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February 2017 - AU in the Neighborhood Newsletter

AU Names Sylvia Mathews Burwell As Its New President

Incoming AU President

Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been named the 15th President of American University. She succeeds Neil Kerwin as president and will assume her responsibilities on June 1, 2017.

Burwell, the first woman to hold the highest leadership position at AU, emerged as the top candidate in a competitive national search. A Rhodes Scholar, she is known to possess an inherent intellectual curiosity that she has applied to push the boundaries of knowledge to address complex problems.

“These traits, combined with her experience and commitment to education and research, make her well-suited to lead AU at this moment in our history, as we build on the momentum and progress achieved in recent years,” said Jack Cassell, Chairman of AU’s Board of Trustees. 

“My family and I are honored and excited to become a part of this vibrant AU community,” said Burwell. “American University’s distinctive mix of academic strengths, its influential scholars, engaged students, successful alumni and extraordinary location are great assets. AU’s trajectory over the last decade enables us to leverage our strengths and think in bold, ambitious ways.”

“Given the challenges facing higher education, our nation, and our world, there is no better time for American University to assert its considerable strengths, to lead and convene thought leaders, and take on the world’s thorniest problems,” Burwell added. “I welcome the opportunity to help AU expand its scholarly influence, enhance the student experience, and be a model for inclusion and innovation at a time when these ideals are vitally important.”

Burwell comes to AU after serving as the 22nd Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a Cabinet role she held from 2014 through the end of President Obama’s second term. Prior to that, Burwell was Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), also a Cabinet position.

An accomplished senior government official and global foundation executive, Burwell has managed large and complex organizations across the public and private sector. Her career reflects strategic thought leadership at the highest levels of U.S. government, and global executive leadership at two of the world’s largest and most well-known non-profit and corporate foundations. Prior to her roles in the Obama Administration, she was President of the Walmart Foundation, where she led efforts to fight hunger in America, empower women around the world and improve local communities. Previously, she served for a decade at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Chief Operating Officer and as founding President of the Global Development Program, where she helped advance solutions to some of the most pressing global public health issues.

Burwell also held leadership roles in the Clinton Administration, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President and Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of Treasury. Burwell has served on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, MetLife, and the University of Washington Medical Center, among other organizations.

Please join us in welcoming Sylvia Mathews Burwell, her husband Stephen, and their children, Helene and Matthew, to the AU community. Over the coming months, there will be opportunities to welcome and get to know Burwell as her family prepares to join our community this summer.

 

Vice President of Campus Life Gail Hanson To Retire

Retiring VP of the Office of Campus Life at American University

American University President Neil Kerwin announced that Vice President of Campus Life Gail Hanson will retire on March 31 after 20 years of stellar service to the campus community.

Kerwin noted Hanson’s commitment and professionalism to AU's students and the entire university for two decades, and said, “Her positive impact on the campus experiences of a generation of students is difficult to overestimate. She improved campus life immeasurably for thousands who are now dedicated AU alumni. She will be missed.”

Hanson came to AU in 1997 as vice president of student services, which became the Office of Campus Life in the 2001–2002 school year. The office’s goal, rooted in the strategic plan, was to organize campus services to enhance campus life for students, staff, faculty, and provide more efficient services for students in particular.

Throughout her tenure, Hanson helped with the evolution of the Office of Campus Life’s mission statement, "to integrate students into a diverse university community; promote their intellectual, social, and spiritual development; and in collaboration with faculty, prepare students for lifelong learning and global citizenship." She served as an expert, wise, and dedicated advocate for the growth and well-being of AU students.

Hanson’s wide-ranging impact on the university includes overseeing academic support to mental health services; disability support; community engagement; diversity and inclusion; orientation, housing, and dining; student conduct; university center and student activities; student health and wellness; campus chaplains; and international student and scholar services. She built a strong, dedicated staff at the Office of Campus Life and provided a robust, varied program for their professional development.

