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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Study-Abroad Peer Advisors' Open Hours

How do you navigate your study-abroad options, which may be many? With the help of the Study Abroad Peer Advisors! Each Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Career Center (College Hall), these two seniors are available to answer your questions, show you how to research programs and tell you about their experiences abroad. Learn more about them here:

"When Students Have Power: Classroom Dynamics Across Genders" Dialogue

When do we express ourselves in a class? What other salient aspects of identities come into play in our classes? Participate in an engaging dialogue about classroom dynamics as students at Amherst College.
Think. Share. Connect.

Fresh Side and Antonio's will be served!

Trained dialogue facilitators: Julia Alexander (CCE) and Oscar Collins (UMass Amherst Graduate School of Education)

French Film Series: "Les petits mouchoirs"

A la suite d'un événement bouleversant, une bande de copains décide, malgré tout, de partir en vacances au bord de la mer comme chaque année. Leur amitié, leurs certitudes, leur culpabilité, leurs amours en seront ébranlées. Ils vont enfin devoir lever les "petits mouchoirs" qu'ils ont posés sur leurs secrets et leurs mensonges.

Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decide to go ahead with their annual beach vacation, and with that decision, their relationships, convictions, consciences and friendships are sorely tested. They are finally forced to own up to the little white lies they have been telling each other and themselves.

City Streets

Take a late night stroll through a foreign city, turn a corner, and encounter a street fair. Exotic foods, pulsing music, jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers, clowns painting faces, balloon artists, fire dancers and twinkling lights set against a background of international streets and squares together with flags from every country represented on campus. Come for a taste, catch a glimpse, spend an hour - take a break from your routine and join us on the Valentine Quadrangle between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Open to all students, faculty, staff and families.

German Kaffeeklatsch

Come and join us for Kaffee and much more, every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. at Porter House.

Ongoing Events

Campus Challenge Fill-A-Truck Food & Educational Supply Drive

Form a friendly competition among teams, join a "tabling" group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept nonperishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include Barrett Hall, the Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science Center, Pontypool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Be counted! Register your donation to Campus Challenge-sponsored drives or to ANY organization addressing poverty and/or educational opportunity. Complete a participation form online at The form may be submitted anonymously. Bonus: every participation form is entered into a drawing for $200 to be made at the end of April. Even though our major drives this year were scheduled for spring, we made significant progress in the fall. We can reach our goals for the year. The Campus Challenge Committee invites you to join them in making positive expressions of ways that Amherst staff, faculty and students relate with neighbors.

New Exhibits at Beyond Words Gallery

until May 24 Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

Come to the second floor of Frost Library to view the student exhibits on display at Beyond Words Gallery!

Anzia Rae Mayer '13 presents two styles of ancient Chinese calligraphy dating as far back as 1000 BC and as recently as 200 BC, including China's first standardized written script. Eirene Wang '13 exhibits the best strips from The Amherst Student's only syndicated strip, "The Hamster Student," as well as other pieces from her first comic book compilation. And Sebastian Herrera '14 portrays absurd or fantastic situations in 35mm color film.

Interested in displaying your student work next year? Contact Amy Johnson at