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Amish Dairy Farmer, Author, Pulls In Crowd

Courtesy Daily News Record, Feb. 10, 2012 Ohio dairy farmer David Kline’s first trip to the Shenandoah Valley came with a surprise — it’s not flat amid the mountains. “You have rolling hills,” he said. “I like roll to the land.” What’s more surprising is how many people heard Kline say that. A crowd of about 200 packed into Dayton’s Montezu ...More

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Alumnus a Champion for Mental Health Care

This article appears in Crossroads magazine, fall 2011 supplement When the state of Georgia needed someone to rescue its troubled system for mentally ill and disabled individuals, it hired Frank Shelp ’80. In May 2009, Georgia named Shelp to be its first-ever commissioner of its newly formed Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, charged with the well- ...More

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Life’s a Swamp

For 2008 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum Adam Brown, his working environment is not a day at the beach or a walk in the park, it’s a swamp. Brown, a native plant corps project leader at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is charged with the task of working on the restoration of the ...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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Teacher Awarded for Creative Web Use

Jennie Carr, a master in education student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and fourth-grade teacher at Elkton Elementary School, was chosen as one of two recipients of the 2011 Virginia “Thinkfinity” Teacher of the Year award. Carr joins Mary Johnson, a first-grade ...More

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Pre-Dental Student a “Hands-On” Volunteer

Originally posted by Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic, Fall 2011 edition. If anyone values opportunity, it’s Lyubov Slashcheva. As a pre-dental biology major at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT) is one of her priorities. Her free moments are spent engrossed in a DAT study guide. ...More

Research on Flies Could Unlock Aging Mysteries

Courtesy WHSV/TV3. Research being conducted at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg could begin to shed some light on the mysteries of aging. Assistant professor of biology ...More

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Alum’s Research on Land Development Wins Award

The use of antiquated means to value and develop land always puzzled Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum, Matt Gnagey ’05. Gnagey went to work to find answers, spending two years in research, culminating in a 2011 Agricultural, Environmental and Development Econo ...More

Students Present Ant Research at National Conference

By Christine Bottles, Weather Vane student newspaper While most EMU students were relaxing their first weekend of spring break, junior Elisa Troyer and senior Nathan Derstine were talking about bugs- fire ants, to be specific. ...More

Student-professor research focuses on quality of life the world over

Throughout summer 2009 EMU students worked closely with professors on hands-on, extensive research projects on campus and overseas. Read more… ...More