Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Evie

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly on Tuesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. for office hours at Frost Library. In nice weather, this will be held on the lawn in front of Frost. In poor weather, it will be beside Frost Cafe. This event is co-sponsored by the wellness team and Amherst College library.

Insight Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness--or because you are curious.
Led by Mark Hart, Buddhist advisor
mhart@amherst.edu

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Merrill Science Center, Merrill Library Room 300A

The Political Science department, in conjunction with the library and Writing Center, will be co-hosting a thesis writer's workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5-7 p.m. The topic will be "Reading for Research and Writing While Researching.".

Identity, Transition and the Power of Storytelling

Come join First-Year Experience for this empowering event on Tuesday, October 17, in the McCaffrey Room at 6 p.m.! Student panelists will share the highlights and struggles of their own transition to Amherst, and explore how aspects of their culture and identity influenced these experiences. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and discussion. Food from Paradise of India will be provided! This event is worth 20 points for first-year students (including transfer and exchange students in their first year at Amherst).
Sponsored by: Mental Health Promotion and the Counseling Center

Congressman McGovern

A Conversation with Congressman James McGovern

Please join the Amherst College Democrats and the Amherst Political Union in a co-sponsored event featuring Congressman James McGovern, who represents Massachusetts' Second Congressional District (including Amherst). The event will be town-hall style, and the Congressman looks forward to answering your questions.

Closeup of speaker

"Freedom Dreams and Wound Healing: Survivors of Color at the Front Lines"

Survivor movements on campus are at a crossroads in 2017. To some, Title IX mandated reporting helps survivors of sexual assault on campus feel safe, and to others it feels like being forced to talk to the police and courts, while the Trump administration and white supremacists attack Title IX and all our rights. Thankfully, queer/feminist/disabled/of-color survivor activists have been organizing for years to heal our wounds and work towards transforming the conditions that allow abuse to occur. As survivors, we are mostly seen as victims, and are rarely asked what our visions of justice and healing look like-- yet we are the ones whose wisdom holds the key to transforming abuse culture. In this interactive keynote and performance, writer, performance artist and transformative justice organizer Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha will talk about queer-survivor-of-color models for healing and ending abuse.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German House hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture. Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!

"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!