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CTRL Faculty Summer Institute: Leveraging Instructional Technology for Your Classroom (May 18)
CTRL invites all AU faculty to the Faculty Summer Institute “Leveraging Instructional Technology for Your Classroom,” on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 9:30am-3:30pm (Location TBD). Identify and learn to use the most beneficial instructional technologies, whether your goal is to enhance your presentations and course content delivery, find ways to engage your students, or provide feedback in innovative ways. You will walk away with hands-on experience working with at least two instructional technology tools of your choice. To learn more and to register, go to the website listed below.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 2028856077

Web: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/summerfacultyinstitute.cfm

Nominate a Faculty Member for the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award
Do you know a colleague who uses technology to teach? Do you have a professor who is creative and innovative? The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning invites you to nominate a faculty member for the 2017 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award. The deadline is April 15. The winner receives a $1,000 award. Nominees must be teaching either full-time or part-time during this academic year. Both individuals and groups of professors will be considered. To learn more and to nominate a professor, go to the website listed below.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 2028856077

Web: https://www.american.edu/ctrl/techaward.cfm

Academics » Academic Support

CTRL Research Software Workshops, March 18 - March 25 , in Hurst 202
Join us this week for Advanced NVivo- Literature Review, Advanced Stata- Panel Data Analysis, and Mapping Made Easy workshops. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register to attend at https://myau.american.edu/dept/Provost/CTRL/CTRLrsg/SitePages/Registration.aspx

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Bill Harder, rsg@american.edu, 2028853862

Web: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/rsg.cfm

Free Drop-in Grammar Clinics
Do you want to improve the grammar in your papers? The ASAC Writing Lab counselors will work with you on recurring grammar issues, 2-4 p.m., in East Quad Building (EQB) 14, on the following Mondays: March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17
No need to make an appointment. Just drop by!

Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center

Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360

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

Writing Research Papers Workshop
An introduction to research papers – planning, writing, revising—the basics for undergrad or grad students. Join us, Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 PM in MGC 245!

Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center

Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 2028853360

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

Academics » Career Center

Fulbright Grant Kickoff - Wed, March 29, 5:30pm
The Office of Merit Awards invites interested juniors, seniors, and grad students in all levels to learn about the Fulbright Grant and application process with Merit Awards advisors and past AU Fulbright scholars on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7:00pm, MGC3-4. The Fulbright Grant funds independent research and English-language teaching assistantships for one academic year in over 130 nations. Recipients receive a stipend, round-trip travel, and health insurance. Can't attend on Wednesday? Join us for a repeat of this session on Friday, March 31 from 12-1pm in the University Library, Room 60.

Sponsor: Career Center

Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 2028851854

Web: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Academics » College of Arts and Sciences

13th: Film Screening and Panel Discussions
PHIL 425/625: Modern Moral Problems: Race, Class, Gender and Mass Incarceration presents a screening of Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th, an exploration of the injustices associated with race, inequality, and mass incarceration in the United States.

March 24 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. in Kogod Room 118.

Panelists will include Marc Mauer: Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and featured in the film, Marc Schindler: Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute, and Dr. Chana Barron: Assistant Professor of Justice, Law & Criminology.

RSVP Required!

Sponsor: Department of Philosophy and Religion

Contact: Aryn Keyel, ak2505a@student.american.edu, 716-235-0246

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/au-phil-425625-presents-a-public-screening-and-panel-discussion-of-13th-tickets-32599846017

ARGONAUTIKA
March 30–31, 8 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Greenberg Theatre;
Directed by Isaiah Wooden, this imaginative adaptation of The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts follows Jason and his spunky band of Argonauts as they endeavor to retrieve the coveted Golden Fleece.

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: auarts@american.edu, 2028852787

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/calendar/?id=7110692

ART HISTORY DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS LECTURE
Foregrounding the Background: Dutch and Flemish Images of Household Servants
Wednesday, March 29, 4–6 p.m.
Abramson Family Recital Hall
Diane Wolfthal, the David and Caroline Minter Chair in the Humanities and a professor of art history at Rice University, presents a lecture on images of servants in Netherlandish art, challenging previous interpretations of such images to better understand the rich and complex web of attitudes towards servitude that existed in the past. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

Sponsor: Department of Art

Contact: auarts@american.edu, 2028852787

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/calendar/?id=7110755

ARTS MANAGEMENT SPRING COLLOQUIUM
Subversive and Revolutionary: Women, Museums, and Social Change; Friday, March 31, 3–4 p.m.; Batelle Atrium;
A discussion with Susan Sterling, director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Reception to follow.

