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100 Views of the World Photography Contest

November 20, 2014 marks the launch of this year's "100 Views of the World Photography Contest". It's a great way to share your view of the world: submit your photo(s) today for a chance to win one of three great prizes! E-mail us (100views@mtroyal.ca) and/or visit our web page for information.

Call for Nominations - Distinguished Awards
Nominations are now being accepted by the Department of Human Resources for the Distinguished Faculty Awards, Distinguished Teaching Awards (Credit Free), Distinguished Staff Awards and Distinguished Administrator/Manager Award. Nomination forms are available from Human Resources (D-101) or on our website. Copies of the policies containing the guidelines and criteria are available from HR or you may view them through the link on MyMRU, Employees Resources tab, Policies and Procedures, POL 960-8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.6. The deadline for submissions to Human Resources is January 31, 2015.

Oct. 2 to 4 Commemorating the Komagata Maru / Celebrating the Century
Commemorating the Komagata Maru / Celebrating the Century brings together students, scholars, writers, directors, and members of the Sikh community and general public. It provides a forum for new research and new perspectives on the Komagata Maru, and on Sikh engagement with and within Canadian cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. The event is free, but space is limited! See URL for times and room locations.

Sept. 25 — Writing Alberta: a talk about Alberta as muse in creative writing
The Creative Writing and Events Consulting Group is hosting our first License to Learn event. featured authors include Bruce Hunter and Joan Shillington and the topic discussed will be Writing Alberta: a talk about Alberta as muse in creative writing. Event takes place on Sept 25 in the "Knuckle" at 12 p.m. you are welcome to bring your lunch, and the event is free and open to all.

Sept. 30 deadline for Thanksgiving floral pieces
Support MRU's Transitional Vocational Program and celebrate Thanksgiving with a unique floral centrepiece. In support of the Transitional Vocational Program and sponsored by the Floral Design Program. Arrangements are $30 each (includes GST) and available by pre-order only. Order by contacting TVP at 403.440.6872. Deadline is Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements will be delivered to each department on the afternoon of Oct. 9.

 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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SAMRU, providing for students through faculty relationships
Nov. 18, 2014 — New Centre For Student Initiative provides faculty with support
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Nexen Scholars Tile
Nexen Scholars program celebrates unique research
Nov. 18, 2014 — As the 2013 Nexen Scholars wrap up their research and celebrate results, the Institute of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) recruits next batch of exceptional scholars
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Mount Royal and WinSport hit the ice
Nov. 18, 2014 — Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Health and Community Studies and WinSport leads to challenge in the Ice House
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Student Data
Course evaluations going online
Nov. 18, 2014 — Pilot project on electronic Student Evaluations of Instruction enters third phase
Tia Maxted Valedictorian Fall 2014
Valedictorian shares story of her journey to success
Nov. 7, 2014 - Fall 2014 valedictorian and Public Relations graduate Tia Maxted sets example of Mount Royal’s ‘strong, positive and educated citizens’
Vettivelu Nallainayagam Professor Emeritus Fall 2014
Professor emeritus extols the value of education
Nov. 7, 2014 — From Sri Lanka to Mount Royal, Vettivelu Nallainayagam has drawn on personal experience to educate and inspire students

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Mount Royal's Stepping Up program recognized in Calgary Herald
Calgary Herald Oct. 2: Stepping Up program in the Calgary Herald; Mount Royal’s Stepping Up program aimed at preventing dating violence.

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...

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.