Canadian Mennonite University officially launched its communications and media program Apr. 20 with a celebration honouring Elmer Hildebrand (pictured, middle with his wife Hilda and CMU president Gerald Gerbrandt) of Golden West Broadcasting, whose $300,000 pledge made the program possible. Too often newsrooms lack writers and reporters who have a solid spiritual grounding, Hildebrand said. CMU Communications and Media students will take courses in biblical and theological studies alongside communications requirements. David Balzer and Donald Benham are program faculty.
A Christian university in the Anabaptist tradition, CMU's Shaftesbury campus offers undergraduate degrees in arts, business, humanities, music, sciences, and social sciences, and graduate degrees in Theology and Ministry. CMU has over 1,600 students, including those enrolled in degree programs at its Shaftesbury Campus and Menno Simons College Campus. CMU is a member of Universities Canada.