Event Calendar

Today - Mon, May 1, 2017

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!

5K - Trails toward Solidarity

The Reproductive Justice Alliance is hosting a 5K run/walk fundraiser! All money will go to the Prison Birth Project, a local nonprofit that works to help formerly incarcerated mothers.

Registration will include a suggested donation of $10, and on race day you will get a t-shirt! The race will be held on Amherst College campus and through the Wildlife Sanctuary.

You can register for the race at the tables outside of Val during lunch Monday through Friday, April 24-28!

QRC Documentary: Invisible No More

The Queer Resource Center presents the highly anticipated premiere screening of Invisible No More: A Queer and Trans History at Amherst College, a documentary directed by Education and Advocacy Coordinator, Saren Deardorff '17. This documentary is a culmination of a two-year project dedicated to centering the queer and trans experiences at Amherst College. We highlight the historical and current narratives of our queer and trans students, staff, faculty and alumni over the years. Discussion to follow.

Senior Leaders Reveal All

Come hear sage words from graduating student leaders of religiously affiliated groups and enjoy Antonio's pizza. Sponsored by the Department of Religious and Spiritual Life

McKinsey & Company Information Session

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over eight decades, their primary objective has been to serve as their clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in more than 120 offices in over 60 countries, they bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. They work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

We invite you to attend their information session which will give you an opportunity to meet Amherst alumni working at McKinsey and provide you with a chance to learn more about the work, people and various positions the firm has to offer.

We encourage you to visit http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/your-career/mckinsey-on-campus to learn more about McKinsey as a firm.

Tomorrow - Tue, May 2, 2017

Employee Council Coffee Hours in May (2nd, 10th, 18th, from 10-11 am, Frost Cafe)

Employee Council: May Coffee Hours

Last chance this year for a free coffee and muffin! The 2016-17 year is coming to a close, so please come by to talk with members of the Employee Council, discuss our progress this year, share your ideas for next year, or to socialize with us! We’re hosting three coffee hours in May, all from 10-11 a.m. in Frost Cafe: Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 18.

open - walk-ins welcome

Drop-In Writing Consultations

During Reading Period, Writing Center staff will be available for short, first-come, first-served, consultations in the libraries. Talk through an idea, ask a citation or style question, or get feedback on short passages or essays.
For more in-depth consultations, please schedule an appointment online; we’re open through May 10.

Students Only
Huxley

Huxley's Office Hours

Huxley, a friendly, lovable and well-trained dog, will be holding biweekly office hours in the library, beside Frost Cafe on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. on 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18 and 5/2. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and Amherst College Library.

Harvard Business School: HBX CORe Information Session

Prepare for life after graduation by learning the fundamentals of business from Harvard Business School. Through participation in the online HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, you will expand your business knowledge and enhance your resume. HBX CORe teaches you the essentials of business—business analytics, economics for managers, and financial accounting—through immersive case studies and a fully interactive online platform. HBX has reimagined Harvard Business School’s proven case method and social learning experience to help you develop real world analytical and problem solving skills. Previous business experience or coursework is not required. A credential from HBX and Harvard Business School is granted upon successful completion of CORe. The CORe credential will set your resume apart and expand your network by giving you access to the impressive and diverse CORe community.

Amherst is a collaborating college. As such, our students are granted need-based financial scholarships from HBX. The program fee for CORe is $1,950, with up to $1,550 in scholarships available for students who currently receive financial aid. HBX will work with Amherst College's financial aid team to review financial aid eligibility, with no further action required on your part. There are three summer cohorts beginning May 16, June 6, and July 6 with deadlines for applications due as early as May 3. Come hear from HBX and all that this online course has to offer to help you prepare for a career in business, consulting or finance.

Wed, May 3, 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays on the mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Grab and Don't Go. Wednesday 12PM in the MRC

Grab & Don't Go

Grab your lunch and join us in the MRC every other Wednesday for a conversation on current events. Facilitated by MRC staff.

success kid

Amherst Write-In

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Merrill Science Center, 300A/B (Science Library classrooms)

There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write! Spend afternoons in reading period in a supportive, quiet environment to make some progress on those final projects. We'll provide snacks, coffee and break activities. Writing center associates will be available for drop-in consultations.

