April 22 SIS Alumni in the Atrium: Alexandra Barrantes (SIS/MA '04)
Join SIS career advisors and AU alumna Alexandra Barrantes (SIS/MA '04), social protection specialist, Organization of American States, for SIS Alumni in the Atrium on Tuesday, April 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the SIS Atrium. Ask career-related questions, gather information, and network with SIS alumni, faculty, staff, and students in this open and casual forum.
The Career Center will host the CIA for an information session on Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., in McDowell Formal Lounge. Students are invited to attend and learn about global employment opportunities within the National Clandestine Service (NCS) and Directorate of Intelligence (DI). The recruiter will discuss CIA organizational structure and the application and security clearance process. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
The Career Center will host the FBI for an information session on Tuesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in McDowell Formal Lounge. Representatives from the FBI’s Resource Planning Office (RPO) will provide information about general career opportunities and current openings within their office. Please log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
Correction : "Judaic Turn in Israeli Cinema" date is Thursday, April 24, 4:00 pm
The Dept. of Literature and Center for Israel Studies invite you to a lecture by Dan Chyutin, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Film Professor. Using film clips and his own research Professor Chyutin will address the importance of this shift in Israeli film history and it's significant implications. Refreshments served. Location: Battelle T-10. Thursday, April 24. 4:00 pm.
Gert H. Mueller Social Theory Speaker Series presents Omar Lizardo
Omar Lizardo is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. His talk will be the second event in the Gert H. Mueller Social Theory Speaker Series. This event will be in the Letts Formal Lounge on April 24th from 4:15-6 pm, with a reception to follow. It is free and open to the public, so anyone interested should attend!
The Global Education Forum is a dialogue amongst students, educators and practitioners to identify current issues in international education and consider how best to impart global concerns and cultural perspectives to students who will choose to work locally in NGOs, in the field, or in the classroom at home and abroad. Graduate students and faculty interested in international education are welcome to attend the Global Education Forum on April 22; please register.
Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
We are looking for undergraduates interested in participating in research on attitudes and anxiety. The study will involve a computerized sorting game, as well as a task similar to one you might complete in class. This study will take approximately one hour of your time.
IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT: LAUREN ROTHSTEIN (email@example.com)
*Course credit will be granted to those who qualify for the study
Sleep, Mood, and Cognition Study - Earn research credits and up to $10.50 for participation!
Participants needed for a study of sleep habits, mood, and cognitive functioning. Participants will wear an actigraph watch continuously to monitor their sleep and fill out daily questionnaires about their sleep for 1 week. Then they will come to the lab to complete some short cognitive tasks and several questionnaires about their sleep and mood. Compensation is 2.5 research credits for Psychology students enrolled in Psyc 105/116 OR up to $10.50 cash, depending on number of daily assessments completed, plus 1.5 research credits. Please contact Lauren Skalina if interested.
The CTRL lab (www.american.edu/ctrl/lab.cfm) in Hurst Hall, room 203, has consultants who can assist you in using statistical software, qualitative research software, and online survey software. Drop in between 9:30 AM and 8:30 PM Monday to Thursday, 9:30-7 on Friday, and 12-7 on Saturday. It is easier to help you in person, but if you cannot make it in, contact us about remote support options by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
CTRL Research Support Workshops April 14- April 19 in Hurst 202
Join us this week for our final week of workshops for the Spring semester: Intermediate Qualtrics, Adv. Eviews: Time Series Analysis, Advanced STATA: Spatial Analysis, Intermediate ArcGIS Version B, Intermediate Python, Intro to SPSS Version A. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register for attendance at: https://domino.american.edu/AU/CTRL/CTRL_TrainCal.nsf/Welcome. If you want to schedule in-class workshops for programs we support, please tell us about your needs here: https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cBZa3F5aX6N7TuJ
Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
The Kogod School of Business has proposed a new graduate program, the MS in Analytics, to begin in Fall 2015. Comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome. Please visit http://auapps.american.edu/~mlpark/MS_Analytics.pdf and send your comments to Senior Associate Dean Ajay Adhikari no later than Wednesday, April 23rd. Thank you!
