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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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A message from the president: Fall 2021 plans  

The CMU learning community has been amazing all year in collectively honouring one another's health, safety, and well-being. I'm deeply grateful to all CMU students, staff, and faculty for sharing so much good learning, laughter, care, and generosity in the midst of all that's been awkward and hard.

For the upcoming school year starting September 2021, CMU is planning for primarily in-person classes, with some accommodation via hybrid/online formats where needed. As it has over the past 12 months, CMU is following the guidelines put forth by Manitoba Health.

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Katie Doke Sawatzky won NYC Midnights' second annual 250-word Microfiction Challenge with her short story,

CMU alumna wins international writing competition with short story

With only 24 hours to write a short story from concept to completion, some writers might buckle under the pressure. But not Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU '10). The CMU alumna won NYC Midnight's second annual 250-word Microfiction Challenge, chosen for first place out of more than 5,400 other contestants from around the world.

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The 2021 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition winners (clockwise from top-left): Johanna Klassen (voice), Georgeanne Van Helden (piano), Michelle Fast (voice), and Georg Neuhofer (piano)

Dual winners mark the 16th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

For the past 16 years, the CMU School of Music hosts the Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition for music students capable of performing at a high skill level. It is a time, as adjudicator Henrietta Schellenberg puts it, "of comradery and competition for music students, a chance to bring their art to the public, a jewel in the life of the musical calendar at CMU."

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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.

Apr

21

Wednesday Webinar | Live and Thrive on Campus

At CMU, we believe that learning happens best within community. Tune in to learn why you should move into dorm!

4:00 PM

Online

registration & info

Apr

22

CommonWord Virtual Book Launch | Growing a Generous Church with Lori Guenther Reesor

Lori Guenther Reesor's superpower is helping churches talk about money. A veteran of church basement conversations, the author created Peach Blossom Church inspired by the faithful donors she has met in her research and consulting practice.

6:30 PM

online

registration & info

Apr

28

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

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 and more info

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