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  • Academics » Academic Support
    An Overview of Grant Writing Workshop - Oct. 8
    This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder's interests and presenting it in the most effective way.
    Oct. 8, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Graduate Research Center, Bender Library
    RSVP at the link below.
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Do You Have the Time? Workshop on Time Management
    Do you wait for the last minute to get things done? Do tasks always take longer than you expected? This Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) workshop will focus on what frames a person's sense of time, as well as introduce some practical tips for managing time. The practical tips will include both traditional paper methods for scheduling and an introduction to some different scheduling technologies available.
    October 7, 2014, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Training & Events Room 115 (Bender Library)
    RSVP at link below.
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Do you need help with a math class?
    The Academic Support and Access Center provides free in-house tutoring, by appointment, for Math 150, 151, 170, 211, 221, and other topics. Tutoring will take place inside the ASAC, MGC 243 and MGC 244. For more information and to access the schedule, please visit www.american.edu/asac and then click on the Tutoring Services tab on the left, or call us at 202-885-3360.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Ira Fabri, fabri@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    First Impressions: Interviews & Etiquette
    Presented by Sue Gordon, Director of Career Development, AU Career Center
    Sue Gordon will address various ways to impress prospective employers throughout the interview process. Learn how to make a great impression from the first phone call through the offer phase of the interview process. Tips to be discussed include preparing for the interview, effective strategies for answering tough interview questions, and appropriate ways to follow up when the interview is over! Sue will also share tips for salary negotiation.
    Oct. 1, 2014
    5:30 p.m.
    Graduate Research Center, Bender Library
    RSVP at link below.
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Minimizing Test Anxiety Workshop
    Learn to use basic stress management strategies to remain calm before and during an exam in this workshop. Join us on Wednesday, October 1, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. in MGC 203!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    New Media Center Training Session: Final Cut Pro X: Beginner
    Wednesday, October 1 @ 12 p.m. in the New Media Center lab (Library lower level next to Media Services).

    Discover the Final Cut Pro X file system, lean how to import video and other media into FCP X, perform basic edits, add titles, and export a finished video.
    Sponsor: New Media Center
    Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 202-885-2560
    New Media Center Training Session: Podcasting 101 (Garageband)
    Friday, October 3, 1 p.m. in the New Media Center lab (Library lower level next to Media Services).

    Start from scratch and record some audio with an audio recorder. Then learn to import your recordings into Audacity, edit it, and export a finished mp3.

