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Jan. 25, 2017

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Top stories

Crowchild Classic Feb. 2

Fifth installment of the legendary cross-town smackdown looking to break more records.


Honorary degree recipient to talk PTSD
Former Lt.-Gov. Don Ethell, to speak of his personal struggle.

History student celebrating 10 years at MRU  
Library denizen Dave Jackson, 68, personifies lifelong learning.


Student Leadership Conference at MRU

The third annual MRU Student Leadership Conference is happening on campus on Saturday, Jan. 28. The guest speaker this year is Alberta's own Paul Brandt. Please encourage current MRU student leaders to join. Only a few spots remain! More info.

International Knowledge Hour Series
Presented by International Education, the International Knowledge Hour Series showcases MRU's international activities and opportunities. Sessions take place on the first Thursday of the month during the fall and winter semesters. More info.

Events                        Complete list at

MRU Let's Talk

Wed., Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ― Main Street
SAMRU partners with Wellness Services to combat stigma surrounding mental illness at the #mruLetsTalk event.

Safe Space Level I
Wed., Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. ― Y 314
The Positive Space Initiative's Safe Space Training workshop is an effort to foster safe spaces for the LGBT+ identified community on campus. Register.

HR: Increasing Your Influence
Thurs., Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a valued team member in today’s workplace. Register.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Thurs. Jan. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting calendars and embedding video. Register.

Data Privacy Day Challenge - Get Googled
Thurs. Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ― Main Street
Check how much of your personal information is accessible online. The first to visit will receive a free USB key. More info and register

Art & Anatomy Along the Italian Peninsula
Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. ― B101
This talk will examine the nexus between art and science and the history of anatomy education in universities. Learn more and RSVP.

MRU Cougars Women's Volleyball Game & Student Night Carnival
Fri, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. ― Kenyon Court
The Cougars women's volleyball team takes on the MacEwan University Griffins at home. Learn more.

MRU Cougars Men's Volleyball Game & Student Night Carnival
Fri, Jan. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. ― Kenyon Court
The Cougars men's volleyball team takes on the MacEwan University Griffins at home. Learn more.

Student Leadership Conference
Sat., Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ― Lincoln Park Room
Featuring guest speakers Steve Fitterer and country music artist Paul Brandt. More info and register

MRU Cougars Women's Hockey & Fifth Year Night
Sat., Jan. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. ― Flames Community Arenas
The Cougars women's hockey team takes on the University of Alberta Pandas at home. Learn more.

Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band
Sun., Jan. 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
Grammy Award winner Brian Blade is a versatile and soulful jazz musician, drummer and composer. Tickets here.

Multi-faith events as part of UN Interfaith Harmony Week
Thurs., Feb. 2 from 9 to 10 a.m.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week is when interfaith groups show what a powerful movement they are. Learn more.

PTSD in the Canadian Military
Thurs., Feb. 2 from 11 to 12:15 p.m. ― Moot Court (EA 1031)
A lecture on post traumatic stress disorder in the Canadian military by former lieutenant-governor and retired colonel Don Ethell. Learn more.

Benefits of International Field School Programming
Thurs., Feb. 2 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. ― E177
Faculty members discuss the benefits of International Field School programming and provide tips. Learn more.

Crowchild Classic MRU Cougars vs. the U of C Dinos
Thurs., Feb. 2 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. ― Scotiabank Saddledome
The women's game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:45 p.m. Wear Cougars colours! Free tickets.

Stepping Up
From Fri., Feb. 3, 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 5 ― Ross Glen Hall
This weekend workshop is an opportunity to talk with peers about healthy relationships. Register here.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Sometimes the Detours Have a Much Better Outcome Than You Expect
Fri., Feb. 3 from 12 to 1 p.m. ― EA 1068
Derek Pierce from Athabasca University will speak about his university experience.

Unfriending the Future: Motivated Empathy in Science and Political Advocacy
Sat., Feb. 4, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. ― Moot Court Room (EA1031)
This talk focuses on the role that empathy plays in picking targets and setting goals. Learn more.

MRU Cougars Women's Basketball Game & Fifth Year Night
Sat., Feb. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. ― Kenyon Court
Cheer on your Cougars women's basketball team as they take on the Trinity Western Spartans at home. More info

MRU Cougars Men's Basketball Game & Fifth Year Night
Sat., Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. ― Kenyon Court
Cheer on your Couagrs men's basketball team as they take on the Trinity Western Spartans at home. More info

Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) Training
Tues., from Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ― Lincoln Park Room
This two-day training session helps professionals who interview, respond to or interact with trauma victims.

Wellness Services: The Working Mind
Wed., Feb. 8, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. ― I120
This training session aims to inform on mental health issues as they relate to the workplace environment. More info and register.

Canadian Guitar Quartet (CGQ)
Wed., Feb. 8, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
A mix of dynamic original music and classical masterpieces make a CGQ concert an unforgettable experience. Tickets

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