Event Calendar

August 2014

Fri, Aug 1, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Buckley Chamber Players

The Buckley Chamber Players present a program of chamber works on Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m. at Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Joel Pitchon, violist Ronald Carbone, pianist Alissa Leiser, violinist Lydia Forbes and cellist Myles Jordan perform Brahms, Kodály and Dohnány.

Sat, Aug 2, 2014

Dickinsons in Love

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.

Museum guides reveal the nature of courtship, marriage, unrequited passions, and extramarital romance in the Dickinsons’ world. The stories unfold through the words of the family members themselves. Guests are invited to read from family letters as part of the experience. At the program’s conclusion, guests will join their guides over wine and cheese to continue discussion of nineteenth-century romance.
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum. Program takes place in both the Homestead and The Evergreens. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear for walking between the houses.

Fee: $25/museum member; $30/non-member. Reservations required.
Call 413-542-2034 or e-mail edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Wilder Observatory

Look at the Heavens with Tom Whitney

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, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association.

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

Inside the Emily DIckinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

An Early Evening of Japanese Music on the Shakuhachi with Gabriel Johnson

The Shakuhachi is a Japanese Bamboo Flute and this performance by Amherst native and UMass graduate Gabriel Johnson is his first performance in America. Mr. Johnson is a two decade resident of Kyoto who teaches martial arts and is a full time teacher at Doshisha High School, part of Doshisha University which was founded by Niijima Jo, an alumni of Amherst College. The Frost Library Program Committee is presenting this event downstairs in Webster Hall by the Yūshien Garden on Wednesday, August 6 - doors open at 5PM for a 5:30 performance. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public (please follow signs at Webster Hall to the performance space.)

Designing Posters with Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is a popular tool to lay out print posters and build computer presentations. You can easily include text, photos, and illustrations from other programs and add special effects such as shadows and feathering. The class will focus on producing a poster on IT's large-format printer, a common presentation format at conferences, including the Summer Research Poster Presentations in September. The class will also discuss best practices for making posters with tips from the Writing Center.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery tour

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Fri, Aug 8, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Dickinsons in Love

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.

Museum guides reveal the nature of courtship, marriage, unrequited passions, and extramarital romance in the Dickinsons’ world. The stories unfold through the words of the family members themselves. Guests are invited to read from family letters as part of the experience. At the program’s conclusion, guests will join their guides over wine and cheese to continue discussion of nineteenth-century romance.
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum. Program takes place in both the Homestead and The Evergreens. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear for walking between the houses.

Fee: $25/museum member; $30/non-member. Reservations required.
Call 413-542-2034 or e-mail edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Wilder Observatory

Look at the Heavens with Tom Whitney

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, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

IT Instruction

Intro to Working with the Amherst Website Content Management System

Frost Library, Barker Room

This class is for those new to using the Amherst website Content Management System (CMS) who have responsibilities to edit, create or maintain web pages. If you are new to using the CMS, you must complete this class first before you can take the Advanced or Webforms courses. You will have hands-on time to learn the basics of working with the CMS.

Please go to https://www.amherst.edu/mm/76278 to register.

Inside the Emily DIckinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Global Solidarity Day

Frost Library, Front of library

Join Amherst College and our surrounding communities for an afternoon of books, music and conscientious fun! For five hours, let us put aside any differences we may have and band together to generate some much needed positive energy and funding for international relief efforts that work to support those most in need of humanitarian assistance. Currently in-the-works is a book sale as well as live music and dance provided by current and former residents of the five college area. This event hopes to serve as a reminder that in times of darkness, we must each find the courage to shine brighter, burn stronger and illuminate farther—together, we can absolutely make a difference!

IT Instruction

Event Calendars for the Amherst Website Content Management System

Frost Library, Barker Room

This class is for those who need to create, edit or maintain event calendars using the Amherst website Content Management System (CMS). Also covered will be using the College Events Calendar. You must have completed the Intro to the CMS class first or have experience working with the Amherst CMS before you can take this course. You will have hands-on time to practice creating and editing event calendars.

