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CTRL - Noontime Conversation: Dealing with Conflicting Political Ideologies in the Classroom
CTRL invites the AU community to the Noontime Conversation “Dealing with Conflicting Political Ideologies in the Classroom,” on Tuesday, February 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m., in MGC 4 & 5. In the midst of the election cycle, political and ideological differences among our students become apparent. How can we transform what could be tense debates into opportunities for intellectual inquiry and respect for diverse perspectives? Please join our faculty panel for this timely and critical conversation. Lunch will be served. Register at http://www.american.edu/ctrl/noontimeconversations.cfm.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

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

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

Academics » Academic Support

Fall 2016 Community-Based Learning Course Designation Registration
Are you an undergraduate faculty member? Do you incorporate the community in your classroom education or are you interested in working with your students to support community needs and academic growth? If so, register for the "CB” community-based learning course designation. In doing so, you will help meet strategic University goals, enter into a network of community-based educators, and market your course’s community component.

The deadline to register for the designation is February 14.

Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: Harry Gilliard, gilliard@american.edu, 202-885-3629

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/volunteer/CBLR-Course-Designation.cfm

Putting LinkedIn to Use - February 16
Most of us already have a LinkedIn profile, but are we using it to its full advantage? In this live demonstration, you'll learn valuable tips, such as how to easily find alumni and identify contacts in organizations of interest. Most importantly, you'll learn how LinkedIn can help you identify opportunities! Don't let your profile sit idle - attend this session and become truly connected. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Grad Research Center.

Sponsor: Graduate Studies

Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738

Web: http://www.american.edu/provost/grad/upcoming-events.cfm

Study Guides, Tools, and Tips - February 16
This workshop provides tools and tips to make studying a part of your daily routine to avoid cramming. Learn how to convert your readings and notes into a comprehensive study guide on Tuesday, February 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in MGC 245!

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 a paper? The Writing Center can help.
Snowed under by paper assignments? The Writing Center in Bender Library’s first-floor commons offers you free, individual coaching sessions on any writing assignment and at all stages of the writing process – from brainstorming to editing.
Our 45-minute sessions start on the hour Monday –Thursday 11-9 and Friday 11-6 and can be scheduled by calling 202- 885-2991.
Meanwhile, check out our website for tips, handouts, and our weekly blog. You can also find us on Facebook and on Twitter @WCenteratAU.

Sponsor: Department of Literature

Contact: The Writing Center, wcenter@american.edu, 202-885-2991

Web: http://american.edu/cas/writing

Academics » College of Arts and Sciences

23rd Annual American University Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference
Three days of papers, performance, and conversation about the importance of language, broadly defined, in LGBTQ life. Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14 in the Butler Boardroom and Conference room. Please see webpage for more information.

Sponsor: Department of Anthropology

Contact: Prof. William Leap, wlm@american.edu, 2028851831

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/anthropology/lavender-languages/index.cfm

Alan Mandel Birthday Concert
Friday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., Abramson Family Recital Hall.
Alan Mandel, piano. Jonathan Baumgarten, flute. Featuring the works of Alan Mandel faculty emeritus, pianist, and composer.
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 AU community and seniors, $5 students

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: Emily Davis, auarts@american.edu, 202-885-2787

Web: http://bit.ly/1OEar7S

Big Love
By Charles L. Mee.
Feb. 11-13, 8 p.m. and Feb. 13, 2 p.m.
Greenberg Theatre
Just what is love? This question takes center stage in Charles Mee’s distinctly modern re-make of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women. Fifty Greek brides seek refuge at a villa in Italy after fleeing home on the eve of their arranged marriages to fifty American grooms. When the brothers ambush the sisters by helicopter, mayhem ensues.

