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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center supports faculty and staff in their own writing projects by hosting two weekly morning retreats. Our retreats are designed to encourage a regular writing practice, to emphasize healthy and sustainable approaches to productive writing and to support a community of writers at the College. Retreats will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Attend regularly or drop in when you can.

Introduction to the Health Professions Program

All first-year and transfer students interested in exploring Careers in Health Professions should attend one session of "Introduction to the Health Professions Program." Session options are:
Monday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
Monday, September 25 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, October 5 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11 at 10 a.m.

Employee Council: October Coffee Hours

Have a (free) coffee and muffin with representatives from the Employee Council. Learn more about the council's agenda for 2017-18, come talk to us about your ideas and/or well wishes for Amherst staff, or just come socialize with us! The coffee hours will take place from 10-11 a.m. in Frost Cafe on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 11.

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!


Come join us in the Women's and Gender Center on October 11 from 3:30-4:30 for Crafternoons. One Wednesday each month will be dedicated to an afternoon of feminist crafting headed by Ashley Maitland, assistant director of residential life.
Ashley started working at Amherst College in August 2016. Before coming to Amherst College, she received her Masters of Education in Student Affairs with a certificate in Social Justice Education from Iowa State University. Before graduate school, she attended college at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Ashley is passionate about and finds joy in feminism, social justice, crafts, dogs and yummy food! Ashley believes that new generations of young folks continue to make the world a better and more equitable place!

October 11: Feminist Embroidery Hoops
For more information, contact

Impressionistic painting of people, vehicles and trees on a city street

"From Russia to Paris and Beyond: 20th-Century Russian Artists in Europe"

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Alla Rosenfeld, Curator of Russian & European Art, in conjunction with the exhibition Home Away from Home: Russian Artists Abroad. Dr. Rosenfeld will present her insights on how the concept of “home” was ever-changing for Russian artists, who fled to Western Europe. She will also trace the complex interconnections and rich influences between Russian and Western artists in the 20th century. Immediately following the lecture, please join us for a reception in the galleries and a viewing of the exhibition.

CUPA Paris

CUPA (Study Abroad in Paris) Info Session

Did you know that The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be a temporary installation, intended to stand for 20 years after being built for the 1889 World Fair? Well CUPA provides an educational opportunity in the city of the Eiffel Tower.

Come to the info session today from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in FAYE 113 to learn more about this program for advanced students

Treacy & Company Information Session

Treacy & Company is a strategy-management consulting and venturing firm founded by business strategist and former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Dr. Michael Treacy. They are currently recruiting students of all majors for both full-time analyst (Class of 2018) and summer analyst (Class of 2019) positions.

Treacy & Company's management consulting practice provides strategic insight and support to the top executives of the Fortune 500 and similar global corporations on a range of business issues related to growth strategy, offer and go-to-market innovation, operating model innovation, and growth discipline. In all of our engagements, Treacy & Company combines analytical rigor with hard-hitting insights.

Treacy & Company is distinctive in the work they do, the clients they serve, and the people they attract. Consultants join the firm because they offer:
• An exclusive focus on strategy, growth, and innovation engagements
• Proven intellectual capital that integrates creative qualitative skills and quantitative techniques
• An industry-agnostic client base typically made up of firms with $1B to $50B in annual revenue
• An ability to personally influence the growth and development of the firm
• An entrepreneurial and collaborative culture
• A sustainable lifestyle supported by an office-based model

Join representatives to learn more about the firm, as well as their open full-time analyst (Class of 2018) and summer analyst (Class of 2019) positions.

Kantar Retail Information Session

Kantar Retail helps leading retailers and brand manufacturers to transform purchase behavior and grow profits by providing specialist insight, research and data analytics. The company provides innovative consultancy and retail VR services, and it constantly tracks more than 1,000 retailers and creates market leading reports. Representatives will be on-site to share information on Kantar Retail's entry-level job opportunities.

ACPHC Soap Making

Is the dorm soap starting to dry your hands out? Wish you had your own soap to use?

Well, good news! The Public Health Collaborative is hosting its semesterly soap making event on Wednesday in Cohan starting at 7 p.m. Stop by to learn about hygiene and make soap for yourself, your friends and the Amherst community. Even if you don't need soap, please stop by to make some for those who need it. We'll be donating soap to the Amherst Survival Center and Amherst Community Connections, so we need lots of help. Also there will be food!

Ongoing Events

"Our" Story Exhibit: 400 Years of Wampanoag History

“Our” Story is an interactive, multimedia exhibit that frames the 1620 Pilgrim arrival in Plymouth within a long history of Wampanoag adaptation and innovation. The exhibit's content ranges from videos by award-winning Mashpee journalist, author and filmmaker Paula Peters, to art by Mashpee artist, writer and activist Robert Peters and his son, Robert Peters Jr.

Each year, a new theme is added to the traveling exhibit; the first installation debuted in 2014 with “Captured 1614” providing a critical back story to colonization and the roots of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. “The Messenger Runner” added new context regarding the Wampanoag tribe’s communication traditions. The newest panel “The Great Dying” depicts the catastrophic effects of a plague that devastated the Wampanoag nation between 1616 and 1619.

Mammoth in library space

Mammoths in (library) space: A library orientation

Never been in a six floor library before? Need to find books “on reserve” but not sure where to go? Looking to learn more about the library’s spaces, resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost's circulation desk (look for the poster with balloons) and pick up a library orientation sticker card.

Complete the tour and receive a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize: a unique space mammoth t-shirt or tote and a gift card to Antonio’s Pizza!