Event Calendar

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Crochet 101 with Book and Plow

Learn to crochet with Farmer Kaylee, no experience necessary. Walk away with skills and supplies to make your own hat. Yarn, hooks and herbal teas provided.

ProjectConnect lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Front Room Community Table

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program.

Image Description: A green and orange poster that reads Crafternoon's at the WGC.  Every other Thursday from 3 pm- 5 pm come join us in the WGC to do crafts!  No prior experience needed.  Dates for the semester: March 7th, March 21st, April 4th, April 18th, May 2nd

Crafternoons: Candle Making

Come relax in the Women's and Gender Center with some calming crafts. Drop by for as long or as short as you want every other Thursday in the WGC. All materials provided. No crafting experience needed!

Upcoming dates:
March 21: Decorative pillows
April 4: Friendship bracelets
April 18: Mug decorating
May 2: Learn to knit

Screenshot of a blond-haired boy sitting on a dock surrounded by water

German Film Series: "Das Wunder von Bern" ("The Miracle of Bern")

Das Wunder von Bern (The Miracle of Bern) will be screened at both 4 and 7:30 p.m. and will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact Megan Howes for more information.

Synopsis:
Touching family drama set against the backdrop of the famous soccer World Cup of 1954: a father returning from POW camp in the Soviet Union finds it hard to adjust to the new realities and to win the trust and love of his 11-year-old son.

Huxley/Evie office hours

Canine Office Hours with Huxley or Evie

Drop by Frost Library for some canine affection and advice from Huxley or Evie. Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30p.m. beside Frost Cafe, or in front of the library when the weather permits.

Image Description: A pale pink poster that Reads Women and Work.  One the bottom right hand side of the poster there is an image of three friends with their arms around each others' shoulders.

Womxn and Work: Student Panel

Join us for a panel of international women in our student community and hear about their varied experiences of work in multiple contexts and as students at Amherst! Dinner will be served.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program hosts a Japanese language table twice a week with Doshisha University student Hikari Yoshida ‘19. All are welcome to attend, and you can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!

Splash! Teacher Info Sessions

This information session is for students teaching in the Splash program.

Students Only
Film cover image showing Lee Sexton wearing overalls and holding his banjo

"Linefork" Screening and Q&A

Lee and Opal Sexton live in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, farming the land where Lee was raised. Lee is a retired coal miner and a revered banjo legend, a living link to the deep past of American music. Though now well into his 80s and hampered by age, Lee continues to perform and teach his distinctive banjo style to a new generation eager to preserve a vanishing cultural tradition. Linefork offers an immersive view of Lee and Opal’s daily rituals and inherent resilience while documenting the raw yet delicate music of a singular musician, linked to the past yet immediately present. Q&A with Vic Rawlings, one of the filmmakers, will follow the screening.

Supported by the Department of Music and the Department of Anthropology

French House Karaoke Night

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm King Hall, First Floor Common Room

Come join your French teaching assistants for a fun karaoke night on Thursday (before Spring Break!). French speakers of all levels and non-French speakers are all warmly welcomed. Snacks and refreshments will be served!

CAB Presents: Paint 'N Sip - 3/7/19

CAB Presents: Paint 'N Sip

Come to CAB’s Paint 'N Sip! There will be snacks and bubble tea served and beer/wine service for those who are 21+. First come, first served!

Students Only

Jazz@Schwemm's Featuring the Jason Ennis Trio

The spring edition of Jazz@Schwemm's kicks off on Thursday, March 7, at 9 p.m. Help us welcome the Jason Ennis Trio featuring vocalist Natalia Bernal, and two student groups: Ascension and Giant Steps. The pro groups start at 9 p.m., followed by student groups at 10 p.m.

Thanks to Jazz@Amherst, the Office of Student Activities and Schwemm's.

Ongoing Events

 Betsey Garand  Continuum VI    2018 monotype, cognate, pochôir on Rives BFK 27 1/4"  x  22 1/8"; fluorescence microscope photograph mounted on aluminum    12" x 12"  (4000 x magnification)

Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view "Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte," on exhibit from March 4 - August 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30 – 6 p.m in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library, 2nd Floor).

Professor Caroline Goutte is Chair of the Biology Department and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.

Four books lay open on top of each other with blue, red, green and yellow hard covers.

Extended Study Hours

Join us in the Women's and Gender Center for our weekly study hours! Study in community with snacks and accountability partners to get your semester off to a great start!