SEPGA Newsletter Archive

October 28, 2016

Happy Halloween! Registration is next week. Please make sure to get yourself set-up in Eagleservice. If you don’t know how, please let me know and we can go through it together.

Without further ado, here are your updates for the week:


SEND YOUR BIO AND HEADSHOT!
November 4, 2016


Please send in your one paragraph bio and headshot to epga@american.edufor our website!


SPRING 2017 GRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM

UNA-NCA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Graduate Fellows Program. This fellowship provides an opportunity for Washington area graduate students interested in international affairs, development, trade, finance, and related disciplines to explore the role of the United Nations within the context of modern global affairs and other international organizations.

The fellowship consists of a ten session seminar series focusing on pertinent issues facing the UN, membership in the UNA-NCA Young Professionals Program, a mentorship with a senior Washington DC- based professional, and a guest contributor role for the UNA-NCA blog. The program offers the opportunity to develop strong professional and academic skills, as well as to connect with prominent experts and officials in the international field.

Applicants must be enrolled graduate students in the participating semester. Applications must be submitted with a one-page essay discussing the applicant’s five year career plan, an unofficial graduate transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a resume.

Applications are due at 5pm on Monday, October 31st.

To learn more about the Fellows Program and application requirements, visit our website here.


 

SETs: Student Evaluations of Teaching

Before you enroll in a class, you may want to check the Student Evaluations of Teaching! These evaluations, collected for each class taught at American University, is organized by faculty and by course. To access:

1) Visit myau.american.edu and login
2) Click on the “Academics” Tab at the top (not on the drop-downs)
3) Under “Personalized Links,” scroll down to “Reports – Student Evaluation of Teaching: Fall 2006-Spring 2016”
4) To look up faculty SETs, go to: “Individual Course Sections by Faculty Across Terms (2006F to Present)”


If you have any issues, please let me know!


 

EPGA Community Reception 
November 4th from 6pm-8pm in SIS 235
Please RSVP!


 

JIS SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN 

Brush off last May’s term paper. Tweak your midterm from Spring. Clean-up those citations on your first paper of the semester. Submissions are open for the Journal of International Service.

The Journal of International Service is accepting papers from graduate students in SIS. Submitting to JIS builds your resume, improves your writing skills, and expands your professional portfolio. For more information, visit our website at www.american.edu/sis/jis.


October 20, 2016

Texts and Traditions VI: Views of the other in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Wed. Oct 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Hughes Formal Lounge

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Program, Arab World Studies Program and Kay Spiritual Life Center present: Texts and Traditions VI: Views of the other in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The event will feature an interfaith panel discussion with

  • Rabbi Leila Berner
  • Rev. Mark Schaefer
  • Dr. Martyn Oliver

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services. For accommodations, contact
asac@american.edu. For more information about the event, emailphilrel@american.edu.


SPRING 2017 GRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM

UNA-NCA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Graduate Fellows Program. This fellowship provides an opportunity for Washington area graduate students interested in international affairs, development, trade, finance, and related disciplines to explore the role of the United Nations within the context of modern global affairs and other international organizations.

The fellowship consists of a ten session seminar series focusing on pertinent issues facing the UN, membership in the UNA-NCA Young Professionals Program, a mentorship with a senior Washington DC- based professional, and a guest contributor role for the UNA-NCA blog. The program offers the opportunity to develop strong professional and academic skills, as well as to connect with prominent experts and officials in the international field.

Applicants must be enrolled graduate students in the participating semester. Applications must be submitted with a one-page essay discussing the applicant’s five year career plan, an unofficial graduate transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a resume.

Applications are due at 5pm on Monday, October 31st.

To learn more about the Fellows Program and application requirements, visit our website here.


SETs: Student Evaluations of Teaching

Before you enroll in a class, you may want to check the Student Evaluations of Teaching! These evaluations, collected for each class taught at American University, is organized by faculty and by course. To access:

1) Visit myau.american.edu and login
2) Click on the “Academics” Tab at the top (not on the drop-downs)
3) Under “Personalized Links,” scroll down to “Reports – Student Evaluation of Teaching: Fall 2006-Spring 2016”
4) To look up faculty SETs, go to: “Individual Course Sections by Faculty Across Terms (2006F to Present)”


If you have any issues, please let me know!


EPGA Community Reception 
November 4th from 6pm-8pm in SIS 235


JIS SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN 

Brush off last May’s term paper. Tweak your midterm from Spring. Clean-up those citations on your first paper of the semester. Submissions are open for the Journal of International Service.

The Journal of International Service is accepting papers from graduate students in SIS. Submitting to JIS builds your resume, improves your writing skills, and expands your professional portfolio. For more information, visit our website at www.american.edu/sis/jis


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October 14, 2016

Dear EPGA students,

We’ve officially entered cold and flu season! Please take extra care to guard your health: drink lots of fluids, bring a jacket and bundle up when it gets chilly, and wash your hands often. Also remember to take time to rest and relax. Grad school can be stressful, but make sure you take care of yourself first!


