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AUGUST 30

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  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    Apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for your fall courses today!
    The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning and Eco-Sense are proud to announce the launch of the 2015-16 Green Teaching Certificate Program. The purpose of this program is to reward faculty who teach sustainably, and to give green courses a familiar face among students. Faculty members can qualify for a Green Teaching Certificate by answering questions about their efforts to make their courses more sustainable. To learn more and to apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for your fall courses, please visit http://www.american.edu/ctrl/green.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
    CTRL – Learn New Instructional Tools at the Technology in the Classroom Workshops
    This series of hands-on workshops introduces faculty to innovative instructional technologies and software. This fall, topics include Prezi, WordPress, Tools to Graphically Depict Data, Audio Podcasts with Audacity, Digital Notebooks with Evernote, Polling Tools, RSS Feeds, Piazza, Google Tools, Online Simulations, and Video Tools to Flip Your Classroom. Attend in person or online. To view workshop descriptions, dates, and to register, go to http://www.american.edu/ctrl/techinclassschedule.cfm. To learn more, contact the Teaching & Learning Resources office at -3926 or CTRLtlr@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Academics » Academic Support
    Plan Out Your Semester Workshop (Build a Calendar)
    Bring your smart device, laptop, or paper planner and your syllabi for a hands-on workshop where you can map out your semester. Learn to back-plan and breakdown assignments for a more manageable workload, keeping you sane and stress-free this semester. Semester calendars will be provided. Join us on Wednesday, September 2 from 5:30-6:30 P.M. in MGC 247.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Teaching/Research Assistant General Orientations
    The Office of Graduate Studies is offering general orientation sessions for TAs and RAs. Sessions will cover mentorship, campus regulations and resources, and graduate financial aid requirements. The sessions will also focus on issues and resources related to teaching or research. Please note that RA and TA orientations are offered separately. You need only attend one session. RSVP at the link below.
    RA Sessions
    Sept 3: GotoMeeting, 1-4 pm
    Sept 10: SIS 300, 1-4 pm
    TA Sessions
    Sept 2: SIS 300, 1-4 pm
    Sept 9: GotoMeeting, 1-4 pm
    Sept 12: SIS 300, 9 am-12 pm
    Sept 12: Library Room 115, 1-4 pm
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Time Management and Organization Workshop
    Managing your time, prioritizing, and staying organized builds a strong foundation for success and alleviates stress. Whether you're a first-year student or a continuing student, coming for an overview of successful strategies. We'll cover apps, planners, organizational systems, and to-do lists to help you keep on top of your work and still have time for fun. Join us on Tuesday, September 1 from 5:30-6:30 P.M. in MGC 245!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    BCAN Planning Meeting
    The graduate program in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCaN) is transitioning to a formally interdisciplinary program. The program will still reside in the Psychology Department, but membership in BCaN will be open to faculty who work on BCaN-related research from across CAS and the University. A proposal concerning the transition will be discussed at a Public Meeting this Monday, August 31, at 11:00 in Asbury 336. Please attend the meeting if you wish to discuss the future of the BCaN program. Contact Professor Arthur Shapiro (arthurs@american.edu) for more information.
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Arthur Shapiro, arthurs@american.edu, 202-885-1759
    Opening Reception: Tom Bunnell "When I Get Home From School" Exhibition
    September 8, 6-8 p.m.
    Katzen Rotunda Gallery

    Opening reception for Tom Bunnell's current exhibition "When I Get Home From School.

    Tom Bunnell received his BFA from the University of Oregon in 1995 and his MFA from American University in 1998. Bunnell is currently an adjunct faculty member at American University and has taught in the DC area for the past 16 years. His paintings and drawings deal primarily with the abstract nature of gesture and form. Bunell exhibits his work in the DC area and internationally. His studio is located at 52 O Sreet NW in Washington, DC.
    Sponsor: Department of Art
    Contact: Emily Davis, emilyd@american.edu, 202-885-3849
    Play Jazz with the American University Jazz Orchestra!
    The American University Jazz Orchestra is a full-size Jazz big band that plays swing, bebop, funk, and postbop. We play on concerts and festivals at AU and around the Mid-Atlantic region such as the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. The band also hosts renowned guest artists. We are currently looking for Trumpet, Trombone, and Rhythm section players for the Fall Semester! Contact Jazz Director Joshua Bayer at jbayer@american.edu for audition info.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Joshua Bayer, jbayer@american.edu, 301-943-9144
    Study guitar and Bass at AU!!
    The Department of Performing Arts offers lessons in guitar and bass! Lessons can be taken for credit and non credit. We offer 30 and 60 minute lessons in Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Classical, and more! For more information, contact Joshua Bayer at jbayer@American.edu
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Joshua Bayer, jbayer@American.edu, 301-943-9144
    Tom Bunnell "When I Get Home From School" Exhibition
    Paintings and Drawings by Tom Bunnell

