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MARCH 30

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  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL - Noontime Conversation: Reacting to the Past (March 30)
    CTRL invites the AU community to the Noontime Conversation “Reacting to the Past,” on Monday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 4 & 5, with Patrick Coby (Professor of Government, Smith College). This interactive workshop allows faculty to experience a dynamic pedagogy that allows students to experience an historical event. Students assume the roles of historical figures as they debate issues, negotiate compromises, and scheme against their faction opponents. Lunch will be provided. To register, please visit http://www.american.edu/ctrl/noontimeconversations.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
    Nominate a Faculty Member for the Teaching with Technology Award by March 31
    Do you know a colleague who uses technology to teach? Do you have a professor who is creative and innovative? The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning invites you to nominate a faculty member for the 2015 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award. The deadline is March 31. The winner receives a $1,000 award. Nominees must be teaching either full-time or part-time during this academic year. Both individuals and groups of professors will be considered. Learn more and nominate a professor at https://www.american.edu/ctrl/techaward.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers: 3.20 - 3.27, 2015
    The Washington Post, Fox News Channel, CNN 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 » Academic Support
    Finish the Semester Strong! A Time Management Workshop
    Can the semester be half way over? Assess how you're using your time to accomplish your goals and manage your priorities at this workshop. Create a plan to finish the semester strong! Join us on Tuesday, March 31, from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. in MGC 247 for this time management workshop.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination: Resources and Strategy
    We’ll specifically discuss what is entailed by the proficiency examination and tailoring your prep. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and capabilities and have a clear idea of where you stand. For those planning on starting a new language or brushing up on a language you have not revisited in some time, we will discuss strategies specific to language study as well as the resources available.
    April 1, 2015
    6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Graduate Research Center (Library)
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6333
    New Media Center Training Session - Final Cut Pro X: Boot Camp
    Thursday, April 2, 6 p.m. in the New Media Center lab (Library lower level next to Media Services).

    A 2 hour crash course in Final Cut Pro X. Learn hot to use the file system, import and edit video. Then learn the effects, titles and keyframes to ad that professional touch.

    RSVP not required.
    Sponsor: New Media Center
    Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 202-885-2560
    New Media Center Training Session - Podcasting 101 (Audacity)
    Tuesday, March 31, 12 p.m. in the New Media Center lab (Library lower level next to Media Services).

    Take your recordings further. Learn to import your recordings into Audacity, edit and export a finished mp3.


    RSVP not required.
    Sponsor: New Media Center
    Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 202-885-2560
    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
    Successful Student Series - Maintaining Motivation through Second Semester
    The next Successful Student Series will take place on Wednesday, April 1, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in the Anderson Hall Conference Room. Learn about ways to re-invigorate your motivation to finish the semester on a good note!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Writing Center's College Writing Clinic
    Date: Tues. 3/31
    Time: 12-2 p.m.
    Place: Training and Events Room Library 115

    What: Open hours walk-in clinic for College Writing Students. Students are encouraged to bring papers at any stage in the process for informal consultation with Writing Center Consultants. We can help with thesis statements, research questions, revisions, works cited, interpreting assignment requirements, brainstorming and more!

    We will have snacks (bonus!)
    Sponsor: Department of Literature
    Contact: Writing Center, wcenter@american.edu, 202-885-2991
  • Academics » Career Center
    Become a Career Center Peer Advisor
    Apply for 1 of 5 exceptional student Career Center Peer Advisor positions for the 2015-16 academic year. Peer Advisors serve in several roles including presenting career related workshops to reviewing resumes. Peer Advisors are paid and trained to assist students with the job and internship search process.

    Want to learn more about this great job? Check out the application: http://bit.ly/PAapplication. Talk to a current Peer Advisor in the Career Center library during an info session on:

    Friday, March 20, 2015 from 10:30am-11:30am
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:00am- 12:00pm

