Today@AU

MAY 27

Wednesday

Announcements

  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers: 5.15 - 5.22, 2015
    TIME, NPR, Forbes 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
    Writing a paper? The Writing Center can help.
    The Writing Center offers free, individual coaching for all AU students and any writing project.
    We're open for summer sessions on weekday afternoons: Wed. and Thu. 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Fri. 1:00-4:00; Mon. 2:00-4:00. Come see us for help getting started, getting finished, or getting past a writer's block.

    To arrange a session, just call 202- 885-2991 and clearly state your name, phone number, and the day you’d like to come in.
    Meanwhile—visit our website for information, useful links, and handouts:
    www.american.edu/cas/writing.
    Sponsor: Department of Literature
    Contact: The Writing Center, wcenter@american.edu, 202-885-2991
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    CAS Proposes New Course in ECON
    CAS proposes a new course in Econ. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 5/29.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Alyssa Rohricht, rohricht@american.edu, 2028852446
    CAS Proposes New Courses in PERF and SETH
    CAS proposes new courses in PERF and SETH. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 5/29.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Alyssa Rohricht, rohricht@american.edu, 2028852446
    CAS Proposes New EDU Course
    CAS Proposes a new course in EDU: EDU 677 Global Urban Education. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Alyssa Rohricht, rohricht@american.edu, 2028852446
    CAS Proposes Significant Change to PERF MA AMGT
    CAS proposes a significant change to the MA AMGT. The proposal for this change is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 5/29.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Alyssa Rohricht, rohricht@american.edu, 2028852446
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Seats still available for AU students and grads in Summer Program in Political Communication!
    The Graduate Gateway Summer Program in Political Communication has a few seats still available for AU rising seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students. The 7-week program includes a 3-credit seminar in Applied Political Communication and professional development activities and is held one evening per week. This course was developed and taught by Ron Elving, Sr. Editor and Correspondent at NPR News, for anyone interested in the practice of political communication in DC. For more information, visit http://www.american.edu/spexs/grad/summer.cfm.
    Sponsor: Graduate Gateway
    Contact: Lana Knox, knox@american.edu, 202-895-4859
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Participants needed for study on communication
    We are currently recruiting undergraduate students for a research study. The study seeks to learn more about the ways that personality affects how we communicate about emotions. The study takes 1 hour and involves taking surveys and communicating anonymously with a partner. Participants will receive $10 in cash.

    Those interested should email Danielle Weber at CommunicationStudyAU@gmail.com or call (202) 885-6546 and ask about the "Communication Study" to see if you are eligible to participate.
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Danielle Weber, communicationstudyau@gmail.com, 202-885-6546
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Aqua Fit, Rec Sports and Fitness
    Jump in the pool every Wed from 12-1 p.m. for a fun, upbeat workout! This class incorporates exercises for strength, endurance and flexibility with low impact on your joints. Water aerobics is great for all levels! No swimming experience required! This class is offered through Rec Sports and Fitness. There are various pricing options for Rec Sports and Fitness Members, visit our webpage for more information
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
    Now Offering Adult Private Swim Lessons
    RecFit is now offering adult private swim lessons. Improve your technique and swim fitness level! Sign up at the front desk at JFC. Follow the link below for pricing and available packages.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Richelle Harvey, richelle@american.edu, 202-882-3099
  • Life@AU » Health & Wellness
    Summer Walking Group for AU Community
    Make time for physical activity! Enjoy a weekly group walk through campus and the surrounding community. A guided discussion on a specific health and wellness topic will be facilitated by the group leader for the first 20 minutes of each walk. The group will meet In June and July on varying week days from 12:05-12:50 p.m. Cassell Fitness Center is the starting location of each walk and the rain location. This complimentary program is brought to you by Rec Sports and Fitness and AhelathyU. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Contact clynch@american.edu, or ahealthyu@american.edu today!
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
  • Life@AU » Housing & Dining
    One Card Office closed Monday, June 1
    The One Card Office will be closed on Monday, June 1. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. For any inquires or questions, please email idcards@american.edu.
    Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs
    Contact: Kenny Clark, idcards@american.edu, 2028853775
    One Card Office temporary relocation to Letts Formal Lounge
    From May 12 - May 29, 2015, the One Card Office will temporarily relocate to Letts Hall. During this time the One Card Office will be located in the Letts Formal Lounge. The Letts Formal Lounge is located on the 1st Floor of Letts Hall, just behind the front desk. The One Card Office will maintain all of its normal functions.

