Event Calendar

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Last-Day-of-Classes Study Break

Holed up in Keefe studying? We've got snacks and coloring books to see you through. Bonne chance!

French Table

French Table will meet from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11 on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. French speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Cover Letter Workshop

Attend this 60-minute workshop to learn the art of writing a strong cover letter.

Cover Letter Workshop

Attend this 60-minute workshop to learn the art of writing a strong cover letter.

Terras Irradient Winter Concert

Merrill Science Center, Lecture Room 1

Come and celebrate the winter holidays with the Terras Irradient (TI) a cappella group in their Winter Concert. It will be two hours of great music, with a couple of your favorite Christmas carols and great fun! Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Mead Art Museum Film Screening at Amherst Cinema

In conjunction with the Mead's current exhibition "This Just In! Additions to the Collection from Pompeii to Today," Amherst Cinema will present Roberto Rossellini’s "Journey to Italy" (1954). Elizabeth Barker, Mead director, and Barbara Kellum, professor of art at Smith College, will introduce the film and lead a brief Q&A immediately following. Tickets can be purchased at Amherst Cinema.

French Film Screening: "Persepolis"

Newport House, Common room

This 2007 animated film by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi is an adaptation of Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel and features the voices of Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve. This poignant film details the trials faced by a young, outspoken Iranian girl during the time of the Islamic revolution of Iran. It was the 2007 Cannes Festival Jury Prize winner.

Learn about Study-Abroad Experiences in Paris (and Eat Crepes!)

Newport House, Basement/Kitchen

Interested in studying abroad in France? Come to the Newport basement for crepes from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to talk about studying in Paris or Nice on the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France program. Hear from Helen Rice '14 and Evelyn Kramer '14, who were abroad last fall!

Newt Gingrich: "Contract with Amherst"

This is the third installment of the Amherst College Republican's Resurgence initiative.

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will be speaking regarding current events as well as the future of American politics.

Mr. Gad's Murder Mystery

Mr. Gad's welcomes all for a fun night filled with laughter, free food, and a murder mystery to be solved by the audience!

Japanese Scavenger Hunt

Come participate in an exciting scavenger hunt through Keefe Campus Center where you can test out your Japanese skills. Beginners can take this opportunity to pick up some useful Japanese phrases, and advanced speakers can read some Japanese books and poetry.

Ongoing Events

Mead Art Museum Special Exhibition

Celebrate the recent growth of Amherst College's art collection with more than 100 objects (most on view for the first time EVER at the Mead!), including an ancient Roman sea creature sarcophagus; prints by Dürer, Delacroix and Hopper; contemporary art by Will Barnet, Vik Munez and Michael Huey; and much, much more.