Event Calendar

Today - Sun, Dec 8, 2019

Amherst College Vespers poster featuring an image of a lit candle

Amherst College Vespers: A Festival of Christmas Readings and Carols

The Amherst College Choral Society and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life present Amherst College Vespers: A Festival of Christmas Readings and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. Music includes familiar carols performed by the Choral Society and guest musicians. The readings will be provided by Amherst College students, faculty, staff and their children.

The event is free; no tickets are required. Monetary donations may be made to Not Bread Alone.

Tomorrow - Mon, Dec 9, 2019

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us for this informal weekly gathering of math/stat faculty and students for lunch and conversation. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other students interested in math and statistics and to get to know your professors in a casual atmosphere. We hope you will join us!

Release

Release is an open forum for Amherst community members to talk about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, and current events impacting us at Amherst and beyond. Conversations center the experiences and voices of people of color.

Students Only

Foundations of Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing applications to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to create resumes and cover letters that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.*

Arabic Language Table for Third-Year Arabic Students

This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for third-year Arabic students. We meet every Monday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the third-year level is welcome to attend. Syonara Tomoum will be present as a moderator.

Students Only
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Chatime: (In)visibility & Asian American Studies Womxn Scholars

Join the Asian American Studies Working Group and Asian Students Association for the second-ever Chatime, an ongoing panel featuring Amherst's Asian American Studies scholars. This semester, we’re discussing gendered (in)visibility within the Asian American and Asian American Studies community. What does it mean to be an Asian American womxn and where are their stories? Featuring writers-in-residence Min Jin Lee and Thirii Myint, and CHI Fellow Lili Kim. Refreshments provided!
Presented by Amherst students enrolled in Asian American Feminisms with Professor Miliann Kang at UMass.

Concert by the Voice Studio of Ann Maggs

Enjoy a terrific mix of jazz, Broadway and ethnopop songs performed by Amherst College voice students of Ann Maggs. The concert is free and open to the public.

Relaxation Stations: A Survivor-Centered Self-Care Event

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and the Women’s and Gender Center for a relaxing night of journaling, creating personalized self-care kits, coloring, body-scrub making, cookies AND massages! Supplies and massages will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. All are welcome to attend!
For accessibility and accommodations, please contact wgc@amherst.edu or 413-542-5667.

Japanese Breakfast Promotional Poster

WAMH 89.3 FM PRESENTS! Japanese Breakfast!

WAMH 89.3 FM (Amherst College Radio), the Asian Students Association, and the Women & Gender Center are proud to present Japanese Breakfast live!
Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner not only boasts an expansive discography of indie pop, making her one of the staples of the indie festival circuit (playing shows in the past year at Lollapalooza, Shaky Hands, and Voodoo Music and Arts Festival, to name a few). She’s also establishing herself as a powerful force in the writing world and as a video producer. Don’t miss the opportunity to see her perform! Free and open to all Five College students!

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

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Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner. *This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.*

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

La Terrasse: French Table

Faculty, students and staff are all welcome to join our French language assistants for informal French conversation over dinner. All levels of French are welcome! We look forward to meeting you!

The Noah Garabedian Quartet

The Noah Garabedian Quartet is based in New York City and is led by bassist and composer Noah Garabedian. The band includes Carmen Staaf on piano, Raffi Garabedian on saxophone and Jimmy Macbride on drums. Their debut album, Where Fables Meet, will be released in Spring 2020. When not on the road or performing at New York’s premiere venues, the ensemble enjoys Stephen King novels, spicy noodles and animal memes.

Sponsored by Jazz@Amherst, AAS and Arts at Amherst. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Philosophy Club

Friendly conversations and presentations on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and other philosophical subjects.

German Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Weekly Writing Group

Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.

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Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table for Russian conversation and conviviality! Grab your lunch and head upstairs. We hope to see you there! In case you prefer to use a tray, please ask a Valentine staff member.

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Photograph of Emily Dickinson

CHI Salon: Emily Dickinson's Birthday Party

We are celebrating Emily Dickinson's 189th birthday! Please join us for poetry readings, period music, tapas, wine and birthday cake! Childcare is available.