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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Students Prepare to Battle for the Inter-College Cup

Students playing games in Renison atrium

As a new term began, students flocked back to campus, just like our resident geese. However, those living on the other side of Laurel Creek were preparing not only for a new term of studies, but to put skill and perseverance to the test. That’s right, the Inter-College Cup has been revived for another year of lively competition and community-building across the Affiliated University Colleges and Institutions of the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

“Nunsense” musical production comes to Grebel

Aha! Productions and Grebel Present Nunsense, off-broadway's heavenly hit musical.

Conrad Grebel University College presents Nunsense, an off-Broadway hit musical comedy (Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin), running February 20-23, 2020. Nunsense follows the misadventures of a group of nuns as they work together to fundraise for the burial of their fellow sisters following a tragic cooking accident. It is fitting then, that this comical tale is presented as a fundraising effort for the Fill the Table campaign at Grebel.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Visiting the Prairies Through Compositions

Karen Sunabaka and Darryl Friesen

From the Prairies: The Solo Piano Music of Karen Sunabacka received warm applause from the full audience at Conrad Grebel University College's first Noon Hour Concert of the season on January 15. Grebel Music Prof. Karen Sunabacka is a composer, cellist, and music theorist based in Waterloo.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Melding the theoretical and the practical

Jane Kuepfer speaking at a podium

Combining academics and practice is vital to learning. Recognizing this, Professor Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging, integrates experiential learning in the classes that she teaches in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Conrad Grebel University College. “Academics is a way of processing what happens in daily life. Our interactions and service outside of the classroom are enriched as we strive to understand ourselves and others better through readings and discussion in class.”

Friday, January 10, 2020

“Food & Faith” Examines Mennonite farming locally and globally

Food and faith lecture schedule graphic

The 2020 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College will examine Mennonite agriculture around the world and how this vocation directly impacts the lives of farmers. The Bechtel Lectures provide an opportunity to gain understanding of Mennonite history, identity, faith and culture across disciplines. “Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally” will explore these themes in a film screening and a breakfast panel.

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