    Show runs August 17 - Septmber 15
    Opening reception: September 8, 6-8 p.m.
    Katzen Rotunda Gallery

    Tom Bunnell received his BFA from the University of Oregon in 1995 and his MFA from American University in 1998. Bunnell is currently an adjunct faculty member at American University and has taught in the DC area for the past 16 years. His paintings and drawings deal primarily with the abstract nature of gesture and form. Bunell exhibits his work in the DC area and internationally. His studio is located at 52 O Sreet NW in Washington, DC.
    Sponsor: Department of Art
    Contact: Emily Davis, emilyd@american.edu, 202-885-3849
  • Academics » Research and Grants
    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SPONSORED RESEARCH RESOURCES INFORMATION SESSION
    AU Faculty are invited to attend a sponsored research resources information session.
    Pre- and Post-Award Processes and Services, Library Resources, Grant App. Writing and Editorial Support Services, Campus Research Support Services, Intellectual Property Processes at AU and Panel Discussions on Experiences Getting that First Grant, as well as Experiences with Large Grants and Collaborative Projects will be discussed. This event will be video-taped.
    Sept. 22, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mary Graydon Center 4-5
    RSVP to abrown@american.edu no later than Sept. 15
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Anita Brown, abrown@american.edu, 202-885-6333
  • Academics » School of International Service
    Dean's Discussion: Leadership in International Security, with Michèle Flournoy
    Please join SIS Dean James Goldgeier for a discussion on leadership in international security with Michèle Flournoy.
    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She served as the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012.
    Sponsor: SIS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Cara Fritz, cfritz@american.edu
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Improve your Professional English Skills or Prepare for the TOEFL at AU
    Registration is now open for AU's fall Part-time English Language Program, which offers Business Communication and TOEFL Preparation for students of intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. Course tuition is now just $575, and students can choose to study twice per week during the evening or on the weekend. Each course includes 10 weeks of classes and a total of 40 in-class hours. All applicants are welcome - students do not need to attend AU to apply. For more information or to register for classes, click on the link below.
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Danielle Capano, capano@american.edu, 202-895-4917
  • Academics » Study Abroad
    AU Abroad General Information Session
    Do you want to know more about AU's exciting study abroad opportunities? Come to one of our General Information Sessions to learn about the study abroad process, our more than 130 programs and get your general questions answered!

    When: Thursday, September 3rd from 5:30pm-6:15pm
    Where: McDowell Formal Lounge
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    AU Abroad General Information Session
    Do you want to know more about AU's exciting study abroad opportunities? Come to one of our General Information Sessions to learn about the study abroad process, our more than 130 programs and get your general questions answered!

    When: Tuesday, September 1st from 5:30pm-6:15pm
    Where: Butler Boardroom
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, aubroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    AU Abroad: Belgium European Union in Action Information Session
    Are you interested in studying the European Union? Come and learn about AU Abroad's exciting opportunity to study the EU in Brussels!

    When: Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:30pm-6:30pm
    Where: MGC 245
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    AU Abroad: Denmark Information Session
    Are you interested in studying abroad in Denmark? Come and learn about the thrilling opportunity to live and study in one of Europe's most vibrant capitals...Copenhagen!

