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2014 Important Dates (Mark your calendars!) February 2 - March 29 RecycleMania Competition

Dear Campus Residents, Are you excited for Spring Break? The time between the start of January classes and Spring Break’s arrival is a long stretch, so I am excited that will have the opportunity to regroup and recharge very soon.

As promised, this monthly email update hopes to keep you well February 22 Founder’s Day Ball Location and time connected to what’s happening in Housing & Dining Programs. TBD If you have any questions about what is written in this message, please contact your RA, your RD or the Main Office staff at x3370 or Sunday, February 23 Students must declare their roommate groups as a part of the Online Housing Sincerely, Application by 11:59pm February 26 The Major Games: Catching Your Academic Major Event 11am-2pm in Mary Graydon Room 4 February 26- March 5 Select a space during the online Room Selection Process February 27 - March 2 Basic Mediation Training Course Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 16 Spring Break (Halls Remain Open)

Chris Moody Assistant Vice President Housing & Dining Programs

Class of 2016: Chart Your Academic Future with AU Faculty On Tuesday, February 11, second-year students will join AU faculty and academic leaders for an evening of conversation, food, and relationship-building. Professors from every department will be on hand to discuss numerous academic opportunities to strengthen your AU degree. The event will be in MGC 2-5 from 6-7:30 p.m. Students can RSVP at

Wednesday May 7 Residence Halls Close at 12noon

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HOUSING & DINING PROGRAMS AU Campus Store: Here to Save You Time and Hassle Are you tired of waiting in long lines at Metro Stations to load money onto your SmarTrip card? You can avoid the trouble by purchasing a SmarTrip card at the AU Campus Store! Customers will be able to purchase a card for $10.00 which will include a $5.00 value on the card upon purchase. If you already have a SmarTrip card, stop by the Campus Store to add more value or load a 7 day bus pass onto your card.

Now Hiring: Summer 2014 Campus Hosts Interested in living for FREE in DC this summer? Housing and Dining Programs is looking for 40 awesome students to work with us this summer as Campus Hosts!

RecycleMania 2014: Bin It to Win It Help American University reclaim our 2012 RecycleMania National Grand Championship title by recycling and composting on campus! From February 2-March 29, AU will be hosting many events such as a Junk-To-Funk Competition (art competition made from recycled materials), Personal Electronic Waste Recycling Drive, Community Clean Up, and a Photography Compost-ition. For information on these events as well as tips on how to sort your waste properly to help us win the competition, click here. Also, share with us as you recycle and compost throughout the competition by tagging us #RecycleManiaAU and following @ZeroWasteAU.

What’s a Campus Host? You will live on campus from May 8th to August 12 to work with University Conference & Guest Services to assist our summer conference guests. Before you apply, interested students should attend one of our mandatory information sessions and get some more info on the position: Thursday 2/20 at 7pm, Letts Formal Lounge Friday 2/21 at 3:30pm, Anderson Conference Room Tuesday 2/25 at 1pm & 6pm, Letts Formal Lounge Thursday 2/27 at 6pm, Letts Formal lounge

Now Hiring: Summer 2014 RMCs The Residence Maintenance Crew (RMC) is a team of student staff who respond to 2Fix facilities requests concerning residence hall furniture, set-ups for events held in meeting spaces within the residence halls, and generally works Selection to improve the residential experience at Room Process Information American University. Summer RMC applications will be accepted from February 17 - March 21. For more information on the position, students can visit our website by clicking here.

Update: Residence Hall Association After a relaxing Winter Break, RHA is ready to get down to business for the Spring 2014 semester! Here is an event to keep in mind for February: February 22: RHA along with AU Student Government is hosting the Founder's Day Ball! Look out for the location release and ticket distribution times. For questions or concerns contact:



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Join Residential Education and the College of Arts & Sciences for the 4 annual “The Major Games: Catching Your Academic Major� event on Wedneday, February 26, 2014 from 11am-2pm in Mary Graydon Room 4. Members from the various Schools and Colleges will be present to speak about major options and help you make the decision on what to do with your academic future and career. Students navigating their academic future are encouraged to attend this free event.

Check out the Commuter Corner Commuter students can enjoy a special place reserved for them in Bender Library. Located in the sublevel of the library next to the Mud Box is the Commuter Corner, which provides lockers, charging stations for phones and computers, and comfortable seating. The Commuter Lounge and its lockers are open to students Monday through Friday (6am to 11pm), Saturdays (8am to 8pm), and Sundays (8am to 8:30pm).

Apply to be a CAS Peer Advisor! Interested in learning more about the Peer Advising Program and what it means to be a peer advisor? Join us for an information session. Current Peer Advisors will be available to answer questions and talk about their experiences. Applications are available now in Battelle 100 or online. Deadline to apply is March 6. Information sessions will take place on the following days: Monday, 2/10 from 12-1pm Wednesday, 2/19 from 5:30-6:30pm Friday, 2/28 from 12-1pm Location: Battelle 130 (History/Philosophy Lounge)

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The AU United Methodist Chaplaincy leads an annual servicebased spring break trip to Cherokee, NC, focusing on exploring Native American culture. It is a combination of service, community, meeting amazing people and immersing oneself in Native American culture for the week. We will have an informational session on Sunday, February 9, at 9 p.m. in the basement of Kay. You do not need to be a Methodist or even a Christian to participate. Interested? Contact Rev. Mark Schaefer at or visit our site here.

Mediation Training AU Conflict Resolution Services is accepting applications for their semesterly 20-hour mediation training, February 27- March 2. The Basic Mediation Training course is FREE to AU students interested in learning skills and/or volunteering with Conflict Resolution Services. The training will provide prospective mediators experience in mediation through instruction in the theory of conflict resolution and the policies and practices of our office. After attending training, participants are qualified to volunteer with AU Conflict Resolution Services. Applications are available online here or by emailing

February 2014 Newsletter