Event Calendar

Today - Sat, Feb 13, 2016

ACTS Sabbath Service

Seventh Day Adventist student-led worship service with students from the Five Colleges.

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Men's Basketball vs. Hamilton College

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Women's Ice Hockey vs. Hamilton College

Sabrinas' Valentine's Day Concert

Sabrinas' Valentine's Day Concert

Come join us to celebrate love with acapella music! Saturday night at 6:30 in Morris Pratt Ballroom. Admission is free and snacks and drinks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Celebration the Lunar New Year with ISA

Garman House, Common Room

The International Students Association will be providing Asian food from Oriental Flavor and Mom's House with Saturday, at 7 p.m., in the Garman Common Room. Come by to say hello and sample some delicious Asian snacks! 

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Men's Ice Hockey vs. Tufts University

ACFter Dark

Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Come join Amherst Christian Fellowship on the eve of Valentine's Day for a special AC After Dark event! There will be a candy buffet, card-making stations, and (of course) plenty of snacks and food. All are welcome!  

When: Saturday, Feb 13

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Friedmann Room

Tomorrow - Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Know your Bae?

Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Happy Valentine's Day! Want to celebrate the holiday without spending a ton of money? Want to celebrate without feeling cheesy? Want to win prizes? 

Come to the Friedmann Room and bring your best friend, roommate or significant other! Compete against other pairs to see who knows their Bae best. There will be a grand prize for the winners of the day! Hosted by Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect. 

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Five College TransActive Meeting

Come to the Queer Resource Center every Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. for an inclusive, safe and brave space for trans individuals and those in the process of discovering their gender identities. Open to students and community members of the Five Colleges.

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Men's Ice Hockey vs. Connecticut College

Enjoy Yourself Night

Are you looking for a non-romantic Valentines Day evening? Join the QRC and Ace and Aro support group from 4-6 p.m. this Sunday to watch a movie and relax in the Queer Resource Center! The space is open to everyone, and we will be watching the movie "Home". 

Pizza will be served!

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil.” On this First Sunday in Lent our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

La Casa Open House

Moore Dormitory, 3rd Floor Common Room

Do you like chocoflan? Do you not know what chocoflan is, but want to find out? Come and join La Casa for their annual open house to learn more about our community and to have some sweet postres (desserts) on Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. in the Casa common room (Moore 3rd floor). Applications are also open for the 2016-2017 school year. Just click on this link https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/housing-dining/residential-life/housing/theme/lacasa/application. If you have any questions please contact Irma Zamora '17 (izamora17@amherst.edu) or Elizabeth Gonzalez '17 (egonzalez17@amherst.edu).

Steven Molitor '16 outdoors, wearing a purple AMHERST sweatshirt and holding an electric guitar, with snow on the ground behind him

Music Department Composition Thesis: Steven Molitor '16, "Four and Five"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents <i>Four and Five</i>, an original composition thesis by Steven Molitor '16, on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

<i>Four and Five</i> is a culmination of Steven’s musical education at Amherst and is focused on classical and jazz music. The concert consists of two sections: a string quartet performance and a five-person jazz combo performance. Steven’s compositions are influenced by his studies of both classical and jazz music in addition to his experience as a guitarist playing jazz, rock and metal music. The music for string quartet will be performed by the Wistaria String Quartet, and the jazz combo pieces will be performed by a combo comprising saxophonist Carl Clements, bassist Jamie MacDonald, pianist Paul Arslanian, drummer Jon Fisher and the composer, Steven Molitor, on guitar.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the Web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Mon, Feb 15, 2016

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Swing by the Keefe Atrium to grab a cupcake and learn about the impact that HIV and AIDS have on the Black community. The Queer Resource Center will be tabling from 11 a.m.-1 p.m!

Educate! Information Table with Loren Crary '07

Educate! is a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise, currently operating in Uganda and Rwanda, imminently expanding across East Africa and beyond. Educate! works to transform education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities.

Educate! was founded at Amherst College by two freshmen, Boris Bulayev '07, executive director and Eric Glustrom '07, board of directors. Derek Wittenberg '87 is board treasurer, Steve Seward '70 is fundraising advisor, and Loren Crary '07 is director of external relations.

German Table

German Table

Enjoy chatting informally with other students who have returned from abroad, the German language assistants, German faculty members and other native speakers.

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

 

Educate! Coffee Chats with Loren Crary '07

Keefe Campus Center, McCaffrey Room

Educate! is a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise, currently operating in Uganda and Rwanda, imminently expanding across East Africa and beyond. Educate! works to transform education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities.

Sign up in Quest for a 20 minute informal coffee chat with Loren Crary '07 from Educate! 

Educate! was founded at Amherst College by two freshmen, Boris Bulayev '07, executive director, and Eric Glustrom '07, board of directors. Derek Wittenberg '87 is board treasurer, Steve Seward '70 is fundraising advisor, and Loren Crary '07 is director of external relations.

Study Abroad in Cuba with Sarah Lawrence

Cuba is a country few Americans have visited. Sarah Lawrence College has a long-standing study abroad semester program where students take courses organized by Sarah Lawrence and through direct enrollment at the University of Havana. Students take a core course in Cuban culture and society, an advanced Spanish language course, and electives in the humanities, social sciences, or visual or performing arts. Students with a minimum of four semesters of Spanish (or the equivalent) and an interest in studying in a country with a rich history should come learn more about Cuba and the program. Prema Samuel, study abroad director at Sarah Lawrence in New York, will be giving an information session on Monday, February 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Converse 107. 

Ace/Aro Support Group

The Ace/Aro Support Group is hosted in the Queer Resource Center (basement of Morrow Dormitory) and is a closed safe space for students in the Five-College area who identify as asexual, aromantic or along either spectrum to share and celebrate their identities.

Reading

The Savvy Reader

The reading load for many classes can sometimes seem overwhelming and unmanageable. This workshop, taught by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate, will help you take control over your reading and stay on top of it, rather than drowning in it or avoiding it altogether. In addition to an introduction to approaches to large reading loads and long texts, you will have the opportunity to practice strategies for reading more effectively and, when necessary, more efficiently. Pre-registration is required (see below).

"Do You Wanna Go Out?" : Panel on the Trials and Tribulations of Dating

Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Come to the Friedmann Room at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 15 to hear Becky Danning, Amanda and Rick Lopez and Jeremy Paula speak on a panel on the trials and tribulations of dating in the age of Tinder. It will be moderated by Angie Tissi-Gassoway and there'll be a chance to win a raffle for coffee gift certificates for your next date!!

Book & Plow Farm Spring Info Session

James Hall, Common Room

Join us to hear from Farmer Pete of Book & Plow about how you can get involved with the farm this Spring! With everything from work study to campus events, summer internships and more, there is no shortage of ways to engage with this amazing resource available to all Amherst students!

Ongoing Events

Beyond Amherst: Recent Work of Five Alumni

Welcome five of our alumni: Sierra Cobb '08, Evan Nabrit '06, Shane Neufeld '04, Eleanor Ray '09 and Emilie Selden '06 to the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather, for an exhibition of their work opening Monday, February 8. These artists, all majors in the practice of art while at Amherst, will give a panel discussion on Thursday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. A reception follows in the hall, outside the gallery. The exhibition closes Friday, March 11.

Gallery hours:10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon - 4 p.m. Sundays