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May 18, 2017

Top stories operating with full tank of gas thanks to JMH LaunchPad 2017
Mount Royal student innovators have come up with a new and better way to buy and sell used vehicles online.

Scottish virtuoso percussionist to perform with Calgary's Land's End Ensemble
Evelyn Glennie — deaf since the age of 12 — has taught herself to hear with parts of her body other than her ears.


IT security alert! Watch for phishing emails
If you receive an unexpected (but official-looking) invitation to view a Google Doc, double-check with the sender before you click on any buttons or links. Clicking will open a dialog box asking for permission to access your email. Read the latest blog post in the IT Security Blog.

May 17 was World Facilities Management Day
At MRU, facilities management (FM) professionals oversee the campus environment in which we work and learn. World FM Day recognizes the vital work of the industry in influencing the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who use the built environment.
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AECEA award goes to Professor Cathy Smey Carston
Cathy Smey Carston, director of the Centre for Child Well-being, was awarded the Alberta Early Childhood Education Association's (AECEA) Dr. Sherrill Brown Award of Distinction at the AECEA conference held on campus May 13.
Events                  Complete list at

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S): Bloodborne Pathogens
Thurs., May 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

An introductory-level course, this training will provide information necessary for understanding bloodborne pathogens. Register.

EH&S: Incident Report (Intelex)
Fri., May 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This training will provide information necessary to understand how to use MRU's incident reporting software (Intelex). Register.

IT: Collaborating with Google
Wed., May 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Have you been asked to contribute to a collaborative document? Then this is the class for you! Register.

40th Annual MRU Employee Appreciation Day
Thurs., May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All employees are invited to take part in a number of fun activities scheduled for throughout the day, including the annual barbecue. Registration closes Friday!

Ethics 101 Workshop
Fri., May 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. — T 107
This session will assist researchers in their planning to apply for Ethics Clearance from Mount Royal’s Human Research Ethics Board (HREB).
Register here.

Land’s End Ensemble
Fri., May 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall

Enjoy the music of the JUNO-nominated Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary with guest percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Tickets.

Mount Royal Artio — Sound of the Hollow
Sat., May 27 from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. — Nickle Theatre
Enjoy Mount Royal's Artio Choir's presentation of Sound of the Hollow, a choral music production.

Mount Royal Kantorei — Film & Fantasy
Sat., May 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bella Concert Hall
Travel with the Kantorei from “far, far away” galaxies to middle-earth with songs made familiar through gaming consoles and big-budget movies.

Mount Royal Artio — Sound of the Hollow
Sun., May 28 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. — Nickle Theatre
Mount Royal's Artio Choir presents Sound of the Hollow, a choral music production. 2:30 p.m. show tickets. 7:30 p.m. show tickets.

Looking Glass Duo with Lucie Jones & Gianetta Baril
Sun., May 28 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. — TransAlta Pavilion
This series features the talented instructors of the MRU Conservatory. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door for each performance.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) 101 Awareness Training
Tues., May 30 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn about CASL requirements and how they impact day-to-day business at MRU.

HR: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Wed., May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Discover essential concepts to increase emotional intelligence and bolster healthy relationships.

MRU Town Hall
Wed., May 31 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Main presentation in Leacock Theatre, overflow in Wright Theatre
This Town Hall will provide an update on the 2017/18 budget by MRU executive.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Morning
Thurs., June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education (except Bachelor of Education) will cross the stage.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Afternoon
Thurs., June 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the Bissett School of Business will recieve their parchments.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Morning
Fri., June 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the Faculty of Arts will celebrate their accomplishments.

Spring 2017 Convocation — Afternoon
Fri., June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. — Triple Gymnasium
Graduates of the School of Communication Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, Bachelor of Education and Faculty of Science and Technology will cross the stage.

Digital Citizenship and Protecting Privacy (FOIP) Awareness Training
Tues., June 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn current methods to protect the privacy of individuals when using email, computers, mobile devices and social networking sites.

HR: Conflict Management
Wed., June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gain an overview of conflict management principles and best practices.

IT: Using Google Drive
Wed., June 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to share documents and how to save documents that others share with you.

35th Annual Big Bob's BBQ
Thurs., June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Gauthier Courtyard (weather permitting)
This annual fundraiser for the Transitional Vocational Program is celebrating its 35th year. Tickets at TVP room M 200 or on site.

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