Please email Bob Ryan (rmryan@amherst.edu)to enroll in the workshop.

It's Cool at the Mead gallery tour

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Sat, Aug 16, 2014

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day at the Mead Art Museum

The third Saturday of every month is Family Fun Day at the Mead! Join the Mead’s educators for drop-in craft activities between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and a gallery talk at 1:00 p.m. intended for ages 5+ that includes a picture-book reading related to artworks on view.

Family Fun Days are FREE and open to the public.

Wilder Observatory

Look at the Heavens with Tom Whitney

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, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association.

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

IT Instruction

Introduction to Moodle for Faculty and Staff

Introduction to basic Moodle features. Designed primarily for faculty members with little or no experience with Moodle.

Inside the Emily DIckinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Creating and Maintaining Webforms for the Amherst Website Content Management System

Frost Library, Barker Room

This class is for those who need to create, edit or maintain webforms using the Amherst website Content Management System (CMS). Also covered will be using webforms for course evaluations for ADCs. You must have completed the Intro to the CMS class first or have experience working with the Amherst CMS before you can take this course. You will have hands-on time to practice creating and editing webforms.

Please go to the following link to register for the workshop: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/76279

It's Cool at the Mead gallery tour

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Free Fun Fridays at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Admission to the Emily Dickinson Museum is free on Friday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. Find out more at www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/events or http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html.

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Wilder Observatory

Look at the Heavens with Tom Whitney

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, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association.

Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Orientation 2014

Designed for first-year and transfer students, the Orientation Program supports the exploration of a range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available at Amherst. Visit the Orientation website for specifics and a daily calendar of events.

Mead Orientation Tour

Take a tour of the Mead and discover art across centuries and continents, from ancient Assyrian reliefs to 19th-century West African ritual objects to contemporary American art and more.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Mead Orientation Tour

Take a tour of the Mead and discover art across centuries and continents, from ancient Assyrian reliefs to 19th-century West African ritual objects to contemporary American art and more.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Russian Culture Center

Orientation Lunch Reception - Russian Department

Please join us for a lunch to welcome new students interested in Russian and their families. Faculty members will be there to meet you and answer your questions about our program, and you'll enjoy the beauty of our Russian Culture Center and Art Gallery. We hope to see you there!

Mead Orientation Tour

Take a tour of the Mead and discover art across centuries and continents, from ancient Assyrian reliefs to 19th-century West African ritual objects to contemporary American art and more.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Schubert Sound Installation at the Mead

Schubert Sound Installation
August 26–September 28, 2014

In conjunction with the Amherst Schubert Project, the Mead presents a “Schubert Sound Installation” in the wood-paneled Rotherwas Room.

Five speakers, positioned on stands in a large oval configuration, each play one of the five parts of Schubert's Cello Quintet (1828), previously recorded by the Brentano Quartet and Michael Kannen, director of chamber music at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. As listeners move from one speaker to the next, the building blocks of Schubert’s composition can be heard individually, in various combinations or all together.

IT Instruction

Introduction to Moodle for Faculty and Staff

Introduction to basic Moodle features. Designed primarily for faculty members with little or no experience with Moodle.

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Inside the Emily DIckinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Choral Jazz Collaboration: Singers and Saxophones

Music Department Showcase

Meet the Music Department! Performances by students and faculty of the Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst College Orchestra. Free and open to the public.

Wilder Observatory

Look at the Heavens with Tom Whitney

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, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association.

Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Warren J. Savage is a dynamic preacher of the Word of God.

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Rev. Warren J. Savage is the celebrant for this liturgy. Misalettes are provided. All are welcome! Come to the Chapel located in the center of Chapin Hall. (We will resume our usual 5 pm. Mass time beginning Sunday, Spetember 7.)

pizza

Music Department Welcome

Join us for Antonio's Pizza at the Music Department's Informational Meeting. Meet the people who make possible the Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music, non-Western ensembles, courses, and private lessons. Even if you have never played or sung before, discover how to participate in the college's long tradition of music making, and become a part of our large and diverse community of musicians. Learn, also, how to enjoy the facilities, including practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, and lockers.