Today@AU

JULY 30

Thursday

Announcements

  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    Registration for the Teaching, Research, and Technology Workshops is Now Open
    The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning invites all faculty and staff to attend Teaching, Research, and Technology. This workshop series demonstrating new and innovative approaches to classroom teaching and research will be held Wednesday, August 19th, Thursday, August 20th, Tuesday, August 25th, and Wednesday, August 26th, in the Mary Graydon Center and the Library. This year’s workshops feature 44 sessions and two lunch presentations. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on August 20 and 26. To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.american.edu/ctrl/teachingandtech.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers: 7.17- 7.24, 2015
    The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Associated Press 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 » College of Arts and Sciences
    Community-Based Heritage Language Conference, September 18 & 19, 2015
    We are pleased to announce the second annual networking conference at American University for program administrators, teachers, parents, and researchers of community-based language programs and bilingual schools. Presenters and participants will come together to discuss common challenges, describe effective approaches in many different areas of heritage language education, and develop ways we can collaborate more effectively in the future. Panelists will lead us in discussion of specific issues of pressing importance to heritage language education. See conference website to register.
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Lindsay Joy, joy@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Free Fitness Fridays - Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Interested in trying out the pool or one of the fitness centers here on campus? Come work out where you work for free this summer! AU faculty or staff members can access any Recreational Sports and Fitness facility on any remaining Friday this summer (July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21). Just present a valid AU ID to either fitness center front desk and enjoy your workout!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Alicia Fodera, fodera@american.edu, 202-885-6049
  • Life@AU » Community Service
    City Year Washington, DC is Accepting Applications NOW to fill final spots in our 2015-2016 corps!
    City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time for 11 months, providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year AmeriCorps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development.
    Please email Admissions Director, David Steber (dsteber@cityyear.org) if you have any questions. Use the link below to apply!
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Lindsay Joy, joy@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    RSVP for CDI's Paving the Way: Working with First-Generation College Students on August 3
    CDI's next Paving the Way: Working with First-Generation College Students workshop will take place on August 3 from 10 a.m.-12 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.
    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 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Shifts run for 2 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
    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
    Seated Massage Available for Faculty and Staff
    Relieve stress and tension with a 15- or 30-minute seated massage. All services provided by a licensed massage therapist. Available by appointment Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in MGC 203. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes. Book your appointment online today at www.infinitemassage.com. Be sure to register using your @american.edu e-mail address. To learn more about how you can bring seated massage to your office, visit http://american.edu/hr/Massage.cfm.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Summer Walking Group for AU Community
    Make time for physical activity! Join the walking group on Friday, July 31, 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 "The Negative Effects of Sitting.” 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

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

        Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Adobe Dreamweaver - Advanced Level
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • Are you interested in major site building tasks, such as: creating HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; managing files and links; or uploading completed pages to the Web. Build on the introductory course content and learn to create rollovers and navigation bars, design Flash text and buttons, develop Library items, create templates, and upload files to a website.

        Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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Must See Events

      • 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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      • Tuesday, August 4
      • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Summer Symposium
      • VSPACER
      • The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting Dr. James Gnat, Program Director, NIH/NINDS. Dr. Gnadt who will be discussing "The NIH BRAIN Initiative and the Neurosciences at NIH".
         

        Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers
        Host: Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

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Important Dates

  • 07/31/2015: WCL: Examinations end 
  • 08/01/2015: Payment due for fall 2015 priority registration