Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Marsh House Music: Boycott, Cordelia's Dad and Monument Thief

On Friday, Nov. 17, join Boycott, Cordelia's Dad and Monument Thief at Marsh Arts House for an eclectic evening of music as Cordelia's Dad celebrates 30 years since its debut concert in the same venue. The concert begins at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

Did you say eclectic? Why, yes.

Boycott: Lady brass band bringing '90s pop jams, NOLA funk and everything in between.

Cordelia's Dad: The only band to have performed with both Nirvana and Doc Watson.

Monument Thief: A two-piece Rhode Island-based rock group.

Globe and reel

International Movie Nights: Taare Zameen Par

Kick off your November break with the Office of Residential Life and the Center for International Student Engagement for our second Movie Night this on November 17 from 9:30-11:30 p.m in the Charles Pratt common room. For the second installation in the program, we will be watching "Taare Zameen Par" from India. The goal of this series of events is to show movies from different countries in celebration of our Amherst global community and appreciation of various art forms. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Tomorrow - Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The logo for NPR quiz show Says You!

Taping of NPR Quiz Show "Says You!"

NPR quiz program Says You!, a modern parlor game “of words and whimsy, bluff and bluster" heard locally on NEPR Radio (88.5 FM) from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, will record two shows on campus. Two Amherst College faculty members will play the game with the full regular cast in front of a live audience.

For those unfamiliar with the show: Take one word, add two teams, create three definitions and throw in an enthusiastic crowd. The two teams vie each week to stump each other with their knowledge and some wild definitions. Tickets are required and can be reserved through the link below.

Tickets Required

Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Evie

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 on Tuesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. for office hours at Frost Library. In nice weather, this will be held on the lawn in front of Frost. In poor weather, it will be beside Frost Cafe. This event is co-sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Amherst College Library.

Wed, Nov 22, 2017

QTPOC GROUP

QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Wellness Hour

Come hang with the Wellness Team on Thursday's from 8-9 p.m. in Frost Cafe to play with silly putty, journal, read a children's book or color. Wellness Hour is an easy and fun way to de-stress in a casual setting.

Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Fancy book

Leisure Reading Afternoons

Join the Office of Residential Life in an afternoon of leisure reading in Stearns common room every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Bring a book, a cozy blanket/stuffed animal and reading material. It can be in any form and from any genre. Come make new friends who love to read, de-stress, maybe accomplish your new year reading resolutions and gain all the benefits that come with reading. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.

Mon, Nov 27, 2017

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. Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Monday from 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m.

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

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!

New Study Space on Campus

Study in the SWAGS Common Room

The Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department is opening its common room as a study space for students every Monday afternoon during the fall semester. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Join us every Monday, except for October 9, which is mid-semester break, and November 20, which is Thanksgiving break.

Students Only
Debbie Wen ’19 and Faith Wen ’19 pose for the I Belong campaign

“I Belong” Reception & Dialogue

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Join us for a reception and hors d'oeuvres from 4 to 5 p.m., and for the “I Belong” Dialogue from 5 to 6 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

The background of the poster includes photos of various Amherst students. Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on November 27th from 4 to 6pm in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry for the third #AmherstIBelong campaign and dialogue.

I Belong Dialogue

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we host our third #AmherstIBelong campaign with a reception at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry in Frost Library! Stop by for art, community, refreshments and to participate in the third belonging dialogue.

Fall 2019 Medical School Applicants' Meeting

All current students applying to veterinary, medical and dental school through the Health Professions Committee for fall 2019 matriculation are required to attend this informational meeting to learn about application requirements and guidelines.

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Evie

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 on Tuesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. for office hours at Frost Library. In nice weather, this will be held on the lawn in front of Frost. In poor weather, it will be beside Frost Cafe. This event is co-sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Amherst College Library.

Insight 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.
Led by Mark Hart, Buddhist advisor
mhart@amherst.edu

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German House hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture. Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

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!

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!