    For more information visit: http://bit.ly/CCpeers
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Tasha Daniels, daniels@american.edu, 202-885-1807
    Careers for Climate Change & Environmental Justice
    Passionate about environmental justice, climate change, and sustainability? Join the Career Center on Tuesday, March 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. in MGC 4-5 for a panel and networking event with alumni who have turned that passion into a career. Alumni from a variety of professional and academic fields will discuss career opportunities in environmental justice, climate change, and sustainability.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu, (202)-885-6007
    Grad Workshop Series: Advanced LinkedIn
    Do you know how to use LinkedIn to find your next job? LinkedIn is dominating the recruiting and job searching world; with over 225 million members, it is the world's largest professional network. Participate in this hands-on workshop on Thursday April 1, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Career Center library and learn how to improve your profile, use LinkedIn to network with alumni and employers, and search and apply for jobs.Recommended to bring laptop or tablet to edit your profile during the workshop.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu, (202)-885-6007
    SOC Pre-Reception Networking Workshop
    Students and alumni attending the SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception that are interested in refining their networking skills are invited to attend a workshop on Thursday, April 2 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in MGC 200 and receive professional advice on how to effectively interact with alumni and employers. This workshop is led by Professor Chris Palmer.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu, 202-885-6007
    SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception
    Join the Career Center, Office of Alumni Relations, and School of Communication on Thursday, April 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Butler Boardroom for this highly anticipated annual event. Students and alumni seeking jobs or internships may easily connect with alumni and employers offering opportunities and advice. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while mingling with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff.
    USAJOBS & Federal Resumes Workshop
    Considering a job with the federal government but stumped by www.usajobs.gov and other application steps? Bring your laptop and get practical tips and information on how to navigate your federal job application process on Wednesday, April 1 from 3:30-5pm in Butler Conference Room.

    The workshop will be led by Kim Scarborough, MBA, of the Department of Health and Human Services. This event is sponsored by the Career Center and the College of Arts and Sciences.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Emily McGranachan, emily@american.edu
    Winrock International Information Session 4/2
    The Career Center will host Winrock International for an information session on Thursday, April 2, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Career Center. Winrock provides solutions for global problems through projects that address: equitable access to goods and services, prevention of human trafficking and child labor, food security, enterprise development, natural resources management, and climate change. A program associate will present on Winrock’s farmer to farmer program available to graduate students. Please log into AU CareerWeb to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    Amos Perlmutter Lecture by Martin Indyk, Wednesday April 1, 7:00 pm
    Please join us to hear Ambassador Martin S. Indyk speak on "Order from Chaos: The Challenge of Restoring Order in the Middle East". The lecture, in memory of beloved AU Professor Amos Perlmutter, is jointly sponsored by SPA and the Center for Israel Studies. Former US Ambassador to Israel, Indyk is executive vice president of the Brookings Institution. He was the Obama Administration's US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations from 2013-14. Location: Butler Board Room. Free with RSVP: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp/rsvp1.cfm
    Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies
    Contact: Laura Cutler, cutler@american.edu, 202-885-3780
  • Academics » Kogod School of Business
    The Business of Economics and Peace Conference
    The Kogod School of Business and the Institute for Economics and Peace are proud to co-host the 2015 Business of Economics and Peace Conference.

    Join us for two days of presentations and discussions, April 10-11. The conference is free but we ask that you register in advance.
    Sponsor: Department of International Business
    Contact: Jennifer Oetzel, oetzelj@american.edu
  • Academics » School of Communication
    Chesapeake Villages - SOC Student film for Maryland Public Television
    Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm in McKinley's Forman Theater.
    This documentary—conceived, written, produced, shot, directed, and edited by students in Environmental & Wildlife Production (COMM 568)—will air during Maryland Public Television’s Chesapeake Bay Week in April. The Chesapeake Bay has for centuries supported watermen, businesses and communities all along its shores. But catches of Chesapeake seafood are down, mostly due to poor water quality, and some bayside towns now face an uncertain future.
    Panel discussion with filmmakers follows screening.
    Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu, 202-885-3408
  • Academics » School of International Service
    A New Conversation for Human Rights and Peace Building
    Join the Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs Program for a provocative discussion on human rights/human development. Explore the role the arts can play in shaping a humanistic society with an esteemed panel, including former UN Assistant Secretary-General. Hughes Formal Lounge on Friday, April 21st at 1:00- 2:30. Lunch will be served!
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Lauren Reese, epga@american.edu
    South Sudan Crisis: Root Causes and Resolutions
    Join Creative Peace Initiatives on APRIL 8 6-7:30pm in Abramson Founders Room in a discussion with South Sudanese and other experts about South Sudan's newest conflict and approaches for resolution.

