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Friday, October 4

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Library: First Floor
Bender Library, First Floor
View materials from the AU Archives and Special Collections. Exhibit information can be found at american.edu/library.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Eagles Nest Bagel Breakfast
Mary Graydon Center, Room 247
If you're a staff member AND an alumna/us, then you’re part of our ever-growing community called the AU’s Eagle's Nest! Please join fellow members of the Eagle's Nest for a light breakfast to kick-off All-American Weekend. 
This event is invite only.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historical Walking Tour of Campus
Self-guided tour of campus and AU’s history. Printed maps will be available at Information Desk in the Bender Library. For online map, please click here.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In at the All-American Weekend Hospitality Center
Friedheim Quadrangle (rain site: Mary Graydon Center, Room 200)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, the Arts and Mathematics) Faire
Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building, Room 111, and the East Campus Plaza
An exhibition of science, engineering, arts and innovation at American University. The celebration will include demonstrations from our science and innovation students and faculty. Riveting demonstrations in optical illusions, light and sound plus workshops in the Design and Build Lab.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Golden Eagles Luncheon
Constitution Hall, East Campus Commons
The Golden Eagles Reunion Luncheon is the opening celebration of the weekend. Members of the Class of 1969 will be inducted as Golden Eagles and all alumni who graduated from AU 50 or more years ago are honored for their long-standing association with the university.
This event is invite only.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Arboretum and Sustainability Tours
Meet in front of Bender Library
AU’s entire campus is an accredited and award-winning Arboretum and Gardens. Join Arboretum and Sustainability staff for a 45-minute guided walking tour. Learn about our diverse plant collection and the many sustainable features and initiatives underway.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Exhibitions include work from Abstract Expressionists, Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun; pieces from AU’s new Corcoran Legacy Collection; paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo, prints from the WD Printmaking studio; and monoprints by Annette Lerner. Visit https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm for more information.
11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
12:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
4:05 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Open Classes
Various campus locations
A list of courses and their locations is available at check-in. If you would like to attend an open class, please ensure the professor has given permission beforehand.
11:30 a.m.
Tour of AU Museum
American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center
Explore the galleries with a free, 45-minute guided tour.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lunch in the Terrace Dining Room
Mary Graydon Center, Terrace Level
Students can use their meal plan to treat family members or guests can pay at the door. Price: $13.99 per person plus tax
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
All-American Showcase (weather permitting)
Friedheim Quadrangle
Visit with representatives of campus programs and services.
1:15 p.m.
Jum'a Prayer
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Housing and Residence Life Open House
Housing and Residence Life Main Office, Anderson Hall, First Floor
Come and meet the Housing and Residence Life team! We will share some of the exciting ways students have been engaged during the first weeks of living on campus and provide families with important updates and dates to remember for the remainder of the semester and academic year.
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Navigating Academics
Location: Mary Graydon Center, Room 3-4
How is your student guided through the process of choosing courses, declaring a major, finding support to meet academic challenges, and ultimately mapping and realizing a unique plan that carries them into the future? Find out what happens to help your student make the most of an AU
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Internationalizing an AU Education
Butler Pavilion, Butler Board Room, Sixth Floor
International experience is an essential component of educational and professional development—and personally rewarding. Learn about global opportunities for students through AU Abroad.
2:20 p.m.
Jum'a Prayer
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
3:00 p.m.
Swimming & Diving Potomac Relay Invitational
Reeves Aquatic Center, Sports Center
Admission is free.
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Living and Thriving
Location: Mary Graydon Center, Room 3-4
The student experience involves a lot more than classes. Residence halls are communities, with all their joys and challenges. Studies, friendships and activities are all sources of satisfaction, learning and growth, but can also bring stress. Explore what your student is experiencing and how they can thrive in their daily lives in the AU community.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Transitioning to AU for Students with Disabilities
Mary Graydon Center, Room 247
Get the facts and learn strategies for success from students and Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) staff. For information, contact ASAC at 202-885-3360 or asac@american.edu.
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
The Dining Experience
Location: Butler Pavilion, Butler Board Room, Sixth Floor
