Amherst College Announcements

Amherst College Announcements (10)

Keefe Health Center Closed Jan. 19

Wednesday, 1/14/2015, at 10:54 AM
The Keefe Health Center will be closed next Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Health Center office will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 20. UMass University Health Services is open to serve Amherst College students when the Keefe Health Center is closed. Those with medical emergencies should proceed directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Call AMherst College Police 542-2111 for medical emergencies. UMass University Health Services Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Career Center Drop-in Hours During Interterm

Wednesday, 1/14/2015, at 10:53 AM
Due to overwhelming demand, our Peer Career Advisors will be holding drop-in hours for help with resumes, cover letters, navigating Quest and more. They will be available at the following times and locations: Wednesday, Jan. 14, noon to 2 p.m., Career Center; Thursday, Jan. 15, 1 to 3 p.m., Career Center; Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m., Frost Library; Friday, Jan. 16, noon to 2 p.m., Career Center; Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Frost Library; and Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Career Center.

Apply to Work Commencement and Reunion: Deadline March 1

Tuesday, 1/13/2015, at 9:20 AM
It's that time of year again! March 1 is the application deadline for students who wish to work at Commencement and Reunion (May 17 to May 31). Learn more and apply online at the link below. Contact Kristen Ford at with questions. More information...

Pathways Mentoring Spring Term Now Open!

Tuesday, 1/13/2015, at 8:41 AM
Open enrollment has begun for the spring term of Pathways, the Amherst alumni-student mentoring program! View mentor profiles and request a mentor before February 13. Pathways enables you to connect with alumni mentors who can provide one-on-one guidance tailored to your goals. All class years are invited to participate in the program. Visit the Pathways website to learn more and to register and request a mentor today! Questions? E-mail Come learn more about Pathways from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28 in the Valentine Hall entrance - free treats and raffles! More information...

Space Available in Writing Center Workshops

Monday, 1/12/2015, at 1:28 PM
Register today for one of the three Writing Center mini-courses in which space remains. You are welcome to attend any and all of the following: "Academic Writing 101," "Writing a Word Portrait" and Developing a Mindset for Academic Success. More information...

Get Your Flu Vaccine!

Wednesday, 1/7/2015, at 5:05 PM
Flu vaccinations are available to Amherst College students at Keefe Health Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 413-542-2267.

Latest 'Well Mixed' Blog Post: Photographs in 'Step by Step' by Stephen Petegorsky '75

Wednesday, 1/7/2015, at 10:26 AM
"Photography means many things to me. It's what I do for myself as an artist, and it's also what I do to make a living. Even so, I didn't expect my life to change as a result of one photographic endeavor..." More information...

Working on Wellness: Drop-In Group for Staff and Faculty to Improve Wellness

Tuesday, 1/6/2015, at 5:42 PM
Working on Wellness (WOW) is an informal peer group for staff and faculty who are interested in improving well-being and trying out a variety of wellness practices. WOW has drop-in meetings open to all Amherst faculty and staff on the third Thursday of every month in one of the Val terrace rooms. At each meeting, the group selects a wellness practice to focus on in the upcoming month and discusses the previous month's practice. To join the listserv, email Jessica Gifford, mental health educator, at More information...

Take the Wellness Challenge, Feb. 2 to March 2!

Tuesday, 1/6/2015, at 5:39 PM
Do you want to boost your well-being, have fun and earn a $10 gift certificate? Sign up for the Wellness Challenge to be held Feb. 2 to March 2! Last year 55 students, staff and faculty completed the Challenge and showed significant improvement on several measures of well-being. Participants select weekly activities to practice on their own from a menu based on the weekly themes: physical wellness, emotional wellness, spiritual wellness and social wellness. Activities span a broad range, so you can choose practices that are interesting and enjoyable to you. Time commitment is approximately one hour per week. To accept the Challenge, contact Jessica Gifford, mental health educator, at or 413-542-5637

Grant Support for Humanities and Social Sciences Senior Projects: Application Deadline Feb. 6

Tuesday, 1/6/2015, at 5:37 PM
The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may apply, but first priority is reserved for English majors and others working in literary studies, creative writing, theater and dance, or film. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses or production projects. Awards exceeding $1,200 will be made only in the most extraordinary cases. The deadline for spring applications is Feb. 6. More information...