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FEBRUARY 1

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  • Academics » Academic Support
    Academic Year 2015-16 United Methodist Graduate Scholarship Award - Applications now being accepted
    The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the United Methodist Graduate Scholarship. This funding opportunity is made available through the Office of the Provost/Office of Graduate Studies. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. For more information go to http://www.american.edu/provost/grad/internal-funding.cfm. Schools collect applications by March 20, 2015, review for completeness, and submit applications to Anita Brown, abrown@american.edu by March 24, 2015.
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Anita Brown, abrown@american.edu, 202-885-6333
    Class Participation Workshop
    Has your professor listed "Participation" as a part of your final grade? Learn what this means and how to fulfill this requirement in this study skills workshop! Join us on Wednesday, February 4, from 1:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Hughes Formal Lounge!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    First Wednesday Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
    On Wednesday, Feb. 4 @ 5:30 p.m. in the Graduate Resource Center classroom, consultants from the Writing Center will offer tips and address your questions about writing at the graduate level. Want to talk about writing proposals or abstracts? Getting started with your thesis or creating an annotated bibliography? Sign up for the workshop -- simply drop by the Writing Center, call us (202-885-2991), or email wcenter@american.edu and leave your name and the writing topic you're interested in talking about. We’ll bring the snacks and handouts. Graduate students from all programs are welcome.
    Sponsor: Department of Literature
    Contact: The Writing Center, wcenter@american.edu, 202-885-2991
    So Much Reading, So Little Time: A Reading Skills Workshop
    Long text? Dense text? Tips at this workshop will help you conquer that reading and put reading in the context of the course goals! Join us on Wednesday, February 4, from 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. in MGC 203 for this study skills workshop.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Support Service for Statistical Software in the Library
    The Math/Stat Department offers support for statistical software in the Research Commons Area in the Library (first floor) to all students.
    We help with R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, StatCrunch.
    Hours of operation:
    Monday to Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Info at: www.american.edu/cas/mathstat/tutoring.cfm
    Sponsor: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Contact: Dr. Behzad Jalali, mathstat@american.edu, 202-885-3154
    Survey: Graduate Enhancement Series Workshops - $20 giftcard drawing
    The Office of Graduate Studies has been offering workshops to enhance the graduate student experience for just about four years now. We've offered workshops on time management, financial literacy, networking, foreign language exam prep, writing skills, and much more. Take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YF9CQVB to voice your opinion on these topics. If you fully complete the survey and provide an email address at the end (totally optional!) you will be entered to win a $20 Panera gift card!
    Sponsor: Graduate Studies
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
  • Academics » Career Center
    Deloitte Consulting Information Session 2/2
    The Career Center will host Deloitte Consulting for an information session on Monday, February 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in Butler Board Room. Deloitte representatives will provide an overview of the organization and provide information on the strategy and operations summer associate and summer scholar positions they are currently recruiting for. Please log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    SIS Alumni in the Atrium
    Join SIS career advisors and AU alumnus J.C Hauser, SIS/BA '10; SIS/MA '14, Compliance Program Assistant, International Relief and Development, for SIS Alumni in the Atrium, on Tuesday, February 3 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.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu, (202)-885-6007
    SIS Pre-Reception Networking Workshop
    Students and alumni attending the SIS Student-Alumni Networking Reception that are interested in refining their networking skills are invited to attend this event. Join the Career Center on Tuesday, February 3 from 6-7 p.m. in the Abramson's Founders Room and receive professional advice on how to effectively interact with alumni and employers and feel prepared and confident going in to the reception.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu, (202)-885-6007
    SIS Student-Alumni Networking Reception
    Students and alumni seeking information, connections, and advice are invited to connect with alumni and employers offering opportunities and advice at the SIS Networking Reception on Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the SIS Atrium. Business attire is requested. View a list of participating organizations and RSVP through AU CareerWeb. Prepare for the reception by attending a networking workshop immediately prior from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Abramson Family Founders Room.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Pat Oltmann, poltman@american.edu
    Self-Assessment Workshop: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    Curious about your Myers-Briggs type? The MBTI can help you to identify which of the sixteen different personality types best describes you. It also highlights some of your strengths and weaknesses and suggests occupations that may satisfy you. Attend the Career Center's MBTI workshop on Wednesday, February 4 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Career Center library and explore this self-assessment tool. The MBTI is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu, (202)-885-6007
    The Literacy Lab Information Session 2/4
    The Career Center will host The Literacy Lab for an info session on Wednesday, February 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in MGC 245. The Literacy Lab is a non-profit organization providing low-income children individualized reading instruction in order to improve their literacy, leading to greater success in school and in life. A representative will share information about serving a year with The Metro DC Reading Corps. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    Career Workshop: Marketing Yourself for a Math or Science Career
    Be ready for today's workforce! Learn how to market yourselves strategically for employment. Join us for a career workshop, entitled "Marketing Yourself for a Math or Science Career", on February 4, 2015 (Wednesday) from 6-8 pm in the Battelle Atrium. All math and science students are invited! A panel of successful professionals with science & math backgrounds will be there to answer questions about career journeys and experiences regarding the employment process. Bring your resume and cover letters for critiques and suggestions. Enjoy pizza and ice cream as well!
    Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences
    Contact: Michele Lansigan, lansigan@american.edu
    Participants needed for study of communication
    We are currently recruiting undergraduate students for a research study. The study seeks to learn more about the ways that personality affects how we communicate about emotions. The study takes 1 hour and involves taking surveys and communicating anonymously with a partner. Participants will receive 1 hour of research credit.