    RSVP not required
    Sponsor: New Media Center
    Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 202-885-2560
    Successful Student Series - How to Study for College Tests
    The next Successful Student Series discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 1, in Bender Library room 115 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. This session will focus on how to be more prepared for your next test by using tips for efficient and effective studying!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    What Does it Mean to Edit Your Paper? A Writing Skills Workshop
    What does editing mean? Learn strategies to revise and proofread your paper in this workshop! Join us on Thursday, October 2, from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in MGC 245.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Writing Research Papers: A Workshop for Graduate Students
    This workshop will place special emphasis on literature reviews and original research for graduate students. Join us on Tuesday, September 30, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in MGC 247!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
  • Academics » Career Center
    #ineedajob: Personal Branding Workshop
    Your personal brand has a direct influence on your ability to be hired and your impact as a professional. Learn how to sharpen your personal brand and get clear about what makes you stand out in this workshop on Tuesday, September 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Career Center library.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Julia Beyer, juliab@american.edu
    Boren Graduate Fellowship Info Session - Tues. 9/30 6pm, MGC 3
    Graduate Students: Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? Join us for an info session on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6-7pm, MGC 3. The Boren Scholarship funds studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. Representatives from the Boren Fellowship will be present to discuss the program and application process. U.S. citizenship required. E-mail meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Boren Fellowship Blackboard site.
    Sponsor: Merit Awards Office, Career Center
    Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 202-885-1854
    Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Info Session - Tues. 9/30 4:30pm, MGC 3
    Undergraduate Students: Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? Join us for an info session on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 4:30-5:30pm, MGC 3. The Boren Scholarship funds studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. Representatives from the Boren Scholarship will be present to discuss the program and application process. U.S. citizenship required. E-mail meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Boren Scholarship Blackboard site.
    Sponsor: Merit Awards Office, Career Center
    Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 202-885-1854
    Dinner with Alumni: Selin Hur SIS/BA '94 Oct 9th 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    If you are interested in the national security/defense/intelligence career field or if are still trying to figure out your professional interests, then this dinner is for you. Meet an AU Alum who has been in your shoes and has now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Selin for a free dinner and a great networking event!
    To attend the event you must register at the link below.
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: John Pope, pope.john.w@gmail.com
    How to Prep for the PMF Online Assessment
    The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is one of the best ways for graduate students and recent alumni to enter federal government service. If you have or will receive your degree between December 2012 and August 2015, attend the final prep session on Wednesday, October 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in MGC 2 to learn more about how to apply and be a successful candidate.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Marc St. Hilaire, marcsth@american.edu
    Info Session: Funding for Study Abroad in Canada
    Interested in a fellowship that will fund your study abroad to Canada? Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 5:30-6:30pm in MGC 200 for an info session on The Killam Fellowships Program. This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend one semester at a university in Canada and has a value of $5,000+. Open to undergraduate students in all majors; U.S. citizens only. Visit www.killamfellowships.com for complete details. Questions? E-mail meritawards@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Merit Awards Office, Career Center
    Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 202-885-1854
    Make a Difference and Earn Your FWS Award | Public Service Work Study Program
    Earn your Federal Work Study (FWS) award through the Public Service Work Study Program, where doing good pays. Through this program students earn their FWS awards in D.C.’s thriving nonprofit and government sectors. You can work at organizations like CARE, Casey Trees, Sitar Arts Center, Kid Power, and many more. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/AUPSWSP. Check out different positions here: http://bit.ly/PSWSJobs or on the Student Jobs page.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Tasha Daniels, daniels@american.edu, 202-885-1807
    NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Information Session 9/30
    The Career Center will host the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for an information session on Tuesday, September 30, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in MGC 4. NIAID representatives will share information about a variety of student programs which are open to all academic levels and backgrounds. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Peace Corps Information Session 10/2
    The Career Center will host the Peace Corps for an information session on Thursday, October 2, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in MGC 247. A Peace Corps recruiter will provide an overview of the volunteer experience and answer questions about the application process. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Preparing for Graduate and Professional School
    Do you think that graduate school is in your future? Learn what questions you should be asking as you think through options for graduate, medical, and law school. Our panel will guide you through the decision-making process and the application timeline.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Elizabeth Romig, romig@american.edu
    SIS Alumni in the Atrium: Zach Pagovski, SIS/BA, MA '13, German Marshall Fund
    Join SIS career advisors and AU alumn Zach Pagovski, SIS/BA '11, MA '13, partnerships coordinator, German Marshall Fund of the United States, for SIS Alumni in the Atrium, on Tuesday, September 30 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: John Charles, charles@american.edu
    T. Howard Foundation Information Session 10/1
    The Career Center will host the T. Howard Foundation for an information session on Wednesday, October 1, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., in MGC 245. The T. Howard Foundation’s mission is to serve as a resource for diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry workforce. A representative will provide information about summer 2014 internship opportunities. 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
    "From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible"
    When: October 6 at 10:20 a.m.
    Where: Ward 6

    Come join the Jewish Studies Program for an exciting lecture by Professor Eric Cline, a professor at GWU whose primary fields of study are biblical archaeology and the military history of the Mediterranean world from antiquity to present.
    Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program
    Contact: Martha Cramer, judaic@american.edu, 202-885-2423
    "North and South: Jewish Culture Wars in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe"
    When: Monday, October 6 at 11:45 a.m.
    Where: Ward 5

    Come join the Jewish Studies Program for an interesting lecture by Professor Olga Litvak. Dr. Litvak will discuss her current research in Eastern European and modern Jewish history.
    Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program
    Contact: Martha Cramer, judaic@american.edu, 202-885-2423
    AU Physics Department Colloquium: “The other world seen by animals”
    Speaker: Dr. Charles Clark, Co-Director of the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland

    Date: Wednesday, October 1
    Time: 1:30 PM
    Place: Department of Physics, SCAN 157

    All are welcome
    Sponsor: Department of Physics
    Contact: Derek Hewlett, hewlett@american.edu, 202-885-2741
    Paying for Party
    Elizabeth Armstrong will present the findings from her book "Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality." The author follows a group of women drawing in a culture of status seeking and sororities.

