Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Apr 20, 2018

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Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Session Topic: "Poems About Poets & Poetry"

In honor of National Poetry Month, the April discussion will focus on some of Emily Dickinson’s poems about poets and poetry. For comparison’s sake, we will also look at other poets’ poems on the same topic, including poetry by Marianne Moore, Archibald Macleish and Pablo Neruda. Some of the Dickinson selections are familiar; others less so.

The fee for Emily Dickinson Museum members is $12/session; the fee for non-members is $15/session.

Leader: Bruce M. Penniman taught writing, speech and literature at Amherst Regional High School from 1971 to 2007. He is the site director of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project and lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1999 he was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and a finalist for National Teacher of the Year, and he is the author of Building the English Classroom: Foundations, Support, Success (NCTE, 2009). He has served as a teacher curriculum mentor in all three NEH "Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry and Place" workshops and has facilitated discussions in the Poetry Discussion Group on topics ranging from "Emily Dickinson and the Bible" to "Emily Dickinson and Science."

Women of Color Luncheon

Come join us for our last Women of Color Luncheon! We will have a chocolate fondue bar and decompress in preparation for the end of the semester. Lunch will be served. This is a space that centers women of color.

Chinese Language Table

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The conference room is just inside the main entrance, on the right hand side. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Friday from 1 - 2 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m.

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Men's Baseball Amherst Baseball Pride Game

Join us on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. for the Amherst baseball team’s second annual Pride Game! Hosted by Amherst Athletes and Allies, the QRC, AAS, Student Activities, and the Amherst baseball team, the goal of the event is to show support for Amherst’s LGBTQ+ community and raise money for the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY). Stop by for free food, lawn games, a raffle and lots of pride!

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Men's Baseball Amherst Pride Game

Come join us on Friday, April 20, for the Amherst baseball team's second annual Pride Game! Hosted by Amherst Athletes and Allies, the QRC, the AAS, Student Activities and the Amherst baseball team, the goal of this event is to show support for our College's LGBTQ+ community and raise money for the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY). The event will feature food, lawn games, a raffle and lots of pride!

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"Emergent Ecologies of the Middle East"

Panel will present and discuss highlights of the intersections of environmental transformations, politics and cultures in the contemporary Middle East. Guest panelists are Jessica Barnes (University of South Carolina), Tessa Farmer (University of Virginia), Simone Poperl (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College).

For more information, contact Caterina Scaramelli at cscaramelli@amherst.edu.

Launch Party - Confluences: Lost & Found in Translation

Come and celebrate with refreshments and conversation the launch of Amherst College's online multilingual magazine: Confluences: Lost & Found in Translation. Meet some of the writers and translators and find out how to get involved in this exciting new project.

Summer 2018 Funded Experience Pre-departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid
internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session. During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity. Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend a workshop in person should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

Glee Club Performance

The Glee Club performs works chosen by graduating students. Free.

DWAI

DWAI: Spring Concert Weekend Party

To get you all hyped for the upcoming Spring Concert, the Office of Student Activities and C-Flight present DWAI on Friday May 20 at The Powerhouse from 11 p.m.-2 a.m.!
Beer and cider will be served (21+)
There will be food!

Event is open to everyone. Come through!

Students Only

Tomorrow - Sat, Apr 21, 2018

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Weekly Tour at the Mead!

Join us for a tour with Stephen Johnson '19. Stephen is an art history major, and his tour will focus on ideas of material and digital manipulation across the exhibitions on view. This tour is free and open to all!

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Community Day at the Mead!

Join us for storytelling with handmade snake books, poetry and improvisation with artworks, scents and aromatherapy for memory, exploring the small home revolution in Western Mass, food and drink. Bring your family, your neighbor, a work buddy, an old friend or a new friend. Free and open to all!

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Amherst College Chorus and Glee Club Performances

Saturday evening, April 21, at 5 p.m., the Amherst College Chorus and Glee Club perform works both individually and combined. Featured works include folk music of the Pacific rim and Europe, and selections from Forrest Pierce’s All-Night Vigil of Rabi'a al-Adawiyya with cello accompaniment. Each group also presents music with texts by Amherst poets Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson.

