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APRIL 25

Saturday

Announcements

  • Academics » Academic Support
    CFA/DAA Spring Open Meeting
    The Committee on Faculty Actions will be holding its spring open meeting on May 1 from noon to 1 p.m., in the SIS Founders Room. The purpose of the open meeting is to provide faculty and staff interested in the reappointment, promotion and tenure process to ask questions
    Sponsor: Faculty Senate
    Contact: Lura Graham, lgraham@american.edu, 202-885-2295
  • Academics » Career Center
    Job Search Intensive for New Grads
    Are you a May or December bachelors graduate seeking a job? The Career Center is leading a 4-week, online program that starts on May 6 with an in-person* event that will get you started. At the conclusion of the program, you will have a variety of skills from salary negotiation to articulating you short-term career goal.

    Pizza will be provided at the kick-off event on Wednesday, May 6 from 5pm-7pm in MGC 200. Deadline to RSVP is May 1.
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    MFA Thesis Exhibition: Blueprint
    Gallery talk: Saturday, April 25, 5 to 6 p.m.
    Opening reception: Saturday, April 25, 6 p.m.
    Show runs April 25-May 10
    American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

    American University's Department of Art presents the work of current MFA thesis candidates. The multidisciplinary Studio Art Program showcases an exciting range of artwork including works in painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography, and new media. Featuring work by: Ayad Almissouri, Mandy Cooper, Michael Holt, Tim Hoyt, Nathan Mullins, Angelina Sumadre, Jenny Wu, and Robert Yi.
    Sponsor: Department of Art
    Contact: AU Arts, auarts@american.edu, 202-885-2787
  • Academics » Research and Grants
    NASA DC Space Grant Consortium’s 2015 American University STEM Faculty Summer Research Opportunity
    Professors, please do not miss out on participating in our fifth annual NASA-sponsored summer research opportunity! Faculty can apply for $14,000 awards for Summer 2015 research projects. Applications/Proposals can be submitted until Tuesday, April 28. Awards will be announced by May 8. You can access the application and details at http://dcspacegrant.org/2015AUSummerResearch.html. Faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics/Statistics, and Physics may apply. Questions? Please contact us at x2755 or mkemble@american.edu. Good luck!
    Sponsor: Department of Physics
    Contact: Megan Kemble, mkemble@american.edu, 202-885-2755
  • Academics » School of Communication
    Significant Change to BA in Journalism
    The School of Communication has posted a Significant Change for the BA in Journalism. Please direct feedback to Dean Rose Ann Robertson. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through April 29 .
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Rose Ann Robertson, rrobert@american.edu
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    AU's Intensive English Language Program Accepting Applications
    AU's new Intensive English Language Program is now accepting applications for its fall semester. Tuition includes more than 20 hours of instruction per week on campus, guest lectures from AU professors, conversation partners, site visits in DC, and access to AU facilities. If you or someone you know is interesting in improving their English skills at AU, please visit our website or contact our office directly at elta@american.edu .
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Danielle Capano, elta@american.edu, 202-895-4970
    Improve your Business English or TOEFL Score
    Registration is now open for AU's part-time English language courses: TOEFL Preparation and Business Communication. These courses are designed for students with an Intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. Classes meet twice weekly from 7:00pm-9:30pm starting June 08. Course tuition is just $695. For more information or to register for classes, click on the link to the English Language Program website below.
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Danielle Capano, capano@american.edu, 202-895-4970
  • Academics » School of Public Affairs
    "Nerd Prom" - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
    Monday, April 27

    7-9PM

    Ward Circle Building, Room 2

    "Eat, See, and Hear" at a special film screening of “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week,” a behind-the-scenes documentary of the spring break-like atmosphere surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Eat theater-style snacks as you see the film and hear SPA and SOC experts speak along with filmmaker Patrick Gavin in a panel discussion following the movie. There is no cost to attend; please register online.
    Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean
    Contact: Anders Rosen, arosen@american.edu
    New Course Proposal: SPA 189
    Comments should be sent to Jessica Waters, waters@american.edu, by May 1, 2015. Review the new course proposal at the following link: http://www.american.edu/spa/resources/proposals/upload/-f09e50.pdf
    Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean
    Contact: Jessica Waters, waters@american.edu
  • Academics » University Library
    Perk Premiere- Final Perk Spring 2015
    We're rolling out the red carpet for Final Perk—AU’s largest all-campus study break! On Tuesday, April 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Quad (Rain site- Mud Box Café, Bender Library, Lower Level) transforms to host Perk Premiere, a movie premiere-themed party. Walk the red carpet, pose for pictures in the photo booth, answer movie trivia, and more! The event includes coffee, soft drinks, and cookies, as well as gluten-free and vegan dessert options.