Psychology Participation/Research Credit: Purchase Study
Need research participation credit? Participation in the purchase study would fulfill one hour of your credit requirement. Please email some times you would be free to come into the lab to participate to: email@example.com.
Attention native Spanish speakers! The Psychology Department is looking for people who are learning English as their second language for a quick research trial involving the prediction of coin flips. We are willing to offer $5 or research credit for 15 minutes of your participation. If interested, please email Elizabeth Cubanski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AU Graduate Practicum Celebrates Wilderness 50th Anniversary!
Join the SOC Graduate practicum class as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. We will have a table on the Quad in conjunction with the campus beautification day. Help us celebrate this monumental year by participating in our create your own trail mix, wilderness trivia, and photo-booth. Tell us what wilderness means to you! It will be an exciting event with lots of goodies and giveaways!
DC Startup Forum: Maria Thomas, Tips On E-Commerce And Online Communities
Rx for Success: Tips from the Digital Doctor on E-Commerce and Online Communities. April, 22, 2014, 7:00pm at the WAMU Media Center. Snacks are served at 6:30 p.m. Free admission with RSVP through web link.
SOC & National Gallery of Art Host Garry Winogrand Inspired Film Series
Part 3 of 3: April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in SOC's Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater McKinley Building, 2nd Floor. Free and open to the public.
Film: Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer. Introductory remarks by Professor Iwan Bagus, SOC film & media arts.
The National Gallery of Art & SOC will host a series of films related to iconic photographer, Garry Winogrand and the NGA exhibition of his photographic works. Winogrand was a street photographer known for his portrayal of life in New York City and the U.S. from the 1950's to 1970's.
The deadline to submit screenplays for the Visions Award is Friday April 18 at 5:00 p.m.! Be sure to submit and have the chance for your work to be recognized by industry professionals. We accept work from students from all programs and it is FREE to enter.
For applications, guidelines, and to view the work of past winners, visit: american.edu/soc/visions
The bimonthly portrait session on main campus will take place on Monday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MGC 245. Please go to www.timecenter.com/auphotography and click on the Main Campus Faculty/Staff tab to make an appointment. These are the standard AU portrait for use in your work duties and on your web profile page. If you can't make the on-campus sessions, you can also make an individual appointment to come to our studio at 4401 Connecticut Ave. at a more convenient time.
Get Dirty on Earth Day with AU's Sustainability Service Day
The Office of Sustainability is hosting the second annual Sustainability Service Day on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22) from 8 a.m. to noon. Help us restore the Battery-Kemble section of Rock Creek Park, right next to AU's campus, by removing invasive species and winter debris. This event is part of Campus Beautification Day, and all volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and delicious BBQ in the amphitheater at noon. RSVP at the link below by Monday, April 21.
Participate in the 21st Annual Campus Beautification Day
Campus Beautification Day is beautiful evidence of AU's culture of sustainability, now in its 21st year. Join hundreds of campus members on Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day) to beautify campus and leave a lasting legacy. Volunteer work runs from 8 AM until noon at 14 planting sites across the main campus, WCL, the Brandywine building, and 4401 Connecticut Avenue (WAMU). Visit the registration table on the quad outside MGC to select a project and receive a 100% organic cotton CBD t-shirt. Come to the amphitheater at noon for a free BBQ for volunteers.
Sunday, April 27 1 to 3 p.m. Expand your child’s imagination with a fun, creative art class inspired by local artist BK Adams, whose work will be on display in the sculpture garden beginning April 1. Bring an item, such as a toy or figurine, that can be repurposed into art. Children should wear clothing that can get messy. They should also bring a spare pair of clothing to splatter painted on. After completing the sculptures, kids will splatter paint on their clothes reminiscent of Adams’ work. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Fee is $10.
Journalist Lawrence Lanahan: The Making of "The Lines Between Us" | April 23, 1:30 | MGC 200
Lawrence Lanahan, journalist and AU alumnus (M.A. sociology, 2002), will discuss the Alfred I. duPont Award-winning public radio series from Baltimore’s WYPR that spent a year investigating regional inequality. He’ll discuss how to tell stories that are heavily informed by social science, rooted in the community, reported through an equity lens, and willing to engage contentious lines of race and class. Reception and refreshments to follow. This event is co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology and Sociology.
