Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19-May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 26 and May 3 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.

life stories

Life Stories Lunch with Paul Sorrentino, "An Unexpected Journey"

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided.

Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Chinese Language Table

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The conference room is just inside the main entrance, on the right hand side. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Friday from 1 - 2 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m.

Design Thinking Challenge Project Showcase

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Planting seeds of community.
A gathering of makers.
Building bridges to the new Science Center.

Join us to celebrate and explore the work of the three student teams in this year's Design Thinking Challenge!

Design thinking is a process—applicable to all disciplines—of generating new and innovative ideas and developing solutions to problems. The Design Thinking Challenge program brings together teams of students from a range of majors to research a problem proposed by a local community partner, identify a facet of the problem to investigate more deeply, and develop ideas that they can share with the community to gain a more complex understanding of possible solutions. 2018 challenge sponsors are Book & Plow Farm, Academic Technology Services and the new Science Center.

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Trails Toward Solidarity 5K

Join the Amherst College Reproductive Justice Alliance for our Second Annual Trails Toward Solidarity 5K benefiting the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. The race will start on the First-Year Quad, go through the bird sanctuary, and end on the Quad with food and music. This year, there is the option of a shorter (~2K) trail as well.

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2H0GPUl

There is a $10 suggested donation for the PVWC, but anyone is welcome to participate, regardless of donation.

Registration Required
AMST Research Colloquium

American Studies Research Colloquium

The American Studies Research Colloquium will be held on Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College.

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Rooted: MRC Graduation Celebration

Rooted is a celebration of Amherst’s graduating seniors of color and seniors of the Multicultural Resource Center. Reception immediately following. 

If you are a senior interested in participating in this years Rooted Ceremony, please visit the MRC Facebook Event page for sign-up information.

For more information about this event please contact MRC Director, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall at bramiz@amherst.edu or by phone at 413-542-5372. For accessibility/accommodations please contact mrc@amherst.edu or call 413-542-5372.

French House Quartier Latin - "Crêpe Night Event"

8:00 pm King Hall, Common Room

The traditional Crêpe Party will take place Friday April 27, at 8 p.m., in the French House (King Hall, 1st Floor). Come enjoy delicious homemade crêpes. All are welcome! See you soon!

Tomorrow - Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19-May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 26 and May 3 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.

MBA Case: Crack the Case Interview Preparation - Level 1 Workshops

Whether you’ve attended the introduction to consulting workshop series, attended the consulting trek, are preparing for consulting interviews this summer/fall or are just exploring consulting, this level 1 workshop provides a great foundation to understanding what consultants do, how do they add value, what exactly a recent liberal arts graduate does as a first year consultant and what doors consulting can open. Deborah Resnick, ex-McKinsey consultant and MBA Case coach and trainer will help you get prepared and explore if consulting is right for you. She'll give you insights into what consultants do and how the case interview relates to the day-to-day job. You’ll also jumpstart your preparations for summer/fall recruiting through interactive exercises, live cases and opportunities to practice engaging communication and problem solving.

Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. Marketing, banking, private equity, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. So no matter where you interview, you'll want to be case interview ready! During this fast paced, full-day workshop you will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks as you participate often and learn to handle a variety of analytical problems. Deborah will give you tactical tips to get the most out of any jobs/internship you are heading to this summer, as well as a homework plan to follow to get ready for recruiting next September.

This is a foundation workshop that will help you understand about consulting and how to prepare for the summer/fall recruiting season. There will be a level 2 workshop in early September to help hone your skills right before the interview process begins.

Cost of Workshop:
The cost of the workshop is $125 per student and includes the full-day of instruction and extensive course materials. Your student account will be billed for the cost of the course upon completion, or if you are a ‘no show’ for the course.

Scholarships are available. Requests for scholarships should be sent to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) by April 18, 2018.

How to Register:
If interested, (1) email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) and (2) R.S.V.P. through Quest by April 18, 2018. Space is limited, and a wait list will be created once capacity is reached. Consideration will be given to sophomores and juniors if capacity is reached.

For more information about MBA Case, go to www.mbacase.com

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Weekly Tour at the Mead!

Join us for a tour with Natasha Kim '18. Tasha is an environmental studies major, and her tour will focus on relationships between gender, houses and the home in the exhibition HOUSE. This tour is free and open to all!

ASO: Amherst Symphony Orchestra Performance

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

For information on the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, please consult http://www.amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.

Tickets Required
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Amherst College Dance Ensemble: "Process | Reprocess"

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Process | Reprocess, an evening of original dance works performed by the Amherst College Dance Ensemble.

ACDE will present Michelle Marroquin's Tribe, a meditation on human behavior within a community: rivalries, betrayals and reconciliations. Created originally at the Williston Northampton School with teenagers, Tribe revisits these concepts with the ACDE. Dancers were asked to create movement through improvisational scripts, thus weaving their own experiences and interpretations into a new version of this dance.

ACDE will also perform Undefined, a work in progress by Visiting Assistant Professor Dante Brown.

