Event Calendar

Friday, February 26, 2021

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

The OHR Learning & Development Team invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Workday Open Lab/AskIT

Workday Open Labs are still happening! Join a session if you have a question about Workday. View the training website (login required) for the full schedule and Zoom info.

Creative Thinking Coffee and Conversation: Creative Blocks and Problem Solving

Join Learning & Development for a conversation and reflection of the LinkedIn Learning videos "The Origin of Creative Blocks and Why we Need to Remove Them" and "Bite Sized Problem Solving" (about 5 minutes total). While these videos are part of the February LinkedIn Learning Creative Thinking Challenge, participation in the Challenge is not necessary to join the discussion. Use the link below to register and to find the videos being discussed.

Student Hiring in Workday

Sessions are designed for supervisors and will review the process for creating a student job requisition and hiring student employees.

Workday Open Lab/AskIT

Workday Open Labs are still happening! Join a session if you have a question about Workday. View the training website (login required) for the full schedule and Zoom info.

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Internship Application Clinic — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How does a compelling internship application come together? Learn how to put your best foot forward with your application materials by targeting your resume, aligning your cover letter and resume, and conducting adequate employer research to embed into your materials in this group advising and working session.

To attend, please register via Handshake by 12:00PM EST the Wednesday prior (48 hours in advance). If you wish to RSVP after the Wednesday deadline, email internships@amherst.edu to confirm available space.

Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program team. To learn more about the Program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Carleton College--Buddhist Studies in India Information Session

Students Only
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Money Matters — Senior Job Search Bootcamp Week

If you are a senior looking for a boost of support in your job search, the Loeb Center team is here for you!

In this special week of workshops designed just for Seniors, Loeb advisors will break down the core components of any job search and give you the tools you need to tackle the process. All sessions are designed to apply to ANY field of career interest.

This workshop focuses on how to put your best foot forward in the job search process and beyond. As you enter into life post-graduation, it is important to understand your value proposition and how to communicate it to your employers and how to live within your means to create long term success. In this workshop you will learn how to research salary ranges, how to negotiate salary and benefits, and how to budget effectively.

Learn more about and register for other sessions in the Loeb Center’s week-long Senior Job Search Bootcamp series on Handshake:

-- 2/22: Job Search Foundations: The Resume https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/669995/share_preview
-- 2/22: Job Search Foundations: Cover Letters and Personal Statements https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/670006/share_preview
-- 2/23: Dynamic Job Search Strategies https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/670018/share_preview
-- 2/24: Your Impressive Self: Strategies for Effective Interviewing https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/670038/share_preview
-- 2/25: Demystifying Networking: How Relationships Are Key to Any Job Search https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/670049/share_preview
-- 2/26: Money Matters https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/670062/share_preview

Five College Dance Annual Lecture: "Under Wired: Intersectional Disability Aesthetics On and Off Stage," Delivered by Alice Sheppard

Five College Dance is thrilled to welcome dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard for our 2020-2021 Five College Dance Lecture. Sheppard will deliver a public talk via Zoom entitled "Under Wired: Intersectional Disability Aesthetics On and Off Stage." With Kinetic Light's Wired at the center of this talk, Alice Sheppard invites you into a world where intersectional disability aesthetics and culture take the stage.
Leaving aside the deficit-based understandings of medicalized bodyminds, Sheppard lays out the principles of the newly re-emerging disability arts movement.
This event is free and open to the public, with ASL interpretation and captions provided.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdOmoqDsuHdaWmzFmCfKw...

Please also visit our webpage for reading and viewing that we encourage you to engage in advance of Alice's talk, in order to situate it within the broader context of her and her company’s artistic practice and ethos: https://www.fivecolleges.edu/dance/alice-sheppard-events

Alice Sheppard is the artistic director of Kinetic Light, a leading disability arts ensemble. Sheppard studied ballet and modern dance with Kitty Lunn and made her debut with Infinity Dance Theater. After an apprenticeship, Sheppard joined AXIS Dance Company, where she toured and taught in the company’s education and outreach programs. As an independent artist, Sheppard has danced in projects with Ballet Cymru, GDance and Marc Brew Company in the U.K., and Full Radius Dance, Marjani Forté, MBDance, Infinity Dance Theater and Steve Paxton in the U.S. Her choreography has been commissioned by Full Radius Dance, CRIPSiE and MOMENTA.

