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May 25, 2017

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Interior design students encourage love of reading
Mount Royal students volunteered their time to create cozy nooks for browsing books at the new Children’s Reading Place and Book Bank.

Exploring effective methods for refugee resettlement
Professors Leah Hamilton and Mohammed El Hazzouri are researching how to provide the right information at the right time to Syrian refugees.


New home page set to go live May 30
With the goals of recruiting students and promoting Mount Royal's events and services, the home page has been refreshed to be more visually compelling, enable a wider array of content and improve the user experience. Make sure to check it out May 30!

Watch out for roofers by Charlton Pond and EB
Scaffolding and a platform have been erected to assist workers in removing debris from the roof above the E-Wing. The roofing project is set to take place until early July. Please take care when walking through the area.

Join Rec's Summer Swim Challenge
Can you complete 28 swims in 28 days? A new swim workout will be posted daily and there are prizes for participation. Learn more at
Bleed Blues

Mount Royal representative named to police committee to review sexual assault cases
Mount Royal University sexual violence response and awareness coordinator Cari Ionson has been named to a newly-formed Calgary Police Service (CPS) committee that will review review sexual assault cases that have been closed as unfounded. Read more.
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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.

2017 Commuter Challenge
Tues., June 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Main Street
Enter this cross-Canada competition to have the highest percentage participation of staff and students choosing to commute by transit, bike, carpool, walking, running, etc. Learn more.

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.

Cloud Computing and Protecting Privacy (FOIP) Awareness Training
Fri, June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn about protecting privacy when implementing cloud (Software-as-a-Service) third party vendor solutions at the University. Register.

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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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