Event Calendar

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Spanish Placement Exam

All students taking Spanish at Amherst College for the first time, regardless of prior knowledge or experience in the language, must take the Placement Exam on one of the following dates:

Friday, September 2: Barrett 105, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 4: Chapin 204, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, September 5: Merrill Science 401, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The exam consists of two parts: a written section and an interview. You MUST complete both parts of the exam in order to be placed into and officially register for a course.

Students Only

New Faculty Social Hour

An occasion to come together and meet other new colleagues across departments. We meet on either the 2nd Thursday or Friday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m. for conversation. Most meetings will happen in the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center. We have child care services for those that need to pick up their little ones before stopping over.

Reminder emails with updated locations and dates are sent to appropriate colleagues each month.

Sun, Sep 4, 2016

Spanish Placement Exam

All students taking Spanish at Amherst College for the first time, regardless of prior knowledge or experience in the language, must take the Placement Exam on one of the following dates:

Friday, September 2: Barrett 105, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 4: Chapin 204, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, September 5: Merrill Science 401, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The exam consists of two parts: a written section and an interview. You MUST complete both parts of the exam in order to be placed into and officially register for a course.

Students Only
Antonio's Pizza

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase performance and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only

Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The performance is free and open to all.

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Spanish Placement Exam

All students taking Spanish at Amherst College for the first time, regardless of prior knowledge or experience in the language, must take the Placement Exam on one of the following dates:

Friday, September 2: Barrett 105, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 4: Chapin 204, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, September 5: Merrill Science 401, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The exam consists of two parts: a written section and an interview. You MUST complete both parts of the exam in order to be placed into and officially register for a course.

Students Only

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the ceremony that starts the new academic year.

Tue, Sep 6, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Joe Ablow: A Life's Work

Eli Marsh Gallery Retrospective Exhibition

Joseph Ablow was artist-in-residence at Amherst College for the academic year 1975–76. He came again for one-semester residencies in the spring of 1982 and in the fall of 2003.

Opening remarks and reception on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the gallery. Remarks will be given by Robert T. Sweeney, the William. R. Mead Professor of Art and the History of Art.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Korean Language Table

Korean Language Table will meet this semester every Tuesday, from 12 - 1 p.m., in Terrace Room A on the lower level of Valentine Dining Hall. All are welcome.

Careers in Business and Finance focused Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

If you are interested in recruiting this fall for opportunities in finance, consulting or general business, this is your opportunity to attend a workshop led by Stephanie Hockman, the program director for careers in business and finance. Ms. Hockman will be providing her insights on how to customize your resume and cover letter for these opportunities.

Conquering the Finance Interview

If you are planning to participate in recruiting this fall for a position in the finance industry, understanding the nuances of the finance interview is one of the keys to succeeding and landing that internship or full-time position. Stephanie Hockman, the program director for careers in business and finance, will be discussing some of the keys to conquering the finance interview. Whether you are considering research analyst positions at buy-side investment firms, sell-side positions in corporate investment banking, sales and trading, or analyst positions in private equity, it's important to understand what firms look for and how to answer behavioral and technical questions. This workshop is designed to give you techniques to handling the rigorous interview process.

Wed, Sep 7, 2016

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be advantageous. Experts for leading buy side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of starting your career on the buy side. There will be networking opportunities with key employers following the panel discussion.

Fall Fellowships Info Session

Join Christine Overstreet, director of fellowships, and Suzanne Spencer, fellowships coordinator, for a session on national fellowships with early fall deadlines. We will focus on the Watson, Fulbright, and Luce Scholarships, and provide printed information about many others. Come to learn, meet us, and ask questions!

Students Only

Thu, Sep 8, 2016

Ribbon Cutting & Greenway Residence Halls

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greenway Residence Halls at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 8. Refreshments will be served.

The ceremony will follow residence hall tours being held at 2 and at 4 p.m.

A collage of three photos showing artworks from the Mead, all in neutral colors (black, white, gray and tan)

Mead Reimagined: Opening Reception

New Look. New Works. New Mead.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Mead unveils its renovated main gallery and opens six new exhibitions and installations that offer a fresh perspective on the college's art collection.

This event is free and open to the public.

Central to the grand reopening are architectural and design changes that encourage deep and immediate visitor engagement with several centuries of world art in a range of media. "This reinstallation is a pivotal opportunity to rethink the collection," says David E. Little, Mead director and chief curator, "allowing us to engage students, professors and the public in new ways with art across time and the globe."

Why Choose a non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank

The finance industry can seem very complex especially distinguishing the difference between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. They will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. There will be time after the panel discussion to network with these firms who will be recruiting on campus later in the semester.

Fri, Sep 9, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table is held every Friday, from 12 - 2 p.m., in the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all Spanish speaking levels, as well as faculty and staff, meet weekly over lunch to enjoy using the Spanish language in an informal atmosphere.

Taking Advantage of Recruiting through Diversity Programs

The finance industry and specifically investment banks are increasing their diversity recruiting efforts. They are focusing more resources and have specialized recruiting programs for women, students of color, and students who affiliate with the LGBT community. Join Bayo Owolewa '04, part of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch diversity recruiting team, as he discusses how to utilize the diversity programs during the recruiting process. We will also be providing insights into the various programs and their fast-approaching deadlines.

Mastering the Consulting Case Interview

For those considering a career in consulting, mastering the case interview is paramount to securing an internship or full-time position in the competitive consulting industry. Stephanie Hockman, program director for careers in business and finance, will be proving her insights on techniques to mastering the case interview. She'll be sharing tips on how to handle basic business concepts and how to frame different types of cases (profit improvement, market entry, revenue growth, etc) to prepare for the rigorous case interview process.

Theater & Dance Department Orientation Dance Concert

Amherst College Theater and Dance Department is proud to present an informal concert of dance works to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. A showcase of powerful performances by acclaimed NYC dancer Shayla-Vie Jenkins, faculty member Paul Matteson with longtime collaborator Jennifer Nugent, guest faculty Rowen Salem, and beloved West African dance teacher Marilyn Sylla.

Theater and Dance Orientation

Meet with faculty, staff members, and senior theater and dance majors to learn about the department and its upcoming events and auditions. Refreshments will be served.

Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Sabbath Service with ACTS

Adventist Christians Together to Serve (ACTS) invites you to come and celebrate the Sabbath with us. Join us this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Cadigan Center for Religious Life. We will be serving a delicious and healthy lunch right after the service until 3 p.m. We welcome all :)