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Jan. 10, 2017

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Summit - Behind the Lens
Communication grads use camera skills to deliver the stuff people want to see.

Hitting high notes
The Conservatory welcomes new director, Brad Mahon, PhD.

Green Cup reconfigures waste
Third Calgary entrepreneur award win in a row for MRU business students.

First Sri Lanka field studies course
Anthropology course unearths new experiences.


#ILoveThisPlace welcomes back students

On Thursday, Jan. 12, the Office of Student Success (OSS), in partnership with Security, Wellness and Alumni Relations will host a welcome back activity from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street at the Wellness Services office for students. Stop by to help recap the Fall 2016 semester!

Get Rec'd Expo tomorrow!
Meet at the Rec Centre at 3:30 p.m. to check out the facilities, meet the friendly staff and ask questions. Enjoy a variety of activities at no cost, including group fitness classes, drop-in bubble soccer, squash games and more! More info.

2016 United Way campaign exceeds goals
The MRU United Way team would like to thank the community for their help in exceeding the 2016 goal of $50,000 in donations. Congratulations to everyone for this huge accomplishment!

Need a little help with that New Year’s resolution to lose weight?
MRU’s Workplace Health Promotion program is making it convenient and affordable. Starting next month, a new Weight Watchers series is coming to campus for faculty and staff. Learn more about this pilot program!

Nominate your valedictorian today!
Shine a light on a graduating student who has demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership skills. Any Mount Royal student, staff or faculty member can nominate a candidate for the June and November ceremonies. Deadline is Feb. 28. More details.

Early regisatration wanted for occupational stress injury symposium
A one-day symposium on the topic of occupational stress injury will take place on April 26. Open to everyone and anyone, and students are free. Contact D. Scharie Tavcer 403-440-6383 More info. Register here.

Bleed Blues

Joint paper published in the Rangelands Journal

A research paper created through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability and the Miistakis Institute was recently published in the prestigious Rangelands Journal. Read more in the Bleed Blues.

Events                        Complete list at

"Research for Breakfast" Meeting

Wed., Jan. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ― EB 2061
Discuss the development of MRU's new Strategic Research and Scholarship Plan over breakfast. Register here.

Get Rec'd Expo
Wed., Jan. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ― U 130
An opportunity to meet Rec staff, learn about leadership opportunities and take part in activities. Learn more.

Social Justice 101
Wed, Jan. 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. ― U 111
Offered by Diversity and Human Rights, Social Justice 101 delves into gaining awareness about the world we live in. More info and register.

ROMEO Basics Workshop 
Thurs., Jan. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. ― U 265A
ORSCE manager Melissa Deane guides you through MRU's new data management platform. Register

IT: Advanced Word Techniques
Fri., Jan. 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 
Discover tricks for formatting, working with large documents and styles and sections. Register

inVISIBLE Theatre
Mon., Jan. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. ― I 128 
inVISIBLE will gather women who are diverse professional artists and community collaborators together for nine sessions. Learn more and register

Wed., Jan. 18 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. ― Bella Concert Hall
An independent Canadian singer/songwriter Raghav's song “Angel Eyes” peaked at #7 in the U.K. Tickets here

IT: Advanced Gmail Techniques
Thurs., Jan. 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to create labels, filters, standard responses and employ search techniques. Register

Jan Lisiecki
Fri., Jan. 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bella Concert Hall
Calgary-born Jan Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations give him a musical voice that belies his age. Tickets here

IT: Creating a Basic Google Site
Wed., Jan. 25 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
The basics of creating a Google site, inserting Google calendars and embedding video. Register

Beyond the Scale - Weight Watchers Information Session
Wed., Jan. 25 from 12 to 1 p.m.
A new Weight Watchers series is coming for faculty and staff to help you eat healthier and get active at your own pace. More info and register

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Summit and website stories

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MyMRU announcements

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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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