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April 27-30 and May 4-7, calling on volunteers for the Junior Achievement Economics for Success program
Every year Mount Royal hosts the Junior Achievement Economics for Success program, which brings over 4000 grade 8 and 9 students to our campus to learn about financial literacy and planning for success. This year, the program runs April 27 - April 30 and May 4 – 7 and they are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kimberly Bennett  at kbennett@jasouthalberta.org

April 24, 2015 — CRIME SCENE
Join us for CRIME SEEN and hear from Mount Royal’s second-year Information Design students as they present the the many faces of crime in Canada through a series of thoroughly researched and exquisitely designed infographics. Topics include youth crime, sexual assault, animal abuse and more. Free admission. Everyone welcome. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room U-111.

April 15, 2015 — Information Design Portfolio Showcase
Join us in an exciting evening of celebration with the 2015 Information Design Portfolio Showcase. Highlighting work of graduating students, the event takes place April 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Festival Hall (1213 10 Ave SE).

Saving Endangered Species in Canada and Beyond, April 9
Join us for our final seminar of the academic year presented by guest speaker Axel Moehrenshlager, April 9 from 1-2 p.m, in EB1102. The Centre for Conservation & Research at the Calgary Zoo is passionate about wildlife conservation. Dedicated biologists led by Axel Moehrenshlager work in Canada and across the world to help endangered animals once again thrive in the wild. Come out to learn more about the challenges and successes in conserving species such as the Burrowing Owl, Swift Fox, Black-footed Ferret, Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Greater Sage Grouse and Woodland Caribou. Coffee and Light Refreshments are served. Free for everyone. RSVP to pafshordy@mtroyal.ca, or just drop in!

April 12, 2015 — 28th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon
Join the fun and participate in the 28th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon. Registration deadline (if not already sold out) is April 5. Take part by yourself or as a team. Check out why it's the most 'DO-able' triathlon!

Lessons from the 2013 Flood in High River, 1 p.m., March 25, 2015

The Town of High River was devastated by the 2013 flood. In this talk, Caroline McDonald-Harker, PhD, and Timothy Haney, PhD, from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, discuss High River residents’ and community representatives’ understandings of the causes, the occurrence, and the potential prevention of the disaster they experienced.

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Springbank Community High School students prep for university ahead of the pack
April 8, 2015 — A group of Grade 11 and 12 students from Springbank Community High School are skipping ahead a few grades this semester as they launch into university courses provided by Mount Royal University
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Advanced Critical Care Nursing program celebrates a quarter-century of nursing education excellence
March 31, 2015 — This spring, current and past faculty, as well as staff and alumni of the Advanced Critical Care Nursing (ACCN) program gathered to celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary
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Looking at the law through beer goggles
March 31, 2015 — Mount Royal historians explore criminal liability of drunken persons in historical study of addiction
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2015 Nexen Scholars program opens wealth of teaching and learning research opportunity for faculty
March 17, 2015 — The deadlines for the TransCanada Collaborative Nexen Grants, and the proposal deadline for the Annual MRU Symposium on SoTL are fast approaching, apply today!
Mount Royal University acts on mental health awareness
March 17, 2015 — Maladjusted play stages interactive theatre experience at Mount Royal University
Mount Royal University prof celebrates growth of world-leading textbook
Feb. 19, 2015 — 10th edition of Human Anatomy and Physiology hits bookstores

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March 25-30, 2015 — the Calgary Herald and Academica
Associate professor Melanie Peacock and Colleen Bradley, director of Career Services, discuss job hunting in a sluggish economy

March 24-25, 2015 — Academica, Metro Calgary and CTV Calgary
Students at Mount Royal University are taking to their campus in hopes of battling misconceptions and stereotypes that the Islamic faith is connected to terrorist groups like ISIS

March 21-31, 2015 — Adventure Journal and CBC
Alpinist Raphael Slawinski talks about his attempt to pioneer a route on northeast face of Mount Everest

March 31, 2015 — CBC Calgary
Could the Olympics come back to Calgary? A Mount Royal University class made the case for it in front of a mock panel of experts

CBC Calgary — Mount Royal University breaks Guinness World Record for toy pistol fight
March 17, 2015 — It was a scene straight out of the movie 300.Fierce warriors gathered at Wyckham House on the Mount Royal University campus for the battle of their lives ...

Multiple Media outlets — The Dark Side of Technology event: Researchers with Mount Royal University and The Hindsight Group shed light on the dark side of technology by releasing findings from a survey of men who were ordered to attend Prostitution Offender Programs also known as “John schools.”
March 13, 2015 — The Dark Side of Technology gained coverage from multiple media outlets including the Calgary Herald, Metro Calgary, Global Calgary, Yahoo! via Global, NewsTalk 770 and more ...

Calgary Herald Youtube — MRU aviation program receives world-class accreditation
March 11, 2015 — Mount Royal University’s aviation program was recently granted a five-year accreditation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Calgary Herald — Five things about heavenly voices
March 11, 2015 — Acclaimed violinist Nikki Chooi, a Conservatory alum, is keen to take a tour of the new Bella concert hall.