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Spring at CMU 2021: a virtual fundraiser in support of CMU

Spring at CMU 2021: a virtual fundraiser in support of CMU

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 8:12 PM

If you missed the April 13 premiere of the Spring at CMU program, you can still watch the program. Enjoy:
      • Stories from CMU, including the voices of students, faculty, alumni, and others
      • A spotlight on Science at CMU: "Can you spot a good scientist in a crowd?"
      • CMU Singers premiere Breathe by Leonard Enns, commissioned by the CMBC class of 1970
      • Some campus humour

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Helping newcomers find home: Codi Guenther (BA ’08, Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies) and Diana Epp-Fransen (BA ’03, Biblical and Theological Studies)

CMU alumni guide Canadian newcomers in the search for affordable housing

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 3:26 PM

CMU alumni Codi Guenther (BA '08, Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies) and Diana Epp-Fransen (BA '03, Biblical and Theological Studies) are aiding newcomers to Canada by guiding them in the search for affordable housing.

Having worked as executive director for New Journey Housing for nearly 12 years, Guenther describes the work as broad ranging, involving everything from filing income tax so that newcomers have access to child benefit taxes, GST cheques, and subsidized housing, to teaching workshops on home rental and home purchasing, financing, budgeting, and investing.

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A message from the president: Fall 2021 plans  

A message from the president: Fall 2021 plans  

Posted in News Releases  •  Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 1:45 PM

The CMU learning community has been amazing all year in collectively honouring one another's health, safety, and well-being. I'm deeply grateful to all CMU students, staff, and faculty for sharing so much good learning, laughter, care, and generosity in the midst of all that's been awkward and hard.

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Katie Doke Sawatzky won NYC Midnights' second annual 250-word Microfiction Challenge with her short story, "The bundle".

CMU alumna wins international writing competition with short story

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 3:36 PM

With only 24 hours to write a short story from concept to completion, some writers might buckle under the pressure. But not Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU '10). The CMU alumna won NYC Midnight's second annual 250-word Microfiction Challenge, chosen for first place out of more than 5,400 other contestants from around the world.

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The 2021 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition winners (clockwise from top-left): Johanna Klassen (voice), Georgeanne Van Helden (piano), Michelle Fast (voice), and Georg Neuhofer (piano)

Dual winners mark the 16th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

Posted in News Releases  •  Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @ 2:47 PM

For the past 16 years, the CMU School of Music hosts the Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition for music students capable of performing at a high skill level. It is a time, as adjudicator Henrietta Schellenberg puts it, "of comradery and competition for music students, a chance to bring their art to the public, a jewel in the life of the musical calendar at CMU."

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