Event Calendar

Week of May 12, 2013

Sun, May 12, 2013

Amherst College Madrigal Singers' Annual Spring Concert

Octagon, Babbott Room (2nd Fl)

Come for an afternoon tea party with Mads in tiny hats, singing about love, tears, sighs and the little death from the Renaissance! Come listen to the knight that fights with swords and glances, the lover that seeks an end to their suffering and the Mads seniors bidding their farewell to the Fairest College. Music selection includes Josquin Desprez, Carlo Gesualdo, Claudio Monteverdi and more. Admission is free.

Catholic Liturgy

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Join the Catholic community in the celebration of the Mass. All are welcome. Missalettes and guides are provided. The Rev. Dan Pacholek is our celebrant for this last 5 p.m. Sunday Mass of the academic year.

Study Break at the Mead

Students are invited to visit the Mead during Reading Period and Finals Week for a late-night snack and a new place to study. Enjoy a rotating menu of donuts and cookies, and spread out at tables specifically set up for studying located in the museum's galleries and study room. Join us anytime May 9-17 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (except Monday, May 13, when the museum is closed).

Mon, May 13, 2013

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.

The Option Book Drop

The Option Bookstore will be hosting a book drop in Keefe from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday of Finals Week. Stop by and make some money on your used textbooks!

Tue, May 14, 2013

The Option Book Drop

The Option Bookstore will be hosting a book drop in Keefe from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday of Finals Week. Stop by and make some money on your used textbooks!

Study Break at the Mead

Students are invited to visit the Mead during Reading Period and Finals Week for a late-night snack and a new place to study. Enjoy a rotating menu of donuts and cookies, and spread out at tables specifically set up for studying located in the museum's galleries and study room. Join us anytime May 9-17 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (except Monday, May 13, when the museum is closed).

Wed, May 15, 2013

The Option Book Drop

The Option Bookstore will be hosting a book drop in Keefe from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday of Finals Week. Stop by and make some money on your used textbooks!

Study Break at the Mead

Students are invited to visit the Mead during Reading Period and Finals Week for a late-night snack and a new place to study. Enjoy a rotating menu of donuts and cookies, and spread out at tables specifically set up for studying located in the museum's galleries and study room. Join us anytime May 9-17 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (except Monday, May 13, when the museum is closed).

Thu, May 16, 2013

The Option Book Drop

The Option Bookstore will be hosting a book drop in Keefe from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday of Finals Week. Stop by and make some money on your used textbooks!

Study Break at the Mead

Students are invited to visit the Mead during Reading Period and Finals Week for a late-night snack and a new place to study. Enjoy a rotating menu of donuts and cookies, and spread out at tables specifically set up for studying located in the museum's galleries and study room. Join us anytime May 9-17 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (except Monday, May 13, when the museum is closed).

Fri, May 17, 2013

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.

The Option Book Drop

The Option Bookstore will be hosting a book drop in Keefe from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday of Finals Week. Stop by and make some money on your used textbooks!

Study Break at the Mead

Students are invited to visit the Mead during Reading Period and Finals Week for a late-night snack and a new place to study. Enjoy a rotating menu of donuts and cookies, and spread out at tables specifically set up for studying located in the museum's galleries and study room. Join us anytime May 9-17 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (except Monday, May 13, when the museum is closed).

Sat, May 18, 2013

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome.

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.

Study Hours at the Cad

Cadigan Center

Papers and exams coming up? Tired of studying in the same old spaces? Need a late-night study area?

Come to the Cadigan Center for quiet and coffee! We'll even have baked goods available. Bring your friends!

Study hours are from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, and from 9 a.m. Monday, May 13, through 4 a.m. Friday, May 17. Please note that the Cadigan Center will NOT be open between the hours of 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. All rooms are available for quiet or small-group studying.