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CMU announces changes to senior administration team

CMU is pleased to announce new placements within its senior administration team with Charlie Peronto as the Dean of Student Life and John Unger as the Vice President, Vice President, Administration & Finance.

Charlie Peronto – Effective July 1, Peronto will begin as Dean of Student Life. This follows exemplary work as Director, Student Life in 2020-21. Peronto previously served as CMU Residence Director for six years. Earlier work as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Steinbach MB Church and as Seniors and Indigenous Peoples Activity Coordinator with the Churchill Regional Health Authority also prepared Peronto for this role, given involvement with young adults and others coming from diverse backgrounds and faith homes.

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Sunday@CMU

Sunday@CMU: May 2021

Theme: Gathered at the Table

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are rebroadcasting a series of meditations by Kathy McCamis. Kathy is Associate Pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, and she is an alumna of CMU's Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. Her series explores with whom Jesus ate and talked, and who we welcome to our table.

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MBCI teach Raymon Rempel (far right) has engaged his students in a critical review of the MB Confession of Faith with the help of Dr. Paul Doerksen and Dr. Andrew Dyck from Canadian Mennonite University

High school teacher partners with CMU faculty on project

High school teacher Ramon Rempel has assigned his Bible class at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute a unique assignment—to critically evaluate and engage the 119-year-old Mennonite Brethren (MB) Confession of faith.

The confession, first adopted by North American Mennonite settlers from Russia in 1902, has been revised and rewritten numerous times (as recently as 1999) and consists of 18 articles in total, all of which range topically from the nature of God and evil to marriage, baptism, and nonresistance. Lately, another revision has been proposed within the Canadian MB Conference to revise article eight ("Christian Baptism"). Delegates from MB churches will decide on the proposal this June 2021.

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Spring at CMU 2021: a virtual fundraiser in support of CMU

If you missed the April 13 premiere of the Spring at CMU program, you can still watch the program. Enjoy:
      • Stories from CMU, including the voices of students, faculty, alumni, and others
      • A spotlight on Science at CMU: "Can you spot a good scientist in a crowd?"
      • CMU Singers premiere Breathe by Leonard Enns, commissioned by the CMBC class of 1970
      • Some campus humour

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Helping newcomers find home: Codi Guenther (BA ’08, Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies) and Diana Epp-Fransen (BA ’03, Biblical and Theological Studies)

CMU alumni guide Canadian newcomers in the search for affordable housing

CMU alumni Codi Guenther (BA '08, Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies) and Diana Epp-Fransen (BA '03, Biblical and Theological Studies) are aiding newcomers to Canada by guiding them in the search for affordable housing.

Having worked as executive director for New Journey Housing for nearly 12 years, Guenther describes the work as broad ranging, involving everything from filing income tax so that newcomers have access to child benefit taxes, GST cheques, and subsidized housing, to teaching workshops on home rental and home purchasing, financing, budgeting, and investing.

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Upcoming Events

CommonWord is open limited hours for in-store shopping; rest of CMU campus is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre is now open for in-person shopping, from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Monday–Friday. Call 204.594.0524 upon arrival for store entry.

May

5

Wednesday Webinar | Ready, set, register!

At last; it's time to register for classes! If you have applied and have been admitted for the Fall 2021 semester, this webinar is for you!

4:00 PM

Online

registration & info

May

12

Wednesday Webinar | Get to know your professors!

Many of us have heard it said that a trusting teacher-learner relationship improves memory and learning. In this upcoming webinar you will get to know a few of our friendly faculty.

4:00 PM

Online

registration & info

May

19

Wednesday Webinar | Money Matters

Paying for university can feel quite overwhelming, and we want to help in whatever ways we can. This includes financial help through our scholarships, bursaries, and grants, as well as helpful tips for finding financial aid beyond CMU.

4:00 PM

online

registration & info

May

24

Victoria Day

CMU closed

May

26

Virtual Open House

Join us for an online tour of CMU's campus, live questions and answers with our Admissions team, and a chance to hear from faculty and current students.

4:00 PM

Online

registration & info

Jun

2

Wednesday Webinar | What are CMU grads doing?

Ever wondered what kind of career you’d like after university? We bet you have. And it’s completely understandable if this all seems quite uncertain to you right now. A variety of CMU grads will help you envision where your CMU degree can take you.

4:00 PM

online

registration & info

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