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: auarts@american.edu, 2028852787

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/subversive-and-revolutionary-women-museums-and-social-change-tickets-32339609643

Contemporary Dance Master Class with Zoe Scofield
Join us for a FREE contemporary dance master class on March 25 from 12-2PM in Katzen 152 with Zoe Scofield from zoe | juniper, a Seattle-based dance and visual arts company. Zoe will take us through her movement practice, including improvisation and phrase work. Prior dance experience is recommended.

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: Britta Joy Peterson, bjp@american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/353758141644085/

Department of Literature Course Preview Night: Get the Scoop
Come hear faculty talk about their courses for the 2017-2018 academic year and hang out with other students interested in the Lit Department.

+Scoop yourself some ice cream at our sundae bar.

Sponsor: Department of Literature

Contact: Lindsey DePasse, ldepasse@american.edu, 2028852972

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/201356647014702/

Math/Stat April Fools' Talk: How to Use Math to Get Rich in the Lottery*
March 28 @7:00 pm I Wechsler Theatre, MGC 315

For seven years, a group of students exploited a loophole in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Cash WinFall game to win drawing after drawing, pocketing more than $3 million. How did they do it? How did the lottery finally catch up with them? And what does this all have to do with probability, geometry, and combinatorics?

Speaker Bio: Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin.

*will not actually help you get rich in the lottery.

Sponsor: Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Contact: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, mathstat@american.edu, 2028853120

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/mathstat/calendar/?id=7291716

Movement Speaks: Conversations About Dance with Zoe Scofield
Join us for Movement Speaks: Conversations About Dance featuring guest artist Zoe Scofield from zoe | juniper on March 25 at 8PM in Katzen 152. As the culmination of a week-long residency with AU’s Dance Program, Zoe opens up the dance laboratory to discuss the choreographic process and give a sneak peek of the new work on featuring dancers from the American University Dance Company (AU/DC).

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: Britta Joy Peterson, bjp@american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/563056350551837/

Psych Study - Participants Needed Chance to Win $50 Amazon Gift Card
The purpose of this study is to explore factors which may predict perceptions of stress. The initial lab visit will take 20-30 minutes and a short follow-up survey will be emailed to you at the end of the semester and will take about 5-10 minutes.
For the 30 min-long lab session, you will be compensated either .5 research credit or $5 (for those not participating for credit), For completing For completing the follow up survey at the end of the semester, you will be entered into a lottery for a chance to win $50.

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Liliana Zigo, lz8031a@student.american.edu

The Art of Losing
Wed., March 29, 6-7pm (Battelle Atrium)

This year we’ve lost some of our favorite writers and artists: Michael Herr, Elie Wiesel, Edward Albee, W.P. Kinsella, Gloria Naylor, Max Ritvo, Lucia Perillo, Shirley Hazzard, Richard Thompson...

This event will be a celebration of these writers, and it will largely be shaped by your desire to join in. Come and read (or sing!) from the work of a writer whom you admire and whom we’ve lost in the last year or so.

Each person will be allotted five minutes to read. Of course, if you’d rather simply come to listen and not read, we’d love to have you, too.

Sponsor: Department of Literature

Contact: Lindsey DePasse, ldepasse@american.edu, 2028852972

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/literature/calendar/?id=7238963

Academics » School of Communication

Atlantic Media Strategies Presents "Lessons From the Media Frontier"
1-2 pm, Doyle/Forman Theater, McKinley.
Applying lessons from AMS's award winning properties (The Atlantic, National Journal) and the wider web, AMS strategists discuss the planning, crafting and promoting of stories to capture the attention and loyalty of audiences in an increasingly noisy media world.

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Lydia Schindler, LydiaS@american.edu, 2028852220

Web: http://www.american.edu/soc/signature

Academics » School of International Service

Farm Bill 2018: Policy, Politics, and Potential
March 28
8am-4pm
SIS Founders Room
This event, co-sponsored by Berkeley Food Institute, will mark the first time that academics, civil society leaders, policy-makers, producers and the general public will be able to present and discuss original research both on and for the US Farm Bill, across and beyond disciplines. This event is free but RSVP requested.

