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Sunday at CMU: August 2019

Audio  •  2019.08.04 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday at CMU, we are hearing from voices of the CMU community. Listen to faculty, staff, and alumni talk about their work and faith journeys in new segments created by CMU communications and media students, followed by performances from this year's 14th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition.

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CMU professor and student receive awards from Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission

Stories  •  2019.08.01 @ 1:40 PM

Earlier this summer, the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Historical Commission awarded CMU professor Dr. Christine Longhurst and CMU student Marnie Klassen a grant and scholarship, respectively.

Longhurst, Assistant Professor of Music and Worship, received an MB Studies Project Grant for the second phase of her research project exploring how worship in Canadian MB churches has changed over the last 40 years, specifically focusing on worship music and the shift from a traditional to a more contemporary style.

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Winnipeg’s meth crisis: community-based responses needed NOW

News Releases  •  2019.07.25 @ 6:45 PM

The drug methamphetamine is running rampant in Winnipeg and it affects everyone, from families to workplaces to public spaces. The city urgently needs community-based action, and several organizations are uniting to bring it about.

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) and Menno Simons College (MSC), along with numerous other organizations, are hosting a series of public events this week, titled, "Meth in Winnipeg: A Community Response."

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Sunday at CMU: July 2019

Audio  •  2019.07.07 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: Leadership and Authority in the Kingdom of God 

This month on Sunday at CMU, we are rebroadcasting a sermon series by Janelle Braun, Leadership Development Coordinator for the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba and a CMU alumna. The four-part series explores the topic of leadership and authority in the Kingdom of God.

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A Public Lecture by Dr. Emily Welty: Imagination, Courage, and Resilience (video)

Videos  •  2019.06.20 @ 3:38 PM

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Nainoto’s Story: a step further in life

MSC News  •  2019.07.08 @ 9:00 AM

by Samantha (Shayna) Shpeller

Nainoto is a widow living in the village of Likamba, in northern Tanzania. She farms her two and a half acres of land and cares for a few livestock animals as means to provide for her five children, all of whom are in their teenage years or early adulthood. Due to lack of resources, despite her large efforts, the family is currently only able to eat two meals per day.

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CMU alumni graduate from seminary

Community & Alumni  •  2019.07.04 @ 2:43 PM

Two graduates of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) participated in the May 4, 2019 commencement service of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, IN:

  • Jeremiah (Jerry) Buhler of Kelowna, BC graduated from AMBS with a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. He plans to continue in his role as minister at First Mennonite Church in Kelowna, a congregation of Mennonite Church British Columbia. Buhler, who completed part of his certificate at a distance, previously earned a Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Mennonite Bible College, one of CMU's founding colleges in Winnipeg. He is married to Kara Siemens; they have five children and four grandchildren.


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Menno Simons College hosts 13th annual Social Justice Fair

MSC News  •  2019.07.02 @ 3:11 PM

On January 30, the coldest day of the year, Menno Simons College (MSC) Student Services hosted its 13th annual Social Justice Fair.

Despite the frigid temperatures, brave Winnipeggers from more than 30 local and international organizations gathered at The University of Winnipeg's Riddell Hall to be part of the annual fair. Little by little, the room filled up with a lively buzz and positive exchanges between organizational representatives, students, community members, and alumni.

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MSC faculty and team awarded $119,000 federal grant

MSC News  •  2019.06.17 @ 10:15 AM

An instructor from Canadian Mennonite University's Menno Simons College (MSC) and a team of other professors are the recipients of a prestigious federal grant.

Karen Ridd, Instructor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, received a three-year Partnership Development Grant worth $119,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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CMU alumna problem solves path to Legislature

Community & Alumni  •  2019.06.11 @ 3:44 PM

When she was in grade nine, Cordella Friesen was told she wouldn't make it in university. Fast forward 25 years, and she holds a master's degree and a prominent role in the Government of Manitoba.

Friesen, who graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies in 2009, recently became the Assistant Deputy Minister of Environmental Stewardship with Manitoba Sustainable Development, a department of the provincial government.

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