Event Calendar

February 2019

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Susan Daniels, Associate in Public Speaking

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.

Breathing and Blooming poster

Breathing and Blooming

Join Religious and Spiritual Life and First Year Experience at a regroup for the spring semester through simple mindfulness practices and peer discussion. All first year students welcome and food will be served!

Students Only

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Join yoga teacher Molly Kitchen for this part theory, part practice workshop! She will first explain the basics of trauma-informed yoga and why it's important. Next, she will lead a group practice focused on personal choice and simple, accessible postures. Then she will finish with a period of relaxation, with time for questions and answers. No yoga experience necessary. Feel free to bring a mat if you have one, but they are not required. Each participant will be given a consent card to keep for their yoga practice. Brought to you by the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect. #SurvivorSupportSeries

Reproductive Justice Alliance Introductory Meeting

Stop by the Reproductive Justice Alliance's spring introductory meeting to learn more about the club and get involved! All are welcome. There will be food!

Students Only

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

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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, Feb 6, 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!

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

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.

Sat, Feb 9, 2019

Poster has a dark purple background with orange flowers along the left side. There is large orange text that reads "Middle Eastern Students and Studies Association", smaller yellow text reads "Introductory Dinner", and even smaller yellow text at the bottom reads "Pita Pockets. 193 Main Street, Northampton. For accessibility contact tpavao21@amherst.edu"

MESSA Intro Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pita Pockets (Northampton)

This will be the intro meeting of the Middle Eastern Students and Studies Association. It is open to all.

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

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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, Feb 13, 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!

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

LitFest Event Poster

LitFest PreFest

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Already excited for LitFest 2019? Join The Common for a pre-LitFest study break in the CHI with snacks, games and free books. This year we'll be giving away books by LitFest headliners Jamel Brinkley, Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Kolbert and more. Insomnia cookies and Antonio's pizza will be provided.

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

A safe space for five-college students who identify along either the Asexual or Aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. Chocolate fondue and cake will be served. Conversation will focus on a community brainstorm on what an Ace/Aro support group can look like!

Ace/Aro Cake + Fondue

A safe space for Five College students who identify along either the asexual or aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. Chocolate fondue and cake will be served. Conversation will focus on a community brainstorm on what an Ace/Aro support group can look like!

Thursday (Valentine’s Day) from 4-5 p.m. at the QRC

For accessibility questions and needs, contact qrc@amehrst.edu or 413.542.5964

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.

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Dick Aronson, Health Professions Adviser and Assistant Dean of Students

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.

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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, Feb 20, 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!

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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.

First KDSAP Meeting

Interested in community service and real hands-on medical experience? The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) will be running a free kidney disease screening for the Amherst public this April. We also help out at a local soup kitchen and run events on campus relating to medicine. All are very welcome, whether pre-health, pre-anything-at-all, or pre-I-don't-know!

Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Fitness Center Open House

Fitness Center Open House with scavenger hunt, bubble tea and raffle!

Want to learn about what the Fitness Center has to offer? Drop by between 12:30 and 2 p.m. on Friday February 22 to meet the staff, take a tour, and/or get to know how to use the machines. Complete a quick scavenger hunt for a cup of bubble tea and to enter a raffle! Sponsored by the Wellness Team and Athletics.

Mon, Feb 25, 2019

Peer Advocate's 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect will be tabling this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Powerhouse. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Peer Advocate's 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect will be tabling in Val and and the Keefe Campus Center this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Powerhouse. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!

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, Feb 27, 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!

Peer Advocates' 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect will be tabling in Val and and the Keefe Campus Center this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Power House. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Burnout

Burnout Prevention: the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Dynamic speaker and bestselling author Emily Nagoski, PhD, will give a talk on her newly released book, Burnout, which explores the gap between societal expectations of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” when you’re already operating at 110% and aren’t recognized for it? Nagoski explains what we’re up against with compassion—and offers concrete strategies to end the stress cycle and fight back. This session is geared toward staff and faculty.

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.

Burnout

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Dynamic speaker and bestselling author Emily Nagoski, PhD, will give a talk on her newly released book, Burnout, which explores the gap between societal expectations of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” when you’re already operating at 110% and aren’t recognized for it? Nagoski explains what we’re up against with compassion—and offers concrete strategies to end the stress cycle and fight back. This event is geared toward students.

Peer Advocates' 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect will be tabling this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Powerhouse. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!