Today@AU

JUNE 29

Monday

Announcements

  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    SUMMER FACULTY: Apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for your summer courses
    Did you know that AU’s Green Teaching Program has certified almost 400 AU faculty in the last seven years? If you are looking for ways to be green in your everyday life, consider applying for a Green Teaching Certificate for your summer course(s). It’s not hard – all you have to do is answer a number of questions about what you do to make your courses more sustainable, by saving paper, saving energy, reducing pollution, and being a role model to your students. To submit your application, 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
  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers: 6.19 - 6.25, 2015
    Associated Press, New York Times, Inside Higher Ed 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, aumedia@american.edu, 202-885-5950
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    CAS Proposes New EDU Course
    CAS proposes a new course in EDU. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 7/1/2015.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Alyssa Rohricht, rohricht@american.edu, 2028852446
    CAS Proposes New PHIL Course
    CAS proposes a new course in PHILREL. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 7/1/2015.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Alyssa Rohricht, rohricht@american.edu, 2028852446
  • Academics » Graduation
    Summer 2015 Applications for Graduation Overdue
    Summer 2015 Applications for Graduation were due on Monday, June 1. If you have not done so, please apply for graduation as soon as possible. The application for graduation is available under the "Academics" section of the myau.american portal. Please contact the Degree Clearance unit at (202) 885-2252 or graduation_services@american.edu with any questions or concerns.
    Sponsor: Office of the Registrar
    Contact: Degree Clearance Unit, graduation_services@american.edu, 202-885-2252
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    AU Club Cycling President Needed!
    The AU club cycling team is looking for a new president to lead the team! You do not need to have been on the team in the past. Contact me if you are interested.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: adelaide tillinghast, atillinghast92@gmail.com, 425-530-9719
    RecFit Holiday Hours
    In observance of the 4th of July, Jacobs Fitness Center will be closed July 3rd-4th and will re-open with normal operating hours July 5th.
    Cassell Fitness Center will be closed July 3rd-5th and reopen July 6th with normal operating hours.
    Thank you for your understanding.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Richelle Harvey, 202-885-6267
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    RSVP for CDI's Creating Inclusive Communities Workshop on July 1
    You can now RSVP for CDI's next Creating Inclusive Communities workshop on July 1 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Through this reflective workshop, participants will explore how diversity and inclusion impact us personally and interpersonally. Additionally, participants will develop strategies to incorporate inclusivity into their daily lives.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, workshops@american.edu, 202-885-3651
  • Life@AU » Housing & Dining
    Summer Walking Group for AU Community
    Make time for physical activity! Join the walking group on Monday, June 29, from 12:05-12:50 p.m. for a walk through campus and the surrounding community. During the first 20 minutes of the walk, a guided discussion on “Overcoming Barriers, Exercise Adherence and Motivation” will be led by Lauren Williams. This complimentary program is open to the entire AU community. Meet in front of the Cassell Fitness Center, rain location is the Cassell Fitness Center Treadmills. To pre-register please email AhealthyU, AhealthyU@american.edu, or Recreational Sports and Fitness via, clynch@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
  • Services » Parking & Commuter Resources
    Shuttle Bus Holiday Schedule
    Beginning 8 a.m., Friday, July 3 until 3 a.m., Saturday, July 4, AU shuttle buses will operate on the Superloop route. Regular weekend schedule will resume Saturday, July 4 at 8 a.m.
    Sponsor: Facilities Management
    Contact: Alef Worku, worku@american.edu, 202-885-2650
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    AhealthyU Summer Fitness Classes
    AhealthyU invites you to participate in our weekly fitness classes. No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
    Monday: Pilates | 12:05 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Tai Chi | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 350; Tuesday: Total Body | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @WCL, Room 600; Zumba | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell; Wednesday: Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Thursday: Light Spin | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @4401 Connecticut Ave, Room 611(Call UCM for access); Cardio Strength | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Jacobs.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Give Us 15 minutes, We'll Give You $50 - Complete an Online Health Assessment
    A health assessment is a set of questions to help you understand how you can maintain or improve your health. Complete the confidential health assessment to get a personalized wellness report. The health assessment for full-time faculty and staff is available online now through October 31. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a Fitbit® Flex™, and everyone who completes the assessment by October 31 will receive $50 in EagleBucks, or a $50 credit towards an AU Rec Sports membership. All rewards subject to tax. Visit the link below.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742
    One-on-One Financial Guidance with Fidelity Retirement Accounts – Jun 30 & Jul 21
    Meet one-on-one with a Fidelity 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 800-642-7131 or click the link below. 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
    One-on-One Financial Guidance with TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts – July 1 & 15
    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
    Professional Development Opportunity: Valuing Diversity and Inclusion
    The differences people bring to the workplace can promote tremendous creativity and innovation. Those same differences, however, also can contribute to misunderstandings as you work with others who have different styles and work ethics. This course creates awareness of how to recognize and appreciate differences leading to more options and better problem solving. Join us on July 23 from 1 - 5 p.m. 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: Writing Your Self Review
    Join WLD on July 21 from 12 - 2 p.m. and learn how to write your self-review with performance based evidence. 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

Must See Events

      • June 13 to July 26
      • Realism Transformed: John Winslows Wild New World
      • VSPACER
      • In the early to mid 1980s masterful Washington realist John Winslow engineered a series of stunning changes in his work: Precisely defined spaces became ambiguous, right angles became swooping curves, and once-static figures left gravity behind to dance gracefully and crazily through the air. By radically recasting his art, Winslow set the stage for the surprising, vibrant and equally masterful ...more

        Type: Arts and Entertainment
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • Friday, July 10
      • Outliers Poetry Reading
      • VSPACER
      • In conjunction with the Outliers exhibition, curator J.W. Mahoney invites you to an afternoon poetry reading with poet Fred Pollack. Make an afternoon of it—come at 12:30 for a docent led tour prior to the reading. Light refreshments will be served.

        Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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Important Dates

  • 06/29/2015: Second 6-week (D) and Online Learning II (F) sessions begin 
  • 07/01/2015: Undergraduate transfer fall 2015 semester admission application deadline for students living in the United States 
  • 07/02/2015: Fall 2015 priority registration ends. Payment due August 1, 2015 
  • 07/03/2015: Independence Day (observed); no classes, university offices closed