Practicum Story: Finding life and energy in church ministry’s diverse demands
Posted in Student Profiles Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 9:33 AM
"My primary experience of the inner workings of a church has been gathered under a pandemic. [...] The variety is endlessly surprising, delightful, tiring, invigorating, and of course, exciting."
Marina 'Marnie' Klassen, 22, is in her fifth and final year of an interdisciplinary BA in Social Theology, with Communications and Media minor. Over the last few months, she has been working through a pastoral internship with Home Street Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, in fulfillment of her CMU practicum.
‘For the straight way was lost’: Navigating faith, grad studies, and mental illness
Posted in Student Profiles Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 12:04 PM
When MA Theology student Grace Kang was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she found herself forced to re-evaluate almost everything. So she went to grad school.
Haeon Grace Kang—Grace, in Anglophone circles—came to CMU searching for God: "I thought that studying God might help me to find a more intimate relationship with God. So far, I'd say that has worked out," she says.
The Triple Bottom Line: MBA student learning “the future of business” at CMU
Posted in Student Profiles Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
With her international work, study, and life experience, Tomisin Bolorunduro knows how the world does business. Coming to CMU expanded her horizons and priorities.
Tomisin Bolorunduro is a current student of CMU's Master of Business Administration [MBA] program. At age 27, she has lived in four countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite already holding a master's degree in banking finance and corporate law, she came to CMU seeking professional development. What she got, she says, went a whole lot farther.
Something worth protecting: a practicum story
Posted in Student Profiles Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 11:59 AM
Graham Peters is completing his fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. He arrived on campus in the first year of CMU's expanded Biology program and, though he was not yet sure what he wanted to do, he quickly began to rediscover and expand his love of ecology. This led to a major in Environmental Studies, and a practicum focused on conservation ecology.
A voice of and to the youth
Posted in Student Profiles Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 9:20 AM
There's a reason every time you see Nathan Dueck, he looks like he has somewhere to be. It's because he does. Dueck is on the Youth Advisory Council of Winnipeg's Mayor, Brian Bowman; he is a student representative on Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba's Board of Directors; and he is Vice President Advocacy on Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Student Council, through which he sits on CMU's Board of Governors, Senate, and Academic and Program Council, as well as its Sexual Violence Prevention Committee.
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