Event Calendar

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Center for Creative Technology Open House for New Faculty

The directors of Academic Technology Services, IT Support Services, and Library Research and Instruction invite new faculty to an open house and tour of the CCT.

There will be an initial reception with introductions and a brief presentation. Then tour the CCT, including the Help Desk, multimedia classroom, open multimedia computer lab, video and audio studios, and the College’s computing cluster. Continue on to visit our other classrooms, including the team-based active learning classrooms in Merrill 300.

Thursday, September 3, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
002 Seeley Mudd Building

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served, plus small gifts for new faculty at the end of the tour.

Center for Creative Technology Open House for New Faculty

The directors of Academic Technology Services, IT Support Services, and Library Research and Instruction invite new faculty to an open house and tour of the CCT.

There will be an initial reception with introductions and a brief presentation. Then tour the CCT, including the Help Desk, multimedia classroom, open multimedia computer lab, video and audio studios, and the College’s computing cluster. Continue on to visit our other classrooms, including the team-based active learning classrooms in Merrill 300.

Thursday, September 3, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
002 Seeley Mudd Building

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served, plus small gifts for new faculty at the end of the tour.

Three colorful artifacts from the "Styled in Stone" installation

A "Closer Look" Gallery Talk

Learn about the cultural meanings associated with the attractive rocks and minerals featured in the installation Styled in Stone with Nadia Waski, a University of Massachusetts Boston graduate student in historical archaeology and organizer of the installation. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sat, Sep 5, 2015

Queer Resource Center Open House!

The Queer Resource Center happily invites everyone to our Fall Open House event! New students, stop by to check out the amazing space and the folks who work here. Returning students, come by to catch up and have a great time! We look forward to seeing many faces before semester classes begins!
(Snacks and drinks will be provided)

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Multicultural Resource Center Open House

Visit the center and learn about multicultural programs at Amherst. Browse our library, enjoy snacks out on the patio and meet Chief Diversity Officer Mariana Cruz. All students are welcome!

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Women's and Gender Center Open House

Come learn about that the Women's and Gender Center has to offer! Chief Diversity Officer Mariana Cruz will be there to talk about the center's mission and programming for the year and to answer your questions.

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Music Department Orientation Meeting with Pizza

Come meet the Music Department and find out about the major, lessons, practice rooms, ensembles, job opportunities, Music at Amherst concert series and more...

Music Department Orientation Meeting for Freshmen and Transfer Students, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Room 3, Music Center

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Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. Free and open to the public.

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October, with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association and Tom Whitney (tom@astronomyassociation.org).

Mon, Sep 7, 2015

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the opening ceremony for the academic year. Faculty process in full regalia and President Martin welcomes all of the new Amherst College students to campus. Newly tenured professors receive honorary Amherst College diplomas and hoods.

Tue, Sep 8, 2015

Amherst College Career Center Open House

All Students, Faculty & Staff are invited

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
3–5 p.m.

College Hall First Floor, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Come meet the team and find out about or new Careers In programs, Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring, career exploration, resumes, interview techniques, job & internship searching, grad/professional school advising and much more!

For more information: email Careers@amherst.edu

Postponed: National Fellowships and Scholarships Information Sessions

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

NOTE: This event has changed date, and will now take place on Wednesday, September 9. The location and time will remain the same. Click here for more information.

Learn about national fellowships and scholarships for study, teaching, research or travel for the year after you graduate. Come to one of two meetings which will focus on those available to seniors. Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, will be discussing the different fellowships, the application process, upcoming deadlines, letters of recommendation, and effective project proposals and personal statements. She will offer an overview of all fellowships we administer in this office at both sessions but will go into more detail about the Watson and Fulbright Fellowships at the first meeting and the Luce, Churchill, Carnegie, Amherst-Doshisha and Gates Cambridge fellowships at the second. Juniors are invited to attend as it’s not too soon to become acquainted with these opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall

Wed, Sep 9, 2015

National Fellowships and Scholarships Information Sessions

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

Learn about national fellowships and scholarships for study, teaching, research or travel for the year after you graduate. Come to one of two meetings which will focus on those available to seniors. Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, will be discussing the different fellowships, the application process, upcoming deadlines, letters of recommendation, and effective project proposals and personal statements. She will offer an overview of all fellowships we administer in this office at both sessions but will go into more detail about the Watson and Fulbright Fellowships at the first meeting and the Luce, Churchill, Carnegie, Amherst-Doshisha and Gates Cambridge fellowships at the second. Juniors are invited to attend as it’s not too soon to become acquainted with these opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall

White line drawing of a ship against a background of multicolored paint

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting-edge theater.”

