Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Bible Study and Church Service

7:00 pm on Sep 22, to 12:00 pm on Sep 23 Pulse Cafe 270 Russell Street, Hadley, MA

Adventist Christians Together to Serve (ACTS) invites you to attend a bible study on Friday at 7 p.m. at Pulse Cafe in Hadley and a church service at the Cadigan Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Are you happy?

I Love You (Finding Genuine Love and Giving It) Workshop and Open Dialogue

8:15 pm - 9:45 pm O'Connor Commons

Join us to engage in open dialogue about experiences with love, success and failure, what it is and how it should be given and received, how to give and receive it and what it requires. Love is an art. It gives rather than takes, and it keeps no count of wrongdoings. Let's shamelessly discuss this thing we all secretly want and desire, not the fake stuff wrapped up in material goods and whisperings of sweet nothings, but genuine love, and find out how this love will lead to happiness.

Everyone is welcome at this event, including faculty, staff and Five College students. Don't let your pride stop you from coming out and talking about this very intimate subject that men and women are often asked to repress.

Tomorrow - Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Fancy book

Leisure Reading Afternoons

Join the Office of Residential Life in an afternoon of leisure reading in Stearns common room every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Bring a book, a cozy blanket/stuffed animal and reading material. It can be in any form and from any genre. Come make new friends who love to read, de-stress, maybe accomplish your new year reading resolutions and gain all the benefits that come with reading. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.

Farm Fest

Farm Fest At Book & Plow!

Come to the Farm Fest at Tuttle Hill (in Book & Plow Farm) for live music from the band the Backyard Committee, food from Book & Plow, flower-picking, custom mason-jar giveaways (while supplies last) and lawn games! This event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Book & Plow Farm and Valentine Dining Hall.

AC After Dark Presents Wonder Woman!

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Presents Wonder Woman! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Tenor William Hite, center, as Newton Arvin, sitting on a small twin size bed on a gray stage, a large silhouette of a man in profile, looking up, behind him

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Performances:
September 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required
ASO Welcome

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Welcomes the Class of 2021

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2017-18 season of all-American music, and welcomes the Amherst class of 2021, with jazz-influenced symphonic works by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. It will perform Ellington's musical depiction of the African-American diaspora, Black Brown Beige Suite (premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1943), as well as Gershwin's An American in Paris and vocal selections from Porgy and Bess.

Tickets may be purchased at the door only. Prices are $10 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12, and are free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

AC After Dark Presents Wonder Woman!

10:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Presents Wonder Woman! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Tenor William Hite, center, as Newton Arvin, sitting on a small twin size bed on a gray stage, a large silhouette of a man in profile, looking up, behind him

The Scarlet Professor

3:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

German Election Night

On Sunday, September 24, the German federal election Bundestagswahl will take place: Germany will vote on a new parliament, which in turn will elect the new government. This election will impact the way Europe and the European Union will develop in the future. Therefore, it is exciting to see whether the right-wing populist party AfD will overcome the 5% threshold, and which parties will join the scramble to form a Coalition Government.

Join us to watch the polls in the aftermath of the election and discuss the turnout of the ballot!

AC After Dark Presents Wonder Woman!

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Presents Wonder Woman! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Diversity Abroad Tabling in Keefe

Diversity Abroad, an international non-profit organization promoting international opportunities to underrepresented students, will be on campus to promote their resources and study abroad resources. Darius of Diversity Abroad's Passport Tour will be available to discuss the resources available to students considering study and travel in a new culture.

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. Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Monday from 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m.

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Math & Stats Table

Please come join us on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A (down the stairs). Come and have lunch with fellow math and stats students, majors and professors! Everyone is welcome-you don't need to be a math or stats major. We often chat about math and stats-related topics, but we also talk about lots of other things and it's a great chance to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!

Introduction to the Health Professions Program

All first-year and transfer students interested in exploring Careers in Health Professions should attend one session of "Introduction to the Health Professions Program." Session options are:
Monday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
Monday, September 25 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4 at 10 a.m.

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Info Session

The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and under-served populations and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.

Participate in the Dana-Farber Information Session and learn about the organization, types of job opportunities that are available and benefits of working there. Join recent Amherst graduates Donna Leet ’15, Katherine S. Ventre '17 and Long Vu’ 17 as they talk about their time at Dana-Farber and provide some insight on working there as a young professional.

Fidelity Investments Info Session

Join representatives from Fidelity’s Asset Management division to learn more about the company and this division's focus.

Auditions for "Peer Gynt"

The Theater and Dance Department is holding auditions for the fall production of Peer Gynt, a phantasmagorical journey that spans over the lifetime of Peer, a young, dreamy and ambitious man who sets out on a quest to find his true self. From the mountains of Norway to the desert of Egypt, from encountering trolls, to riding a moose, to sailing across the ocean, the audience accompanies Peer in his adventurous journey. This is an ensemble-based production that spans over five acts, 40-something characters, 70 years and one desired self. Rehearsals start October 2 and the show performs November 9-11.

Students must arrive by 7 p.m. to register for their auditions. Please prepare a 3 minute monologue to present.

M&T Bank Management Development Program Information Session

Since 1984, M&T’s Management Development Program (MDP) has helped thousands of bright and motivated business students make a seamless transition from college to career. MDP is a year-long management development training program designed to strengthen your leadership skills, followed by direct-position placement where you can immediately provide value. Join M&T representatives Ed Paluch and Cameron Wade to learn more about M&T Bank and its Management Development Program.

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!

"Our" Story Exhibit: 400 Years of Wampanoag History

“Our” Story is an interactive, multimedia exhibit that frames the 1620 Pilgrim arrival in Plymouth within a long history of Wampanoag adaptation and innovation. The exhibit's content ranges from videos by award-winning Mashpee journalist, author and filmmaker Paula Peters, to art by Mashpee artist, writer and activist Robert Peters and his son, Robert Peters Jr.

Each year, a new theme is added to the traveling exhibit; the first installation debuted in 2014 with “Captured 1614” providing a critical back story to colonization and the roots of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. “The Messenger Runner” added new context regarding the Wampanoag tribe’s communication traditions. The newest panel “The Great Dying” depicts the catastrophic effects of a plague that devastated the Wampanoag nation between 1616 and 1619.