Event Calendar

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Completing Self-Evaluations on Workday

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Performance Management Process Self-Evaluation as well as time for Q&A.

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm EST.
Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation - all levels of Russian speakers are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Organization for Tropical Studies--Field Ecology in South Africa w/ Amherst Alum Derek Benson

Hear about this challenging yet amazing opportunity to spend a semester traveling across South Africa, visiting culturally and ecologically significant sites, learning about this diverse and culturally rich country. The short info session will be hosted by Brooks Bonner, OTS Director of Community Engagement, and OTS Alum and Amherst College student, Derek Benson, who says, "OTS South Africa was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The hands-on field research and wildlife interactions were second to none. The friendships formed and the culture experiences were something you can get only at OTS. "I cannot recommend OTS highly enough!"- Derek Benson

Students Only
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IES- Coffee Chat- Making the most of your time abroad

Hear from IES Abroad Ambassadors (former students) and staff about the topics on your mind, such as making friends abroad, meeting locals, and inexpensive ways to experience your host city. We want you to be as prepared as possible for the experience of your lifetime!

Students Only
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Schwarzman Scholarship Info Session: A Call for Future Leaders

Schwarzman Scholars is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree by the time of matriculation. Applicants from all academic disciplines and career paths are eligible. Anchored in a fully-funded 11-month Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, the program is seeking high-caliber applicants who will represent the world’s next generation of leaders. The session will feature Admissions Outreach and Events Officer Elysia Pan and three former Schwarzman Scholars via Zoom.
REGISTER HERE:
https://connect.schwarzmanscholars.org/register/?id=e05a858c-0610-4895-8....
For more details, visit their website at https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/. Although candidates may apply directly for this fellowship, the Office of Fellowships staff is here to support you: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/fellowships

Students Only
Registration Required
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Hiring Info Session: Arts at Amherst Initiative Coordinator

Are you looking to work in the arts post-graduation? Attend this info session to learn more about the green dean position of Arts Coordinator for the Arts at Amherst Initiative. Current Arts Coordinator, Ellen Mutter '18, will present the work done in this role both during in-person work and remote work as well as tips for putting together a successful application. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

The role of the Arts Coordinator is to be a connector between cross-disciplinary campus partners and the live-in manager of the Bailey Brown Arts House. You will have the opportunity to shape arts-centered programming, review and distribute grants, develop partnerships, create communication and outreach content, and work on a steering committee of arts faculty and staff. This position is open to Amherst College seniors and recent grads.

Apply on Workday: https://bit.ly/2Pr4lQb
Application review will begin on April 18.

Study Away at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Learn about spending a semester or year at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
Fun Fact: There are only about 750 students attending the Middlebury Institute, but they come from 53 countries and speak 45 different languages!

Students Only

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
A Conversation with Joaquín José Martínez

A Conversation with Joaquín José Martínez

4:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

Amnesty International at Amherst College is excited to announce we will be hosting Joaquín José Martínez in a conversation about why the death penalty should be abolished. Joaquín is a death row exonerate and member of Witness to Innocence. Sign up for the conversation here!

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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Work Hard / Play Hard - Student Only Circle

“Work hard, play hard” has been a common motto at Amherst and for college life across the country. Join us for a community-building circle facilitated by students and hosted by Health Education and the Center for Restorative Practices where we can reflect on and unpack the experience of alcohol and drinking culture at Amherst in an open and non-judgmental manner. The circle on April 6 is a closed for students only. On April 14 at 4 p.m. EST there will be a circle for all students, staff, and faculty.

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

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Creative Resilience Workshop #2 (QTPOC-centered)

Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Dismantling White Supremacy
How does racism and white supremacy show up in our bodies? How does it inform our relationship to work? Our notions of productivity? And what is essential work? In this workshop, we explore what it means to think of self care as essential work. We explore ways to ground ourselves in the notion that self care is necessary in order to decolonize our experiences and create a world liberated from white supremacy. We will co-create a space where we can reflect about our relationship to self-care and identify ways that systems of oppression show up in our internal narratives and in our bodies. Mars & Naya will guide you in cultivating greater awareness of these impacts and identifying, in community, ways to choose more liberatory ways of moving through the world.

This workshop is designed for QTPOC students, faculty and staff at Amherst College.

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. Use the link below to sign-up.
Please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413-542-5964 for accessibility concerns.

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
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Campus Well: The online health and wellbeing magazine

Have you read the latest issue of Campus Well, our online wellbeing magazine? New articles are added weekly. Find the latest issue here: http://amherst.campuswell.com
Why should you click the link?
Learn to mix up your exercise routine with a fun barre-style workout.
Learn how to stay grounded in stressful moments with a 5-minute meditation practice.
Find out which foods to eat (and which foods to go easy on) to help reduce levels of stress hormones.
Try a tried-and-true reading strategy to help retain the information you just read.
Learn to set healthy boundaries in intimate relationships begins with asserting yourself and your needs in everyday life.

Fear Less, anxious thoughts workshop starting April 8

Sign-ups open for Fear Less: Anxious Thoughts Workshop

Join the staff of the Counseling Center in this four-week program which takes a careful look at where anxious thoughts and anxiety come from, how anxiety effects our day to day lives, and what we can do to help reduce and resolve our anxiety.

The series is open to all current students and will run remotely beginning Thursday, April 8, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.