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Anti-racism webinar panel reunites teaching force behind Outtatown South Africa; draws +200 viewers

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Two weeks ago, former Outtatown South Africa leader Paul Peters and current CMU graduate student Justin Eisinga put their heads together. They had access to a network of highly experienced, educated leaders with intimate understanding of the evil—violent, systemic racism—which has rocked North America in its unveiling over recent weeks through media documentation of police brutality. The only question was how best to mobilize those resources.

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Plans for Fall 2020 at CMU (video)

Posted in Video  •  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

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CMU's Neil Weisensel, Adjunct Professor of Music and composer of the new opera <i>Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North</i>

Production Update: Neil Weisensel’s Li Keur, Riel’s Heart of the North

Posted in News Releases  •  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Two CMU Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies (PACTS) students will assist completion of Indigenous Language pronunciation database essential to new opera.

CMU's Neil Weisensel, Adjunct Professor of Music and composer of the new opera Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North, has hired two CMU students to learn and assist on the opera's production team as they move towards the show's first staged production in 2021. Senior PACTS students Bryna Link of Peguis First Nation and Hannah Connelly of Saskatchewan will take on the roles of Communications Assistant and Production Assistant respectively.

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CMU Outtatown program suspended for 2020-21

Posted in News Releases  •  Tuesday, July 7, 2020 @ 1:13 PM

CMU regrets to announce that the Outtatown Discipleship School program has been suspended for the 2020-21 program year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Outtatown's priority is the safety of its students, staff, and involved communities. The health risks and challenges that COVID-19 poses to a cohort-based travel program, such as physical distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the uncertainty of a second wave of the virus, mean the program is unable to proceed.

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Statement regarding the joint CMU/MB Seminary program

Posted in News Releases  •  Tuesday, July 7, 2020 @ 1:05 PM

Dear students in the joint CMU/MB Seminary program, 

You likely have heard that for reasons of financial exigency MB Seminary (MBS) informed CMU this spring of the Seminary's decision to withdraw from the Affiliation Agreement between MB Seminary and CMU and to do so by May 31, 2021. In withdrawing from this Agreement, MB Seminary will cease to invest in 1.5 faculty positions at CMU, those of Andrew Dyck (1.0) and Pierre Gilbert (0.5; Gilbert 's other half position always has been connected only to CMU and is not affected by the MBS change).

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