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: Emily Davis, auarts@american.edu, 202-885-2787

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/auarts/calendar/index.cfm?id=6588651

Free Film Screening - The Wonders by Avi Nesher Wed., Feb. 10 7:00 PM
The Center for Israel Studies presents a free screening of The Wonders (112 min., in Hebrew with English Subtitles) by Avi Nesher, recognized as one of Israel's all-time greatest filmmakers. The Wonders has been called a "stylish and amusing riff on 'Chinatown' by way of 'Alice In Wonderland.' An inscrutable slacker, a hard-boiled gumshoe and a knockout femme fatale get mixed up in a labyrinthine religious conspiracy within the dark heart of Jerusalem, in a fantastical and strange adventure.
Location: Ward Circle Bldg. Room 2
Free with rsvp.

Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies

Contact: Laura Cutler, cutler@american.edu, 2028853780

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/calendar/?id=6781856

Social Justice Colloquium February 15
Prof. Scott Freeman, SIS, will discuss "The production of success: Project based aid and inequality in Haiti" on February 15 beginning at noon in Kreeger 100. Light fare provided.

Sponsor: Department of Anthropology

Contact: Prof. Adrienne Pine, pine@american.edu, 2028851845

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/anthropology/news/social-justice.cfm

Academics » Faculty Issues

Qualtrics: Survey Research and Survey Data Analysis
Join us this Thursday afternoon (Feb 11th, 1:10pm - 5:15pm), in Hurst 202, for CTRL's Bi-Annual Advanced Qualtrics workshop. Qualtrics is AU's solution for online survey implementation. This workshop will cover the basics of creating a survey, then focus on advanced aspects of survey design, such as customizing appearance, using advanced question features, distributing the survey, and designing reports for viewing your results.
--Snacks and Refreshments Provided -- Feel Free to join us without RSVP--
Help us anticipate a head count for pizza or if you have questions, email: rsg@american.edu

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Eric Charles, rsg@american.edu

VPUG Candidate Town Hall
Students are invited to an open forum with Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies candidate Jessica Waters on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM in MGC 4 & 5.

Sponsor: Faculty Senate

Contact: Lacey Wootton, lwoott@american.edu

VPUG Candidate Town Hall
Faculty and Staff are invited to an open forum with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies candidate Jessica Waters on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in MGC 4 & 5.

Sponsor: Faculty Senate

Contact: Lacey Wootton, lwoott@american.edu

Academics » School of Communication

Highlights from the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (EFF), March 15-26
Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm.
Reception at 6:30 pm with food and drink.
EFF is the largest and longest running environmental film festival in the country and will present 140+ films to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing the earth, with a special focus on this year’s theme, “Parks: Protecting Wild”. Join Festival Interim Executive Director Chris Head and Director of Programming Brad Forder for a sneak peek at some of the most exciting new films to be shown during the 24th annual festival.

Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu

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

Academics » School of International Service

Dean's Discussion: David O'Sullivan: 2016 Transatlantic Agenda: No Time for Business as Usual
David O'Sullivan is the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States. Prior to arriving in the United States, David served as the Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service. The EEAS supports the High Representative/Vice President of the European Commission, in fulfilling her mandate to ensure the consistency of the Union's external action.

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
Location: SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

Sponsor: School of International Service

Contact: Zak Liszewski, amy@american.edu, 2028851747

Web: http://www.american.edu/sis/events/Deans-Discussion-with-David-OSullivan-School-of-International-Service-American-University-Washington-DC.cfm

Friday Forum: A Discussion with Tinker Walker Fellows
February 12, 2016 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Abramson Family Founders Room
Join IDPSA for a discussion with the Tinker Walker fellowship recipients from past summers. The panelists will share their experiences and offer advice on the Tinker Walker Fellowship process.

Sponsor: International Development Program

Contact: IDPSA, idpsis@american.edu, 2028851657

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/544753669032475/

Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies

New Course Proposal: SPEX-121
The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) has posted a new course proposal for the AU Gap Program at https://cms.american.edu/spexs/augap/upload/SPEX-121-Mentored-Field-Practicum-Gap-FEB-2016.pdf. Please direct feedback to Senior Associate Dean Diane Lowenthal by February 11.

Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies

Contact: Diane Lowenthal, dlowent@american.edu, 2028954915

Academics » Study Abroad

AU Abroad England: BU London Internship Program Information Session
In partnership with Boston University, AU Abroad is pleased to offer you the opportunity take courses and an internship in your field of study in the great city of London! This program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain's history, culture, and society, and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty exclusively to students enrolled in the program.

Come to the information session to learn more!

WHEN: Thu, Jan 11th from 2:00pm-3:00pm
WHERE: MGC 245

Sponsor: AU Abroad

Contact: Matthew Stifter, auabroad@american.edu, 202-885-1320

Web: https://auabroad.american.edu

Academics » University Library

New Media Center Training Session: Final Cut Pro X - Beginner
In the New Media Center lab, Bender Library lower level.
Thursday, February 11 at 2pm in the New Media Center lower level Bender Library.

A crash course in Final Cut Pro X. Learn how to use the file system, import and edit video. Then learn to use effects, titles and keyframes to add that professional touch.

RSVP not required.




Sponsor: New Media Center

Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 2028852560

Web: http://www.american.edu/library/technology/nmc.cfm

Communications » Call for Participants

SIS Undergraduate Council Magazine - Volunteer Writers
The SIS Undergraduate Council is looking for student-writers to contribute to this semester's magazine. Article submissions will be published with the author's name on a range of topics. Contact Tom Cavaliere at the email below to see what topics are available and to receive more information.

Sponsor: School of International Service

Contact: Tom Cavaliere, sismagazineeditor@gmail.com

Communications » News

AU Newsmakers: 1.22-2.5, 2016
The Washington Post, Reuters, Associated Press 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, 2028855950

Web: http://www.american.edu/media/upload/Au-Newsmakers-1-22-2-5-FINAL.pdf

Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events

International Cinema Series -- Spanish Film Showcase Wed. Feb. 10
Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda directed by Curro Sánchez Varela (2014, 95 minutes) at 7 pm in McKinley Doyle/Forman Theater. Special live classical guitar and film introduction by SOC Professor Laura DeNardis. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer Paco de Lucia (1947-2014) was one of the first musicians to incorporate other musical genres such as classical and jazz into his work.
Sponsored by: AU School of Communication and College of Arts & Sciences, National Gallery of Art and Spanish Embassy Cultural Office.





Sponsor: School of Communication

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

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

Finances » Budget/IRC

February Brown Bag Wellness Workshop – Save a Life: the ABCs of CPR
More than 326,000 people in the U.S. suffer cardiac arrests at home, work, or in a public location each year. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. AhealthyU invites you to learn best practices of CPR in this interactive workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12 - 1 p.m. in MGC 200. Please note this workshop is not a certification, but may prepare you for it. Lunch provided. RSVP required. Follow the link below.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

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

Seated Massage Available for Faculty and Staff
Relieve stress and tension with a 15- or 30-minute seated massage. All services provided by a licensed massage therapist. Available by appointment Thursday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in MGC 205. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes. Book your appointment online today at www.infinitemassage.com. Be sure to register using your @american.edu e-mail address. To learn more about how you can bring seated massage to your office, visit http://american.edu/hr/Massage.cfm.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation

AU Men's Basketball hosts Army West Point for RHA Bender White Out, Saturday, February 13th, 4pm
AU Athletics would like to invite you to be a part of AU Men's Basketballs' annual Bender White Out on Saturday, February 13, as they host the Army West Point Black Knights at 4 p.m. Students will receive a FREE 6th Man T-shirt courtesy of RHA. Students get in FREE with their AU ID.

