Please join us for the interfaith Baccalaureate service, held Saturday, May 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. Readings and music will be provided by graduating students as well as Religious & Spiritual Life staff. The Baccalaureate address, “Shaping Your Soul Network,” will be delivered by Dr. Asha Shipman. Shipman earned a B.A. in biology at Mount Holyoke College, an M.S. in ecology from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology also from UConn. She is an experienced educator, having taught for almost 20 years at the high school, college and university levels. Shipman joined the Yale University Chaplain’s Office in 2013 in a part-time position, and in 2016 she became the second (and only female) Hindu chaplain with a full-time university appointment in the U.S. Shipman has created papers, blogs and podcasts on the spiritual support offered to Hindu students at U.S. colleges and universities and is actively forming a Hindu Chaplains Association. She is a contributor to the first book on Hindu chaplaincy in the United States, coming out this fall, entitled Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care.
Baccalaureate is sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life. For further information, contact Harrison Blum at (413) 542-8149 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
The Amherst College Choral Society, under the direction of Arianne Abela, presents its Commencement Concert in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert features all of the choral ensembles performing works by Monteverdi, Lassus, Heath, Abela and Parker in preparation for their tour to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The combined choirs also join in singing traditional Amherst songs.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Ellen Mutter (email@example.com), by visiting the Alumni House during Commencement weekend, or in the Buckley Recital Hall lobby starting at 8:15 p.m. the evening of the concert.
The Writing Center invites faculty and staff to join us at a writing retreat designed to help you launch your summer projects. The day will include opportunities for writing, reading, project planning and reflection. Refreshments are included, including a light breakfast and full lunch.
8:45 a.m. - Doors open, pastry and coffee available
9 a.m. - Welcome, short goal-setting activity, distribution of writers' logs
9:15 a.m. - Writing time
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Facilitated planning session to map out a summer writing/research agenda
This retreat is part of a series of programs to support your summer writing, including a regular write-on-site, writing accountability groups and individual writing/writing pedagogy consultations.
"Intergroup Dialogue: Pedagogy of Possibilities" is the theme for the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue. The conference is co-sponsored by UMass Amherst, as well as Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke Colleges. The mission of the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) is to share knowledge, skills, stories and practices that illustrate how dialogue can be a catalyst for envisioning new possibilities for collaboration and solidarity across differences.
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College, widely known for her expertise on race relations, will join us alongside other invited guest speakers.
Please register for the conference at tinyurl.com/IGDconference2019
Join us for an evening of stargazing and photography. All are invited to view the cosmos through telescopes and learn about how the photoelectric effect makes it possible to take color photographs of the universe. May the fourth be with you!
This program is inspired by Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and offered with support from Arts at Amherst, the Amherst College Science Center and the Amherst College Department of Astronomy.
This event is free and open to all!
Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.