    When: Thursday, September 3rd from 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Where: MGC 245
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    Study in Cuba over winter break with KSB
    This summer, the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations, opening the doors for investment and economic development in Cuba. Kogod’s fall IBUS 244 course will explore this relationship in depth, and will travel to Havana, Cuba and Miami Florida, in January 2016. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity, please see the website. Space is limited, so please act quickly! Registration deadline is September 14. This course is also open to students in the honors program for upper-level credit (see website for additional info.)
    Sponsor: Department of International Business
    Contact: Jolie Roetter, ksbabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1940
  • Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events
    Accounting and Finance Week
    Join us for a combined Accounting & Finance Week, hosted by the Kogod Center for Career Development and co-sponsored by Kogod's Accounting Club and Kogod Management Association. The week starts on Thursday, September 10, with a Big 4 panel. On Monday, September 14 there will be a finance panel, and the last panel will focus on Accounting on September 15. The week concludes on Wednesday, September 16 with a Career Fair and Networking Reception with numerous alumni expected to attend. Come out to the week's events to learn more about the industries and network with local alumni!
    Sponsor: Kogod Center for Career Development
    Contact: Adrienne O'Rourke, aorourke@american.edu, 202-885-1960
  • Finances » Budget/IRC
    August 2015 Issue of HR Newsletter is Available Now
    The August 2015 issue of the HR Newsletter is available now. Articles in the latest issue include: Fall 2015 Tuition Remission Deadline; 2015 Merit Process; It’s Time to Set Your Goals for the Next PMP Cycle; AU Receives Second ‘LEED Gold’ Distinction; Dates and Resources for Managers of Student Employees; Changes to Accessing Time Sheets and Leave Reports; WLD September Training Catalog; and AHealthyU Calendar of events. Click here to read:
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Shelly D'Amico, sdamico@american.edu, 202-885-2730
  • Life@AU » Alternative Breaks
    Alternative Breaks
    Are you interested in social justice and equality? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community? Consider applying to an Alternative Break Program. For more information, please contact altbreak@american.edu, check out www.facebook.com/AUAltBreaks or attend one of our information sessions on September 9 (7-8 p.m., Battelle Atrium) and September 16 (5:30-6:30 p.m., SIS 300).
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Marieka Walsh,Graduate Assistant Alternative Breaks, altbreak@american.edu, 202-885-7322
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    AU Cheer and Dance Team Tryouts
    The AU Cheerleading Team and Dance Team will be holding tryouts on Monday, August 31, from 7:30-11 p.m. and Tuesday, September 1, from 6-8 p.m. in Bender Arena! Please e-mail spirit@american.edu for more information!
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Jackie Murray, jmurray@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    Free Group Exercise Week August 31- September 6
    All Group Exercise Classes are free during the first week of the semester. No pass required, classes will be first-come, first-served, so arrive early! All fitness levels welcome.
    Sponsor: Jacobs Fitness Center
    Contact: Becky Parks, bparks@american.edu, 202-885-6272
    Recreational Sports and Fitness Fall Hours of Operation
    Starting on Saturday, August 29, all Recreational Sports and Fitness facilities will begin to operate on Fall 2015 hours.

    Jacobs Fitness Center:
    Mondays-Thursdays: 6am-12am (midnight)
    Fridays: 6am-9:30pm
    Saturdays: 8:30am-6:30pm
    Sundays: 10:30am-10:30pm

    Cassell Fitness Center:
    Mondays-Thursdays: 6am-11pm
    Fridays: 6am-9:30pm
    Saturdays: 8:30am-4:30pm
    Sundays: 10:30am-6:30pm

    For recreational swim & open court times, please visit our only facility calendar.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Alicia Fodera, fodera@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    LGBTQA Fall Mixer - Sept. 3
    Thursday, September 3, from 7-9 p.m. in Butler Board Room. Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion staff as we welcome new students to AU and returning students back to campus! Enjoy food and the chance to meet LGBTQ organizations and resources from AU and the D.C. area.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Matthew Bruno, mbruno@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Housing & Dining
    Faculty and Staff Meal Plans
    Whatever your work schedule. Get what you want, when you want, where you want. Sign up for your Faculty and Staff Meal Plan today!
    Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs
    Contact: Jamie Finlin, finlin-jamie@aramark.com, 202-885-3177
    One Card Satellite Office Hours Cancelled
    The One Card Satellite Office hours have been cancelled - All One Card operations will take place in the main Housing & Dining Programs Office located on the first floor of Anderson Hall. Should you have any questions please call the main Housing & Dining Programs line at 202-885-3370. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs
    Contact: One Card Programs, idcards@american.edu, 202-885-3370
  • Life@AU » Religious Life
    Ax Welcome Party - Aug 31, 6:00 p.m.
    Are you an international student? Then come hear about Chi Alpha International, our international student program! Dinner is provided, so you have no reason not to come! Location: Butler Board Room
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Blane Young, blaneyoung@gmail.com, 202-885-3320
    First Thursday Night Worship - Sept 3, 8:15 pm
    Join us for our first Thursday Night Worship of the semester!