Sponsor: Global Environmental Politics Program

Contact: Carolyn Turkaly, gep@american.edu

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-bill-2018-policy-politics-and-potential-tickets-31848627101?aff=ehomecard

They Have Names: A Workshop on Human Trafficking
Join us to learn about human trafficking from a wide array of experts in the field, who engage at the local level and international level. This free event will focus on the fight against human trafficking and topics covering child trafficking, labor trafficking, and sex trafficking and it will provide an opportunity to learn more about how YOU can make a difference in your future career.
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:45am- 3:00pm
Location: SIS 300

Space is limited. Registration required by March 27, 2017. Register by emailing Kimberly at km7501a@student.american.edu

Sponsor: International Development Program

Contact: Kimberly Maldonado, km7501a@student.american.edu, 7873091527

They Have Names: A Workshop on Human Trafficking
Join us to learn about human trafficking from a wide array of experts in the field, who engage at the local level and international level. This event will focus on the fight against human trafficking and topics covering child trafficking,
labor trafficking, and sex trafficking and it will provide an opportunity to learn more about how YOU can make a difference in your future career.
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:45am- 3:00pm
Location: SIS 300

The event is free. However, space is limited. Registration required by March 27, 2017

Sponsor: International Development Program

Contact: Kimberly Maldonado, km7501a@student.american.edu, 7873091527

Uncensoring China - A Panel Discussion with Chinese Dissidents
Join us as we host a discussion panel featuring Chinese scholars, activists, and a former political prisoner. Topics will range from the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre to present day organ harvesting. Food and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
MGC 3-4
12 PM - 2 PM

After the panel discussion, we will be screening the recently released human rights film The Bleeding Edge, which is based on real-life events regarding the organ harvesting trade. Following the movie, we will be hosting a Q & A session with Anastasia Lin, the movie's lead actress.

Sponsor: SPA Leadership Program

Contact: Jason Lin, jl1126a@student.american.edu, 8085898439

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/210670782746697/

What Economists Get Wrong About Africa
March 29, 3:30-5pm
SIS 120
Development in Africa is often characterized broadly as a success or a failure. Scholar Morten Jerven from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences challenges both narratives and offers a more accurate portrait of Africa's economic past, present, and future.

Sponsor: Global Environmental Politics Program

Contact: Carolyn Turkaly, gep@american.edu

Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies

New Course Proposals: ELTA
The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) has posted 4 new course proposals for the English Language and Training Academy at: https://cms.american.edu/spexs/life/upload/ELTA-054-061-062-063-Courses-Composite.pdf
The courses are ELTA-054 American TV and Culture Studies Level 5, ELTA-061 Writing and Grammar Level 6, ELTA-062 Academic Discussion Level 6, and ELTA-063 Reading and Vocabulary Level 6.
Please direct feedback to Senior Associate Dean Diane Lowenthal by March 27.

Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies

Contact: Diane Lowenthal, dlowent@american.edu

Web: https://cms.american.edu/spexs/life/upload/ELTA-054-061-062-063-Courses-Composite.pdf

Academics » School of Public Affairs

MPC's 2017 Annual Spring Lecture Featuring Mindy Fullilove
March 29, 4-6 pm: We are delighted to announce that Professor Mindy Fullilove will deliver our 3rd Annual Spring Lecture. She is a professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School in New York City. Dr. Fullilove's research has primarily focused on the health problems caused by inequity. She has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics in poor communities, with a special interest in the relationships among urban renewal, the collapse of communities, and declines in health. Her talk is entitled “Promoting a Culture of Health in American Cities.” You must RSVP through the link below.

Sponsor: School of Public Affairs

Contact: Liz Mariapen, lizmariapen@gmail.com

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mpcs-2017-annual-spring-lecture-featuring-mindy-fullilove-tickets-32262222175

SPA Latino Scholars Speakers Series
Wednesday, April 5
12:30- 2:00 pm
Mary Graydon Center Room 2

Professor Stella M. Rouse

Department of Government and Politics
Director, Center for American Politics and Citizenship
University of Maryland

“Latino Millennials to the Rescue? Climate Change (Dis)Belief in the United States and the Future of Environmental Policy”


Lunch provided
Please RSVP to ccps@american.edu or 202-885-3491

Sponsor: Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

Contact: CCPS, ccps@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/

Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events

At The Fork - 3/24, 7pm - DCEFF Film Screening
FRIDAY, MARCH 24 at 7pm, 6:30pm Reception in the Doyle/Forman Theater (McKinley)

*Part of DC's Environmental Film Festival http://dceff.org/

Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. Discussion, moderated by Chris Palmer with top executives of The Humane Society of the United States and of Whole Foods, follows screening.

Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu

Web: http://american.edu/soc/cef/upcoming-events.cfm

Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water - 3/28, 7pm - CEF & SOC Film Series
TUESDAY, MARCH 28 at 7pm, 6:30pm Reception in the Doyle/Forman Theater (McKinley)

This documentary—conceived, written, produced, shot, directed, and edited by students in Environmental Wildlife Production (COMM 568)—will air during Maryland Public Television’s Chesapeake Bay Week in April. Keeping the Potomac examines efforts of three local river keepers to hold polluters accountable along the Potomac River watershed. Panel discussion, hosted by Professor Chris Palmer, follows screenings.

Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu

Web: http://american.edu/soc/cef/upcoming-events.cfm

Life@AU » Alternative Breaks

Join the Alt Break community for Active Citizen's Day!
Join the Alternative Break community for Active Citizen! Join us on March 25th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Butler Boardroom to learn about what AU students have been up to on Alternative Breaks this year as well as as essential information about quality Alternative Breaks. Lunch will be provided.

Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: Nicole Phillips, altbreak@american.edu, 2028857322

Web: https://goo.gl/forms/Mr9X9C8ukuaRzZ4C3

Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation

AU RecFit Bring a Buddy Week
Do you have an AU RecFit Group Exercise Unlimited Pass? Bring friends interested in Group Exercise to class for FREE all week during Bring a Buddy Week Monday 3/20 - Sunday 3/26!

*Buddy must be a fellow AU student or AU RecFit member*

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Becky Parks, bparks@american.edu, 2028856272

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

Free Swim Clinic
Monday March 27 from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m., Reeves Aquatic Center is hosting its monthly Free Swim Clinic! Come to the pool, and have a certified swim instructor work on your swimming skills. This can be anything swim related. From getting comfortable with the water to perfect your butterfly stroke, our instructors have you covered!

Sign up here today! https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BKCdbAuV3eqXI1

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Anike Oladeji, aoladeji@american.edu, 202-885-3099

Web: http://www.american.edu/recfit/Aquatic-Programs.cfm

Get Your RecFit Mid-Semester Unlimited Group Exercise Pass!
Interested in our Group Exercise classes and thinking about buying our Unlimited Semester Pass? You're in luck! Our Mid Semester Passes are now on sale for $45! It's not too late to join in on all of the fun that is RecFit Group Ex.

To purchase a pass, visit the front desk of Jacobs or Cassell Fitness Centers. You must be a student or member of AU RecFit.

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Becky Parks, bparks@american.edu, 2028856272

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

Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations

Cybersecurity Coffee Power Hour
Are you interested in pursuing a career within a field that is in high demand? Do you have a interest in computers, security, and business? If so, join the AU Consulting Club for some pastries and coffee for a Cybersecurity Coffee Power Hour featuring Senior Advisor, Russ Berkoff, from A.T Kearney! See below for details:
When: Monday, March 27, 2017 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: MGC 203-205

Sponsor: Consulting Club

Contact: Dana Sutherland, ds0318a@american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866072813672643/

Learning From Butterfiles
In this engaging talk, professor Leslie Ries (Department of Biology, Georgetown University) will discuss how the life and migration patterns of monarch butterflies reveal a complex response to our warming world. Using research from professional biologists but also measurements and observations from citizen scientists, professor Ries discusses new uses for the large amounts of data we can gather about insects and other animals.

Learning from Butterflies: Understanding and Predicting Butterfly Responses to a Warming Climate

March 29, 2017, 1 pm at Battelle 228

Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences

Contact: Jessica Harris, jh7833a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/244749825981073/

SPA's Public Purpose Journal Launch Party
Join us on March 31 to celebrate the release of the 2017 Print Edition of AU SPA's Public Purpose Journal! The reception will begin at 6:30 PM in Room 618 of the Spring Valley Building (AU's old law school) and will include a cocktail reception, appetizers, the unveiling of the journal, and a special guest speaker. All PPJ staff, friends, faculty, and prospective SPA students are invited.

Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean

Contact: Samantha Pillion, sp2167a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/publicpurposeau/

SPA's Public Purpose Journal Launch Party
Join us next Friday, March 31 to celebrate the release of the 2017 Print Edition of the Public Purpose Journal. The event will begin at 5:30 PM in Room 618 of the Spring Valley Building (AU's old law school) located at 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW.

