serve a third term that begins Ju ...More

EMU Flips the Switch on Solar Project, Largest in State

In fall 2010 EMU became host to the largest solar deployment in Virginia. It will eliminate more than 6,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the projected 35-year life of the solar panels. Read more… ...More

EMU To Host Largest Solar Project in Virginia

EMU’s partnership with Secure Futures, LLC, a Staunton-based solar energy developer, is gaining momentum as a solar photovoltaic array is being installed on the roof of (EMU’s Sadie Hartzler Library). ...More

EMU Reports Modest but Steady Enrollment Gain

EMU has a total enrollment of 1,589 students in its undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs, according to figures released today (Sept. 17) from the registrar’s office. Total enrollment was 1,578 last fall. Full-time traditional undergraduate enrollment is 858 students compared to 847 a year ago. There are 206 new first-year and 67 transfer students. Total undergra ...More

WHSV Coverage: EMU Students Hear About Importance of Service and Sacrifice

WHSV TV-3 was on hand during EMU’s fall convocation Sept. 1, when students heard about the importance of a liberal arts education, prayed for the coming school year, and the reality and importance of serving and leading all over the world. Read more… ...More

EMU Welcomes 12 New Faculty

EMU will have 11 new full-time teaching faculty members with the start of fall semester Sept. 1. The appointments, announced by Dr. Fred Kniss, EMU provost, and Dr. Nancy Heisey, vice president undergraduate academic dean, are: EMU will have 11 new full-time teaching faculty members with the start of fall semester Sept. 1. Kevin Dyck ...More