Hanson’s other contributions include helping the Center for Community Engagement and Service consistently earn a place on the honor roll of top service-oriented colleges and universities; collaborating with partners to help expand and enhance AU's student housing, and in the development of a residential curriculum and the professionalization of the resident staff; spearheading the modernization of the Student Conduct Code; and the creation of the Veteran's Liaison Network.

Her cross-campus work included chairing the Workplace Conduct Advisory Committee which led to AU's memberships in the Workers' Rights Consortium and Fair Labor Association; creating and chairing of the Community Liaison Committee as mandated by the city zoning authorities; representing AU for eight years on the Patriot League Policy Committee; and providing oversight for our Title IX activities. With regard to Title IX, she worked diligently to bring our systems into line with evolving Department of Education policies and guidance.

Under Hanson’s leadership, the Office of Campus Life also earned one silver and three gold NASPA Excellence Awards for exemplary programs and initiatives.

Plans for interim leadership of the Office of Campus Life will be announced in a few weeks.


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Winter Doesn’t Stop AU’s Farmers’ Market

KAM2016-01-01 Farmers Market

Rain, snow, or sun, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., the quad space around the Mary Graydon building welcomes students, faculty, staff, and neighbors to browse goods ranging from farm fresh vegetables to homemade breads and desserts at the AU farmers’ market.

The market is a coordinated effort between AU and Pennsylvania-based Agora Farms, an intermediary for bringing Amish and Mennonite and “English” farm goods to American University’s campus as well as to Eastern Market on Saturdays and Sundays.

Girardot's Crumbs Bakery also offers a variety of fresh breads including raisin pecan, harvest grain, pain de campagne, jalapeno cheddar, sourdough, challah, whole wheat, focaccia, black Russian, NY rye, artisan baguettes, and tea breads, as well as chocolate chip cookies, mini pies, and cobblers.

The farmers’ market supports locally-grown food and offers the convenience of having fresh food available right on campus for the benefit of the campus community and surrounding neighborhood.


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AU Athletics to Celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Feb. 11

Woman and girl playing hockey

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the American University Department of Athletics and Recreation will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day during the women’s basketball game versus Army West Point. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Following the game, each of AU's seven varsity women's teams – basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, and volleyball – along with the cheer and dance squads will lead skills clinics and sign autographs for kids of all ages in attendance on the floor of Bender Arena. The clinic is free for everyone with a game ticket. Children are asked to wear athletic shoes for the clinic.

Advance tickets may be purchased online for $4 using the code "NGWSD17" at checkout. Click here to purchase tickets, or call (202) 885-TIXX for more information.

Click here to watch a video from a past National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration at AU featured on Eye on the Eagles.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day is celebrated nationwide with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities to honor achievement and help encourage the participation of girls and women in sports. The Sports Day began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympian volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports.

 

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Spring Arts Season Kicks Off at AU

Katzens Museum at night

Five new exhibitions opened in late January at the Katzen Arts Center’s Alper Initiative for Washington Art. The exhibitions are part of AU’s spring arts season and are free and open to neighbors as well as the entire DC community. Exhibits include:

Joe Cameron: Touching Air
January 28 - March 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Katzen Museum, First-Floor Exhibition

The sixth exhibition in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art features Washington photographer Joe Cameron’s black and white photographs. Few photographers have been more interested in drawing and design, or more steeped in imagery whose analogues are poetic, musical, and phenomenological. Despite the continuity and traditionalism of his professional life as a long-time Washington, DC resident and teacher at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Cameron ultimately has found himself in a milieu whose boundaries were perhaps more than ordinarily porous in relation to “purity” of any medium. He has found a way to use the camera in service to a visual quest that balances the subjective and the objective in a singular balancing act. A catalog featuring an essay by Jane Livingston accompanies this exhibition.