Student Promotions:
--FREE RHA BENDER WHITE OUT 6th Man T-Shirts
--FREE FOOD AT THE WELLNESS CABANA
--WIN PREGAME RAFFLE FOR DOMINO’S HOT ZONE FOR YOU & A FRIEND
& SIT COURTSIDE BEHIND THE AU CHEERLEADERS w/ PIZZA AND COCA-COLA





Sponsor: Athletics

Contact: Jackie Murray, jmurray@american.edu, 202-885-2617

Web: http://aueagles.com/tickets/index

AU Men's Basketball hosts Lafayette for Founder's Game on Wednesday, February, 17th, 7:30pm
AU Athletics would like you to be a part of AU Men's Basketballs' game against the Lafayette Leopards on Wednesday, February 17, for its Founder's Game at 7:30 p.m. Students will receive a FREE Tuxedo T-shirt courtesy of AU Student Government while supplies last. AU students get in FREE with their AU ID.

Students:
--FREE SG FOUNDERS TUXEDO T-SHIRTS
--WIN PREGAME RAFFLE FOR DOMINO’S HOT ZONE FOR YOU & A FRIEND
& SIT COURTSIDE BEHIND THE AU CHEERLEADERS w/ PIZZA AND COCA-COLA




Sponsor: Athletics

Contact: Jackie Murray, jmurray@american.edu, 202-885-2617

Web: http://aueagles.com/tickets/index

Founders Day Celebration!
A big day for the American University community is coming up! Join us on Wednesday, February 24 from 1-2p.m. in Mary Graydon Center for free cake, a celebration of AU, and maybe even a few surprises!

Founders Day is also our annual Giving Day. This years exciting theme for Giving Day 2016 is “Get Clawed to the Ball.” Sign up for a reminder on our campaign website and share the website from our pages on social media. And don't forget to join us in MGC for cake!

Sponsor: Alumni Programs

Contact: Victoria DeSimone, vd7962a@student.american.edu, 8134178210

Men's Basketball vs. Army West Point
Saturday, February 13 @ 4 p.m.

Bender Arena

Student Admission is FREE w/AU student ID

General admission: Sideline reserved- $20.50 Endzone reserved adult- $11.00 Endzone reserved youth- $7.50

Sponsor: Athletics

Contact: Jackie Murray, jmurray@american.edu, 202-885-2617

Web: http://aueagles.com/sports/m-baskbl/index

Pay What You Can Yoga Class
Saturday, February 13th 1-2 p.m. at Cassell Fitness Center.
Spend Valentine's weekend practicing yoga for a good cause. AU Recreation Center will host the cheapest yoga class in D.C., pay what you can (anything from 1 cent to a million dollars)! All proceeds will go towards materials, field trips, and speaker expenses for an after school environmental science club at Monument Academy (a residential public charter school for D.C. foster children founded by AU alumni)
Arrive early to secure your spot! Bring a friend, all experience levels welcome!

Sponsor: Athletics

Contact: Suzanna Steele, ss9717a@student.american.edu, 3032530718

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1652193128374717/1653640084896688/

Women's Basketball vs. Boston University
Wednesday, February 10 @ 7 p.m.

Bender Arena

Student Admission is FREE w/AU student ID

General Admission: Adult- $8 Youth- $5

Sponsor: Athletics

Contact: Jackie Murray, jmurray@american.edu, 202-885-2617

Web: http://aueagles.com/sports/w-baskbl/index

Wrestling vs. Bucknell
Saturday, February 13 @ 11 a.m.

Bender Arena

Student Admission is FREE w/AU student ID

General Admission: Adult- $8 Youth- $5

Sponsor: Athletics

Contact: Jackie Murray, jmurray@american.edu, 202-885-2617

Web: http://aueagles.com/sports/m-wrestl/index

Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations

Relay For Life Survivors Brunch
Relay For Life of American University will be hosting a Cancer Survivors Brunch on FEBRUARY 22, 2016 from 11:00am-1:00pm in the HUGHES FORMAL LOUNGE. All cancer survivors and caregivers are welcome to join us for any amount of time during the event. Can't wait to see everyone!