    Location: Kay Chapel
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Blane Young, blaneyoung@gmail.com, 202-885-3320
    High Holidays at AU
    Alumni, parents, faculty and staff are invited to join AU Hillel and our wonderful community of students in celebrating this year's High Holidays! Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 13, with Yom Kippur following on September 22. Hillel offers Reform and Conservative services. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit https://auhillel.wufoo.com/forms/high-holidays-2015-community-member-ticket-form/
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Jason Benkendorf, hillel@american.edu, 202-885-3324
    Monthly Movie with the Methodists - 'Ex Machina'
    Join us this Tuesday, September 1, at 9 p.m. in Gianni Lounge (MGC 200) for our monthly movie. Free pizza and drinks provided, optional discussion following. We will be showing the 2014 sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. For more information, visit http://www.aumethodists.org/mmm/
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: David Hosey, hosey@american.edu, 443-534-9256
  • Services » Auxiliary Services
    International Students Group: Toward a Global Self
    This group is designed for international students (undergraduate and graduate) who wish to understand their experiences in a new culture and build communication skills in academic and social situations. The group provides information as well as an opportunity to discuss cultural adjustment, communication styles, relationship issues, and career/future plans. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. (Start date TBA) For more info or to sign up, contact Keum Choi, Ph.D. Group leader at choi@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Counseling Center
    Contact: Keum Choi, Ph.D., choi@american.edu, 202-885-3500
  • Work@AU » Federal Work Study
    Become a DC Reads Tutor!
    Looking for a way to use your federal work-study this year? How about volunteering? Make a difference in a child’s life one page at a time and become a DC Reads tutor! Attend a DC READS Information Session: Monday, Sept. 7 in MGC 205 at 5 p.m. For general information about the program, visit www.american.edu/volunteer or contact us at (202) 885-7378 (SERV) or email dcreads@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Tabria Lee-Noonan, dcreads@american.edu, 202-885-7378
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Have you completed your tuition remission application for fall classes? Deadline Sept. 4
    AU offers tuition remission for eligible faculty and staff, spouses, and same-sex domestic partners at AU and Wesley Theological Seminary. Tuition remission applications are due each semester that you will be using the education benefit. Fall 2015 tuition remission online applications are due no later than Friday, Sept. 4. Applications submitted after the due date will be denied. Please note that not all courses are eligible and some education benefits are taxable. Visit the myBenefits site available through the myAU portal for more information. Or apply online using the link below.
    One-on-One Financial Guidance with TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts – Sep 2 & 16
    Meet one-on-one with a TIAA-CREF representative to discuss your unique financial situation and receive guidance to help you maximize your retirement savings as well as plan for other goals. AU offers faculty and staff a great opportunity to save for retirement through the AU retirement plan by matching the first five percent of eligible employee contributions on a two-to-one basis. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-732-8353. For more information about AU’s retirement benefits, visit the 403(b) page on the myBenefits site.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: myBenefits, myBenefits@american.edu, 202-885-3400

Events

Must See Events

      • Wednesday, September 9
      • Federal Work Study (FWS) Job Fair
      • VSPACER
      • Have you been awarded Federal Work Study (FWS)? If so, attend the annual FWS job fair and talk with representatives from more than 30 university offices, local nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. You can even apply on the spot for a part-time student job.
        Employers range from AU Athletics and Public Safety to off-campus organizations such as the Kid Power and the National Air and ...more

        Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions
        Host: Career Center

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Important Dates

  • 08/30/2015: Welcome Week 
  • 08/31/2015: Fall classes begin 
  • 08/31/2015: Late registration (with $100 fee) begins 
  • 09/01/2015: Undergraduate transfer spring 2016 semester admission application deadline for students living outside the U.S. 
  • 09/04/2015: Late registration for fall ends