    Since December 2013, over 1 million have been forcibly displaced and over 20,000 people have been killed in South Sudan. Mediation efforts have failed to establish any sustainable peace. The conflict threatens the social fabric of South Sudanese society as well as the stability of the entire East African region.

    FREE FOOD!
    Sponsor: International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program
    Contact: Irina Balytsky, ib2772a@american.edu, 610-905-4797
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Summer ESL Program at AU
    The School of Professional and Extended Studies is still accepting applications for its intensive English language summer program. Prospective students have only two more weeks to apply for the full-time program that offers 22 hours of English courses per week, guest lectures from AU Professors, conversation partners and site visits in Washington, DC. Visa support is available for qualified students. For more information or to begin an application, please visit our website or contact us via email at elta@american.edu or by phone at 202-895-4970.
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Danielle Capano, capano@american.edu, 202-895-4970
  • Academics » School of Public Affairs
    Proposed change to course PUAD 643
    Comments should be sent to Vicky Wilkins, vwilkins@american.edu, by April 8, 2015. Review the new proposal at the following link: http://www.american.edu/spa/resources/proposals/upload/oi7982w.pdf
    Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean
    Contact: Vicky Wilkins, vwilkins@american.edu
    Proposed change to course PUAD 645
    Comments should be sent to Vicky Wilkins, vwilkins@american.edu, by April 8, 2015. Review the new proposal at the following link: http://www.american.edu/spa/resources/proposals/upload/vo943ol.pdf
    Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean
    Contact: Vicky Wilkins, vwilkins@american.edu
    Proposed change to course PUAD 647
    Comments should be sent to Vicky Wilkins, vwilkins@american.edu, by April 8, 2015. Review the new proposal at the following link: http://www.american.edu/spa/resources/proposals/upload/n2398px.pdf.
    Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean
    Contact: Vicky Wilkins, vwilkins@american.edu
  • Academics » University Library
    Books That Shaped America: Family Limitation 3/31 at 7p
    Mary Clark, Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, will lead a discussion about Margaret Sanger’s Family Limitation on Tuesday, March 31 at 7p in the Library’s Training and Events Room 115. Founder of Planned Parenthood, activist Margaret Sanger bravely faced criminal charges in order to provide women with information about and access to birth control in the early 20th century. In 1914, she wrote Family Limitation, a short pamphlet explaining how women could avoid pregnancy. Written in a direct, simple language, this publication attempted to empower women by way of family planning. Join us to discuss the origins of the modern birth control movement.
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: Danea Freeman, libevents@american.edu, 202-885-3847
    College Writing Workshop, 3/31 12-2pm
    Open hours walk-in clinic for College Writing Students. Students are encouraged to bring papers at any stage in the process for informal consultation with Writing Center Consultants. We can help with thesis statements, research questions, revisions, works cited, interpreting assignment requirements, brainstorming and more! Tuesday, March 31, 12pm to 2pm in the Library Training and Events Room 115
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: The Writing Center, wcenter@american.edu
  • Academics » Washington College of Law
    Call for Submissions for "Envisioning Human Rights: The UDHR Photo Project"
    The Student Advisory Board of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law invites you to submit photos for "Envisioning Human Rights: The UDHR Photo Project". The competition encourages members of the community to submit photos that link to and visually represent Article 16 (Right to Marriage & Family), Article 26 (Right to Education), and Article 27 (Right to Cultural Life) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

