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March 8, 2017

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Mount Royal remembers
Jeffrey Michael Bird
A born-and-raised Calgarian, Bird is described by friends and colleagues as "first-rate."

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Reynold (Reyn) Johnson
Johnson had a signature twinkle in his eye that immediately put people at ease.

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March madness for concert tickets

Enjoy 40 per cent off the ticket price for three amazing shows in March: La Ronde (March 10), Avital Meets Avital (March 15) and Kronos Quartet (March 22). This discount is for tickets while supplies last and is good for one event or all. Go go to and enter the promo code: MRUMARCH

TVP Easter floral fundraiser
Place your order for your Easter arrangement for $30 from TVP before March 28. Payment is due at the time of ordering. Arrangements will be delivered from 10 a.m. to noon on April 13. For more details please call 403.440.6872 or email

Reminder: Distinguished Employee Awards nominations deadline approaching

Did you, a coworker or your team do something exceptional this year? Nominate yourself or others for the Distinguished Employee Awards. Deadline is March 31. The ceremony will be held on Aug. 31.

Bleed Blues

TVP alumnus to compete at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Benjamin Maeseele, a graduate of Mount Royal's Employment Preparation Certificate Program (2016) is heading to Austria to compete in figure skating at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Read more.

Brain in Motion study partnership
Mount Royal University has partnered with the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine for their Brain in Motion study, which looks to advance knowledge of relationship between exercise and brain health. Read more.

Events                        Complete list at
Night Media
Wed., March 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. — The Knuckle (EA 3001)
Explore with Will Shaw, PhD, the history of media delivery that has altered our sense of morning and evening. More info.

MRU Town Hall
Wed., March 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. — Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040)
Join President David Docherty at MRU's next Town Hall.

Bugs On the Menu!
Wed., March 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Y 224
This free movie screening explores the use of insects as an alternative food. Sustainable chef creations provided by Dana Hospitality. Register.

Understanding Atrocities — Book Launch with Scott Murray
Fri., March 10 from noon to 1 p.m. — 2nd floor Bissett Atrium
Scott Murray's wide-ranging collection of essays looks at understanding and responding to the global problem of genocide. More info.

La Ronde
Fri., March 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
La Ronde resonates with the roots of flamenco dance though the troupe Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca. Tickets.

Wellness Services: The Working Mind
Mon., March 13 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The Working Mind is a training session that aims to inform on mental health issues relating to the workplace environment. Register.

inVISIBLE Theatre
Mon., March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. — I 128
Mount Royal University is partnering with the Handsome Alice Theatre Company and the Calgary Sexual Health Centre in a collaborative project.
More info.

Turning Robe Singers
Tues., March 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Jenkins Theatre
Established in the late 1800s, the Turning Robe Singers are fifth-generation Blackfoot drummers that have their own unique style. More info.

WHP: Managing Your Time & Energy
Tues., March 14 from noon to 1 p.m.
Is it possible to manage time at work to be both satisfied and successful? Explore answers at this session.

A Nuclear Janus: The Return of Disarmament
Tues., March 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Moot Court (EA 1031)
This lecture will reflect on the history of nuclear proliferation control and consider what might be possible going forward.
More info.

Research Panel — Teaching and Scholarship: A Tenuous Balance
Wed., March 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. — Faculty Centre
Faculty discuss challenges in balancing teaching with a successful research program.
Register here.

Calgary Peace Prize Award Ceremony
Wed., March 15 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. — Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mount Royal University’s Peace Studies Initiative is pleased to celebrate the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. Tickets $8 and up!!
More info and tickets.

Avital meets Avital
Wed., March 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Avital meets Avital is a dialogue between two musicians who come from different worlds but share a common richness of musical heritage.

Science and Obscenity: A Historical and Empirical Perspective on Porn’s Effects
Fri., March 17 from noon to 1 p.m. — EA 1068
Kyler Rasmussen, PhD, will explore research regarding the effects of pornography on committed relationships. More info.

Mike Schuett & Friends
Sun., March 19 from 2 to 3:30 .pm. — TransAlta Pavilion (ED 2102)
This home-grown series allows MRU Conservatory instructors to shine. Tickets by donation (suggested $15.00).

IT: Creating an Email Distribution List
Mon., March 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. — T 104
Learn how to create an email distribution list in Google Groups. Register.

Intro to 3D Modelling
Tues., March 21 from noon to 1 p.m. — Library Classroom
Intro to 3D modelling for 3D printing (TinkerCAD). Free. Register.

Social Democracy and the Left in Canada: Past, Present, and Future GNED Colloquium
Tues., March 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — EA 2007
This GNED colloquium will examine the state of the NDP and the extra-parliamentary left from the vantage point of the past.
More info.

Iniskim Anniversary Celebration
Tues., March 21 from 4 to 7:00 p.m. — Iniskim Centre
Come and celebrate the 1
0th anniversary of the naming of the Iniskim Centre and 25th anniversary of the Aboriginal Education Program. More info.

Sexual Violence Response Policy Information Session
Wed., March 22 from noon to 1 p.m. —The Knuckle (EA 3001)
Join us for an informal talk about the new Sexual Violence Response Policy. Policy specialists will be available to answer questions. More info.

Kronos Quartet
Wed., March 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
The Kronos Quartet combines a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience.

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