• Academics » Academic Support
    Final Exam Prep Drop-In Hours
    Do you have questions about studying for final exams? Visit the Academic Support and Access Center in MGC 243 to talk with an ASAC counselor about study tips and test-taking strategies to help you prepare for final exams.

    Drop-In Hours will be available on Monday, April 21, Wednesday, April 23, and Friday, April 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment necessary, first come first served!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center,, 202-885-3360
  • Academics » Career Center
    #ineedajob: Acing Your Interview
    Employers conduct interviews to assess three primary factors that influence their hiring decisions: your likelihood for success given your background and skills, your willingness to perform the position’s duties, and your cultural fit with the organization. Participate in this interactive workshop on Wednesday, April 30, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Career Center library and learn about types of interviews and scenarios you might face, practice answering tough interview questions, and gain other insider tips and tricks for mastering your interview.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Cait Domagal,, 202-885-6007
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    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.
    Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies
    Contact: Laura Cutler,, 202-885-3780
    Dance Program Placement Auditions
    On Saturday April 26, 2014 the Dance Program will have its spring placement auditions. The auditions will take place in the Katzen Dance studio (Katzen 152) from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    The American University Department of Performing Arts Dance Program will hold placement auditions prior to clearance for registration in intermediate and advanced level dance classes. These auditions allow the program to standardize registration procedures and regulate the curriculum in all dance technique classes.

    To attend you must register.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Melanie George,
    Electro-Acoustic Concert at 3 PM on Sunday in Katzen
    Join the AU Workshop and the Audio Technology Real Time Performance Workshop as they present Sound Collage, a concert that blurs the lines between acoustic music and technology. Where else can you hear Led Zeppelin's No Quarter with triggered video, a percussion piece played on tables with lighting effects, and the premiere of a bossa nova written by faculty composer Joel Friedman with text by Emily Dickinson? Check out this concert experience on Sunday at 3 PM in the Abramson Family Recital Hall.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Noah Getz,, 850-459-3341
    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.


    *Course credit will be granted to those who qualify for the study
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Lauren Rothstein,
    Israeli Film Screening "Jaffa" & talkback with Professor Dan Chyutin. Wed, April 30, 7 pm., Ward 2
    "Jaffa" (2009, 106 minutes), following by discussion with Dan Chyutin, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Film Professor. In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles. This film received a special screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The film observes the heartbreaking conflict that erupts from an affair between a young Jewish woman and an Arab mechanic. Location: Ward Circle Building Room 2. Please RSVP:
    Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies
    Contact: Laura Cutler,, 202-885-3780
    Paid Research Participation Opportunity
    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
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Elizabeth Cubanski,, 860-402-4598
    Student Writing Contest for Best Essay Related to Israel - Cash Award
    The Center for Israel Studies is offering a cash prize for the best undergraduate student essay, poem, or paper related to Israel. Class papers are acceptable, as are creative writing submissions. Papers will be judged anonymously by a panel of professors. Students should e-mail their entries to by Wednesday April 30 at 3 p.m. Winner will be notified by May 5 and will receive $180. In recognition of her deep commitment to the understanding of Israel and her love of writing, Literature Professor Emerita Myra Sklarew established this annual student award in 2008.
    Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies
    Contact: Laura Cutler,, 202-885-3780
  • Academics » Research and Grants
    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:
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Chris Hughes,
  • Academics » School of Communication
    4/28: Sony CineAlta® Forum at SOC
    Join special guests, Academy Award-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, and Local 600 DIT Alex Carr, in SOC's new Forman Theater for a panel discussion on digital filmmaking, ranging from feature films to commercial production and everything in between. Sony will highlight the hottest new developments in 4K, from acquisition to the living room. Monday, 4/28 at 6:30pm at the Forman Theater in the McKinley Building
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Lisa Rocco,, 202-885-2158
    4/29: SOC Hosts Free Sony Workshops and Demos
    Join us at American University on Tuesday, April 29, to see the ways that Sony products streamline workflow and enhance presentations, live production, and broadcasting. Hear presentations by Sony experts, tour the new Media Innovation Lab filled with Sony products, and get hands-on demos of Sony's latest products and technologies. 9-5pm 4/29 in SOC's McKinley Building
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Lisa Rocco,, 202-885-2158
    COMM Minor Significant Change Proposal
    The School of Communication has posted a Significant Change proposal for the COMM minor. Please direct feedback to Dean Rose Ann Robertson. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through April 28th.
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Rose Ann Robertson,
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Summer Intensive in Political Communication Info Session
    Graduating seniors and young professionals are invited to learn more about the Graduate Gateway Summer Intensive in Political Communication. Join us this Thursday, April 24, from 12:30-1:30pm in MGC 312 to learn more about the 10 week program designed to strengthen your professional skillset.
    Sponsor: Graduate Gateway
    Contact: Lana Knox,, 202-895-4859
  • Academics » School of Public Affairs
    GOVT 310 Poster Presentations of Original Research
    Join us as students from three sections of GOVT 310 present the findings of their original research projects. Enjoy refreshments while learning about third party candidates, representation, and negative campaigning among other topics. The reception will take place Monday, April 28th on the Terrace Level of Ward from 5:15 - 6:30pm.
    Sponsor: Department of Government
    Contact: Kimberly Cowell-Meyers,, 202-885-6223
    PTI Presents: Lecture on "Politics and Responsibility"
    WHEN: April 25, 5:30-7:30
    WHERE: Hughes Formal Lounge

