Event Calendar

October 2019

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

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, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Philosophy Club

Friendly conversations and presentations on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and other philosophical subjects.

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for the Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

Students Only

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

7th Annual Wellness Fair

Drop by the Wellness Fair to participate in fun wellness activities, enjoy yummy snacks, and get to know Amherst’s mental health and wellness resources and student groups. Get a free chair massage, play with baby animals, pick up free giveaways and more! Sponsored by many campus partners and supported by the Community Mental Health Fund.

Sun, Oct 6, 2019

Gleaning Day at Book & Plow Farm

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

Meet at the farm by 10:15 a.m. to join Amherst Women’s Lacrosse and Springfield Hunger Relief Organization Rachel’s Table for a gleaning day. We will be harvesting kale, collards and more for donation. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty, and dress in layers. We welcome all students, staff, faculty and community members to join us. You do not have to stay for the whole time, but the event will be going until noon.

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us for this informal weekly gathering of math/stat faculty and students for lunch and conversation. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other students interested in math and statistics and to get to know your professors in a casual atmosphere. We hope you will join us!

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Portrait of Biddy Martin

All-Staff Meeting

Join President Martin and the Employee Council for an All-Staff Meeting on Tuesday, October 8, from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. President Martin looks forward to welcoming new staff and discussing plans for the year ahead.

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

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, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Pan and Bi Joy every other Tuesday. Second meeting on October 8th

Pan and Bi Joy (PB+J)

An inclusive, safe, and comforting environment for individuals centering those who identify with the bisexual and pansexual spectrum where people can talk about the intersectionality of their sexuality, their other identities, and other aspects of their lives.

Students Only

Philosophy Club

Friendly conversations and presentations on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and other philosophical subjects.

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

QTPOC Affinity Space and Dinner

The Amherst College Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Space centers students from Amherst College and within the Five Colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. Presented by the QRC and MRC.
Staff and faculty who identify with the QTPOC community are welcome to attend!
Dinner will be served on: 09/25*, 10/23*, 11/20* (in the QRC)
Just discussion will be hosted on: 10/09, 11/06, 12/04 (in the MRC)

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for the Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

Students Only

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Sat, Oct 12, 2019

Cozy Fall Crafts

Cozy Fall Crafts

Make fabric pumpkins and no-sew blankets with AC After Dark! Materials and snacks will be provided. Contact Elizabeth Hart with any questions.

Students Only

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us for this informal weekly gathering of math/stat faculty and students for lunch and conversation. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other students interested in math and statistics and to get to know your professors in a casual atmosphere. We hope you will join us!

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Philosophy Club

Friendly conversations and presentations on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and other philosophical subjects.

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for the Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

Students Only

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Liz Agosto, Dean of Students

The Life Stories Lunch 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 the Counseling Center and the Wellness Team.

DIY Face Mask Night

DIY Face Mask Night

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Greenway C, Greenway C/D Bridge

Make your own natural spa-worthy face masks with Amherst Beauty & Cosmetics for bright, glowing skin! All the ingredients—honey, avocado, yogurt, etc.,—and container jars will be provided. There will also be Insomnia cookies!

Students Only

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Puffers Pond in Amherst

Holy Stroll

1:00 pm Puffers Pond

Join us for a Holy Stroll, as we will take the basic elements of Christian worship out in the natural world. Walking along Puffers Pond, we will pause to pray, read and reflect on scripture. We will share in fellowship while we walk, and at the waters edge we will break bread together in the sacrament of Communion/Eucharist. We will leave campus by 1:15 p.m. and plan to return by 5 p.m. Please email RSL Protestant Advisor Rev. Anna Woofenden, awoofenden@amherst.edu, by Friday, October 18, to reserve a spot.

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us for this informal weekly gathering of math/stat faculty and students for lunch and conversation. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other students interested in math and statistics and to get to know your professors in a casual atmosphere. We hope you will join us!

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

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, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Pan and Bi Joy every other Tuesday. Second meeting on October 8th

Pan and Bi Joy (PB+J)

An inclusive, safe, and comforting environment for individuals centering those who identify with the bisexual and pansexual spectrum where people can talk about the intersectionality of their sexuality, their other identities, and other aspects of their lives.

Students Only

Philosophy Club

Friendly conversations and presentations on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and other philosophical subjects.

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Observation and Action poster

Observation and Action: Contemplation with Guitar

Through a structured and direct experience of silence, sound, time, and acoustic space, we will practice simplicity, presence and togetherness. No prior experience with music or meditation is required.
Guitars will be available for student use. If you have an acoustic guitar, you are welcome to bring it.
This session will be presented by Vic Rawlings, a musician, instrument builder, sound installation artist, and filmmaker based in western Massachusetts, in collaboration with Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor for Religious and Spiritual Life.

QTPOC Affinity Space and Dinner

The Amherst College Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Space centers students from Amherst College and within the Five Colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. Presented by the QRC and MRC.
Staff and faculty who identify with the QTPOC community are welcome to attend!
Dinner will be served on: 09/25*, 10/23*, 11/20* (in the QRC)
Just discussion will be hosted on: 10/09, 11/06, 12/04 (in the MRC)

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Create, Connect, Construct: A Collage Event

Create, Connect, Construct: A Collage Event

Come unwind with the PAs with a low-key night of collaging! Bonus: Insomnia cookies and hot tea.

Students Only

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us for this informal weekly gathering of math/stat faculty and students for lunch and conversation. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other students interested in math and statistics and to get to know your professors in a casual atmosphere. We hope you will join us!

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Photo of the outside of Valentine Dining Hall

Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

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, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Philosophy Club

Friendly conversations and presentations on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and other philosophical subjects.

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Attempted Adults

Attempted Adults Podcast – Live Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall

Feel like you’re faking adulthood? No one gives you a certificate of adulthood, there’s no checklist to make sure you know all the things, yet here we are...adulting. This episode will focus on burnout, activism and self-care in today’s social and political climate. Antonio’s pizza provided. Sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Resource Center Team.