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CAS Proposes New Course in World Languages and Cultures
CAS proposes a new course: SWAH-312. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 25th.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYa182RjR1WEkyZW8

The Philosophy of Time
This course is an intensive engagement with the phenomenology of time with an emphasis on the manner it was developed in the work of Edmund Husserl. Meets with PHIL-685 003. (Meets with PHIL 685 003)

Sponsor: Department of Philosophy and Religion

Contact: Flor Rivas, philrel@american.edu, 2028852925

Web: http://www.american.edu/provost/registrar/schedule/schedule-results.cfm?term=2017XY&subj=PHIL&search=&mode=title&stat=ALL&hr=&mn=&m=AM

Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation

Staff & Faculty Summer Softball - Registration Deadline Wednesday 5/24
Registration for the 2017 Summer Staff and Faculty Softball League is OPEN. Will your department win Intramural Championship T-Shirts?

Create or join a team using www.IMLeagues.com/American

Registration is open until Wednesday, May 24 @ 5 p.m.

Additional information available on the registration website. Games will be scheduled from May 30 through July 27 on Jacobs Field.

Look forward to seeing you on the field!

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Garrett Schmidt, schmidt@american.edu, 2028853050

Web: http://www.IMLeagues.com/American

Life@AU » Diversity & Inclusion

Register for a CDI Summer Workshop!
Take your social justice education to the next level and join CDI for a workshop that engages with issues that are important to the campus community and can equip with you the skills to bring diversity and inclusion into your classroom, student organization, or job! We have six workshops this summer. Please check out CDI's website for more details including the dates at times. All of these workshops are also part of our E.A.G.L.E. Certificate program, which provides members of the AU community to connect different workshops and further engage in these pressing conversations. Join us!

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Matt Bruno, mbruno@american.edu, 2028853651

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/trainings.cfm

Life@AU » New Students

2017 Eagle Summit Dates
Eagle Summit, American University's new student orientation for first-year students and their families begins, next month!
Session 1: June 19-20
Session 2: June 22-23
Session 3: June 26-27
Session 4: June 29-30
Session 5: July 6-7
Session 6: July 10-11
International Orientation: August 20
August Eagle Summit: August 21-22
Transfer Transitions: August 22

Sponsor: New Student Programs

Contact: Jennifer Johnson, orientation@american.edu, 202-885-3303

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/orientation/New-Student-Orientation.cfm

Work@AU » AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

LAST CHANCE: Register for the AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge by Tuesday, May 30th
The AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge is back! Gather your team of four AU faculty and staff members and register by COB May 30. Competitive and non-competitive team options are available. Cash prizes for the top TEN teams (subject to tax), and easy tracking with the Well on Track online platform. This means no manual step entry! Multiple tracking devices are compatible, visit the link below for a full list. Registration is $5 for those with a compatible device, and $15 for those wishing to purchase a MisFit Flash device through AhealthyU. The Challenge runs May 30 - July 10. For details and to register, visit the link below.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/pedometer

Work@AU » Human Resources

AU Dependent Tuition Scholarship Workshop, May 24 - Deadline is Thurs., June 1
Is your child attending AU in AY 2017-2018? Attend the next workshop Wednesday, May 24 to learn about education benefits such as the AU Dependent Tuition Scholarship and other programs for dependent children of eligible full-time faculty and staff. The workshop will be held in MGC 200 from 12pm - 1pm and will cover eligibility, deadlines, and the application process. The AU Dependent Tuition Scholarship online application deadline is Thursday, June 1. To complete the online application, visit the myAU Portal > Personalized Links > Work@AU > Dependent Child Educational Benefits Application.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: The Benefits Team, autuitionbenefits@american.edu, 2028853400

Web: http://www.american.edu/dtsworkshops

Work@AU » Staff Appreciation

AU Recfit Membership Discounts & Complimentary Guest Pass – Everyday During Staff Appreciation Week
Try out the Recreational Sports and Fitness facilities with a complimentary guest pass. Guest passes permit access to the Jacobs Fitness Center, Cassell Fitness Center, new Congressional Fitness Center (located on East Campus), recreational swim in the Reeves Aquatic Center, and the open court in Bender Arena. Purchase an annual staff membership and receive 10% off or sign up for a payroll deduction membership and receive a RecFit gift. See the online fitness calendar for hours of operation.

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Alicia Fodera, fodera@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/recfit/Index.cfm

AhealthyU Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 25, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Learn about health and wellness benefits and programs that are available to you at AU. Chat with vendors and join in breakout sessions such as the Breakfast Bowl Mini-Demo, Self-defense, and more. Join in the Fruit Walk and enjoy complimentary five-minute seated massages. Specialty screenings also provided. The fair will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 9:00am – 12:00pm in MGC Rooms 2-5. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyua@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/wellness-fair.cfm

Annual Eagles Nest Photo (Staff Alumni Photo), Thursday, May 25 at 11:15am
Celebrate your accomplishments and contributions to AU as an alumni and staff member by joining President Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71, and fellow staff alumni in the annual Eagle’s Nest photo. Gather at the SIS Staircase by Abramson Family Founders Room at 11:15. Staff alumni who took the alumni photo last year and did not get a copy can pick up their 2016 photo at the photo shoot. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Isaac Thweatt, thweatt@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Thursday.cfm

Annual Staff Picnic Tomorrow on the Quad, 12 – 1:30pm
Come out to the Quad tomorrow from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (Bender Arena in case of rain) for the annual Staff Picnic catered by Simply Fresh Events. While you’re at the picnic, you can also pick up your complimentary “AthankU for Your Thyme” potted herb. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Jonathon Sorge, sorge@american.edu, 2028852159

