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Sunday@CMU: August 2022

2022.08.07 @ 12:00 AM • Audio

Theme: The Parables of the Prodigal Son

During the spring and summer, we are looking back on this year of Sunday@CMU. This month, we are rebroadcasting meditations by Aaron Thiessen, CMU alumnus and Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at River East Church in Winnipeg, MB. Throughout this series, Aaron examines the parable of the Prodigal Son from a different interpretation each week, allowing it to shake our expectations and see from a new perspective.

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Katrina Lengsavath

CMU student receives prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

2022.07.21 @ 11:14 AM • Student Profiles

CMU student Katrina Lengsavath is one of only 17 Canadians to receive the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. She was chosen from 503 applicants across the country for the prestigious scholarship, which honours Terry Fox's legacy by encouraging young people who are passionate about helping others and who demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity.

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<i>Uppinaq–Letters from Nunavut: Inuit Culture Loss and Survival in the 1960s and 1970s</i> will review over three dozen letters with hopes of making the content available to society and accessible for future generations.

New MSC research project studies historic letters written by Inuit Elders

2022.07.07 @ 9:45 AM • Stories

From the boundless territory of Nunavut come fragile and carefully kept documents that changed the history of not only northern Canada but the entire country.

A new research project at Menno Simons College (MSC), funded by a grant from the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage, will be translating and analyzing over three dozen letters that were handwritten in Inuktitut syllabics by Nunavut Elders in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Sunday@CMU

Sunday@CMU: July 2022

2022.07.05 @ 12:00 AM • Audio

Theme: Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are featuring the voices of CMU students. We will hear excerpts of speeches from the 2022 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest and performances from this year's 17th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition finals.

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Throughout the semester, students considered how to engage the TRC's 94 calls to action; they practiced writing letters to stakeholders in higher music education within CMU; they created resource binders on decolonizing and indigenizing their practices, which they and their peers will be able to use in their future classrooms.

Faculty-alumni collaboration explores decolonizing music education in the classroom

2022.07.04 @ 10:52 AM • Stories

Studying music education means learning scales and chord progressions, practicing how to move your hands while conducting, and planning out class schedules. But sometimes it also involves examining and re-evaluating the entire education system at its core.

This is what a group of CMU students did every week last semester, when they gathered for one of CMU's newest courses: Decolonizing Music Education, guided by Associate Professor of Music Janet Brenneman. Through listening, reading, discussing, and creating, students learned about the history and current forms of colonialism present in Canadian music education classrooms, and explored how to put the concepts of decolonization and indigenization into action.

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Upcoming Events

CommonWord, folio café, and north side of CMU campus open to the public

folio café (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) are currently open for in-person shopping, Monday–Friday. Library is open to the public with prox card.

Jun 24 –
Sep 10

Art Show | Mennonite Village Photography

Views from Manitoba, 1890-1940 | MHC Gallery is open Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Sat: 12:00-5:00 PM

MHC Gallery, 610 Shaftesbury Blvd.

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Jul 18 –
Aug 26

Blazers Sports Camps

CMU Blazers athletes will help polish your volleyball and basketball skills!

Loewen Athletic Centre

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Sep

1–3

Orientation for New International Students

CMU Campus

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Sep

5

Residence Opens for Fall Semester

CMU Campus

Sep

5

Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Orientation is the jump-start to a fantastic year of study and growth and an opportunity to meet other students, connect with faculty and staff, and experience what life at CMU is all about.

1:30 PM

CMU Campus

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Sep

6

Opening Convocation and Academic Orientation for all Students

CMU Campus

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