Mike Shaffer: Towers and Monuments
January 28 - March 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Katzen Museum, First-Floor Exhibition

This exhibition presents sculptures and paintings that incorporate the artist’s career-long fascination with grid-patterning and perpendicular stacking techniques, selected from a body of work created by the artist beginning in the early 1970s to the present. The exhibition highlights Shaffer’s inventive combination of styles of Minimalism, Pop, and Conceptual art and is rooted in an empirical scientific method. The exhibition is curated by Bobby Donovan.

Julie Wolfe: Quest for Third Paradise
January 28 - March 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Katzen Museum, Second-Floor Exhibition

What if we could better understand our own human social systems – the means by which we communicate with each other, the patterns that govern our interdependence, and the minutiae that form those larger structures? And what if we could appreciate the infinitely more complex systems that thrive in our natural world? Perhaps we, as humans, could then see how we fit into a larger universal system housed by nature: an ecological world in which our relationship to nature is not adversarial, but one of peaceful coexistence. This is the vision of Julie Wolfe's Quest for a Third Paradise.

New Ruins

January 28 - March 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Katzen Museum Second-Floor Exhibition

This exhibition explores the tactile, perceptual, and temporal dimensions of surface and form among a resonant grouping of abstract works. Physical processes such as rubbing, layering, building, wearing away and, on occasion, obliterating, combine to offer an alternative to the traditional painter’s mark, altering perception of time and presence. Materials such as bronze, marble, plaster, stone, metal, clay, and wood are used to expand the language of painting and its traditional viewing modes. New Ruins features works by N. Dash, Jessica Dickinson, Donald Moffett, Sam Moyer, Nathlie Provosty, and Brie Ruais. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the AU Studio Art Department, and is curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell.

Mehring/Wellspring
January 28 - March 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Katzen Museum, First-Floor Exhibition

This exhibition presents a survey sample of the early Color Field paintings of Howard Mehring (1931-1978). Building on the late 1950s breakthrough stain paintings of Morris Louis and Ken Noland, Mehring was prominent amongst the artists of the loosely-defined Washington Color School. His initial Color Field pictures were made of dappled zones of subtle colors. By the mid-1960s, he changed his abstract style to one of geometric patterns using bolder colors, and by the end of the decade, Mehring had quit painting. He died prematurely in 1978 at age 47. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with a guest essay by art historian E. A. Carmean, Jr.

Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967 - 71
January 13 - February 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Katzen AU Museum

The exhibit explores the profound friendship between California artist Marion Pike and legendary designer Coco Chanel. It features five portraits of Chanel, painted by Pike, following a meeting between the two women at Chanel's Paris atelier in 1967. The meeting sparked an immediate friendship between the women which is captured in a series of at least 13 expressive, color-saturated portraits of the fashion icon. In addition to the large-scale portraits, the exhibit features haute couture pieces styled by Coco Chanel for Marion and her daughter, Jeffie Pike Durham, who generously loaned all of the pieces for the collection. Curated by Amy de la Haye, London College of Fashion, this exhibit marks the first time this collection will be displayed in North America. 

 

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AU Partners With Veteran-Owned Composting Firm

Man standing on compost

Since the start of the new year, American University’s Facilities Management and Office of Sustainability have found a new way to promote the university’s Zero Waste goal while also supporting veterans. AU is contracted with Veteran’s Compost, a local business that employs veterans and their family members, for the removal of organic food waste from the Terrace Dining Room and the Davenport Coffee Lounge.

As their name suggests, Veteran’s Compost will collect food scraps from designated bins at both locations and turn them into high-quality compost at their licensed and permitted sites. The company’s services also will be available for the university’s Zero Waste events, upon request. Their composting process is fueled entirely by wind power, and the compost is 100 percent organic and approved for organic farming. Veteran’s Compost takes particular pride in its reliability and trustworthiness by reasoning, “If we can show up on time and on target on the battlefield, you can trust us with your food scraps.”

Veteran’s Compost’s dual mission is to “fuel (their) growth with people and material that others pass over,” and to that end, their hiring and employment practices help to address the fact that Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans have an unemployment rate that exceeds the national average. In addition to its work at AU, the veteran-employed firm has provided composting services for notable events such as the Marine Corps Marathon and the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, as well as countless weddings and festivals.