    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: Library Events, libevents@american.edu, 202-885-3847
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Faculty/Staff Portrait Session
    The bimonthly portrait session on main campus will take place on Wednesday, April 29th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in MGC 200. Go to www.timecenter.com/auphotography and click on the Main Campus Faculty/Staff tab to make a reservation. These are the standard AU portrait for use in your work duties and on your web profile page
    Sponsor: University Publications
    Contact: Nadia Trowers, photography@american.edu, 202-885-5970
    Graduating? Still Time to Take the Green Grad Pledge
    Graduating this semester? Make sure to take AU's active pursuit of sustainability with you as you go out to do amazing things in the world. Sign the Green Graduation Pledge online, and when you pick up your regalia May 6 - 8, you will receive a green ribbon to wear on your gown to show the world that you are committed to a more sustainable future. Pledge now at: bit.ly/augreengradpledge
    Sponsor: Office of Sustainability
    Contact: Joshua Kaplan, jfkaplan@american.edu, 202-885-6262
    Jump-start your career: Entertainment and Media Student-Alumni Online Networking
    Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with member's of AU's Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance! On April 30 from 12-1 p.m., log on and meet alumni around the world who work in film, music, television, and theater, as well as news, public communication, journalism, documentaries, and service to these industries. Get career tips and build your professional network -- all online!
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: Rebecca Vander Linde, vanderli@american.edu
  • Communications » News
    Every Friday at 12:30 p.m.: Weekly Tours at the American University Museum
    Explore the galleries with our knowledgeable volunteer docents every Friday at 12:30 through May 22.
    Sponsor: American University Museum
    Contact: Lucy Crowley, lcrowley@american.edu, 202-885-3617
    Every Friday at 12:30 p.m.: Weekly Tours at the American University Museum

    Explore the galleries with our knowledgeable volunteer docents every Friday at 12:30 through May 22.
    Sponsor: American University Museum
    Contact: Lucy Crowley, lcrowley@american.edu, 202-885-3617
    Yoga in the Galleries: Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the American University Museum
    Start your Wednesday’s in the peaceful surroundings of art with our weekly Kripalu yoga class, led by certified instructor Eva Blutinger. All levels welcome, please bring your own mat. Cash and check accepted before class or pay online: tinyurl.com/aumtickets. $5 per class and FREE for museum members.
    Sponsor: American University Museum
    Contact: Lucy Crowley, lcrowley@american.edu, 202-885-3617
  • Finances » Controller
    Establish Your Summer Forwarding Mailing Address By May 8
    Will you be changing your address at the end of this semester? If so, be sure to respond to the “Summer Forwarding Request” email that will be sent to your AU email address on April 27. The deadline to respond is May 8. Mail Services will continue to forward mail to the address on record if a response is not received. To avoid forwarding delays, we also encourage you to notify all your contacts – monthly creditors, banks, magazines, etc. – of your change of address as early as possible. If you have any questions, please call (202) 885-2552.
    Sponsor: Facilities and Administrative Services
    Contact: Siraaj Abdullah, siraaj@american.edu, 202-885-2570
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Personal Training at AU
    Still need to drop some of the holiday weight? Summer is right around the corner! Sign up for personal training sessions at Jacobs or Cassell Fitness Center today!

    *Staff Members keep an eye out for personal training specials happening during Staff Appreciation Week (May 18-22).
     
    Contact the Personal Training Coordinator for more information, or visit us online for pricing and to meet our trainers!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Samantha Codario, codario@american.edu, 2028856656
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    SIS Undergraduate Council Finals De-Stress
    Stressed about finals? Take a study break and de-stress with the SIS Undergraduate Council on April 28 from 2-4 pm in the SIS Atrium. There will be snacks and drinks!
    Sponsor: SIS Undergraduate Council
    Contact: SISUGC, sisinvolvement@gmail.com
  • Life@AU » Housing & Dining
    Project Move-Out wants your lounge leftovers!
    This year Project Move-Out wants all of your items that you could not pack, store, or sell, including electronics, school supplies, reusable clothing, furniture, and other miscellaneous Res Hall items. See a full list of collectible items on posters in the lounges.

