Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Mon, Aug 1, 2016

writer's retreat

August Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd floor

This summer, the Writing Center is pleased to offer Amherst College faculty and staff an opportunity to write together for a concentrated, coordinated time. The August Writing Retreat will take place August 1-5 and 8-12 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Learn more and register for one or both weeks at https://goo.gl/96fKr8.

Summer Researchers' Working Group

Monday's, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friendly Reading Room, Frost Library
Working on a research project this summer? Join the summer researchers' “working group” on Mondays from 10 a.m. - noon in the Friendly Periodicals Reading Room of Frost Library (first floor, to the right). This is a chance to join a cohort of student researchers to read/write/brainstorm side-by-side. There is no formal organization or staff support, just a group of students who want to motivate each other to work side by side. Come regularly or drop by when you can. This will be a weekly meet-up—a great chance to kick off the start of the week and make some progress on your independent projects.

Students Only

Tue, Aug 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.

Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Designing Posters for High-Impact Communication

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 11. This class will help you design and produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

Through examples, analysis and discussion, we will determine what makes a research poster successful. We will discuss visual design and rhetoric, effective use of graphics and how to engage your audience.

We will also show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 11 6-8 p.m. or
• InDesign: Tuesday, July 19 6-8 p.m. or
• PowerPoint: Wednesday, August 3, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Aug 4, 2016

poet Jonathan Wright

Amherst Art Walk Poetry Open Mic and Art Exhibit

The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in the Amherst Art Walk on first Thursdays monthly from 5-8PM. Each month enjoy a one-night-only art exhibit, a poetry open mic, and featured readers. Learn more at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/node/526

Event Schedule for August 4 Art Walk
5-8 p.m. Art in the Homestead by Lana Fiala
5-6 p.m. Poetry open mic sign-ups
6 p.m. Poetry open mic
Featured readers following open mic: Jonathan Wright and Joshua Michael Stewart

Fri, Aug 5, 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.

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's garden

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

This summer, see the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in a whole new way when you join our yoga class in Emily Dickinson's own garden. Under the instruction of Matthew Andrews from Yoga Center Amherst, practitioners of any level can explore Dickinson's poetry through movement. Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through August 20. Learn more at https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/Yoga

Tickets Required

Mon, Aug 8, 2016

writer's retreat

August Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd floor

This summer, the Writing Center is pleased to offer Amherst College faculty and staff an opportunity to write together for a concentrated, coordinated time. The August Writing Retreat will take place August 1-5 and 8-12 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Learn more and register for one or both weeks at https://goo.gl/96fKr8.

Summer Researchers' Working Group

Monday's, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friendly Reading Room, Frost Library
Working on a research project this summer? Join the summer researchers' “working group” on Mondays from 10 a.m. - noon in the Friendly Periodicals Reading Room of Frost Library (first floor, to the right). This is a chance to join a cohort of student researchers to read/write/brainstorm side-by-side. There is no formal organization or staff support, just a group of students who want to motivate each other to work side by side. Come regularly or drop by when you can. This will be a weekly meet-up—a great chance to kick off the start of the week and make some progress on your independent projects.

Students Only

Tue, Aug 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.

Fri, Aug 12, 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.

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's garden

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

This summer, see the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in a whole new way when you join our yoga class in Emily Dickinson's own garden. Under the instruction of Matthew Andrews from Yoga Center Amherst, practitioners of any level can explore Dickinson's poetry through movement. Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through August 20. Learn more at https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/Yoga

Tickets Required

Tue, Aug 16, 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.

Fri, Aug 19, 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.

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's garden

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

This summer, see the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in a whole new way when you join our yoga class in Emily Dickinson's own garden. Under the instruction of Matthew Andrews from Yoga Center Amherst, practitioners of any level can explore Dickinson's poetry through movement. Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through August 20. Learn more at https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/Yoga

Tickets Required

Tue, Aug 23, 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.

Fri, Aug 26, 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.

Tue, Aug 30, 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.

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.

Sun, Sep 4, 2016

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

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.

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.

Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Amherst College jazz faculty playing instruments onstage in Buckley Recital Hall

Jazz Faculty Concert

The Amherst College jazz faculty kicks off the 2016-2017 academic year in a welcome performance, which is free and open to all.