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Faith and Reason Lecture 

The recent Gender Identity and Sexuality forums addressed a contentious issue for TWU that has garnered much media coverage and attention.  The two initial, well-attended sessions spoke to packed audiences at the Northwest Auditorium.  

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The Fiber-Optic Jungle 

8:00 a.m. Wake up to iPhone alarm. Check e-mails and stocks over breakfast using WiFi. Read the daily news on tablet on the train to work while listening to iPod. Arrive to the office to fire up laptop and begin responding to e-mails. Work with web-based software as well as MS Office. Check digital voicemails. Google the best local sushi place for lunch. Play a video game while waiting in line for food. Text spouse to check on the kids. Return to the office and hold a Skype video conference in the boardroom with the overseas office. Get assistant to post company updates on Facebook and Twitter accounts for upcoming corporate events.  


Missions Fest Vancouver 

Missions Fest Vancouver held its annual event this Jan. 24-26, 2014. Since its inception in 1984, the gathering highlights global mission work through guest speakers, seminars, workshops, and rallies, encompassing a broad range of Christian denominations and organizations. Wes Janzen, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Trinity Western University, and his wife Kim, have participated in the event many years by leading the plenary sessions. A total of 120 singers from various TWU choirs-Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Chamber Singers, and Masterworks Choir-took part, performing for 6,000 people. After the event, students commented on the importance of serving in this way:

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Wes Janzen’s Departure from TWU 

This past semester ended with another stunning sold-out performance of the hugely popular “Christmas at the Chan Centre,” as well as the announcement of concert conductor Wes Janzen’s upcoming departure from Trinity Western University. Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities for 33 years, Dr. Janzen’s contribution and presence has been significant and inspirational throughout his dedicated term of service in which he faithfully served both  students and his Saviour. Janzen will begin his transition from TWU faculty to full-time missions work in Ukraine at the end of this academic year, serving as President of Music Mission Kiev (MMK) and Principal Conductor of Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (KSOC). His wife, Kimberley Janzen, TWU voice instructor from 1991-2011, will serve alongside him as Associate Director of Outreach Services.

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Truth and Reconciliation 

September marks the beginning of fall and the return to school. Besides the usual reluctance for summer to end, for some, this month brings terror, sadness, and grief. For residential school survivors, the overwhelming sense of dread of this time of year still persists to this day.


Idle No More 

A summary of the aboriginal forum.

On a recent trip to Inuvik, Trinity Western University Siya:m Patti Victor had the privilege of sharing about TWU’s A+ quality of education, campus life, and Aboriginal programs and services at high schools, a youth group, and a career fair.


Working the floor 

Students look towards their future at the annual TWU Career Fair.

Candies, lan­yards, water bottles, pens, notepads , mugs, and even free watches were a few of the goodies handed out to eager job hunters this year, as part of the 10th annual Trinity Western University Career Fair, hosted by the Student Success Center in the gym on January 31, 2013. Coordina­tor Mike Teeter is enthusiastic about the success and continued growth of the annual event. New this year, sum­mer jobs were promoted as well as full-time jobs. Each year about 40-50 corporate and non-profit employers set up booths to recruit current and graduating students. “Student atten­dance each year is around 200,” Tee­ter says, “Our goal is to double that so as to attract more employers in ensu­ing years. This year we had numerous prize draws to tempt students to pre-register. We also rely on posters, peer-to-peer word of mouth, and TWUSA and faculty promotion.”