    Underclass Residents can drop off between May 1- May 6. Seniors can drop off between May 1- May 11

    See more information on Project Move-out Facebook and website.
    Sponsor: SG Department of Environmental Policy
    Contact: Jessica Balerna, auprojectmoveout@gmail.com

Events

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Drawings: Walter Kravitz
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Walter Kravitz brought his artistic gifts and innovative concepts from Chicago to Washington almost forty years ago. His drawings and installations have evolved into explorations of the way events happen in the natural world. His lines become edges, continuously organizing and shaping the air into solids, then dissolving them again into unpredictability.Please see more information and images at ...more

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

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Remembrances of Voices Past
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • V. Ramesh creates art as an act of devotion, not only as a response to an increasingly material world, but also as a quest for freedom. The leitmotiv of his work is Bhakti, or devotion, which he explores in order to communicate a sense of emotional exaltation.Please see more information and images at the exhibition page:
        V. Ramesh: Remembrances of Voices Past

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

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Transcription of Blue: Guy Goldstein
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Guy Goldstein is interested in exploring complicated processes by moving between mediums in his art. For this exhibition, Guy investigated “colors of noise” by converting graphite drawings into sounds, which he then converted back into printed images using a mid-century Russian ANS synthesizer.
        Please see more information and images at the exhibition page:
        Transcription of Blue: Guy ...more

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

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • YES! Glue: A Half-Century of Collage by Bruce and Jean Conner
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Bruce and Jean Conner sustained separate but related explorations within the tradition of surrealist collage. She initiated in the mid 1950s wry combinations of images from popular magazines. He embraced and then abandoned complex expressionist assemblages in the early 1960s in favor of witty, often grotesque, and sometimes spiritual compositions built from 19th century engravings.Please see more ...more

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

        Full Event Information

      • 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

        Full Event Information

      • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Senior Capstone: How We Got Here & Other (mis)conceptions
      • Katzen Studio Theatre
      • Senior Capstone
        April 23–25, 8 p.m.
        April 25, 2 p.m.
        Cara Gabriel, director
        Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center
        Tickets: $15; $10 AU community and seniors
        This performance is the product of the Senior Capstone course, which is the culmination and synthesis of study by AU theatre and musical theatre majors. Graduating students present one-act plays and new songs. Join us for this unique showcase ...more

        Type: Performance
        Host: Performing Arts

        Full Event Information

      • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      • AUJCC: Japanese Movie Night
      • Mary Graydon Center 330N: SETH Conference Room
      • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      • Caribbean Circle Presents: The Mashup
      • Butler Board Room
      • VSPACER
      • The Mash-up is a FREE cultural showcase.The purpose of this cultural event is to highlight the rich history and many talents of the Black diaspora through cultural entertainment and friendly competition. This showcase will include Caribbean, African, and African American student and community groups in the DMV area. Each group will present forms of entertainment that demonstrates their respective ...more

        Type: Performance
        Host: Caribbean Circle

        Full Event Information

      • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      • American University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: War and Peace
      • Abramson Family Recital Hall
      • April 24–25, 8 p.m.
        Matthew Brown, orchestra conductor
        Casey Cook, choral conductor

        American University’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorus join forces to present musical reflections on war and peace. The orchestra will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by performing Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, with a narrator reading from Lincoln's own words. The chorus will join ...more

        Type: Concert
        Host: Performing Arts

        Full Event Information

      • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      • Senior Capstone: How We Got Here & Other (mis)conceptions
      • April 23–25, 8 p.m.
        April 25, 2 p.m.
        Cara Gabriel, artistic director
        This performance is the product of the Senior Capstone course, which is the culmination and synthesis of study by AU theatre and musical theatre majors. Graduating students present one-act plays and new songs. Join us for this unique showcase and celebration.
        Tickets: $15; $10 AU community and seniors

        Type: Performance
        Host: Performing Arts

        Full Event Information

      • 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
      • AU Gamers Saturday Night Gaming
      • The Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon Conference Room 200)

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Important Dates

  • 04/27/2015: Spring classes end 
  • 04/27/2015: Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates 
  • 04/28/2015: Spring study day; no classes 
  • 04/28/2015: WCL: Examinations begin 
  • 04/29/2015 - 05/01/2015: Spring final examinations 
  • 05/01/2015: Financial aid application deadline for fall 2015 continuing undergraduate students 
  • 05/01/2015: Undergraduate transfer fall 2015 semester admission application deadline for students living outside the United States 
  • 05/01/2015: Candidates' reply date for Regular Decision freshmen 
  • 05/01/2015: Payment due for summer sessions 2015