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Luce Foundation Awards Grant To EMU’s Interfaith Work

A grant of $355,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation will spur the expansion of interfaith dialogue, peacebuilding and humanitarian service at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) over the next three years. The grant will be dispersed in increments of $119,000 in 20 ...More

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EMU Plans 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community will pause and reflect this week, along with the rest of the world, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Sept. 11 brought devastating loss to thousands of people in New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and around the world. It changed our worldview from “before 9/11″ to “after 9/1 ...More

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EMU sees increase in total contributions for 2011

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) experienced a growth of 15 percent over last year in total contributions for the 2011 fiscal year ending June 30. Total contributions were $5,627,312, up $744,555 from fiscal year 2010. “We are pleased that giving to the University Fund has remained strong, even as donors have begun making significant capital commitments to our campaign ...More

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EMU Grieves Peacebuilder’s Death in Kenya

HARRISONBURG, VA. – Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, a former student and instructor in the Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Summer Peacebuilding Institute, died Thursday, July 14, in Nairobi, Kenya, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 46. Abdi was a student at the peacebuilding institute in 1998 and 2009 and an instructor during the 2011 Summer Peacebuilding Institute. ...More

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Galen R. Lehman: Contagious Inspiration

HARRISONBURG – Fred Kniss remembers well the Eastern Mennonite University professor who taught him psychology in the mid-1970s. But it probably doesn’t hurt that Kniss, 54, who’s serving as the acting president during President Loren Swartzendruber’s three-month sabbatical, still sees the man occasionally. After all, professor Galen R. Lehman has continued his car ...More

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Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

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EMU Program Changes Name, Appoints Director

Ed Martin of Akron, Pa., has been named director of the Center for Interfaith Engagement at Eastern Mennonite University. The Center – earlier referred to as “Abraham’s Tent” – provides space for people from a variety of faith traditions to dialogue and collaborate on areas of common understanding. “Ed’s proven track record of relationship-building in places as diverse ...More

Sara Wenger Shenk named president of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Geo Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk Sara Wenger Shenk, associate dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) in Harrisonburg, Va., has been named president of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) ...More

Alumnus Fred Kniss Named New Provost

A 1979 honors graduate will return to EMU as the new provost. New EMU provost Fred Kniss (Photo by Jim Bishop) EMU President Loren Swartzendruber announced that Fred Kniss, currently of Chicago, Ill., will assume the second hig ...More