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AU December

December 2013

Community Liaison Committee Meeting and Holiday Reception December 3

American University’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC) will hold a quarterly meeting on Tuesday, December 3.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 154 of the Katzen Arts Center. The CLC meeting will be followed by a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. with AU President Neil Kerwin in the Abramson Family Recital Hall, and a community holiday reception at 8 p.m., all of which are open to the entire community. Parking for the event will be available in the Katzen garage.

The CLC was established to foster positive relations and to maintain regular communication between the university and its neighbors. As specified in the D.C. Zoning Commission Order for AU’s new 10-year Campus Plan, the CLC comprises individuals from neighboring community organizations and representatives from the university.

Additional information on the CLC can be found here.

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How to Contact Us

Office of Community Relations
(202) 885-2167

Public Safety
non-emergency: (202) 885-2527
emergency: (202) 885-3636
Community Incident Reporting Form

Dean of Students
(202) 885-3300

Parking & Traffic Office
(202) 885-3111

Katzen Arts Center to Host Music & Arts Day Camp

Katzen Camp

The sounds of summer will be a little sweeter next year as Levine School of Music’s popular Summer Music and Arts day camp moves into the Katzen Arts Center in July 2014. The camp is a rich interdisciplinary program of song, dance, art, music and instrument lessons, and an afternoon music theatre program. Camp is offered for ages 3½ to 12, with Teen Apprentice positions available for children in 7th through 12th grades.

Levine School of Music offers a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening, and participating with others in music. Camp sessions are three weeks long.

Open enrollment begins January 14, 2014. For additional information, please visit

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AU Season of Giving Kicks Off

AU Season of Giving

American University’s annual Season of Giving holiday celebration has begun. The Season of Giving highlights the university’s commitment to service in the DC community, across the country, and around the world. Help AU reach its goal of 100,000 service hours next year by making a pledge to continue the AU spirit of service.

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended the November pledge event on AU’s quad and pledged thousands of service hours for the coming year.

Local organizations benefiting from this year’s Season of Giving include A Wider Circle, City Year, DC Doors, HEARD, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.

Click here for additional information on the 2013 Season of Giving.

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Celebrate the Season at the Tenleytown Winterfest

Tenley Winter Fest

Start your holiday celebrations off right with a visit to the 2013 Tenley Winterfest on Saturday, December 7. Enjoy a craft and food market, Yeti scavenger hunt, live music, the Janney 5k race, special deals from Tenleytown merchants, and more. Events will take place at Janney Elementary School (4130 Albermarle Street, NW) and the Tenley-Friendship library (Wisconsin and Albermarle Streets, NW).

For additional information and a complete schedule of events, please visit

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Calendar of Events

Yoga in the Galleries

December 4, 10 a.m.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Led by certified Kripalu Yoga teacher Eva Blutinger, this yoga class is a great opportunity to de-stress and start your Wednesday with mental clarity, relaxation, and art. Please bring a mat.

Gallery Talk: Ed Bisese

December 7, 4 p.m.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Join the AU Museum for a gallery talk about the exhibition Ed Bisese: Alive.

kids@katzen: AU Visiting Artists

December 8, 11 a.m.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Expand your child's imagination by engaging them in a fun, creative art class inspired by the AU Museum's Visiting Artists Series. One week advanced registration is suggested. $15/first child ($10 for AU Museum members), $10/each additional child per family. Call 202-885-1300 to register.

Sip n' Shop

December 13, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Visit the museum shop to enjoy refreshments while shopping for the holiday season. This event will feature one of the local artisans whose work is in the shop, as well as a 20 percent discount on all purchases.


Dec. 1, 2 – 4 p.m., Bender Arena

Women’s Basketball vs. Dartmouth University

Dec. 7, 2 – 4 p.m., Bender Arena

Men’s Basketball vs. Brown University

Dec. 8, 2 – 4 p.m., Bender Arena

Women’s Basketball vs. Drexel University

Dec. 16, 7 – 9 p.m., Bender Arena

Women’s Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s University

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