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 2016-17
- President (Alyssa Lord) – chairs all meetings and oversees all aspects of CMUSC.
- Vice President Advocacy (Amanda Dueck) – 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 (Rebecca Harris) – 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 (Neil Peters) – responsible for all financial accounts and business ventures (Blaurock Café) of CMUSC.
- Vice President Communications (Edina-lil Preteau) – 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 (Esther Hardy, Tara Schmidt) – educate, promote, and organize activities for the student body in the areas of the fine and performing arts.
- Faith in Life (Anna Epp, Laura Carr-Pries) – develop and implement activities that will nurture Christian character and community at CMU; rep on the Chapel Planning Committee.
- International Student Committee (Klodiana Dedgjoni) – raises awareness of the presence of the international community on campus and the issues that these students might face at CMU.
- Peace and Sustainability (Marta Bunnett, Willow Dyck, Rebecca Penner) – plan and promote activities, which draw students into dialogue, action, reflection, and prayer on issues of peace, social and environmental concerns.
- DOXA Editors (Ayla Manning, Emily Wiebe) – promotes and publishes student writing, art, and other student-generated publications; maintains the Wittenberg Door (a public avenue for students to voice opinions and concerns).
- Social Activities (Alex Wilson, Emily-Ann Doerksen) – provide opportunities for the CMU community to meet socially; helps Student Life plan orientation week events and banquets.
- Sports and Recreation (Kalynn Dornn, Justin Jutzi) – plans and promotes activities, which draw students into healthy, active lifestyles and which allow for fellowship and fun; rep on Athletics Committee.
- Witness through Service (Emily Hiebert) – raises awareness and facilitates involvement in witness through voluntary service opportunities for students.
- Yearbook Editor (Rebecca Harris) – compiles and publishes the CMU yearbook.
- Wittenberg Radio (Nolan Kehler) – produces a regular internet broadcast to discuss community issues.
- First-year student representatives (TBA) – represent the interests of first year students.
- Graduating student representative (TBA) – acts as a liason and organizer between the current graduating class and CMU.
The Blaurock Café is owned by CMUSC and managed by students who are affirmed by CMUSC. The team includes:
- Purchasing & Finance Manager (Vanessa Gretsinger)
- Human Resource Manager (vacant)
- Day-to-Day Operations (Sarah Otten)
- Marketing Manager (Matt Dyck)
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