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CMU remembers the legacy of Menno Wiebe

2021.02.17 @ 1:36 PM • Stories

After years of health struggles, Menno Wiebe died on January 5 at the age of 88 surrounded by family and loved ones. Wiebe, a family man, anthropologist, justice advocate, poet, gardener, and founder of what is now called Indigenous-Settlers Relations, was an important figure in the history of the CMU community.

Graduating from CMBC in 1961, Wiebe went on to eventually teach Introduction to Native Studies and Introduction to Anthropology part-time at CMBC in the following years. Andrew Dyck, Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at CMU, remembers taking classes with Menno and how Menno would inspire and recruit students to volunteer and garden on Indigenous reserves. "Menno had a way of capturing the imagination of college and university students with the work he was doing to build relationships with Indigenous communities," says Dyck, "I grew up with all the normal white stereotypes about Indigenous people, Menno helped break these down. He had a vision that Mennonites could do better."

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Remembering the legacy of former CMBC President John H. Neufeld

2021.02.17 @ 1:36 PM • Stories

On January 11, John H. Neufeld, former President and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at CMBC (from 1984-1997), passed away after many years of battling a series of severe health crises. Being the last long-term president before CMU became a university, Neufeld's presence and passion was a formative force that helped prepare the way for furthering the quality of education in what is now the CMU community.

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John Longhurst, 2021 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award recipient for the Advancement of Interreligious Understanding

Alumnus receives Lieutenant-Governor's Award for advancing interreligious understanding

2021.02.16 @ 1:45 PM • Stories

On February 16, John Longhurst received the Lieutenant-Governor's Award for the Advancement of Interreligious Understanding, an annual honour presented to a Manitoban who embodies understanding between religious groups.

Longhurst graduated in 1979 from Mennonite Brethren Bible College, one of CMU's predecessor colleges, and was CMU's Director of Communications from 2005-09. He has been a freelance faith columnist and reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press since 2003. Two years ago, he initiated a project to increase religion coverage at the Free Press, one of the reasons he has earned this award.

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Sunday@CMU

Sunday@CMU: February 2021

2021.02.07 @ 12:00 AM • Audio

Theme: Virtues for the Pandemic

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing a series of meditations from Delmar Epp, Associate Professor of Psychology at CMU. Delmar has taught at CMU since 2000, including courses in child development, social psychology, and the psychology of motivation. Throughout this series, he will use the lens of positive psychology to explore how we can survive, and even thrive, during difficult times.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Episode 2: Polarization

2021.02.01 @ 3:00 PM • Audio

The gap between "us" and "them" seems to be getting wider. Professional mediator Sandy Koop Harder says we need to shift the goal of conversations from agreement to understanding. Editor and journalist Will Braun practices these ideas by moving toward people with opposing beliefs.

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Upcoming Events

CommonWord is open limited hours for in-store shopping; rest of CMU campus is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre is now open for in-person shopping, from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Monday–Friday. Call 204.594.0524 upon arrival for store entry.

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Wednesday Webinar | Music at CMU

Studying music at a post-secondary level provides you with the skills and knowledge to be a creative and analytical thinker who is prepared to pursue a range of vocations and careers. Find out more about CMU's music and music therapy programming.

4:00 PM

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Mar

10

MSC Social Justice Fair

This networking event provides an opportunity for students and the public to engage with and learn about organizations actively working in areas of social justice, community development, newcomer services, environment, peace and nonviolent action.

11:00 AM

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Mar

10

Wednesday Webinar | Pre-Professional Tracks at CMU

CMU pre-professional tracks are designed to prepare you for success in future studies or specific careers in areas such as law, medicine, or social work. Find out the benefits of getting your start at CMU.

4:00 PM

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Mar

24

Public Lecture with Dr. Chris Huebner | Absent Fathers, Invisible Mothers, and the Irrepressible Dance of Love: A Reading of the Theological Virtues as Epistemological Virtues

Taking a cue from the philosopher Stanley Cavell, this lecture navigates the intersection of epistemology and ethics by way of an encounter with the mode of drama. This lecture is presented by the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC).

6:00 PM

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Mar

31

ReNew: Resources for Preaching | James with Sheila Klassen-Wiebe

How do you preach from James so that it doesn’t sound like a scolding or a long list of “do’s” and “don’ts”?

11:00 AM

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Mar

31

Virtual Open House

Join us for an online tour of CMU's campus, live questions and answers with our Admissions team, and a chance to hear from faculty and current students.

4:00 PM

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