Bridging the COVID-19 Study-Gap: CMU’s volunteer tutoring collective goes online to help students finish strong
Posted in Stories Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 2:18 PM
PAL, or Peer Assisted Learning, is a peer-tutoring program run each year at CMU by a collective of student volunteers. Normally, PAL holds drop-in hours on campus throughout the week, offering fellow students help with homework, essay writing, test prep, study skills, and more. This year, with courses moved suddenly online, students are grappling with new challenges, and PAL is offering new solutions.
Posted in Stories Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 1:05 PM
Despite uncertainty and the changing circumstances of campus life under COVID-19, competitors in this year's Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition kept their focus.
Singing to a closed auditorium of adjudicators only instead of the usual community audience, seven finalists gave it their all: Michelle Fast (soprano), Georgeanne Van Helden (piano), Katy Unruh (soprano), Anna Schwartz (piano), Nathan Dyck (baritone), Anna Kelm (piano), and Johanna Klassen (soprano).
Posted in Stories Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 9:51 AM
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance, and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us." Hebrews 12:1
Nathan Dueck is finishing his third year of a four-year interdisciplinary BA, majoring in History of Western Thought. Nathan hopes to attend law school after graduation next year. This February, Nathan spent his Reading Week exploring the Netherlands and UK by bicycle, with his friend and roommate Noah Curle. Dueck says for him, the highlight of the week was a day-pilgrimage to Dirk Willems' Pond, near Utrecht:
Posted in Stories Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 10:59 AM
The CMU library is delighted to announce that it has recently acquired a 1685 edition of Martyrs Mirror. The book will be housed in CMU's special collections rare book room and made accessible to students and faculty forthwith. Formal protocols for handling the book will be posted at the library soon.
Posted in Stories Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 1:10 PM
How do we respond to the strong rhetoric of polarization that is gripping our world? How can we listen and talk to people that are different from us, and why does it matter if we do?
More than 180 people gathered in Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Marpeck Commons on February 10 to discuss these questions. The Face2Face event, hosted by CMU, was titled, "Us and Them: How did we become so polarized?"