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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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2020 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

Posted in Photo Galleries  •  Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

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Outtatown site stranded in Guatemala hopeful for speedy repatriation

Posted in News Releases  •  Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 3:18 PM

While main campus and government officials work together to bring the group home, 36 students, six leaders, and two program staff wait patiently in Guatemala, putting the semester's lessons to the test.

Since early January, CMU's Outtatown Discipleship School 2019/20 cohort have been travelling in Guatemala. Initially scheduled to return April 2, the team booked early flights back to Canada last weekend, amid the swiftly evolving conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nathan Dueck at Dirk Willems' Pond

Pilgrimage to Dirk Willems’ Pond: Student visits famed site during Reading Week abroad

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance, and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us." Hebrews 12:1

Nathan Dueck is finishing his third year of a four-year interdisciplinary BA, majoring in History of Western Thought. Nathan hopes to attend law school after graduation next year. This February, Nathan spent his Reading Week exploring the Netherlands and UK by bicycle, with his friend and roommate Noah Curle. Dueck says for him, the highlight of the week was a day-pilgrimage to Dirk Willems' Pond, near Utrecht:

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March 20 COVID-19 update for the CMU community

Posted in News Releases  •  Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 5:25 PM

Much of the world is in a state of emergency and is working and living collectively to stop the spread of COVID-19. As of 11:00 AM today, the Province of Manitoba declared a state of emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, present CMU activity and operations are subject to the context of emergency provisions.

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