    October 6, 2014, 12pm-2pm, MGC 200
    Please feel free to bring a lunch
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Ophira Bansal, bansal@american.edu, 202-885-3128
    Public Anthropology Conference: Violence, Resilience, & Resistance
    Join us at the 11th annual Public Anthropology Conference, Oct. 4 & 5 9am-7pm, Mary Graydon Center, 2nd floor. Explore themes of violence resilience, and resistance in a variety of settings. Militarism, slavery, emancipatory archaeology, community activism, social justice, and linguistic violence in deaf communities are just a few of the fascinating topics we will be discussing. Keynote speeches from Dr. Carole McGranahan and Dr. Charles Orser close each day. Registration is free and lunch is provided for all registered attendees. Register at the link below.
    Sponsor: Department of Anthropology
    Contact: Jeanne Hanna, jeanne.hanna@american.edu
    Public Health Career Panel
    Wednesday, October 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Battelle Atrium

    The American University Public Health Association will be hosting a career panel with four public health professionals. It will be a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and network with professionals with varied backgrounds and interests within the field of public health. Refreshments will be provided.
    Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences
    Contact: Amanda Lynen, al9445a@student.american.edu
  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL Research Software Workshops, September 29 – October 4, in Hurst 202
    Join us this week Intermediate NVivo, Intermediate Qualtrics, Intro to SPSS, Intermediate SPSS, Intermediate ArcGIS (Version A: Editing Your Map), Advanced Qualtrics, and Intro to STATA. Next week, join us for our workshops on Intro to HPC, Intro to R, Intro to VCL, Intermediate ArcGIS (Version B: Displaying Data), Intro to STATA. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register for attendance at: https://myau.american.edu/dept/Provost/CTRL/CTRLrsg/SitePages/Registration.aspx .
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Eric Charles, rsg@american.edu, 202-885-3862
    CTRL – Technology in the Classroom Workshops: September 29 – October 10 in Hurst 202
    Join us this week for workshops on Advanced Prezi (September 30: 10:30-11:30am); and How to Run Online Discussions with Piazza (October 2: 4:00-5:00pm). Join us next week for Google Docs (Oct. 6: 10:30-11:30am); Teaching with Tablets (October 7: 1:15-2:15pm); and Using Online Simulations and Games (October 8: 2:45-3:45pm). Learn more about this series of hands-on workshops, and register to attend either in person or online at http://www.american.edu/ctrl/techinclassschedule.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Academics » Kogod School of Business
    $6 - 20 MINUTE PAID STUDY
    Researchers in the Kogod School of Business are seeking students over the age of 18 to participate in a short, 20 minute experiment about some common brands.

    Studies will take place in the Kogod School of Business on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 1, 2 and 3. We are running the experiment throughout the day and space is limited. Sign up now by contacting us via e-mail - jk0658a@student.american.edu – with “Study” in the subject line of your e-mail.

    You will receive $6 for your participation.
    Sponsor: Department of Marketing
    Contact: Josh Kamins, jk0658a@student.american.edu
    Upcoming Deloitte Consulting Events
    Deloitte is holding 2 events on-campus for undergrads and grads. On Thursday, 10/2 Deloitte will deliver a case interview workshop from 6-8pm in the Kogod Student Lounge where they will share preparation recommendations to complete a case interview. On Friday, 10/3 Deloitte will hold drop-in office hours in the Kogod Student Lounge from 10-4pm to answer any last-minute questions about Deloitte and open positions before the October 5th application deadline. See more details and RSVP in AU CareerWeb or CareerSource.


    Sponsor: Kogod Center for Career Development
    Contact: Annie Matanin, matanin@american.edu, 202-885-1782
  • Academics » School of Communication
    International Cinema Series: Italian Films on Oct 5th
    Italian Film Series co-hosted by SOC, NGA and the Italian Embassy Cultural Institute. Free and open to all.

    Sunday, Oct 5, 4:30pm – Contemporary film double feature: La Mia Classe; 2013, directed by Daniele Gaglianone and Tir; 2013, directed by Alberto Fasulo

    Parking is available in the School of International Service at Nebraska & New Mexico Aves, NW or at the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Ave, NW. Follow on-campus signage to the McKinley Building.
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Don Michael Mendoza, dmendoza@american.edu, 202-885-2220
  • Academics » School of Public Affairs
    Judge Burnett on Inequality in Education: Tuesday, October 7th, 2:30PM, MGC 203-205
    Senior Judge Arthur L. Burnett, the first appointed African American U.S. Magistrate Judge and former judge on the D.C. Superior Court, will address the problem of rising inequality in American education and discuss potential legal solutions at federal, state, and local levels of government.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2:30 pm, MGC 203-205
    Sponsor: School of Public Affairs
    Contact: Will Pittinos, pittinos@american.edu
    Supreme Court Preview: Monday, October 6th, 2:00PM, MGC 4-5
    Assistant Dean Jessica Waters will moderate a faculty panel to discuss what we should expect during the coming SCOTUS session, which begins October 6th. The panel will feature SPA Professors Chris Edelson, Jennifer Gumbrewicz, Andrew Kline, and Lara Schwartz.
    Sponsor: School of Public Affairs
    Contact: Will Pittinos, pittinos@american.edu
  • Academics » University Library
    Approaches to Public Health at AU
    A panel of American University faculty members representing diverse approaches to issues in public health will discuss their research interests. Panelists and the audience will then explore intersections and complements between their approaches.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    2–3:30PM

    Training & Events Room (115), Bender Library
    A brief reception will follow.
     
