Event Calendar

Friday, December 7, 2018

Fri, Dec 7, 2018

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Knitting at Noon

Are you a knitter who has longed to knit with others? Have you always wanted to be a knitter, but are intimidated by all of the paraphernalia, complicated stitches and impossible-to-understand instructions? Then join us for our initial planning meeting. All students, staff and faculty are welcome. Please bring a brown-bag or grab-and-go lunch to sustain you.

Kindly R.S.V.P. so that the organizers can plan accordingly!

Arts & Communication Field Trip Fridays: Northampton Community Arts Trust

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.

The Arts Trust envisions a downtown Northampton with art at its center, including a diversity of spaces that can incorporate a range of artistic activities: a black box theater, exhibition galleries, music and dance performance areas, work space for artists, office space for arts administration and retail space for arts related businesses. The Arts Trust will acquire spaces, either through purchase or donation, and ensure that such spaces remain dedicated to creative work as well as affordable and accessible to the community into the future. Adapted from the model of land trusts, the facilities created on property acquired by the Trust will enter into long-term lease agreements with the organizations, artists and businesses that occupy and manage the property. Kathy and Stephen are Amherst alumni and long-time board members of the Arts Trust.

Seating is very limited, so R.S.V.P. quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!

Scrub Your Stress Away

Join us to make your own custom lip and body scrubs! Enjoy this de-stressing activity hosted by First-Year Experience.

Students Only

Volunteering Info Session w/ Rotaract Club of Amherst

Want to make a difference? Interested in meeting new people, volunteering, and forming lasting relationships with the Amherst community? Come join the info session with the new Rotaract Club of Amherst on Friday, December 7 from 4-5 p.m. in the O’Connor Commons (Pratt Basement) to learn about all the exciting volunteering opportunities available and our goals for the club!

Pizza will be served! Even if you're unable to stay the entire time, we'd still love for you to drop by and grab a slice!

Beyond Barriers: Multilingualism at Amherst

Come and listen to a panel of staff, students and faculty discuss multilingualism (past, present and future) at Amherst. Join in the conversation. Learn about related upcoming courses and other opportunities related to multilingualism. This event is hosted by Confluences, Lost & Found in Translation, Amherst’s online multilingual magazine.

"Call Her Ganda" Documentary Screening

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)—galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

Join us for the screening of Call Her Ganda on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. There will be dinner and discussion to accompany the documentary screening.

This event is co-sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Association of Amherst Students. Please direct questions to Kelley Baumann.

The Mural Project: Opening and Reception

The Mural Project is presented by the Center for International Student Engagement, Campus Diversity and Student Leadership, the Multicultural Resource Center, the Queer Resource and the Women's and Gender Center.

Join us for some yummy food and to admire the collaborative mural our community has been working on this semester, which will be hung up above the MRC/below the WGC!

This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural that centers the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. This project was open to the Amherst College community, for anybody who needs to heal and wants to include art in their healing process.

For accessibility concerns, please contact wgc@amherst.edu

AC After Dark Films Presents - Ocean's Eight!

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films presents - Ocean's Eight! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free. Snacks will be provided at this showing.

Other showings: Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 8 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.


Dance Ensemble & Collaboration in Theater

An evening of original works created by the Amherst College Dance Ensemble and the "Collaboration in Theater" class.

Intimate Inanimate Responses is choreographed by the Amherst College Dance Ensemble with Danté Brown. This work features Jasmine Gamboa '19, Matthew Holliday '19, Maya Mizrahi '21, Rebecca Schrader '21, Evelyn Touchette '20E, Leah Woodbridge '20, Orianna Xu '19 and Evan Young '19.

Moments of Innocence is a work in progress, created in "Collaboration in Theater" by Owen Deignan '22, Nicholas Govus '22, Zachary Horwitz '20, Sage Innerarity '22, Heiata Julienne-Ista (language assistant) and Brandon Medina '19.

Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.

Three musicians dressed in black; two are holding instruments

M@A Presents Sequentia: "Monks Singing Pagans"

When we think of medieval monks and their musical lives, the first thing to come to mind is Gregorian chant, the solemn ritual song that accompanied the monks' liturgical day, week, season and year. But a closer look at medieval monastic manuscripts from the ninth to 12th centuries shows that many monks were singing other songs as well, with texts that were sometimes anything but Christian.

The Sequentia trio, consisting of Benjamin Bagby (voice, harps), Norbert Rodenkirchen (flutes) and Hanna Marti (voice, harp), perform an evening of songs about Fortuna, Dido, Cleopatra, Hercules and the old gods, as they would have been enjoyed by monastic intellectuals around the turn of the first millennium. This performance features charms and incantations by unknown pagan authors, and the deeply moving poems from Boethius’s The Consolation of Philosophy (early sixth century, set to music in the 11th century), in reconstructions by Bagby and Marti, made together with Sam Barrett.

Sequentia is one of the world’s most respected and innovative ensembles for medieval music. It is an international group of singers and instrumentalists-- united in Paris under the direction of Bagby, a legendary performer and teacher --dedicated to the performance and recording of Western European music from the period before 1300. The size and disposition of the ensemble is determined by the repertoire being performed, and ranges from an instrumental/vocal duo to a large vocal ensemble. Based on meticulous and original research, intensive rehearsal and long gestation, Sequentia’s virtuosic performances are compelling and surprising in their immediacy and strike the listener with a timeless emotional connection to our own past musical cultures.

"This Cologne-based medieval-music ensemble adapts its performing forces to the repertoire at hand, which it performs with both scholarly insight and dramatic verve.​" – The New York Times

Tickets are available in the 14 days before each concert through https://amherst.universitytickets.com, or through the concert office at 413-542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.

General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students (with valid ID): $12
Amherst College Students: $7 in advance or free student rush

Ongoing Events

The Office of Residential Life is hosting a student clothing drive from Monday December 3rd to Sunday December 9th! Then, on Sunday December 9th at 6:30 in the Friedman Room (upstairs of the Keefe ) there will be a Final Push Celebration with free pizza and cookies! You can donate clothes in good condition. Where can you donate? - All week long you can drop your clothes off inside of a bin in the atrium of Keefe campus center! You may also donate your clothes at the Final Push Celebration! Where will the

Student Clothing Drive

The Office of Residential Life is hosting a student clothing drive from Monday, December 3 to Sunday, December 9! Then, on Sunday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room there will be a Final Push Celebration with free pizza and cookies! You can donate any clothes in good condition. Where can you donate? All week long you can drop your clothes off inside of a bin in the atrium of Keefe campus center! You may also donate your clothes at the Final Push Celebration. Where will the clothes be donated? All of the clothes will be given to the Amherst Survival Center, a local non-profit organization.