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SEPTEMBER 22

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  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL – Attend the workshop “Digital Storytelling and Podcasts for Instructors” on September 23
    If you would like to attend the Technology in the Classroom workshop “Digital Storytelling and Podcasts for Instructors” (September 23: 1:15-2:15pm), you can attend it in person, in Hurst 202, or remotely from any computer with internet access. To join this workshop remotely, please go to http://www.american.edu/ctrl/techinclasswebcasts.cfm. 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. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Olsson at aolsson@american.edu or at ext. -6077
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
    CTRL – Technology in the Classroom Workshops: September 22 – October 2 in Hurst 202
    Join us this week for workshops on Creating Podcasts (September 23: 1:15-2:15pm); and Class Organization with Google Docs (September 25: 12:00-1:00pm). Join us next week for Advanced Prezi (September 30: 10:30-11:30am); and How to Run Online Discussions with Piazza (October 2: 4:00-5:00pm). 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
    Extended Proposal Deadline for 2015 Ann Ferren Conference Sessions: September 26
    The 26th Annual Ann Ferren Conference will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015. The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning is pleased to invite all faculty and staff to submit session proposals. Proposals are now due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. Sessions will be selected by the AFC Planning Committee. To learn more about our new session structure, and to propose a session, please visit http://www.american.edu/ctrl/AFCconferenceproposals.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Academics » Academic Support
    Classroom Presentations Workshop: Building Confidence for International Students
    Your presentation skills improve with each event. Learn how to make your first presentation the best it can be! Join us on Monday, September 22, from 1:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m. in MGC 203!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@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
    Getting Ready for Midterms Workshop
    Create a study plan for your upcoming midterms! Learn how to prepare for different style exams, including multiple choice, essay, short answer, etc. Also learn the best ways to approach studying for several tests at once! Join us on Thursday, September 25, 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
    Graduate School Budgeting for Dummies
    Learn about online budgeting and how to manage housing options, transportation and personal expenses while in grad school. Please bring a laptop/computing device to the session.
    Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Graduate Research Center (Library Lower Level)
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Introduction to Assistive Technology Workshop
    Learn about assistive technology devices available at AU and how to effectively use it for classrooms and studying. Join us on Tuesday, September 23, from 1:10 p.m.-2:25 p.m. in MGC 245!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Planning Your Paper Workshop: Lower Your Stress, Up Your Success!
    Take an assignment and turn it into a solid paper. Learn practical methods for starting, structuring, and completing your paper while incorporating the components of an "A" paper in this workshop! Join us on Tuesday, September 23, from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. in Anderson Conference Room!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Preparing for Graduate Comprehensive Exams Workshop
    This workshop will teach strategies for organizing and remembering information and for taking written, closed-book comprehensive exams. Join us on Saturday, September 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in MGC 245!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Statistical Consulting Center service offered in the Library
    The Statistical Consulting Center is located in the Research Commons Area in the AU Library. The Center provides assistance with statistical problems in the clients' research areas. It is a free service for American University students, faculty, and staff.

