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Student Profiles – Peter Dueck

Current CMU student Peter Dueck, who will graduate in 2012 with a four-year BA in Biblical and Theological Studies with a Philosophy minor, says his practicum experience was beneficial in a number of ways.

Dueck completed his practicum assignment during 2010-2011 as a Grade 7/8 teacher aid at St. Aidan’s Christian School, a private Christian school in Winnipeg that accepts students who are no longer welcome or no longer feel safe in the public school system. There, he tutored students while serving as a positive male role model for them, many of whom had none. 

“My placement challenged me to think seriously about the role of a Christian institution in a non-Christian neighbourhood, and what that role should be,” says Dueck, who is currently volunteering at the school once a week during his last year at CMU.

Dueck says his practicum complemented his academic studies and helped prepare him for an education role. However, he adds that his practicum was also about growing personally and professionally.

“CMU, as a whole, has taught me less about what I should do professionally and more about daily experience and how to work my way through it,” he shares. “CMU and my practicum experience guided me along the journey of discovery within the world; I have developed a greater understanding of how to live and work as a disciple of Christ.”

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Sheila Klassen-Wiebe – Passionate about the Bible

Sheila Klassen-Wiebe
Associate Professor of New Testament
Interview Date: September 4, 2011

In this interview, Sheila Klassen-Wiebe shares with David Balzer – host of Sunday@CMU Radio, how she came to dedicate her life and passion to studying the Bible.  She also casts a vision for how crucial understanding the Biblical story is for Christians who seek to understand themselves.

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Alumni Profiles – Alexandria Eikelboom (CMU ’11)

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This video features Alexandria Eikelboom at In Gratitude, April 16, 2011, a graduation weekend event that celebrates CMU graduates by inviting class members to share their experiences through spoken word or musical performance.  The event brings together family members, graduates, students, faculty and staff.

Alexandria Eikelboom
Bachelor of Arts, Honours, 4 year, Majors: Biblical and Theological Studies, Psychology

Video Production: Laura Tait, Communications & Media Student (2011)

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Kate Landis-Funk – Doubt and Faith

Kate Landis-Funk
CMU graduate 2011
Interview Date: April 25, 2011

In this interview, David Balzer – host of Sunday@CMU Radio, speaks with Kate Landis-Funk about her journey of faith that was large enough for doubt.  It’s a compelling story of meeting God while writing papers.

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Kevin Derksen – Reflections on Vocational Journey

Kevin Derksen
CMU Alumnus
Pastor Team, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs ON.
Interview Date: November 11th & 17th, 2010.

In this two-part interview, David Balzer-host of Sunday@CMU Radio, catches up with Kevin to talk about his journey to his present vocation.  Kevin also reflects on challenges and learning experiences in transitioning from CMU to the McMaster University environment.

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Norm Dyck – Alumnus Reflects on Mission of the Church

Norm Dyck
CMU Alumnus
Executive Secretary of Church Engagement at Mennonite Church Canada (2010)
Interview Date: October 3, 2010

In this two-part interview, David Balzer – host of Sunday@CMU Radio, speaks with Norm about his view of the church and what it means for churches in the West and engage others around the world.

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