“This partnership not only helps AU move forward in our goal of zero waste sent to landfill,” remarked Director of Sustainability Programs Megan Litke, “but embodies the AU values of service and community partnerships.”

For more information about AU’s composting and sustainability practices, contact sustainability@american.edu. For information about Veteran’s Compost, visit their website.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Yoga in the Galleries
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 10 a.m.
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Led by certified Kripalu Yoga teacher Eva Blutinger, this yoga class provides mental clarity and relaxation in the peaceful surroundings of our art galleries. Please bring a mat. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 for museum members, and free for members at the Associates level and above. www.tinyurl.com/ aumtickets.


AU Farmers’ Market
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Every Wednesday, the quad space around the Mary Graydon building buzzes with activity as students, faculty, staff, and neighbors browse goods ranging from farm-fresh vegetables to homemade breads and desserts at the AU Farmers’ Market. The market is a coordinated effort between AU and Pennsylvania-based Agora Farms. Upper Crust Bakery also offers a variety of fresh breads, including raisin pecan, harvest grain, pain de campagne, jalapeno cheddar, sourdough, challah, whole wheat, focaccia, black Russian, NY rye, artisan baguettes, and tea breads, as well as chocolate chip cookies, mini pies, and cobblers.
 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
February 1, 6 p.m.
Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater

FRONTLINE documentary follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors – including Gawande – are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited, and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. Documentary will be followed by panel discussion about medicine and end of life care.
Panel moderated by Tina Ulrich, physician and AU professor. Panelists: Mark Schaefer, AU Chaplain, Niel Rosen, bioethicist and professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; and Carol G Kaplun, Nurse Care Manager, Iona Senior Services. Free of charge. For more information, contact LydiaS@american.edu, 202-885-2220.


Women’s Basketball vs. Colgate University
February 1, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bender Arena


Friday Gallery Tours
February 2, 10, 17, 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Katzen AU Museum

Free, docent-led tours of the Spring Exhibitions are held every Friday through the close of the exhibitions. Tours highlight themes of the current exhibitions and last 45 minutes to one hour. Tours meet at the museum front desk at 11:30 a.m. No RSVP required. For more information, visit http://www.american.edu/cas/museum/events.cfm.


Men’s Basketball vs. Lehigh University
February 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Bender Arena

Family four-pack tickets available for 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas. Call (202) 885-TIXX.


Gallery Talk with Mike Shaffer
February 4, 4 – 5 p.m.
Katzen AU Museum
Artist Mike Shaffer talks with curator Bobby Donovan about his series of grid-patterns and perpendicular stacking techniques in his works from the 1970s to present.


Young Voices from Prison – The Free Minds Book Club
February 5, 10:15 a.m.
Episcopal Church (4201 Albemarle St.)

The Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop uses books and creative writing to transform the lives of youths sentenced to prison as adults. Workshop Executive Director Tara Libert and "Poet Ambassadors" recently released from prison will tell about the personal impact of the program. A follow-up workshop will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Rooms 205 and 212, and will feature a light lunch and a poetry reading of current prisoners. 


Wrestling vs. Binghamton University

February 5, 12 – 2 p.m.
Bender Arena



Kids@Katzen Family Day

February 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Katzen Kreeger Lobby Gallery Exhibition

Families are invited to attend a hands-on workshop inspired by paintings and drawings by DC-based artist Julie Wolfe. Join Julie for an age appropriate tour followed by an art project that’s fun for the whole family. Tickets are $20 per family of four, $5 for each additional person. Best for children ages 5 – 12. Advance registration is recommended at: http://auyoga.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=931494


On the Map: Writing Israel's Story with Documentary Filmmaker Dani Menkin
February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater

Dani Menkin, author, filmmaker, and two-time Israeli Academy Award winner will show clips and speak about the process of writing and creating his newest documentary, On the Map, the uplifting, inspiring and true story of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1977 European Championship. The film recounts how an Israeli basketball team gave hope to a nation in a time when Israel was still suffering the heartache of the 1972 Olympic massacre, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. To attend, RSVP here.  


