Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

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!

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French, or learning about French culture, come and join the French language table. We will meet on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the mezzanine in Valentine Hall. The French language 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.

iD Tech Summer Opportunities Info Table

For 20 years, iD Tech has paved the way in STEM education, introducing the most relevant, in-demand curriculum to set students on their long-term skill development pathways. This summer, iD Tech will hire over 1,600 instructors and staff from across the world to show students, ages 7 to 18, firsthand how their interests in technology can become life-changing learning experiences. Its programs emphasize tech education for girls, teens, tweens and younger children.

iD Tech is looking for energetic, tech-savvy summer staff who understand the need for quality technology education for young students. Spend your summer instructing, mentoring, and building your resume — and making a positive impact on the lives of students.

Staff members receive competitive compensation, housing (overnight staff only), meals, custom-built apps supporting operations and curriculum, college internship credit (if applicable), guidance from iD Tech's experienced team of managers, and more. Stop by this information table to learn more!

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!


Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for Crafternoons! Ashley Maitland, assistant director of residential life, will teach us how to do a variety of arts and crafts. February's craft is fabric banners!
Ashley started working at Amherst College in August 2016. Before coming to Amherst College, she received her Masters of Education in Student Affairs with a certificate in Social Justice Education from Iowa State University. Ashley is passionate about and finds joy in feminism, social justice, crafts, dogs and yummy food!
For accommodations and more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu

Loeb Center Seminar: Making Mammoth Plans

Is summer on your mind? Whether you have plans or not, we can help you make the most of your summer. It all starts with "Making Mammoth Plans," the Loeb Center's spring seminar for students. This session is hosted by the Office for Campus Diversity & Student Leadership, and centers around students who identify as First Generation College Students and/or Low Income.

What to look forward to in the seminar:

– Help determining what you want to do over the summer
– In-depth information about how to pursue internships, summer jobs, research, summer abroad, volunteering and job shadowing
– Time to create a plan of action to accomplish your own unique summer goals

Please contact Casey Jo Dufresne with questions at cdufresne@amherst.edu

Linor Goralik seated outdoors, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and numerous bracelets

Linor Goralik: A Reading and Conversation

Linor Goralik is an award-winning contemporary Russian writer of flash fiction, poetry, essays, fairy tales, theater and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m., she will read from and discuss Found Life, her first book to appear in English.

Born in Ukraine and residing in Israel, Goralik is one of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet. Her conversational short works conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Goralik’s mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in Found Life. Condensed to the extreme, her language captures a vivid picture of fleeting interactions in a quickly moving world.

Goralik’s reading is co-sponsored by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture; the Joseph Brodsky Fellowship Fund, of which she was a poetry fellow in 2016; and Read Russia.

DACA + Immigration: A Roosevelt Policy Dinner

Want to learn more about DACA and immigration policy in the United States? On February 28, there will be a discussion over free dinner about our country's current situation in the Friedmann Room. Starting with a short presentation about DACA and the implications of President Trump's actions, we will then branch off into a group discussion where you are free to share your concerns and opinions over free food.

Co-sponsored by CAB and AAS.

Internship Interviewing Workshop

Join us to learn how to answer challenging questions and present yourself in a professional manner. As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend an interviewing workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend!

Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics & Opportunities with Massachusetts AmeriCorps' Student Conservation Association

Members of the Massachusetts AmeriCorps' Student Conservation Association program serve Massachusetts’s public lands from Martha’s Vineyard to the Berkshires each summer, and spend the winter providing environmental education to children at local schools in the western part of the state. The residential program, headquartered at Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest in Hawley, MA, began its 20th year of service in October 2016.

Each year, SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members spend five months teaching approximately 800 environmental education lessons to over 1,000 students. Its members also complete approximately 60 Conservation Service projects each year. Projects include new trail construction, invasive plant management, Universal Access Trail construction, school nature trails, historic site reclamation, and more.

Members receive full room and board, health insurance, a weekly living stipend and an AmeriCorps education award.

In this workshop, current members Darren Lu and Jesse Newman will start by presenting a portion of their "Leave No Trace" outdoor ethics workshop, which aims to teach and inspire people to enjoy nature responsibly. Then, they will share information on Massachusetts AmeriCorps opportunities -- including what their service entails, how to figure out if AmeriCorps is right for you, and how to successfully apply before the organization's next March 1 deadline.

"Heirloom" by Barbie Diewald. Photo by Jim Coleman

Five College Faculty Dance: Collective Tissue

8:00 pm Music and Dance Building, Hampshire College, Main Studio Theater

Five College Faculty Dance: Collective Tissue

The Five College Dance Department, in collaboration with the Hampshire College Dance Program, presents an evening of dance featuring contributions from faculty across all five campuses, including works by Deborah Goffe, assistant professor at Hampshire College, Barbie Diewald, visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College, Dante Brown, visiting assistant professor at Amherst College and Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance. The evening will also feature a duet by improvisation masters Angie Hauser and Chris Aiken, associate professors at Smith College, and a video installation from Rodger Blum, professor at Smith College. In the theater lobby, Mount Holyoke College Professor Jim Coleman’s dance photography will be on display.

$10 General Admission/$5 Students and Seniors
To reserve tickets, contact HampDanceReservations@gmail.com or 413-559-5889

Tickets Required

Glow in the Dark Purim Party

They tried to kill us, we won, let's party!
Join your fellow students for a once-in-a-lifetime Purim experience. Hear the megillah, enjoy hamentaschen and mocktails, and dance the night away with DJ Bobby.
Come in costume and enter the best costume contest!

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Women's and Gender Center Late Night Study Hours

Join us for study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women's and Gender Center, Keefe 211! There will be donuts from Glazed!

Ongoing Events

Adventures in Photography Exhibition

During January interterm nine students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, and Mount Holyoke participated in “Adventures in Photography,” an interterm course taught by Joshua Baum and Takudzwa Tapfuma. Over the five-day course, students learned fundamental techniques of digital photography: manual exposure, composition, lighting, and post-production. The class ventured into the field for hands-on excursions to the New England Peace Pagoda, Montague Bookmill and downtown Northampton. The images in this exhibit are a selection of work created during the class.

Thank you to the Department of Art and the History of Art, and the Center for Community Engagement for sponsoring the course, and to Valentine Dining Hall for hosting this exhibition.