    Walk-in hours: Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    During walk-in hours only: 202-885-6643
    Sponsor: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Contact: Statistical Consulting Center, statisticalconsulting@american.edu, 202-885-6471
    Study Buddies: Creating Study Groups Workshop
    This training workshop will help you develop true study groups for your classes. Learn how to collaborate to learn. This is not about group projects - it's a collective method of learning outside of class. Join us Wednesday, September 24, from 1:10 p.m.-2:24 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
    Successful Student Series - Effective Class Participation and Communication Skills
    The next Successful Student Series discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 24, in Bender Library room 115 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. This session will focus on various tips for participating comfortably in class and appropriate ways to contact your professors.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
  • Academics » Career Center
    Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Brown Bag Lunch Information Session 9/22
    The Career Center will host the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for a brown bag lunch information session on Monday, September 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in MGC 245. DIA representatives will share information about the agency and discuss career and internship opportunities with interested students. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Deloitte Consulting - Consulting 101 Information Session 9/25
    The Career Center will host Deloitte Consulting for a "Consulting 101" information session on Thursday, September 25, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in MGC 3. Deloitte representatives will provide information about careers in consulting to students unfamiliar with the field. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Deloitte Consulting Information Session 9/22
    The Career Center will host Deloitte Consulting for an information session on Monday, September 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in MGC 4. Deloitte representatives will provide an overview of the organization and provide information on the positions they are hiring for during the 2014/2015 recruiting season. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Info Session: Foreign Service Fellowships
    Join the Office of Merit Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 5-6:30 pm, in MGC 247 to learn more about national scholarships for under-represented students interested in international affairs. You will hear from the Executive Directors of the Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship and the Payne Fellowship, as well as students who have received these awards. These fellowships fund graduate school and provide eventual appointment to the U.S. Foreign Service. U.S. citizenship required.
    Sponsor: Merit Awards Office, Career Center
    Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 202-885-1854
    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop - September 23
    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 Tuesday, September 23 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: Marc St. Hilaire, marcsth@american.edu
    National Security Agency (NSA) Information Session 9/23
    The Career Center will host the NSA for an information session on Tuesday, September 23, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., in Butler Boardroom. A representative will provide a brief overview of the NSA, their primary missions, and the Intelligence Analysis Skill Field. They are seeking students for their 2015 Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship Program and entry level positions. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    U.S. Department of State Information Session 9/22
    The Career Center will host the U.S. Department of State for an information session on Monday, September 22, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in McDowell Formal Lounge. A Department of State Diplomat in Residence will share information about internships in the world of diplomacy–summer, fall, or spring assignments in Washington or at embassies and consulates across the globe. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Uncommon Schools Information Session 9/24
    The Career Center will host Uncommon Schools for an info session on Wednesday, September 24, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., in Bentley Lounge, Gray Hall. Uncommon Schools manages urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Students interested in pursuing a career in education are invited to attend and learn about job and 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
    Exploratory Week
    Thursday, September 25th
    * Want to be a teacher?: 11 AM, MGC 200
    * Exploring SOC: 12 PM, MGC 200
    * Double Up: 4 PM, MGC 247

    Friday, September 26th
    * It’s a wrap! 12 PM Battelle-Atrium
    Stop by to meet our CAS Academic Counselors and Peer Advisors and enjoy some pizza!
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Emily Jones-Green, jones@american.edu, 202-885-3144
    Global Education Forum
    Gendered violence remains a persistent problem in educational settings across the globe. Come listen as the Fall 2014 Global Education Forum speakers discuss a range of settings where the challenges of gendered violence persist, and help strategize ways that we might all address these challenges. October 6, 5pm SIS Founders Room. Registration mandatory.
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Ophira Bansal, bansal@american.edu, 202-885-3128
  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL Research Software Workshops, September 22 – September 27, in Hurst 202
    Join us this week for Advanced Eviews, Intro to GPC, Intro to STATA, Intro to SPSS, Intermediate NVivo, and Intro to SPSS. Next week, join us for our workshops on Intermediate NVivo, Intermediate Qualtrics, Intro to SPSS, Intermediate SPSS, Intermediate ArcGIS (Version A: Editing Your Map), Advanced Qualtrics, and 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
  • Academics » Graduation
    Application for Fall Graduation
    Students who intend to complete their degree requirements in the fall semester should apply to graduate 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, graduation_services@american.edu, 202-885-2252
  • 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
  • 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? Do you currently own an iPhone? If so, you may be eligible to participate in an exciting ONLINE research study looking at innovative ways to improve sleep in the college population. Students that enroll THIS month can earn up to $30 in gift cards! Email now to learn more!
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Nikia Scott, MA, ns9953a@american.edu
    SINGING VOICES NEEDED!
    Are you between the ages of 18 - 30 and can carry a simple tune? If so, you are eligible to participate in a quick 10 minute study in which your voice will be recorded for the use in a future psychology study. You will be given 0.5 psychology research credits (if you need it), OR $5 and a chance to win 1 of 10 $25 gift cards! Email for more details.
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Juliana Repice, juliana.repice@student.american.edu
  • Academics » School of Communication
    Coffee and Conversation with Dean Rutenbeck
    Open to all School of Communication students, Dean Rutenbeck will be hosting a coffee and conversation series event each month. The first discussion will take place Friday, September 26 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the McKinley Media Innovation Lab. The topic will be Fall TV and starting a new year at SOC. Coffee will be available for attendees. We hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: SOC Office of the Dean
    Contact: Lisa Rocco, rocco@american.edu, 202-885-2158
    International Cinema Series: Italian Films
    Italian Film Series co-hosted by SOC, NGA and the Italian Embassy Cultural Institute. Free and open to all.

