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April 12, 2017

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Classes end today!
Celebrate with our students with this end-of-semester social media Storify.

Job burnout can cause real problems
Occupational Stress Injury Symposium to take place April 26.

Recreation helps grow friendship
Mount Royal student Shailynn Taylor is achieving amazing goals.


Convocation volunteers still needed! Please sign up.

Help make Convocation memorable for our graduates as they celebrate their accomplishments. Please sign up to volunteer for positions such as ushers, greeters, floaters and parchment framers.

New login screen for Google compromises privacy on shared computers and devices

Google's new login page permanently enables the stay signed in option. You must log out of all of the Google apps you've used to avoid the next person having access to all of your emails and files. Make sure to log out of Google/Gmail/Google Drive first, then log out of any shared computer or device. For more information on IT security visit

Register for spring and summer Rec activities

Register for all spring and summer Rec activities now. Search activities by day, time and instructor to find a class that best suits you. View and print Rec's fitness and aquatic schedules online.

Bleed Blues

Two nods for Professor Richard Harrison

Professor Richard Harrison’s newest book of poems, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood (Wolsak and Wynn), recently took third place in the Alcuin Society for Book Design Awards and has also been named as a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry from the Alberta Literary Awards.

MRU to be featured on CBC National Radio April 14 and 17
Professor Mario Trono's hour-long program titled, “Seeing God: Religion at the Movies,” will air on CBC National Radio Friday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. Trono speaks with a rabbi from Halifax, a United Church minister in Vancouver, a Hindu filmmaker in India, a Buddhist in Toronto, an aboriginal filmmaker in Quebec, Muslim film festival organizers and one atheists.

Africa Book Drive
Professor Michael-Faith Uzoka has donated 7,000 books to eight African universities since 2004. Gently used books in various disciplines published between 2011 and 2017 can be dropped off with your department's admin assistant or email for pickup.

Events                  Complete list at

Représentations de l’Asie au XVIIIe siècle – Colloque international 2017
Thurs., April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Moot Court (EA 1031)
Cette journée d’étude vise à interroger le rapport à l’Asie dans la pensée francophone du XVIIIe siècle. Website.

Blanket Exercise POSTPONED
Thurs., April 13
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise at MRU has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. Keep watching the Event Calendar for more info.

IT: Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Crime
Tues., April 18 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn how to keep your private information and data safe at home and at work. Register.

Finding Middle Ground — Peter Tertzakian
Tues., April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040)
Listen to a frank discussion about energy trends and the environment. Register.

Great Designers Think A-Bike: The Intersection of Information Design and Cycling
Wed., April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon — City Hall School and Innovation Lab, Main Floor Municipal Building (800 Macleod Trail S.E.)
The work of our second-year Information Design students in partnership with the City of Calgary Transportation Department will be showcased. More info.

Thurs., April 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Rajaton’s singing style and stage presentation 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
Enjoy the music of Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez, a consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music. Tickets.

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. Tickets.

A Symposium on Occupational Stress Injury: Bringing Together Research, Treatment and Support
Wed., April 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — EC 1050
Join this one-day symposium on the topic of occupational stress injury, also known as compassion fatigue or burnout. Register.

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 project management. Register.

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. Register.

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. Register.

Board of Governor's reception
Thurs., April 27 from 4 to 6:00 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.

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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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