    Political Theory Institute presents a lecture on "Politics and Responsibility," from Professor Mark Blitz. Mark Blitz is Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy, Director of the Henry Salvatori Center, and Chairman of the Department of Government at Claremont McKenna College. Blitz served as Associate Director of the US Information Agency, where he was the United States Government's senior official responsible for educational and cultural exchange, and as Senior Staff Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
    Sponsor: Political Theory Institute
    Contact: Alan Levine,
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Current Events Research Study, earn $10
    Researchers in the School of Public Affairs are seeking students over the age of 18 to participate in a 45 minute academic experiment on opinions of current events.

    Studies will take place at American University’s campus on Thursday 4/24 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and on Friday 4/25 at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    You will receive a $10 gift card for participation.

    Please e-mail Erin Kearns at if you are interested in participating in this research study and indicate the
    Sponsor: Department of Justice, Law and Society
    Contact: Erin Kearns,
    Female Participants Needed for Psychology Studies!
    The Psychology Department's Body Image Research Lab is recruiting women for research studies through the end of the spring semester. Research participation credit and other compensation may be available. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please e-mail for more information.
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Body Image Research Lab,
    University Communications and Marketing Undergraduate Focus Groups
    University Communications and Marketing is looking for students to participate in focus groups to help guide future marketing endeavors. Tell us about your AU experience. Snacks and refreshments provided. Email Nadia at to RSVP. Confirmed participants will be contacted. Available times are:
    4/23, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in MGC 312
    4/25, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in SIS 348
    4/28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in MGC 205
    Sponsor: University Marketing
    Contact: Nadia Trowers,, 202-885-5970
  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers: 4.11 - 4.18, 2014
    Washington Post, C-SPAN, Politico and other national news outlets recently featured American University's faculty and programs. Click on the link below to view last week's coverage:
    Sponsor: University Communications
    Contact: University Communications, 202-885-5950
  • Life@AU » Alternative Breaks
    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
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: American University Haiti Compact,
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Finals Week Group Exercise Schedule - Recreational Sports & Fitness
    Recreational Sports & Fitness is excited to announce our Finals Week Schedule! Take a look to see when your favorite classes are being offered and when your favorite teachers are teaching. Finals week will run from Monday, April 28 - Friday, May 2d. Semester passes still accepted. Don't have a semester pass? $7 to drop in per class!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Jacquelyne Chantry,, 202-885-2759
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    Interfaith Jummah
    Join the Muslim Community for an interfaith Jummah, a weekly Friday worship and prayer service in Islam. On April 25th at 1pm the service is orientated towards an interfaith audience with explanations and ending Q&A session in the Kay Center Lounge. Come Experience Islam.
    Refreshment/Lunch will be served.
    Sponsored by MSA and Interfaith Council
    Sponsor: Muslim Student Association
    Contact: AU MSA,
    Jumpstart at AU Volunteer Event
    Jumpstart at AU Volunteer Event
    April 25th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Jumpstart at AU needs volunteers to stop by our table outside MGC on April 25th between 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. We are creating take home alphabet and number puzzles for the pre-schools we serve.

    If you have 10 minutes or more, please bring friends, to help us color and make fun puzzles!
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Alisha Chanthinith,
    Meatless Monday Study Break on the Quad - FREE FOOD!
    What consequences do your food choices have on the environment? How can eating lower on the food chain lower your environmental footprint? Come to the Quad on Monday, April 28th, from 2-4 PM for a Meatless Monday Study Break to learn about local vegan and vegetarian options for a climate-healthy diet!

