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Bertha von Suttner; A life of Peace - Concert and Exhibit

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Bertha von Suttner, born in 1843, was in many ways ahead of her times. As an avid pacifist, this remarkable woman was the figurehead of a world-wide peace movement. She relentlessly fought nationalist fanaticism, aggressive militarism, anti-Semitism and recognized the dangers of hate breeding. As a writer and lecturer, she inspired her friend and benefactor Alfred Nobel to create a Peace Prize. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for her most famous novel “Lay Down your Arms”.   

“The Loss of History: Memory, Humanity and Peace after 1971” with Yasmin Saikia

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Yasmin Saikia

Dr. Yasmin Saikia is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Her recent book Women, War and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 (2011) has won numerous awards and been the subject of an international speaking tour.

K-W & Area Alumni Event

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm
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BBQ Alumni Event - Brubacher House, UW Campus

All K-W and surrounding area alumni are invited to a family friendly Commie Supper Alumni BBQ at the Brubacher House. Join Grebel's spring term students and our Brubacher House hosts, Jacquie & Karl Reimer for tours and fellowship.

Niagara Alumni and Friends Event

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

All Niagara area alumni and friends (Parents, former parents, donors, board members etc) are invited to join us for our Niagara reunion event on May 24th, 2014. The event will be held at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. 

Sound in the Land 2014 Festival/Conference - Music and the Environment

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm to Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:10 am
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Sound in the Land 2014 will explore music and the environment while discovering new Mennonite perspectives.

Mennofolk Concert

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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Concerts at 3pm and 7pm

Featuring:

The Buffleheads (Lyle Friesen, Tim Bergen, Bob Janzen) Elise Epp Second Wind Bonnie Brett - Mark Hartman Jazz Duo Quiet in the Land (Dan Root and Judith Dyck) The Land (Simon Neufeld and Judith Klassen) Dan Kruger Bryan Moyer Suderman

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Sonic Convergences

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 8:00 pm
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Orchestral Music by:

Larry Warkentin Janet Peachey Carol Ann Weaver Caroline Bordignon

with Waterloo Chamber Players (Orchestra)

Ben Bolt-Martin, conductor

Multimedia Music

"Earth Songs" by Cecilia Kim with Korean traditional players and projected visuals

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Kalahari Journey

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 8:00 pm
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Music, Sounds and Visuals from Africa

African traditional songs

Festival Choir with Mark Vourinen, conductor University Choir with Gerald Yun, conductor

African-influenced music with

Carol Ann Weaver and Rebecca Campbell

Keynote Address

"Hearing Songs from the Earth - Kalahari Soundscapes and Visuals"

by Gus and Margie Mills

Dawn Concert

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 7:00 am
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with music on the lake by R. Murray Schafer

also music by Jennifer Butler and Emily Doolittle

Featuring

Peg Evans, soprano Mary Wing, flute Tilly Kooyman, clarinet Debra Lacoste, trumpet Karen Ages, oboe

and Mino Ode Kwewak N'gamowak (the Good Hearted Women Singers)

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Choral Concert

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Waterloo Inter - Mennonite Children's Choir
Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh, conductor

Rockway Collegiate Concert Combo
Marlys Neufeldt, conductor

TACTUS Choral Ensemble
Catherine Robertson, conductor

Grebel Gamelan
​Maisie Sum, conductor

Festival Choir
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Grand Opening of the Next Chapter Building Project

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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Join the Grebel community as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our building project. Come for tours, visiting, and a reception!

     -Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Lebold Banquet

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Ralph and Eileen Lebold

Ralph and Eileen Lebold Endowment for Leadership Training Banquet 2014


Our Present Future: Being an Intercultural Learning Community

Roberson Mbayamvula - Pastor at Hagerman Mennonite Church, Markham

For tickets, please contact Alison Enns at 519-885-0220 x24217 or aenns@uwaterloo.ca Tickets are $50/person ($25 receiptable).

Taste of Grebel

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Taste of Grebel

All families and friends of Grebel Fall 2014 Residents and Associates are invited to an open house!

The event will feature interactive family fun showcasing student life, followed by a BBQ chicken dinner (donations appreciated) and square dance. The event will run from 2:00pm - 9:00pm.

Grebel's Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Conrad Grebel University College, is holding its Annual General Meeting in the Great Hall. The community is welcome to attend and learn about the activity at Grebel this past year.

Eby Lecture - Dr. Derek Suderman

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Dr. Derek Suderman

Grebel's very own professor, Dr. Derek Suderman will be presenting this year's Eby Lecture in Conrad Grebel's chapel on Friday October 24, 2014 at 7:30pm.

Bechtel Lecture - Dr. Jeff Gundy

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Dr. Jeff Gundy

Dr. Jeff Gundy will be presenting the Bechtel lectures this year on Thursday and Friday November 13th and 14th. Reception to follow the lecture on Thursday.

Spirituality and Aging Seminar

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

The speaker for 2014 is Dr. Kenneth Pargament an internationally renowned researcher in the area of spirituality and health. In particular his research has explored religion, spirituality and coping during times of loss and crisis.

Dr. Pargament is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green University in Ohio and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health of the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Registration for this event will open in September 2014.

Bechtel Lecture - Dr. Jeff Gundy

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Dr. Jeff Gundy

Dr. Jeff Gundy will be presenting the Bechtel lectures this year on Thursday and Friday November 13th and 14th. Reception to follow the lecture on Thursday.

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Grebel's 50th Anniversary Weekend promo

Multimedia Videos

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Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.