    Those interested should email Danielle Weber at CommunicationStudyAU@gmail.com or call (202) 885-6546 and ask about the “Communication Study.”
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Danielle Weber, communicationstudyau@gmail.com, 202-885-6546
    The Major Games
    May the odds of finding your major be ever in your favor at this year's Major Games. Join CAS and Residential Education as they guide you through various districts and valuable resources at AU. As you battle through AU's academic and campus life offices, you will forge partnerships and develop a supportive team that will help you to choose and thrive in a major that interests you. Do you have what it takes to survive the Major Games? Food and prizes will be awarded, so hunger and boredom will not set you back as you explore countless opportunities.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Emily Jones-Green, jones@american.edu, 2028852453
  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL Research Software Workshops, January 26th through January 31st, in Hurst 202
    Join us this week Intro to STATA, SAS, and SPSS as well as Simple Mapping in ArcGIS, Creating Online Surveys in Qualtrics, Data Management in STATA, and Linear Regression in SPSS. Next week, join us for our workshops in Intro to STATA and SPSS as well as High Performance Computing: An Intro, Linear Regression in SAS, and Structural Vector Auto-Regression in Eviews. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register for attendance at: https://myau.american.edu/dept/Provost/CTRL/CTRLrsg/SitePages/Regi
  • Academics » Kogod School of Business
    Comptroller of the Currency Info Session
    A representative from the OCC will be presenting information on full time positions available to graduating seniors, graduating masters students, and recent alumni. The information session will be held in the Kogod School of Business in the Student Lounge on Monday February 2, 2015 10am-11am. The representative will also be available to answer questions at their table in the Kogod Main Lobby 11am-2pm. RSVP in CareerSource today!
    Sponsor: Kogod Center for Career Development
    Contact: Kial Smith, kjsmith@american.edu, 202-885-1984
    Judge a Virtual Case Competition — Live from Tel Aviv, Israel
    The Business in the Capital Event Series presents: Judge a Virtual Case Competition — Live from Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Come hear pitches from our business school partner, The College of
    Management Academic Studies
    (COMAS). You will get to hear all
    pitches via Skype and give
    your feedback.

    Also, come meet other AU
    entrepreneurs and meet the directors of the Kogod Incubator, Tommy White and Bill Bellows.