    Friday, Sept. 26 –International Cinema Series Opening Night
    6:30 p.m. – Reception
    7:00 p.m. – Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia); Roberto Rossellini, director (1954) film with Ingrid Bergman & George Sanders
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Don Michael Mendoza, dmendoza@american.edu, 2028852220
    International Cinema Series: Italian Films on Sept 28th
    Italian Film Series co-hosted by SOC, NGA and the Italian Embassy Cultural Institute. Free and open to all.

    Sunday, Sept 28, 4:30 pm – Il Sorpasso; Dino Risi, director (1962) with Vittorio Gassman & Catherine Spaak

    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
    SOC Faculty Forum featuring Professor Charles Lewis
    Please join us for a special SOC Faculty Forum featuring Professor Charles Lewis discussing his new and acclaimed book “935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity.” The event will take place Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Innovation Lab (McKinley 100) and will be live streamed. Co-sponsorship provided by SOC's Investigative Reporting Workshop and the American University Library.
    Sponsor: SOC Office of the Dean
    Contact: Katie Helgeson, helgeson@american.edu, 202-885-3616
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    SPExS proposes new course: Impact, Evaluation, Reporting, & Using Results
    The School of Professional & Extended Studies is proposing a new course, Impact,Evaluation, Reporting, & Using Results to begin in October 2014. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. Please visit https://www.american.edu/spexs/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=3897359 and send your comments to Diane Lowenthal, Associate Dean by Thursday, September 25th.
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Diane Lowenthal, dlowent@american.edu, 202-895-4915
  • Academics » School of Public Affairs
    Public Administration and Policy Fall 2014 Research Seminar Series
    American University's Department of Public Administration and Policy presents four of the seven Fall Seminar discussions.

    Title: Administrative Burden: Learning, Psychological and Compliance Costs in Citizen-State Interactions

    Speaker: Donald Moynihan, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin – Madison

    When: September 25th, 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.

    Where: Ward 305

    Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.
    Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy
    Contact: Seth Gershenson, gershens@american.edu, 202-885-2375
  • Academics » Study Abroad
    AU Abroad England: London School of Economics Information Session
    Immerse yourself in the exciting urban culture of central London. As a student at the London School of Economics (LSE) you will be studying in the heart of a multicultural city alongside students from across the world at one of the most prestigious and academically rigorous institutions! A representative from LSE will be present to answer any questions you may have!

    Tuesday, September 23rd from 11:00am-12:00pm in MGC 245
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    AU Abroad New Zealand: University of Auckland Information Session
    Study in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, and discover this unique country! The University of Auckland is a prestigious center of academic excellence and one of New Zealand's largest and most important research institutions. Its accreditation by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - allows students from AU's KOGOD School of Business gain credit for their business degree. A representative from the University of Auckland will be present to answer any questions you might have!

    When: Monday, September 29 from 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Where: MGC 245
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
    FREE CHAI ON THE QUAD! - AU Abroad India Programs
    Hosted by The Alliance for Global Education, learn about the AU Abroad programs in India! Drop by the table outside of MGC to get your free cup of chai, chat with India program alumni and staff, and enjoy delicious Indian treats!

    When: September 25th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
    Where: IN FRONT OF MGC, MAIN QUAD
    Sponsor: AU Abroad
    Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320
  • 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
    The F Word: Images of Forgiveness
    The Images of Forgiveness exhibition is a thought-provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity that has been displayed in over 300 venues worldwide since 2004. Drawing together voices from South Africa, America, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland and England, the exhibition examines forgiveness as a healing process, a journey out of victimhood and, ultimately, a journey of hope.

