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Aug. 2, 2017

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This special Summit section explores the how and the why of Mount Royal. We peel back the external layers to discover the intimate, inner-workings of campus.

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Mount Royal becomes Alberta's first Ashoka campus
Changemaker Campus designation earned in recognition of the University's leadership in social innovation education.

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On board the first public voyage to the Franklin Expedition wreckage site
Geography professor Lynn Moorman has been asked to be an expert for a unique expedition cruise to the Arctic.

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Resiliency and power discussions leads to Indigenous recognition
Alumna and staff member Latasha Calf Robe recently received the David Crowchild Memorial Award.

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Trip abroad brings Global Voices back to Calgary
International students from China arrived to The Conservatory at Mount Royal as a direct result of a concerted marketing mission.

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Speech master off to compete in international finals
A serendipitous meeting led to Professor Kelly Kaur penning her winning speech for the district Toastmasters crown.

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Environmental training workshop stacks up in students' favour
In the oil and gas industry, a career in stack sampling is more insulated from economic fluctuations than other sectors.

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Order your Good Food Box from SAMRU
A Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, the Good Food Box program allows you to purchase fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables at an affordable cost. Boxes are delivered once a month. Place your orders at SAMRU reception (Z 211). Order deadlines for the fall are Sept. 4, Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 20. Orders are due by 4 p.m. on the deadline and payment is in cash only.

Inner ring road partial closure Aug. 5
On Saturday, Aug. 5, the inner ring road will be partially blocked from just east of the Recreation entrance to the Lot 2 entrance. The Lot 2 entrance will still be accessible approaching from the east. During that time a crane lift will be installing new, energy efficient air-handling units in the U Wing.

Kerby Hall closed this weekend
Kerby Hall (A Wing) will be shut down this weekend from 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 to noon on Sunday, Aug. 6 for plumbing work.
Events                Complete list at

IT: Advanced Word Techniques
Thurs., Aug. 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. ― T104
Do you struggle with formatting or waste time wading through menus to access features in Word? Then this course is for you.

IT: Using Google Drive
Tues., Aug. 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T104
Not sure what Google Drive is, where it is or how and when to use it? Then this workshop is for you.

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Wed., Aug. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T104
Learn the basics of creating a Google site, including inserting Google calendars, embedding video and selecting your page template.

IT: Using Google Forms
Tues., Aug. 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. ― T104
Learn to create an interactive Google form. Attendees will learn how to add form fields, share the form and work with form data.

Riddell Library and Learning Centre Employee Open House
Thurs., Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ― Barbecue at the RLLC parking lot
Explore the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre and join us for a free barbecue lunch.

2017 Employee Awards
Thurs., Aug. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
Come and help recognize the continued dedication and distinguished accomplishments of MRU employees. Light refreshments provided. More Info.

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

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