EMU Homepage

Loren Swartzendruber

Subscribe to the EMU News feed
EMU winter

With presidential search on schedule, educator and administrator Lee Snyder will serve in an interim role

Respected educator and administrator Lee Snyder, PhD., will serve as interim president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) beginning July 1, 2016. Her appointment comes as President Loren Swartzendruber retires after a 13-year tenure and more than 35 years in Mennonite higher education. With the announcement of the appointment, the ...More

myers-boulton feature

‘Oasis’-themed School for Leadership Training revisions the metaphorical desert as a vital site of growth and rebirth

Inviting participants to “several days of learning that have the potential to transform us,” School for Leadership Training (SLT) coordinator Linda Alley welcomed about 200 people to this year’s event Jan. 18-20 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg. And, indeed, over the course of three days, participants engaged in worship, w ...More

2016SpringConvo - Web-8189N

Spring convocation invokes spirit of community, with blessings for the new semester and two cross-cultural groups

“Life is difficult,” Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber said as he began his final  convocation address Wednesday. Swartzendruber acknowledged the deep challenges facing the world, the nation, and the EMU community over the past year and in recent days. “The threads that hold our community toget ...More

Suter

Join the ‘Suter West’ campaign: Phase II renovations will host lab spaces, new engineering program and updated museum

If a building could have a motto, Suter Science Center, named after longtime professor Dr. Daniel B. Suter, might have “Science, service, success” as its memorable catchphrase. Since its opening in 1968, hundreds of students have toiled and muddled through chemistry and biology labs, calculus problems and physics equations – then gone on to successful careers in a rich diversity of profes ...More

Loren_web

A Christmas greeting from President Loren Swartzendruber and his wife, Pat

The words “fear not” or “do not be afraid” appear many times in the Bible. One such reference is found in Luke 2:10-11, perhaps the most often read passage of the New Testament at Christmas celebrations: But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who ...More

Davisfeature

Dr. Abraham Davis, first director of multi-cultural services at EMU, honored for his groundbreaking work

As befits a scholar of language and oral interpretation, Dr. Abraham Davis Jr. began a late November chapel service held in his honor at Eastern Mennonite University with a few re-written stanzas of a favorite hymn. “Jesus loves me, this I know, though my hair is white as snow,” he began. “And my eyes are going dim, I’ve had cataract surgery. Still He bids m ...More

Loren

EMU president Loren Swartzendruber calls for action, pledges engagement in response to extremism of all forms

Advent is traditionally a time of unrest, of unease, of latent coming. Yet, as a practicing Christian of some 50 years, a pastor, and the president of Eastern Mennonite University – a Christian university in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition – I find this Advent to be one during which I am experiencing a constant call for the presence of Jesus. The attacks in Paris, recent violent a ...More

Twila Yoder_web

Twila Yoder, assistant to the president, talks about her long career at EMU and her role in the presidential transition

Over the past 16 years, Twila Yoder has been assistant to three Eastern Mennonite University presidents: Joseph Lapp (1987-1995), Beryl Brubaker (interim, May 2003-December 2003), and current president Loren Swartzendruber (2004-). Several months after Swartzendruber’s ...More

FallPan2_web

Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College announce withdrawal from CCCU

The presidents of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College (GC) announced their voluntary withdrawals from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in a joint release today. The presidents respectfully submitted separa ...More

_H9E9944

EMU signs memorandum with Kosovo to aid in graduate teacher training and promote cross-cultural exchanges

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) may soon be hosting a cohort of teachers from Kosovo in the master’s of education program. The university is now engaged in a 10-year agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo to “explore collaborative educational initiatives in Kosovo, the Balkans region and the United ...More