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JULY 6

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  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers: 6.25 - 7.2, 2015
    CNN, NPR, Fox News and other national news outlets recently featured American University's faculty and programs. Click on the link below to view last week's coverage:
    Sponsor: University Communications
    Contact: University Communications, aumedia@american.edu, 202-885-5950
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Last Chance to Apply for Fall Intensive English Language Program
    With 20 hours of classes on the main campus each week and access to all AU facilities, the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is a great opportunity to improve English language skills, learn about American culture, and experience campus life. IELP classes begin on August 31, and students can choose to attend for 7 or 14 weeks. The application deadline is July 6. For more information or to apply, please visit our website or contact us directly at elta@american.edu.
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Danielle Capano, elta@american.edu, 2028954970
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Body Image Survey for Capstone Film Project!!!!
    Hello! Please take my body image survey, which will help with my capstone film project. There are only 10 questions and it should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you! I greatly appreciate it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLQYP96
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Viviana Bravo, vb8717a@student.american.edu, 562-282-3281
    Faculty/Staff Portrait Session
    The bimonthly portrait session on main campus will take place on Tuesday July 14th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in MGC 245. Go to www.timecenter.com/auphotography and click on the Main Campus Faculty/Staff tab to make an appointment. These are the standard AU portrait for use in your work duties and on your web profile page. If you can't make the on-campus sessions, you can also make an individual appointment to come to our studio at 4401 Connecticut Ave. at a more convenient time.
    Sponsor: University Communications and Marketing
    Contact: Jeff Watts, photography@american.edu, 202-885-5970
    Hispanic Women Needed! Chance to win $100
    I am looking Hispanic American /Latina women of all ages (18+) to take an anonymous 15 minute online survey on their attitudes towards exercise. You can take it regardless if you do or do not currently exercise. Once completed, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. Please email me at ca1967a@american.edu with the subject "Exercise Survey" for access to the survey
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Candace Koman, candacea20@gmail.com, 9198241679
  • Communications » News
    Do you like our city's parks? Do you think they could be better?
    Come to Casey Trees' July Tree Advocates Meeting to hear Peter Harnik, an expert on urban parks, talk about innovative parks in the 21st century. We'll also be joined by the District Department of Parks and Recreation Director, Keith Anderson who will share his vision for our city's parks. Let's make our parks great!

