Friday, September 28
Sibling Visit Day
All day | Shaftesbury Campus
- Current CMU students invite their Grade 9-12 sibling or cousin to spend the day at CMU with them! Registration on the Campus Visit Day webpage will begin after August 16.
7:00 - 8:30 PM | Laudamus Auditorium
- Blazer Awards. Celebrate with the recipients of CMU's Blazer Awards. Bill Janzen (CMBC 1966-1967), Sarah Klassen (MBBC '62), Patrice Nagant (CMU '01), and Bonita Sawatzky (CMBC 1981-1982) will be presented with CMU's Distinguished Alumni Blazer Award. CMU's Distinguished Community Service Blazer Award will be presented to Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company.
- Coming Home: Eating as a Doxological Act. Terry Mierau (CMBC '94), an opera singer turned farmer, and Kenton Lobe (CMBC '95), who spends summers farming and winters teaching about just and sustainable food systems, consider how more bodily engagement with the acts of growing and preparing of food might transform the ways in which we offer thanks and praise to God. Join them for a lively exploration through story and song.
Volleyball: CMU Blazers vs. University of Winnipeg Wesmen
7:30 - 9:00 PM | Loewen Athletic Centre
- Cheer on the CMU Men's Volleyball team as they play the University of Winnipeg in a preseason game.
Reception (hosted by the Alumni Office)
9:00 PM | Great Hall
- The Alumni Office invites you to a reception following CMU Presents. Take the opportunity to reconnect with friends, congratulate the award recipients, and chat with the presenters.
Saturday, September 29
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | North Campus
- Registration begins at 9:30 AM
- 5 Races (A, B, C, Kids & Open)
- Save $10 when you register online at mennocross.ca. Race Day registration costs: MCA member racers $30; Citizen (unlicensed) racers $20; CMU students and Children (10 and under) are free.
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Tent, North Campus
1:00 - 3:00 PM | Shaftesbury Campus
- Catch up with former classmates. Reunions are being planned for various years. For reunion itineraries click on the link or contact the Alumni Office.
Celebrating the Classes of 1962
1:30 - 2:30 PM | Large Boardroom
- Alumni from the 50-yr classes are on campus for their golden reunions. We're looking forward to introducing them to you. Come and become acquainted with these amazing alumni.
Alumni Choir has been CANCELLED
3:00 - 4:00 PM | Loewen Athletic Centre
- Add your voice to the CMU Alumni Choir conducted by CMU's music faculty. The choir will contribute to the Opening Program Saturday evening. Please let us know you're coming.
3:00 - 5:00 PM | "Back 40"
- Featuring musicians from on and off campus, the MPK Folkfest is a student tradition going back to 2005 and a key part of Student Life fall events. Held in the "Back 40" surrounded by the Assiniboine Forest, bands are featured on a rustic stage and cheered on by students and alumni. Band announcements will be made early September.
3:00 - 5:00 PM | Shaftesbury Campus
- Games for Children and Bouncy House
- Campus Tours
- Pie Bake-Off & Silent Auction
CMU Class Samplers
4:00 - 4:30 PM & 4:45 - 5:15 PM | North Campus
Sample a CMU class. Three faculty members are offering a taste of subjects they teach. There are three topics from which to choose, offered in back-to-back time slots.
Deep Down on the Edge | Irma Fast Dueck | Room B126
- In August, a group of students from CMU explored the wild physical, social and theological Christian landscapes in Great Britain; landscape where the line between the physical and the spiritual is paper thin. For centuries, the margins of the church have been a place where Christians have more faithfully been able to discern the call of Christ. Come hear stories and reflections from these encounters at the edge.
It's Not Magic, It's Science! | John Brubacher and Candice Viddal | Lab C25
- Come out for a fun-filled science extravaganza! Watch us ignite metal with water, generate visible sound waves, burn sugar with acid, make elephant toothpaste, blow big bubbles, synthesize slime, and even turn some old pennies into "gold".
Difficult Conversations with Joshua | Gordon Matties | Room B132
- In an age when ethnic nationalism continues to give rise to conflict and war, we dare not avoid critical engagement with biblical texts that have been used to justify colonialism, conquest, occupation, and ethnic cleansing. Building on the idea of Scripture as dialogue partner, Professor Gordon Matties advocates for the book of Joshua even as he engages in a difficult conversation with it.
5:30 - 6:45 PM | Tent | By donation
- Eating together is a great part of CMU's community life. Enjoy supper together with friends new and old. Available by donation
CMU Farm Tour
5:30 PM | Meet at the Farm
- The farmers invite you to interact with them as they show you around the CMU Farm.
7:00 - 8:30 PM | Loewen Athletic Centre
- Participate in the celebration of the beginning of another school year. The service will feature CMU choirs, student sharing, and the Interim-President's address.