Event Calendar

Today - Sat, Feb 6, 2016

6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament

Wrestling 6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament

Come support the Amherst College Wrestling Club this Sunday, February 7, 10-5 p.m. in LeFrak Gym when they host the 6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament. Watch some of the top men's and woman's collegiate wrestling programs from New England and New York battle it out in one of the world's oldest sports. "Some want it to Happen - Some wish it would Happen - We work to make it happen!"

 

6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament

Wrestling 6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament

Come support the Amherst College Wrestling Club this Sunday, February 7, 10-5 p.m. in LeFrak Gym when they host the 6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament. Watch some of the top men's and woman's collegiate wrestling programs from New England and New York battle it out in one of the world's oldest sports. "Some want it to Happen - Some wish it would Happen - We work to make it happen!"

 

ACTS Sabbath Service

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

Informal Info Session for Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys & Venture for America

Keefe Campus Center, Schwemm's Coffee House

Anders Karl Lindgren ’15 will be here this weekend to meet with students interested in learning about full time fellowships and summer internships with the Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys and Venture for America.

Join Anders at Schwemm's Coffee House:
Saturday, 2/6, 1 p.m.  Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys
Saturday, 2/6, 2 p.m.  Venture for America
Saturday, 2/6, 3-5 p.m.  Coffee Chats for either program
 
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is a college prep public charter school designed to serve boys living in poverty and provide a world class education to every boy, regardless of zip code or family status.
 
Venture for America is a career accelerator for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. VFA Fellows get training and join a startup in an emerging US city, where they live and work for two years at one of hundreds of partner companies. Learn hands-on what it takes to build a company, while getting the mentorship, network and ongoing support to prepare for becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Cover Letter Workshop

Join us to learn how to write a cover letter that will set you apart from the crowd! Students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements are encouraged to attend this cover letter workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend.

Workshops are sponsored by the Career Center and facilitated by Peer Career Advisors (PCAs).

Icon for the ice hockey team

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Colby College

Icon for the basketball team

Women's Basketball vs. Tufts University

Event poster-- background image is a black-and-white photo of Newport House

Newport House Reception: An Enslaved Man's Amherst Legacy

Newport House, First-Floor Common Room

Named in 1984 after two descendants of Amos Newport, an enslaved man whose arduous efforts for freedom impacted the history of our country, Newport House beckons us to recall the reality of our colonial past and a time when slavery was widespread in the Pioneer Valley. Please join us in commemorating the black history of Amherst College as we welcome Amos Newport’s direct descendant, Alyssia Bailey, to Newport House. This reception will include remarks on the historical implications of Amos Newport’s story by author and Professor Emeritus Robert Romer ’52. Refreshments will be provided. 

Sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, Office of Advancement, Student Life, Dean of Students' Office and French Department 

Lydian String Quartet seated with their instruments

The Lydian String Quartet Present New Works

This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The Lydian String Quartet--Daniel Stepner and Judith Eissenberg, violins; Mark Berger, viola; and Joshua Gordon, cello--present:

Aqua (2010-11) by Harold Meltzer (b. 1966)

Liquid – Kaleidoscopic – Warm and Full – Kaleidoscopic – Liquid --
Precious – Dizzying – Joyous – Almost Hysterical –
Muscular – More Courtly – Tender – Dawning

Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at
Brigham Young University, for the Avalon, Lydian and Pacifica Quartets

String Quartet No. 3 by Lee Hyla (1952-2014)
(in one movement)

Treatises for an Unrecovered Past by Kurt Rohde (1967)

I – NODE: Tuning Knot

II – Recently Found Fragments: Chant Loop

III – Striding Rituals: Nocturnal Gatherings for Mass Wooing

III.5 or 5.IV – Optional habits

IV – CODEX: I know I know this (…almost remembering…)

V – Turn the Corner: Post-Rapture Celebration

VI - NODE: Ex nihilo…In nihil [-for Mary Ruth-]

Winner of the Lydian String Quartet 2012 Composition Commission Award

AC After Dark: Customizable Letter Art

Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room
Come make customizable letter art and enjoy Sugar Jones cookies from 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday February 6 in the Friedmann Room! Brought to you by AC After Dark.

