Event Calendar

May 2019

Wed, May 1, 2019

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!

BIG Initiative: Meet and help us evaluate implementation partners - Collaborative Solutions

Amherst faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a presentation by possible implementation partner Collaborative Solutions. ERP Vendors (such as Workday) do not manage all aspects of a college’s ERP transition and instead work with third-party companies who facilitate the work of the transition with technical, hands-on support as we create our new business processes and systems. We are meeting and evaluating three possible implementation partners, who will be a visible presence on campus during the entire ERP transition. We hope you will attend the presentations to learn more and share your feedback.

Event poster with a color photo of Schneider's students posing onstage with their instruments, and black-and-white photos of two composers

MUSIC 310: Professor Schneider's Class Performance

Students of Professor David Schneider perform works by Ravel, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Dvořák and Schoenfeld. Performers include Andrea Boskovic, Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse, Devin Epstein, Seoyeon Kim, Diane Lee, Marie Leou, Lucas Newman-Johnson, David Shin, Shannon Wei and Hikari Joshida.

Are you traveling this summer with college funding?

Are you going abroad this summer with funds from Amherst College for research, an internship, a job or to attend a special program? Students who are attending any trip that is funded or arranged by Amherst must attend this pre-departure meeting to learn about the emergency medical assistance benefit available to you, as well as other essential pre-trip information.

Students Only

Thu, May 2, 2019

BIG Initiative: Meet and help us evaluate implementation partners - Sierra-Ceda

Amherst faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a presentation by possible implementation partner Sierra-Cedar. ERP Vendors (such as Workday) do not manage all aspects of a college’s ERP transition and instead work with third-party companies who facilitate the work of the transition with technical, hands-on support as we create our new business processes and systems. We are meeting and evaluating three possible implementation partners, who will be a visible presence on campus during the entire ERP transition. We hope you will attend the presentations to learn more and share your feedback.

Huxley/Evie office hours

Canine Office Hours with Huxley or Evie

Drop by Frost Library for some canine affection and advice from Huxley or Evie. Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30p.m. beside Frost Cafe, or in front of the library when the weather permits.

A music disc with the words "fashion" and "dance" are shown under the title, "International Extravaganza." On the left of the disc are the location and times, "Powerhouse" and "May 2, 6-7:30PM."

International Extravaganza

The Global Education Office (GEO), partnering with the Center for International Students (CISE), is organizing an international festival celebrating the cultural diversity at Amherst on Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Powerhouse. This festival will include food from around the globe, as well as students sharing dances from their cultures and a fashion show inviting students to showcase their cultural dress.
This event is open to everyone!

Students Only

Amherst International Festival

The Global Education Office (GEO), partnering with the Center for International Students (CISE) is organizing an international festival celebrating the cultural diversity at Amherst on Friday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. This festival will include food from across the globe, as well as students sharing dances from their cultures and a fashion show inviting students to showcase their cultural dress.

Fri, May 3, 2019

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from 12-2:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Faculty, college staff and students are welcome to join Spanish speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Sat, May 4, 2019

Students looking at art at the Mead

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes that bring student interests to the fore. Come back every week for a fresh perspective on the works on view in our galleries. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on weekly topics. All programs are free and open to the public!

Abstract painting

N+1 Community Day: May the Fourth Be With You

All are invited to the Mead for an afternoon of art and experimentation. We’ll explore questions about the universe as we delve into Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, the Mead’s exhibition about the connection between art and science. This program is offered with support from the Arts at Amherst Initiative.

Sun, May 5, 2019

Five dancers posing in the windows of a studio

Intersections Dance Company Showcase

Come to our very first outdoor showcase in the Greenway Courtyard! Expect to see some amazing dancing in a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz and contemporary. Refreshments will be served.

Tue, May 7, 2019

Lotus flower

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

5:00 pm Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness - or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Wed, May 8, 2019

Walk for Mental Health

The Walk for Mental Health is being held on the first year quad, by Memorial Hill, on May 8 at 11 a.m., followed by CareFest from 12-3. The Walk is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to show support to community members who struggle with mental illness, and to raise funds to promote greater mental health and wellbeing on campus. The President’s Office will generously contribute $20 per participant in the Walk.

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!

Fri, May 10, 2019

Virtual Reality Beach

Chill Zone: A Body-Mind Spa

Join us in the Chill Zone! Check out this body-mind spa to help you ground and relax on the way toward finals. Featuring virtual reality landscape immersions, chair massage, mindful coloring, make your own silly putty and food. Sponsored by Religious and Spiritual Life, First Year Experience and the Wellness Team.

Poster for DIY Self Care Night

AC After Dark: DIY Self Care Night

Take a break from studying to create self care packages for finals! We will have a variety of snacks, wellness items and activities like mug painting to participate in. Bubble tea and tea rolls will also be provided!

Students Only

Sat, May 18, 2019

Emily Dickinson Homestead

Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

Join us on May 18 for the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk! This event honors the anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. This spring, the walk will explore the poet’s many local sources of inspiration, including the arts, nature, her personal relationships and her cherished books. To pay homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, we will also read contemporary poems that have been influenced by her life and work.

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. on the Homestead lawn and proceeds on foot through Amherst, stopping at sites significant in Dickinson’s life and concluding at the poet’s grave in West Cemetery. At the cemetery, participants are invited to read a favorite Dickinson poem or original work in memory of the poet. Please arrive promptly at 10:15 a.m. to be assigned a poem to read. Latecomers are welcome to join the tour at any stop!

Wheelchair-accessible parking is available at the Homestead, and all other vehicles are asked to park on the street or to use town parking, a short walk from the museum. For more information about accessibility on the walk, call (413) 542-2034. The Poetry Walk takes place rain or shine.

Sat, May 25, 2019

Amherst College Choral Society Commencement Concert

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 (emutter17@amherst.edu), 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.

Ongoing Events

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

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.

Studio Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition

until May 26 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays.
Special Hours for Commencement Weekend: Open Saturday and Sunday, May 25 an 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.