by Sandra Loeppky
On February 25, 2016 fifteen student life staff from Providence University College, Steinbach Bible College, Canadian Mennonite University and Booth University College gathered at CMU for what has become the annual regional CACSD meeting in Manitoba. The day began with coffee, goodies and conversation as any good student life gathering should begin. Sarah Lageer and Melanie Ward (Providence) led the group in thoughtful group exercise and reflection on Christ’s calling on us during Lent. After lunch, Charlie Peronto and Sandra Loeppky (CMU) facilitated a group discussion about selection and training of student leaders. The day closed with Patrick Friesen (SBC) sharing some of his thoughts and teaching on ‘Social Media Decentralization in Student Development’.
The day was full of lively conversation and connection which is energizing and encouraging as we approach the end of another academic year. For those of you in other provinces who are in close proximity to other CACSD institutions, I want to highly encourage you to pursue regional meetings in your area. Taking the time out of your busy schedule to plan and attend another meeting can seem daunting but the refreshment that can happen when you reconnect with your colleagues is almost as good as a vacation!