    Submission guidelines and competition rules are available at www.wclcenterforhr.org. Deadline for submission of photos is April 9, 2015 at 12 noon ET.
    Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    Contact: Lauren Bartlett, bartlett@wcl.american.edu, 202-895-4556
    Human Rights Skills Workshop #3 - Strategic Communications for Advocacy
    The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law is holding a series of human rights skills workshops in spring 2015 as part of our commitment to help students attain the practical skills they need to work in the field of human rights and public interest. This third workshop focuses on Strategic Communications for Advocacy with Fernanda Katz Ellenberg, former Senior Advocacy Officer, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Cate Urban, Communications Manager at WEConnect International. The workshop will be held at the Washington College of Law, Room 402 on Tues. Mar. 31, 2015 at 12noon. Pizza lunch.
    Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    Contact: Lauren Bartlet, bartlett@wcl.american.edu, 202-895-4556
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Dinner with Alumni: Kirsten Eastlick and Abby Levine
    If you are interested in a career in public policy but can't decide between nonprofits and lobbying, then this dinner is for you. Meet AU alumnae who have been in your shoes and have now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Join Kristen Eastlick (CAS'95, SPA'96) and Abby Levine (SPA'94) for dinner and a great networking event to talk about careers in nonprofit advocacy on both conservative and progressive issues.
    Join us on April 9, 7 pm, at Guapo's in Tenley.
    Register at the link below
    Sponsor: Alumni Programs
    Contact: Penelope Buchter, pb9188a@american.edu
  • Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events
    Order from Chaos: The Challenges of Restoring Order in the Middle East
    Martin S. Indyk, former US Ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, will deliver the Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 1. The lecture topic is "Order from Chaos: The Challenges of Restoring Order in the Middle East." The event begins at 7PM and in the Butler Board Room.
    Sponsor: School of Public Affairs
    Contact: Saul Newman, snewman@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    AU Lacrosse vs. Louisville, Tuesday March 31 at 3 p.m.
    AU Lacrosse will take on Louisville, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Jacobs Field. Admission is free to all.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    Group Trail Walk/Run
    Make your walk or run social! Join RecFit on April 1 at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Jacobs Fitness Center. Participants will be split into groups depending on desired speed and distance goals.
    Sponsor: Jacobs Fitness Center
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
    Poker Run 5k - Sunday April 12, 9 a.m.
    Whether you run fast or are just lucky, this on-campus 5K race/walk is for YOU! Each participant will receive a card at 5 points along the course to create their poker hand. Prizes will be awarded to those with winning times AND/OR the best poker hand.

    Cost is $10 if you register by April 6, $15 if you register after April 6 (including Race Day). The First 100 Participants will receive a FREE Movo Wave Activity Tracker ($29.99 value). Register at the Jacobs or Cassell Fitness Center Front Desk.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    25 years of progress - ADA 25th Anniversary Panel Discussion-
    Saturday, April 4, 10:30a.m. - 2 p.m. in McKinley 315 Weschler Theatre


    2Gether AU is proud to host a Panel Discussion to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) 25th Anniversary.

    With expert guest speakers, we will identify and discuss different disabilities while analyzing how the ADA has affected various industries.

    We will offer free food, great insight into the community of people with disabilities, and the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions with experienced guests.
    Sponsor: 2Gether AU
    Contact: Sophie Zbesko, sz6266a@student.american.edu, 305-915-3480
    Enter the TEDxAmericanUniversity Attendee Lottery by March 31st!
    Announcing the opening of the Attendee Lottery! Enter to attend the second-annual #TEDxAmericanUniversity on April 17, 2015 from 1-6PM for $15 tickets. Note: Lottery closes on March 31st. For more information, visit www.tedxamericanuniversity.com
    Sponsor: American University Club Council
    Contact: Courtney Greenley, tedxamericanuniversity@gmail.com
    Student Opportunity to Donate Items to a Museum
    AU Students:

    Do you consciously shop at American Apparel because many of its products are "Made in USA"? Would you like to donate one of your pieces of clothing for a museum exhibit? If so, please tell us your reason for shopping at AA and a story about the item you would like to donate.

    If you don't shop at American Apparel, but another American-made brand and would like to participate we'd like to hear from you too.

    To submit, please send your personal story and a description of the item to ad1684@student.american.edu. We will make our selections and contact students throughout April.
    Sponsor: Department of History
    Contact: Danielle Dulken, danielle.dulken@student.american.edu, 6464539431
  • Life@AU » Community Service
    Without a Word Documentary Screening
    On Tuesday, April 7, at 6:00 p.m., come to Busboys and Poets to learn about one of the most overlooked issues in the District--adult illiteracy. The SPA Leadership program issue group, Education and Activism, has partnered with the Washington Literacy Center to raise awareness about a problem that affects 90,000 DC residents. RSVP on the Facebook page and don't forget to buy your ticket on Eventbrite!
    Sponsor: SPA Leadership Program
    Contact: Ray Uyeda, ray.uyeda@student.american.edu
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    Paving the Way: Working with First Generation College Students workshop 4/1
    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's next first gen workshop will be held on 4/1 from 1-3 p.m. This workshop will provide an overview of common challenges facing first-generation college students. Participants will increase their awareness of this growing population at AU and receive helpful strategies to better understand and support these students as it relates to their work. Registration is free, but required.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651
    The F Word: Body Talk - A Conversation on Reproductive Health & Bodily Autonomy
    Monday, April 6, 4-5 pm in MGC 247
    What does it mean for you to have agency over your reproductive health? Join us for a thoughtful dialogue on the intersection of sexuality, external obstacles, and the independence of our bodies. Facilitated by Jessica L. Waters, J.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Public Affairs.