The evening will include a cocktail reception, appetizers, the unveiling of the journal, and a special guest speaker. All PPJ staff, friends, faculty, and SPA students are invited. Please RSVP via Facebook so we can make sure to have enough food.

Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean

Contact: Samantha Pillion, sp167a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/734652816696259/

Spring History Trivia Night with SHS this Friday!
The Student Historical Society are excited to host our second history trivia night of the year, this Friday the 24th, in Butler Boardroom! Enjoy a night of friendly competition and flex your history muscles to win some great prizes. We'll be starting team registration at 7:30 and trivia itself at 8. Bring your friends or pre assembled team, or find one when you arrive (we're doing teams of 5)- $10 gets your team on the roster, and gets you pizza, drinks, snacks, and special this semester: CAKE. Don't forget to think of a clever team name, see you there!

Sponsor: Department of History

Contact: Nana Gongadze, studenthistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/171296890049674/

Whose Job is it Anyway?: Analyzing the Private Sector's Role in Species Conservation Luncheon
‘90 AU Alumna Rebecca Regnery, Deputy Director of Wildlife, Humane Society International; ‘02 WCL Alumna Sarah Stewart, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President of the U.S.; Megan Hill, Natural Resources Management Specialist, U.S. Agency for International Development; Meaghan Parker, Forest Legality Initiative Science Officer, World Resources Institute; Bryan Landry, Law Enforcement Agent, U.S. Fish & Wildlife.

April 3 at 10:00-12:00 AM in Grossman Hall. Email animallaw@wcl.american.edu to register!

Sponsor: Student Organizations

Contact: Ingrid Lesemann, ingrid.lesemann@american.edu, 8433274790

Web: http://wclanimallaw.strikingly.com

Life@AU » Community Service

Are you looking for scholarship money?
The Office of Campus Life (OCL) has three scholarships available to eligible students. View the OCL scholarship webpage for details and requirements. All applications are due by Friday April 7th to Nadia Trowers in Butler Pavilion 400 or via email at ntrowers@american.

Sponsor: Vice President for Campus Life

Contact: Nadia A. Trowers, ntrowers@american.edu, 2028853308

LAST CHANCE: Nominate a Graduating Student for a University Student Award!
Deadline is March 24 at 5 p.m., but please submit early to ensure the student or nominator has time to upload the nomination materials! https://www.american.edu/universityawards/Student-Awards.cfm

These awards recognize the leadership, service and scholarship of undergrad and grad/law students graduating in May, or students who graduated in December 2016 or August 2016. Recipients will be honored during Commencement weekend and receive monetary awards of $250-$1000. AU students, faculty and staff may nominate, and self-nominations are also accepted.

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact: Lisa Boms, campuslife@american.edu

Web: https://www.american.edu/universityawards/Student-Awards.cfm

Life@AU » Diversity & Inclusion

Become a CDI Peer Educator Today! Applications due April 2
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is now accepting applications for our 2017-2018 LGBTQ Peer Educators and EAGLE Peer Educators. Peer Educators will help the center delivery programs on race, LGBTQ communities, privilege, and identity. They will sit on panels, facilitate trainings, and create new programming.  Applications due Sunday, April 2! Apply at the link below!

More information about the LGBTQ Peer Educators can be found at http://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/LGBTQ-Peer-Educators.cfm

More information about the EAGLE Peer Educators can be found at http://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/EAGLE-Peer-Educators.cfm

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Matt Bruno, mbruno@american.edu, 202-885-3346

Web: http://bit.ly/2017PeerEdApp

Become a Fall 2017 Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator ($14 per hour | 5-10 hours per week)
Apply to become an Intergroup Dialogue facilitator and gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations! Applications are due Monday, April 10. Intergroup Dialogue is a 7-week program where students meet for two hours each week to explore societal issues, engage across difference, and gain tools for navigating difference on and off campus.

Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: Michelle Strange, dialogue@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/Intergroup-Dialogue.cfm

Join CDI's E.A.G.L.E. Peer Educators to discuss "Myths About Race"
What have you been taught to believe about race? Are you sure it's all accurate? Come unpack this with CDI's E.A.G.L.E Peer Educators! Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7 p.m.  MGC 328

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Camille Clark, cclark@american.edu, 202-885-3651

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

Life@AU » Health & Wellness

NEDA Walk
AU will host the National Eating Disorders Association(NEDA) walk for the DMV area on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017!

