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July 21, 2017

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Stampede stars ACRODUNK among summer Residence guests
Other lodgers include performers, tourists and athlete recruiters.

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Smart pill dispenser a shrewd solution for Africa
Professor Faith-Michael Uzoka’s collaborative invention could change health care on the continent.

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Bissett bulldogger has future sights set on Calgary Stampede
Taylor Weinberger took the top prize in steer wrestling at the 2017 Canadian College Finals Rodeo.

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Studying abroad leads to foreign correspondent opportunity
Mount Royal journalism student Daniel Rodriguez is riding the crest of Mexico’s energy wave.

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Air quality alerts for Calgary
Forest fires in B.C. are generating huge amounts of smoke over Western Canada. Individuals may experience increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Regular air quality updates are posted on the Governent of Canada website. Visit for information on how to reduce your health risk.

Don't let your bike get nicked!
There have been some bikes stolen on campus lately. Invest in a lock that's hard to cut, switch up where you park your bike and call Security at 403.440.5900 if you spot anything sketchy.

A cleaner and greener campus
Share your opinion about recycling and conserving energy on campus! Take this 5-minute survey and be entered in a draw to win a $50 gift card for The Table.

Register to join Mount Royal at Calgary's Pride Parade
Be one of the first 100 people to register to join the Mount Royal contingent at this year's Pride Parade on Sept. 3 and receive a MRU t-shirt designed specifically for the occasion. Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate sexual and gender diversity. More information.
Bleed Blues

MRU students runners-up at Innovation Rodeo
Ormhel Manuel and cofounder Abby Mejia of Carberri, a company born through Mount Royal's Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and one of the winners at this year's LaunchPad competition, recently took home second place in an Alberta-wide post-secondary pitch competition as part of the Innovation Rodeo (held over Stampede week). Read more ...
Events                Complete list at

IT: Working with Google Docs
Wed., July 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ― T 104
This training covers using headers and footers, hyperlinks, inserting comments and suggestions, wrapping text, viewing previous versions and adding a table of contents.

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
Join us for a free barbecue lunch and explore the new
Riddell Library and Learning Centre


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