    The F Word is a conversation series focusing on topics related to feminism & gender equity
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Kerry Diekmann, cdi@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Health & Wellness
    A (better) U Wellness Retreat
    The Wellness Center teams up with student organization, Active Minds, to host the first A (better) U Wellness Retreat on April 12, from 12-4 p.m. @ the Woods-Brown Amphitheatre. The retreat will be a series of workshops and guest speakers leading the students on a journey of self exploration, skill and strategy building for success, and a yoga session. Free snacks and giveaways will be offered to remind the participants of their experience.

    It's a chance for you to get inspired and gain knowledge that will start you down the path to becoming A (better) U! RSVP at the link below.
    Sponsor: Wellness Center
    Contact: Meghan Cohen, mcohen@american.edu, (202) 885-3384 (Office), mcohen@american.edu, 202-885-3384
    TAKING THE NEXT STEP: Perspectives on your Last Semester at AU
    Learn how graduating will affect the way you LIVE, WORK and PLAY.

    This workshop for graduating seniors will include a panel of experts from the Alumni Association, Career Center, Counseling Center, and Kay Spiritual Life Center. Discussion will focus on helping you prepare for all of the personal, social, professional, and financial transitions you are about to encounter.

    Tuesday March 31, 6-8 p.m., Butler Boardroom.
    Snacks will be provided!
    Sponsor: Counseling Center
    Contact: Erica Hart, hart@american.edu
    Wellness Crew Applications - Deadline Extended to April 3!
    Haven't had time to apply to be a Wellness Crew Peer Health Educator? Don't worry, you still have time! The applications will remain live until this Friday, April 3! To find out more check out the link below for the application and more about what we do!
    Sponsor: Wellness Center
    Contact: Meghan Cohen, mcohen@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Religious Life
    "'I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore': The Movement for a Human Right to Housing" 4/2 @ 12 p.m.
    Please join us on Thursday, April 2, at 12 Noon in the Kay Lounge for a lunch discussion, "'I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore': The Movement for a Human Right to Housing in Washington DC and Beyond" with Dr Joe Hoover, Programme Director, International Politics and Human Rights at City University London, Professor Derek Hyra in the School of Public Affairs, and Dominic Moulden of ONE DC.

    Please RSVP to KSLC@american.edu
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Christine Gettings, kslc@american.edu, 202-885-3321
    Catholic Holy Week Schedule
    Monday, March 30, Reconciliation Service, during the 8 PM Holy Hour

    Thursday, April 2, Holy Thursday - Washing of Feet - 5 PM Mass

    Friday, April 3, Good Friday - Passion Service - 3 PM in Kay Chapel and Stations of the Cross at 2 PM, meet on the steps of Kay