Students Only
open - walk-ins welcome

Drop-In Writing Consultations

During Reading Period, Writing Center staff will be available for short, first-come, first-served, consultations in the libraries. Talk through an idea, ask a citation or style question, or get feedback on short passages or essays. Consultations are offered as part of the Amherst Write-In.

For more in-depth consultations, please schedule an appointment online; we’re open through May 10th.

Students Only

Tearing Down Walls

An open space for students to connect and discuss experiences and ramifications of the political climate on sense of safety, mental health and engagement in the college. Those of Muslim faith, refugees, immigrants, trans or non-binary identities, students of color, undocumented students, queer identity, women, and intersecting identities are encouraged to attend.

Wednesdays, starting February 8th

Facilitated by Sarah Erickson, Psy.D. (serickson@amherst.edu) and Zamir Nestelbaum, M.D. (znestelbaum@amherst.edu).

Students Only
mead

Yoga at the Mead!

Come to the Mead on Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m., during Reading Period, for a relaxing yoga session and the chance to see art from a different perspective. We'll have a few mats available, but please bring your own if you have one!

Eyes on the PRize Documentary Series. Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM until May 6th

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years Documentary Series

Join the MRC and Drew House for a semester-long viewing of the moving Civil Rights documentary "Eyes on the Prize"! This documentary tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the perspectives of the ordinary people whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

Amherst Women in Science Reading Period Study Session

Do you want to study for your finals while simultaneously eating tons of food?

Join AWIS in their end-of-the year study session! There will be Antonio's, Pita Pockets, and Insomnia. This is a good way to decompress, grab a bite to eat and get work done in a comfortable, supportive setting.

Thu, May 4, 2017

Thesis Advisors' Lunch

Whether you are just finishing up your thesis advising for the year, ramping up for next years’ student honors projects, or feeling nostalgic for thesis advising days past, come join your colleagues for lunch and a discussion of your work with senior thesis writers. May 4, Noon-1:30 p.m., Mullins Faerber Roomm, Lewis-Sebring. Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, this event is part of a project by the Writing Center and Research and Instruction Librarians to evaluate and coordinate our support for thesis writers.
Questions? Contact Kristen Brookes, Writing Center, at kgbrookes88@amherst.edu
https://tinyurl.com/thesislunchdiscussion

success kid

Amherst Write-In

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Merrill Science Center, 300A/B (Science Library classrooms)

There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write! Spend afternoons in reading period in a supportive, quiet environment to make some progress on those final projects. We'll provide snacks, coffee and break activities. Writing center associates will be available for drop-in consultations.

Students Only
open - walk-ins welcome

Drop-In Writing Consultations

During Reading Period, Writing Center staff will be available for short, first-come, first-served, consultations in the libraries. Talk through an idea, ask a citation or style question, or get feedback on short passages or essays. Consultations are offered as part of the Amherst Write-In.

For more in-depth consultations, please schedule an appointment online; we’re open through May 10th.

Students Only

Pre-Departure Training for Summer Internship Funding

All students who have been awarded funding through Amherst College to support their summer internship opportunities, are required to attend one of the six pre-departure training sessions that will be held during May. Training will focus on strategies students can use to have a successful internship experience. Additionally, students will be given more information on the program requirements they must fulfill during the summer and once they return in the fall. RSVP required in Quest.

This training series is co-hosted by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, and the Center for Community Engagement.

Lavender Graduation

Join the Queer Resource Center in celebrating the 5th annual Lavender Graduation! Lavender Graduation is a ceremony to recognize and honor the accomplishments of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, their allies, and families as they graduate from Amherst College. You are invited to celebrate with the graduating students and honor all that they have achieved. 
Lavender Graduation will take place on May 4 at 6 p.m. in the Friedmann Room. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Darien McFadden. 

Russian Tea

Every Thursday at 9 p.m. the Russian House hosts Russian Tea, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshment. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in Russian language and culture.
Come join us for Russian Tea Thursdays at Porter House! Russian language skills not required.