In focus


Sulaimani, Iraq – April 17, 2014 –The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) plans to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare with a festival that will bring a host of Shakespearian events to campus, including musical acts, an elocution contest, scholarly presentations, and a theatrical performance.
Sulaimani, Iraq – April 10, 2014 – AUIS will hold its annual Initiative Week on April 13-16, a series of exciting events that provide AUIS students with opportunities to explore prospects for their future. This year’s Initiative Week features an international graduate school fair, a career fair, and several panels and workshops related to career success.
Sulaimani, Iraq – April 6, 2014 – AUIS awarded Benjamin Boyce, Rachel Ramey, and Bilal Wahab teaching excellence awards during a special ceremony on campus. The awards recognize quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning, as well as  encouraging recipients to continue their efforts in bringing about systemic changes in teaching and learning.

AUIS Blogs

How I Wrote the AUIS School Song

By Tablo Adnan Karim - To write a piece worthy of our great University was not an easy task. As I began to think about the lyrics, I thought about my...

Me, AUIS, and Beyond.

By Peshawa Ahmad Mahmoud - One year ago I was a senior at AUIS getting ready for my finals, finishing my research paper on the status of...

The Arranged: We did it!

By Mahdi Murad - It was December 20th when I published an article on the AUIS website promising to bring The Arranged to the stage. At that time, I...

Significant Changes over Five Years

By Khadija Alaa Makki - I still remember the one question I was able to answer from the ten minute interview I had with Adam Hubley, the Manager of...

AUIS Spotlight

Marie LaBrosse, a poet, translator, and member of the Department of English, came to AUIS in 2011. “When I was contemplating whether I should take the job, someone told me that the streets in Sulaimani were named after poets. That made up my mind. I had to come here,” she said. 
Dr. Frederick Monsma, Associate Professor in AUIS’ Social Science Department, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. After getting his undergraduate degree at St. John's College, he went on to get his PhD in Philosophy at Boston College.
Dr. Zak Sitter joined AUIS in the fall of 2012 to teach in the Department of English.  He received both his Ph.D. and M.A. from Brown University in English and completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University in Literature.
Student of The Month
The APP student of this month is Mohammed Sabir for his grades, attitude, and perfect attendance and participation records.Mohammed Sabir, the APP student of April, was placed in level three right away, learning his English only from TV. “Mohammed has displayed academic excellence this semester with devotion and good humor,” said a teacher of his.  “He is a great example of how a student can be fun and engaging while still taking his education seriously.”