    *Free samples!*

    Who will be there?
    Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
    2 Armadillos
    Elizabeth's Gone Raw
    Everlasting Life Vegan
    Zenful Bites
    Woodland's Vegan Bistro
    The Humane Society
    The Dav

    For more information RSVP on Facebook using the link below!
    Sponsor: Department of Philosophy and Religion
    Contact: Caitlin Duffy,
    South Asian Arts Festival
    An Evening Celebrating Indian Americans in Film! Join us for an interactive Q&A session with actor Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots, The Office, CSI, Bones, Arrested Development), and Indira Somani (award winning filmmaker and journalism professor at Howard). Light refreshments provided. Please reserve your free student ticket or $10 general ticket at
    Sponsor: South Asian Student Association
    Contact: Madhavi Reddi, Anuj Gupta, Palak Bhatnagar,
    The MASHUP: Cultural Showcase
    The Mash-up is a FREE cultural showcase that will take place on April 26th at 8pm in AU's amphitheater.
    The purpose of this cultural event is to highlight the rich history and many talents of the Black diaspora through cultural entertainment and friendly competition.
    This showcase will include Caribbean, African, and African American student and community groups in the DMV area. Each group will present forms of entertainment that demonstrates their respective culture through dance, storytelling, song etc. Join us for an EPIC night!
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Tatiana Laing,
    The Talon Yearbook is only $55 now!
    Have you heard the news?! The Talon yearbook only costs $55 for the rest of the semester! Make sure to get your claws on the book before the semester ends. Time is running out!
    Sponsor: Talon Yearbook
    Contact: Leigh Ann Kay,
    Treble in Paradise's Final Spring Concert: "10 Years of Paradise"
    Come out Tuesday, April 29th to Kay at 9:30 PM to celebrate Treble's 10 year anniversary and listen to what AU's oldest all-female a capella group has been up to this semester! This will be Treble's last on-campus performance for the semester. Hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: Treble in Paradise
    Contact: Lisa Judd,, 925-984-6529
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    Tell your 6-word story!
    Come tell your 6-word story! Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, as we put together a short film of stories from students of all backgrounds. Tell us how you got to where you are today, who you are as a person, and/or what you call home, this Thursday, April 24, at any time from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in SIS 348. We hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Tracey Livingston,
  • Life@AU » Health & Wellness
    Join the Wellness and Cabana Crews!
    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 for more information. Click this link to apply:
    Sponsor: Wellness Center
    Contact: Meghan Cohen,
  • Life@AU » Housing & Dining
    One Card Office closed Thursday April 24
    The One Card Office will be closed on Thursday, April 24. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please contact us at or (202) 885-3775 with any questions.
    Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs
    Contact: Kenny Clark,, 202-885-3775
  • Life@AU » Religious Life
    Catholic Community Dinner - Saturday, April 26
    Come to our last Catholic Community Dinner for this semester - it is a COOKOUT! Join the CSA on Saturday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center.

    Our featured speaker will be Sister Clare Hunter discussing “Nun of Your Business” — Sister Tells All on Birth Control, Abortion, Marriage...the Works!

    Sister Claire Hunter is a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist who coordinates Respect Life initiatives for the Archdiocese of Arlington. Come hear what she has to say and ask her questions, all while enjoying a free meal. All are welcome!
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP,, 202-885-3327
    Secular Humanism: A Growing Global Movement + Year-End Dinner Party | Thursday 4/24 | 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
    Secular Humanism is expanding among educated people worldwide: youth, women, queers, & the poor struggling for justice, peace, & better lives in the here & now. Join the Humanist Chaplaincy + AU Rationalists & Atheists as we wrap up the year with Iraqi progressive secular democracy activist Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement on Facebook; published in the Huffington Post, Secular World, & elsewhere, Al-Mutar will speak on the movement in the Middle East & worldwide - in Battelle Atrium at 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. join us for our year-end dinner party at Guapo's. RSVP!
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Humanist Chaplain Ben Biber,, 301-437-7745
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Fiscal Management Basics
    AU's financial health depends on the employees who manage the university's fiscal resources. This course provides information essential to employees in fulfilling that responsibility. Gain a high level view on the university's budget process and financial standing; learn the who, what, and why in planning, managing and accounting for the university's fiscal resources; and get a sampling of the technological tools that support fiscal management at AU. Wednesday June 18, 1 - 5 p.m. Go to the Learning System via ASUCCESSFULU in the portal to register now.
    Sponsor: Office of Finance and Treasuer
    Contact: Heather Smith,, 202-885-3955
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Coaching for Improvement
    This course teaches you how to develop a plan for your employees’ improvement and to help them maintain accountability. Learn how to conduct a performance review with staff, provide constructive feedback and support, boost morale, and handle challenges or uncomfortable situations. Our next available session will be on Thursday, May 15 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location TBD. To register, log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning."
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor,, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: Exploring Intercultural Communications
    Explore the impact of culture in our professional daily communications. Learn fundamental concepts related to intercultural communications, discuss examples of how these concepts demonstrate themselves in the workplace, and identify barriers to communication and ways to overcome them. Participants will be introduced to culture scales of communication, time, power, obligations, and work dynamics. Our next available session will be on Wednesday, May 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location TBD. To register, log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning."
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor,, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative
    Learn how to make your job more rewarding and become a more valuable team member. Explore the six key empowerment actions and create a plan for personal development. Our next available session will be on Monday, May 12 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location TBD. To register, log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning."
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor,, 202-885-1172


