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Sept. 20: MRU Colour-U-Blue Walk or Run: Registration is open

On Sept. 20, kick-off the school year by going crazy with colour in this 4.5 km walk, run, or wheelchair event, where the only thing that matters is having fun (NOT speed!). Start as a blank canvas and end as a colourful masterpiece. Register by Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. For registration and more info click here

Sept. through Dec. 2014: Credit-free World Language Courses
Credit-free world language courses this fall from Sept - Dec. Learn or brush up on your favourite language in a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment. For more information click here or by call Leigh-Ann at 403.440.5102. Classes are evening courses between 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Sept. 24: Calgary Sunshine Summit (Privacy & Access Council of Canada)
The Calgary Sunshine Summit is a one day event, which looks at the Access-to-Information provisions set out under privacy legislation, such as the FOIP Act. The event takes place on Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Roderick Mah Ventre (EC1050). Participants are asked to RSVP/Register with Sharon Polsky (President PACC) at info@PACC-CCAP.ca. For information please visit https://pacc-ccap.ca/sunshine-summit/

Apr. 29 - New Teaching Award 2014, MRFA Teaching Excellence Awards: Call for Nominations
The Mount Royal Faculty Association invites all members of the MRU community to submit nominations for its first annual Teaching Excellence Award. The MRFA Teaching Excellence Awards may be presented yearly to two MRFA faculty members, one full time and one Contract member, who have demonstrated sustained commitment to the development of teaching and learning at MRU. The Nomination Deadline is April 29, 2014.

Apr. 24 - Covering the Oil Patch
Covering the Oil Patch is April. 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Calgary Petroleum Club (Devonian Room) . It is an age when the words "tar" and "oil" applied to "sands" can delineate opposing sides; when "Keystone" elicits every emotion except indifference; when a proud province becomes a global petro power and citizens debate the legacy of Big Oil. In the middle of the conflict are the energy reporters of Alberta, some of whom have the additional challenge of covering the "home team". How well are they doing the job? How do they provide balance in the face of a massive industry with powerful roots in their community? What is the view from afar. To answer these questions--and to disabuse conventional wisdom, join Claudia Cattaneo, western business columnist for the National Post, Clifford Krauss, Houston-based national energy correspondent for The New York Times, Gillian Steward, Calgary-based journalist and a teacher at Mount Royal University, and Deborah Yedlin, business columnist for the Calgary Herald.

 April. 6 - Register or Volunteer for the MRU Sprint Triathlon
The 27th Annual MRU Sprint Triathlon is on Sunday, April 6. This event is designed for first time and novice triathletes, to be a fun and educational experience. Register as a team or individually, or volunteer to help make this event happen.

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Work out your web muscles with Mike's Bloggity Blog and Co.
Sept. 5, 2014 — Blogging, social media courses offered through Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Continuing Education
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Entrepreneurship student shines at U.S. Embassy Ottawa Startup Weekend
Sept. 5, 2014 — Entrepreneurship student Dustin Paisley was selected from a pool of hundreds to participate in a startup weekend on June 13 - 15 in Ottawa. It was a great opportunity to apply the skills he learned at school, this is his account
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Mount Royal professor recognized as one of Canada’s integral HIV researchers
Aug. 26, 2014 — Brent Oliver, PhD, Department of Social Work and Disability Studies, is selected for elite Universities Without Walls fellowship. Oliver will complete community-based research in Alberta with a goal to establish a research caucus within the Alberta Community Council on HIV
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Mount Royal’s 17th annual In Memoriam
Aug. 28, 2014 — During this emotionally moving afternoon event, family members and loved ones of those passed are invited to help celebrate the contributions and memories of their late family members by announcing endowed scholarships and bursaries in their names.
32 Movie
Aug. 11, 2014 — It’s the end of the world as we know it and movie-maker Jeff Migel is just fine with that. The marketing alumni's zombie flick thrills at film fests across North America
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) update
Aug. 11, 2014 — Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014, and in response the University has developed a comprehensive position to assist all units with compliance

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Mount Royal University staff and students lauded for saving the life of Ayaz Kara after he suffered a heart attack while playing squash
Calgary Sun – When the 53-year-old went into cardiac arrest on Jan. 9, first aid training, an automated external defibrillator (AED) and half a dozen Mount Royal University staffers came to his rescue...

Dragons’ Den: Calgary entrepreneurs flock to Mount Royal University in hopes of landing an audience with the Dragons
Calgary Herald Blogs – It’s the one place where the dragon motif will presumably never get old. But it’s doubtful many of the would-be entrepreneurs lined up to woo CBC producers at Mount Royal University Saturday morning in hopes of eventually winning a spot on Season 9 of Dragons’ Den came equipped with an actual dragon...

Mount Royal University bringing skills to Ethiopian midwives
BY VINCE SALYERS, DAVID ZAKUS AND DAVID EVANS, FOR THE CALGARY HERALD – Every year in Ethiopia about 25,000 women die in childbirth, and the vast majority of these tragedies are unnecessary...

Calgary expert says Beatles as worthy of study as Shakespeare
As music and history lovers mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show this weekend, a Calgary university instructor says the Fab Four’s contributions are as worthy of study as Shakespeare.