    Our summer hours of operation effective Monday, May 18, 2015, through Friday, August 15, 2015 are:
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    For any inquiries or questions please email idcards@american.edu
    Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs
    Contact: Kenny Clark, idcards@american.edu, 202-885-3775
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    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, but early birds who complete the assessment by May 31 will be entered in a drawing for a Fitbit® Flex™. 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
    Last Chance: Register Today for the AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge
    Register today for the AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge – registration closes on May 27. Set personal and team step goals to win prizes. Cash prizes for top stepping teams (subject to tax). New for 2015: Use your own tracking device, including Fitbit, Jawbone and Nike FuelBand, or an AhealthyU pedometer. Registration is $5/person. Competitive and non-competitive team options available. Form your team of exactly 4 people and register individually by May 27. The challenge officially starts on May 26. For more information visit the link below.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    One-on-One Financial Guidance with Fidelity Retirement Accounts – May 28 & 29
    Meet one-on-one with a Fidelity representative to discuss your unique financial situation and receive guidance to help you maximize your retirement savings as well as plan for other goals. AU offers faculty and staff a great opportunity to save for retirement through the AU retirement plan by matching the first five percent of eligible employee contributions on a two-to-one basis. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-642-7131 or click the link below. For more information about AU’s retirement benefits, visit the 403(b) page on the myBenefits site.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: myBenefits, myBenefits@american.edu, 202-885-3400
    One-on-One Financial Guidance with Fidelity Retirement Accounts – May 29 & Jun 26
    Meet one-on-one with a Fidelity representative to discuss your unique financial situation and receive guidance to help you maximize your retirement savings as well as plan for other goals. AU offers faculty and staff a great opportunity to save for retirement through the AU retirement plan by matching the first five percent of eligible employee contributions on a two-to-one basis. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-642-7131 or click the link below. For more information about AU’s retirement benefits, visit the 403(b) page on the myBenefits site.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: myBenefits, myBenefits@american.edu, 202-885-3400
    One-on-One Financial Guidance with TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts – June 2 & 16
    Meet one-on-one with a TIAA-CREF representative to discuss your unique financial situation and receive guidance to help you maximize your retirement savings as well as plan for other goals. AU offers faculty and staff a great opportunity to save for retirement through the AU retirement plan by matching the first five percent of eligible employee contributions on a two-to-one basis. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-732-8353. For more information about AU’s retirement benefits, visit the 403(b) page on the myBenefits site.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: myBenefits, myBenefits@american.edu, 202-885-2730

Events

      • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      • EMBRACING CHANGE
      • The Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon Conference Room 200)
      • 10:00 am – 11:00 am
      • Yoga in the Galleries
      • Katzen AU Museum
      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Cultural Treasures from Shandong Province: Ancient Chinese Pictorial Stone Rubbings
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The stone carving artworks in China’s Shandong province play an important role in preserving the country’s ancient culture. For two weeks, the AU Museum will display a collection of rubbings that exhibit the fine calligraphy, folk inscriptions, and imagery of these carvings. These rare cultural treasures will be on view May 19-31 in the AU Museum.
        This exhibition is organized in collaboration ...more

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

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser
      • Katzen Sculpture Garden
      • VSPACER
      • Over more than six decades, Sy Gresser (1926-2014) wrestled with issues and ideas that define humanity. Beginning as a poet, he metamorphosed into a sculptor of stone and wood. If nothing is more silent than a stone, Gresser’s chisel, harnessed to his voracious mind, yielded a distinct vocabulary that interwove abstraction with figuration and produced a continuous, broadly-focused and eloquent ...more

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

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Important Dates

  • 05/30/2015: Writing Proficiency Examination