      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Double Mirror
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • 9:00 am – noon
      • Adobe Photoshop - Advanced Level
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • Use Photoshop to create perfect compositions, vivid collages, and breathtaking scenes. Learn about the more sophisticated features of Adobe Photoshop, including flexible layers and precise selection and masking tools that help you design images to make your visions real. Explore ways to retouch and repair images, automate tasks, and create a web gallery album.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      • Delegating for Results
      • Hughes Formal
      • VSPACER
      • Leaders who know how to delegate save a lot of time and usually have a team of competent and engaged personnel. If you spend hours on tasks and others could do, learn how to be a good delegator and maximize staff involvement, productivity, motivation, and growth – for your group, as well as for your organization. Go to The Learning system via AsuccessfulU in the portal to register now!

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Human Resources

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      • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Lotus Notes Client - Advanced Level
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • Expand your expertise with Lotus Notes. Build upon the skills you learned in the Lotus Notes Introduction course. Learn how to work with graphic objects, add tables to a mail object, create reusable stationery, automate Notes tasks, use Notes as a time management tool, explore the collaborative features of Notes, and create both image and HTML signature files.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • American University Habitat for Humanity General Interest Meetings
      • Ward Circle Lecture Hall 1
      • VSPACER
      • We welcome our campus community to attend the weekly general interest meetings of American University's chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Here at Habitat, we work with other campus organizations, as well as our local, national, and international affiliates to provide a service to our community. Our hope is that by building homes and shelter is under-resourced communities for families in need, ...more

        Type: Meeting
        Host: Habitat for Humanity

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      • 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      • William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award Ceremony and Scholarship Presentation
      • McKinley Theater
      • VSPACER
      • The program will feature a lecture by William K. Reilly in which he will draw upon his experience in considering how to address the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Reilly, a distinguished environmental leader, will recognize two leading innovators who have contributed greatly to their fields, with the William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award.

        About the William K. Reilly ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: School of Public Affairs

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      • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Humanist Chaplaincy weekly mtgs
      • Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
      • VSPACER
      • The Humanist Chaplaincy at AU holds weekly events for students, faculty, & staff to come together to enjoy a secular alternative to traditional religious community life, to explore Humanism, to put into action its progressive values & insights, to celebrate all that is good in this life and this world, and to serve the University, the wider community and the world. We invite you to come join us!

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

        Full Event Information

      • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
      • William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award Presentation
      • Cancelled
      • VSPACER
      • The program will feature a lecture by William K. Reilly in which he will draw upon his experience in considering how to address the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Reilly, a distinguished environmental leader, will recognize two leading innovators who have contributed greatly to their fields, with the William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award.

        About the William K. Reilly ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: School of Public Affairs

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      • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Senior Theatre Capstone
      • Katzen Studio Theatre
      • VSPACER
      • Cara Gabriel, director
        Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
        This project is the product of the Senior Capstone course, which is the culmination and synthesis of study by our theatre and musical theatre majors. Each evening features six new 10-minute one-act plays and seven new songs that are produced, written, composed, performed, directed, and designed by our graduating ...more

        Type: Performance
        Host: Performing Arts

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Must See Events

      • Friday, April 25
      • Freshman Day
      • VSPACER
      • 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

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Office of Admissions

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      • Saturday, April 26
      • Dime a Dozen Final Concert
      • VSPACER
      • Be serenaded by Dime a Dozen, AU's premier coed a cappella group, in Kay Chapel. It's your last opportunity to hear us until next year!

        Type: Performance
        Host: Dime a Dozen

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About Today@AU

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.

Important Dates

  • 04/28/2014: Spring classes end 
  • 04/28/2014: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates 
  • 04/28/2014: WCL: Examinations begin 
  • 04/29/2014: Spring study day; no classes 
  • 04/30/2014: Spring final examinations