Event Calendar

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Flu Clinic

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs. Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

Plants As Healing

Plants As Healing

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

If you would like to promote healing through plants, join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with the Book & Plow Farm to learn how to make floral wreaths and tea bags! We will be utilizing the flowers and herbs grown at the farm as well as providing Peer Advocate resources. If you are not able to make it, check out our instagram (@amherst_pa) during or after the event for a step by step tutorial! This event is part of our Survivor Support Series. All are welcome!
If you have any questions, contact peeradvocate@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-2760.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Information Session

Join representatives from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), including Dr. Valarie Parkas, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, as well as Amherst alumni, for an interactive, engaging virtual information session.

In this session, Dr. Parkas will outline ISMMS' program offerings, as well as what it means to apply to medical school during a global pandemic, different pathways to medical, how to become a successful applicant, and how Mount Sinai is leading the fight against COVID-19.

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

MSA Spiritual Reflection and Discussion

6:30 pm Virtual

Join the Muslim Student Association as we read and reflect on the Islamic texts. No knowledge of Arabic required. All Zoom links will be emailed to the MSA email list weekly and sent via group chat. Please email MSA co-chairs Basma Azzamok (bazzamok22@amherst.edu) or Ala Kaymaram (akaymaram21@amherst.edu) to be added to the group chat.

Alumni-in-Residence: Chip Garner '89

Alumni-in-Residence: Using Interdisciplinarity to Build a Creative Career, with Chip Garner '89

Interested in learning how your liberal arts education can translate to a creative career?

Chip Garner ’89 credits his Amherst education with providing the best possible foundation for a career in communications. His varied interests have taken him from broadcast news, to films and infomercials, to ad agencies -- and to his current role in public relations as Senior Vice President at MWWPR. Chip is a communications unicorn who stands out in this competitive industry by being as adept at social media and digital engagement as he is at managing corporate crises or investor relationships.

At Amherst, Chip majored in English, lived in Drew House, and was a member of BSU. He earned an MBA in Media and Communications in 2009, and lives in Brooklyn with his partner and an unseemly collection of shoes.

Join us to learn more about how a love of storytelling helped Chip build a career centered on collaborative team work and creative problem solving.

Chip Garner ’89 is Senior Vice President at MWWPR, creating and implementing integrated communications strategies for a variety of corporate and crisis clients.

Directly prior to MWWPR, he was VP, Americas, for British Airways, where he oversaw all media relations, crisis, creative, and corporate campaigns for the global airline in the Americas, Caribbean, and Bermuda. Prior to BA, he was Senior Vice President of Social at the world-renowned advertising agency Ogilvy, working extensively in influencer management, crisis and nuisance governance, executive positioning and training, and content development, as well as providing strategic direction for global clients.

His background includes a rewarding time at Rubenstein PR as the VP of Digital Strategies, as well as stops at Showtime Networks, the New York Times, and, at the beginning of his career, ABC News. He has also produced award-winning independent films and directed infomercials in Florida.

Managing Time in These Unprecedented Times

This workshop offers strategies for gaining control over how you use your time. We will share productivity tips and scheduling strategies, methods for motivation and accountability, and techniques for avoiding procrastination. We will also address challenges and opportunities posed by working in a more isolated, less predictable world. Participants will receive an e-mail with a Zoom link and a brief activity to do before the workshop. Facilitated by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate; Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students; and Case Manager Andy Tew. Space is limited; please register by clicking on the box below.

Students Only
Registration Required

Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.