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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

Galen Lehman

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

Ed Martin

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

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