Event Calendar

Today - Wed, Jan 17, 2018

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Baseball Baseball Winter Skills Clinic

For the 28th consecutive winter, our coaching staff and players will be conducting an instructional camp for two different age groups. The purpose of the instructional camp is to teach individual players baseball skills and techniques. This is a player participation camp—there are no lectures. We are looking for players who are sincerely interested in working to improve their individual baseball skills.

Tomorrow - Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The Writers' Retreat

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 1:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center invites faculty and staff writers to join us for a two-day retreat during Interterm, an opportunity to work productively in a supportive environment. The retreat will be held Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Each day will include small-group discussions of writing goals, three hours of uninterrupted writing time and a catered lunch with a writing-related discussion. If you have any questions or comments about the retreat, please contact Jessica Kem at jkem@amherst.edu or x2964.

Participants may register to attend one or both writing sessions and/or one or both lunch discussions.

Mindfulness Meditation for Focus, Stress-Reduction & Well-Being

According to a report from Brown University, "several studies with college students suggest that the practice of mindfulness leads to decreases in stress and anxiety, improvements in concentration and attention and increases in self-awareness and overall emotional well-being."

In this experiential, one-day Interterm program for students, we will explore the practice of mindfulness meditation and discuss options for utilizing these practices to support health and well-being throughout the school year, especially in the face of the stresses and challenges faced by college students.

This program is suitable for those with no meditation experience and for those who have meditated before and want to deepen their practice. Some gentle yoga and movement practices will also be included, so please dress in comfortable clothing that will allow for movement and stretching.

This program will draw from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and will be led by Adi Bemak, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., who has practiced mindfulness meditation for more than 35 years. Adi is certified as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has taught this course extensively at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School in Worcester and at Valley Mindfulness in Northampton.

Students Only

Where Do You Think You’re From?

Do you know about your family’s origins beyond your parents and grandparents? The ancestors of most Americans are immigrants, arriving within the last 400 years and commonly within the last 150 years. In this course you’ll learn how to use census data, archival records and other sources to trace your genealogical past and determine when your family arrived and from where. You’ll also learn how to compile this information into a free software program and share it with others.

Recommended: during the holidays, talk to your parents and other relatives to gather as much name, date and location information as you can before coming to the workshop: relationships, births, marriages, deaths, migration, etc.

Prerequisites: Priority is given to the Amherst College community and then the Five College community through December 27, after which it is first-come, first-served.

Communicating With Confidence, a Speaking Intensive for Women

This four day intensive speaking course helps students who identify as women focus on what and how they want to communicate in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of theater techniques used by experienced actors to relax, focus their message, and connect with an audience, this course will coach students in the art of confident and powerful communication. Students will be guided to uncover their unique strengths, develop an authentic and personalized speaking style, and overcome obstacles to delivering their message. Working closely together in a positive, supportive environment, students will finish the week with the presentation of an inspiring speech. Limited to 10 Amherst College Students.

Students Only

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Communicating With Confidence, a Speaking Intensive for Women

This four day intensive speaking course helps students who identify as women focus on what and how they want to communicate in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of theater techniques used by experienced actors to relax, focus their message, and connect with an audience, this course will coach students in the art of confident and powerful communication. Students will be guided to uncover their unique strengths, develop an authentic and personalized speaking style, and overcome obstacles to delivering their message. Working closely together in a positive, supportive environment, students will finish the week with the presentation of an inspiring speech. Limited to 10 Amherst College Students.

Students Only

Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Pink in the Rink

Women's Ice Hockey Amherst Women's Ice Hockey - Pink in the Rink!

Come to our game against conference opponent Colby College and help the women's hockey team raise funds for the Cancer Connection of Northampton. Admission is FREE! There will be great raffle prizes, games, baked goods and more. The Cancer Connection provides services and resources to community members affected by cancer. Please help us make a difference in the lives of our community members. Puck drops at 3 p.m.

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy Majors

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy majors beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge/116 Merrill. This will be an informational meeting for all juniors where we will discuss how to go about applying to graduate school and options and procedures for honors thesis projects. Pizza will be served.

Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

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!

Amherst Debate Society Interest Meeting

Come check out Amherst Debate Society and get information about our plans for second semester. We're looking for new members and would love for people to join! There will be wings and other food!

Students Only

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

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"Amherst Leads: Healthcare Policy, Careers and Science" - Fink Bioscience Symposium

Established in 2009 in honor of Gerald R. Fink ’62, the annual Fink Bioscience Symposium enables students who aspire to careers in healthcare policy, medicine and bioscience research to interact with Amherst alumni who are leaders in these fields. This year's symposium will feature topics including healthcare policy and careers, and the science behind them. Recent Amherst College alumni Niyi Odewade '17 and Emily Jackson '13 are scheduled to speak, among others. The Keynote address will be given by esteemed molecular biologist and professor of genetics at Harvard, Gary Ruvkun. Ruvkun is the recipient of the Lasker Award and Gruber Prize.

The symposium includes a dinner with the keynote address; registration is required. Please see the Fink Symposium website for registration, a full list of speakers and schedule: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/553184

The Fink Bioscience Symposium is sponsored and directed by the members of the Amherst College Class of 1962 and is managed by the office of Conferences and Special Events.

Tickets Required

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Image Reads: The Beloved Community an Interfaith Service Friday, January 26 at 7 p.m. in Chapin Chapel with Reverend Tim Jones '04

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Beloved Community Interfaith Service

Join us for a weekend celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning with an interfaith service led by the Rev. Timothy Jones '04 on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in Chapin Chapel.

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

The Amherst Musical presents the satirical musical comedy Urinetown. With music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book by Greg Kotis, Urinetown narrates the tale of a group of young rebels banded together against an oppressive capitalist system.