Sponsor: Relay for Life

Contact: Megan Woods, mw3079a@student.american.edu

Web: http://www.relayforlife.org/audc

Tea Talks with The African Student's Organization
Join the African Students' Organization as we launch our 1st series of Tea Talks, in which we will discuss social issues that affect the Africa diaspora.

For this event, our topic will be "Standards of Beauty in Africa". Come and join us as we delve into this complicated social issue that plagues our continent over a cup of tea.

Sponsor: African Students' Organization

Contact: Mariama Yunusah, my9324a@student.american.edu, 8572723672

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/929154447176053/

Life@AU » Community Service

2/21- Chipotle Fundraiser for the Eagle Endowment of Public and Community Service
Come help fund AU student-led community service efforts by eating at Chipotle on February 21st! Part of each purchase will be given to the Eagle Endowment for Public and Community Service.

100% of the proceeds will go towards the Endowment's Fund for the upcoming Spring grant cycle.







Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: J.I. Cruz, ji.cruz@american.edu, 7876854961

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/volunteer/Eagle-Endowment-Homepage.cfm

Interested in Becoming an FSE Coordinator?
The Center for Community Engagement and Service is looking for students interested in coordinating the 2016 Freshman Service Experience. This exciting opportunity is a great way to learn about the various issues and neighborhoods of Washington, DC and connect with lots of non-profit organizations doing important work. If you are interested please visit the following website: http://bit.ly/FSECoordinator. The application is due on Friday, February 19th. If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail Alisha Chanthinith, alishac@american.edu or stop by MGC 273.

Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: Alisha Chanthinith, alishac@american.edu, 3038853627

Web: http://bit.ly/FSECoordinator

Valentines for Refugees
The SISUGC Social Committee and the Hughes Hall Council invites students and faculty to join in creating Valentine’s cards for refugees in the DMV area, while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and a doughnut! Stop by the SIS Atrium between 12-4pm on Thursday February 11th.

Sponsor: School of International Service

Contact: SISUGC Social Committee, socialservice.sisugc@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/941023172613205/

Volunteer with Jumpstart AU for Dr. Seuss Day!
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Jumpstart AU will be sending volunteers to a local school on March 2 to host a reading and activities session with preschoolers. Volunteers leave AU around 9 a.m., arriving back around 12 p.m.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/506253439578558/
Register through the google form (http://goo.gl/forms/VtRcKVwrwv). Please submit it fully filled out by Monday, February 22.

Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health

Contact: DeLancey Lane, DL4417a@american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/506253439578558/

Life@AU » Diversity

CDI Workskop: Working with First-Generation Students, March 4, 10 am - 12 pm
Being first in the family to attend college can present itself as a challenging experience. When the lack of support or tools to help navigate the journey is not present, it can be even more challenging. This Center for Diversity & Inclusion workshop will provide an overview of common challenges facing first-generation college students. Participants will increase their awareness of this growing population at AU and receive helpful strategies to better understand and support these students as it relates to their work. Register or learn more at bit.ly/eagleallies.

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Sara Diener, workshops@american.edu, 480-885-3651

Web: http://bit.ly/eagleallies

Working with First Generation Students - A CDI Workshop - March 4th from 10am-12pm!
Being first in the family to attend college can present itself as a challenging experience. When the lack of support or tools to help navigate the journey is not present, it can be even more challenging. This workshop will provide an overview of common challenges facing first-generation college students. Participants will increase their awareness of this growing population at AU and receive helpful strategies to better understand and support these students as it relates to their work. Learn more or register at bit.ly/eagleallies!

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Becca Simpson, workshops@american.edu, 2028853651

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

Life@AU » Religious Life

A Dystopian Lent
Interest in dystopian fiction is at an all-time high. But are these stories a novelty or part of an ancient tradition of reflecting on the great evils we face? Join the United Methodist-Protestant Community throughout Lent as we explore some of the more popular dystopian visions and how they might help reveal a concern that is at the heart of the gospel, a gospel that does not leave us in dystopia, but calls us through the broken world into hope. We begin on Ash Wednesday with "The Road: All Has Come to Ash" and continue Sunday with "The Giver: The Absence of Free Will".

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Rev. Mark Schaefer, schaef@american.edu, 202-885-3304

Web: http://www.aumethodists.org/worship/sermons/sermon-series/a-dystopian-lent/

Catholic Ash Wednesday Mass
Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated in the Kay Spiritual Life Center Chapel at 12 noon and 6 PM on Wednesday, February 10. All are welcome.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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

Web: http://www.aucatholic.net

Catholic Community Dinner - Game Night!
Please join us for Game Night at our next Catholic Community Dinner, Saturday, February 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center Basement. Free pasta meal, fellowship and board games. All are welcome! Bring your own board game or play one of ours.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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

Web: http://www.aucatholic.net

United Methodist Ash Wednesday Services
The United Methodist-Protestant Community will be holding Ash Wednesday services at 11 p.m. in the Kay Chapel. Join us as we begin our Lenten journey to Easter. The service is ecumenical and open to everyone.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Mark Schaefer, schaef@american.edu, 202-885-3304

Web: http://www.aumethodists.org

Services » Auxiliary Services

International Students Discussion Group: "International Experiences Transformed"
This self-growth group discusses intercultural experiences that are transformative to international students. Group discussion aims to highlight personal and professional gains that can be identified as inner strengths, professional skills, and multicultural competence. Group members also discuss their personal, cultural, and professional identities that emerge and integrate the meanings of these identities in the global world. Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:45 am for six weeks, Dates (TBA), #MGC 214 Counseling Center. Contact Keum Choi, Ph.D. choi@american.edu for sign-up and inquiry.

Sponsor: Counseling Center

Contact: Keum Choi, choi@american.edu

Work@AU » Human Resources

AhealthyU Spring Fitness Classes
AhealthyU Spring Fitness Classes! No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members. Monday: Pilates | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Tai Chi | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 350; Tuesday: Total Body | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @WCL, Tenley Campus Library Rm 100G; Zumba | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell; Wednesday: Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Thursday: Light Spin | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @4401 Connecticut Ave, Room 611; Cardio Strength | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell; Friday: Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

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

Cooking Demo: One Pot Meals From the Farmer
Looking for fresh produce options and quick recipe ideas? Join AhealthyU on Friday, Feb. 26 from 12 - 1 p.m. in MGC 2 - 3. Chef Kyle from AU Dining will show us how to take our meals from farm to table using “From the Farmer,” a produce delivery program. AhealthyU partners with From the Farmer to provide local produce that is delivered to on- and off-campus offices. Light lunch and food samples will be provided. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit the link below:

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

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

Enroll in Weight Watchers at Work | Complimentary Open House
Interested in finding out what goes on in a Weight Watchers meeting before enrolling? Join us at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in MGC 245 for a complimentary open house. Enroll in Weight Watchers through AhealthyU by COB on Friday, Feb. 12. Next series is scheduled tentatively to meet Thursdays at noon beginning Feb. 18 (minimum of 15 participants must be met for the series to start). Payroll deduction available. For every 10 meetings you attend, AhealthyU will give you a $50 reward (taxes applicable). Members who can't make the AU meetings can attend in the community and still receive the AhealthyU benefits.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/Weight-Watchers.cfm

NEW AhealthyU Work-Life Integration Recharge Series
Goals are often cast aside because we are saddled with other responsibilities. Here's your chance to move through your roadblocks to start achieving these aspirations and become your best self in work and all areas of life. The Work-Life Integration Recharge is a NEW series of monthly sessions that taps into the physical, mental, and spiritual areas of your life that may be unfulfilled. Experts from AU will lead interactive and energizing discussions. Enjoy light snacks and lots of conversation in a safe space while we propel each other on the right paths! Series begins Feb. 22, see link below to RSVP.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/ahealthyu/recharge.cfm

One-on-One Financial Guidance with Fidelity Retirement Accounts – Feb 16 & 18
Meet one-on-one on AU's campus 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: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: myBenefits, myBenefits@american.edu, 202-885-3400

Web: http://www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations

One-on-One Financial Guidance with TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts – Feb 10 & 24
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: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: myBenefits, myBenefits@american.edu, 202-885-3400

Web: https://myausso.american.edu/Benefits/SSO/BenefitFocus.aspx

Register Today: Train with Champion Athletes in the AhealthyU Couch to 5k Program
This beginners’ running program for AU faculty and staff will take you from the couch to the finish line in eight weeks. Train with champion athletes and prepare to run in support of the Oral Cancer Foundation 5k race. You’ll start with intervals of walking and jogging to increase your endurance while keeping you injury-free. Training is on the AU track Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Registration fee includes training, wicking T-shirt, and race entry fee. The program starts on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Registration is limited to the first 30 people. For more info and to register, follow the link below.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/ahealthyu/couchto5k.cfm

Events

COMM 382.002 WRITING FOR VISUAL MEDIA  will be holding an event in the Doyle/Forman Theater on Wednesday, February 10 from 8:55 - 11:35 a.m. My class is studying ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, screenplay by William Goldman and directed by Alan Pakula. In a Skype interview from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Eric Weissmann will be speaking about Warner Bros. worldwide business and legal …more

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: School of Communication

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Based on the book Life Is a Series of Presentations, this workshop helps you communicate more effectively in conversation, presentations, seminars, and workshops. At the end of the course, you will be able to express yourself more confidently in any situation.

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Host: Human Resources

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Exhibition runs Feb.3-Mar.5.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 6-9 p.m.

American University is please to host the 2016 College Art Association’s MFA Annual Regional Exhibition. The exhibition, called RBTL, will coincide with the 104th Annual Conference and will be hosted at the Katzen Art Center, American University. RBTL (Read Between The Lines) includes artwork from MFA/MA candidates …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: Art Department

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Professional photographers from LifeTouch Studios will be on campus three times this academic year to take portraits in business dress and academic regalia.Seniors are invited to make a reservation for a portrait on auphotocollective.org by selecting the senior portraits tab. Sittings are $5 and take 15 to 20 mintues. 

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Fee: $5.00

Host: The Talon

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Join certified Kripalu yoga instructor Eva Blutinger for a reflective yoga practice in the AU Museum. Allow art and yoga to refresh, rejuvenate and take you on a journey to your intuitive, creative and authentic self!
Yoga is about self-expression and, like the works in the gallery, a form of art that reaches the deepest levels of relaxation, tranquility and stillness. The powerful meditative …more

Type: Social Events and Recreational Activities

Fee: $10.00

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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The AU Farmers Market features fresh produce, Amish cheeses, cookies and yogurt from Agora Farms, as well as hearth-baked breads, and seasonal pastries from Girardot's Crumbs.

Type: Sales. Markets. Fundraisers. Advertisements

Host: Human Resources

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Catholic Ash Wednesday 12 Noon Mass

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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What Matters to Me and Why is a series created by the University of Southern California that is being brought to AU. The program is a way to encourage reflection about values, beliefs, and motivations. It aims to help students and others better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the university. Presenters are encouraged to talk about choices made, difficulties encountered …more

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Join us for our annual International Business Panel sponsored by the Kogod Center for Career Development and the International Business Club. The event will kick-off with a distinguished panel of alumni and employers. Immediately following the panel, there will be a networking reception which is open to all students, employers, and alumni working or have an interest in international business …more

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kogod Center for Career Development

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Join us for a Business in the Capital event with Theresa Grafenstine, Inspector General, U.S. House of Representatives in Kogod classroom 118 on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:30-7pm. (Remarks are from 5:30-6:30 with Q&A and reception from 6:30-7pm.)
More details to come.

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Kogod: Accounting

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HCAU is a chapter of the American Humanist Association & is supported by the Humanist Rainbow Community of Greater Washington, DC. The chaplaincy is composed of AU students, faculty, and staff who come together to explore Humanism, to put into action progressive values & insights, to celebrate all that is good in this life and this world, and to serve the University, the wider community and the …more

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Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Catholic Ash Wednesday 6 PM Mass

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Writing Center workshop for the Graduate Enhancement workshop series. 

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

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Learn how to incorporate your passion for global security and intelligence into a potential career during this interactive panel on Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30-8pm in Butler Board Room. Following a brief question and answer session, interact with panelists from the CIA, FBI, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, and private contractors within the US government who have been …more

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Host: Career Center

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Students passionate about public health are invited to participate in a panel discussion with Professor Jody Gan from the Department of Public Health, students from the Public Health program, and professionals currently working in the field of public health. Receive career-related tips and advice from professionals who have launched diverse and rewarding careers.

Guest Panelists Include:
Darya …more

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Host: Career Center

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Special live classical guitar and film introduction by Professor Laura DeNardis
7:00 pm – Film Screening  (2014, 95 minutes) Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer Paco de Lucia (1947-2014) was one of the first musicians to incorporate other musical genres such as classical and jazz into his work. The Andalusian master agreed to collaborate on a documentary about his devotion to …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: School of Communication

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Screening of The Wonders (112 min, in Hebrew with English Subtitles) by Avi Nesher, recognized as one of Israel's all-time greatest filmmakers.  The Wonders has been called a "stylish and amusing riff on 'Chinatown' by way of 'Alice In Wonderland.'  An inscrutable slacker, a hard-boiled gumshoe and a knockout femme fatale get mixed up in a labyrinthine religious conspiracy within the dark heart …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: Center for Israel Studies

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Women's Basketball vs. Boston University

Type: Athletics Competition

Host: Athletics and Recreation

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This is weekly large group meeting, where we discuss and explore biblical conepts and practically apply them to current and relevant issues on the campus, community, and the country. Students are encouraged to come with an open mind, and desire to engage in converstaion.

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Thirst

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The Visiting Writers' Series, presented by the Department of Literature, is proud welcome writer and poet Alex Chee to campus for a reading of his works.Alexander Chee received a prestigious Whiting Award for his first novel, Edinburgh, which was described by the New York Times as “haunting” and “incendiary” and by the Washington Post as a “lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a …more

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Host: Literature Department

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Gospel Choir Rehearsal

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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The weekly meeting hosted by Cru where we build community, have fun and have discussion on what it looks like to follow Jesus.  All our welcome.

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: CRU

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Must See Events

Preview Days are AU's premier event for prospective students and families. At Preview Day, you and your family will meet current AU students and faculty, tour the campus with a student ambassador and learn about academic programs, the career center, study abroad, campus life, scholarships, financial aid and more. Register by contacting us directly at 202-885-6000 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. …more

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Host: Office of Admissions

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"Dark Money” by Investigative Journalist Jane Mayer
Conversation and Q & A moderated by Chuck Lewis, journalism professor and Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
6:30 - 7:30 pm – Program
6:00 pm – Light Refreshments
Chuck Lewis interviews Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, about her recent book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the …more

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: School of Communication

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About Today@AU

To learn more about Today@AU or to submit an announcement, please visit the myAU portal. Today@AU lists events from the Master Calendar. To learn how to schedule and advertise an event see the Resource 25 informational site.

Important Dates

  • 02/15/2016: Early warning notices due in Registrar’s Office