Tickets are free; reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.

Five College Networking Social and Party

Five College Networking Social Event and Party

This event is completely free!

Come out and network with Five College Students all over the Pioneer Valley with this fun, laid back social and party! Even if you are not a Five College student, come collaborate and see what we are all working on and how we can find those with similar interests, collaborate, and maybe even start billion-dollar businesses. Come in your best-dressed or come in your casual-best, but also come with some ideas or projects that you're working on, and get inspired or inspire somebody else. Let's create change together!

Food will be served.

Agenda:
Mingling and Food: 8-9:30 p.m.
Open Mic for Projects, Speakers and Presentations: 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Mingling, Food and Dancing: 10:15 p.m.

Request songs in the discussion section on Facebook!

Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19-May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 26 and May 3 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.

Members of Amherst College Madrigal Singers in Johnson Chapel

Amherst College Madrigal Singers Spring Concert

Join us for our annual spring concert!

Performances will include meows, cuckoos, and moos as well as non-animalistic secular songs and sacred pieces!

The repertoire will feature pieces by Tallis, Farmer, Weelkes, Victoria, Sermisy, Monteverdi, Josquin and more!

CD sales and snacks will follow the performance.

Admission is free!

Photo of three dancers on a bare stage, dressed in black

Amherst College Dance Ensemble: "Process | Reprocess"

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Process | Reprocess, an evening of original dance works performed by the Amherst College Dance Ensemble.

ACDE will present Michelle Marroquin's Tribe, a meditation on human behavior within a community: rivalries, betrayals and reconciliations. Created originally at the Williston Northampton School with teenagers, Tribe revisits these concepts with the ACDE. Dancers were asked to create movement through improvisational scripts, thus weaving their own experiences and interpretations into a new version of this dance.

ACDE will also perform Undefined, a work in progress by Visiting Assistant Professor Dante Brown.

Tickets are free; reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19-May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 26 and May 3 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.

Parthenon-EY Information Table

Parthenon-EY recruits for full-time and summer intern positions from a range of degree programs and professional backgrounds. Stop by this campus center information table to learn more about the firm, consulting more broadly, as well as diversity and inclusion in the professional services setting.

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!

Write Place, Write Time

Write Place, Write Time: pop-up writing support in Frost Library

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frost Library, Ground Floor (near entrance)

Are you looking for some structure and support for your writing? The Writing Center hosts a pop-up space where students can write in the company of others with staff support nearby. Join us at the tables near the entrance to Frost Library on Monday and Wednesday afternoons throughout April to make progress on long projects, get started on shorter ones or seek on-the-spot support for your writing.

At Write Place Write Time, you can consult with a writing associate about clarifying a prompt or developing your thesis, for checking citation rules or asking a grammatical question ...or any other issues that come up as you are writing. Associates can also talk with you about ways to get started, generate ideas and write productively. To make an appointment for a longer consultation, visit our website.

Students Only
grief group

Drop-in Grief and Loss Support Group

Supportive drop-in group for dealing with the emotional impact of a major loss. Mondays from 3-4 p.m. in the Counseling Center, Scott House. All are welcome. No pre-registration is necessary.

Ongoing Events

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On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions - Beneski Museum of Natural History

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19 until May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 19 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.

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Healing Fire for Survivors of Sexual Violence

The Healing Fire Initiative for Survivors of Sexual Violence, their friends, families and allies.
Opening Ceremony 1 p.m. on April 26
Fire will burn until 1 p.m. on April 27

People who come to the healing fire are welcome to make offerings to the fire. Wooden shims and sharpies will be provided and you are welcome to bring letters and pictures of your own. Amherst College is honored to partner with Gedakina Inc. in an effort to provide a space of healing for our campus community. In 2002 Gedakina co-founded the Healing Fire Initiative for Survivors of Sexual Violence. The purpose of the Healing Fire Initiative is to offer survivors of sexual violence a welcoming and comforting place to break the isolation they may feel, build community with other survivors and supporters, and begin or continue their healing process. This program is now a regional initiative with organizations and colleges/universities across the United States adopting this award-winning program.

The Healing Fire will begin with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thursday April 26, on the First Year Quad (directly across from the Frost Library entrance). The fire will be burning until 1 p.m. on April 27 and will staffed by faculty, staff and the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect throughout the 24 hour period. Please feel free to stay for any amount of time that feels right for you. In respect for attendees we ask that no photography or social media include faces of people unless you have explicit permission.

“When I sit in the light of the Healing Fire, there are no voices that tell me I am to blame, that I am the only one, or that I deserve to be assaulted. When I sit in the light of the Healing Fire, I see the many kind faces before me. I hear their stories and feel the warmth and wisdom that we share. There is a power hear tonight, As this fire symbolizes the strength of survivors, it also symbolizes our passion, our righteous anger, our commitment and hope for a future where our children will be free of abuse and violence.”- A quote from a Survivor who attended a Healing Fire in Burlington, Vermont