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    EMU engineering students take second in regional competition with solar greenhouse design

    April 17th, 2014

    The newest structure on Eastern Mennonite University’s campus cost just $600 to build and was completed by six students in less than eight hours. This fall it will extend the growing season for tomatoes, and next winter it will provide the cafeteria with leafy greens. A poster describing the project – a solar-powered greenhouse – …More

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    EMU partners with Virginia Sierra Club for Earth Day forum, April 22

    April 17th, 2014

    Eastern Mennonite University will partner with the Virginia Sierra Club to discuss green technology on campus – including campus gardens and a solar array – during Earth Day, April 22, at 11 a.m., in Campus Center room 105. Panelists will discuss how sustainable development promotes security and economic opportunity in Virginia, as well as their shared …More

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    Mennonite pastor and Obama appointee David Myers reflects on church-state separation during visit to EMU

    April 16th, 2014

    Lots of director-level appointees work for the federal government. Of that number, a relatively few have the word Reverend on their business cards, and fewer still – perhaps only one – could identify themselves as an ordained Mennonite minister: David Myers. Myers, director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of …More

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    Canadian soloist returns to Bach Festival for repeat performance of ‘Elijah’

    April 11th, 2014

    A popular oratorio from the early days of the 22-year-old Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will return this summer. The 2014 festival, held June 8-15, will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed by an orchestra, choir and four soloists. One of the soloists, Canadian bass Daniel Lichti, sang in the first performance of …More

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    Student-led auction raises $21,000 for science center renovations

    April 10th, 2014

    Enjoying one of the spring’s first balmy Saturday afternoons, an enthusiastic crowd gathered April 5 on Eastern Mennonite University’s Thomas Plaza for a student-led auction to benefit the Suter Science Center renovations. The event raised more than $21,000. SGA co-presidents and main auction organizers Christine Baer and Carissa Harnish say they didn’t know what to …More

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