    The exhibit is on display on the First Floor of Bender Library through Saturday, September 27. Comments are welcome on the comment wall at the exhibit or by using #ExploreSocialJustice on social media.
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: Lennea Bower, LibEvents@american.edu, 202-885-3847
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Alumni in the KNOW: Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92 Wed Oct 1st 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Alumni in the KNOW offers an opportunity to explore the professional paths of AU's decorated and accomplished alumni. Mr. McGinnis is responsible for the Department of Energy's international civilian nuclear energy activities and also serves as Steering Group Chairman of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation.
    Come join us to hear about his career experiences on Wednesday Oct 1st 6:30 PM to 8PM and enjoy a dessert and networking reception following the lecture.Please register for the event at the link below.
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: John Pope, pope.john.w@gmail.com
  • Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events
    15th Annual Human Right Film Series
    The 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series tackles emergency response to war crimes, juvenile justice, democracy in Nigeria and labor rights for the undocumented. Engage in lively discussion with the filmmakers, human rights activists and legal experts. Films screen Wednesday evenings at 7pm, October 1-22, in the SOC Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater. FREE ADMISSION.
    Sponsor: Center for Social Media
    Contact: Angelica Das, das@american.edu, 202-885-3641
  • Finances » Financial Aid
    SPA Now Accepting Applications for the 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 » Alternative Breaks
    Info Session: Alternative Break-Community Organizing in the Favelas- Striving for Education, Rio
    Info Session- Tuesday, September 23rd from 8:30-9:30pm in Ward 5 to discuss the Spring Alternative Break Trip focusing on Community Organizing in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The trip will take place from March 7-15th, 2015 and focus on issues such as Education, Security, Evictions and Youth Development. Applications are due Sept. 28th!! Come to the info session to find out more information.
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Rachael Hilderbrand, rh2089a@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Club Ice Hockey Charity Game - 9/26 at 9:30 p.m.
    Come support the AU Men's Ice Hockey Club as they open the season with a charity game against the National Capital Military Team. Everyone is invited, but transportation will be provided on a limited basis for those who RSVP early, so be sure to contact Andrew Wainwright at aw2127a@american.edu to reserve your spot!
     
    There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. All event proceeds will benefit Defending the Blue Line, a non-profit organization aiming to provide opportunities for military families to play hockey. Bring your friends and cheer on the Eagles!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Corey Amann, cjamann16@gmail.com, 908-295-2561
    Drop-in Meditation - October 29
    Practice relaxation strategies in Studio A of Cassell Fitness Center with professionals from the Counseling Center on Wednesday, October 29, from 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.! This program is FREE and open to only AU students.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
    Drop-in Meditation - September 24
    Come to Studio A in Cassell Fitness Center on Wednesday, September 24, from 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. to practice relaxation strategies with professionals from The Counseling Center! This program is open to AU students only. FREE! Bring your student ID for admission.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
    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
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    AU Dems General Meeting
    Join AU Dems for a general meeting on Tuesday, September 23 at 8:30 PM in SIS Founders room. We’ll be discussing club updates as well as delving into policy discussions, facilitated by the Roosevelt Institute at American University. We want to hear from you on how we can move beyond just a progressive label and take action on the issues facing our country.
    Sponsor: College Democrats
    Contact: Alison Jones, alison.jones@aucollegedems.org, 828-337-0325
    American Literary Fall Submission Drive
    Have you written a cool poem, short story, work of creative non-fiction, or made a cool film?
    AU's only literary magazine, AmLit, is accepting submissions Sept. 10- Sept. 26 at amlitmag@gmail.com. Instructions can be found on our website with cool past issues and examples of what gets accepted.
    Sponsor: American Literary
    Contact: Jordan-Marie Smith, amlitmag@gmail.com, 202-594-0865
    Blogging with Belle featuring Demetria L. Lucas
    AU Association of Black Journalists presents Blogging with Belle featuring Demetria L. Lucas.

    Think you have what it takes to be a blogger or have interest in blogging? Learn blogging tips and tricks from award-winning blogger, Demetria L. Lucas!

    Demetria Lucas is a blogger, journalist, and author, as well as a star in the Bravo TV reality series, Blood, Sweat and Heels.

    Join AUABJ on September 24 at 3pm in MGC 4 & 5 as we give her a warm welcome and learn how to share our voice in the digital world! #BloggingwithBelleAU
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Brianna M. Williams, americanuabj@gmail.com
    Do you like to sing? The Methodists need YOU!
    If you like to sing or if you play an instrument and would like to share your musical talents with an open, accepting, appreciative community, consider joining the United Methodist-Protestant Community's "Fellowship of Sound". The Fellowship of Sound is our student-led choir and musical ensemble for our Sunday night services in Kay. Rehearsals are every Sunday night at 6pm and services are at 7pm. People of all musical skill levels and religious backgrounds (or no background) are welcome! And there's always free food. If you're interested, contact Caitie at fellowshipofsound@aumethodists.or
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Caitie Gleed, fellowshipofsound@aumethodists.org
    Film Screening & Discussion on The Realization of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
    Friday, September 26th, 11:30- 1:30 PM, SIS Founder's Room

    Join the Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs Program (EPGA) and Society for Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs (SEPGA) for a viewing of Voices Across the Divide, a documentary exploring the experiences of Palestinians through rarely heard personal stories, and a discussion with filmmaker Alice Rothchild, followed by a panel discussion with Palestinian guest speakers. Snacks will be provided. To learn more about this event and Human Rights Week programming, visit the EPGA Facebook Page.
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu
    Human Rights Open Mic Night
    ***CALLING ALL DC PEACE ACTIVISTS, SPOKEN WORD PERFORMERS, SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATES, ARTISTS & FRIENDS***

