CMU’s Music department is one of its strongest faculties, and even if you’re not in it, you can tell. Music permeates CMU culture. The university’s choirs, which are open to students of all programs, are always full. The weekly recitals given by students taking independent applied music studies, say in voice or piano or saxophone, are always well attended by students of every bent. We sing in Chapel, we sing at Wednesday Night Worship, our student body comprises dozens of independent little bands and singer-songwriter acts that play regular gigs both locally and inter-provincially.
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In February, CMU had the privilege of hosting Dr. Henry Janzen, a research scientist in soil biochemistry at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. His studies focus on how different farming techniques impact prairie ecosystems. His extensive research in nitrogen and carbon flows allows him to work on and participate in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Recently Dr. Janzen has expanded his field of study to include socio-ecological issues, which include finding ways to create sustainable farming methods which encourage biodiversity, allow the conversation of soils, the wise use of energy, and creating a harmonious community.
As the north side of CMU began to transform into a very Christmas-like place, the sense of anticipation about Christmas at CMU became more and more real. Since this is my first year being part of the CMU community, I really didn’t understand why there was so much preparation for and excitement about this event. The day arrived and there was excitement and Christmas spirit in the air.
I had the opportunity to be part of the Face2Face event “Restorative Justice: Soft on Crime or Building Community Security?” The air was filled with excitement as the host presented the speakers who would tell us about their experiences with restorative justice.
During the week of Nov. 3–7, 2014, we had the opportunity of hosting Pastor Ryan Dueck from Lethbridge, Alberta, on our campus for our Pastor in Residence Week, which takes place once each semester. During his stay with us, Pastor Ryan spoke at our weekly forum (a gathering which discusses different topics throughout the year, from sex trafficking to social media), preached at both of our chapel services, gave a session on blogging, and held two lunches, one for students interested in vocational ministry, and the other for all the CMU student leaders (student council, RAs, CAs, etc.). Pastor Ryan was also available throughout the week for students to sit down with him one on one in a less formal setting and ask him questions or simply talk things out about issues that had been on their minds.