    PANELISTS:
    Kim Blankenship(Sociology/CAS)
    Daniel Esser (SIS)
    Sonya Grier (Kogod)
    Anastasia Snelling (SETH)
     
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: Lennea Bower, LibEvents@american.edu, 202-885-3847
    Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues
    The University Library and Kay Spiritual Life Center welcome Sister Helen Prejean, Ministry Against the Death Penalty, to discuss her work. Sister Helen has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions.

    Tuesday, September 30
    2–4pm
    Abramson Family Founders Room (SIS)
     
    RSVPs requested to LibEvents@american.edu
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: Library Programming Coordinator, LibEvents@american.edu, 202-885-3847
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Dinner with Alumni: Lisa Rosenthal SPA/BA '97; KSB/MBA '01
    If you are interested in the Department of Defense Consulting career field, then this dinner is for you. Meet an AU Alum who has been in your shoes and has now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Lisa for a free dinner and a great networking event on Oct 7th from 7-9 p.m. You must register at the link below.
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: John Pope, pope.john.w@gmail.com
    Save the Date: Staff Council Fall Reception Oct. 29
    Join us from 2:30-4:00pm on Wednesday, October 29, in Bender Arena Mezzanine. Staff will hear from President Kerwin, learn updates from Staff Council, visit tables providing resources for staff, enjoy desserts, participate in a raffle, and mingle with staff colleagues across the university. This is an event for staff. Please RSVP to scchair@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Celina Ryan, scchair@american.edu, 202-885-6617
  • Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events
    15th Annual Human Right Films Series screening: E-TEAM
    FREE SCREENING – E-TEAM. The 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series.
    The story of four members of the Emergencies Team, the boots on the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. Take a stand on human rights and engage in lively discussion with the filmmakers, human rights activists and legal experts. Film screens Wednesday evening at 7pm, October 1, in the SOC Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater. FREE ADMISSION.
    Sponsor: Center for Social Media
    Contact: Angelica Das, das@american.edu, 202-885-3641
    WPI & CCPS Invite You to a Pre-Election Panel Discussion

    Join our experts as they forecast the 2014 races: Who will win? Who will lose? How will female candidates far? And why?

    Wednesday, October 15th
    Ambramson Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center

    Light refreshments to follow the panel discussion. Please RSVP by October 8th to Diane Hsiung at dianeh@american.edu or (202) 885-2903.

    Sponsor: Women and Politics Institute
    Contact: Diane Hsiung, dianeh@american.edu, 202-885-2903
  • Finances » Financial Aid
    DEADLINE 10/15: Drew Waverly Patterson Award
    The School of Public Affairs is now accepting applications for the Drew Waverly Patterson Scholarship until October 15, 2014. The Drew Waverly Patterson Fund was established in 2009 through the financial support of faculty, alumni, and friends of the Women & Politics Institute (WPI). The fund provides a financial award of $250.00 to directly support the cost of graduate and/or law school application fees for American University students. Eligible students must have completed an academic course (s) at American University related to women and politics.
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Challenge Course Trip: Ropes Course - Oct. 5
    Join Recreational Sports & Fitness on Sunday, October 5, for a 3-hour program including leadership and teamwork, as well as low-rope and high-rope challenges. This trip is open to all AU students. Vans will leave the Fitness Center around 11:30 a.m. and be back around 5:00pm. The cost of the trip is $55 and registration can be completed at one of our front desks in the fitness centers. For more information, see the link attached!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Jacquelyne Chantry, chantry@american.edu, 202-885-2759
    Personal Training Specials at AU
    What better time than now to make a lifestyle change?! Stop by Cassell or Jacobs Fitness Center and take advantage of our Personal Training Package specials running through the month of September.  Purchase 3 or more personal training sessions and get your fitness assessment for FREE ($30 value)! Sign up with a friend and get 20% off a buddy training package! See our website for more details!
     
