Event Calendar

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Fill-A-Cruiser

Fill-A-Cruiser for Amherst Survival Center

until Nov 2 Chapin Hall, Look for the Cruiser Outside

Please donate non-perishable foods and/or personal care items at the ACPD cruiser parked outside Chapin Hall on October 25 & 26 / November 1 & 2 between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you are unable to make the dates and times listed, ACPD can accept donations at the Police Department (6 East Drive) at any time until 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2018. All items donated will be given to Amherst Survival Center.

Representing Queerness and Families

Come join the Women’s and Gender Center for the viewing of two short films, “My Mama Wears Timbs,” and “Transforming FAMILY” and discuss the ways in which queer families are represented, and how this relates to the theme of queering reproductive justice. Feel free to bring Grab 'n' Go and come eat lunch in the center!

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!

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Study Abroad in Vienna! Info Session with IES Resident Director, Morten Solvik

Interested in studying in Europe? Consider a semester or year in Vienna! Join Resident Director Morten Solvik and IES rep Beth Eustis for a discussion about the different options in Vienna. Students interested in music, German language study, or European Studies would find the Vienna Study Center a great complement to their Amherst studies. Austria is a wonderful place to explore Europe and understand European identity. Drop in to ask a question or learn more about this dynamic program!

Students Only

LJST Seminar Series Presents "The New Conspiracism and Immunity to the Law"

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark House Room 100 at Amherst College, Nancy Rosenblum, professor of ethics in politics and government at Harvard University, will present a paper titled “The New Conspiracism and Immunity to the Law.” This is the second presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and Illiberalism.”

Professor Rosenblum’s field of research is historical and contemporary political thought. Her publications include Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (2016) and On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (2010). Professor Rosenblum is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and co-editor of the Annual Review of Political Science.

To receive a copy of the paper which will define the new conspiracism, identify its principal targets and survey how it delegitimates democratic institutions, please email the LJST Department Coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

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Meiklejohn Fellows Program: Making Mammoth Plans

For Meiklejohn Fellows, this workshop is a crucial first step to pursuing opportunities that are right for you, whether at Amherst or over the summer. You’ll learn about summer experiences such as internships, jobs, opportunities abroad, volunteering, and job shadowing. In this workshop, you’ll identify your skills and explore how your values, cultural background, and family influence your perspective on careers. Finally, you’ll create a plan of action designed to accomplish your own unique goals for the summer.

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.

Wade Symposium: Careers Inside Out — Non-Traditional Positions in Long Established Industries

Expand your understanding of career options after graduation. Join us in a discussion with five unique alumni, moderated by Wade Fellow Anthony Jack '07, and hear about the professional paths they traveled after Amherst. Panelists are: Amelia Schoenbeck '14, human capital analyst at Goldman Sachs; Evan Nabrit '06, creative services specialist at Jacobs; Charmel Maynard '07, treasurer for the University of Miami; Jared Banner '07, vice president of player personnel for the Boston Red Sox; and Tarasai Karega '09, in partnership sales at NBC Sports Philadelphia.

This event is supported by the Harold Wade '68 Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

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The School of Creative Hustle with Jocelyn Goode '03

Jocelyn Goode ’03, award-winning artist, designer, educator, entrepreneur and community advocate — is building a multi-brand social enterprise that aims to address youth unemployment while increasing general access to the arts and preserving the cultural legacy of local communities experiencing gentrification. In this workshop you'll learn more about Jocelyn's work and her career trajectory, gain an understanding of creative entrepreneurship, and explore how to draw on your own skills to build the infrastructure for a creative career.

Jocelyn Goode has over 15 years of experience in fine art, curriculum preparation, program management, brand marketing, visual communication, event planning and youth development. She is building a disruptive business model with CultureCocoa ArtHouse, Inc. (CCAH) and The School of Creative Hustle. CCAH's main project is the Queens Hip-Hop Legacy Mural Series, and Goode is the lead muralist. Between 2015-2018, she has completed a total of 10 murals in NYC including the city’s first pop-up digital mural—an LED-lit public installation on display on Jamaica Ave.

Her current work entails an expansion to Philadelphia where she is creating new series of paintings that reflect nostalgia, love and Americana; producing online courses for The School of Creative Hustle ; and hosting Creative Soul Saturdays, an arts and crafts buffet for all!

Healing as Reproductive Justice with Brown Girl Recovery

Brienne Colston is the founder and director of Brown Girl Recovery, an organization in the Bronx dedicated to providing healing spaces and community care to young black and brown folks in uptown New York City. Join us for a workshop about healing as reproductive justice with Colston on October 25 at 7 p.m. This event will take place in the Women’s and Gender Center.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

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

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

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Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Meet and Greet

Stop by the McCaffrey room to meet the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect. Learn bout what we do and how we are working to end sexual violence at Amherst. Grab a bubble tea and talk to the current PAs about why they love their job. Applications will be available.

Thesis Write In

Come join the Writing Center and Frost Library in our weekly write in for thesis writers! Snacks and resource help provided.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

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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).

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

Come contribute to our collaborative mural! This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural between all the resource centers that puts focus on the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. Feel free to come with an item you would like to glue on or supplies, or use our supplies. We will have paint, markers, paint pens, hot glue guns (for gluing on items) and collage supplies. By contributing to this mural, you are by no means obligated to explain your contribution, or share anything about your experience that is private.