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @CaseyTrees and @caseytrees
    Sponsor: Global Environmental Politics Program
    Contact: Janine Berger, jberger@caseytrees.org, 202-833-4010
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    2015 Annual Pow Wow - July 11
    Saturday, July 11, 2015 · Noon to 5 p.m.
    American University · Main Campus Quad ~~~ Come out and enjoy food, fun, and friends of WINS. The Pow Wow is a community event so feel free to invite family and friends.
    Sponsor: Washington Internship for Native Students
    Contact: Troy Lewis, tlewis@american.edu, 202-885-5934
    RSVP for CDI's Trans 101 workshop on July 13
    CDI's next Trans 101 workshop will take place on July 13 from 1-4 p.m. Trans* 101 training will provides faculty, staff, and students with information and tools to work with transgender people, including a review of gender/gender identity/gender expression, an overview of current issues facing the trans community, and effective ally behaviors. Interested participants must have completed the Safe Space workshop prior to registering for this training.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, workshops@american.edu, 202-885-3651
  • President » Cabinet Memos
    Welcome Week Information Booth Volunteers
    Volunteers are needed to staff two information booths on campus during Welcome Week from Monday, August 24 through Thursday, August 27. This is a great opportunity for staff, faculty, and current students to meet incoming students and their families, help answer questions, and show your AU spirit! Booths will be located in the Letts-Anderson Quad and at the Glover Gate from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Shifts run for two hours and each booth will be staffed by two people. Please click on the link below to indicate dates and times you are available.
    Sponsor: Special Events
    Contact: Lisa Arakaki, lisa.arakaki@american.edu, 202-885-2430
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    AhealthyU Summer Fitness Classes
    AhealthyU invites you to participate in our weekly fitness classes. No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
    Monday: Pilates | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Tai Chi | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 350; Tuesday: Total Body | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @WCL, 6th Floor in JD Lounge; Zumba | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell; Wednesday: Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Thursday: Light Spin | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @4401 Connecticut Ave, Room 611(Call UCM for access); Cardio Strength | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Jacobs.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Enroll in Weight Watchers at Work | Complimentary Open House on July 30
    Interested in finding out what goes on in a Weight Watchers meeting before signing up? Join us on Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. in MGC 330-N to find out. Weight Watchers is hosting this complimentary open house for all faculty and staff. Those interested in joining the next series must enroll through AhealthyU by COB on July 30. The series is scheduled tentatively to meet on main campus every Thursday beginning on August 6 (minimum of 15 participants must be met for the series to start). Payroll deduction is available. For more information, visit the link below.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Give Us 15 minutes, We'll Give You $50 - Complete an Online Health Assessment
    A health assessment is a set of questions to help you understand how you can maintain or improve your health. Complete the confidential health assessment to get a personalized wellness report. The health assessment for full-time faculty and staff is available online now through October 31. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a Fitbit® Flex™, and everyone who completes the assessment by October 31 will receive $50 in EagleBucks or a $50 credit towards an AU Rec Sports membership. All rewards subject to tax. Visit the link below.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Creating a Service Culture
    This course gives you the essential skills and practices to create and promote a service-oriented culture. Examine your role in creating and supporting AU’s commitment to student-centered service. Learn to recognize the factors that diminish service and what you can do to create an environment that fosters service-oriented systems, processes, and behaviors. Join us on July 30 from 1 - 5 p.m. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Situational Leadership
    Managers support a diverse group of individuals with different skill levels and abilities. This course uses a successful model to enable managers to explore different leadership styles – directing, guiding, participating, and delegating – and know how and when to use them to address individual performance and development issues. Join us on July 31 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: Generations in the Workplace
    AU’s current workforce is more multi-generational than ever. Learn about the differences and commonalities among generations and their defining experiences and characteristics. Consider generation as an aspect of culture and learn about the World War II, Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial generations. Share strategies for communication with colleagues of all ages. Join us on July 29 from 1 - 5 p.m. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: Rational Decision Making
    Learn how to make unbiased decisions using a structured methodology for gathering information, prioritizing, and evaluating it. By limiting conscious and unconscious biases that draw attention away from the outcome, you can make the best possible choice to achieve favorable results with minimal negative consequences. Join us on July 29 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Problems caused by ineffectiveness cannot be solved with the same ineffective thinking that created them. Learn the power of effectiveness and feel more satisfied with what you accomplish each day. Know where you are going and discover the secrets to success and fulfillment within you. This three-day course will provide you with insights on how to be more focused, develop strong relationships based on trust, and how to reach a work-life balance. To join us from July 20 - 22, 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
    Summer Walking Group for AU Community
    Make time for physical activity! Join the walking group on Tuesday, July 7, from 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. for a walk through campus and the surrounding community. During the first 20 minutes of the walk, a guided discussion on "Sleep and Your Health.” This complimentary program is open to the entire AU community. Meet in front of the Cassell Fitness Center. Rain location is the Cassell Fitness Center Treadmills. To pre-register please email AhealthyU at AhealthyU@american.edu, or Recreational Sports and Fitness at bmadison@american.edu.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742

Events

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Outliers: Kurt Godwin and Betsy Packard
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • Curated by J.W. Mahoney, Outliers is a dialogue between two Washington-area artists who have been working outside the boundaries of mainstream contemporary art for over three decades. These artists have effectively transformed ordinary objects, found images, and simple matter into fundamentally new conditions of meaning. Such expansions of art's real possibilities are what outliers do.

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

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Must See Events

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

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

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

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

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      • July 14 to February 15 (2016)
      • Preview Day
      • VSPACER
      • Preview Days are AU's premier event for prospective students and families. At Preview Day, you and your family will meet current AU students and faculty, tour the campus with a student ambassador and learn about academic programs, the career center, study abroad, campus life, scholarships, financial aid and more. Register by contacting us directly at 202-885-6000 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ...more

        Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions
        Host: Office of Admissions

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