    Contact Samantha, the Personal Training Coordinator, for more information at codario@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Samantha Codario, codario@american.edu, 2028856656
    Show Your Support!
    Wear Pink or Rainbow to the gym on Wednesday, October 1, in support of National Breast Cancer and LGBT Awareness Month, and you can attend any drop-in group exercise class for FREE! Already have an unlimited pass? If so, wearing pink or rainbow to class will make you eligible to enter a raffle for a FREE Unlimited Semester Pass for Spring 2015!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    AU Toastmaster Club General Interest Meeting
    Are you interested in learning how to master public speaking? Toastmasters International Club is designed to improve student's public speaking and leadership skills. There will be a general interest meeting this Thursday October 2nd, at 6:30 Bender Library Room 115.
    Sponsor: Kogod Center for Business Communications
    Contact: Camila DeChalus, cd9454a@student.american.edu, 203-589-6676
    French Club and Africa Initiative Presents: Leah Farish: The Tindouf Camps of the Sahara
    French Club and Africa Initiative presents Leah Farish. Leah Farish is a civil rights attorney who has written and spoken extensively about the humanitarian crisis in southern Algeria, a region with such a harsh climate that it is called "The Devil's Garden."

    She will be speaking about the players in this little-known drama in the desert, and what is needed in the future. (Hint: it's not humanitarian aid.)

    Come and see her quilt signed by persons from the Tindouf camps, where her organization has visited more than 15 times.
    Sponsor: French Club
    Contact: Philip Agar, pa7285a@american.edu, pa7285a@american.edu, 5166959370
    Human Rights Defender Series: Rachel Finn, The Enough Project
    Join us in welcoming Rachel Finn from The Enough Project, which fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Rachel Finn is the Enough Project’s Advocacy Manager. Previously, she served as a Research Associate with the International Center for Conciliation, and a Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faiths Act Fellow at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, mobilizing communities around the UN Millennium Development Goals.

    Hear Rachel at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 1st. A light lunch will be provided.

    To RSVP, or if you require any special accommodations, please contact kslc@american.edu
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Ethan Goss, kslc@american.edu, 202-885-3321
    Master Class with Aszure Barton
    The American University Dance Program will host a master class in modern dance technique by award-winning choreographer Aszure Barton.

    Saturday, October 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Katzen 152

    Register online at http://aszurebartonmasterclass.brownpapertickets.com/

    Admission is free for current students. Contact Melanie George for promo code before registering - mgeorge@american.edu*

    Aszure Barton’s master class at AU is made possible through a partnership with American Dance Institute (ADI).
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Melanie George, mgeorge@american.edu
    Town Hall: US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative
    Are you a global citizen, someone who does not believe the lives of non-Americans are expendable for the real or perceived security of the US? Do you believe the US should be held to the same international legal standards as those other states are subjected to? Have you wanted to get involved in efforts to end US impunity? If you answered 'YES' to these questions, please join us for the first town hall discussion to formulate the US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative, a new student-staff-faculty direct action group for peace. Thursday Oct 2nd, 11:30-1PM in the SIS Founders Room
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu
    USPWC CHAI TALK
    Join the US Pakistan Women's Council on October 1 at 5:30PM in Letts Hall Conference Room for some tea and cookies and a conversation with two Pakistani Fulbright students who are studying at AU. Our first Chai Talk will feature Ms. Miriam and Ms. Sundas who will be sharing their experiences as female students in Pakistan. We hope to see you there!
    Email: uspwcau@gmail.com Facebook: US-Pakistan Women's Council: Student Chapter
    Sponsor: U.S. Foreign Policy Program
    Contact: Mahnoor Hussain, uspwcau@gmail.com
    WI & CDI Present: I Heart Female Orgasm
    The Female Orgasm Join us to laugh and learn about the "big O," the most popular topic sex educators Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot teach about! Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help your partner, Dorian and Marshall cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment. The event will be at 7:30 in Butler Boardroom on Thursday, October 2nd. Are you coming?
    Sponsor: SG Women's Initiative
    Contact: Women's Initiative, wi@ausg.org
    Weekly Meditation
    Current research shows that meditation benefits both our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us to counter the stresses of life by developing greater calm, concentration, emotional balance and increased joy.

    Please join us at our weekly meditation sessions on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:45 p.m. in Kay Spiritual, Main Chapel. Each session will include a short talk on meditation, a Juniper style meditation practice, and a short Q&A about the practice of meditation. Weekly attendance is encouraged but not required. All levels of experience welcome.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Catherine Schaeff, schaeff@american.edu
    Women in (WIS) meeting
    The first meeting of the WIS student organization will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in room 157 of the Sports Center Annex (SCAN). On the agenda is planning our events for the current year as well as officer elections. All students interested in science at AU are welcome to attend!
    Sponsor: Department of Physics
    Contact: Teresa Larkin, tlarkin@american.edu, 202-885-2766
  • Life@AU » Community Service
    A Walk to End Homelessness - Service Opportunity
    Join Friendship Place and Alpha Phi Omega on a walk to end homelessness. November 2nd from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the National Mall. $10 for ages 7-24. $30 for adults 25+. Walk by yourself or create a team!