The walk will take place at the Quad. Aerie is sponsoring this event and British Model, Iskra Lawrence, will be speaking!

We walk to inspire others. We walk away from stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses, but we’re in this fight together and we’re walking to win!

To register, please click on the link below. The student fee is $15 dollars.

Sponsor: Department of Health Studies

Contact: Karina Guzman, kguzman@american.edu, 3365545381

Web: https://www.nedawalk.org/dc2017

Public Safety Self Defense Classes
Public Safety offers self defense classes, also known as RAD, to anyone in the community, including those who prefer non gender specific curriculum. Classes are either 2 to 12 hours depending on your schedule. Visit our website at the link below to learn more. All classes are free and are available to anyone in our community, both past and present.

Sponsor: Public Safety

Contact: Rima Sifri, sifri@american.edu, 2028852563

Web: http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/RAD-Classes.cfm

Life@AU » Housing & Dining

Be in the AU Off-Campus Living Orientation Video!
The Office of Campus Life and AU Housing & Dining Programs are looking for AU students to star in our new Off-Campus Housing Orientation video! We are creating an informative and fun Buzzfeed-style video to help students navigate the world of off-campus living.

Filming will take place over the course of 2 days, maximum. No speaking lines--it's all going to be voice over. Prior acting experience preferred but not necessary.

Questions? Interested? Please email dawodu@american.edu or offcampushousing@american.edu.

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact: Raheem Dawodu, dawodu@american.edu, 202-885-2645

Star in OCL's student safety video!
The Office of Campus Life and AU Housing & Dining Programs are looking for students to star in our night safety video! This video will provide students with tips for being safe while out at night and making smart choices on their commute.

Filming will take place over the course of 2 days, maximum. No speaking lines--it's all going to be voice over. Prior acting experience preferred but not necessary.

Questions? Interested? Please email dawodu@american.edu or offcampushousing@american.edu.

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact: Ama Ansah, offcampushousing@american.edu, 202-885-2645

Life@AU » Religious Life

Catholic Community Dinner
Please join us for our next Catholic Community Dinner this Saturday, March 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kay Lounge. Join us for a Ham Dinner and we will be decorating eggs, so come show your egg decorating skills. All are welcome and bring a friend!

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP, priest@american.edu

Web: http://www.aucatholic.net

Catholic Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be Friday, March 24, at 4 PM in the Kay Chapel. All are welcome.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP, priest@american.edu

Fighting Injustice: Interfaith Perspectives
How do we fight injustice in a world that seems plagued with violence, intolerance, and inequality?

The Interfaith Project at AU will be hosting an event on Tuesday, March 28th from 8:00-9:30pm in the Lounge of the Kay Spiritual Life Center to explore how different faiths approach the issue of fighting for social justice. The event will begin with a panel of AU Chaplains who will share their own faith perspectives and experiences of fighting for social justice and will then continue with small discussion groups for students to connect their faith and social justice in their own lives.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Anna Brosius, auinterfaithproject@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/201674703653539/

Holocaust Remembrance Name Reading
Join hundreds of AU students in memorializing those lost during the Holocaust. Name reading will take place on the steps of the Kay Center for 24 hours, beginning on March 28 at 5:00 PM and concluding on March 29 at 5:00 PM. All are welcome to participate in the reading and/or to listen. This event is part of Holocaust Remembrance Week, sponsored by AU Hillel and the Jewish Student Association.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Jason Benkendorf, jasonb@american.edu, 2028853324

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1249974451745825/

Holocaust Remembrance Vigil
AU's annual Holocaust Remembrance Week will begin with a vigil in the Amphitheatre. Sunday, March 26, 8:00 PM. Sponsored by AU Hillel and the Jewish Student Association.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Jason Benkendorf, hillel@american.edu, 2028853324

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1249974451745825/

Holocaust Survivor Speaks
A Holocaust survivor will speak on campus as part of AU's annual Holocaust Remembrance Week. Monday, March 27, 7:00 PM in MGC 5. Sponsored by AU Hillel and the Jewish Student Association.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Jason Benkendorf, hillel@american.edu, 2028853324

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1249974451745825/

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Spring Valley Brown Bag Wellness Workshop: Creating Balance in Your Life with Professor Chris Palmer
In this interactive workshop, Chris Palmer will discuss effective time management, proper nutrition, the importance of sleep and exercise, and the importance of spending quality time with loved ones. Learn how these factors can boost your career at AU and your ability to be highly productive and focused. Ask questions related to exhaustion and having a life dominated by work. This session is on Wed., April 5th from 12-1pm in SVB Room 100. Light lunch provided. To RSVP click the link below and follow the instructions to register through AsuccessfulU. Points Players: Ask for your 1pt stamp!