    Pizza will be served.
    Sponsor: Department of Management
    Contact: Tom Kohn, tkohn@american.edu
  • Academics » Research and Grants
    PAID: Important Research on Sleep and Psychology!
    Are you an English-speaking undergraduate student (18-19 yrs old) interested in learning more about your sleep and ways to improve it? If so, you may be eligible to participate in an important research study looking at ways to improve sleep in the college population. Students that complete the study can earn up to $30 in gift cards! Email now to learn more!
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Nikia Scott, M.A., ns9953a@american.edu
  • Academics » School of Communication
    Highlights from the 2015 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
    Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm in McKinley's Forman Theater.
    EFF 2015 runs from March 17-29. It is the largest and longest running environmental film festival in the United States. Join Festival Executive Director Stephanie Flack and Programmer Brad Forder for a sneak peak at some of the most exciting new films to be shown during the 23rd annual festival, which will include more than 110 programs at more than 60 venues across the region.
    Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu, 202-716-6160
    New Course Proposal: COMM-291 Communication Field Experience
    The School of Communication has posted a new course proposal for COMM-291 Communication Field Experience. Please direct feedback to Associate Dean Rose Ann Robertson. SOC will be accepting feedback on this proposal through 2/11/15.
    Sponsor: SOC Office of the Dean
    Contact: Rose Ann Robertson, rrobert@american.edu
    No Fire Zone - Film and Talk - Feb 4, 7 pm
    Free screening and discussion: No Fire Zone; Award-winning documentary filmmaker Callum Macrae about the story of
    the final 138 days of the 26-year Sri Lanka civil war. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    6:30 pm – Reception; 7:00 pm – Film screening. Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Bill Gentile, billgentile@billgentile.com
  • Academics » School of International Service
    GEP/NRSD Alumni Conference 2015: Setting the Stage for Sustainability
    When: Thursday February 12, 1pm-5:15pm (registration opens at noon)
    Where: Butler Boardroom, American University.

    The Global Environmental Politics program in the School of International Service at American University has worked for more than a decade to help launch a new generation of environmental leaders. This conference will be a chance to take stock of our collective efforts, to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, and to examine the nature of effective environmental engagement. All are welcome to attend! More info and RSVP through web link.
    Sponsor: Global Environmental Politics Program
    Contact: Karly Kiefer, gep@american.edu, 202-885-1683
    SIS Thematic Areas Fair
    Attention SIS Freshmen and Sophomores: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the annual Thematic Area Fair! This is a great chance to meet and talk with faculty from each Thematic Area, browse syllabi, and get answers to any questions you might have about the SIS undergraduate program. Representatives from AU Study Abroad will be present, as well as from the SIS Undergraduate Council, and SIS academic advising. We hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Laura Field, lkfield@american.edu, 2028856623
    Study Abroad Panel Discussion w/ GID
    Join the Global Inequality and Development Thematic Area Leadership Board and other SIS students, professors, and advisors in the SIS Founders Room for a riveting panel discussion about study abroad options regarding international development. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided!

    This event will take place on Monday February 2, 5:30 - 7pm in the SIS Founders Room
    Sponsor: International Development Program
    Contact: Gretchen Cloutier, gc2710a@student.american.edu
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Still Time to Register for Spring Test Prep Courses
    There are still a few spots available for the spring sessions of American University’s GRE, GMAT, and LSAT Prep courses. Each course consists of 24 instructional hours (and a bonus Q&A session for any final questions). Courses are open to the public, have small class sizes, and are located on American University's main campus. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.american.edu/spexs/TestPrep/Courses.cfm
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Lana Knox, knox@american.edu, 202-895-4859
  • Academics » Study Abroad
    AU Abroad France Information Session
    Are you interested in French culture? Have you considered studying abroad in order to improve your French? Come to the France Information Session to learn about our offerings in France and the different opportunities that might suit you and your individual needs!

    When: Thursday, February 5th from 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Where: MGC*247
    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 application process, our more than 130 programs and get your general questions answered!

    When: Tuesday, February 3rd from 5:30pm-6:15pm
    Where: MGC*200
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    AU Abroad Spain Information Session
    Are you interested in studying abroad in Spain? Come to our Spain information session to learn more about AU Abroad's options there!

    ***The resident director will be in from Madrid to answer any questions you might have!***

    When: Thursday, February 5th from 1:15pm-2:15pm
    Where: MGC*245
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
  • Academics » Washington College of Law
    AU Washington College of Law invites you to become a “Legal Eagle”!
    On Tuesday February 3rd from 5-7pm in the McDowell Hall Formal Lounge, current AU undergraduate students, alumni, Washington Semester students, or staff members interested in pursuing a legal education at AU Washington College of Law are invited to our “Legal Eagle” event specifically for the AU community. Through a panel (5:30pm), as well as an information session (6:30pm), AUWCL students, alumni, faculty, and admissions staff will present the need-to-know information and answer your questions. Refreshments provided! RSVP by 12pm on Feb. 3rd, at http://goo.gl/forms/dMpyF6z5Fp
    Sponsor: Washington College of Law
    Contact: Natalie Mancini, nmancini@wcl.american.edu
    AU Washington College of Law invites you to become a “Legal Eagle”!
    On Tuesday February 3rd from 5-7pm in the McDowell Hall Formal Lounge, current AU undergraduate students, alumni, Washington Semester students, or staff members interested in pursuing a legal education at AU Washington College of Law are invited to our "Legal Eagle" event specifically for the AU community. Through a panel (5:30pm), as well as an information session (6:30pm), AUWCL students, alumni, faculty, and admissions staff will present the need-to-know information and answer your questions. Refreshments provided! RSVP by 12pm on Feb. 3rd, at http://goo.gl/forms/dMpyF6z5Fp
    Sponsor: Washington College of Law
    Contact: Natalie Mancini, nmancini@wcl.american.edu
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    AU Association of Black Journalists seeking staffers for online publication
    AUABJ is launching an online monthly magazine and is looking for writers and photographers to contribute to the publication.

    If you are looking to build up your resume, sharpen your professional writing skills, or meet other students with similar journalistic interests, this is a great opportunity for you.

    We will have a meeting within the next month with more information with the date and location to be announced.

    Anyone is welcome to contribute and if you are interested or have any questions, you can send us a message at americanuabj@gmail.com.

    Sponsor: American University Association of Black Journalists
    Contact: Bri Dorsey, americanauabj@gmail.com
    Dinner with Alumni: John Sonsalla (SPA/BA '11) and Elliot Bell-Krasner (SPA/MPP '12)
    Current students- if you are interested in the government affairs, advocacy, and nonprofit career fields, then come join AU alums John Sonsalla and Elliot Bell-Krasner for dinner and a great networking event. John and Elliot have had fascinating experiences in government and politics and want to help you get to that level. Join them on Tuesday Feb. 17 from 7-9 p.m. Space is limited so be sure to register now using the link below; you can also find John and Elliot's bios.
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: John Pope, pope.john.w@gmail.com
    Dinner with Alumni: Pam Campagna and Jeffrey Lovelace
    If you are interested hearing about what it’s like to work in consulting, international business, operations, or finance, then this dinner is for you. Meet two AU Alums from the Kogod School of Business who turned their MBA educations into successful careers. Come join Pam Campagna, and Jeff Lovelace, for dinner and a great networking event.

    When: Friday, February 6, 7-9 pm
    Where: Pines of Rome
    4709 Hampden Ln
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    Find out more and register Below
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: John Pope, pope.john.w@gmail.com
    Dinner with Alumni: Penny Pagano SOC/BA '65 and Andrew Huff SPA/MA '07
    Current students - if you are interested in the learning more about DC and how students can become involved in the city and the community, then this dinner is for you. Meet AU Alumni who know the neighborhood and the city and have been AU’s Director of Community and Local Government Relations. Come join Penny and Andrew for dinner and a great networking event.
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: John Pope, pope.john.w@gmail.com
  • Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events
    Alumni Chat: Careers in International Economic Relations
    Interested in careers in international economics? Come and hear successful IER alums speak on their careers since leaving SIS!


    Speakers:

    James Bullock '03, Deloitte Consulting

    Katie Sell Garcia '06, USAID

    Amanda Fila Myers '06, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Heather Sykes '02, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)


    Date: Friday, February 6

    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Location: SIS 300
    Sponsor: International Economic Relations Program
    Contact: Shannon Hilsey, ier@american.edu, 202-885-6713
  • Life@AU » Alternative Breaks
    Alternative Break Applications Due February 1st: APPLY NOW
    Apply now to one of the social justice  and human rights summer programs during May -June 2015:

    1) Women and Youth Development in a Post-Conflict Region: Rwanda
    2) Education and Dalit Rights in Tamil Nadu, India
    3) Exploring the Impact of Statelessness on the Social Health of the Tibetan Refugee Community
    Apply online.  Questions, email altbreak@american.edu
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Shoshanna Sumka, Altbreak@american.edu, 202-885-7378
    Cherokee Nation Spring Break Trip Info Session
    Still looking for a spring break service trip opportunity? The AU United Methodist Chaplain's office runs a spring break trip to the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee, North Carolina, and there is still time to apply. An information session for the trip will be Wednesday, February 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Kay Lounge. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Rev. Mark Schaefer, schaef@american.edu, 202-885-3304
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    AU Women's Basketball vs. Colgate, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.
    AU Women’s Basketball will take on Patriot League opponent Colgate, Saturday, February 7, at 2 p.m. in Bender Arena. Admission is free with valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    AU Wrestling vs. Bucknell, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
    AU Wrestling will take on Patriot League opponent Bucknell, at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 7, in Bender Arena. Admission is free with a valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    Feb 4th: Recognize Me? Photo Challenge
    Stop by Cassell and Jacobs Fitness Centers on Wednesday, February 4, to play our fun photo challenge! There will be close-up pictures of objects posted throughout the facilities. Use social media to take a guess at what the images are and have a chance to win prizes!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    AUIAC Presents: CLOTHING SWAP
    Come to swap your unwanted clothing, accessories, and shoes for a brand new wardrobe! All clothing, accessories, and shoes can be swapped, no matter the style or size!

    This event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided. We request that you please bring at least 5 unstained and undamaged items to swap. Socks, undergarments, and promotional t-shirts will not be accepted.

    All unwanted goods will be donated to charity.

    Feb. 8th
    Drop off: 11:00am
    Swap: 12:00pm

    @American University Kay Spiritual Life Center Basement
    Sponsor: Independent Arts Collective
    Contact: Kristen Strader, cb3545a@student.american.edu, 2405951655
    AUIAC Presents: FREE Clothing Swap!
    Sunday, February 8th
    Drop off: 11:00am
    Swap: 12:00pm

    Come to swap your unwanted clothing, accessories, and shoes for a brand new wardrobe! All clothing, accessories, and shoes can be swapped, no matter the style or size!

    This event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided. We request that you please bring at least 5 unstained and undamaged items to swap. Socks, undergarments, and promotional t-shirts will not be accepted.

    @American University Kay Spiritual Life Center Basement
    Sponsor: Independent Arts Collective
    Contact: Kristen Strader, kristen.strader@gmail.com
    J Street U General Interest Meeting!
    J Street U is a pro-Israel, pro-Palestinian, pro-peace organization that advocates for a two state solution. We will be having our general interest meeting on Feb 9th at 8 pm in Hughes Formal! We hope to see you there and there will be pizza!
    Sponsor: J Street U
    Contact: Katie Corwin, kd2236a@student.american.edu
    Monthly Movie with the Methodists: Boyhood
    Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community for our Monthly Movie with the Methodists, Tuesday, February 3, at 9 p.m. in Gianni Lounge (MGC 200). We will be screening the 2014 film "Boyhood" by Richard Linklater. Free pizza and other refreshments will be provided and an optional discussion follows the film. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Rev. Mark Schaefer, schaef@american.edu, 202-885-3304
  • Life@AU » Community Service
    Register for the "CB" Designation
    Are you an undergraduate faculty member? Do you incorporate the community in your classroom education or are you interested in working with your students to support community needs and academic growth? If so, register for the new “CB” community-based learning course designation. In doing so, you will help meet strategic University goals, enter into a network of community-based educators, and market your course’s community component.

