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Student leadership offers new opportunities

For this blog entry I was to write about being in a leadership role at CMU, and the first thing I thought was, “How am I going to fit it all in?! There is so much to say!” Because really, being involved in leadership is such an encompassing (and important!) aspect of student life. As a high school student I loved being on Student Council and planning events, so I immediately felt the need to find similar committees once I got to university, and I found them—plus so much more!

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Living in residence: A rich and stimulating experience

One of the best parts of studying at CMU has little to do with studying: community. Because of the smaller size of the campus, it is almost impossible not to find yourself becoming involved in a vibrant and diverse group of people. And so it comes as no surprise that living in residence is a rich and stimulating experience.

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Christmas at CMU

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.

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Exploring restorative justice at Face2Face event


Clock-wise from top left: Bob Chrismas, Jae-Young Lee, and Lisa Phommarath

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.

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Conversations with a Pastor in Residence

Ryan.DueckDuring 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.

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