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Eastman Education Centre

e-dition - Dec. 1, 2006

UWinnipeg President Lloyd Axworthy (fourth from left) joined Manitoba Premier Gary Doer, Clyde Loewen, Chair of the Eastman Education Centre in Steinbach, and other dignitaries in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the Centre last September.

UWinnipeg Expands Course Offerings to Eastman Education Centre

By Brenda Suderman

Academic writing, Mennonite history, and War and Peace in the Middle East will be the first three University of Winnipeg courses offered at Eastman Education Centre beginning in January 2007.

These three credit hour undergraduate courses mark the first time Steinbach and area residents can study at The University of Winnipeg without traveling to the downtown Winnipeg campus.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand University of Winnipeg programs beyond the city limits and contribute to the career and personal development of Manitobans in the south-east quadrant of our province,” said Lloyd Axworthy, President of The University of Winnipeg. “Students from this area are currently underrepresented at the university and we want to change that.”

Fees for credit courses are $508.04 plus application fee, $189.32 if audited.

Janis ThiessenInstructor returns to home town
Janis Thiessen, a native of Steinbach and currently a teacher of Mennonite history and chemistry at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate in Winnipeg will return to her hometown to teach Introduction to Mennonite Studies (MENN-33.2101/3-360).

Offered from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mondays, January 8 to April 2, 2007, the course surveys Mennonite beginnings, focusing on the origination and history of Anabaptists in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany in the 16th and 17th centuries. Thiessen completed her PhD last year in the area of Anabaptist faith and labour relations.

Jaqueline McLeod RogersAcademic Writing
Students will discover how to become more articulate and engaged writers in Academic Writing Multidisciplinary (CAW-18.1105/3-360) taught by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, an associate professor at UWinnipeg’s Centre for Academic Writing. The course is offered 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays January 2 to March 27, 2007. Students will be introduced to writing situations frequently encountered throughout a university career and work in small groups to exchange opinions about their work. As well, students will consider stylistic conventions that apply to good writing both within and outside a university setting.

David PankratzWar and Peace in the Middle East
Students enrolling in War and Peace in the Middle East (CRS-61.3262/3-360) with instructor David Pankratz will be exposed to a variety of viewpoints concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a series of guest lecturers. These presentations by people holding a variety of viewpoints on the conflict in the region will provide a basic understanding of the motivations, experiences and interests of the major parties to the conflicts in the region. Pankratz is Director of the Institute for Community Peacebuilding, a program of Canadian Mennonite University, with a strong relationship to Menno Simons College and The University of Winnipeg. The course runs 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 2.

Interested students can pick up a combination University of Winnipeg application/registration form at the Eastman Education Centre, 386 Loewen Blvd., Steinbach, or contact Shauna MacKinnon at The University of Winnipeg admissions office at 1.800.956.1824 ext. 9144 or email s.mackinnon@uwinnipeg.ca.

For more information about these courses or other University of Winnipeg programs, please visit www.uwinnipeg.ca.

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