News archive - January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Archivist Compiles Mennonite Stories of the First World War

Cn 1916, when Berlin, Ontario changed its name to Kitchener, Mennonite diarist Susannah Cressman wrote, “Such is the wisdom of our…town fathers who are making [military contract] money out of it.” That same year preacher U. K. Weber persuaded his congregation to adopt the name “First Mennonite Church” to avoid naming the church after “warlord” Kitchener. In 1918, Mennonite conscientious objector Joseph Smith worried that he would be court-martialed.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Grebel Gamelan will Inspire Mennonite Church Service

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11:00 AM,  the Grebel Gamelan will be playing at Rockway Mennonite Church, 32 Weber Street West in Kitchener. This is a Balinese gamelan directed by UW/Grebel Ethnomusicology professor Maisie Sum and professional Balinese gamelan player Dewa Made Suparta, with Grebel players.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Electric Vehicle Charger is open for business at Conrad Grebel

WATERLOO, ON -- Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to announce that thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Waterloo Region's Community Environmental Fund, the first electric vehicle charging station on the University of Waterloo campus is up and running! Available to the public, the aim of this project is to increase consumer use of electric vehicles. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Grebel will host Bruce Cockburn Concert for 50th Anniversary

WATERLOO, ON -- Canadian music icon, Bruce Cockburn, is kicking off a seven city Ontario tour with a solo concert at the Humanities Theatre at the University of Waterloo on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

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