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A New Home for the Piano

Hi there, faculty, staff, and students

Mr. Erick Bell. One of our staff members is looking to downsize and is looking for a loving home to donate his late father's piano to. It's a 2014 Yamaha baby grand, almost brand new. Please write him an email at using your personal email address if you would like to schedule a delivery with the reliable moving firm that is currently storing the piano for him. Please forward a private email to Mr. Erick Bell in order to receive a timely response.

Best wishes,

Chris Sharp

Executive Director - Lancaster; LOM Program Director - EMU at Lancaster
1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
Email:| Phone: 540-432-5000

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Dear Student/Faculty/Staff,
One of our staff at Eastern Mennonite University Ms Jennifer Cline,  Assistant Professor of Counseling. is downsizing and looking to give away her late dad’s Miller 951937 Dynasty 300 TIG Welder w/ TIGRunner Pkg & Wireless Foot Control, With A Complete Set Of Snap On Tools Box And Accessories.
If interested in any of the equipment  kindly indicate by sending her a mail via your personal email for a swift response.
to indicate your interest in any of the listed items contact her on her private email address ( ) to arrange delivery  with a moving company.
Diann Bailey,

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Rescheduled: myEMU & J1

Progress Updates:

  • 6:50 AM J1 Web, myEMU, and J1 desktop are all available. IT will continue to solve problems over the next few days.
  • 5:00 AM J1 Desktop 2023.2 Patch 1 is installed and available on RDS and staff computers that were connected to the network. J1 Web has not yet been upgraded.
  • 2:20 AM DDU is no longer running hoping Jenzabar will soon confirm successful completion of this step. Kent is starting EMU permissions and customization steps
  • 12:30 AM Still not making progress-sorry
  • 10:45 PM still running data definition utility
  • 10 PM currently running the data definition utility
  • 8 PM Continuing J1 update to adjust database structure
  • 6:20 PM Jenzabar
  • 5:40 Create backup database
  • 5 PM Volume snapshots started

There is a planned outage of the Student Information System (Jenzabar J1) on March 5th (Tuesday of Spring Break) from 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM on March 6th. myEMU will also be upgraded and will not be available 5:00 PM until 5:30PM and from 7:30PM and until 9:30PM on March 5th.

This outage is for J1 and myEMU. EMU payment processing (CashNET) is dependent on J1 and myEMU and will be down some during the J1 outage. The PowerFAIDS interface to J1 will not work during the upgrade. Other systems should not be affected.

If you use J1 Desktop, please quit J1 before leaving the previous week. If the client is running during the upgrade, you may need to restart your computer after the upgrade for J1 to work correctly.

We are updating to J1 2023.2 at this time because the J1 2022.2 version we are currently running is nearing its end of life.

Admin Notes (only visible to administrators)

Scheduled: myEMU & J1

Patch 7 to be applied to J1 Desktop, J1 Web, myEMU 1/31/2024 Shortly after 5PM

Updates: 5:20 PM backup of database completed

6 PM Jenzabar indicates work is complete

The most noticeable activity is on J1 Web there will be an IIS restart. People using J1 Web will lose connections and the ability to communicate with the J1 Web server during the upgrade.

On myEMU (different than J1 Web), Web Application Services (WAS) and Client Application services will be stopped and restarted.  myEMU should remain available but some data will either not be refreshed or be unavailable while the services are restarted.                 

Patch 7 will be available to any desktop users that want it on 2/1/2024. The patch affects 1098 and 1099 forms so folks in the business office are the people that need it.

Sorry for the short notice.

Scheduled: Moodle upgrade

1/4 UPDATE: The upgrade finished after a delay at around 10 pm last night. We are currently testing all parts of Moodle to make sure everything is working as it should. If you see something that you are not expecting, please e-mail Thanks!

3:35pm: The upgrade is still in process and our vendor is not able to give a timeframe on when it will be completed. We continue to monitor the upgrade and post updates when we have more information.

1:02pm: The upgrade is still in process and running smoothly. Moodle will remain unavailable until the process has completed. We hope it will complete by 3:00pm.

On Wednesday, January 3 9:00-1:00, Moodle will be unavailable while it is updated from version 4.0 to 4.1.

This is a minor update and you can read more about it here: 

Updates are necessary to keep Moodle secure, supported and provide access to new features. The timing of this update is inline with our standard practice of updating Moodle in July and Christmas break. If you have any questions, please email

Scheduled: Network Upgrade

UPDATE 2: All services are back on-line.

UPDATE: Most services are back on-line. Any remaining web apps that are not responding should be back on-line shortly.

On Wednesday, December 27 8:00-12:00, IT will be upgrading the software on a core network device. This will result in an extensive outage of networked technology on campus. Services impacted are:
Wired Network
Wireless Network
Classroom Technology

If you are off-campus some services will remain available, including all Google services, Moodle, Salesforce, and However, Jenzabar systems including J1 and MyEMU will not be available on or off campus.

Scheduled: J1 & myEMU

Update: 12/21/2023 8:10 PM Patch 6 distribution is mostly complete for connected machines. If your computer was missed, it may get updated when it connects to the server. But if it is still not updated after giving it a little time see the emailed instructions about how to apply Patch 6 to an existing Jenzabar installation.

Thursday, Dec 21st, from 6:50PM until 7:30 PM, is a scheduled information system outage for the Student Information System (Jenzabar J1). myEMU will be unavailable for brief periods from 7:00 PM until 7:30. There may be times during that interval when some pages/functions in myEMU while we are doing maintenance work on the database and web servers.

EMU payment processing (Transact/CashNET) is dependent on J1 and myEMU so there will times between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Dec 21st. The PowerFAIDS interface to J1 will not work during the upgrade. Other systems should not be affected.

These changes will allow EMU to apply and use Patch 6 to the Jenzabar software on EMU desktop and laptop computers. This patch is necessary for EMU to comply with government-mandated reporting requirements (Issue 1009s, 1098t forms …). EMU will begin distributing Patch 6 at 8 PM on December 21st to the computers of Jenzabar users. If your computer is not connected to the EMU network or is turned off, the patch will be applied the next time the computer is connected to the EMU network.