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/workshops.cfm

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Professional Development Opportunity: Critical Thinking for Peak Performance
This session defines critical thinking and outlines a useful framework to promote it in both your professional and personal life. You will become familiar with various approaches to clarify issues and arrive at appropriate solutions. Join us on Thursday, 4/13 from 1-5pm in Hughes Formal Lounge. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register.

Sponsor: ASuccessfulU

Contact: Gina Arevalo, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 2028851172

Web: https://myau.american.edu/Work/Pages/AsuccessfulU.aspx

Professional Development Opportunity: Giving and Receiving Ideas
This course looks at “idea apathy” from two perspectives: the creator-giver, and the leader-receiver. Learn how to build a case for an idea, identify how your style affects your approach, and explore the viability of an idea with another person. Join us on Tuesday, 4/11 from 9am-12pm in MGC 247. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register.

Sponsor: ASuccessfulU

Contact: Gina Arevalo, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 2028851172

Web: https://myau.american.edu/Work/Pages/AsuccessfulU.aspx

Work@AU » Human Resources

IRS’ Deadline to Submit Flexible Spending Account Claims: April 30
Submit claims against your 2016 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) balance for any eligible expenses you incur from January 1, 2016 - March 15, 2017. The deadline for submitting 2016 claims is April 30, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Submit claims electronically to PayFlex at https://www.payflex.com/.

Or submit claims to PayFlex by fax:
Fax your completed claim form to PayFlex at (888) 238-3539. Visit the myBenefits site to obtain a claim form. For questions contact the HR Benefits Team at (202) 885-3400.

Sponsor: Human Resources

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

Web: https://www.payflex.com/

Events

Muslim Prayers led by Imam Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad.

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Through this workshop, participants will develop a better understanding of their own multiple identities, explore personal experiences they have had with privilege and oppression. Participants will have the opportunity to critically evaluate how we are socialized to adopt beliefs that maintain harmful attitudes and behaviors in U.S. society. Join us to learn what you can do to break negative …more

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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Muslim Prayers led by Imam Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad.

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Muslim Community Meeting led by Associate Chaplain Naksbendi 

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Catholic Stations of the Cross

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Annual IC/IM Community Reception, open to IC/IM students, alumni, and faculty

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: SIS: Intercultural and International Communication

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A one woman show examining black performance and theory. Written and performed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, CAS '17, this play is thought-provoking. 

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: AU Players

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Now in its fifth year, Trivia Night is an AU and SHS tradition. $10 for a team of 5 people includes 8 rounds of trivia, pizza, treats, and prizes! 

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Student Historical Society of American University

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OASN will be hosting another a cappella group for a fun, testosterone filled concert.

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: On A Sensual Note

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Outdoor Track at Maryland Invite

Type: Athletics Competition

Host: Athletics and Recreation

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A one woman show examining black performance and theory. Written and performed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, CAS '17, this play is thought-provoking. 

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: AU Players

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A one woman show examining black performance and theory. Written and performed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, CAS '17, this play is thought-provoking. 

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: AU Players

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People everywhere are taking back the night and speaking out against sexual violence. Take Back The Night (TBTN) was created by Katie Koestner, the first woman to speak out nationally about date rape. Since 1975, the Take Back The Night Foundation has sought to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. 41 years later, TBTN is …more

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Wellness Center (Students)

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Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies (SIS), will screen part of his new film "Journey into Europe" and engage the audience in a discussion. "Journey into Europe" explores Islam in Europe and the place of Islam in European history. With interviews featuring prominent political and religious leaders, the film’s themes of identity, acceptance, and understanding are critically relevant …more

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Anthropology

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Join the AU Public Health Association during National Public Health Week for a health policy panel on the future of the Afoordable Care Act and direction of health policy in our nation. Food will be provided! 

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: American University Public Health Association

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  • 03/25/2017: Writing Proficiency Examination 
  • 03/27/2017: Summer 2017 registration begins. Payment is due May 1, 2017 
  • 03/30/2017: Fall 2017 priority registration for graduate students begins. Payment is due August 1, 2017