What’s on your student’s plate? Their busy lives at AU are fueled by what’s available to them at our dining venues. This session is a chance to learn all about Dining at AU – what we offer to meet the many needs of our diverse student body, the changes implemented this Fall, and what your student can expect over the next few years.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating 5 years of Innovation at AU
Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building, Room 221
We hope you will plan to stop by and help toast the American University Center for Innovation (AUCI) as it celebrates five years of making entrepreneurial dreams come true. The AU Entrepreneurship Incubator assists graduate students, undergraduate students and recent alumni in building successful profit or nonprofit/social entrepreneurial ventures that are sustainable and can scale over time. This 5 year anniversary celebration will be hosted by Kogod School of Business Dean John T. Delaney and AUCI's Interim Director Tommy White and will showcase several of our most successful ventures over the past 5 years. This reception is open to the entire AU community.
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Global Education Forum: "A Conversation With Girls' Education Leaders"
Mary Graydon Center, Room 3-5
The School of Education’s International Training and Education Program (ITEP) is honored to welcome the 2019 Echidna Global Scholars to present their research on gender sensitivity in early childhood in India, STEM education for rural girls in Bangladesh, and girls’ transitions into the workforce in Nepal. The Echidna Global Scholars Program is hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution and aims to build the research and analytical skills of NGO leaders and academics working to further girls’ education in the Global South. Please join this important conversation on quality education across a girl’s lifetime!
Welcome: Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, SoE
Moderator: Prof. Vidyamali Samarasinghe, SIS Professor
Panelists: Echidna Global Scholars Anil Paudel, Nasrin Siddiqa, and Samyukta Subramanian
RSVP
5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Meet 2020 Artist in Residence; Rebecca Kamen
Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building, Room 111
Rebecca Kamen, sculptor and lecturer on the intersections of art and science, seeks ‘the truth’ through observation. Her artwork is informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology, history, philosophy, and by connecting common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what the scientists see.
Reception to follow.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reception Honoring the Class of 1969
Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service
AU leadership continues to celebrate alumni from the Class of 1969 at a private reception, giving guests the opportunity to further reconnect and reminisce about their time at AU.
6:00 p.m.
Family and Alumni Shabbat Services and Dinner
Kay Spiritual Life Center and McDowell Hall, Formal Lounge
Free for AU students and guests under 18; $25 for guests over 18. To register, visit au.hillel.org/aaw Join the AU Hillel community for student-led services at Kay at 6:00 PM, followed by a kosher Shabbat dinner in McDowell Hall at 7:30 p.m. Services are open; advance registration required for dinner.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Club Sports Alumni Reception
BreadSoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC)
AURecFit would to invite all club sports alumni to join in a casual reception honoring the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. All club sports alumni are welcome to join!
7:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Lehigh
Bender Arena
Tickets: $8 for adults; $5 for youth (under 17) and seniors (65+); free admission for AU students with a valid AU ID. Support the Women's Volleyball team as they take on Lehigh.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alumni Awards Dinner & Ceremony
Claudio Grossman Hall, Washington College of Law
Meet the 2019 Alumni Award winners at a special dinner and ceremony detailing their accomplishments and honoring their achievements.
This event is open to all.
8:00 p.m.
Catholic Eucharistic Praise & Worship Hour
St. Ann Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St NW, Washington, DC 20016
8:00 p.m.
SASA Presents Jalwa: An Annual Cultural Show
Mary Graydon Center, Tavern
Sponsored by the South Asian Student Association
Jalwa is a showcase of the history and culture of the South Asian Diaspora. Featuring performances, a fashion show, and South Asian food, this event is presented by members of the South Asian Student Association. Join us for a night of singing, dancing, laughter and good food!
8:00 p.m.
Shared Space
Studio Theatre, Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 for general public; $10 for students/children/alumni/faculty/staff/seniors; purchase at the box office, 202-885-2787, or visit https://auartstix.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx
Professor Caleen Jennings, Playwright and Director
Shared Space explores the loves, losses and life lessons of college students living in an off-campus house in the fall of 1968. America vibrates with change and uncertainty as these students negotiate the journey to adulthood. Their young lives are profoundly impacted by the compelling issues of the era: war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The play takes a humorous, sobering, bittersweet look at what it was like to be young in 1968. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mosaic Soiree
Constitution Hall, East Campus Commons
The Gala will be an elegant reception to celebrate the kick-off of the Multicultural Reunion within the All-American Weekend. The event will feature a red-carpet photo welcome, live entertainment, silent auction, cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a lavish dessert, fruit, and cheese buffet. It will set an impressive tone for the weekend!
This event is open to all.

Saturday, October 5

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In at the All-American Weekend Hospitality Center
Bender Arena Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Library: First Floor
Bender Library, First Floor
View materials from the AU Archives and Special Collections. Exhibit information can be found at american.edu/library.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
President's Welcome
Bender Arena
AU President Sylvia M. Burwell will discuss American University’s progress over the past year, and the plans ahead for the University, including its new strategy, its plan for inclusive excellence, and much more.
10:45 a.m.
Changemakers for a Changing World
School of International Service, Atrium
American University proudly presents distinguished alumni who are boldly embracing opportunities for greater impact as outlined in President Burwell’s ambitious strategic plan, Changemakers for a Changing World. 

Industry leaders will share their insights into their own experiences and provide advice for aspiring changemakers looking to forge their own paths to social impact.

Panelists include:
Edmund Gordon, SPA/MA ’50, Psychologist and Co-Architect of the Federal Head Start program
Jimmy Lynn, SOC/BA ’85, Kogod/MBA ’89, Co-Founder and Vice President of Kiswe Mobile 
Allison Sosna, SOC/BA ’07, Director of Nutrition at World Central Kitchen

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
AU Ed Talk: How are family ties, insurgency, and community policing connected?
Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service
Professor Dotan Haim researches the intersection of comparative politics and international relations with a special interest in social and familial networks. He believes the key to addressing community policing and counterinsurgency is an understanding of the impacts of family dynamics and influence. Professor Haim will bring evidence from his research in the Philippines to explain how counterinsurgency efforts are more effective when civilians have family ties to other villages and how embedding police in family networks can actually do more harm than good.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
AU Ed Talk: An Inside Look at the 2020 Election
Kerwin Auditorium 1
Join the School of Public Affairs, the Sine Institute, and DC experts for an insider’s look at the 2020 election. Our panel of journalists and political strategists will discuss the run up to nominations, likely approaches of the Republican and Democratic parties, and what it will take to win. 
The panel will feature:
Amy Dacey, SPA/MA '95, executive director, The Sine Institute for Politics & Policy and  former CEO, Democratic National Committee
Chris Donovan, SPA/BA '97, executive editorial producer, ABC News
Michael Steele, Political Analyst for MSNBC and former chairman of the Republican National Committee
Robert Costa, national political reporter, The Washington Post, moderator, PBS's "Washington Week," and political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC
 
Moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, SPA/BA '92, SOC/MA '95, Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Exhibitions include work from Abstract Expressionists, Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun; pieces from AU’s new Corcoran Legacy Collection; paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo, prints from the WD Printmaking studio; and monoprints by Annette Lerner. Visit https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm for more information.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Honors and Scholars Diversity Luncheon
Butler Boardroom, 6th floor, Butler Pavilion
In recognition of AU commitment to access and equity, the Honors and Scholars Diversity Luncheon will honor the previous recipients of the Fredrick Douglass Scholarship and the Fredrick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program and recognize members of the AU community who are changemakers.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All-American Fall Festival
Friedheim Quadrangle (Rain site: Mary Graydon Center, First Floor)
Enjoy food, fun activities, and live music by The Artifacts.
By day, they’re AU’s Provost, Vice President for Development, Athletic Director, Dean and Museum Director. By night, they moonlight as a rock ‘n’ roll band. The Artifacts will rock the Quad with music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s – and we promise there won’t be an exam. Just good times for all! Find out if they wear ties or tie dye, who’s on drums, and if they play the Eagles.
Ticket Purchase Required for Students, Alumni and Guests. Please purchase your tickets at the time of check in. Tickets: $15 per adult; $8 per child 10-years and under plus tax.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Athletics Head Coaches Reception
Palmer Kettler Lounge, Bender Arena
Join several of our teams’ Head Coaches to hear about the amazing accomplishments of our teams, and get the inside-scoop on athletics department news and upcoming winter seasons. Learn more about the teams and AU Athletics at AUeagles.com.
1:00 p.m.
Legacy Alumni Network Reception and Pinning Ceremony
Constitution Hall, East Campus Commons
AU Legacy students and alumni, along with their guests, are invited to celebrate and be recognized for making AU a family tradition. Students and alumni are presented with a specially designed legacy pin by their AU alumni family members. If you have questions, please contact legacy@american.edu
This event is invitation only.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AU Ed Talk: How are obesity and serious medical conditions related to neuroscience?
Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building, Room 111
Neuroscientists right here at AU are using advanced techniques to understand mechanisms in the brain that may contribute to obesity, dementia, psychiatric conditions, and neurological disorders. Faculty members will discuss everything from basic brain science to potential therapies they're researching and the future of neuroscience. 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AU Ed Talk: How do emerging media impact social justice?
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building
Award-winning faculty members and media changemakers explore the impact of emerging media platforms on public understanding and engagement with societal issues. Public defender turned PR exec and professor Rick Stack, along with filmmaker and award-winning writer Maggie Stogner, will showcase their anti-death-penalty documentary film and media campaign In The Executioner’s Shadow. Director of the Center for Social Media Impact Caty Borum Chattoo, who is also an award-winning filmmaker and noted communications strategist, will discuss comedy, social change, and emerging social platforms that directly engage audiences. This event will be followed by a meet and greet with participants and SOC Interim Dean Laura DeNardis.
2:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Bucknell
Bender Arena
Tickets: $8 for adults; $5 for youth (under 17) and seniors (65+); free admission for AU students with a valid AU ID. Support the women's volleyball team as they take on Bucknell.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
MCAR Celebrate! Student-Alumni Networking Reception
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center Rotunda
An MCAR tradition that is truly a celebration of the cultural tapestry that enriches AU. This event is a coming together of inter-generational multicultural alumni as they revel in diverse cultural performances.
This event is open to all.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gospel Choir Concert and Reception
Kay Spiritual Life Center
Join us for a Gospel Explosion featuring AU’s Gospel Choir and a selection for our alumni. This year we will honor the 20th Year Anniversary of the Gospel Choir Director, Sylstea Sledge. A reception will follow the concert.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Rowing Club's 1st Annual Opening Gala
Battelle Atrium
This is an opportunity for rowers to network with parents, rowing alumni, and the greater AU community before they start the racing season. The event is open to all. At the event, there will be food, and a chance to mix and mingle with the rowers.
$5 Entry Fee to be paid at the door.
8:00 p.m.
Shared Space
Studio Theatre, Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 for general public; $10 for students/children/alumni/faculty/staff/seniors; purchase at the box office, 202-885-2787, or visit https://auartstix.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx 
Professor Caleen Jennings, Playwright and Director
Shared Space explores the loves, losses and life lessons of college students living in an off-campus house in the fall of 1968. America vibrates with change and uncertainty as these students negotiate the journey to adulthood. Their young lives are profoundly impacted by the compelling issues of the era: war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The play takes a humorous, sobering, bittersweet look at what it was like to be young in 1968. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
The School of International Service and Office of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence present A ‘Tough Love’ Conversation with Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Bender Arena
A special preview of her upcoming book, featuring:                       
Sylvia M. Burwell, President, American University;                        
Christine BN Chin, Dean, School of International Service; and Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former National Security Advisor and US Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, School of International Service.                         
Conversation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - Midnight
All-Alumni Party
The Observatory at America’s Square
Join fellow AU alumni for a night out at the Observatory at America’s Square! Enjoy great food, drinks, a DJ, and much more with some of the best views DC has to offer.
This event is alumni and guests only.

Sunday, October 6

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Library: First Floor
Bender Library, First Floor
View materials from the AU Archives and Special Collections. Exhibit information can be found at american.edu/library.
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Energize your Day with Zumba and Meet-and-Greet with Team Toro
Cassell Fitness Center
Bring your family and friends to the All-American Weekend Zumba class! This is a party of a workout that will get your heart pumping and energize your day. Stick around immediately afterwards for a light breakfast and meet-and-greet with special guest and AU alum Yumi (Matsumura) Villatoro, SIS BA ’11. Yumi is the founder and personal trainer with Team Toro, LLC.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Brunch in the Terrace Dining Room
Mary Graydon Center, Terrace Level
Students can use their EagleBucks to treat family members or guests can pay at the door. Price: $13.99 per person plus tax.
11:00 a.m. – Noon
A Cappella Showcase & All-American Farewell
School of International Service, Atrium
Enjoy coffee and donuts and listen to the sounds of AU’s student a cappella groups during this All-American Weekend grand finale!
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Exhibitions include work from Abstract Expressionists, Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun; pieces from AU’s new Corcoran Legacy Collection; paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo, prints from the WD Printmaking studio; and monoprints by Annette Lerner. Visit https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm for more information.
11:30 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Chapel
A brunch will follow the mass in the Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge. 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MCAR Greek Brunch
Constitution Hall, East Campus Commons
The MCAR Fraternity and Sorority Brunch welcomes AU alumni and friends who are affiliated with multicultural Greek organizations. The event offers the opportunity to celebrate the diverse number of Greek organizations on AU’s campus and recognizes the contributions made by such organizations.
This event is alumni only.
12:00 p.m.
DC Young Alumni + Friends Brunch
Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001 (Corner of 9th & G Street)
Join other American University young alumni for brunch to wrap up All-American Weekend. Enjoy your favorite brunch foods and a complimentary drink! Graduates from 2009 and 2014 will receive a special item in recognition of your 5- and 10- year graduation anniversary milestones.
This event is open to all.
2:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Holy Cross
Reeves Field
Free Admission for all fans. Support the Women's Soccer team as they kick off vs. Holy Cross.
2:00 p.m.
Shared Space
Studio Theatre, Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 for general public; $10 for students/children/alumni/faculty/staff/seniors; purchase at the box office, 202-885-2787, or visit https://auartstix.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx 
Professor Caleen Jennings, Playwright and Director
Shared Space explores the loves, losses and life lessons of college students living in an off-campus house in the fall of 1968. America vibrates with change and uncertainty as these students negotiate the journey to adulthood. Their young lives are profoundly impacted by the compelling issues of the era: war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The play takes a humorous, sobering, bittersweet look at what it was like to be young in 1968. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
2:30 p.m.
Qur'an Study
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
7:30 p.m.
United Methodist Service
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Chapel
8:00 p.m.
Methodist Sunday Night Social
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
Weekly time to gather share food and build community.