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Outtatown looks to the future while celebrating 17 years in South Africa

News Releases  •  2019.04.18 @ 1:00 PM

From its start in 1998/99, the Outtatown Discipleship School program (Outtatown) has been shaped by a deep commitment to a cohort-based, cross-cultural, faith forming education through which students would come to 'know themselves, know the world, and know God'. Over the past 21 years, many of the 1,457 students who participated in the Outtatown program speak of it as "a life-changing experience."

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Ray Vander Zaag

Faculty Profiles  •  2019.04.18 @ 10:32 AM

Dr. Ray Vander Zaag, Assistant Professor, International Development Studies, has taught at CMU full-time since 2000.

What do you love about your work here?

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Winning Performances of the 2019 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition (video)

Videos  •  2019.04.16 @ 11:26 AM

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201 CMU PAX Award Presentation to Rudy Wiebe (video)

Videos  •  2019.04.09 @ 12:58 PM

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What stands out about CMU? (video)

Videos  •  2019.04.09 @ 6:42 AM

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Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU ’10)

Listening an act of service for alumna

Community & Alumni  •  2019.01.02 @ 12:00 AM

As a journalist, Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU '10) does a lot of listening. For her, it's an act of service.

"At the end of the day, you're just talking to people and listening, which I think is why I wanted to pursue journalism in the first place," she says. "I was interested in pursuing this line of work because you come at it from a stance of compassion."

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Remembering Bonnie Mitchell (nee Wilson, CMU '09)

Community & Alumni  •  2018.10.30 @ 2:57 PM

The CMU community is saddened by the sudden passing of Bonnie Christine Mitchell on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Bonnie, aged 31 years of Brandon, MB, was the beloved wife of Stephen and caring mother to Connor and Brayden.

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Dr. Jerry Buckland

Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Jerry Buckland

MSC News  •  2018.08.31 @ 8:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Buckland has been Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College for 25 years.

What do you love about your work here at Menno Simons College?

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Jonathan Plett

Jonathan Plett: Finding Conflict Resolution Studies and some direction

MSC News  •  2018.08.29 @ 8:30 AM

When Jonathan Plett decided to go back to school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study.

"I was taking a whole bunch of courses at the U of M like Political Science, Canadian Geography, and Ancient Greek Culture. I figured if I did enough basic courses something would catch my interest," says Plett.

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Alexandra Koslock at the Rally for Refuge

Rally for Refuge - Rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement

MSC News  •  2018.07.17 @ 8:30 AM

by Alexandra Koslock

Rally for Refuge was a thought in my mind, that I wasn't sure would ever blossom. A few weeks ago I saw pictures, videos, and articles in the media about children being imprisoned in detention centers in the United States, and I felt a deep sense of responsibility in these moments.

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