CMU Student Council (Shaftesbury Campus)
CMU Student Council (CMUSC) is the student organization that represents all Shaftesbury Campus undergraduate students. Its mandate is to help promote the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical welfare of all members of the student body. CMUSC and its various committees fulfills this mandate by discussing and responding to student issues, setting policies, and providing leadership for a variety of student activities, events, and forums. All CMU students are eligible to serve on Student Council committees. Elections for the Executive, Directors, and most Student Representative positions are held in the winter semester for the following academic year.
CMU Student Council 2012-2013
- President (Brent Retzlaff) - chairs all meetings and oversees all aspects of CMUSC.
- Vice President Advocacy (David Epp) - represents students at various meetings of faculty, staff, and the CMU Board of Governors together with the Menno Simons College student representative as well as performing the duties of the President when he/she is unable to do so.
- Vice President Activities (Jenna Dyck) - responsible for various tasks which involve planning and facilitating student activities and events. The VP Activities is also responsible for running CMUSC elections and referendums. Also sits on Community Council.
- Vice President Operations (Ethan Heidebrecht) - responsible for all financial accounts and business ventures (Blaurock Café) of CMUSC.
- Vice President Communications (Raya Cornelson) - takes and posts minutes of meetings and forums. Responsible for keeping students informed of events and other student council related information. Also chairs the Communications Committee.
- Arts and Entertainment (to be elected in fall) - educate, promote, and organize activities for the student body in the areas of the fine and performing arts.
- Faith in Life (Danielle Bailey, Katie Wiebe) - develop and implement activities that will nurture Christian character and community at CMU; Directors also sit on the Chapel Planning Committee.
- International Student Committee (Sheralynn Neff, Sean Savares) - work to raise awareness of the presence of the international community on campus and the issues that this community faces during their time at CMU.
- Peace and Sustainability (Allison Goerzen, Laura Hildebrand) - plan and promote activities, which draw students into dialogue, action, reflection, and prayer on issues of peace, social and environmental concerns.
- Print and Social Media (Matthew Veith, Justin Rempel) - promote and publish student writing and art through the student newspaper The Doxa and other student-generated publications. The Director of Publications is also responsible for maintaining the Wittenberg Door (a public avenue for students to voice opinions and concerns).
- Social Activities (Janelle Plett, Amber Neufeld) - provide opportunities for the CMU community to meet socially. This includes helping the Student Life Department plan banquets and planning orientation week activities.
- Sports and Recreation (Nick Bergen, Markus Goertzen) - plan and promote activities, which draw students into healthy, active lifestyles and which allow for fellowship and fun. The Director of Sports and Recreation is also a member of the CMU Athletics Committee.
- Witness through Service (Christina Bueckert, Arlana Muller) - raise awareness and facilitate involvement in witness through voluntary service opportunities for students.
- Yearbook (Angela Neufeld) - compile and publish the CMU yearbook.
- First-year student representatives (to be elected in fall)
- Graduating student representative (to be elected in fall)
The Blaurock Café is student run, student owned. The Blaurock is owned by CMUSC and is managed by a team of students who are chosen and affirmed by CMUSC. These Managers are:
- Finance Manager (Jim Chang)
- Human Resource Manager (Merridy Peters)
- Operations Manager (Jaqueline Sookermany)
- Marketing Manager (Kathleen Klippenstien)