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Eastern mennonite School

Finding Joy, Rather Than Just Surviving

In order to live you must find joy, otherwise you are just surviving Last week was a rare honor for me, my seventh grade daughter allowed me to join her class at Eastern Mennonite School on a field trip. I did not get invited to any last year, so I did my best not to embarrass...
on the road collaborative

Mentor Those Who Can Change The Future

Want to change the future? Mentor those that will be the change. On the Road Collaborative has kicked off YEAR 2 of the program. This year they welcomed 87 Skyline Middle School youth to their day 1 event. This organization, founded by Brent Holsinger, creates an entire pathway...
Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith received her Master of Business Administration degree from EMU

Deborah Smith received her Master of Business Administration degree from EMU Congratulations on your achievement at Eastern Mennonite University.  We are very proud you and appreciate your hard work invested to achieve this goal! Deborah Smith Graduates from Eastern Mennonite...
canstruction harrisonburg 2016

Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016

Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016 Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016 wrapped up earlier in April and it was a huge success. This year’s event included teams from Blue Ridge Architects, 4 teams from the JMU Engineering School, and Valley Engineering.  These amazing teams...
SVBA Home and Garden Show

SVBA Home and Garden Show in Review

SVBA Home and Garden Show in Review The 2016 Home and Garden Show is in the books. This year’s event had the most attendance since we have been part of the event. Our booth space featured my “new” 60+ year old drafting desk. The desk was Ray’s...
VBK 10 under 40

Where is the fire in the belly attitude that this country is built on?

Where is the fire in the belly attitude that this country is built on? As I watched the middle school girls basketball game yesterday, it hit me. From the first quarter on, they looked tired. It must have been a particularly hard day of school. They played well, but there was no...
bike and build

Citizen Architect – How Meg is giving back

Citizen Architect – How Meg is giving back DONATE HERE to support Meg! A guest post by Meg Carpenter from our Charlottesville office: I am so excited to say I will take part in Bike & Build this summer!  It’s an amazing program that sends volunteers out to bike...
origami house

Architectural Resources for Primary School Teachers

Architectural Resources for Primary School Teachers I have created / gathered some resources for teachers to use in elementary, middle, and high school that incorporates architecture into the curriculum. Let me know what you think. Click HERE. If you know of links I should...