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Thursday.cfm

Annual Staff Volleyball Tournament Tomorrow
Come out to the Quad tomorrow to watch the annual staff volleyball tournament and cheer on your favorite team! This year’s winning team will receive the volleyball trophy and bragging rights for the whole year! The tournament begins at 8:30 am. The winner will be announced at 11:30 am, or upon the tournament’s completion, on the steps of MGC tomorrow before the annual staff picnic. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Jonathon Sorge, sorge@american.edu, 2028852159

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Thursday.cfm

Congratulations to the Twenty -Year Club Inductees and Honorees, Invitation Only
The university is honoring staff and retirees with twenty or more years of service at a special dinner and presentation ceremony tonight from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Katzen Rotunda. In appreciation of their longstanding commitment to AU, we honor staff who have reached 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-, and 40-year milestones between June 1, 2016 and May 30, 2017. Visit the Staff Appreciation website to see a full listing of all staff being honored for milestone years of service and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Jonathon Sorge, sorge@american.edu, 2028852159

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Wednesday.cfm

Group X Yoga & Meditation on Wednesday, May 24 in the Cassell Fitness Center from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Find your center with RecFit’s Group X Yoga and Meditation class. This complimentary class with guide you through simple postures designed to promote increased strength, focus, and flexibility. Yoga mats will be provided. Comfortable athletic attire is recommended. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Becky Parks, bparks@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Wednesday.cfm

It's Staff Appreciation Week- Come Out to the Events!
Join the Office of Human Resources for Staff Appreciation Week, as we celebrate the contributions of our AU staff. Enjoy fun activities all week-long including the cookie bake-off, staff volleyball tournament, picnic, AthankU for Your Thyme herb giveaway, and more. It's our way of saying, thanks for all you do! Visit the Staff Appreciation website or follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for information on events and updates.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: Deadre Johnson, deadrej@american.edu, 2028852721

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/

Reception Honoring Neil & Ann Kerwin on Wednesday, May 24, from 2:00- 4:00pm in MGC First Floor
Join university administration for a reception to honor Dr. Neil Kerwin and Ann Kerwin and thank them for their years of dedication to AU. Light refreshments will be served. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Jonathon Sorge, sorge@american.edu, 2028852159

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Wednesday.cfm

Staff Council After Hours Event, Thursday, May 25 at 5:30pm
Come mingle with fellow AU staff and Staff Council members at Tenley Bar & Grill beginning at 5:30pm. It's a great way to catch up with old friends and connect with others from around campus. AU staff ID required. Please RSVP to attend by clicking on the link below. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Staff Council, scchair@american.edu

Web: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctrtgGWCZfs9_7CJIauwl4C9EraVTuSySS6y4pf3vw1WAxgA/viewform

Staff Council Professional Clothing Drive & Book/Media Swap at MGC First Floor Corner Lounge
On Wednesday, May 24, from 9:00am - 2:00pm, donate your clean, gently worn suits, dress shirts, blouses and other professional clothing items. All items should be clean and on hangers. Donate or trade your books, movies, and music at the book and media swap from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. All clothing and book/media will be donated to local DC community organizations.Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Akisha Carter, acarter@american.edu, 2028852628

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Wednesday.cfm

TODAY! AhealthyU Fresh Air on the Quad.
Come out to the Quad for a breath of fresh air and join in the festivities TODAY from 9:30 – 11:00am, weather permitting (cancelled if raining). Kay Spiritual Life Center will host a walking meditation through the labyrinth, Public Safety will administer the LawFit obstacle course, and dogs will be visiting from People. Animals. Love. (PAL). Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Wednesday.cfm

Trivia in the Bridge Lounge – Wednesday, May 24, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Put your AU knowledge to the test! Questions range from AU’s history to pop culture and beyond. Teams will be capped at five full-time staff members. Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring teams at the end of each round. No pre-registration required, just show up to play! Located in the Bridge Lounge, next to the new University Club. Visit the Staff Appreciation website and follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Staff Appreciation

Contact: Darcy Frailey, darcy@american.edu, 2028853948

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/Staff-Appreciation-Wednesday.cfm

Events

AhealthyU Staff Appreciation Week Events

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Human Resources

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Donate your clean, gently worn men and women’s suits, dress shirts and blouses, ties, simple dresses, purses, briefcases, belts and/or new shoes.  All clothing items should be clean and on hangers.  All items will be donated to A Wider Circle (www.awidercircle.org).
Donate or trade your books, movies or music.  Unclaimed books and media will be donated to Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.…more

Type: Sales. Markets. Fundraisers. Advertisements

Host: Staff Council

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Participants in this workshop will use Excel as a financial calculator to solve Time Value of Money (TVM) problems, find input values of desired results with the What-If analysis tool set, identify variances in a range of values with conditional formatting, automate tasks using Excel’s programming language VBA.

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Host: Office of Information Technology

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Summer is here and many have gone, but the UM-Protestant Community has not. All through the summer join us on Weds evenings for free dinner and hang out. We are pretty casual so come whenever you can and stay tuned for special activities throughout!

Type: Social Events and Recreational Activities

Host: United Methodist Student Association

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Outdoor Track at NCAA Regionals

Type: Athletics Competition

Host: Athletics and Recreation

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Important Dates

  • 05/26/2017: Last day to add a summer internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project 
  • 05/29/2017: Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed