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Apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for your fall courses today!
The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning is proud to announce the launch of the 2016-2017 Green Teaching Certificate Program. The purpose of this program is to reward faculty who teach sustainably, and to give green courses a familiar face among students. Faculty members can qualify for a Green Teaching Certificate by answering questions about their efforts to make their courses more sustainable. To learn more and to apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for your fall courses, please visit the website below:

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

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

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

Academics » Academic Support

Time Management and Organization Workshop **Repeat**- 8/31
In case you missed it- Managing your time, prioritizing, and staying organized builds a strong foundation for success and alleviates stress. Whether you’re a first-year student or a continuing student, come for an overview of successful strategies. We’ll cover apps, planners, organizational systems, and to-do lists to help you to keep on top of your work and still have time for fun. Join us on Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30-6:30 PM in MGC 247!

Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center

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

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

Time Management and Organization Workshop - 8/30
Managing your time, prioritizing, and staying organized builds a strong foundation for success and alleviates stress. Whether you’re a first-year student or a continuing student, come for an overview of successful strategies. We’ll cover apps, planners, organizational systems, and to-do lists to help you to keep on top of your work and still have time for fun. Join us on Tuesday, August 30 from 5:30-6:30 PM in MGC 247.

Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center

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

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

Academics » Academics

Introduction to Library Research
This is a great class for those new to AU or for those who might need a refresher on library research. Learn how to use AU's SearchBox and how to gain access to AU's 500+ subscription databases. In this session, you will learn how to locate books, renew books online, and request books and articles from other libraries.

Meet at the library's 1st floor research assistance desk Monday, 8/29, at 3:30 p.m.

Sponsor: University Library

Contact: Alex Hodges, hodges@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/library/calendar/instruction.cfm

Academics » College of Arts and Sciences

Participants Wanted: Speech Anxiety Study!
Undergraduate research participants are needed for a speech anxiety study. The purpose of this study is to examine factors that influence anxiety during speech situations. The study takes around 45 minutes the first session and consists of questionnaires and an interview as well as a second session of around 5 minutes one week later. For more information please email Nicolette Carnahan at nc9999a@student.american.edu.

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Nicolette Carnahan, nc9999a@student.american.edu, 2063043409

Research Participants Wanted -- PAID STUDY! Earn $5 or 1 research credit
The Emotions and Positive Psychology Laboratory at AU is recruiting individuals to participate in a study investigating how people describe emotions and life events. Participants will be asked to write about life events and fill out questionnaires. Participants can earn either $5 or 1 research credit for current psychology courses that accept credit. Participation will require coming to the lab in person and will take approximately 1 hour or less. Eligibility requirements: AU student, Age 18+, native English speaker. If you would like to participate please contact Emily at ef0108a@american.edu

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Emily Farr, ef0108a@american.edu

Academics » University Library

Library Tour
Do you know where in the library you can watch DVDs, use iMovie to design media, or buy a cup of coffee? Have you found a quiet place to study? Come to a guided tour to discover the library's many services as well as see the research collections, collaborative workspaces and technology that can help you become a better researcher or multimedia designer.

Meet at the library's 1st floor research assistance desk Monday, 8/29, at 3:00 p.m.

Sponsor: University Library

Contact: Alex Hodges, hodges@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/library/calendar/instruction.cfm

Finances » Budget/IRC

Important Change: Textbooks Available Through Online Orders Only
AU's Campus Bookstore has moved all course material sales to its website. It offers discounted textbooks (new and used); text rental program, with savings up to 80 percent; and digital textbooks. Students save an additional 10 percent on all textbooks. The store offers free in-store pick-up for savings on shipping costs. To place orders, go to shopAmericanU.com, click Books and follow prompts for your selections. The store’s first-floor renovations have made room for general merchandise and an online order pick-up area. The lower level houses the new University Club and student event space.

Sponsor: Facilities Management

Contact: Charles Smith, cesmith@american.edu

Web: http://www.shopAmericanU.com

Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation

AU RecFit Group Exercise FREE Week
Whether you are new to group exercise or have attended classes before, now is your chance to try out our classes! We have everything from Yoga and Barre to Zumba and Cycling, plus more. Classes are free from Monday, August 29, to Monday, September 5 (Labor Day). Classes take place at Jacobs and Cassell Fitness Centers. During free week you can also buy our semester unlimited class pass on sale. Remember to bring your ID and be sure to ask for a class pass at the front desk!

*Participants must be students or members of the the fitness center.

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Becky Parks, bparks@american.edu, 202-885-6272

Web: http://www.american.edu/recfit/upload/Fall-Group-X-Schedule.pdf

Open Gym for Women's Club Volleyball
The Women's Club Volleyball Team will be holding an open gym this coming Tuesday August 30th in Bender Arena from 7:30-9:30 p.m. This is not tryouts, but instead a fun night to meet the team and play some games. All levels of experience are welcome!

Look for us at the Student Involvement Fair for more information and e-mail auclubvolleyball@gmail.com with any questions!

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

Contact: Jessica Balerna, jb3540a@student.american.edu, 781-336-9957

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

Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations

AU Chorus and Chamber Singers Auditions
The choral ensembles of American University welcome students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members to audition for the 2016-2017 season! No advanced preparation is required for the audition. Regular rehearsal times for Chorus are Tuesday evenings and some Monday evenings; Chamber Singers rehearse Monday/Thursday afternoons.
Auditions begin Monday, August 29th and conclude Friday, September 2nd. To sign up for an audition, email chorus@american.edu, call 202-885-3425, or sign up on board outside Katzen room 146.

For addition information please see our webpage.

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: Anna Lipowitz, chorus@american.edu, 2028853425

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/

Auditions for Pit Orchestra Members, Fall 2016 Musical
We are currently auditioning instrumentalists (majors and non-majors welcome) interested in playing in the pit orchestra for an October production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

Performance dates are listed via the link below.

Seeking:
*Woodwinds (flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones).

*Trumpet I-II.

*Trombone I-II.

*Double Bass.

*Auxiliary Percussion.

*Rehearsal Keyboard/Keyboard II (may be divided).

*Assistant Musical Director/Copyist.

Contact Elizabeth Gerbi for dates, audition criteria, and with any other questions.

Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts

Contact: Elizabeth Gerbi, gerbi@american.edu

Web: https://american.edu/cas/auarts/calendar/?id=6851698

Project Move-In Yard Sale on the Quad
The Student Zero Waste Club is holding its second annual move-in yard sale on the quad closest to Bender Library. The sales will take place this Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 27-28th) from 11am-6pm. Stop by before heading to Target or Bed Bath and Beyond for cheaper alternatives including hangers, laundry bins, storage containers, trash cans, printers, room decorations, and more!

*The sales will take place pending weather.

Sponsor: Student Activities

Contact: Jessica Balerna, jb3540a@student.american.edu, 7813369957

Web: http://www.facebook.com/AUStudentZeroWasteClub

Rush Alpha Kappa Psi this Fall - The world's oldest & largest business professional fraternity
If you are interested in the business professional world and are looking to be a part of an organization that can help you explore yourself and achieve your goals then Alpha Kappa Psi might be the right place for you. Alpha Kappa Psi is a brotherhood of leaders, dreamers and achievers! Come learn more about this co-ed business professional fraternity during rush week:

Monday, September 12th - 3-6pm in the Quad
- Tuesday, September 13th - 6-9pm in Kogod Terrace Lounge
- Wednesday, September 14th - 6-9pm in Kogod New Student Lounge (by the KCCD)
- Thursday, September 15th - TBD

Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Psi

Contact: Danyal Sheikh, danyal.sheikh@american.edu, 2028024219

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768219436794705/

Life@AU » Diversity & Inclusion

Become an LGBTQ Peer Educator!
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is seeking applications for LGBTQ Peer Educators. Peer Educators facilitate educational programs; connect one-on-one with students; and shape CDI's on-campus activities around LGBTQ issues.

*Online applications due September 11*

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Sean Furmage, cdi@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/LGBTQ-Peer-Educators.cfm

Kitchen Table Talks
Faculty: Were you the first in your family to attend college? If so, please join a group of First Gen faculty for "Kitchen Table Talks." Organized by Celine-Marie Pascale, the First Gen group provides a confidential environment for building relationships, supporting professional success, and doing outreach to support First Gen students. If you are interested in learning more about meetings and events for AY 2016-2017 please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/06In2seGdYzNMYAg1

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Celine-Marie Pascale, pascale@american.edu, 202-885-2524

Web: https://goo.gl/forms/06In2seGdYzNMYAg1

LGBTQA Mixer - Thursday September 1, 7-9 p.m., SIS Founder's Room
Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion staff to learn more about LGBTQA resources on and off campus including local and national organizations, while meeting other LGBTQA people! The Mixer will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, in the SIS Founder's Room.

Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Matt Bruno, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651

Web: http://bit.ly/LGBTQAmixer2016

Life@AU » Health & Wellness

Free Meditation Class
We will focus on contemporary cultural translations of ancient meditation practices to develop a stable and relaxed mental focus that will enhance the quality of our daily lives. This course offers skills and training in meditation to increase mental sharpness and flexible thinking, while creating greater ease, insight, and joy.
Open to students, staff, and faculty of all levels of meditation experience. Meets Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 p.m. Rm. 230 Battelle-Tompkins beginning August 24.

Lead by Celine-Marie Pascale, who has over 20 years of meditation training.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Celine-Marie Pascale, pascale@american.edu, 202-885-2524

Web: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BynfOQuj3aE_MEZmb0Zmb0NyR1k/view

Mindful Eagles: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge
Mindful Eagles will be held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. for one hour in the Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge. No experience is necessary and all students are welcome! Join us once or join us every week; learn simple breathing practices and meditation; lower your stress; improve your overall health and wellness; meet new people; learn more about yourself; enjoy your time at college! Sessions are facilitated by AU Staff from around campus. Contact mindfuleagles@american.edu for more information.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Jennifer Knowles, jbaron@american.edu, 202-885-3321

Life@AU » Housing & Dining

One Card Office Locations & Hours
Students who need their One Card but who do NOT have a photo on file must visit the One Card Office. The main One Card Office (Anderson Hall) will be open 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. through Welcome Week. For less congestion, we urge you to visit our secondary setup in Leonard Hall. The following are our Leonard Hall hours:

Friday, August 19 - 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 - 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 - 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 28 - 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs

Contact: Crystal Goldie, cgoldie@american.edu, 202-885-3775

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/housing/move-in.cfm

Life@AU » Religious Life

Catholic Mass this Sunday
Our normal Catholic Mass schedule begins this Sunday, August 28, with the 11 a.m. Mass in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. All are welcome. Please see the Weekly Mass schedule below:

Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday Mass at 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Mass at 5 p.m.
Holy Hour Monday at 8 p.m.

Please join the Catholic Community for Mass this semester in the Kay Spiritual Life Center.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP, chaplain@aucatholic.net

Web: http://www.aucatholic.net

S'Mores with S'Methodists
August 26, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.Cap off your first week at AU by joining the AU United Methodist-Protestant Community for the tradition that we're famous for: s’mores in front of the Kay Chapel! Everyone is welcome.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Joey Heath, joeyh@american.edu, 202-885-3304

Web: http://www.aumethodists.org/welcome-weeks/

President » Cabinet Memos

Celebrate AU!
President Kerwin invites you for an afternoon of greeting new colleagues, get to know other students, and catching up with old friends. Enjoy music, food, and more! Sponsored by the Office of the President. (Rain date: August 31)

Sponsor: Office of the President

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

Web: http://www.american.edu/president/upload/Celebrate-AU-2016.pdf

Welcome Video: 14 Tips for First Years
Welcome Class of 2020! Watch the video and learn some easy tips to help you succeed at AU. Share your tips with us, #AUWelcome.

Sponsor: Office of the President

Contact: Office of the President, president@american.edu

Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqTAB9O4XY

Services » Auxiliary Services

Apple on Campus Summer Deals
Be sure to take advantage of Apple on Campus summer discount deals. From now through September 5, receive either a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones with purchase of an eligible Mac with education pricing, or a pair of Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones with purchase of an eligible iPhone or eligible iPad with education pricing - or upgrade to a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones for $100.

Sponsor: Auxiliary Services

Contact: Auxiliary Services, auxiliary@american.edu, 2028852795

Web: http://www.apple.com/edu/aueagles

Services » Parking & Commuter Resources

AU Transportation Fair for Students, Staff, and Faculty
Join Metro, AU Parking, the AU Shuttle, Capital Bike Share, and Zipcar on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Quad for the AU Transportation Fair. Students, staff, and faculty can learn about commuting options on campus and around DC and have all their questions answered from “How to I read a Metro bus schedule?” to “What’s the best way to bike to my internship?” Plus, enter to win great prizes and practice putting your bike on a Metro bus!

Sponsor: Office of Sustainability

Contact: Hannah Debelius, debelius@american.edu, 2028856262

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

Work@AU » AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

AhealthyU Fall Fitness Classes Begin Next Week | August 29th
Start the semester off strong with AhealthyU! Fall fitness classes begin August
29th. No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
Fall Session:Monday: Pilates|12:05-12:45pm|Cassell; Yoga|12:05-12:45pm|4401 Conn. Ave. Room 611; Yoga|12:05-12:45pm|3201 New Mexico Ave. Suite 350 Conf. Room Tuesday: Total Body|12:05-12:45pm|Jacobs; Zumba|5:30-6:30pm|Cassell Wednesday: Yoga|12:05-12:45pm|Cassell Thursday: Spin |12:05-12:45pm|Jacobs; Yoga|12:05-12:45pm|WCL Tenley Campus Library N100B; Cardio Strength|5:30-6:30pm|Cassell Friday: Yoga|12:05-12:45pm|Cassell

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

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

Brown Bag Wellness Workshop on September 13: Brain Health and Aging
Did you know that as we get older, we lose about 85,000 brain cells a day? Despite the natural process of aging, we have a choice in how fast our brain ages. Join AhealthyU for a workshop presented by chief psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Annibali, and psychiatrist Dr. Lantie Jorandby from the Amen Clinics. Learn how you can optimize brain function and decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related issues. This session is on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 12-1pm in MGC 200. Light lunch provided. To RSVP click the link below and follow the instructions on how to register through AsuccessfulU.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

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

Registration Open: AhealthyU Couch to 5k Program
This beginner’s running program for AU faculty and staff will take you from the couch to the finish line of a 5K in 8 weeks. Prepare to run the 5k to End HIV race in this 2 day/week training program. You’ll start with intervals of walking and jogging to increase endurance while keeping you injury-free. Training is on the AU track on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm beginning Monday, September 19th. Registration fee includes training, wicking T-shirt, and race entry fee. The deadline to register is Friday, September 16th and is limited to the first 30 people. Register today!

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

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

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

Work@AU » Human Resources

Fall Tuition Remission Deadline is Friday, September 2- Join Us at Today’s Workshop
Fall 2016 tuition remission online applications are due September 2. To learn about what’s covered, how to apply, and how taxation may affect you, attend today’s brown bag workshop that covers tuition remission for full-time faculty and staff, and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners. Today’s workshop will be held at 12pm in MGC 200. Preregistration is not required.

Sponsor: Human Resources

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

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

Events

Kogod's orientation program for new graduate students includes a 4-day intensive program for FTMBA dual-degree MBA students, 2-day weekend residency for PMBA students, 1-day program for BS/MS students, and a 2-day program for MS students.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Kogod School of Business

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Conduct Council Training

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Office of Campus Life

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On view in the Rotunda Gallery: August 19 - September 16
Caitlin Teal Price, artist

Stranger Lives, is a photographic typology of sunbathing New Yorkers on the stretch of sand between Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

The 40 life sized images on display at the Katzen Art Center were shot from above with a Mamiya RZ 6x7 Camera and Kodak Portra film between 2008 and 2015. These sharply focused …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: Art Department

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Academic Welcome: First-year undergraduate Kogod students are invited to the Academic Welcome. This program is the official welcome from faculty and staff to the Kogod academic community.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Kogod School of Business

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Kogod Kickoff: The Kogod Kickoff is a program for all first-year undergraduate Kogod students. First-year students will have the opportunity to meet his/her Peer Mentor as well as Kogod staff. Peer Mentors will lead a mini-case competition and team building activities.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Kogod School of Business

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TESOL New student and GA Student Orientation

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: TESOL

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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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Field Hockey vs. University of Richmond

Type: Athletics Competition

Host: Athletics and Recreation

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Men's Soccer vs. George Mason University in the Kuykenstrong DC College Cup 

Type: Athletics Competition

Host: Athletics and Recreation

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All-American Barbecue for students during Welcome Week

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Special Events

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Women's Volleyball vs. Georgetown University

Type: Athletics Competition

Host: Athletics and Recreation

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Must See Events

The annual A Cappella Preview Concert showcases all of the a cappella groups to the incoming class of Eagles. The goal of the concert is to exhibit each group's unique sound in the hopes that it will help interested members of the AU student body choose which group they may want to audition for! It's a fun night filled with a cappella!

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: On A Sensual Note

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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

  • 08/26/2016 - 08/28/2016: Welcome Week 
  • 08/26/2016: Last day to register for fall without a late fee 
  • 08/29/2016: Fall classes begin 
  • 08/29/2016: Late registration (with $100 fee) begins 
  • 09/01/2016: Undergraduate transfer spring 2017 semester admission application deadline for students living outside the U.S.