Event Calendar

September 2020

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Sessions include guided meditation and discussion. New topic each week. Focused toward students, with faculty and staff welcome.
Please click here for the Zoom link. For more info please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Mon, Sep 7, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Sessions include guided meditation and discussion. New topic each week. Focused toward students, with faculty and staff welcome.
Please click here for the Zoom link. For more info please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

silhouette in front of sunset

Mindfulness Tune Ups, 15-minute slots under the RSL canopy on Main Quad

Having a tough time staying in the moment? Thoughts or worries taking up too much space? Or just want to enjoy the simple things more? Stop by for a brief coaching session on personally tailored mindfulness tools. Sessions will include conversation and guided meditation, and participants will be given resources to practice on their own. Please come ready to share about an aspect of your daily life in which you'd like to be more present and grounded. All on campus students welcome to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444AEAE28A4FA7-mindfulness
Sessions provided by Religious and Spiritual Life Director Harrison Blum. More info: hblum@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Field of sunflowers

Drop In Hours with Amanda Vann, Director of Health Education

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Student Activities Tent 2- by the Mead!

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours in the Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead. Stop by to meet with with a member of the Health Education team, ask a question, or get some free resources and giveaways! From 10 am to noon on Friday, Director of Health Education will be in the tent, come by and say hi!

Health Education Office Hours with the Sexual Respect Educator

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours in the Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead. Stop by to meet with a member of the Health Education team, ask a question or get some free resources! Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available from 1-3 PM on Friday, September 11. Stop by and say hello!

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Sessions include guided meditation and discussion. New topic each week. Focused toward students, with faculty and staff welcome.
Please click here for the Zoom link. For more info please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Val Tent #4 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413.542.5964

Students Only

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Image of a Gold Mine Rail

Virtual Escape Room: Gold Rush

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Looking for an opportunity to meet other students? 4 Gold Rush Escape Rooms are running next week! For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California. No one was captivated more than Clyde Hamilton, a greedy gold prospector who loved to gamble. Clyde made too many bets with the wrong crowd and now he’s missing. You’ve been tipped off to where he stashed his gold.. but so has the mob. Find it first!

Students Only

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Health Ed Office Hours with the Sexual Respect Educator

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours in the Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead. Stop by to meet with with a member of the Health Education team, ask a question or get some free resources! Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available from 2-4 PM on Friday, September 18. Stop by and say hello!

Image of a Gold Mine Rail

Virtual Escape Room: Gold Rush

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Looking for an opportunity to meet other students? 4 Gold Rush Escape Rooms are running next week! For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California. No one was captivated more than Clyde Hamilton, a greedy gold prospector who loved to gamble. Clyde made too many bets with the wrong crowd and now he’s missing. You’ve been tipped off to where he stashed his gold.. but so has the mob. Find it first!

Students Only

Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Book & Plow Community Clean This Sunday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Hello! There is more food in our farm fields than we are sending to the Dining Hall. We are looking for up to nine students on Sunday, Sept. 20, to come up to the farm and harvest and wash vegetables for donation to the Amherst Survival Center. On both days we will meet up at the farm greenhouse at 9:00 AM; wear masks and clothes and shoes that can get a little dirty. Email Farmer Maida at mives@amherst.edu to get confirmation.

Students Only
Registration Required

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Sessions include guided meditation and discussion. New topic each week. Focused toward students, with faculty and staff welcome.
Please click here for the Zoom link. For more info please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Val Tent #4 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Meet The SHEs - Office Hour!

Stop by the tent in front of the Mead Art Museum to pick up gift bags, stickers, health ed supplies, and to meet several Student Health Educators in person! You will be able to get more information about the virtual "Meet the SHEs" event this Friday and have any questions about alcohol, sexual health, managing stress, and other well-being related topics answered here.

