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Singer-songwriter Steve Bell will be the recipient of the 2018 CMU PAX Award on April 5

CMU to honour musician Steve Bell with 2018 PAX Award

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 2:52 PM

Acclaimed Winnipeg singer-songwriter Steve Bell will receive the 2018 CMU PAX Award.

President Dr. Cheryl Pauls will present the award to Bell on April 5, 2018 at Gather. Give. Celebrate. Spring at CMU, an annual fundraiser in support of the university.

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Panelists Max Wadell, Nelson Martens, Erin Morash, and Daniel Dacombe

Pastor, police officer discuss cannabis legalization at CMU event

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

A Mennonite pastor hopes that the legalization of cannabis will allow the church to open up “theological discussions” about all sorts of substance use.

The legalization of cannabis gives the church an opportunity to discuss the New Testament emphasis on healing and reconciliation as God’s response to brokenness, said Erin Morash, pastor at two rural Mennonite churches located two hours southwest of Winnipeg.

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Public invited to launch of new book detailing the life of educator and TV producer Vera Good

Posted in News Releases  •  Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 8:02 AM

SIMCOE, ON — The public is invited to a celebration for a new book detailing the life of Dr. Vera Good, a pioneering educator and television producer from Waterloo County.

Good and author Nancy Silcox will be on hand to launch The Exceptional Vera Good: A Life Beyond the Polka Dot Door on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The launch will take place in the party room at Norview Lodge Retirement Home in Simcoe, ON (44 Rob Blake Way). All are welcome to attend.

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CMU donor Ted Fransen (from left) stands with Karl Koop, Director of the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry; Joshua Nightingale, graduate student at CMU; Abram Bergen, Development Associate; and Cheryl Pauls, President of CMU.

Endowment for CMU scholarship honouring Mennonite leader reaches $100,000

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

The endowment for a Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) scholarship honouring a Russian Mennonite scholar whose life was cut tragically short has reached six figures.

Ted Fransen presented a cheque to CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls in September, bringing the endowment for the Jacob A. Rempel Memorial Scholarship to $100,000. Fransen is one of Rempel’s grandsons.

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CONNECT Campaign reaches $14.4 million goal

Posted in News Releases  •  Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

A fundraising campaign to build Marpeck Commons, the library, learning commons, and bridge at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), has reached its goal. “It is our great pleasure and gratitude to announce that the CONNECT Campaign goal of $14.4 million has been achieved in gifts and commitments,” CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls said during a speech she gave on Saturday, November 25 at the university’s annual Christmas concert.

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