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CMU announces changes to senior administration team

CMU announces changes to senior administration team

Posted in News Releases  •  Tuesday, May 4, 2021 @ 2:16 PM

CMU is pleased to announce new placements within its senior administration team with Charlie Peronto as the Dean of Student Life and John Unger as the Vice President, Vice President, Administration & Finance.

Charlie Peronto – Effective July 1, Peronto will begin as Dean of Student Life. This follows exemplary work as Director, Student Life in 2020-21. Peronto previously served as CMU Residence Director for six years. Earlier work as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Steinbach MB Church and as Seniors and Indigenous Peoples Activity Coordinator with the Churchill Regional Health Authority also prepared Peronto for this role, given involvement with young adults and others coming from diverse backgrounds and faith homes.

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Sunday@CMU: May 2021

Posted in Audio  •  Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Theme: Gathered at the Table

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are rebroadcasting a series of meditations by Kathy McCamis. Kathy is Associate Pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, and she is an alumna of CMU's Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. Her series explores with whom Jesus ate and talked, and who we welcome to our table.

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MBCI teach Raymon Rempel (far right) has engaged his students in a critical review of the MB Confession of Faith with the help of Dr. Paul Doerksen and Dr. Andrew Dyck from Canadian Mennonite University

High school teacher partners with CMU faculty on project

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 11:24 AM

High school teacher Ramon Rempel has assigned his Bible class at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute a unique assignment—to critically evaluate and engage the 119-year-old Mennonite Brethren (MB) Confession of faith.

The confession, first adopted by North American Mennonite settlers from Russia in 1902, has been revised and rewritten numerous times (as recently as 1999) and consists of 18 articles in total, all of which range topically from the nature of God and evil to marriage, baptism, and nonresistance. Lately, another revision has been proposed within the Canadian MB Conference to revise article eight ("Christian Baptism"). Delegates from MB churches will decide on the proposal this June 2021.

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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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