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2017 Student Leadership Awards

On April 12, The Spring Semester Student Leadership Award Ceremony was held at the School of International Service. Photos by Photo Coordinator Nickolaus Mack. 

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KPU and CAS Present: Common

On April 5, the Kennedy Political Union welcomed Common to American University. The Grammy-nominated Musician and actor Common works to educate America's youth through music and literature. The event was co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, WVAU, AU Alumni Association, Office of Campus Life, 94Forever, Second District records, the AU Black Student Alliance, and AU Men of Empowerment and Excellence (ME2). Photos by Director Anna Moneymaker and Photo Coordinator Keira Waites.

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NLG Inaugural Gala

American University's No Lost Generation Gala benefitted the "Adopt-A-Future" refugee education campaign. The night featured a keynote address from Ambassador Mark C. Storella and highlighted cultural performances and artwork, music, food, and an opportunity to engage with community partners. Photos by Marketing Manager Matt Francisco.

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KPU and SOC Present: Jake Tapper

The Kennedy Political Union and the School of Communication hosted CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper in the McKinley Building's Doyle/Forman Theater. The event was moderated by AU professor and political commentator Jane Hall. Photos by Social Media Specialist Marley Hambourger.

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She's The First Open Mic Night

She's The first hosted an Open Mic night in the Dav to support girls' education. All proceeds went directly to STF's scholars in low-income nations. Photos by Social Media Specialist Andreia Silva and Staff Photographer Mahogany Davison.

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American University EagleTHON

Students participated in EagleTHON, American University's Miracle Network Dance Marathon to benefit Children's National Health System. Participants stayed on their feet doing different activities for 12 hours to show support for patients and their families. Photos by Staff Photographer Nina Arbis.

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Personalizing the Presidency: Digital Media & the Obama White House

Former White House media staff visited the School of Communications to speak about their experience working in President Obama's administration. Amanda Lucidon, former official White House photographe. Adam Garber, former video director for the White House, and Kodiak Starr, former creative director for the White House, shared stories and answered questions during the fascinating panel. Photos taken by assistant photo coordinator Keira Waites and staff photographer Ashley Tejeda. 

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AU Founders Ball 2017

The annual Founders Ball put on by AU Student Government at the Newseum, took place this weekend. For attendees, they got to visit the museum for free and get dressed to nines. The night also consisted of honoring departing President Neil Kerwin and Vice President of Student Life Gail Hanson. Photos taken by Photo Educator Meriam Salem and Co-Director Anna Moneymaker.

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KPU Presents Senator Chris Murphy

AU Dems partnered with the Kennedy Political Union and the School of Communications to present Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, with a special screening of the documentary "Newtown." Photos by marketing manager Matt Francisco. 

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