Event Calendar

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fri, Apr 19, 2013

French Table

French Table will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Fridays on the Mezzanine in Val. French speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Spanish Table

Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine Gallery

Spanish Table will meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays, beginning Jan. 25. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Japanese Language Table

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room A

The Japanese Language Table will meet this semester on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m.(for first-year language students), Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. starting on Friday, Feb. 1. Meetings will take place downstairs in Valentine in Terrace Room A on Mondays and Fridays, and in the South Conference Room on Wednesdays.

Russian Table

Join us on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of Valentine for lunch and Russian conversation with faculty and friends.

Lunch on Book & Plow Farm

Meet in front of the Keefe Campus center at 1 p.m. to take Grab-n-Go lunch to Tuttle Hill and have a picnic on the farm with the farmers at Book & Plow. Those interested in sustainability, local agriculture and the freshest veggies at Val are encouraged to attend! In case of rain, the farm table will once again meet in the very front room of Valentine Dining Hall.

Steps to Study Abroad

Learn the basics for planning to study abroad. This session (offered every Friday afternoon) is required for new study-abroad applicants prior to meeting with Dean Behrens to plan your program.

CSA Dumpling Night

Come make and enjoy some dumplings!

What Shall We Do about Lord Jeffery Amherst/Lord Jeff?

Join us for a deliberative discussion of our treasured “Rouse Song” and cherished mascot, “Lord Jeff."

Music at Amherst Chamber Series: Tetzlaff Ensemble

The 2012-2013 Music at Amherst Chamber Series concludes with The Tetzlaff Ensemble’s performance of works by Widmann, Mozart and Messiaen on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance requires tickets and seating is assigned. Tickets may be reserved beginning April 8 by visiting http://amherst.universitytickets.com or calling 413/542-2195.

DASAC Spring Show

Come see some of the most talented dancers at the 'herst in our final (and biggest ever!) dance show this year.

The DASAC (Dance and Step at Amherst College) performances are in the Friedmann Room on:

Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, at 8 p.m.

Get ready for... daSAC LUNCH.

Ongoing Events

Campus Challenge Fill-A-Truck Food & Educational Supply Drive

Form a friendly competition among teams, join a "tabling" group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept nonperishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include Barrett Hall, the Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science Center, Pontypool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Be counted! Register your donation to Campus Challenge-sponsored drives or to ANY organization addressing poverty and/or educational opportunity. Complete a participation form online at http://www.amherst.edu/go/campuschallenge. The form may be submitted anonymously. Bonus: every participation form is entered into a drawing for $200 to be made at the end of April. Even though our major drives this year were scheduled for spring, we made significant progress in the fall. We can reach our goals for the year. The Campus Challenge Committee invites you to join them in making positive expressions of ways that Amherst staff, faculty and students relate with neighbors.

New Exhibits at Beyond Words Gallery

Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

Come to the second floor of Frost Library to view the student exhibits on display at Beyond Words Gallery!

Anzia Rae Mayer '13 presents two styles of ancient Chinese calligraphy dating as far back as 1000 BC and as recently as 200 BC, including China's first standardized written script. Eirene Wang '13 exhibits the best strips from The Amherst Student's only syndicated strip, "The Hamster Student," as well as other pieces from her first comic book compilation. And Sebastian Herrera '14 portrays absurd or fantastic situations in 35mm color film.

Interested in displaying your student work next year? Contact Amy Johnson at ahjohnson@amherst.edu.

Healthy Relationships Week

The Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect invite you to Healthy Relationships Week, a series of events that will take place each evening between Monday, April 15 and Thursday, April 18 (Please see daily listings in the College calendar). We encourage members of the community to reflect on our theme: Caring for ourselves, caring for each other. How do we form healthy relationships? What kinds of relationships make up a caring, supportive and healthy community? What can we do to interrupt sexual disrespect and challenge rape culture? We will explore these and other questions in a workshop with Professor Sanderson, a dinner discussion with a faculty/staff panel, a movie night and a speed friending event. Join us!