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Thu, Sep 10, 2015

National Fellowships and Scholarships Information Sessions

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

Learn about national fellowships and scholarships for study, teaching, research or travel for the year after you graduate. Come to one of two meetings which will focus on those available to seniors. Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, will be discussing the different fellowships, the application process, upcoming deadlines, letters of recommendation and effective project proposals and personal statements. She will offer an overview of all fellowships we administer in this office at both sessions but will go into more detail about the Watson and Fulbright Fellowships at the first meeting and the Luce, Churchill, Carnegie, Amherst-Doshisha and Gates Cambridge fellowships at the second. Juniors are invited to attend as it’s not too soon to become acquainted with these opportunities.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 – 7:00 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall

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Panel Discussion: "Josef Albers, Vision and Science"

Mead Art Museum, Stirn Auditorium

A discussion offering insights into the visual theory and neuroscience underlying the work of artist Josef Albers, with Susan Barry, professor of biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College; Jeffrey Saletnik, assistant professor of art history at Indiana University Bloomington; and Vanja Malloy, curator of American art at the Mead Art Museum.

The discussion is free, open to the public and held in conjunction with the exhibition Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries.

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Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of the Mead exhibitiosn Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries and By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print with brief curatorial gallery talks and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

White line drawing of a ship against a background of multicolored paint

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting-edge theater.”

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Fri, Sep 11, 2015

New Faculty Social Hour

An occasion to come together and meet other new colleagues across departments. We meet on the second Friday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m. for conversation. Most meetings will happen in the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center. We have child care services for those that need to pick up their little ones before stopping over.

Reminder emails with updated locations are sent to appropriate colleagues each month.

White line drawing of a ship against a background of multicolored paint

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting-edge theater.”

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Sat, Sep 12, 2015

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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance, and the heart-breaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting edge theater.” Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended by calling 413-542-2277. Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

DBJ Dance Crew Auditions

Charles Pratt Hall, O'Connor Commons

DBJ Dance Crew will be holding auditions for the upcoming season! All Five College students / alumni are welcome!

DBJ Dance Crew is a K-pop dance crew based in the Five Colleges with many different ethnic backgrounds. DBJ Dance Crew members utilize their unique backgrounds and styles to bring a great mix of musicality, cultural diversity and unique personalities to the stage, and to consistently entertain the audience to the fullest. It is DBJ Dance Crew’s goal to provide the Five College students with an experience in hip-hop, choreographed pop and other forms of dance. DBJ Dance Crew also strives to promote school spirit, activity and involvement through performances both on-campus and out in the community. The DBJ Dance crew strive to be the best quality performers and to provide the best entertainment possible. They perform at several college events.

DBJ Dance Crew Auditions

Charles Pratt Hall, O'Connor Commons

DBJ Dance Crew will be holding auditions for the upcoming season! All Five College students / alumni are welcome!
DBJ Dance Crew is a K-pop dance crew based in the Five Colleges with many different ethnic backgrounds. DBJ Dance Crew members utilize their unique backgrounds and styles to bring a great mix of musicality, cultural diversity and unique personalities to the stage, and to consistently entertain the audience to the fullest. It is DBJ Dance Crew’s goal to provide the Five College students with an experience in hip-hop, choreographed pop and other forms of dance. DBJ Dance Crew also strives to promote school spirit, activity and involvement through performances both on-campus and out in the community. The DBJ Dance crew strive to be the best quality performers and to provide the best entertainment possible. They perform at several college events.

Choreography:
You will be given the choice of learning choreography from either a girl or boy group, and we will teach you three to four 8-counts of choreography for each type. (Can't decide which will best showcase your skills? Do both!) The girl group choreography will be taught first, followed by choreography from a boy group.

Freestyle / Prepared dance (optional):
For those that want to show us more, you can come prepared with a dance (it doesn't have to be a K-pop; any style is welcomed) or show us your freestyle. Please bring your own music on an iPod or phone if you choose to show us a prepared dance.

Any questions? Visit our Facebook event page!

We look forward to meeting you all!
DBJ Dance Crew

**note: Anybody that is neither auditioning nor a current DBJ member WILL be asked to step outside the room for the duration of the audition.

Adjunct Recital: Delores Thayer, viola

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Viola Recital, Delores Thayer

The Amherst College Department of Music presents a viola faculty recital Saturday, September 12, 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; no tickets are required.

Violist Delores Thayer plays a varied program of French, American, and Argentinian viola music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Solo viola works include Capriccio by Henri Vieuxtemps of the 19th century Franco-Belgian school, Suite for Viola Alone by the New England composer Quincy Porter and Polygraph, which is a musical rendition of truth telling written by Amherst College faculty composer Eric Sawyer. Joining her for Vieuxtemps Elegie and the rhythmic and colorful Le Grand Tango by the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla is Amherst alumnus and Dartmouth College pianist Gregory Hayes. Cellist Phil Helzer joins for Duett (Scherzo) by the German/ New England composer Paul Hindemith, Lullaby and Grotesque by the English/American composer Rebecca Clarke, and for an arrangement of the famous Oblivion by Piazzolla.

For more information about this concert, contact the Amherst College Concert Office at 413/542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.