    Saturday, April 4, Easter Vigil - 8:30 PM

    Sunday, April 5, Easter Sunday - 11 AM Mass only, no 10 PM Mass at Kay.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP, priest@american.edu
    Passover Seders @ AU
    AU Hillel will host Passover Seders in MGC 1-5 (the University Club) on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 PM. All members of the AU community are invited to participate! Hillel Seders are inclusive and interactive; no prior knowledge required. Students with meal plans will be charged two meal swipes per Seder; all other students will be charged $18 per Seder (Eagle Bucks, Dining Dollars, credit card or cash accepted). Sign up now at https://auhillel.wufoo.com/forms/passover-2015-seder-signup/.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Jason Benkendorf, hillel@american.edu, 202-885-3324
    United Methodist-Protestant Holy Week Services
    The United Methodist-Protestant Community will offer a number of worship services for Holy Week:
    Thursday, April 2
    * Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Tenebrae Service, 11:00 p.m., Kay Chapel
    Friday, April 3
    * Good Friday Service, noon, Kay Chapel
    Saturday, April 4
    * Easter Vigil Service, Midnight, Kay Chapel
    Sunday, April 5
    * Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Lawn behind Kay
    * Easter Sunday Service, 7:00 p.m., Kay Chapel
    Everyone is welcome.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Rev. Mark Schaefer, schaef@american.edu, 202-885-3304
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    AhealthyU Spring 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. @Cassell; Tai Chi | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @3201New Mexico Ave, Suite 350; Tuesday: Total Body | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @4401 Connecticut Ave, Room 611(Call UCM for access); 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; Pilates | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @WCL, Room 103; Cardio Strength | 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
    Brown Bag Wellness Workshop: Positive Psychology
    Do you know your own personal strengths, and use them effectively on a daily basis? Learn more about positive psychology with Dr. Darlene Trandel, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Executive Health Coach, at this month’s Brown Bag Wellness Workshop. Participants will discover their top strengths and learn how to apply them in their everyday lives. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 12 to 1 p.m. in MGC 200. Light lunch provided. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/workshops.cfm.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    ISSS Position Available: Kansas Test Administrator
    International Student & Scholar Services seeks a graduate student administrator for the Kansas AEC Test of English Proficiency. Qualified applicants will have experience with: TESOL or bilingual education, language assessment, test administration and scoring, and advanced English language learners with academic literacy relevant to higher education. The position begins as soon as possible. Hours are variable, depending on the number of test registrations. Interested applicants must be available to work throughout the summer. If interested please contact Jawee Perla.
    Sponsor: International Student and Scholar Services
    Contact: Jawee Perla, perla@american.edu, 202-885-3350
    ISSS Position Available: Kansas Test Administrator
    International Student & Scholar Services seeks a graduate student administrator for the Kansas AEC Test of English Proficiency. Qualified applicants will have experience with: TESOL or bilingual education, language assessment, test administration and scoring, and advanced English language learners with academic literacy relevant to higher education. The position begins as soon as possible. Hours are variable, depending on the number of test registrations. Interested applicants must be available to work throughout the summer. If interested please contact Jawee Perla.
    Sponsor: International Student and Scholar Services
    Contact: Jawee Perla, perla@american.edu, 202-885-3350
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Leadership: Creating the Climate for Innovation
    This interactive workshop looks at how leaders affect productivity and explores ways to encourage innovation in the workplace; learn what the most, and least, creative organizations are doing; analyze how your work environment compares; and create action steps to improve it. Please join us on April 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 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: Building Trust with Colleagues
    Trust is the responsibility of each individual – no exceptions. In a trusting environment, you see more teamwork, partnering, and productivity. This course gives hands-on, proven strategies for building trust in the workplace. Please join us on April 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 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
    Relax and Renew with AhealthyU: Stress Reduction Fair
    Visit AhealthyU’s Stress Reduction Fair on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in MGC 5. AU faculty and staff can learn about a variety of stress reduction practices by attending the fair. Don’t miss out on complimentary seated massages, therapy pets on the Quad and breakout sessions. Enjoy light refreshments, raffles, giveaways, and more! For more information visit http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/relax.cfm.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Save the Date: AU Staff Appreciation Week is Coming, May 18 - 22!
    Mark your calendar for AU’s annual Staff Appreciation Week, May 18 – 22. There are many activities planned for the week including favorites such as the cupcake bake-off, staff volleyball tournament, annual staff picnic, and much more. Individuals also will be recognized at the Years of Service and Performance Awards luncheon and the Twenty-Year Club Celebration. REGISTRATION for the annual cupcake bake-off and the staff volleyball tournament are OPEN NOW. Visit the Staff Appreciation website for activity details and registration links.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Heather Anne Smith, heathers@american.edu, 202-885-2578

Events

      • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      • New Staff Orientation
      • The Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon Conference Room 200)
      • VSPACER
      • Get a comprehensive introduction to AU, from the University's history, to policies and procedures, benefits, and payroll. Orientation includes a campus tour and a technology overview. You also will get your photo ID.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Human Resources

        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

      • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
      • Noontime Conversation: Reacting to the Past
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • VSPACER
      • The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning would like to invite you to attend this spring semester’s third Noontime Conversation: “Reacting to the Past,” on Monday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 4 & 5, with Patrick Coby (Professor of Government, Smith College). This interactive workshop allows faculty to experience a dynamic pedagogy that allows students to ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

