Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Quadrant Strategies Information Table

Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders and major non-governmental organizations. The firm’s specialty is helping companies facing significant challenges to their reputation or brand, or even full-blown crises, to help them pivot from defense to offense – to a place where they can move the brand and business forward.

Whether or not you can attend the firm's evening information session, stop by their campus center table to chat with representatives about Quadrant Strategies’ approach to consulting, what a day in the life is for an entry-level staff member and how to apply for the firm’s open internship and full-time opportunities!

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Center for Global Education - Tabling Visit & Information Session

Come meet with Augsburg University's Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE)! CGEE programs combine a unique model of being highly-experiential, rooted in social justice and focused on direct community engagement. A CGEE experience gets you out of the classroom and learning from and with the community you are studying. Programs include host family stays, excursions to areas of interest and some locations offer internships! CGEE has programs in southern Africa, Central America, Mexico and on the Mississippi River. We will be tabling from noon until 2 p.m. in the Keefe Atrium, and hosting an information session at 4:30 p.m. in McCaffrey.

Fun fact: One of our CGEE sites is in Namibia. Namibia was a German colony that was captured by South Africa in World War I. It became independent in 1990 – just over 25 years ago.

Students Only

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.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Black-and-white closeup of a sleeping man's face

"Sleep" Screening at the Mead

"Andy Warhol, Filmmaker," a course taught by Josh Guilford, assistant professor of English in the Film and Media Studies Program at Amherst College, considers the privileged place that film occupied in Andy Warhol's artistic practice during the 1960's. Warhol’s Sleep (1963) marks the artist’s foray into durational film and captures John Giorno, Warhol’s lover at the time, as he sleeps. Built on intricate sequences of looped imagery, Sleep is among Warhol's most formally complex works on film.

Join us for an immersive screening of Sleep (4 hours, 45 minutes), with introductory remarks by Guilford. All are welcome to move in and out of the screening throughout the evening. Popcorn will be served!

This program is offered in conjunction with the Amherst College’s Department of English and Film and Media Studies Program. It is free and open to all!

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. 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!

Quadrant Strategies Information Session

Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders and major non-governmental organizations. The firm’s specialty is helping companies facing significant challenges to their reputation or brand, or even full-blown crises, to help them pivot from defense to offense – to a place where they can move the brand and business forward.

The firm is committed to providing rewarding career opportunities for highly talented, hardworking individuals. Quadrant Strategies’ casual office environment is designed to enable collaboration within and across teams so that all staff members benefit from one another’s experience and perspective. Partners work closely with staff at all levels and invest themselves personally in career development.

Quadrant Strategies’ staff come from a diverse array of professional and educational backgrounds, but have in common intellectual curiosity and an interest in the reputational challenges that companies face. Staff members are comfortable with numbers and are persuasive, elegant writers. They work with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to develop communications strategies for managing reputations and brands, and responding to crises.

Attend this information session to find out more about Quadrant Strategies’ approach to consulting, what a day in the life is for an entry-level staff member and how to apply for the firm’s open internship and full-time opportunities.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.