    http://www.bit.ly/CBDesignation

    The deadline to register for the designation is: Friday, February 13.
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Meg Rego, rego@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    Eagle Allies Workshop Facilitator Training
    Interested in becoming a facilitator for one of CDI's workshops? Sign up for the facilitator trainings! Participants must commit to two days of trainings (February 12 and 13) that will cover both general facilitator guidelines and workshop-specific materials. Workshops cover issues of privilege, LGBT and first generation experiences. For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/EagleAllies
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, workshops@american.edu
    Eagle Allies Workshop Facilitator Training
    The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is hosting a two-day training for those interested in becoming a facilitator of one of CDI's workshops. Participants must commit to training on Thursday, February 12th from 12-5pm and on Friday, February 13th for a workshop(s) of their choosing. Each workhop-specific training will last 1.5hrs
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, workshops@american.edu, 202-885-3372
    Sister Circle Dialogue: Sustaining Healthy Relationships
    Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion this semester for the Sister Circle Dialogue! This February, we will be discussing "Sustaining Healthy Relationships." Join us February 3 at 6 p.m. in Butler Boardroom.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Caroline DeLeon, cdi@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Religious Life
    Human Rights Defenders Series "The Struggle for Freedom in Egypt" with Maikel Nabil
    Join us on February 4 at 12 Noon in Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge as we host Eqyptian activist and former prisoner of conscience, Maikel Nabil. Nabil will discuss life in Egypt before and after the revolution and his life as an activist.

    Pizza Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to kslc@american.edu
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Christine Gettings, kslc@american.edu, 202-885-3321
    Human Rights Defenders Series "The Struggle for Freedom in Egypt" with Maikel Nabil
    Join us on February 4 at 12 Noon in Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge as we host Eqyptian activist and former prisoner of conscience, Maikel Nabil. Nabil will discuss life in Egypt before and after the revolution and his life as an activist.

    Pizza Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to kslc@american.edu
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Christine Gettings, kslc@american.edu, 202-885-3321
    SGI Buddhist Meetings every Monday @ 7:00 p.m. in the Kay Spiritual Center
    Interested in Buddhism? Want to learn how to apply practical Buddhist concepts for everyday living? Come learn more about this profound practice and join in our discussions about practical ways to develop courage, true happiness, healthy relationships, harmony in family life, and more.

    "Peace is not some abstract concept. It is a question of how each one of us plants and cultivates the seeds of peace in the reality of daily living, in the depths of our being." - Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Barbara Kraft, rchickinel@aol.com
    Travel to Israel this Summer ... FREE
    Climb Masada, touch the Western Wall, float in the Dead Sea -- all for FREE. If you are a Jewish student who has never been to Israel or not been there on a group trip since starting college, join AU Hillel on our summer Taglit - Birthright Israel trip! Registration opens February 3 at www.freeisraeltrip.org. Contact Idan Teram (idan@american.edu) for more information.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Idan Teram, idan@american.edu, 202-885-3323
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Building an Environment of Trust for Leaders
    Trust is a key ingredient of employee engagement and loyalty. Learn how to create a trust-based work environment in which people take risks, identify and solve problems, and work together. Examine why you may not trust someone and explore ways to repair your relationship. Please join us on February 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in MGC 200. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Coaching for Success
    This course teaches you how to help people learn from their successes rather than their mistakes, strengthen work groups, and support the organization’s objectives and priorities. Learn how to conduct an effective coaching session, provide support, observe performance, measure results, and explore coaching opportunities that lead to individual and team success. Please join us on February 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in MGC 5. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Leading Change
    Learn how to introduce change in your workplace effectively, lead discussions with employees, and encourage resistant staff to make the transition to create and sustain an environment that embraces change and celebrates success. Also look at how you can minimize negative effects of change on morale and productivity. Please join us on February 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in MGC 200. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: 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 of 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 Mar. 11 from 1 - 5 p.m. Go to the Learning system via AsuccessfulU in the portal to register!
    Sponsor: Finance
    Contact: Heather Smith, smith@american.edu, 202-885-3955
    Staff Annual Leave: Use It or Lose It by April 30
    As a reminder, no more than 15 days of earned annual leave may be carried beyond the end of the fiscal year, April 30, 2015. Please work with your supervisor to plan and schedule your use of annual leave. Fifteen-day carry-over means that for employees with 35-hour work week, the limit is 105 hours of earned annual leave. For employees with 28-hour work week, the limit is 84 hours of earned annual leave. For employees with 40-hour work week, the limit is 120 hours earned annual leave.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Carol Edwards, cedwards@american.edu, 202-885-2589

Events

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

  • 02/02/2015: Last day to drop a spring course for a 50% refund