Event Calendar

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Jen Manion Photo

Faculty Colloquium Series: "What is Gender?: A View from 19th Century Transgender Archives" presented by Jen Manion, October 20

On Friday, October 20, from noon to 1 p.m., the Faculty Colloquium Series for 2017-18 is sponsoring "What is Gender?: A View from 19th Century Transgender Archives" presented by Jen Manion, associate professor of history. This event will take place in the Mullins and Faerber rooms, Lewis-Sebring Commons.

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!

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish Table!

The Spanish Table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Korean Language Table

The Korean Language Table will meet this semester on Fridays, from noon - 1 p.m., in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Dining Hall. All are welcome!

Urban Teachers Information Table

Urban Teachers is changing the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives and are committed to a career in teaching. Come swing by their table in Keefe to learn more about the unique opportunity to apply to a teacher residency program in partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Education to make an impact as an educator! For more information, visit http://www.urbanteachers.org

Queer Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center and our queer counselors, Dr. Darien & Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. There will be snacks, company and great conversation!

Game of Thrones Parody Auditions

Don't miss the auditions for the Green Room's parody of Game of Thrones. All seven seasons in the length of one episode! Hope to see you there!

Students Only

Association for Women in Science Alumni Panel

The Association for Women in Science is hosting its 3rd Annual Alumni Panel. Come listen to our panelists, who work in healthcare, technology and research, as they offer their perspectives on their industries and advice to those who are considering a career in STEM. This year’s theme is the applicability of a liberal arts background.

Middlebury Brazil

Middlebury School in Brazil Info Session in FAYE113

Study abroad with Middlebury College’s School in Brazil where students can study in Latin America's largest country, with diverse cultures and geographies. The school is located in Horizonte, Florianópolis, and Niterói, each of these cities is an excellent location to improve Portuguese language skills. Come speak with the School's director, Sílvia Lorenso, who is from Belo Horizonte.

Come to FAYE 113 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to learn more.

R.A.D. At Amherst

R.A.D. is an internationally recognized self-defense program designed to develop and enhance your options for staying safe. This class is open to women, non-binary, transgender and gender non-conforming participants. All physical ability and skill levels are welcome. No prior experience is required. R.A.D. grads are always encouraged to come back! Sign up at rad@amherst.edu.

Health Professions Alumni Panel for Pre-Med and Other Pre-Health Students

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Greenway A, Event Space

Hear from alumni of all ages about their career paths in health professions, and what they've learned along the way, going back to their Amherst education. This year's focus will be on mental health, and will feature the following panelists: Kaytee Turetsky '12, Dr. Janet Lydecker '06, Dr. John Franklin P'20, Dr. John Glazer '67 and Daniella Colombo '17. Refreshments will be served.

Closeup of Zach Yanes '17 playing the saxophone on stage in front of other musicians

ACJE, the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble: Homecoming Performance

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building, with Rob Tapper, trombone, featured soloist, and Bruce Diehl, director. The concert is free and open to the public.

Please bring your cash donation to the Amherst Survival Center-- you'd be amazed how many students and grad students they support to make ends meet.


Homecoming Bonfire and Mammoth Logo Launch Party

After months of excavating, we'll finally reveal the Amherst Mammoth logo at the Homecoming Bonfire on Friday, October 20 from 8-10 p.m. on Val Quad (Alumni Gym in case of rain)! Students: Look for a Mammoth T-shirt ticket in your AC Box on Friday, October 20! Pick-up your shirt at the bonfire.

Open Dialogue: Questioning Faith

How does one go about questioning faith, religion, spirituality, and the existence of a god, gods, or a "God?" What are some issues with the idea of a "God?" Why do you or don't you believe? What is necessary for the belief in a "God?" Who/what is God? Where can I find resources to taking steps to finding answers to these questions? Where can I find an inclusive support group that allows for such questioning and open-ended responses? Open dialogue, snacks, networking and resources available. Open to everyone no matter what spiritual background (including none). O'Connor Commons, Friday, October 19, 2017, 8:15-9:15 p.m.

The Trifecta 2! - Homecoming

Three of the most lit groups to ever grace Amherst College's campus have teamed up once again to bless you with a move!

Amherst College's Black Student Union, African and Caribbean Students Union and La Causa present: The Trifecta 2!

Join us as we turn up and start Homecoming Weekend off right!
10 p.m.-2 a.m. in The Powerhouse on Friday, October 20.

Free for Amherst College students (but make sure you come early if you want to get in).

For everyone else, $5 before midnight, $7 after.

DJ Dutch and the Codewine DJs will be on the ones and twos, and you know they can do no wrong!

Ongoing Events

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!