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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sun, Oct 15, 2017

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Fall Festival Caramel Apples

Fall Festival: Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Caramels Apples

Annual Amherst College community event featuring fabulous fall foods, music and entertainment.

Entertainment includes pumpkin carving and painting, horse-drawn hayrides, and lawn games like cornhole and giant connect 4. Food will be prepared by the Valentine dining staff, a menu made specially for the fall festival including cider, caramel apples and much more.

Bring your cell phone or camera and have your photo taken in the graveyard with the ghouls and skeletons! Open to all Amherst College students, staff and faculty, and their families.


Sourcing the Stream

A video and performance event directed by Wendy Woodson

Sourcing the Stream is an immersive video, sound and performance event that looks to the stream as a timely source for inspiration, solace, reflection and reaction. This performance is part of ‘Arts Ecologies’ a year-long series of events sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative.

For each performance, nine dancers experiment with different ways to spontaneously create material working both with set sequences and improvisational scores within a surround environment of video projection and sound. The performances at Amherst College will allow time to experiment in an open environment where unexpected reactions and interactions can influence the evolution of the project.

Dancers: Lauren Horn, Lucille Jun, Forrest Locklear, Molly McBride, Chris McMillan, Madison Palffy, Jen Polins, Ian Spak, Leah Woodbridge.

Each performance will be followed by a talk back with the artists and interested audience members.

Admission is free and open to the public. To reserve tickets, please call our box office: (413) 542-2277.

Trevor Noah on Race and Identity

“Trevor Noah: Race and Identity in America Now” — an NYT viewing party

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greenway A, Event Space

Join comedian, writer and host of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah, and celebrated New York Times journalist John Eligon for a provocative conversation about identity, ethnicity, acceptance and the turbulent state of race in Trump’s America. Trevor will share stories about his journey from apartheid South Africa to the desk of “The Daily Show,” which he has explored in his recent memoir, “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood.” This unique event will be filmed live at Northwestern University in front of a student audience.

As part of its "Get With The Times" series, the Times is hosting viewing parties on college campuses across the nation in an effort to connect with its younger audiences and bring people together to discuss critical issues facing our country today. At Amherst, we'll stream the conversation live at Greenway A Event Space and provide a space for students to have discussions related to topics covered during the event.

There will be free food and New York Times swag. Make sure you bring your student/staff/faculty ID — we'll be checking in attendees on the Times' GWTT website.

RSVP in advance at

For questions or concerns, email Shawna Chen at

Students Only

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!