Set in a world where a corporation has outlawed the use of private bathrooms and charges people to use public amenities, Urinetown raises questions on the nature of limited resources and unlimited wants while highlighting a seemingly unsolvable problem that is arguably more relevant today than ever before. In the show, anyone found breaking the law against the use of private bathrooms is exiled to the mysterious and secretive Urinetown, never to be seen again. However, Bobby, a lowly janitor at Public Amenity #9, falls madly in love with corporate tycoon Cladwell’s sincere and well-intentioned daughter, Hope, and must sort out where his true beliefs lie. Constantly facing political corruption, Officer Lockstock’s brutal police force and Caldwell B. Cladwell’s greedy corporate dominance, Bobby and the rebellion must fight for their freedom to consume the town’s water supply as they please.

Tickets are FREE for Five College students and staff, $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12. Reserve your tickets.

Part of the proceeds of our production will go towards the international nonprofit foundation “Water for People” which helps people in rural parts of developing countries achieve greater access to drinkable water and sanitation facilities.

Tickets Required
Juilliard Quartet, seating and playing their instruments

M@A Chamber Series: Juilliard Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op 74, No 3 ("Rider")
Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, BB 110

Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet has become a living American legend. Widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard has been recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics, with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new — a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The Quartet’s sound is famously characterized by clarity of structure, compelling rhythmic drive and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose, no matter the work at hand.

"The Juilliard’s bracing, rhythmically adept performance evoked a mechanism of interlocking parts, meticulously built to create a single, strong gesture." --The Boston Globe

Single event tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance:
Please use the online service at no extra charge, where you will be able to see which seats are available for you. Tickets will be at the evening box office for you after you purchase:

https://amherst.universitytickets.com

Chamber Series:
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Free Amherst Student Rush tickets are available when the box office opens an hour before showtime.

Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.

For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.

Tickets Required

Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Image Reads: The Beloved Community Symposium, Saturday January 27th 2018 at 12:00PM in Johnson Chapel with Sonia Sanchez

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Symposium: "Beloved Community"

Join us for a weekend celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the second annual Legacy Symposium, on Saturday, Jan. 27, at noon in Johnson Chapel, featuring keynote speaker Sonia Sanchez, who will be speaking on this year's theme of "Beloved Community."

Immediately following the keynote address, there will be a reception in the Keefe Campus Center atrium.

This event is free and open to the public. For accessibility/accommodations, contact MRC@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-5372

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

The Amherst Musical presents the satirical musical comedy Urinetown. With music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book by Greg Kotis, Urinetown narrates the tale of a group of young rebels banded together against an oppressive capitalist system.

Set in a world where a corporation has outlawed the use of private bathrooms and charges people to use public amenities, Urinetown raises questions on the nature of limited resources and unlimited wants while highlighting a seemingly unsolvable problem that is arguably more relevant today than ever before. In the show, anyone found breaking the law against the use of private bathrooms is exiled to the mysterious and secretive Urinetown, never to be seen again. However, Bobby, a lowly janitor at Public Amenity #9, falls madly in love with corporate tycoon Cladwell’s sincere and well-intentioned daughter, Hope, and must sort out where his true beliefs lie. Constantly facing political corruption, Officer Lockstock’s brutal police force and Caldwell B. Cladwell’s greedy corporate dominance, Bobby and the rebellion must fight for their freedom to consume the town’s water supply as they please.

Tickets are FREE for Five College students and staff, $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12. Reserve your tickets.

Part of the proceeds of our production will go towards the international nonprofit foundation “Water for People” which helps people in rural parts of developing countries achieve greater access to drinkable water and sanitation facilities.

Tickets Required

Sun, Jan 28, 2018

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TIPS Training

Sign-ups are now open for the first TIPS training of the semester! All students who wish to serve alcohol at Commencement Celebrations or during Reunion are required to pass an Amherst College on-premise TIPS Training. Online certifications cannot be accepted. Registration is required; request a space in the class using the link below.

What is TIPS Training? TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol. Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving.

Students Only Tickets Required
Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

The Amherst Musical presents the satirical musical comedy Urinetown. With music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book by Greg Kotis, Urinetown narrates the tale of a group of young rebels banded together against an oppressive capitalist system.

Set in a world where a corporation has outlawed the use of private bathrooms and charges people to use public amenities, Urinetown raises questions on the nature of limited resources and unlimited wants while highlighting a seemingly unsolvable problem that is arguably more relevant today than ever before. In the show, anyone found breaking the law against the use of private bathrooms is exiled to the mysterious and secretive Urinetown, never to be seen again. However, Bobby, a lowly janitor at Public Amenity #9, falls madly in love with corporate tycoon Cladwell’s sincere and well-intentioned daughter, Hope, and must sort out where his true beliefs lie. Constantly facing political corruption, Officer Lockstock’s brutal police force and Caldwell B. Cladwell’s greedy corporate dominance, Bobby and the rebellion must fight for their freedom to consume the town’s water supply as they please.

Tickets are FREE for Five College students and staff, $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12. Reserve your tickets.

Part of the proceeds of our production will go towards the international nonprofit foundation “Water for People” which helps people in rural parts of developing countries achieve greater access to drinkable water and sanitation facilities.

Tickets Required

Mon, Jan 29, 2018

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Ongoing Events

Next Gen Leadership Institute 2018

This leadership institute coordinated by CDSL and the Loeb Center is a five-day intensive program designed for first-generation and low-income students to cultivate and highlight existing social and cultural capital in their personal and professional lives.
There will be engaging workshops centered around first-gen and low-income identities, navigating classism, demystifying the arts, wealth and financial literacy education with BlackFem, Inc, but also lots of fun community building time over tasty meals and fun activities.

Apply now! The registration deadline is Friday, December 8 and space is limited.

Students Only