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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.

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2020 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition winners (videos)

Posted in Video  •  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 3:05 PM

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Outtatown group stranded in Guatemala following border closures, now homeward bound

Posted in News Releases  •  Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

The group of 36 students, five leaders, and two staff left Guatemala aboard a repatriation flight bound for Quebec on Friday afternoon.

BREAKING: The good news is finally in! CMU has received word that the Outtatown group awaiting repatriation secured passage on an Air Transat flight leaving Guatemala on Friday afternoon, March 27, and arrived in Quebec that same night. 

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Changes to the 2020 Canadian School of Peacebuilding courses and schedule

Posted in News Releases  •  Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 5:31 PM

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and social distancing directives in place across North America in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CMU's Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) is announcing the following changes to its June 2020 courses.

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Nathan Dyck (baritone) is winner of the 2020 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, held on March 17

Baritone Nathan Dyck winner of 15th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

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).

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