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Within CMU blogs, you'll find fascinating stories and pieces on current students and accomplished alumni. You'll also hear directly from students, faculty, and staff, as they tell their personal CMU stories in their own voices.

Nolan Kehler (BMus, ’17): How good listening makes good music 

For Nolan Kehler, building a career in which singing can be of service to others, whether through critical storytelling, powerful encouragement, or creative advocacy, is the goal to strive for.

Nolan Kehler (tenor) completed his Bachelor of Music in 2017, concentrating in Vocal Performance. In his graduating year he placed third in CMU's prestigious Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, and in 2019 he graduated from University of Victoria (BC) with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. New as he is to life as a working artist, Kehler is already booking regular singing work in leading roles, on top of his part-time job as a technical producer for CBC Manitoba.

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Alumni Profiles: Bethany Daman, BA Communications (’17)

From crafting a message, to building a movement

For many, work and passion necessarily become parallel pursuits. But for 2017 grad Bethany Daman, working at Manitoba's Green Action Centre (GAC) enabled her to fuse the two, developing her professional gifts in direct service of her passion for social justice.

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Common Unity: Perseverance and Growth

Every November for the last four years, the Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) has organized and hosted an evening at Menno Simons College (MSC) with a diverse group of inspirational speakers from throughout the community.

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Kluane Buser-Rivet, a 4th year CRS major, attended the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ

Student Report: Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference

By Kluane Buser-Rivet, 4th year CRS student

From September 18–21, 2019, I was one attendee amongst a congregation of mediators at the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by hundreds of people who held the job title I have been pursuing for years: mediator. One of my favourite things about this field is how diversity blooms within it. I was surrounded by politicians, business owners, civil servants, and curious students like me from all walks of life.

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The Hearts of Freedom project team

Hearts of Freedom: Dr. Stephanie Stobbe and team awarded major funding for nation-wide research

Between 1975 and 1980 Canada resettled 69,200 South-East Asian refugees. This project aims to ensure their experiences will be preserved for generations to come.

Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, of CMU's Menno Simons College, together with a team of four senior researchers, has been awarded major funding to complete a three-year research and preservation project that will span the country.

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