Event Calendar

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thu, Nov 16, 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.

Puerto Rico Relief Effort

As you are aware, Puerto Rico suffered great devastation due to the impact of Hurricane María on September 20, 2017. The Alianza Boricua de Amherst College, a group of College faculty, staff and students of Puerto Rican descent or with ties in the Island, invite you to be part of the recovery efforts by participating in the Puerto Rico Relief Effort, a campus event to be held on Thursday, November 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Valentine Quad. We’ll have Puerto Rican music, traditional finger food and a talk provided by American Studies Visiting Professor Ray Suárez: “Puerto Rico, the U.S. and a Complicated, Accidental Relationship”.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture, come and join the French table on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The French table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you!

Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring Feedback Table

Stop by and take a 1-minute survey to give the Loeb Center your feedback on the Amherst Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring program. If you've never done Pathways, we want to hear from you too! We'd like to know why you haven't participated. All feedback is welcome and critical to making this a program worth your while.

Keefe Campus Center Community Hour

Stop by the Amherst College Campus Center every Thursday for a fun filled hour of community, popcorn and music! Throughout the semester we will offer various community building events in the campus center and on the Green. Make sure to stop by for bonfires, dance parties and self-care activities. All are welcome to join.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Affairs, the Dean of the Faculty, The Office of the President, Dining Services, Facilities and the Mail Room.

Image of a mask with long hair and two pieces of glassware on top of poster with Russian text

Russian Film Screening: "Mister Designer" (Господин Оформитель)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

A famous artist strives to find the secret of eternal life through the beautiful mannequins he creates in this stylized homage to Russian modernism’s fascination with decadence. "Mister Designer" is directed by Oleg Teptsov and completed in 1987.

This movie is 103 minutes long and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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

Trump: Point/Counterpoint Series: "After Trump"

The "Trump: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor and host of NEPR's In Contrast Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

For the final conversation, join Ilan and his guest, William Kristol, as they discuss "After Trump."

William Kristol is founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard, and he appears frequently on all the leading political commentary shows. Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Before that, Mr. Kristol served in senior positions in the Reagan and Bush administrations and taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

This event is free and open to the public.
It is presented by the Amherst College Class of 1970.

Series Information

CISE Late Night Study Hours

The Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) is holding late night study hours each Thursday, from 7-10 p.m. Join us for snacks, camaraderie, and a collective attempt to chip away at all of the work we have to do! For more information, contact internationalstudents@amherst.edu

First Republic Bank Information Session

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich and New York City.

First Republic's highly-motivated team ensures the bank keeps delivering what clients expect. If you want to work hard, feel a great sense of achievement, and be rewarded for what you do, then First Republic could be the place for you. First Republic is always looking for talented people for positions in banking and finance, technology and information security, and operations and strategy. Find out more about opportunities and application processes in this information session.

Home is Where the Art is: Tips for Making the Most of Museums While Studying Abroad

We have the perfect study break for you!

Do you want to revisit your study away semester or year? Do you remember being in awe at the art and architecture you saw in everyday life? Join us at the Mead for a walk down memory lane. Mead educators will be teaching us how to understand art and architecture that we see every day and you'll have an opportunity to share your reflections from your time away.

Students who will be going abroad in the spring are also invited and will learn how to spot the masterpieces they studied in class and how to find museums and cultural institutions in their host city and country. You'll have a chance to not only view unique Mead pieces, but also share your experiences and tips for finding art abroad.

Refreshments will be served. Kindly R.S.V.P. online. We look forward to seeing you!

Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd flr)

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room (1st Floor)

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about Hispanic culture? Please come join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies! La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8 - 9 p.m. in the Common Room of Newport House. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Wellness Hour

Come hang with the Wellness Team on Thursday's from 8-9 p.m. in Frost Cafe to play with silly putty, journal, read a children's book or color. Wellness Hour is an easy and fun way to de-stress in a casual setting.

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!