Event Calendar

November 2018

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

The Low Down on Going Down

Join the QRC and the SHEs for a student-led panel who will share their tricks and tips for "going down." We will discuss practicing safe and consensual sex in a body-positive, queer-positive way, and we'll provide safer sex resources. As is traditional, we will serve ice cream and refreshments!

Meet the Wellness Team!

Meet the Wellness Team

Come meet the Wellness Team! We're hiring first-years and sophomores to help us promote mental health and well-being initiatives on campus. Applications are due on November 9 to Jessica Gifford at jgifford@amherst.edu

Students Only

Fri, Nov 2, 2018

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Mon, Nov 5, 2018

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

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

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, 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.

Love Black Love

The Queer Resource Center and the Black Student Union presents Love Black Love. Join us in a discussion on what Black love is, and how Black people can form loving relationships. We will also pay close attention to non-cisheteronormative relationships

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

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!

Trans Empowerment Nonbinary Affinity Space

Join the Women’s and Gender Center and Queer Resource Center for our Trans Empowerment Week installment of Nonbinary Affinity Space. We will have snacks and talk about what empowerment and community look like for us. This space is meant to center the voices and experiences of nonbinary students, faculty and staff.

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

QTPOC Dinner with Alok Vaid-Menon

QTPOC Dinner with Alok Vaid-Menon

Join us for a QTPOC dinner with Alok Vaid-Menon! This event specifically centers queer and trans people of color.
Alok (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator and entertainer. Their eclectic sense of style, political comedy and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times and more.

Fri, Nov 9, 2018

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Robert Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies

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.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Sun, Nov 11, 2018

Project ReCul Meeting

Are you interested in preserving regional culture? Project ReCul is a student-run group that aims to strengthen cultural diversity by providing a global platform that empowers youth to rediscover their regional cultures through languages and dialects and express their merits through the arts. We aim to afford youth a platform of expression in own their tongue. If you want to learn more about Project ReCul, please come to our table at Valentine Hall on Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level.

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

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

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Artificial Intelligence Club

Come to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Club for pizza & heated debates on the nature of (machine) intelligence, the ethics of facial recognition, the economic impact of self-driving cars and much more! We'll also discuss (optional) planned machine learning projects for the semester.

Everyone is welcome! To participate:
- You do not need to know how to code!
- You do not need any CS experience!

Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

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, 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, Nov 14, 2018

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, Nov 15, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Survivor Support Series: Hooked on Crochet

Survivor Support Series: Hooked on Crochet

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Chapin Hall, John Pemberton III Lounge

Learn the basics of crochet and how it can be used as a method of grounding for anxiety or intrusive thoughts with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and instructor Kaylee Brow! Materials and light refreshments will be provided. Although this event is focused on survivors, all are welcome to attend!

Survivor Support Series: Hooked on Crochet

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Chapin Hall, John Pemberton III Lounge

Come learn the basics of crocheting and how crochet can be used as a self-soothing technique for anxious and intrusive thoughts with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and instructor Kaylee Brow. Materials and light refreshments will be provided.

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Mon, Nov 19, 2018

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

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

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

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Study Abroad Pre-departure Meeting

If you're studying away in Spring 2019...

1. Attend one pre-departure meeting! We have scheduled them early (November 26 at 7 p.m. and December 6 at 4 p.m.) since we know end of term is very busy for you. Kindly R.S.V.P. for a meeting by Friday, November 23.

2. Submit your educational leave form by December 1.

3. Meet with Dean Kate Gentile (x2296) if you receive financial aid to learn how your aid package will transfer.

Students Only

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

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, 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.

Responding to Students in Distress Workshop

This workshop will help participants recognize signs that a student may be struggling with emotional or mental health issues. It will offer suggestions on how to respond to concerns and connect students to appropriate resources. All members of the Amherst community are welcome. In this workshop we will discuss common stressors, identify “red flags” that may indicate risk, offer suggestions on how to talk with students about a concern and provide an overview of campus resources. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Wed, Nov 28, 2018

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, Nov 29, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Fri, Nov 30, 2018

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Traci Roy, Lead Certified Medical Assistant

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.

Letter Writing & Coloring Social

AC After Dark Letter Writing and Coloring Social

Write letters to loved ones, relax with coloring books and doodle in free journals provided by the wellness team. Supplies, stamps and snacks will be provided.

Students Only