    Visit Friendshipwalks.org to sign up, learn more about the walk, and see all of the great things that Friendship Places does! Contact Alpha Phi Omega at service@auapo.net with any questions.
    Sponsor: Alpha Phi Omega
    Contact: Alpha Phi Omega, service@auapo.net
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    9th Annual D.C. LGBTQA Symposium
    The 9th Annual DC LGBTQA Symposium on November 8, 2014, at George Mason University is now accepting program submissions. The Symposium aims to create a communal space for education and reflection on leadership, campus organizing, and research on LGBT issues and topics. For more information, please contact Amena Johnson at ajohns48@gmu.edu
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Matthew Bruno, cdi@american.edu
    Documented: A Film by An Undocumented American
    In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in more than 20 years. Join CDI on October 1 in Weschler Theater (MGC 3rd Floor) at 2 p.m. for a screening and panel discussion with AU faculty and students.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Caroline DeLeon, cdi@american.edu
    Paying for the Party - Book Lecture
    10/6/14 12-2 p.m. in MGC 200

    Talk by Elizabeth Armstrong on her recent book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2014) by Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton

    Drawing on findings from a five-year interview study, Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton bring us to the campus of “MU,” a flagship Midwestern public university, where we follow a group of women drawn into a culture of status seeking and sororities. Eye-opening and provocative, Paying for the Party reveals how outcomes can differ so dramatically for those whom universities enroll.
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Ophira Bansal, bansal@american.edu
    The Coming Out Monologues - October 8
    In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion will be holding the `The Coming Out Monologues` on October 8 at 8 p.m. at the Perch. `The Coming Out Monologues` celebrates the diverse and unique experiences of LGBT identities.

    Come on out to celebrate LGBTQA identities and their coming out stories!
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Matthew Bruno, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651
  • Life@AU » Religious Life
    Catholic Student Association Outing @ Cactus Cantina
    After 11 a.m. mass on October 5, the Catholic Student Association will host an outing to Cactus Cantina in Tenleytown. If interested, please meet on the Kay steps at 12:15 p.m. Please remember to bring money for this event. It should be a great time!
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Father Carlos Quijano, priest@american.edu
    Humanist International Service: Secular Programs & Approaches - Th 10/2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | MGC 313
    Humanist Service Corps / Pathfinders Project Director Conor Robinson, founder of the Yale Humanist Society, will share his experiences with a range of projects and discuss what secular humanists bring to international service, particularly in comparison to those governments or faith-based organizations that do not give fair & equal treatment to all, regardless of sex/uality, class, ethnicity, religion, etc. For more info, see pathfindersproject.com. Co-sponsored by the AU Humanist Community & the Humanist Chaplaincy at AU. Join our e-list by contacting Chaplain Biber: biber@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Humanist Chaplain Binyamin Biber, biber@american.edu, 301-437-7745
    Yom Kippur at AU
    Share Yom Kippur with your AU Jewish community! Hillel offers Reform and Conservative services on campus for the holiday, which runs Friday evening through Saturday evening. A light meal will be offered to break the fast in McDowell Formal Lounge. Find the full schedule of services and reserve your free ticket at http://au.hillel.org/jewish-life/shabbat-and-holidays/high-holidays-2014
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Jason Benkendorf, hillel@american.edu, 202-885-3324
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Last Chance to Register: MOVE Cardio Fitness Challenge
    Looking for a fun way to get regular physical activity? This 31-day individual challenge encourages all faculty and staff to MOVE! Improve your health by walking, running, or even vacuuming - any activity counts! Log your steps or minutes daily for a chance to win weekly prizes and support the American Heart Association. The grand prize of $250 goes to the participant with the highest number of cumulative miles. The challenge runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. After registering online, stop by the AhealthyU office to pick up your water bottle. Sign up by September 30. Visit the link below.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Coaching for Success
    This course teaches you how to help people learn from their successes rather than their mistakes. Learn to conduct an effective coaching session, provide support, observe performance, measure results, and explore coaching opportunities. Please join us on October 9 from 1 - 5 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: Generations in the Workplace
    Interested in the differences and commonalities among generations? Join us and and learn about the World War II, Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial generations. Explore strategies for communicating with colleagues of all ages. Please join us on October 10 from 1 - 5 p.m. in MGC 247. 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: Goal Setting and Goal Measures
    Join us to enhance your skill in writing effective and challenging goals. This session will walk you through a systematic process to determine how to write goals that are appropriate for your role and level of experience. We will brainstorm ideas on how to identify tools to track your progress and support the rating that you want to receive at year's end. Plan to bring your goals to our learning activity. This is a brown bag lunch session and drinks will be provided. Join us on October 15 12 - 2 p.m. Log in to AsuccessfulU; go to the Home drop down and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Sign up for Weight Watcher at Work by October 1 for Special Fall Promotion
    Sign up today for Weight Watchers at Work. This 17-week program can help you with your weight loss goals. Enroll by October 1 and receive two additional weeks. For every 12 meetings you attend, you will receive a $50 reward [taxes apply]. Payroll deduction is available. To sign up, submit your payment or complete the payroll deduction form in the AhealthyU office by October 1. Meetings will take place every Thursday from 1 - 1:45 p.m. in MGC 330N. Can't make it to campus meetings? You can attend any meeting in the community that is convenient to you and still receive the specials offered by AU.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742