Tomorrow - Sun, Feb 7, 2016

6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament

Wrestling 6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament

Come support the Amherst College Wrestling Club this Sunday, February 7, 10-5 p.m. in LeFrak Gym when they host the 6th Annual Groundhog Day Wrestling Tournament. Watch some of the top men's and woman's collegiate wrestling programs from New England and New York battle it out in one of the world's oldest sports. "Some want it to Happen - Some wish it would Happen - We work to make it happen!"

 

Closeup of Michiko Theurer '11 playing her violin

Bach Brunch with Michiko Theurer '11

Frost Library, Center For Humanistic Inquiry 210

Please join us for brunch and Bach with alum Michiko Theurer '11 playing Bach's Solo Violin Partita #2, including its famous Chaconne, together with the East Coast premiere of a work by Phil Taylor written for Michi based on her watercolors.

Admission is free.

We will be serving a light brunch to accompany the music, paintings and discussion.

Please contact ekolenda@amherst.edu for more information.

Coffee Chat with Anders Karl Lindgren '15: Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys & Venture for America

Keefe Campus Center, Schwemm's Coffee House

Anders Karl Lindgren ’15 will be here this weekend to meet with students interested in learning about full time fellowships and summer internships with the Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys and Venture for America.

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is a college prep public charter school designed to serve boys living in poverty and provide a world class education to every boy, regardless of zip code or family status.
 
Venture for America is a career accelerator for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. VFA Fellows get training and join a startup in an emerging US city, where they live and work for two years at one of hundreds of partner companies. Learn hands-on what it takes to build a company, while getting the mentorship, network and ongoing support to prepare for becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Anders is the operations director at the Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys and a 2015 Venture for America fellow.

TransActive Poster

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.

Amherst Dance Spring Auditions

Charles Pratt Hall, O'Connor Commons

Auditions for the Amherst Dance Spring Showcase will be held on Feb. 7 in O'Connor Commons, Charles Pratt Residence Hall. All experience levels are welcome and no previous dance experience or preparation is necessary. Please email dance@amherst.edu with any questions. 

Fr Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective.” Our celebrant on this Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time is former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain Rev. Bruce Teague. 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!

Music Department Composition Theses: Demetrius Shahmehri '16 and Asa Goodwille '16

The Amherst College Department of Music presents two original theses in composition, a string quartet by Demetrius Shahmehri ‘16 and a choral work, “A new life singing in his veins”, by Asa Goodwillie ‘16, on Sunday, February 7, 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.
 
The string quartet, influenced by the works of twentieth century composers including Janáček, Bartók, Berg and Takemitsu, consists of three movements of varying character. “A new life singing in his veins” is a choral setting of excerpts taken from James Joyce’s first novel, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Written in five movements, one for each chapter of the novel, it takes musical inspiration from the choral works of twentieth century composers including Britten and Tavener, and is conducted by the composer.
 
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 8, 2016

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

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.

 

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.

Student Library Advisory Board Meeting

Frost Library, Reference Area

Monday, February 8th, 5-6 p.m.

The Student Library Advisory Board, a group of students that works to inform the library’s services, resources and policies, will meet from 5 - 6 in the Frost Library reference area (tables near Frost Cafe-- look for the group with the good food!). Dinner will be provided. New members are welcome!

Safety Last by Harold Lloyd and Wesley Stout

It’s Time to Manage Your Time

In addition to introducing a mindset that will help you improve your approach to studies, this workshop will offer you strategies for gaining control over how you use your time for managing long-term projects while still getting your daily work done, and for avoiding procrastination and perfectionism. Some of our time together will be devoted to planning your individual weekly schedule and routines, as well as mapping out of your semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The workshop will be taught by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate. Pre-registration is required (see below).

Interview Workshop

Join us to learn how to answer challenging questions and present yourself in a professional manner. Students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements are encouraged to attend this interviewing workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend!

Workshops are sponsored by the Career Center and facilitated by Peer Career Advisors (PCAs).

Caution: Thesis Writing In Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd floor

Thesis writers, find motivation and support among your peers at the (now twice-weekly) Thesis Write-in. Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to commit yourself to the regular time if possible. Research and experience show that most of us write more productively when we commit to a regular writing schedule and when we write among others.

Every Monday and Thursday. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the Writing Center and Library.