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BA in Communication Studies - Significant Change
The School of Communication has posted a Significant Change for the BA in Communication Studies. Please direct feedback to Dean Justin Bernstine. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through 5/1.

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Justin Bernstine, justin@american.edu

Web: https://www.american.edu/soc/communication-studies/degrees/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=4508538

COMM 723 Writing Across Media New Course Proposal
The School of Communication has posted a new course proposal for COMM-723 Writing Across Media. Please direct feedback to Dean Justin Bernstine. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through 5/5.

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Justin Bernstine, justin@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/soc/communication-studies/degrees/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=4510414

COMM-705 Media Persuasion and Democracy
The School of Communication has posted a New Course Proposal for COMM-705 Media, Persuasion and Democracy. Please direct feedback to Dean Justin Bernstine. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through 5/5

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Justin Bernstine, justin@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/soc/journalism/degrees/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=4510401

COMM-731 Media Production New Course Proposal
The School of Communication has posted a New Course Proposal for COMM-731 Media Production. Please direct feedback to Dean Justin Bernstine. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through 5/5

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Justin Bernstine, justin@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/soc/communication-studies/degrees/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=4510417

New One Credit Courses in Policy Writing & Data Visualization for Summer 2017!
Register today for the two new one-credit courses in Policy Writing and Data Visualization!
(PUAD 696.1) Policy Writing for a General Audience course will cover how to write clearly, concisely, and readably about policy and research for a broad audience of non-experts.Time/Date: Mondays, 7/10 -8/7 from 5:30–8:00 p.m.

(PUAD 696.2) Core Principles of Data Visualization course provides a well-rounded introduction to the field of data visualization and presentation design.
Times/Dates: Saturday 7/8, 9-5 p.m.; Saturday 7/15, 9-12:30 p.m.; Wednesday 7/19, 6-9:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy

Contact: Jessica Townsend, jessicat@american.edu

Web: https://www.american.edu/spa/dpap/upload/FLYER_2016summerONECREDIT.pdf

Academics » College of Arts and Sciences

CAS Proposes Major Change to BA in Elementary Education
CAS proposes a major change to the BA in Elementary Education. The proposal for this change is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYNloxVjlOQ3FTY2c

CAS Proposes Major Change to BA in Secondary Education
CAS proposes a major change to the BA in Secondary Education. The proposal for this change is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYcW9tdXcycUlUVkk

CAS Proposes Major Change to Health Promotion and Public Health
CAS proposes a major change to the course prefixes in Health Promotion and Public Health. The proposal for this change is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYQ2ZIV2ozUWoxbDA

CAS Proposes Major Change to Minor in Dance
CAS proposes a major change to the Minor in Dance. The proposal for this change is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYNjdmTFNKS0FEU2s

CAS Proposes New Course in Chemistry
CAS proposes a new course: CHEM-433. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYLWswemN4cmJzcUk

CAS Proposes New Course in Chemistry
CAS proposes a new course: CHEM-479. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYMVlma3RzT2ZVam8

CAS Proposes New Course in Chemistry
CAS proposes a new course: CHEM-424. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYMmVUYXBBc2xtcHM

CAS Proposes New Course in Chemistry
CAS proposes a new course: CHEM-436. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYUW9aSUJwSlJlMU0

CAS Proposes New Course in Chemistry
CAS proposes a new course: CHEM-468. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYQk9ROEY2cUFUSlk

CAS Proposes New Course in Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies
CAS proposes a new course: AFAM-200. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYeFp0cU5scjNLbTg

CAS Proposes New Course in Education
CAS proposes a new course: EDU-684. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYczc5cjlvTjFoOVk

CAS Proposes New Course in Education
CAS proposes a new course: EDU-498. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYS0IzWDRaN25GRDA

CAS Proposes New Course in Psychology
CAS proposes a new course: PSYC-781. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYaDczUWQ5dEVzanc

CAS Proposes New Course in Psychology
CAS proposes a new course: PSYC-780. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until May 3rd.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYSDJXNkJCQVRMRXM

Dissertation Proposal Defense by Michael D. Smith
Economics doctoral candidate Michael D. Smith will defend his dissertation proposal, "Three Essays of Food Security, Health, and Immigration" on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:30 am in Keeger 100.
The public is invited to attend.

