And just like that, it’s the beginning of another year at CMU! The leaves in Assiniboine Park are turning all sorts of lovely colours, Fall@CMU is right around the corner, and planners are excitedly being filled with assignment due dates. Welcome back everyone! This year is going to be a good one, I can feel it.
I should probably introduce myself, as I’ll be the primary blogger for #myCMUlife this year!
Hello! My name is Chloe Friesen, and I’m a third year Communications and Media student here at CMU. But there’s much more to me than my area of studies (although I do have a passion for Comm and Media, that’s for sure). So, here are 10 Fun Facts About Me:
- I was born and raised in Morden, Manitoba. Home of the Corn and Apple Festival, giant aquatic dinosaur statues, and the cutest downtown you ever did see! I love Winnipeg, but I’ll always be a small-town prairie girl at heart.
- As you can likely guess from my last name, I grew up in the Mennonite tradition. I’ve loved the opportunities I’ve been given to explore my heritage here at CMU, yet, I still don’t like perogies…
- This year you’ll find me living in the Katherine Friesen apartments, but I lived in good ol’ Poetcker Hall during my first year. Being a residence student has definitely shaped my university experience for the better, and CMU truly feels like home!
- My favourite thing about living in Winnipeg is my proximity to Stella’s Café (I’ll take the Mexican Breakfast, please…).
- I’m on the volleyball team here at CMU (GO BLAZERS!) and love being a student-athlete!
- My favourite study-spot on campus is at Folio Café. And speaking of Folio…
- I LOVE COFFEE. You know how everyone says that you’ll start drinking coffee in university and then never stop? Yeah. That’s entirely true. My go-to order at any coffee shop is a half-sweet vanilla latte (order one at Folio, you won’t be disappointed).
- I attended the Canadian School of Peacebuilding in the summer of 2018 and explored the role that art can play in peacebuilding efforts, in a course called “Arts-Based Approaches to Peacebuilding.” It was an invaluable experience, and I find myself applying the lessons I learned in every class I’ve taken since!
- I have a tattoo of a carrot on my inner right ankle. It symbolizes being rooted in the Lord, growth, and my enthusiastic love for vegetables and gardening.
- Instagram is my favourite social-media platform, and you might see me take over the CMU Admissions story once in a while (@cmu_admissions)!
Thanks for reading! I’m looking forward to giving you an inside look into life at CMU this year, because it’s pretty great, I’d say!