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MCC peace contest winner builds on food generosity

MCC peace contest winner builds on food generosity

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 11:20 AM

The winning speech in the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest says food can be a tool for peacebuilding if Jesus' invitation to join the feast is accepted.

Danika Warkentin, a student at Canadian Mennonite University, won the binational intercollegiate contest for students at Anabaptist colleges and universities that is administered by Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Guiding Questions: Chris Klassen

Posted in Audio  •  Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

Stuck with too many questions at the end of a degree? Chris Klassen (CMU '15) talks with Jonas about the value of questions, and who should answer which ones. Jonas learns: don't ask cyclists about barriers to cycling.

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Theme Music: Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345 Ft: Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, Alex Beroza

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Levi Klassen co-authored In vitro and in vivo efficacy of Tecovirimat against a recently emerged 2022 Monkeypox virus isolate, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine in November 2022.

CMU biology major co-authors paper published in landmark science journal

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 4:44 PM

Levi Klassen's (CMU '22) second week working at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) changed abruptly and without warning, pitching him into an expedited project running from May to November researching and analyzing treatments for the recent outbreak of mpox (the disease formerly known as monkeypox).  

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Dr. Sunder John Boopalan, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Sunder John Boopalan

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 4:33 PM

Dr. Sunder John Boopalan, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, has taught at CMU since 2020.

Where or how do students give you hope?

I got into this business precisely because of that. Every day, students give me hope. Sometimes stuff happens in the classroom—I call it a change in plot. You walk in and you think, I know how the story is going to play out...and what I think we sometimes take for granted is that actually a person's place in the story can change the plot of the story. I think that's the place where students give me the most hope, because each of those persons sitting there with me in the classroom can change the outcome of the conversation. That open-ended plot of any interpersonal encounter gives me the greatest hope, and students do that all the time.

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Two CMU alumni prove the value of creative veterinary care

Two CMU alumni prove the value of creative veterinary care

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 10:51 AM

The first veterinary college was created in response to a cattle plague decimating southern France in the middle of the 18th century. Though microbiology had not yet been established as a concrete area of study, the first veterinary scientists worked tirelessly in search of a remedy, and within a few years, the plague was controlled, the cattle population was revived, and France resumed economic stability.

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