Sponsor: Department of Economics

Contact: Ashley Noe, econ@american.edu, 2028853770

Academics » Registration

Fall 2017 SIS Grad Courses
Still looking to round out your Fall 2017 schedule? Check out the swankiest and most exciting classes SIS has on offer: https://sismaprograms.pixieset.com/fall2017courses/

Register today through EagleService in your myAU portal.

Sponsor: Comparative and Regional Studies Program

Contact: Caleb Schmotter, crs@american.edu, 2028851760

Web: https://sismaprograms.pixieset.com/fall2017courses/

Academics » Research and Grants

Smoking Motivation and Reaction Time
Daily smokers are wanted for paid participation in research studying smoking motivations. Participation requires 1-2 laboratory visits, and three hours of smoking abstinence before your first visit. Qualified participants will be paid $70.00 or 2 research credits. Participants can also earn up to $5.00 extra based on a laboratory task.


Please call (202)-885-1792 or email bphplab@gmail.com if interested.

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Behavioral Pharmacology and Health Promotion Laboratory, bphplab@gmail.com, 2028851792

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/psychology/bphp

Academics » School of International Service

Book Launch of "Intimate Interventions in Global Health"
The School of International Service invites you to the luncheon & discussion in honor of Professor Rachel Sullivan Robinson for the launch of her new book:

"Intimate Interventions in Global Health"

The discussion panel consists of:

Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

Sara M. Allinder, Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Sponsor: SIS Office of the Dean

Contact: Leila Adler, ladler@american.edu

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intimate-interventions-in-global-health-a-book-launch-discussion-tickets-33504778695

Film Screening of 'Policing Gentrification'
Wednesday, May 3rd
12 - 1 pm
School of International Service, Room #348

This film documentary explores the intersection of race, privilege, power, and police as new, primarily White residents migrate into pre-dominantly Black communities in Washington, D.C. The film traces patterns of gentrification in D.C. and presents multiple perspectives on its impact and significance for communities of color and race relations.

An informal discussion will follow the screening. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP here: https://policing_gentrification_film.eventbrite.com

Sponsor: International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program

Contact: Nicole Smith, nicoles@american.edu, 4014972641

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/policing-gentrification-a-film-by-joseph-marcus-ipcr-student-tickets-33668135299

Academics » University Library

Bender Library Extended Hours
Bender Library will begin extended hours on April 28, 2017: It will close at Midnight on 4/28 and be open 9am-Midnight 4/29, with the rest of the days being open 24 hours (Students only after 11pm) until May 9 (close at 11pm).

**GRC will only be accessible to Graduate Students starting on 4/28-5/9.

Sponsor: University Library

Contact: Dimitri Pixley, dpixley@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/library/about/hours.cfm

Take a Study Break with Final Perk: Tiki Time
It’s Tiki Time at this semester’s Final Perk—AU’s largest all-campus study break! Palm trees, tiki torches and leis await. Plus, enjoy FREE coffee, soft drinks, cookies, and other tropical giveaways.

All the fun will take place on the Quad (if it rains, we’ll be in the Mud Box) on Tuesday, May 2, 7-8:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to all students.

More info: bit.ly/2oSvvQI

Sponsor: University Library

Contact: Library Events, LibEvents@american.edu

Web: http://bit.ly/2oSvvQI

Academics » Washington College of Law

SJD Dissertation Defense - Abdulmajed Alrajhi
On Friday, May 5, 2017, the SJD Program invites the WCL Community to observe Abdulmajed Alrajhi defend his dissertation entitled, “Islamic Arbitration and Reformulating Principles Concerning Role of Arbitrators, Appointment of Women Arbitrators, and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Light of Modernity and Change of Culture in Islamic World.” RSVPs are encouraged but not required. RSVP to lawandgov@wcl.american.edu.

