Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Elections Have Consequences: The 2020 Presidential Election and the Economy

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a webinar presented by TIAA.
This November, Americans will choose a President to lead the country for the next four years. That choice can have major implications for our economy and the financial markets. Larry Chadwick, TIAA's head of Federal Government relations, will share his team's insights into how the election's outcome might shape the country's economic future.

When Grief Comes to the Workplace

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Grief and loss are a part of life, and therefore are sometimes a part of the workplace. Supporting your employees during times of loss and grief is essential. Enhance your awareness of loss and grief, while also discovering specific ways to support employees who are grieving. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mead Art Museum, Student Activities Tent #2

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to find out how retirement savings, planning and the real benefit of time are essential features of retirement investments. Live webinar presented by TIAA.

When Grief Comes to the Workplace

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Grief and loss are a part of life, and therefore are sometimes a part of the workplace. Supporting your employees during times of loss and grief is essential. Enhance your awareness of loss and grief, while also discovering specific ways to support employees who are grieving. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Watson Fellowship Webinar

Whether you’re a senior currently working on your application for a Watson Fellowship or an undergraduate interested in a post-graduate year of funded global travel and exploration, the Watson Foundation staff and 2019 Watson fellow, Arish Rakshasa, are hosting this webinar of information, guidance, and first-hand experience. Register here: https://bit.ly/3jSPYhn

Registration Required
Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413.542.5964

Students Only
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CHI Salon: Affects for Abolition: Feeling the Ends of the Prison, a Book Talk with CHI Fellow Stephen Dillon

Stephen Dillon is a CHI Fellow at Amherst College and associate professor of critical race and queer studies at Hampshire College. He is author of Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State (Duke University Press, 2018). He will be speaking about the research for his upcoming book Affects for Abolition: Feeling the Ends of the Prison.

This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Required
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Prudential Financial: Risk Management Information Session

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.

Prudential’s leadership believes that the company’s best work happens in collaboration. Those hired will spend time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging questions. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond a formal job description.

Want to learn more about Prudential’s entry-level full-time and internship opportunities? Attend this information session to hear from representatives within the firm's Risk Management division about company culture, different segments of the company and what the application process entails.

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EY-Parthenon Information Session

Come meet current EY-Parthenon Associates during this virtual info session to learn more about the firm's projects and sectors in the strategy consulting space, its culture and commitment to inclusiveness, and how new hires can flex their entrepreneurial muscles from day one to make an impact as an intern or full-time employee.

Presenters will be dressed in business casual (no need for you to wear business formal) and look forward to meeting you virtually!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Ongoing Events

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."

2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival

The 2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival: Remote Event

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly the Amherst Poetry Festival) is a free event that celebrates the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson and the contemporary creativity of the Connecticut River Valley and beyond.

This year’s festival will be held remotely; the schedule is now live and includes headliners Ada Limón, Jericho Brown, Kimaya Diggs, Franny Choi, Shayla Lawson and, as is tradition, the Emily Dickinson Marathon. Sign up for events through the schedule page!

Registration Required