Events

      • 10:00 am – 11:30 am
      • Advanced CommonSpot
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • In this course, add video to a News template and as an element on a webpage, edit the left navigation bar, create a form with fields for visitor input, customize Twitter and Facebook elements, update staff/faculty profile and view alternate ways .pdf files can be viewed.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • This exhibition is comprised of prints, video, collage, and installations created by Cuban artist Sandra Ramos. This artist reflects on the conflicting experiences of living in her beloved homeland with all of its many challenges. Her work often takes a narrative form in which she depicts herself as a child-like explorer or modern day Alice in Wonderland. Ramos' prints and mixed media works ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Memorial Modeling: Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The installations created by Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov refer to a specific doctrine of so-called 'monumental propaganda' that the artists have been developing in recent years. This exhibition is heavily influenced by the artists' shared experience of the collapse of the Soviet Union during their youth. The work comments on the unifying characteristics of suspicion and detachment of all youth ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Readymade@100
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Curated by art theorist, Corcoran College of Art and Design professor and artist, Mark Cameron Boyd, Readymade@100, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's readymade concept. This juried exhibition includes contemporary artist's submissions of "new" readymades that significantly expand upon Duchamp's originary idea in order to celebrate his vision and allow the concept to evolve. ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The definition of a photograph and its relationship to other visual art forms has undergone enormous changes since the invention of photography in the 19th century. The work of four female Washington, DC artists - Jenn DePalma, Sandra Rottmann, and Siohban Rigg - represents this ongoing dialog about craft, authenticity, the role of the artist, and other concerns that define photography. This ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Lauren Adams: American Catastrophe Report
      • Katzen Rotunda 2nd Floor
      • Artist Lauren Frances Adams has created American Catastrophe Report, an installation that acts as both homage and critique of the decorative frescoes in the United States Capitol Building, originally painted in the 19th c. by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. The site-specific artwork by Adams is installed in American University's Katzen Arts Center, in both the upper and lower rotunda in ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
      • GROUP 93: Alumni & Associates - NEW WORK PAINTING SCULPTURE PRINTS & DRAWINGS
      • Katzen Rotunda Gallery Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • If Group 93 had a manifesto it would be, "Every painting speaks
        for itself."
        Group 93- 2014: Alumni & Associates features paintings, drawings,
        prints and sculptures critiqued by the 2014 colloquia. Discussions
        support risk taking regardless of style, which leads to
        individual solutions for each work. The 21 artists share years of
        experience in visual language and an affiliation with the ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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      • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WORKPLACE
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 247
      • VSPACER
      • Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and express emotions constructively, empathize with others' feelings, and establish cooperative interpersonal relationships. Assess your emotional intelligence level and explore how you can handle emotions more productively and cope better with new situations as they arise.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Human Resources

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      • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • VSPACER
      • Sister Helen Prejean will discuss her life and work as an advocate against the death penalty. Sr. Helen has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions.She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry.

        A brief reception will follow the event.

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: University Library

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      • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • SharePoint 2010 Team Site Administration
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • Sharepoint Team Sites are a new way to collaborate at American University. Explore the various templates that are available and find out how to request a team site. Learn how to administer your team site, control access, and invite new members, manage documents and other content, and customize the site to best meet your needs.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • SETH Colloquium
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 245
      • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
      • Boren Scholarship Info Session
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 3
      • VSPACER
      • Undergraduate Students: Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? The Boren Scholarship funds studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. Join the Office of Merit Awards and representatives from the Boren Scholarship to learn about the program and application process. Recipients of the Boren ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Office of Merit Awards

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      • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
      • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Information Session
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • VSPACER
      • The Career Center will host the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for an information session on Tuesday, September 30, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in MGC 4.

