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Provide feedback on the Campus Master Plan
The campus community is invited to provide feedback to our Campus Master Plan on June 25. This is an opportunity to share your ideas on growth of campus facilities and amenities over the next 20 to 39 years. Visit the Main Street display from 9 a.m .to 9 p.m. For more information call John at 403.398.2574 or Janice at 403.440.7773.

On-Campus Shredding Service on Saturday June 13
On Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on campus in Parking Lot B, faculty and staff are welcome to bring personal/household documents for safe and secure shredding. Food bank donations will be collected for the service. More information can be found here.

May 27 - June 3 — Mental Health First Aid Workshop
This program is designed for participants to provide help to someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is developed and offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Limited space available, so please sign up by May 25th. You can RSVP to Clare Percival at cpercival@mtroyal.ca.

May 20 — Big Bob's BBQ
Come join us for Big Bob's BBQ on May 20, starting at 11:30 a.m. This year we're celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Transitional Vocational Program and presenting the first annual Charlton/Gauthier Memorial Award. Tickets are $10 (includes lunch and entry to a door prize draw!) available at the Bookstore and in University Advancement. As usual, we'll enjoy the sun in Gauthier Park and Charlton Pond, or inside on Main Street if the weather is foul.

Experiencing Anxiety in Childhood (May 3, 2015)
A free public talk on the realities of childhood anxiety; how is it experienced, symptoms and indicators, how it differs from anxiety experienced in adulthood, and how to best support children as parents or professionals. This event takes place in Wyckham House on May 3, at 6:30 p.m. Please register through eventbrite.

FOIP (Records Management) Awareness Training Sessions (Spring)
There are a number of FOIP Awareness Training Sessions (1 hour in length) available this spring. Sign up as an Individual or as a Team. These one hour information topics include, FOIP, Records Management (next session), and Electronic Records Management. To register for the next session contact Jeremy Duffin, MRU FOIP advisor, at 7288 or jgduffin@mtroyal.ca by June 1.

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.

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Spring Convocation 2015 valedictorians
June 4, 2015 — Grads reflect on personalized learning experience
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Honorary degree recipients recognized at Spring Convocation 2015
June 4, 2015 — Donald S. Ethell and David Marshall recognized
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Professors Emeriti become Mount Royal members for life at Spring Convocation 2015
June 4, 2015 —  Anne Scrimger, Thomas E. Brown and Irene Naested recognized
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New Canadian citizen hopes to inspire with leafy legacy
June 2, 2015 — New trees symbolize hope for the future, while celebrating MRU student success
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Enactus Mount Royal competes Nationally
June 2, 2015 — Students take part in Enactus Nationals in May, then later captured the $30,000 first prize at Change Tank, a 48 hour accelerator challenge.
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MRU Kids celebrates 25th anniversary
June 22, 2015 — The MRU community and former MRU Kids (and College Kids) campers, leaders and staff are invited to a special anniversary celebration on July 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ross Glen Hall

Student & Faculty Awards
BBA - Finance minor receives recognition from the CFA Institute
Mount Royal's Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance minor recently received approval to participate in the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The CFA Institute University Recognition Program recognizes the efforts of academic institutions whose degree programs embed at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK), including the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, into their curricula. This provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA Exams. The CFA Institute University Recognition Program is an internationally recognized program. MRU is the only post-secondary institution in Calgary that has a program which has been accepted into CFA Institute's University Recognition Program, and it puts the MRU BBA -Finance Minor in the same company as other top finance programs from across the globe.

National Eco-Award goes to Mount Royal’s Under Western Skies Conference
Mount Royal University's Under Western Skies conference, held Sept. 9-12, 2014, and chaired by Dr. Robert Boschman and Dr. Liam Haggarty was recently announced as this year’s recipient of the Environmental Community’s Organizer Award (ECO-Award) by the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC). The national ECO-Award honours an individual, team, or organization, which has positively contributed to the field of environmental studies in Canada through community-building, research, knowledge-to-action, or innovations in practice or approaches. The jury was impressed not only by the "ambitious breadth and depth of the conference, which is a major achievement for environmental studies in [Canada] and particularly in Alberta," but also by the "persuasiveness of [the] application, including the plentiful letters of support from a distinguished cast of writers.” The award will be handed out at ESAC's annual meeting at the University of Ottawa on June 2, 2015.

Faculty contribute to innovative new PR textbook
A group of faculty from Mount Royal’s Public Relations program are among the chapter contributors to a bold new textbook being published this May by University of Alberta Press. The Fundamentals of Public Relations and Marketing Communications in Canada, a first of its kind, is considered the nation's most comprehensive textbook on public relations and marketing communications providing a Canadian perspective. It is targeted to serve Canadian instructors, professors, students, and practitioners. It features 19 expert contributors from industry and academia across Canada including MRU faculty members Sheridan McVean, MBA; Allison Mackenzie, MBA; and Sandra Braun, PhD. The book will be available at the end of May on Indigo/Chapters, and Amazon.ca websites and will sell for $60. Congrats to our exceptional faculty from our Public Relations Program for their work on this innovative new teaching and learning text.

English professor’s book short-listed by Atlantic Book Awards
When life gets weird, and you happen to be a writer, it’s time to get non-fiction. Last spring, Mount Royal University Associate Professor of English Natalie Meisner, PhD, released her first work of non-fiction, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family to a receptive audience at the University’s faculty centre. We are happy to let you know that Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family, is is short-listed for the non fiction award for the Atlantic book awards!

Journalism students receive coveted nod
The Canadian Association of Journalists chose three MRU Journalists as finalists for its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada for 2014! Congrats to The Calgary Journal and the Mount Royal Journalism Program on this extraordinary nod.

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May 27, 2015 — Calgary Herald
MRU erases $7.4-million budget shortfall with retirement offers, mergers, tuition and fee hikes: (Herald — David Docherty, president).

May 26, 2015 — Calgary Journal
Changemaker in Residence’ works with Mount Royal University business school to challenge new ways of thinking: (Calgary Journal — Jill Andres, Changemaker in Residence & James Stauch, director of the Institute for Community Prosperity.)

May 26, 2015 — Nanton News
A royal presentation. (A Grade 11 student shares his experience learning about the possibilities of attending MRU).

May 21, 2015 — Metro Calgary
Mount Royal University faculty to use crowdfunding to support ideas: (Metro — Buffy St-Amand, manager of alumni relations & Ray DePaul, director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.)

May 20, 2015 — Calgary Sun
Mount Royal University's Transitional Vocational Program celebrates 35 years of success

May 2, 2015 — Calgary Herald
Video: Mount Royal University’s Bella Concert Hall moved a little closer to becoming reality with the inaugural season lineup announcement.

May 1, 2015 — Metro
Mount Royal University hopes for tuition ‘reset’ as it limits fee hikes. Story resulting from our budget information session.

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