Event Calendar

September 2019

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

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.

Cadigan Center Open House

Hot Falafel, Deep Thoughts: An Open House with Religious & Spiritual Life

Come meet Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) staff and student group leaders at this casual gathering on Tues., Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Cadigan Center. Vegan/kosher/halal snacks provided from Pita Pocket.

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Keefe Health Center & Health Education Open House

Come and join us for The Keefe Health Center Open House! There will be light refreshments and cookies! This will be a chance to connect with our Health Services staff and other students.

Students Only

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

First Shabbat of the Year

Join Amherst Hillel in celebrating Shabbat as we celebrate the end of the first week. Eat great food with a welcoming community as you learn about Jewish life at Amherst.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Debate Society Demo Debate

Join us for the first practice of the year! Amherst Debate Society will be having a demo debate featuring our varsity members. The topic of the debate will be whether or not to make all salaries public.

Students Only

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

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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.

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The Amherst Student Intro Meeting

Want to learn more about Amherst College’s only newspaper? We are a staff of 20+ reporters, editors, designers, photographers, digital managers and publishers. Every week, we work in the newsroom on Tuesdays to put out the paper, both print and online, on Wednesday. In recent years, we have broken news on hate incidents on campus, higher tenure rates among faculty of color, underutilized funding, gender disparities in athletics, student protests including Amherst Uprising in 2015, Hampshire’s financial crisis and more. Our content has been cited in publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Now This News. Our staffers have gone on to earn internships and/or full-time positions at The New York Times, The Atlantic, Stars and Stripes, Politico, Forbes and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The paper comprises four sections: news, opinion, arts and living, and sports. Writers are assigned articles to submit on Sunday/Monday depending on the section. Designers work on Tuesdays in the office to lay out pages using InDesign. Our photographers’ work is published every week, and we also started publishing editorial cartoons last year. Our digital managers man a robust social media presence while publishers handle finances and advertising.
At the intro meeting, you’ll get a chance to connect with editors and scope out different sections. There’s definitely room for anyone who wants to contribute, so we hope to see you there.
Please contact Shawna Chen at schen20@amherst.edu and Emma Swislow at eswislow20@amherst.edu with any questions or concerns.

Students Only

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

La Causa’s First Meeting

Come celebrate and share your Latinx pride at La Causa’s first meeting of the Fall 2019 semester! There will be games, activities and catering from El Comalito.

Students Only

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

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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.

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Natural Tie-Dye at Book & Plow Farm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Book and Plow Farm

Come tie-dye t-shirts using all-natural dyes at Book & Plow farm! T-shirts will be provided. This event also includes a short nature walk around the farm while the shirts dry, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get a bit dirty.
We will meet at Keefe at 6 p.m. to walk over to the farm (about 10 minutes).

Students Only

Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Mock Case Consulting Interviews: Fall 2019

PRACTICE is the key to success in Case Interviews, whether preparing for consulting interviews, private equity or even asset management. It is important to practice your structure and communicating your thought process and proposed solution. These mock interviews are a great way to gain an understanding of your strengths and areas for improvement. Members of the class of 2020 who have successfully interviewed and landed full-time positions at consulting firms will be hosting one-hour mock interviews all day in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45-minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session, and will begin on the hour at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Space is limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible. If all spots are filled, there will be a waiting list created. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Students Only
Registration Required
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!

Herb Walk

2:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

Come pick your own flowers and herbs and learn about their medicinal/beneficial uses from student-farmers! We'll meet at Keefe Campus Center and walk up to Book & Plow Farm together!

Mon, Sep 16, 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, Sep 17, 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.

FLI At Amherst

FLI At Amherst

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, CDSL (204 Keefe Campus Center)

Come to FLI At Amherst! It’s an open discussion circle centering first generation and/or low-income student perspectives where we explore our connections to home and community and our experiences in college and beyond! The topic-based discussion circle is facilitated by Alex Kim from the Counseling Center.

Students Only

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, Sep 19, 2019

Fresh Salsa and New Friends

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Book and Plow Farm Greenhouse on Tuttle Hill

Harvest your own ingredients to prepare salsa with Book and Plow veggies and get to know other members of the Amherst College community. Leave from the Powerhouse at 5 p.m. to walk up to the Greenhouse on Tuttle Hill (or meet us there at 5:15). We'll talk, chop, snack and make a flower bouquet to take home.

First Russian Tea of the Year!

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for the first Russian Tea of the year. All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. There will be donuts!

Students Only

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

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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.

Math & Stats: Welcome Tea Reception Invitation, Friday Sept. 20, 3 - 4:30 PM, Ford 107 Event Space

Math & Stats: Welcome Tea Reception

Please join the Math & Stats faculty for our annual fall Welcome Tea reception. Math & Stats majors, students and enthusiasts are welcome to attend. We will have tea-infused treats, hot & cold teas and games. Please come for as long or as short a time as you can. We look forward to hearing what you have been up to over the summer!

Mon, Sep 23, 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!

Kurt Morris standing outdoors with his arms folded in front of him

"Combating Loneliness and Finding Belonging"

Loneliness is one of the biggest issues facing college students today. In this presentation, award-winning mental health speaker Kurt Morris shares his struggle with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, and how it led to severe loneliness in his life. Additionally, he explains why students have such difficulty finding belonging in college and methods they can use to empower themselves to combat loneliness.

Tue, Sep 24, 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.

Frost Cafe

Meet, Greet & Treat

Stop by to chat with counselors from the Counseling Center and students from Active Minds, SHEs, PAs and the Wellness Team and get to know a little more about who we are and what we do. We'll treat you to a free coffee, tea or cookie from Frost Café.

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, Sep 25, 2019

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Welcome Coffee Hour

This introductory meeting is a great chance to learn more about AWIS and our goals on campus, as well as to meet members of our organization. AWIS members will discuss upcoming events this semester and we will have an informal panel of students representing various STEM disciplines share their experiences. Donuts will also be provided. Feel free to come as long as you're able; we'd love to see you there!
*Note that this event is open to all regardless of gender.

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, Sep 26, 2019

Meet the PAs: September 26th, 6-8pm in the McCaffrey Room

Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Meet & Greet

Bubble tea & casual conversation with the Peer Advocates.

Catherine Sanderson

Mastering Mindset: Talk and Tacos with Professor Catherine Sanderson

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall

Professor Sanderson will talk about her new book, The Positive Shift, which offers practical and easy strategies for changing maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors to live healthier, happier lives. The book combines cutting-edge research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as engaging real-world stories, to demonstrate how we can make minor tweaks in our mindset to live our best life. Ten autographed books will be raffled. Chipotle tacos provided. This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Please 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.

Students Only

Fri, Sep 27, 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.

Wellness Fair

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! Rain date is October 4. This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Week and is sponsored by numerous campus partners and supported by the Community Mental Health Fund.

Women of Color Luncheon in the WGC

Join us for a discussion around holding intersectional identities as women of color. Food will be served. This is a space that centers around self-identifying women of color.
For accessibility and accommodations, contact WGC@amherst.edu.

Mon, Sep 30, 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!