        NIAID representatives will share information about a variety of student programs which are open to all academic levels and backgrounds. They will discuss the types of positions ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Career Center

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      • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Reflections on a Summer in the West Bank
      • Cancelled
      • VSPACER
      • This event gives American University students who spent a summer at Bir Zeit University in Palestine an opportunity to share their reflections from time spent on the West Bank over the summer. The forum itself will be initiated by a brief talk by the Palestinian ambassador, who will be speaking about the UN general assembly meeting, and the Palestinian issue. Given recent world news, hearing a ...more

        Type: Panel Discussion
        Host: Arab World Studies

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      • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Boren Fellowship Info Session
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 3
      • VSPACER
      • Graduate Students: Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? The Boren Scholarship funds studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. Join the Office of Merit Awards and representatives from the Boren Fellowship to learn about the program and application process. Recipients of the Boren Award have ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Office of Merit Awards

        Full Event Information

      • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Theses and Dissertation: Electronic Submission Process
      • VSPACER
      • This session will provide critical information about the thesis and dissertation completion process, including: formatting requirements, the online submission system, your publishing options, and copyright considerations. Whether you are just beginning your thesis or dissertation, or plan to submit it this semester, come learn about the resources available to help you.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      • #ineedajob Workshop Series
      • Career Center Library
      • VSPACER
      • Building Resumes & Cover Letters (9/2, 10/22)
        Learn how to stand out to potential employers by tailoring your resume and cover letter to the specific position for which you are applying and presenting your most relevant skills, experience, and achievements.

        Job Search & Networking Skills (9/16, 11/12)
        Learn how to utilize a variety of resources like online databases, networking, and social media ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Career Center

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      • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • French Club Presents Leah Farish: Tindouf Camps in the Sahara
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 247
      • VSPACER
      • French Club presents our first speaker of the year: Leah Farish. Farish is a civil rights attorney who has written and spoken extensively about the humanitarian crisis in southern Algeria, a region with such a harsh climate that it is called "The Devil's Garden."

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: French Club

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Must See Events

      • Tuesday, September 30
      • SETH Colloquium
      • VSPACER
      • SETH Colloquium
        Teaching Seminar

        Tuesday September 30, 2014
        4pm - 5pm
        Mary Graydon Center 245
        (light refreshments will be available)

        Presentation 1: Marilyn Goldhammer
         Domains of Teaching Description

        Presentation 2: Dr. Cathy Crocker
        Example of Exemplar Pedagogical Approach

        Type: Meeting
        Host: School of Education, Teaching and Health

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      • Wednesday, October 1
      • Human Rights Film Series: E-Team
      • VSPACER
      • FREE SCREENING – E-TEAM. The 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series.
        E-Team is the story of four members of the Emergencies Team, the boots on the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. Take a stand on human rights and engage in lively discussion with the filmmakers, human rights activists and legal experts. Film screens Wednesday evening at 7pm, October 1, in the SOC ...more

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: Center for Media & Social Impact

        Full Event Information

      • Saturday, October 4
      • Day of the Girl Summit
      • VSPACER
      • Join She's the First for our 2nd annual Day of the Girl Summit. Hear from nonprofit leaders, student advocates, and experienced professionals about the issues and solutions facing women and girls around the world. Highlights of the day include our opening keynote address, as well as a networking reception and organizations fair.

        Type: Conference
        Host: She's the First of American University

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      • Thursday, October 9
      • Magic and the Brain
      • "Magic and the Brain" features renowned neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the new discipline of neuromagic and authors of the book Sleights of Mind. Understanding how our minds operate with magic can reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. Early neuromagic research also points to new approaches in a wide range of disciplines, from the diagnosis ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: CAS Dean's Office

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      • October 11 to 12
      • Intensive Worker Justice Training
      • VSPACER
      • Student Worker Alliance will be hosting a two-day intensive worker justice training for students and community allies. During this event we will have guest speakers and various trainings designed to give our members the necessary skills to kickstart the student section of the labor justice movement here at AU and in DC. We are expecting high attendance, so let us know if you plan to come so we ...more

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Student Worker Alliance

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      • Saturday, October 11
      • PRSA EDUCATORS ACADEMY --SUPER SATURDAY
      • VSPACER
      • American University's School will host top Educators in the country for their annual "Super Saturday" meeting.
        These academics are part of the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Educators' Academy and this is in conjunction with their conference in DC, October 11th, 2014.

        Type: Conference
        Host: School of Communication

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Important Dates

  • 10/01/2014: Freshman spring 2015 semester admission application deadline