Event Calendar

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Picture of Amy Wagaman

Faculty Colloquium Series: "Using Networks in Data Analysis" presented by Amy Wagaman, March 30

On Friday, March 30, from noon to 1 p.m., the Faculty Colloquium Series for 2017-18 is sponsoring "Using Networks in Data Analysis" presented by Amy Wagaman, associate professor of statistics. This event will take place in the Mullins and Faerber rooms, Lewis-Sebring Commons.

life stories

Life Stories Lunch with Denzel Wood '18, "Awkward Alaskan Alchemist of Amherst"

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. This event is sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Chinese Language Table

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The conference room is just inside the main entrance, on the right hand side. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Friday from 1 - 2 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m.

LinkedIn Panel

Come join the WGC for a conversation around LinkedIn tips and tricks! Incoming Business Leadership Program Associate and LinkedIn Campus [IN]bassador, Kyndall Ashe ’18 as well as other upperclass students will be facilitating a dialogue on LinkedIn. Food will be provided. For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu

STEM Abroad Symposium featuring Amherst faculty and students

STEM Abroad Symposium

Join the office of global education for the STEM Abroad Symposium!

Health professions advisor Dean Aronson, statistics Professor Nick Horton and computer science Professor John Rager will be sharing their international experiences and its impact on their STEM careers.

Harith Khawaja '19, Lila Manstein '18, Bonnie Lin '19 and Melissa Martinez '18 will be sharing on their experiences in France, Scotland, Taiwan and Japan.

Refreshments will be served!

Professor Alegra Eroy-Reveles '01

"Classroom Writing Exercises to Promote Motivation and Persistence of STEM Students" - Seminar with Alegra Eroy-Reveles '01

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Lecture Room 4

Professor Alegra Eroy-Reveles '01, of the department of chemistry and biochemistry at San Francisco State University, will present a chemistry seminar on "Classroom Writing Exercises to Promote Motivation and Persistence of STEM Students."

In an effort to increase the number of students graduating with a STEM degree, it is important to address student motivation in the STEM classroom. When a student is motivated, they persist in the STEM major. Motivation is malleable. It can be enhanced or diminished based on experiences in college. This workshop will discuss two projects aimed at engaging STEM students in writing activities to motivate them to persist in the STEM major.

In the utility value project, students wrote essays that connected course content to their lives and/or society. In the heart check project, students wrote weekly journal reflections that prompted them to think about their purpose, values and goals for studying science. These projects present two strategies that motivate students to persist in the STEM major while fostering an affirming learning environment.

Classroom Writing Exercises to Promote Motivation and Persistence of STEM Students

In an effort to increase the number of students graduating with a STEM degree, it is important to address student motivation in the STEM classroom. When a student is motivated, they persist in the STEM major. Motivation is malleable. It can be enhanced or diminished based on experiences in college. This workshop will discuss two projects aimed at engaging STEM students in writing activities to motivate them to persist in the STEM major.

In the utility value project, students wrote essays that connected course content to their lives and/or society. In the heart check project, students wrote weekly journal reflections that prompted them to think about their purpose, values and goals for studying science. These projects present two strategies that motivate students to persist in the STEM major while fostering an affirming learning environment.

April Open House Hosting Flyer

Sign-up to host! April Open House 2018

Each year, Amherst College welcomes around admitted 400 students to campus in April to get a taste of Amherst College life. A critical part of the success of this effort is the support of several hundred student hosts who provide space for these students to stay while they learn more about this potential college option.

April Open House Hosting is extremely important to the continued success of our recruitment process, and we hope that you will take part and pay it forward.

Stop by our table in Val for more information!

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Passover Seder dinner table

Amherst College First Seder

Join Amherst Hillel and Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer for Passover Seder. Learn about and relive the Exodus from Egypt as we tell the story of how each of us left Egyptian slavery.

This Kosher for Passover meal including braised beef brisket, roasted chicken, baked gefilte fish matzo ball soup, stuffed portabellas, potato kugel, roasted beets, salad and dessert.

This event is free to Amherst College students, faculty, staff and other Five College students. There is a $25 suggested donation for non-students to Amherst Hillel to cover food costs. For more information contact cadigan@amherst.edu.

Event poster featuring an illustration of a brick house and streetlamp in the snow

"The Blizzard"

Honors thesis in playwriting by Yetunde Ojetade '18. Directed by Wesley Guimaraes '19, set design by Amir Hall '17 and Hyourin Martina-Hood '19, costume design by Noah Tager '18 and lighting design by Irish Amundson '19.

Every student looks forward to Thanksgiving Break. During this time of the fall, people are either hunkering down or preparing to leave. However, something insidious lurks just around the corner this particular November. How will these modern prima donnas deal with their fears in a world that has conditioned them to always be OK? With a snowstorm approaching, and a worse threat closing in, The Blizzard follows five friends as they attempt to memorialize themselves in the face of their impending doom.

Tickets are free and open to the Amherst and Five College community. Reservations are recommended; please call (413) 542-2277.

Ongoing Events

Eli Marsh Exhibition: Sonya Clark

Visiting artist in residence Sonya Clark will exhibit recent work in the gallery through Friday, April 13, and will host an opening lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.

A reception will follow the event in the hall by the gallery.

The Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and is closed Saturdays.