The Amherst College Choral Society is led by Visiting Lecturer and Interim Choir Director Dr. Gregory W. Brown ’98 and Assistant Director Rebecca Ruescher ’17. Dr. Brown holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and The University of Georgia and maintains an active career as a composer.

Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Five College Networking Social and Party

Five College Networking Social Event and Party

Come out and network with Five College Students all over the Pioneer Valley with this fun, laid back social and party! Even if you are not a Five College student, come collaborate and see what we are all working on and how we can find those with similar interests, collaborate, and maybe even start billion-dollar businesses. Come in your best-dressed or come in your casual-best, but also come with some ideas or projects that you're working on, and get inspired or inspire somebody else. Let's create change together!

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Amherst College Spring Concert

Campus Activities Board presents our 2018 Spring Concert: DRAM, Chelsea Cutler & The Main Squeeze. The Concert will be held in LeFrak Gym on April 21 at 8.30 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m.

Amherst College students can pick up their free tickets from Keefe 019 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or the night of the concert at LeFrak Gym beginning at 7 p.m. General admission tickets may be purchased for $15.00 (in cash) at the dates/times listed above.

Tickets Required

Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Mock Case Consulting Interviews

Practice is the key to success in the consulting interview. Consulting interviews include fit/behavior questions, market sizing questions and the case interview. If you are recruiting this spring/summer/fall for a consulting internship or full-time position, you need to practice; the mock interview is a great way to gain an understanding of your strengths and areas to improve. Members of the class of 2018 who successfully interviewed last fall and will be starting full time positions with consulting firms have agreed to host several mock interview sessions.

Interviews are 1 hour long and consist of a 45 minute mock interview including case interview, followed by 15 minutes of feedback. If you are interested, email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) with your top 3 preferred times. You will receive a confirmation for your time slot. You should plan as if this were a real interview (proper attire, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Choral Society in Loft

Concert Choir Performance

The Choral Society invites you to a free noon brunch in Arms followed by 1 p.m. performance. Both events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

At 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, April 22, the Amherst College Concert Choir performs a wide variety of unaccompanied music. Featured selections include the North American premiere of Sarah Rimkus’s Mater Dei along with other Marian settings including Rachmaninov's classic Bogoroditse Devo. The choir will also present local composer Alice Parker’s arrangement of Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal.

The Amherst College Choral Society is led by Visiting Lecturer and Interim Choir Director Dr. Gregory W. Brown (AC ’98) and Assistant Director, Rebecca Ruescher (AC ’17). Dr. Brown holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and The University of Georgia and maintains an active career as a composer.

Mr. Sun, piano

Open Piano Masterclass with Smith's Jiayan Sun

Masterclass for Music 310 with visiting pianist at Smith College, Jiayan Sun.

Mr. Sun, Smith College's Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano and Lecturer in Music, works with Amherst College Seniors Minato Sakamoto and Phuong-Nghi Pham.

Free and open to the public.

Share the Share Fest at Book & Plow Farm: Free and open to the public; Earth Day, April 22nd, 4-7pm; Square dancing, food, live music; Benefit for community-subsidized vegetable shares

Share the Share Fest at Book & Plow Farm!

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book and Plow Farm, Tuttle Hill

All community members are welcome to come to Book & Plow Farm on Earth Day to join the Food Justice Alliance for Share the Share Fest! There will be square dancing, music, local food, and beer tasting for Amherst College students (21+). Free admission and family friendly! This event is open to all Five College members and residents of Amherst. We will be collecting donations to benefit the subsidization of community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares from Book and Plow for members of the Amherst community.

Mon, Apr 23, 2018

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Flr.

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The conference room is just inside the main entrance, on the right hand side. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m., and Fridays from 1 - 2 p.m.

Math & Stats Table

Please come join us on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Valentine terrace room A (down the stairs). Come and have lunch with fellow math and stats students, majors and professors! Everyone is welcome - you don't need to be a math or stats major. We often chat about math and stats-related topics, but we also talk about lots of other things and it's a great chance to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!

Ongoing Events

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On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions - Beneski Museum of Natural History

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinctions, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19 until May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 19 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.