Never the Same Day Twice: Art History and Curatorial Practice
February 8, 4 – 6 p.m.
Abramson Family Recital Hall

Virginia Treanor, associate curator for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will present a lecture on her adventures as a curator and how she has learned to balance exhibition planning with unexpected challenges and opportunities. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.


Men’s Basketball vs. Boston University
February 8, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Bender Arena


Katzen Sound Bites
February 9 and 23, 12:35 – 12:55 p.m.
Katzen Rotunda, First Floor

Join AU student and faculty performers for live midday mini-concerts.  Free and open to the public.


INTERFERENCE: Music in the Museum

February 9, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Katzen AU Museum

INTERFERENCE new music collective presents contemporary and classical works that draw connections to the notion of process music, including minimalism, algorithmic music, and chance determination. Featuring a combination of acoustic and digital musical instruments, computer performers, and visual components, INTERFERENCE is an exploration with a distinctly intermedia focus. Free and open to the public.


Women’s Basketball vs. Army West Point
February 11, 2 – 4 p.m.
Bender Arena



Wrestling vs. Old Dominion University
February 12, 12 – 2 p.m.
Bender Arena



Storytelling and Animal Protection with HSUS
February 14, 7 p.m.
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater

If you like animal videos, we've got an evening for you. Chad Sisneros is the managing director of the Creative Department at The Humane Society of the United States, with 20 years of experience shooting, editing, and campaigning for animal protection. Through a camera lens, his teams have supported many of HSUS' largest campaigns against factory farming, puppy mills, dogfighting, and the Canada seal hunt, just to name a few. The strength of their video storytelling is one of the main drivers of their campaign success at HSUS. A reception will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. Free of charge. 


Women’s Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins University
February 15, 3 – 5 p.m.
Jacobs Field



Women’s Basketball vs. Lafayette College
February 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bender Arena

 

Personalizing the Presidency: Digital Media and the Obama White House
February 15, 7 p.m.
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater

Panel discussion in which three former White House media staffers tell the stories behind the photos, videos, and other visual media that helped shape Obama's image. Audience Q&A to follow. Panelists include Amanda Lucidon, former official White House photographer; Adam Garber, former video director for the White House Office of Digital Strategy; and Kodiak Starr, former creative director for the White House Office of Digital Strategy. Free of charge. A reception will precede the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.


Wrestling vs. George Mason University
February 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bender Arena


Dracula
February 18, 2 – 4 p.m., 8 – 10 p.m.
Greenberg Theatre

Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists. Culminating in a wild and shocking confrontation between the King of Vampires and those who would rid the world of him, this adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (playscripts.com). Adult content and some mild adult language. Tickets: $10–15. RSVP Required: http://american.tix.com
 

Men's Basketball vs. Holy Cross
February 19, 12 - 2 p.m.
Bender Arena

Family four-pack tickets available for 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas. Call (202) 885-TIXX.


Women’s Lacrosse vs. UMBC
February 22, 3 – 5 p.m.
Jacobs Field

 

Hate Rising
February 22, 6 p.m.
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater

This timely documentary was inspired by the incident in which journalist Jorge Ramos was ejected from a Donald Trump press conference and told by the then-presidential candidate to "go back to Univision." The Mexican-born Ramos examines how hate is contagious and sits down with the white nationalists who are emboldened by the Trump campaign. An intimate portrait of our country emerges offering first-hand accounts of Americans who have been targets of hate in various parts of the country and highlights the simmering anger just beneath the surface. A panel discussion will follow documentary with director Catherine Tambini, sound recordist Peter Miller, and cinematographer Larry Engel.


