Event Calendar

September 2018

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

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!

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

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First Meeting of Russian 401: Advanced Studies in Russian Literature and Culture

4:00 pm Webster Hall, 207 (Lounge)

The first meeting of RUSS-401: Advanced Studies in Russian Literature and Culture with Tatiana Iurievna will take place on Thursday, September 6 at 4 p.m. in the Russian Department Lounge (207 Webster Hall).

During that meeting, the regular meeting times for the semester will be discussed and decided on.

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

First GlobeMed Meeting

Are you interested in easing global health inequities? Come to the first meeting of one of the most active groups on campus, GlobeMed! GlobeMed at Amherst is a chapter of a national organization which focuses on long-term philanthropy. GlobeMed partners with Heart and Sole Africa, which battles podoconiosis in Rwanda by empowering those affected by podoconiosis. We also have discussions on contemporary issues in public health, host speaker events, and provide opportunities to get involved in all of these activities! Come to the first meeting on Monday, September 10, from 8-9 p.m. in Webster 220 to learn more! Donuts will be served.

Students Only

Charles Drew Health Professions Society Introductory Meeting

Are you thinking about a career in the health professions? Come to Charles Drew Health Professions Society's introductory meeting on Monday, September 10. Our first meeting is a great opportunity to get to know one another, learn about several awesome events we have planned for the semester, ask questions, and help shape the direction of CDHPS this year! Find us in the McCaffrey Room (the first door on the right-hand side when you enter Keefe) at 8 p.m. with snacks -- we're looking forward to meeting you! If you can't make the meeting, but you'd like to receieve a copy of the meeting notes, please email our president, Alexandra Theall, at atheall19@amherst.edu .

Students Only

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

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!

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Math & Stats WELCOME TEA, Sept. 14, 3:00 p.m., Ford Hall Event Space 107

Welcome Tea: Department of Math & Stats

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics welcomes students to a new academic year! Please join us for our annual "Welcome Tea" event. We look forward to hearing what you have been up to over the summer. We will have food, drinks and games. Please come for as long or as short a time as you can. This event is open to Math & Stats majors, prospective majors, fellow travelers and Math & Stats enthusiasts.

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Wed, Sep 19, 2018

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!

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Welcome Hour

Come to the intro meeting the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) at Amherst College to learn about the events that we organize throughout the semester and how to get involved. There will be donuts from Glazed!

AWIS Welcome Coffee Hour

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is holding our welcome coffee hour! This is a great chance to learn more about AWIS and our goals on campus, as well as to meet members of our organization. AWIS members will discuss upcoming events this semester, and we will have an informal panel of students representing various STEM disciplines share their experiences. Donuts from Glazed will also be provided. Feel free to come as long as you're able, we'd love to see you there! Note that this event is open to all regardless of gender.

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

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6th Annual Wellness Fair

Drop by to get to know Amherst’s wellness resources, including student groups. Get a free chair massage, enjoy yummy snacks, participate in fun activities, pick up giveaways and more! Rain date September 28. This event is sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and made awesome by the many wellness resources in the Amherst community.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

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Mini Meditations

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge, Room 108

In this workshop you'll add some simple yet profound skills to your healing toolkit. Yoga teacher Molly Kitchen will offer a variety of body-based and contemplative techniques for finding calm presence and re-centering when you feel off balance. No experience with meditation is necessary. This event is brought to you by the Peer Advocates for Sexual Resect and is part of our Survivor Support Series.

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Psychology Club

Are you a psychology major? Just interested in psychology? Can't get enough of thinking about psychology? Come to the first meeting of the Psychology Club (previously the student-faculty committee)! We'll be discussing our goals and plans for the year, and we want you to be there! Everyone is welcome, no previous affiliation with psychology necessary. Snacks provided!

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Athletes and Allies Meeting

Join Athletes and Allies for our first meeting of the semester! We are a safe space for LGBTQ+ athletes to come together and discuss our unique experiences. We join with our many allies to promote the inclusion and support of the LGBTQ+ community within the athletic department. Past projects have included the "Safe Space" poster campaign, as well as numerous Pride Games.

Students Only

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

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!

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SWAGS Fall Reception

Join the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies (SWAGS) Department as we kick off an exciting new year.
Connect with colleagues, chat with students about sexuality and gender studies, participate in the student raffle and enjoy some delicious refreshments!

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Humanist Dinner

Join the Amherst College Humanists for an informal dinner! We will be discussing the consequences of a change in the balance of the Supreme Court for the separation of church and state.

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Shreeansh Agrawal '20E

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. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Join Active Minds on the Valentine Quad for the planting of 1,100 flags. These flags represent the number of college students who commit suicide each year. Write a message on a flag and plant it in the ground in honor of these individuals and suicide prevention awareness.