Student Health Educators Office Hours

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mead Art Museum, Student Activities Tend #2(outside Mead)

Come by Student Activities Tent #2 (outside the Mead) from 1-3 p.m. to meet the on-campus SHEs EJ and Kathleen! These student health educators are ready to chat about health-related topics for college students, meet new students and reconnect with returning ones, and talk about some of the health resources and programming for the semester. Curious how the condoms show up in the bathroom, want to brainstorm ideas on how to prioritize sleep, or just want to meet two cool people? Swing by!

Can't make it? Come to the Meet the SHES virtual event Friday, Sept. 25, from 4-5 p.m. Link below to register.

Students Only
Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413.542.5964

Students Only

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Flu Clinic

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Plants as Healing

Plants As Healing

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

If you would like to promote healing through plants, join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with the Book & Plow Farm to learn how to make floral wreaths and tea bags! We will be utilizing the flowers and herbs grown at the farm as well as providing Peer Advocate resources. If you are not able to make it, check out our instagram (@amherst_pa) during or after the event for a step by step tutorial! This event is part of our Survivor Support Series. All are welcome!
If you have any questions, contact peeradvocate@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-2760.

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Flu Clinic

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Health Ed Office Hours with the Sexual Respect Educator

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Val Quad Tent #3

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours. Stop by to meet with with a member of the Health Education team and ask a question, find out about upcoming opportunities on campus, and get some free resources! Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available Friday, September 25, from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM on Val Quad Tent #3. Stop by and say hello!

Meet the SHEs Virtual Event

The SHEs will be hosting their first official event of the year …HOORAY!  This Friday, on the 25th, we will have a virtual meet-and-greet with many of the SHEs, which will be taking place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST in the afternoon. This event was originally inspired by the SHE’s traditional in-person, introductory meeting, which takes place at the beginning of each year, and is where students are invited to meet our team of student health educators, ask questions, and get to know us!  Unfortunately, since this is not a normal school year, and we are unable to host that same type of gathering this fall, we’ve decided to create this virtual space to do the same thing.  So, on Friday, please come with your questions!  This will be an informal opportunity for all of us to get to know one another in spite of being in different places, timezones, grades, and classes.

Students Only

Sun, Sep 27, 2020

Shofar and prayer book

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

Join us as we come together to begin the 25-hour period of fasting and introspection with an in-person, socially-distanced prayer service. The service begins with the Kol Nidre prayer and includes prayers of forgiveness. Please sign up for a spot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5AF2DA6F4C16-yomkippur

Students Only
Registration Required

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

The OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Gates of heaven closing

Yom Kippur Yizkor/Neilah (Memorial/Concluding) Service

Join us for in-person, socially-distanced prayer services to conclude Yom Kippur. We will start with a Yizkor service to honor deceased in our families and community. We will read and discuss the Book of Jonah. As the sun begins to set we will do the Neilah/Concluding Service. Space is limited, so please sign up here to reserve a spot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5AF2DA6F4C16-yomkippur1

Students Only
Registration Required

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Strategies for Staying Sane Through Stress and Uncertainty

We humans are better at bouncing back from bad news than we are at adapting to uncertainty. Continuous change and uncertainty cause a great deal of stress because we don’t have anything stable to adapt and adjust to. In times of upheaval, it is more important than ever to attend to our own wellbeing and the health of our communities. This workshop will help participants differentiate between stressors (causes of stress), and the physiological stress response, and will offer concrete strategies for addressing the stress caused by uncertainty.

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Sessions include guided meditation and discussion. New topic each week. Focused toward students, with faculty and staff welcome.
Please click here for the Zoom link. For more info please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Val Tent #4 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413.542.5964

Students Only
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Why We Act: A Conversation on Bystander Intervention with Professor Catherine Sanderson

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/whyweact

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect for a presentation and conversation with Amherst College Psychology Professor Catherine Sanderson on her new book, Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels on Wednesday, September 30, from 4-5 PM EST on Zoom. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy of the book! Questions? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at 413-542-2760 or lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education, Centering Student Wellbeing.

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/whyweact
Meeting ID: 952 9267 8176
Passcode: 855806