AUNTHISWEEK is the weekly electronic newsletter of the American University of Nigeria. It is published every Monday and contains event notices, news about and for the AUN Community, etc.


Students Urged To Dream Big, Think Change

New students have been urged to come up with problem-solving ideas that will help to address some of the challenges facing the continent. The charge came in a paper entitled "The American University of Nigeria, A World Class University Focused on Excellence, Integrity, and Service" by President Ensign.

Spring 2014 Orientation Kicks Off

Spring 2014 orientation for new students and parents kicked off in earnest on January 15 with a flurry of activities for the newcomers. The first-year students, accompanied by their relatives, trooped into the Commencement Hall at 10:00am to the warm embrace of faculty and staff volunteers.

AUN Invited To Partner Nigerian Academy of Science

Scholars from the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), Abuja, seeking contact with universities, research institutes, and industry in Nigeria’s Northeast have approached AUN for partnership and involvement in the goals of the academy.

E-learning resources: AUN intensifies knowledge sharing

AUN’s next-door neighbor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Yola, has become the third tertiary institution in the Adamawa capital to benefit from its knowledge sharing in e-resource evaluation. Thirty faculty members, with their college Provost Abubakar Salihu, attended the three-day training program in e-resource use spearheaded by AUN Library Director Amed Demirhan.

Spring 2014 Recruitment For PGDM/MBA

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Graduate Admissions office announces its spring 2014 recruitment for Post-graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Both programs are for qualified applicants nationwide.

The MBA@AUN prepares graduates to enter the increasingly interrelated global business environment with a balanced mix of intellectual, theoretical, professional, and practical experience. Applicants with non-business first degrees are required to take the PGDM, which will prepare them to pursue the regular MBA. 
AUN community members who are interested in any of these programs should follow this link:, or contact Rita Agbo via 07054492275 and

Announcer:  Professor John Leonard, Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

Presidents' New Year Message

As the year 2013 ends, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all.

The work we are all doing together here at AUN--as teachers, as staff, as students and parents, as alums, as those in Security protecting us all--is so important.  It is only because all of us are contributing our various talents to the effort that this difficult and complex work can be done at all.   You are all helping to build one of the most important and innovative universities in Africa.

Next year will mark out 10th anniversary.  It is astonishing, and humbling, to reflect upon what you have accomplished already!  And in spite of the current challenges, our future is as bright as our dreams.  Everyone associated with AUN is truly a pioneer.  Everyone associated with AUN shares the credit for our triumphs.

So in that courageous pioneering spirit, let us face our tenth year with optimism, with courage, with imagination, and with pride.

A Happy New Year to everyone!

Senior Staff Leads Meal Sharing at Day of Thanks

The November 28 dinner marking the Day of Thanks at AUN was attended en masse as President Ensign and other senior staff served meals at the Commencement Hall. Thanksgiving is a North American celebration of the previous year’s harvest.

AUN Community Honors Nelson Mandela (1918-2103)

The Nelson Mandela Memorial at the American University of Nigeria on December 10 did its best to awaken fond thoughts of the late, great leader that are shared by members of the University community.


Team AUN is participating in the 2013 Nigerian Private Universities Games (NPUGA) which kick off today (December 16) at Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, in Osun State.

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