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Type of Event

Event Calendar

December 2019

Mon, Dec 2, 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!

Healthy Relationships Week

Come learn why everyone deserves a healthy relationship with the Peer Advocates. Find us tabling in Val and Keefe this week.

Tue, Dec 3, 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, Dec 4, 2019

Active Minds Meeting: Planning for Next Semester!

This will be Active Minds last meeting for this semester. We will be discussing future events that we would like to do in the spring, including planning for the mental health exhibit in Keefe featuring members of the Amherst community. We would love for anyone to join if you have ideas or would just like to sit and see what comes up. Don't worry if you haven’t been to a meeting before; it’s never too late to get involved!

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, Dec 5, 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!

Fri, Dec 6, 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.

D.I.Y. Lip Balm Night on December 6th from 7 to 8PM on the bridge between Greenway C and D. Natural ingredients, Insomnia cookies, and fun!

Amherst Beauty and Cosmetics D.I.Y. Lip Balm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greenway C, Bridge between Greenway C and D

Come fight the cold by making some homemade lip balm using natural ingredients and friendship! Mostly natural ingredients honestly, but there will also be awesome people and Insomnia cookies so come on by and have some fun!

Sat, Dec 7, 2019

Zumba Class

Come join us for the last two Zumba classes for this semester taught by fellow student Alondra Saucedo Espinno ’22! Zumba is a fun, dance-based workout where rhythms we will be using include cumbia, salsa, dembow, reggaetón and many more! All levels of fitness are welcome!

Mon, Dec 9, 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!

Relaxation Stations: A Survivor-Centered Self-Care Event

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and the Women’s and Gender Center for a relaxing night of journaling, creating personalized self-care kits, coloring, body-scrub making, cookies AND massages! Supplies and massages will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. All are welcome to attend!
For accessibility and accommodations, please contact wgc@amherst.edu or 413-542-5667.

Tue, Dec 10, 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.

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, Dec 12, 2019

STEM Newspaper Introductory Meeting

Are you interested in research on campus? Writing? Pizza? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, then stop by the Science Center Cafe to learn about and help shape a yet-to-be named startup, student-led STEM newspaper. Take a pizza break during reading period to share your input on what’s realistic for writers, a possible paper name and more! If interested, please fill out this RSVP form (https://forms.gle/Na5h3uVPmd6P46nbA) by this Wednesday, December 11, so we can have enough food.

Students Only

Mon, Dec 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!

Listening Section: Untenured Faculty

The Untenured Faculty Consultative Group would like to invite untenured faculty to a listening session. If you cannot come but would still like to share your thoughts with us, you can also use the following online form: https://forms.gle/6XaDbSSvc1Crjo4d6 or email us (Marc Edwards, Kristen Gardener, Mary Hicks, Eleonora Mattiacci) directly.

Tue, Dec 17, 2019

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.

Ongoing Events

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National College Health Assessment

until Dec 1 Check your email for the online survey

The National College Health Assessemnt is a survey that collects data about students’ habits, behaviors, and perceptions on a variety of health topics. The survey is completely voluntary and confidential. The information helps us learn about student health and wellbeing and the results assist us in improving programming and informs our allocation of resources. This data will help us identify what is working and what we need to do better. Please search your email for NCHA and click the link to take the survey. The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Students Only