Open Forum with President Neil Kerwin and Board Chair Jeff Sine
The AU community is invited to attend a question-and-answer session with AU's president and Board of Trustees chair, on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Butler Board Room. Topics include facilities updates, social responsibility, and more. The forum is held each fall and spring.
Personal E-Waste Drive April 22, 2014 (Campus Beautification Day) 8 a.m.-noon, quad
Do you have a pile of electronics at home you’re not using? AU will be hosting its annual E-Waste Drive on the quad, April 22, 2014, on Campus Beautification Day from 8 a.m. to noon. All electronics will be recycled or reused and diverted from landfill. To see a complete list of items you can bring, please check out our website: http://bit.ly/AcceptedElectronics. Got AU owned electronic equipment? If you have AU owned electronics you no longer need that is ready for pick up, you must send a request to AUSurplus@american.edu.
Human Rights Defenders: Community Development in Rural Haiti
You're invited to hear from a leader of a Haitian community organization speak about twenty years of grassroots development in the town of Fondwa. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about pre- and post-earthquake Haiti from a Haitian perspective.
Thursday, April 24 at noon in Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge. Free pizza will be provided! Please RSVP to KSLC@american.edu.
Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
Free LSAT Workshop and LSAT Preparation Course Discount!
American University Mock Trial is hosting a free Law School Admissions workshop for all students interested in applying to law school. Come learn how to craft the perfect personal statement, how to secure the best letters of recommendation, and the best methods for tackling the beast that is the Law School Admission Test from a Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor. Plus, all attendees who sign in receive a $200 discount on a Blueprint LSAT Prep live class. Free pizza! Tuesday, April 22nd from 8-9 PM Ward 113
Philippine American Coalition's First Annual Culture Night Show
We are pleased to invite students to our first annual culture night show at Kreeger Theater on April 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM. We will be performing an original play called "Tuluyan: Temporary Home" with music and dancing. Free food will be included. Please come and support our group!
The Undergraduate Business Administration is looking for students to join it's E-Board next semester. Here is your opportunity to make an impact on your school and your community, all the while getting a great addition to your resume.
Click the link bellow to download the application. http://bit.ly/1p33SPU
Know the Name Campaign: End the Stigma of Homelessness
On April 12 and 19, spend the day at Eastern Market, and learn about the ways that we stereotype homeless individuals during our day to day lives. Helping the homeless needs to be more than just giving money or volunteering, we need to break down the stigma of homelessness by treating them more like our neighbors. Learn how you can make a difference by attending the Know the Name Campaign event at Eastern Market. We hope to see you there.
Students Helping Honduras will be holding a thrift shop on April 23! All items will be sold for under $5, and all proceeds benefit finishing to build a middle school in Honduras. Donate your gently used clothing, books, shoes, accessories, room decor, sports equipment, DVDs, etc now until April 21! There are SHH boxes in all Residence Hall lobbies!
Volunteers Needed - Splash to Savings: The 570,000 gallon challenge
Spend the Friday before Earth Day doing a hands-on project to save water! This Friday, April 18, starting at 10 a.m., students led by campus Green Eagles and Facilities Management staff will install low-flow faucet aerators to save water. This project will save AU 570,000 gallons of water each year, enough to fill AU's swimming pools! Hard work will be rewarded with pizza. Meet outside MGC at 10 a.m. for training (if rain, meet in the Tavern). Please RSVP using the link provided.
