We would like to wish our neighbors a joyful holiday season shared with family and friends, and a happy and healthy new year. As the year draws to a close, our campus will settle briefly into a less active time with final exams for fall semester finished and students away for the holidays. This year, our university offices will be closed from December 23 through January 1, 2012. The spring semester Welcome Week begins on Monday, January 9, 2012 and classes begin on Monday, January 16.
Happy holidays from all of us at AU, and we hope you enjoy this year’s electronic greeting card.
If you have not been here recently, we invite you to enjoy some of our theater and music performances, along with art exhibits and openings, lectures, and athletic events. There are lots of spots around the campus for a cup of coffee and something to eat. Many of our neighbors walk regularly around the campus.
In January, the popular Washington Winter Antiques Show returns to the American Museum at the Katzen Arts Center on January 6 – 8. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the White House” and the show’s honorary chair is Caroline Kennedy. It is a wonderful show and you will be amazed how the AU Museum is transformed to host more than 40 premier antiques dealers. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.washingtonwintershow.com/.
Please join AU staff, faculty, and students as we participate in a variety of activities celebrating Martin Luther King Day. As our spring semester begins January 16, our MLK Day of Service activities are scheduled for Saturday, January 21. A majority of projects are off campus and involve areas including education, homelessness, hunger, and senior citizens. In the afternoon, we will partner with Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church on a new Campus Kitchen Project to prepare and serve dinner to residents of Regency House on Connecticut Avenue, NW. If you would like to join us on one of these projects, please contact Penny Pagano at 202-885-2167 or by email at email@example.com.