Women’s Basketball vs. United States Naval Academy
February 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bender Arena



Free Parking featuring Joe Cameron
February 23, 5:30 – 7 pm.
Katzen AU Museum

This season’s salon-style conversation in the Alper Initiative will feature a conversation between curator Jane Livingston and Joe Cameron on the poetic compositions in his black and white photographs. Free and open to all interested in Washington DC-based art. Space is limited. RSVP Required: https://alperjoecameron.eventbrite.com


The Half-Life of Freedom: Jelani Cobb

February 23, 7 p.m.
Abramson Family Recital Hall 

The Bishop C. C. McCabe Lecture Series features guest speaker Jelani Cobb, an American writer, author, and educator. Journalist Hendrik Hertzberg described the work of 2015 Hillman Prize winner Cobb as combining the “rigor and depth of a professional historian with the alertness of a reporter, the liberal passion of an engaged public intellectual and the literary flair of a fine writer.” Cobb is renowned for his up-to-the-moment meditations and breakdowns of the complex dynamics of race and racism in America. Whether speaking on Black Lives Matter and activism, the battle zones of Ferguson or Baltimore, or the legacy of a black presidency – or, more generally, on the history of civil rights, violence, and inequality in employment, housing, or incarceration in America – Cobb speaks with the surety and articulate passion of the best journalists. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-half-life-of-freedom-jelani-cobb-tickets-29382071567


Allegro
February 23, 24, 8 – 10 p.m.; February 25, 2 – 4 p.m., 8 – 10 p.m.
Katzen Studio Theatre

A small-town doctor tries to follow in his father’s footsteps, but is tempted by fortune, fame, and the big city. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most innovative and contemporary musical explores the challenges facing an ordinary person in a chaotic modern world. Tickets: $10 – 15. RSVP required: http://american.tix.com
 

Metropolitan Church Book & Bake Sale
February 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; February 25, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; February 26, 9 – 11 a.m.
Metropolitan Church (corner of Nebraska and New Mexico Aves.)

Peruse the thousands of used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs for sale, as well as a bake sale featuring two homemade soups. Half of the proceeds from the sale will benefit a group of AU students traveling to West Virginia in March to work for the Appalachia Service Project creating safer, warmer, drier homes. The other half will support Educare, a preschool program for DC kids living in poverty in Wards 7 and 8. For more information, see nationalchurch.org; email metroumw@gmail.com; or follow on twitter @metropolitanumw.


Women’s Lacrosse vs. Drexel University
February 25, 12 – 2 p.m.
Jacobs Field



Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola University
February 25, 2 – 4 p.m.
Bender Arena


New Century Music Club
February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Katzen AU Museum

For one night only, the American University Museum will become the New Century Music Club. Enjoy live performances and conversation commemorating the American expression and meaning that inspired the beloved music of the Great American Songbook and beyond. Interpretations by award-winning pianist-composers will accompany singers to celebrate the veteran politician/performer and DC-notable chanteur - Hon. James Symington and his wife Sylvia. Refreshments will be served. Tickets $25 per person. RSVP required: http://auyoga.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=931493


Artist Talk: Sam Moyer
February 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Katzen Event Space Room 201

Sam Moyer introduces students and the public to her work, which fuses the languages of painting, sculpture, and photography. Moyer’s work is featured in the exhibition New Ruins at the American University Museum. Free and open to the public.


Culture@Katzen

February 28, 2 – 4 p.m.
Katzen AU Museum

Program provides a focused look and discussion on select works from Quest for a Third Paradise, a solo-exhibition of paintings and drawings by Julie Wolfe. Free and open to the public.

 

Highlights from the 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
February 28, 7 p.m.
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
The Environmental Film Festival is the largest and longest running festival of its kind in the country and will present more than 140 films to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing earth. The films will explore endangered wildlife, freshwater and oceans, food and agriculture, energy and resources, sustainable living, and the built environment. Join Festival Executive Director Maryanne Culpepper for a sneak peek at some of the most exciting new films to be shown during the 25th annual festival. Free of charge.




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