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Steps' show 'capitol'

The political satire troupe Capitol Steps poked fun at officials and candidates from all parts of the political spectrum Sunday at the kick-off event of the Kennedy Political Union's 40th anniversary lecture series. The Capitol Steps performed in the Woods-Brown Amphitheatre in front of an audience comprised of students, faculty and alumni.

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Tickets can now be sold via new Facebook app

A company that helps event planners sell tickets online launched Nov. 5 a Facebook application called "Ticketing" that would allow AU clubs and organizations to sell tickets to events posted on Facebook. TicketLeap, the company that created the application, was interested in making the application after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened his social networking site to external developers last June, according to Carolyn Daniel, TicketLeap's corporate manager.

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AUCC caucus reps elected

Club leaders elected this academic year's AU Club Council caucus representatives Friday evening. Some of the responsibilities of the caucus representatives are to attend AUCC meetings and allocate funds to student clubs by voting on club budget proposals, according to Kristen Lyon, AUCC chair and a junior in the School of International Service.

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Off-campus housing hunt eased by new Web service

This year, AU students can use the university's off-campus housing Web service to search for alternative housing. Housing and Dining Programs launched the service Web site June 15 and contracted with student housing company Off Campus Partners Inc. to administer the Web site, according to Chris Moody, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs.

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SMU petition criticizes Bush library

An online petition has added fuel to the debate between members of Southern Methodist University's faculty, staff and administration over whether SMU should build the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on its campus. Some students at AU are not sure if the Bush library would be welcome on AU's campus but believe there would be benefits of hosting the library.

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SOC creates ambassador program to represent school

The School of Communication has begun recruitment for its SOC Student Ambassador Program. These students will "serve as the representative voice for all SOC students," said Jonnel Clothier, the director of graduate and undergraduate advising in SOC and overseer of the program.

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Gymnastics team hosts fundraiser

The AU Gymnastics Team hosted its Kid's Night Out fundraiser Saturday to help raise money for its trip to nationals next month. Participating children watched movies, played basketball and soccer and ate pizza and soda, according to Julie Wojtulewicz, a sophomore in the School of International Service and Gymnastics Team treasurer.

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Firm contracted to redesign site

Strategic design organization firm HUGE will help AU research and gather recommendations on how to revamp www.american.edu, a process some students favor. HUGE is currently assisting AU in the first phase of the Web appearance revamp process, the "discovery, research, and analysis phase.

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Career Center plans events, Fair to aid student job search

AU students attending the 2007 Spring Job and Internship Fair in Bender Arena today from 1 to 4 p.m. will benefit from lead-in events that are part of the first-ever theme-based week leading up to the fair. The week's theme is "Your Future, What Are You Waiting For?," according to Christine Lam, the Career Center's assistant director of communications and marketing.

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