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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Careers In Government and Nonprofit Table

Stop by Keefe to learn about Careers In Government and Nonprofit programming through the Loeb Center! Find out how to stay up-to-date on internships, jobs and careers in these sectors and how to participate in the Careers In Government & Nonprofit Trek to Washington, DC, and Annapolis, MD, over spring break.

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!

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session

Interested in a rewarding, meaningful career in the field of education? Come to the Carney, Sandoe & Associates info session. You will have the opportunity to talk with an industry expert about the private, college prep school world. Working at a private, college prep school does not require a teaching certificate or a masters degree and can be the perfect place to explore the profession of teaching. Whether you know you want to be a teacher or want to learn more about this professional opportunity, teaching in a private, college prep school caters to people who enjoy working with children and are passionate about their subject field.


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 the Amherst College Library.

Cover photo description: "Pleistocene Halloween" in orange print at the top. The background of the photo is a purple night sky with a full moon and flying bat. A pumpkin in the bottom lef corner has the mammoth logo carved into it. There is a bucket of candy in the bottom right corner with the schedule of events written on the pieces of candy.

Pleistocene Halloween

Join us during four spooktacular events at the first ever Pleistocene Halloween on October 31
Pumpkin Painting and Costume Contest at Val Dining Hall, 4-6 p.m.

S'mores & Candy Apples, Keefe Firepit, 6-8 p.m.
Biddy will be handing out candy!

Hocus Pocus movie screening, Keefe Theater, 6 p.m.

Harry Potter Trivia, Friedmann Room, 8 p.m.

Students Only

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


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!

Holger Teschke Visits Porter House During Kaffeeklatsch

Holger Teschke will attend Kaffeeklatsch and read (in German) from his new book Mein Cape Cod. Teschke was a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, then worked for years in this country. He is now a professor at the Ernst Busch Hochschule für Schauspielkunst in Berlin.

Sponsored by the Lurcy and Eastman Funds

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!