        Full Event Information

      • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Free Professional Photos for SIS Graduate Students
      • East Quad Classroom 14
      • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
      • On their way to a Ph.D.: Celebrating two AU undergraduates accepted at Harvard and Stanford
      • Kogod Student Lounge
      • VSPACER
      • After accumulating significant research experience in AU's Finance (Kogod) and Mathematics and Economics (CAS) departments, two of our recent graduates have just been accepted at the very best doctoral programs in finance or political economy. Before they leave, the folks who have supported either or both of them will be hosting a small reception to recognize their achievements. Before they ...more

        Type: Reception
        Host: Kogod School of Business

        Full Event Information

      • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Humanist Community & Chaplaincy Weekly Mtg
      • 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

      • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      • Honors Alumni-Student Networking Reception
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • VSPACER
      • Sponsored by the University Honors Program, SHB, and AU Alumni Relations, this event offers you a chance to connect with alumni about jobs, graduate school, and life after graduation. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Honors@american.edu.

        Type: Reception
        Host: University Honors Program

        Full Event Information

      • 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
      • The LGBT Jewish Community Dinner and Discussion
      • Battelle-Tompkins Classroom 148

Must See Events

      • Tuesday, March 31
      • Taking the Next Step: Perspectives on Your Last Semester At AU
      • VSPACER

      • Learn how graduating will affect the way you LIVE, WORK and PLAY


        Panel will include representatives from the Alumni Association, Career Center, Counseling Center, and
        Kay Spiritual Life Center

        Topics will include jobs, moving, relationships,
        money & identity changes


        Snacks will be provided!

        Type: Panel Discussion
        Host: Counseling Center

        Full Event Information

      • Wednesday, April 1
      • Movies That Matter: "Cesar's Last Fast" with producer Rick Perez
      • VSPACER
      • Movies That Matter, an ongoing SOC Signature Series of social impact films, includes a wide range of groundbreaking documentary films on the major issues of our time. Aimed at social engagement, Movies that Matter events feature appearances by award-winning filmmakers and discussion with content experts and activists.
        Screening events and moderated panels are held in SOC's digital Malsi Doyle and ...more

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: School of Communication

        Full Event Information

      • Wednesday, April 8
      • Movies That Matter: "Catching a Dream"
      • VSPACER
      • Movies That Matter, an ongoing SOC Signature Series of social impact films, includes a wide range of groundbreaking documentary films on the major issues of our time. Aimed at social engagement, Movies that Matter events feature appearances by award-winning filmmakers and discussion with content experts and activists.
        Screening events and moderated panels are held in SOC's digital Malsi Doyle and ...more

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: School of Communication

        Full Event Information

      • Thursday, April 9
      • Poetry in April: A Celebration of Local Area Spanish Language Poets
      • VSPACER
      • In honor of Poetry Month, the Department of World Languages and Cultures presents a poetry festival in celebration of local Spanish language poets. Several poets from the DC area will present their work, with readings both in Spanish and in English.

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: World Languages & Cultures

        Full Event Information

      • Friday, April 10
      • International Cinema Series: British Film "Spirit of '45"
      • VSPACER
      • International Cinema Series: British Films: "Spirit of '45"
        Presented by National Gallery of Art, American University's School of Communication, School of International Service and the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies
        Friday, April 10th6:30 pm - Opening Night Reception
        7:00 pm - Spirit of '45; directed by Ken Loach (2013, 99mins)

        Free and open to the public. Campus directions: www....more

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: School of Communication

        Full Event Information

      • Friday, April 10
      • Minorities in Music Part 2
      • Cancelled
      • VSPACER
      • Music has been a defining staple in the black American community, and if there is any genre that has stood the test of time by remaining authentically black, it’s the genre of SOUL. From legends such as James Brown and Aretha Franklin, to more current pioneers such as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Chrisette Michele, Anthony Hamilton, Bilal, and more, soul music has carried the African-American spirit ...more

        Type: Concert
        Host: African Students' Organization

        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

  • 03/30/2015: Fall 2015 priority registration for graduate students begins. Payment due August 1, 2015 
  • 03/30/2015: Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for spring degree candidates 
  • 04/01/2015: Fall 2015 priority registration for undergraduate students begins. Payment is due August 1, 2015 
  • 04/01/2015: Summer 2015 registration begins. Payment is due May 1, 2015 
  • 04/01/2015: Summer admission application deadline for students living in the United States