Sponsor: Law and Government Program

Contact: Sarah Goetz, sgoetz@wcl.american.edu, 2022744268

Communications » Call for Participants

NextGig.Chat -Washington DC's first Digital Career Fair
NextGig.Chat has launched Washington DC's first Digital Career Fair! The Digital Career Fair began March 1st with 10 companies including Ernst&Young, Plante Moran, GEICO, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Precise Target. Currently, undergraduate and graduate students, MBA candidates , and Alumni of Howard University, UMD College Park, and George Washington University are benefitting from this application. Now it's time for YOU, current American students and Alumni to join. Sign up TODAY FREE on NextGig.Chat to have real conversations with recruiters and discover your next career move.

Sponsor: Washington College of Law

Contact: Sidney Washington, sw5617a@student.american.edu

Web: http://www.NextGig.chat

Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation

FREE Finals Week Group Exercise Classes at AU Recfit May 1-9
Come de-stress with our FREE finals week schedule! Classes run from May 1-May 9 and are FREE to all AU students or RecFit members. For descriptions of our classes, check out our website.

Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

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

Web: http://www.american.edu/recfit/upload/Spring-2017-Finals-Week-Schedule.pdf

Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations

Belltower Books: GET CASH FOR YOUR BOOKS
GET CASH FOR YOUR TEXTBOOKS! Belltower Books will pay you more than 99% of any other book buyer. Our buyers can meet you on campus or anywhere to buy back your books for cash! Feel free to make an appointment online or reach out to our buyers directly via the contact provided.

Sponsor: Office of Development

Contact: Rachel, rs9471a@student.american.edu, 2069495878

Web: https://belltowerbooks.com/

Life@AU » Community Service

Apply to be a DC Reads Tutor for the Summer!
Do you want to make a difference in DC over the summer? Apply to be a DC Reads tutor!

New tutors and returning tutors are welcome. We will offer a summer training session. Pending approval by Financial Aid, you can be paid to tutor over the summer with flexible work hours.

Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: Aubri Tuero, dcreadsfws@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/volunteer/DC-Reads-Become-a-Tutor.cfm

Life@AU » Housing & Dining

One Card & Dining Programs: Summer Saturday Hours Reminder
As a reminder, the One Card & Dining Programs Office will not be open Saturdays during the summer. The final Saturday that we are open for the current academic year is May 6, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Please check our website and social media pages for any updates to our hours of operation.

Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs

Contact: One Card Office, idcards@american.edu, 202-885-3775

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/housing/onecard.cfm

Life@AU » Religious Life

Interfaith Chapel Service: Beginnings and Endings
Join the interfaith community of AU for our monthly Interfaith Chapel Service, Wednesday, May 3, at noon in the Kay Chapel. This month, as we come to the end of another year, we will reflect on beginning and endings, and on the seasons of our lives. Everyone is welcome regardless of religious background or lack thereof.

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Rev. Mark Schaefer, schaef@american.edu, 202-885-3336

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707189062911496/

Life@AU » Student Governance

Finals Relief: Free Massages For Graduate Students
Study, Recharge, and Celebrate your way through finals week. The GLC is pleased to offer graduate students on-site therapeutic 15-minute massages. Feel free to stop by our offices to take advantage of this opportunity. Our offices are located in the Graduate Research Center in the University Library. We kindly ask that you bring with you your student ID for verification purposes. Below is the schedule:
April 27 11:30am-7:30pm
May 2 11am-6:30pm
May 3 11am-7:30pm
May 4 11:30am-8pm
May 8 11am-6:30pm
May 9 11:30am-7:30pm

Sponsor: Graduate Leadership Council

Contact: Maria Beltran, mb4411a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1952696465015125/

Graduate Student Showcase 4/29
The Graduate Leadership Council’s inaugural Graduate Student Showcase will bring together the graduate student body, faculty, staff, and alumni to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of graduate students during the academic year. The Graduate Student Councils from each graduate school has selected two outstanding students from each school to present their research, project, or other piece of work at the reception.
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Butler Boardroom, 6th Floor, Butler Pavilion

Sponsor: Graduate Leadership Council

Contact: Maria Beltran, mb4411a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graduate-student-showcase-tickets-33310803510

Services » Parking & Commuter Resources

Metro UPass Celebration
Metro wants to thank American University students for making the UPass program a success! The student support of the transit pass was overwhelming, so to show their gratitude Metro will be on the Campus Quad on May 2, noon-3 p.m., with ice cream, giveaways, games, and prizes. Also, Metro staff will be present to answer any questions students may have about the program.

