Event Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wed, Nov 1, 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.

Amherst College Employee Council

Employee Council Coffee Hour

The Employee Council has extended the November Coffee Hours at Frost Cafe and the Power House.
Have any questions about the survey? Want to take the survey? Please stop by for a free cup of coffee and muffin. Paper surveys will be available.
Make your voice heard! Participate in the staff survey and help us earn a paid day off!

Wednesday, November 1
9-10:30 a.m. at the Powerhouse
Thursday, November 2
2-3:30 p.m. at Frost Cafe

Tuesday, November 7
11-12:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse
Wednesday, November 8
9-10:30 a.m. at Frost Cafe
Thursday, November 9
3-4:30 p.m. at Frost Cafe

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!

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Inside the American Art Collection with Curator Vanja Malloy

Join us for a lunchtime gallery talk with Curator of American Art Vanja Malloy. Dr. Malloy will share her insights on the Mead's renowned collection of American art.

This event is free and open to all!

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!

Air Force Detachment Information Table

The Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a college program designed to train and commission officers into the United States Air Force. AFROTC is like a campus club, academic, and a leadership training course rolled into one. Participants do not have to be undergraduate freshmen to join Air Force ROTC, as there are many programs for upperclassmen through graduate students.

Air Force ROTC is divided into two main groups of students called cadets. In participants' first two years of ROTC, they will be a member of the GMC (General Military Course). Unless on scholarship, there is absolutely no commitment to remain in ROTC or join the Air Force while you are in the GMC. To learn more about the program, stop by this info table to meet with Harrison Smith, deputy recruiting officer Air Force ROTC Detachment 370, based within UMass's Aerospace Studies Department.

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:
Thursday, October 19, at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1, at 3 p.m.

Glitter and Gold Party: WGC Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of the Women's and Gender Center. Wear something sparkly and join us for a celebration of our community and our new space. Sparkly drinks and light appetizers will be served. For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu.

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Remembering Richard Wilbur

Please join us for a special salon celebrating the life and poetry of Richard Wilbur. Poems, songs, images, memories and conversation. Reception to follow. Childcare available.

All Amherst College students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Department of English.

Internship Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Join us to learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will set you apart from the crowd! As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend a resume and cover letter workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend.

The resume and cover letter workshop schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 25 at 5 p.m. in Paino
Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. in Paino
Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in Pruyne
Wednesday, November 29 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne
Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. in Paino


QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

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First Year Write-In

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Charles Pratt Hall, Common Room (adjacent to Writing center)

First-Year Students, this is just for you: Your first semester demands lots of writing! How do you find the time, get started early enough and fend off procrastination? The Writing Center invites you to join fellow first-years in a regular write-in just for you. Find a supportive, productive place to write, as well as plenty of coffee and snacks to keep you going. Writing Center associates will be available for brief consultations.

Join us for the optional start-up workshops in the Writing Center:
September 20: Engaged Reading
October 4: Writing at Amherst
October 18: Major Revisions
November 1: Overcoming Resistance to Writing

Students Only

Apogee Adventures Information Session

Founded in 2001, Apogee Adventures offers a variety of enriching summer experiences across the world for students ages 11-18. Trips center around outdoor-oriented hiking, biking, community service, foreign language, writing, photography and culinary endeavors, with supplemental activities including sea-kayaking, surfing, rock-climbing and whitewater rafting. Apogee runs programs varying in length from 1-6 weeks on the West Coast, in New England, Central America, Puerto Rico and Europe. Their goal is to have students (and leaders) complete their trips with increased confidence, character and community-mindedness. Join Apogee representative Jack Messerly at this information session to learn more about the organization and its opportunities.

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Overcoming Resistance to Writing, a workshop for First Year Students

Are you avoiding your writing? Feeling stuck in the middle of a draft? Almost done with the paper but can't figure out that conclusion? Join us at the First Year Write-in for a workshop that will help you gain insight into your writing process and learn strategies to get out of such writing binds. Taught by Neelofer Qadir, writing associate.

After the workshop, stick around for the First Year Write-In to put some of your new strategies to good use.

Students Only