Here are your updates for the week:

Midterms are nearly upon us, and the Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (SEPGA) is gearing up to help everyone make the most of the semester. Check out some of what’s happening:

1.) Path to Graduation: With Spring registration opening in November, SEPGA is hosting a Path to Graduation event for all EPGA students. Faculty from both the School of International Service and the College of Arts and Sciences will be on hand to offer their tips and strategies for successfully completing the EPGA course load, as well as answering any questions about registration, electives, internships, capstones, and more.

The event will be held October 25th at 1PM in the Battelle Atrium. (For all you SISers, Battelle is the CAS building between MGC and Kogod).

Since it will be happening right around lunchtime SEPGA will provide plenty of snacks, so stick around afterwards and chat with your fellow EPGA students and meet people from both the CAS and SIS side of the program!

2.) Call for Submission: SEPGA’s mission for the year is to expand the voice of EPGA students on campus and online, so we are putting out a call for submission for articles, blog posts, and photos for our website:https://sepgaamericanuniversity.wordpress.com/. Send us articles you’ve written, or articles penned by your favorite writer that you’d like to share; send us the story of your most incredible Peace Corp moment, or that picture you took while protesting overseas or right here at home. It goes without saying, but please keep submissions focused on peace and nonviolent advocacy!

Who knows who you’ll inspire?

3). Follow Us!: Stay social with SEPGA on Twitter and Instagram. Find us at @sepga_au and SEPGA-Americanuniversity and stay current with all the latest EPGA news.

– The SEPGA Team


 

Talk and Seminar with McDowell Fellow Dr. Carmela Epright
October 17th, 1:30pm and 4:00pm

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is please to welcome Dr. Carmela Epright as the Inaugural McDowell Fellow. Dr. Epright will be giving a public lecture on Monday, October 17th at 1:30 pm titled “We Have to do Something About Mental Illness…but it won’t stop mass shootings” which we hope you will all attend. The lecture will take place in Butler Board Room.

At 4 pm, there is a graduate seminar with Dr. Epright, for which we ask that you RSVP. The seminar does include a reading which is attached to this email titled, “The Execution of Persons Incapable of Conforming Their Behavior to the Law: Legal and Ethical Considerations.”

If you would like to attend the 4pm graduate seminar please RSVP tophilrel@american.edu. The seminar will take place in the Philosophy Lounge and there will be coffee and snacks.

Details:

  • 1:30pm Public Lecture: “We Have to do Something About Mental Illness…but it won’t stop mass shootings”
  • 4:00pm Graduate Seminar RSVP and reading

For more info on the event go to: http://www.american.edu/cas/philrel/news/mcdowell.cfm


 

Texts and Traditions VI: Views of the other in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Wed. Oct 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Hughes Formal Lounge

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Program, Arab World Studies Program and Kay Spiritual Life Center present: Texts and Traditions VI: Views of the other in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The event will feature an interfaith panel discussion with

  • Rabbi Leila Berner
  • Rev. Mark Schaefer
  • Dr. Martyn Oliver

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services. For accommodations, contact
asac@american.edu. For more information about the event, emailphilrel@american.edu.


GRADUATE STUDENTS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
October 17, 2016
5:00-6:00 PM
Library Room 115

Presented by The Wellness Center and OASIS (Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence), this hour-long presentation will cover how to maintain your health holistically and with balance as a graduate student and our services and resources available to you. The workshop will also cover our advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking; advocacy from OASIS is survivor-driven and intended to empower survivors to make informed decisions about their health, emotional well-being, and the adjudication process. Please join us for this informative and interactive presentation!

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


SPRING 2017 GRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM
UNA-NCA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Graduate Fellows Program. This fellowship provides an opportunity for Washington area graduate students interested in international affairs, development, trade, finance, and related disciplines to explore the role of the United Nations within the context of modern global affairs and other international organizations.The fellowship consists of a ten session seminar series focusing on pertinent issues facing the UN, membership in the UNA-NCA Young Professionals Program, a mentorship with a senior Washington DC- based professional, and a guest contributor role for the UNA-NCA blog. The program offers the opportunity to develop strong professional and academic skills, as well as to connect with prominent experts and officials in the international field.Applicants must be enrolled graduate students in the participating semester. Applications must be submitted with a one-page essay discussing the applicant’s five year career plan, an unofficial graduate transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a resume.

Applications are due at 5pm on Monday, October 31st.

To learn more about the Fellows Program and application requirements, visit our website here.


JIS SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN 

Brush off last May’s term paper. Tweak your midterm from Spring. Clean-up those citations on your first paper of the semester. Submissions are open for the Journal of International Service.

The Journal of International Service is accepting papers from graduate students in SIS. Submitting to JIS builds your resume, improves your writing skills, and expands your professional portfolio. For more information, visit our website at www.american.edu/sis/jis.


 

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