    The Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (SEPGA) is hosting a Human Rights Open Mic Night to celebrate the culmination of Human Rights Week at the The Lamont Street Collective, an activist and artist collective, in Mt. Pleasant! Come read your favorite human rights or social justice poem/short story or select a passage from the books that will be provided. Any and everyone is welcome! Learn more at the EPGA Facebook Page.
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu
    International Peace Day Celebration
    The Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs Program (EPGA) and the Society of Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs (SEPGA) are hosting a series of events for Human Rights Week September 22nd - 26th with the support of a variety of AU partners. On Monday, come celebrate World Peace Day with peace activists of the AU and DC community. The event will be held from 11:30- 1:30 in the SIS Founder's Room. Light lunch will be provided. To learn more, visit the EPGA Facebook Page.
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu, 202-885-6591
    J Street U Israeli Palestinian Vigil
    Please join J Street U on September 23 at 8 pm in front of Kay for a vigil to mourn the loss of Israeli and Palestinian life this summer. We will be reading names, sharing narratives, and mourning as a community.
    Sponsor: J Street at AU
    Contact: Katie Corwin, kd2236a@student.american.edu
    Navigating AU & DC as a Queer-Identified Person
    Come join Queers and Allies and knowledgeable students from across campus to learn more information about resources at American University and in Washington DC for members of the LGBTQ community. We will be discussing topics like academics, health and wellness, public accommodations, arts and culture, and social events.

    So stop by MGC 200 from 8-9:30PM on Monday September 22nd. Everyone's welcome to join us!

    Please email Emmett Patterson at emmett@auqueersandallies.org if you are in need of any accessible accommodations.
    Sponsor: Queers and Allies
    Contact: Emmett Patterson, emmett@auqueersandallies.org
    Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity: OPEN RUSH
    Get excited for Phi Sigma Pi's Open Rush events! There are three exciting events you can come out for:

    9/22 @ 7:30pm, Ward 5 - Sandwich Making (donations to Martha's Kitchen)

    9/24 @ 5pm, Outside Basketball Courts - Four Square

    9/25 @ 5 pm, Kettler-Palmer Lounge - Casino Night - Food will be provided!
    Sponsor: Phi Sigma Pi
    Contact: Charlotte Goodenow, cg2307a@student.american.edu
    President Obama's War on Whistleblowers and the Targeting of Journalists
    Wednesday, September 24th, 1:30- 3:30 PM, MGC 200

    Join the Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs Program (EPGA, the Society for Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs(SEPGA) and guest speaker Chris Hedges to discuss how the Obama administration, as well as preceding administrations, have waged a war on whistleblowers and skirted US accountability for fraud, dragnet surveillance programs, and war crimes. Snacks will be provided.

    To learn more about this event and the other programming that is part of Human Rights Week, visit the EPGA Facebook page.
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu
    Reframing U.S. Foreign Policy & Respect for Human Rights
    Does the US truly wage "noble" wars? Join the Ethics Peace and Global Affairs Program (EPGA), the Society for Ethics Peace and Global Affairs (SEPGA) and guest speakers as we discuss the myths surrounding US foreign policy as it relates to human rights and democracy building. This event will be held Tuesday, September 23rd from 11:30-1:30 in the SIS Founder's Room. Light snacks will be provided. To learn more about this event and the rest of the Human Rights Week programming, visit the EPGA Facebook page.
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu, 202-885-6591
    SOC Ambassador Information Session
    Are you a student in SOC? Are you a leader? If you answered yes then apply to serve as an SOC Student Ambassador! SOC Student Ambassadors are a small, select group of student volunteers dedicated to positive promotion of SOC. To learn more about what we do and how you can apply join us at our Information Session on September 25th from 6:30-7:30pm in McKinley 101. Free pizza provided!
    Sponsor: SOC Ambassadors
    Contact: Megan Clark, socambassadors@american.edu
    The Morality and Legality of Targeted Drone Strikes
    Thursday, September 25th, 11:30- 1:30 PM, SIS Founder's Room

    Join the Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs Program (EPGA) and Society for Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs (SEPGA) for a panel discussion and Q&A regarding US targeted drone strikes and their impacts both in the US and abroad. Guest speakers include peace activist and former Army Colonel and State Department official, Ann Wright, National CODEPINK Coordinator, Alli McCracken, and investigative journalist, Chris Woods. Light lunch will be provided. Learn more about this event and Human Rights week on the EPGA Facebook Page.
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Community Service
    Become a DC Reads Tutor!
    Looking for a Federal Work Study or Volunteer opportunity?
    Looking for a way to get involved in campus and in the DC community?
    Make a difference in a child’s life one page at a time.
    Become a DC Reads tutor!