Apply to be an AU Peer Health Educator and member of the Cabana Crew or the Wellness Crew today! Gain communications, marketing, and presentation skills while engaging with fellow students on health topics such as sexual health, mental health, alcohol, and drugs. Applications due FRIDAY, APRIL 25, BY 5 P.M. Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis, so sooner is better! Contact Meghan Cohen at email@example.com for more information. Click this link to apply: http://tinyurl.com/AU-Peer-Health
Yoga in the Galleries - April 23, 10 a.m., Katzen Museum
Led by certified Kripalu Yoga teacher Eva Blutinger, this yoga class is a great opportunity to de-stress and start your Wednesday with mental clarity, relaxation, and art. Eva is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher dedicated to the practice of yoga for over 17 years. She loves sharing the gift of yoga and its profound healing effects for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Join us on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the Katzen Museum. Please bring a mat.
"For the Night is Dark and Full of Terrors" - Lent and Easter with Game of Thrones
Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community throughout Lent and Easter as we explore George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series and what (if any) insights can be gleaned that help to reflect on Christian faith. We continue this Saturday night, April 19, at midnight in the Kay Chapel for the Easter Vigil with a sermon entitled "For the Night is Dark and Full of Terrors." No prior experience with the series is required! A time of food and community follows the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
"The Man Who Passes the Sentence Should Swing the Sword" - Lent with Game of Thrones
Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community throughout Lent and Easter as we explore George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series and what (if any) insights can be gleaned that help to reflect on Christian faith. We continue this Friday, April 18, at noon in the Kay Chapel for Good Friday with a sermon entitled "The Man Who Passes the Sentence Should Swing the Sword." No prior experience with the series is required! Everyone is welcome to attend.
"There Is Only One Thing We Say to Death: Not Today" - Easter with Game of Thrones
Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community for Easter as we explore George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series and what (if any) insights can be gleaned that help to reflect on Christian faith. We finish this Sunday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kay Chapel for Easter Sunday with a sermon entitled "There Is Only One Thing We Say to Death: Not Today." No prior experience with the series is required! A free Easter dinner follows the service. Everyone is welcome!
United Methodist-Protestant Holy Week Services The United Methodist-Protestant Community will offer a number of worship services for Holy Week: Thursday, April 17 * Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Tenebrae Service, 11:00 p.m., Kay Chapel Friday, April 18 * Good Friday Service, noon, Kay Chapel Saturday, April 19 * Easter Vigil Service, Midnight., Kay Chapel Sunday, April 20 * Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. Lawn behind Kay * Easter Sunday Service, 7:00 p.m., Kay Chapel Everyone is welcome.
Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: People Management Basics
Learn American University’s managerial policies and procedures that you will carry out daily. Topics covered include: employment policies and employment law, compensation policies, recruiting, e-actions, timesheet management, directing a flexible workforce, employee probation, and the basics of FMLA, short- and long-term disability. Our next available session will be on Thursday, May 8 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in MGC 200. To register, log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning.”
Double Mirror is a mixed media exhibition of 30 Korean-American artists on view at the American University Museum April 1 though June 1. These unique artists convey the cultural complexity and richness of serving two countries, Korea and America.
The first event of the 2014 Social Learning Summit 2014 is the Faculty Faceoff. This panel brings together professors and faculty from each school to talk about integrating social media into the classroom, and how social media has affected their teaching styles.
Through this workshop, you will develop a better understanding of your own multiple identities, explore personal experiences you have had with privilege and oppression, and critically evaluate how we are socialized to adopt beliefs that maintain harmful attitudes and behaviors in U.S. society. Join us to learn what you can do to break negative patterns of socialization and learn strategies to ...more
The annual Campus Beautification Day will take place on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (RAINDATE: April 23) all over campus. Students, faculty, staff and the AU community are invited to help plant trees and flowers, spread mulch and participate in a variety of `green` activities. SIGN UP is from 8am until 11:00 am in front of the steps of Mary Graydon where you can pick up free gloves, water and a ...more
Freshman Day is AU's premier event for admitted students and their families. At Freshman Day, you and your family will meet current AU students and faculty, tour the campus with a student ambassador and learn about academic programs, the career center, study abroad, campus life, scholarships, financial aid and more. Register by contacting us directly at 202-885-6000 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m....more
To learn more about Today@AU or to submit an announcement, please visit the myAU portal. Today@AU lists events from the Master Calendar. To learn how to schedule and advertise an event see the Resource 25 informational site.
WCL: Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays)