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EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement promotes friendship and understanding among those who believe differently

Why would an explicitly Christian university go out of its way to bring Muslim and Jewish scholars to its campus to teach entire courses and interact every day with students? That’s what is happening at Eastern Mennonite University. “Interacting with people of other faiths builds friendship and understanding – something we sorely need in this world,” says ...More

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EMU trustees recommend six-month “listening process” regarding same-sex relationships and employment at EMU

In its regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 15 and 16, the Eastern Mennonite University board of trustees heard upbeat reports on the status of a multi-year fundraising campaign to renovate the Suter Science Center, a record number of applicants to EMU’s undergraduate programs, the unexpectedly fast growth of its ...More

Who Am I Becoming? An Address from Andy Dula

By Andy Dula This article is adapted from an address to the Lancaster MEDA Chapter. Andy Dula, a 1991 EMU graduate, is chief financial officer at EG Stoltzfus Construction, Lancaster, Pa. In June 2010 he began a three-year term as EMU board of trustees chair. ...More

Andy Dula is New EMU Trustees Chair

The June 18-19 meeting of the EMU board of trustees was the final one for Susan M. Godshall to preside over as chair. Godshall, of Elizabethtown, Pa., handed the gavel to her successor, Andrew (Andy) Dula of Lancaster, Pa., at the close of the two-day sessions. ...More

Board of Trustees Hears Updates in Lively Sessions

Upbeat reports on enrollment and finances dominated the fall meeting of the EMU board of trustees held Friday and Saturday (Nov. 13-14) on campus. The 17-member governing body approved a final operating budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year of $28.5 million dollars, a 3.4 percent increase over last year, that includes capital improvement allowances of $985,175 from the operating budget. T ...More

Trustees Upbeat Despite Economic Woes

The economic malaise infecting the country was felt at the quarterly meeting of the EMU board of trustees, but that reality didn’t prevent the group from experiencing some optimistic moments. The governing body, meeting Nov. 21-22 on campus, approved a final operating budget of $27.4 million for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The amount marks a slight increase over last year’s op ...More

Trustees Approve Building Plans, Academic Changes

The walls will soon come tumblin’ down. Oakwood residence hall at EMU, beloved by many alumni as an enclave for male pranksters, located on the quad adjacent to Maplewood and Elmwood residences, will be demolished late August. A new 120-room residence hall will replace Oakwood with a projected budget of $6 million. The EMU board of trustees approved the building plans as ...More

Board Honors Former President and Announces Science Center Plans

The portrait of EMU’s seventh president, Joseph L. Lapp, who served 1987-03. Photo by Jim Bishop Former EMU president Joseph L. Lapp and his wife, Hannah Mack Lapp, returned to EMU Friday evening, June 23, to see the unveiling of his off ...More

Micah Inspires Visions for EMU’s Future

Students may grow cafeteria produce on a campus farm. Jews, Muslims and Christians may nurture interfaith understanding via an Abrahamic traditions studies center. These proposals come from a smorgasbord of about 30 submitted by EMU students, faculty, staff and friends at the invitation of an ad-hoc "Micah Think Tank." Each of these visions, unveiled at a March 23-24 ...More

EMU to Explore New Science Facility

Campus facilities were in the spotlight at the quarterly meeting of the EMU board of trustees Friday and Saturday, Mar. 23-24. The 16-member governing body authorized the administration to proceed with planning and fundraising for the construction of new laboratory space and upgrade of EMU ...More