    Come to a DC READS Information Session:
    Thursday, September 4th in MGC 205 at 5 p.m.

    For general information about the program, visit www.american.edu/volunteer or contact us at (202) 885-7378 (SERV) or email dcreads@american.edu
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Diana Williams, dcreads@american.edu, 202-885-7378
  • 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
    From Gaza to Ferguson to Washington: SIS Explores Racial Inequity Close to Home
    September 24, 12-2 p.m., SIS Founders Room
    Attend this SIS Community Dialogue to:
    1. Participate in an honest conversation about a challenging topic.
    2.Explore the impact of institutional racism in our own community.
    3. Discuss how to channel strong emotions into constructive action.
    Lunch will be provided. Bring a friend who doesn't look like you to expand the conversation! RSVP to sisinclusion@american.edu
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Rebecca Davis, sisinclusion@american.edu, 202-885-1646
    The Coming Out Monologues
    In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion will be holding the `The Coming Out Monologues` on October 8th at 8 p.m. at the Perch. `The Coming Out Monologues` celebrates the diverse and unique experiences of LGBT identities.

    We are looking for volunteers to submit and read monologues for this year's Coming Out Monologues! Monologues can be in any written form and names will not be included.

    Please help us put together a great event in honor of LGBT History Month ~email cdi@american.edu to indicate your interest in reading or submitting a story.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Matthew Bruno, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651
    Unmasking Your Privilege Workshop on September 23rd!
    The next workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 23, from 1-4 p.m. in MGC 203/205. Follow the link below to register - all are welcome!

    This workshop will allow participants to develop a better understanding of their individual multi-layered identities, explore their personal experiences with privilege and oppression, and critically evaluate how we are socialized to adopt beliefs that maintain harmful attitudes and behaviors in U.S. society. Join us to learn what you can do to break negative patterns of socialization and learn strategies to develop effective ally behaviors.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651
  • Life@AU » Religious Life
    AU Presbyterian Fellowship
    All are welcome to the National Presbyterian Church university fellowship. We begin this Wednesday, September 17, at 8:00 p.m. in the "Yellow House" 4010 Van Ness St. N.W. (at the back of our campus, half a block from Nebraska Ave). We'll meet this semester on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month through November.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Charley Stone, cstone@nationalpres.org, 202-537-7520
    Rosh Hashanah at AU
    Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with AU Hillel! Reform and Conservative services will be offered on campus for the holiday, which begins Wednesday evening. 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
    What the Heck Are We Supposed to Call God?
    Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community this Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Kay Lounge for our weekly "Practical Christianity" discussion as we discuss gender, pronouns, and the language we use to describe God. People of all faiths (or no faith) are welcome to attend. Tea and cookies provided. Everyone is welcome.
    Sponsor: Office of Campus Life
    Contact: Elle Smiley, discipleship@aumethodists.org, 202-885-3211
  • Life@AU » Student Governance
    AUSG Elections Information Sessions
    In order to run for the fall 2014 elections cycle, please attend a mandatory information session. Necessary information regarding elections procedures and rules will be discussed. It's also the perfect time to ask questions! There are three times available at three different locations, prospective candidates are only required to attend one. Please contact Steven Haderer for any questions regarding room locations.

    Tuesday, Sept. 23 - 8:00 p.m. in Letts-LL Conference Room
    Wednesday, Sept. 24 - 3:00 p.m. in MGC 203
    Saturday, Sept. 27 - 1:00 p.m. in Anderson-LL-1
    Sponsor: Student Government
    Contact: Steven Haderer, elections@ausg.org
  • Services » University Events Scheduling
    Professional Development Opportunity: Mediation Training (Oct. 2, 4 & 5)
    AU Conflict Resolution Services is accepting applications for the 20-hour fall mediation training course (Oct. 2, 4 and 5). The Basic Mediation Training course is FREE to AU faculty and staff interested in learning skills and/or volunteering with Conflict Resolution Services. The training will provide prospective mediators experience in mediation through instruction in the theory of conflict resolution and the practices of our office. After attending training, participants receive a certificate and may become a volunteer mediator if they choose. Applications due Sept. 24!
    Sponsor: Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services
    Contact: Regina Curran, conflictresolution@american.edu, 202-885-3328
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    AhealthyU Fall Fitness Classes
    AhealthyU invites you to participate in one of our weekly fitness classes. No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
    Monday: Pilates | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Tuesday: Tai Chi | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @MGC 330-N; 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); Bootcamp | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell; Wednesday: Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Thursday: Total Body | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @4620 Wisconsin Ave, Room 201; Zumba | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell; Friday: Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Cooking Demo: Healthy Quick Breakfast Ideas
    Do your busy mornings make it difficult to prepare a healthy breakfast? Join us on Friday, September 26 from 12 - 1 p.m. in MGC 247 as Chef Kyle from AU's dining services shares some ideas for making a quick, nourishing breakfast to fuel your day. Light lunch and food samples will be provided. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/ahealthyu.cfm
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Building an Environment of Trust for Leaders
    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 the relationship. Please join us October 1 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: Critical Thinking for Peak Performance
    This course defines critical thinking, and explains how to apply it at personal and professional levels. Participants will become familiar with various approaches to clarifying issues and arriving at appropriate solutions. Please join us on October 2 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: Fiscal Management Basics
    AU's financial health depends on the employees who manage the university's fiscal resources. This course provides information essential to employees in fulfilling that responsibility. Gain a high-level view on the university's budget process and financial standing; learn the who, what, and why in planning, managing, and accounting for the university's fiscal resources; and get a sampling of the technological tools that support fiscal management at AU. Wednesday Nov.12, 1 - 5 p.m. Go to the Learning System via AsuccessfulU in the portal to register!
    Sponsor: Finance
    Contact: Heather Smith, smith@american.edu
    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 3 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
    Professional Development Opportunity: Political Savvy
    Territorial games are a behavior pattern. Learn how to stand your ground and remain professional when your professional territory is being threatened. This session will help you learn to alter territorial games by recognizing the game itself. It will give you self-awareness of when you are playing or being played, and good analysis about how to deal with this difficulty. Please join us on October 1 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: Unconscious Bias
    Unconscious bias is our natural preferences that influence our decision making each day. Whether you make decisions around hiring, purchasing, promotions, and job assignments, or just interact with peers and colleagues, your unconscious bias influences your thoughts, actions, interactions, and decisions. Please join us on Tuesday, September 30 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in SIS Founders Room. 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
    Registration Open: 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 is donated to the winner’s charity of choice. The challenge runs Oct. 1 through Oct 31. Registration is $5 and includes an AhealthyU water bottle. All proceeds donated to the American Heart Association. Sign up by September 30. Visit the link below.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Weight Watchers Open House
    Ever wonder what goes on at a Weight Watchers meeting? Weight Watchers is hosting a complimentary open house for all Faculty and Staff on Thursday, September 25 from 1 - 1:45 p.m. in MGC 330N. Find out how this 17-week program can help you with your weight loss goals. Employees will receive two additional weeks for enrolling by October 1. For every 12 meetings that you attend, AhealthyU will give you a $50 reward. Payroll deduction is now available. If you are interested in Weight Watchers, fill out the interest form at http://www.american.edu/hr/ahealthyu/weight-watchers.cfm
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742

Events

      • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
      • The F Word
      • Bender Library Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Images of Forgiveness exhibition is a thought-provoking collection of arresting images and personal narratives exploring forgiveness in the face of atrocity. First launched in London in 2004, it has since been displayed in over 300 venues worldwide. Drawing together voices from South Africa, America, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland and England, the exhibition examines forgiveness as a ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: University Library

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
      • Exploratory Week
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 247
      • VSPACER
      • The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office Exploratory Week assists new students in creating informed decisions about their educational and career goals.

        Monday, September 22nd
        Follow Your G.P.S.(Guiding, Personal, Success):11 AM, MGC 247
        Unsure of what to major in? Come learn tips to help navigate all of your academic choices.

        Double Up: 12 PM, MGC 247
        How to add a second major or a ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: CAS Advising

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
      • Tabling for Philanthropy
      • Quad Info Table 5
      • VSPACER
      • Alpha Sig will be tabling in the weeks leading up to their philanthropy event on the 27th. This will primarily be to raise awareness for RAINN, sexual assault campus programs, our upcoming philanthropy which benefits RAINN, and DC United who sponsors the philanthropy.

        Type: Table/Display Case
        Host: Alpha Sigma Phi

        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

      • noon – 1:00 pm
      • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Brown Bag Lunch and Information Session
      • The Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon Conference Room 200)
      • VSPACER
      • The Career Center will host the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for a brown bag lunch information session on Monday, September 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in MGC 200.

        The Defense Intelligence Agency is a Department of Defense combat support agency and an important member of the United States Intelligence Community. With more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Career Center

        Full Event Information

      • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • COACHING FOR IMPROVEMENT
      • Cancelled
      • VSPACER
      • Employees need to take responsibility for their job performance or work habits. Leaders must know how to help them do it – which is not always easy. This course equips you with the skills to assist others to develop a plan for improvement and to maintain accountability. Learn how to provide constructive feedback and support, bolster morale, and handle challenges or uncomfortable situations.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Human Resources

        Full Event Information

      • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Exploratory Week
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 245
      • VSPACER
      • The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office Exploratory Week assists new students in creating informed decisions about their educational and career goals.

        Monday, September 22nd
        ArtSpark: A Festival: 4 PM, MGC 245
        Spark your creativity! Learn about this new Art experience on campus. Open to all.

        Tuesday, September 23rd
        Major Does NOT Equal Career: 4PM, MGC 245
        Don’t fret; your options are ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: CAS Advising

        Full Event Information

      • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
      • U.S. Department of State Information Session
      • McDowell Formal
      • VSPACER
      • The Career Center will host the U.S. Department of State for an information session on Monday, September 22, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in McDowell Formal Lounge.

        Department of State Diplomat in Residence, Terry Davidson, will share information on internships in the world of diplomacy – summer, fall, or spring assignments in Washington or at embassies and consulates across the globe.

        The U.S. ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Career Center

        Full Event Information

      • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • Rubino & Company Information Session
      • Kogod Student Lounge
      • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Humanist Community & Chaplaincy Weekly Mtg
      • Kay Lounge A
      • VSPACER
      • The Humanist Chaplaincy meets weekly with the AU Humanist Community student group to discuss a range of scheduled topics and to plan events. Interested faculty and staff are also welcome to attend. Open and welcoming to people of all faiths and philosophies interested in respectful discussions with naturalists / nontheists.

        Type: Meeting
        Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

        Full Event Information

      • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      • Deloitte Consulting Information Session
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • VSPACER
      • The Career Center will host Deloitte Consulting for an information session on Monday, September 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in MGC 4.

        Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through nearly 51,000 people in more than 90 U.S. cities. Deloitte Consulting works closely with Federal government clients to tackle ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Career Center

        Full Event Information

      • 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
      • War, Whistleblowing, and Independent Journalism
      • Butler Board Room
      • VSPACER
      • "War, Whistleblowing, and Independent Journalism" will take an unflinching look at the realities of American militarism and its interplay with the surveillance state and news media It will feature NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, DOJ whistleblower attorney Jesselyn Radack, anti-war activist writer Norman Solomon and former MSNBC Iraq War objector Phil Donahue. Come join us for a showing of ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Nuclear Studies Institute

        Full Event Information

      • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
      • Phi Sigma Pi Open Rush
      • Ward Circle Classroom 5
      • 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
      • She's the First - General Meeting
      • Ward Circle Classroom 4

Must See Events

      • Monday, September 22
      • War, Whistleblowing, and Independent Journalism
      • VSPACER
      • "War, Whistleblowing, and Independent Journalism" will take an unflinching look at the realities of American militarism and its interplay with the surveillance state and news media It will feature NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, DOJ whistleblower attorney Jesselyn Radack, anti-war activist writer Norman Solomon and former MSNBC Iraq War objector Phil Donahue. Come join us for a showing of ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Nuclear Studies Institute

        Full Event Information

      • September 24 to February 18 (2015)
      • Celebration of College Research
      • VSPACER
      • The 2014-15 Celebration of College Research Series features the following:

        September 24, Katie DeCicco-Skinner, Department of Biology

        October 22, David Pike, Department of Literature

        January 21, Ximena Varela, Department of Performing Arts

        February 18, Michael Bader, Department of Sociology


        Katie DeCicco-Skinner:
        “The Role of the Microenvironment in Cancer Cell Growth and Metastasis:
        The ...more

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

        Full Event Information

      • 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

        Full Event Information

      • 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

        Full Event Information

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

  • 09/22/2014: Last day to drop a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)