As a Bessie Award-winning choreographer, Sheppard creates movement that challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Engaging disability arts, culture and history, she is intrigued by the intersections of disability, gender and race. In addition to performance and choreography, Sheppard is a sought-after speaker and has lectured on topics related to disability arts, race and dance. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and in academic journals. alicesheppard.com // @wheelchairdancr

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A purple poster with white text reads "Five College Dance Annual Lecture" above an image of Alice Sheppard smiling broadly. She is a multiracial Black woman with short curly blond and brown hair. Her lipstick is a bright fuchsia, which matches the straps of her top. She wears a brightly colored necklace with chunky round beads. The photo is by Beverlie Lord. White text reads: "'Alice Sheppard: Under Wired: Intersectional disability aethetics on and off stage.' Friday, February 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 2021 On Zoom. Five College Dance Annual Lecture. Free and open to the public. Registration link available at fivecolleges.edu/dance. ASL and captions provided." In the top left corner there is a black and white star logo and the text "FIVE COLLEGE CONSORTIUM." In the top right corner there is a black and white logo of four diagonal slash marks with one more going horizontally through them. In the bottom right corner is a black and white ASL logo of hands. In the bottom left corner there is a black and white logo with two C's in a television icon.

Registration Required

A Conversation with 2020 National Book Award Winner Charles Yu and Nominee Megha Majumdar

7:00 pm Virtual

Join Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint for a conversation with National Book Award winner Charles Yu and nominee Megha Majumdar, with a welcome from President Biddy Martin. This virtual event, hosted in partnership with the National Book Foundation, is open to the general public and will be followed by a Q&A.

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown, winner of the 2020 National Book Award. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

Megha Majumdar was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, where she was a Traub Scholar, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an associate editor at Catapult and lives in New York City. A Burning, her first book, was longlisted for the National Book Award and was named a top book of the year by the New York Public Library and NPR.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of a novel, The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven, which won a 2018 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Her second book, Names for Light: A Family History, was the winner of the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and is forthcoming from Graywolf Press this August. Myint was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Spain and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Denver. She is currently a visiting writer at Amherst College.

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

Redefining Health: Building Skills for Radical Healthcare Workshop Series

The Department of Health Education and SHES present a new workshop series on health equity! Co-sponsored with Your Embodied Sexuality (YES!), we will offer monthly workshops that expand our understandings of health and provide skills for navigating healthcare and the systems of oppression that shape it. Workshop topics will include self-managed abortion care, medical fatphobia, medical racism, misogyny in healthcare, birth control information and how to perform your own breast and pelvic exams, gender affirming healthcare, medical ableism, death positivity and planning, and more. (Registration required: sign up link will be available on the Daily Mammoth during the week leading up to each workshop.) Contact she@amherst.edu with additional questions.

February 20 at 3pm EST: Building Abortion Knowledge for Self and Community Care
Facilitated by Women’s Medical Fund’s Seneca Joyner and Brittany Chung
Come join the folks at the Women’s Medical Fund and YES! for a skill-building workshop on abortion care! The interactive workshop will offer helpful information on how to care for yourself and others before, during, and after an abortion. We will be working together to expand our understanding of the differences between various abortion methods and sharing knowledge in order to better equip ourselves and our loved ones. We’ll be looking at accessing and experiencing abortion care as whole people who are part of vital, complex communities. The workshop will be a liberation-focused space and an opportunity to discuss the realities of abortion openly and honestly.

March 20 at 3pm EST: Don’t Tell Me to Lose Weight: Navigating and Challenging Medical Fatphobia
Facilitated by Isy Abraham-Raveson
The so-called “obesity crisis” is a fatphobic myth that constructs fatness as a disease that needs to be eliminated for the good of society. In fact, fatness is not correlated to disease, and dieting to lose weight isn’t sustainable and can lead to major health problems. On top of that, this misinformation, along with discrimination and shame, prevents people in large bodies from accessing the healthcare they need. In this workshop we will challenge commonplace myths about fatness and health and develop self-advocacy strategies to use when faced with fatphobia in healthcare settings.

April 17 at 3pm EST: Subverting the Master’s Tools: Effective Strategies for Navigating Racism in Medical Care
Facilitated by Michelle Munyikwa
In this workshop, we will review the concept of medical racism and discuss its implications for folks seeking care in the medical system. After a brief review of the history and politics of racism in American healthcare, we will move on to more applicable concepts. Drawing on the experiences of the presenter and advice from local activist groups, we will discuss concrete strategies for engaging in self-advocacy and advocacy for loved ones navigating a complex, racist system.

