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April 19, 2017

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Students reimagine downtown
Mount Royal students provide solutions for the glut of vacant space in the core.

Research recognition
Research and Scholarship Days wraps up by naming student award recipients.

Mock IOC panel a who's who of the Games
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education students make the case for another Olympics.


Please sign up to help out with Convocation

The Convocation committee still requires about 60 people to assist with four ceremonies, to be held Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2. To volunteer as an usher or greeter, floater or parchment framer, sign up here. To help with student or faculty gowning, sign up here.

Bleed Blues

silent sister shortlisted for two major awards

Professor Beth Everest’s recent book of poetry silent sister: the mastectomy poems (Frontenac House Press) has been shortlisted for both the League of Canadian Poets' Raymond Souster Award and the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize. Read more.

Events                  Complete list at

Thurs., April 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Rajaton’s singing style and stage presentation that has made them a phenomenon on the world stage. Tickets.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Fri., April 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. — T 104
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting Google Calendars. Register.

Pedrito Martinez & Guests
Sat., April 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez is a consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music.

The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee
Sun., April 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee is an original, collaborative stage production for multi-generational audiences.

HR: Project Management Basics
Wed., April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Project Management Basics course is a one-day introductory course about best practises for project management.

IT: Advanced Word Techniques
Wed., April 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. — T 104
Discover the tricks to quickly format, navigate and move text around within a large multi-page document.

Liberal Education Conference 2017 — The Idea of the University
Thurs., April 27 from 8 a.m. to Sat., April 29 at noon — The Westin Calgary
This conference welcomes papers on any topic related to the ‘University’ and the nature, scope and viability of liberal education.

Board of Governor's Reception
Thurs., April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Knuckle (EA 3001)
The Board of Governors invites employees to celebrate the end of the academic year.
RSVP by April 20 to Ameline Guillot by email or phone 403-440-6489.

Leon Leonaradis & Guests
Sun., April 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — TransAlta Pavilion in the Taylor Centre for Performing Arts

This series celebrates our MRU Conservatory instructors. Admission by donation ($15 suggested).

CASL 101 Awareness Training
Mon., May 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Discover how Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) 101 Awareness Training Federal Anti-Spam Legislation may impact you. Register.

Shit Matters: Dung and Climate Change in Tibet
Wed., May 3 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. — EA 1050
Learn about the impacts of climate warming on this region. Presentation by Tashi Tsering, PhD. More info.

IT: Advanced Excel Techniques
Thurs., May 4 to 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Take your Excel skills to the next level. Basic Excel skills are needed to register for this course.

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Start of semester emails, with option for distribution list sign up

As each semester begins (Aug./Sept.) (Dec./Jan.), areas with ongoing employee activites can send an email to employees describing the semester's activities. Employees can then opt in to a distribution list, such as Google Groups, to get updates. Emails can be sent here.

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