Please join us for the interfaith Baccalaureate service, held Saturday, May 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. Readings and music will be provided by graduating students as well as Religious & Spiritual Life staff. The Baccalaureate address, “Shaping Your Soul Network,” will be delivered by Dr. Asha Shipman. Shipman earned a B.A. in biology at Mount Holyoke College, an M.S. in ecology from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology also from UConn. She is an experienced educator, having taught for almost 20 years at the high school, college and university levels. Shipman joined the Yale University Chaplain’s Office in 2013 in a part-time position, and in 2016 she became the second (and only female) Hindu chaplain with a full-time university appointment in the U.S. Shipman has created papers, blogs and podcasts on the spiritual support offered to Hindu students at U.S. colleges and universities and is actively forming a Hindu Chaplains Association. She is a contributor to the first book on Hindu chaplaincy in the United States, coming out this fall, entitled Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care.
Baccalaureate is sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life. For further information, contact Harrison Blum at (413) 542-8149 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
The Amherst College Choral Society, under the direction of Arianne Abela, presents its Commencement Concert in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert features all of the choral ensembles performing works by Monteverdi, Lassus, Heath, Abela and Parker in preparation for their tour to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The combined choirs also join in singing traditional Amherst songs.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Ellen Mutter (email@example.com), by visiting the Alumni House during Commencement weekend, or in the Buckley Recital Hall lobby starting at 8:15 p.m. the evening of the concert.
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 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology 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.