Sponsor: Public Safety

Contact: Carl Amritt, ca0618a@american.edu, 2028852722

Web: http://metroupass.com

Work@AU » Human Resources

Tuition Remission Workshop, Monday, May 1 - Summer Tuition Remission Deadline is Monday, May 15
Learn about education benefits available for full-time faculty and staff, and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners by attending a brown bag workshop. Discuss tuition remission: what’s covered, how to apply, deadlines, and how taxation is applied. View a demo of the Symmetry® payroll calculator to help you estimate your net pay when you are subject to taxable education benefits. Join us this Monday, May, 1 or Wednesday, May 10. All workshops will be held from 12pm-1pm in MGC 200. Register on AsuccessfulU. Summer 2017 tuition remission online applications are due Monday, May 15.

Sponsor: Human Resources

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

URGENT - Submit April Monthly Leave Reports By This Monday, May 1
Due to the close of the Fiscal Year, the Payroll Office urges that ALL April Leave Reports be submitted by Monday, May 1. This information is vital to complete accurate Fiscal Year statements on time. Employees and supervisors should coordinate to meet this deadline.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: Carol Wisniewski, 2028853514

Work@AU » Staff Appreciation

Save the Date for Staff Appreciation Week: May 22 – 26, Registration Open through May 15
Join the Office of Human Resources for Staff Appreciation Week, May 22 - 26, as we celebrate the contributions of our AU staff. Enjoy a week of fun activities including the staff volleyball tournament, staff picnic, AthankU for Your Thyme herb giveaway, and more. It's our way of saying, thanks for all you do! Review the rules and register at www.american.edu/staffappreciation for the cookie-bake off, volleyball tournament, and other select events by Monday, May 15. Visit the Staff Appreciation website or follow us on Twitter at @AUemployees, #AUappreciates for information on events and updates.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: Deadre Johnson, deadrej@american.edu, 2028852721

Web: https://cms.american.edu/staffappreciation/index.cfm

Events

Baptist and International Ministry Service led by Dr. Adrien Ngudiankama.

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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AU’s Department of Art presents the work of current first and second year MFA candidates in a two-part exhibition. The multidisciplinary Studio Art program showcases an exciting range of emerging artist’s work in painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography, and new media.
The MFA Thesis exhibition, Alternative Views, runs from April 29 – May 28, featuring the work of Zarina Z.…more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Catholic 11 AM Mass

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Qur’an Study--Join the Muslim Community and Imam Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad for a study and discussion of the Qur'an.

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Clocks and Clouds release event

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: SPA: Government

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Come join the students from AU Dance Program's technique classes in celebrating their work from this semester!
Courses include Beginning Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Beginning Jazz, Intermediate Jazz, Modern Dance I, Modern Dance II, African, Musical Theatre Styles, and Intermediate Tap.
Free & Open to the Public

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: College of Arts and Sciences

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Weekly Sunday worship sponsored by the United Methodist-Protestant Community

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Catholic 10 PM Mass

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Baccalauraeate Service for the Class of 2017

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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American University's 133rd commencement ceremonies will feature the commencement address, remarks by President Kerwin, recognition of university and student achievement awardees, and the conferral of degrees.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Office of the President

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American University's 133rd commencement ceremonies will feature the commencement address, remarks by President Kerwin, recognition of university and student achievement awardees, and the conferral of degrees.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Office of the President

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American University's 133rd commencement ceremonies will feature the commencement address, remarks by President Kerwin, recognition of university and student achievement awardees, and the conferral of degrees.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Office of the President

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American University's 133rd commencement ceremonies will feature the commencement address, remarks by President Kerwin, recognition of university and student achievement awardees, and the conferral of degrees.

Type: Advanced Scheduling

Host: Office of the President

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American University's 133rd commencement ceremonies will feature the commencement address, remarks by President Kerwin, recognition of university and student achievement awardees, and the conferral of degrees.

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Host: Office of the President

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Important Dates

  • 05/01/2017: Spring classes end 
  • 05/01/2017: Payment due for summer sessions 2017 
  • 05/02/2017: Spring study day 
  • 05/03/2017 - 05/06/2017: Spring final examinations, grades are due 72 hours following the exam