May 15 at 3pm EST: Fertile Wounds: An Exploration of Misogyny in Medicine
more information TBD

Registration Required
Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Black Movement Makers brought to you by the Peer Advocates

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect will be highlighting Black Movement Makers who have contributed to work surrounding sexual respect and violence prevention. A different person will be featured daily from Monday, February 22, through Sunday, February 28, on Instagram. Be sure to follow the Peer Advocates @amherst_pa to learn about each of these movement makers! Questions? Email peeradvocate@amherst.edu.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

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Project Connect Spring Sign-ups Open

Want to get to know more students? Help build community? Learn ways to improve the connections you have? Project Connect is a fun, five-session peer-led program. Participants discuss a series of thought-provoking questions, complete a mini outreach project, and share experiences with a small group of fellow students. Sign up at the following link https://forms.gle/2WnfbfcmgMN1TgXx8
You may contact gfitzgerald@amherst.edu for more information.
Brought to you by the Wellness Team!

Peer Support Skills Training

Have you had feelings of concern for a friend but felt unsure how or if to help? Would you like to learn more about how to use Empathy and Active Listening to become a better communicator? Do you feel uncertain how to start challenging conversations?

The Peer Support Skills Training (PSST) is a first step to becoming part of the Peer Support Network here At Amherst College. Over the course of three two-hour sessions we will work to develop the fundamental skills to support one another and to advocate for yourself more effectively. Importantly this training also includes ways to establish boundaries and safety measures to care for yourself and will review a wide variety of supports you can offer to someone you feel concerned about.

This training does not prepare folks to become primary supports for those in need but can offer a toolbox of techniques for helping those around us access help.

Currently these sessions will be offered remotely via Zoom and are open to all current students at Amherst. We are offering two sessions at this time.

Tuesdays, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 from 6pm-8pm EST
Fridays, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 from 10am - Noon EST

For more information and to register for a series, please contact Garrett Fitzgerald at gfitzgerald@amherst.edu.

This Program is brought to you by the Amherst College Counseling Center.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Turquoise background with a yellow frame. There is a picture of Girl Scout cookies stacked in the bottom right.  Text reads: Follow AC_HealthAndWellbeing for our Insta Follower Giveaway. Sunday, February 14th they February 26th

Health Education Insta Follower Giveaway!

The Health Education Department presents our Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow @ac_HealthAndWellbeing on Instagram for a chance to win some great (and delicious) prizes (Girl Scout Cookies and swag) and keep updates on how to improve your wellbeing. The raffle starts Sunday, February 14, and closes Friday, February 26. Follow the instructions in our February 13 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--remote or on-campus--will win a collection of Girl Scout cookies! Only current Amherst College students, faculty and staff are eligible.

Project Connect knit Logo

Project Connect Spring Sign-ups Open

Want to get to know more students? Help build community? Learn ways to improve the connections you have? Project Connect is a fun, five-session peer-led program. Participants discuss a series of thought-provoking questions, complete a mini outreach project, and share experiences with a small group of fellow students. Sign up at the following link https://forms.gle/2WnfbfcmgMN1TgXx8
You may contact gfitzgerald@amherst.edu for more information.
Brought to you by the Wellness Team!

Peer Support Skills Training

Have you had feelings of concern for a friend but felt unsure how or if to help? Would you like to learn more about how to use Empathy and Active Listening to become a better communicator? Do you feel uncertain how to start challenging conversations?

The Peer Support Skills Training (PSST) is a first step to becoming part of the Peer Support Network here At Amherst College. Over the course of three two-hour sessions we will work to develop the fundamental skills to support one another and to advocate for yourself more effectively. Importantly this training also includes ways to establish boundaries and safety measures to care for yourself and will review a wide variety of supports you can offer to someone you feel concerned about.

This training does not prepare folks to become primary supports for those in need but can offer a toolbox of techniques for helping those around us access help.

Currently these sessions will be offered remotely via Zoom and are open to all current students at Amherst. We are offering two sessions at this time.

Tuesdays, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 from 6pm-8pm EST
Fridays, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 from 10am - Noon EST

For more information and to register for a series, please contact Garrett Fitzgerald at gfitzgerald@amherst.edu.

This Program is brought to you by the Amherst College Counseling Center.