Event Calendar

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thu, Dec 7, 2017

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!

Young Farmer Conference Livestream with Book and Plow

Book and Plow Farm would like to host you to watch the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture's 10th annual Young Farmers Conference. More than 300 farmers, chefs, scientists and activists from across the country will gather and we get to watch the livestream in the conference room upstairs from Campus Police. Come for any of the following workshops. Some snacks provided.

Thursday: 12:45-1:15pm:Agroequity/1:30-3:00pm:Climate Change Adaptation/3:15-4:45pm: Changing the Way a Generation Thinks About Food

Friday: 9:00-10:00am: Women on the Verge/10:15-11:45am: Appropriate Tools and Technology for Market Gardeners/1:15-2:45pm: Cover Cropping

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.

"What the Clean Power Plan Would Have Done": Talk by John Larsen

5:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

The Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Studies will host John Larsen, director at the Rhodium Group and leader of the firm's U.S. power sector work. Mr. Larsen will review U.S. climate policy progress and pitfalls over the past decade and will provide commentary and analysis on what the future holds for U.S. climate action in the absence of federal leadership.

Painting by Robert Masla of a landscape with trees, mountains, rivers and storm clouds

Emily Dickinson Open Mic, Reading and Art Exhibition with Will Dowd and Robert Masla

The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on first Thursdays each month. Each month enjoy a pop-up art exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. Open mic signups are from 5 to 6 p.m., with the open mic beginning at 6 p.m. and a featured reader to follow. Free and open to all!

Featured artist: Robert Masla
Artist Robert Masla will offer a demonstration of watercolor on Fredrix watercolor canvas from 5 to 6 p.m. on Arts Night, in addition to displaying an exhibition of his paintings.

Featured reader: Will Dowd
Will Dowd is a writer and artist from the Boston area. He earned a B.A. from Boston College, as a Presidential Scholar; an M.S. from MIT, as a John Lyons Fellow; and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. His writing and art have appeared in numerous places, including The Rialto, Post Road Magazine and NPR.org. His collection of essays, Areas of Fog, was just released in November 2017 from Etruscan Press.

Learn more at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events.

Baewatch: polyamory, open relationships, and non-monogamy. Thursday December 7 5:30PM-6:30PM

Baewatch: Polyamory, Open Relationships and Non-monogamy

In the second installment of the BaeWatch Series, join the Multicultural Resource Center, the Queer Resource Center and the Women's and Gender Center in exploring different types of relationships such as polyamorous, open-relationships and other forms of non-monogamy. How do you handle these relationships? How do you talk to your partner about being non-monogamous? How do you know if non-monogamy is for you? We facilitate a discussion over dinner.

For accessibility information and accommodations, contact wgc@amherst.edu or

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

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

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

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

GlobeMed's Ugly Holiday Sweater Sale

Swing by GlobeMed's Ugly Holiday Sweater Sale for all your end-of-the-year needs. All proceeds from this sale will go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda dedicated to fighting podoconiosis.