Event Calendar

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Onawumi Jean Moss

"Improvisation in Storytelling: What's Going On?"

Join us for a performance by Onawumi Jean Moss in the galleries. Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker and author. Her performances encourage pride of heritage, appreciation of cultural differences and recognition of kinship. They inspire imagination, motivation, reflection and inquiry.

This event is offered in conjunction with the first-year seminar "Thinking Through Improvisation," taught by Visiting Professor of Music Darryl Harper. Special thanks to Arts at Amherst and the Amherst College Department of Music for supporting this event.

Free and open to all!

Brown University Urban Education Master's Program Information Table

The Education Department at Brown University offers a master's level program leading to an A.M. in Urban Education Policy. The twelve-month UEP program dedicated to the study of policy analysis, planning and development in urban public education. The tightly focused academic curriculum, integrated with a nine-month internship, is designed to impart a set of core skills and competencies that are necessary for successful careers in urban education policy. The UEP program also provides a solid foundation for those anticipating advanced study in areas related to urban education policy.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Ann D'Abrosca, assistant director of Graduate and Special Programs for the UEP Program.

The WGC presents: Crafternoons!

Join us in the WGC for the first installment of our Crafternoons series! This week we will have a knitting circle, where we knit and be in community together! Come learn how to make a hat, scarf or any other knitting project you have in mind! Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. All levels welcome.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Opening Reception: "Whispers" by Alice Thomas

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Join us for the opening reception of Whispers, an exhibition by Alice Thomas. Whispers seeks to inspire viewers to think about the list of endangered and extinct species in a new and contemporary way. Thomas painted this series to form a likeness and discussion with others about what has happened / is happening and why. Each painting is titled for the person, cohort or agency that whispered the alert most consistently to the public.

Paintings will be on exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery from Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 30, 2019. Meet the artist, view the exhibition and enjoy refreshments during the opening reception on Nov. 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room!

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Jeffersonian Dinner: Voter Engagement and Midterm Elections

With the midterms coming up, now is the perfect time to discuss the topic of voter turnout and engagement, major factors in the outcome of the election. Come to discuss the issue with the Roosevelt Institute on November 1 in the Friedmann Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in a Jeffersonian dinner style!

Free Chipotle will be provided, with your choice of chicken, steak or vegetarian burritos. We have space for 30 students who will be admitted by a random lottery. Sign up by October 26 at 5 p.m. to be considered for a place at the dinner!

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fl6CGYYhHbnMtDep2

Students Only
Registration Required
Jumpstart Your Research Abroad!

Jump-start Your Research Abroad!

Want to jump-start your thesis during your study abroad semester? Not sure you want to write a thesis, but want to explore a topic that’s important to you in a new country? Want to boost your resume and academic portfolio with international research experience?

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:45 p.m. in Fayerweather 217 to talk with students who completed a research project during their semesters abroad.

Pizza will be served!

Please contact Lexie Freeman at alfreeman19@amherst.edu or via Facebook if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!

Students Only

Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific career areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 at noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

The Low Down on Going Down

The Low Down on Going Down

Join the QRC and the SHEs for a student-led panel who will share their tricks and tips for "going down." We will discuss practicing safe and consensual sex in a body-positive, queer-positive way, and we'll provide safer sex resources. As is traditional, we will serve ice cream and refreshments!

Renting in NYC: A How-To Guide from Next Step Realty

Next Step is a leading Manhattan-based real estate brokerage firm providing a seamless, one-day apartment rental search in New York City. While their agents warmly welcome seasoned locals and newcomers alike, Next Step has come to specialize in finding first apartments for those relocating to New York City, including professionals entering the workforce and recent college graduates in particular.

Are you considering a move to New York City after graduation, but feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a big-city relocation? In this workshop, Next Step agents will demystify this process by discussing the NYC rental market, including pricing and floor-plan sizes, highlighting the steps in the NYC rental process, reviewing typical paperwork and landlord requirements, and answering attendees' questions in a dedicated Q&A.

Event poster showing an illustration of a tree, a snake and three human figures in a field

"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

Meet the Wellness Team

Come meet the Wellness Team! We're hiring first-years and sophomores to help us promote mental health and well-being initiatives on campus. Applications are due on November 9 to Jessica Gifford at jgifford@amherst.edu

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Fill-A-Cruiser for Amherst Survival Center

Fill-A-Cruiser for Amherst Survival Center

until Nov 2 Chapin Hall, Look for the Cruiser Outside

Please donate non-perishable foods and/or personal care items at the ACPD cruiser parked outside Chapin Hall on October 25 & 26 / November 1 & 2 between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you are unable to make the dates and times listed, ACPD can accept donations at the Police Department (6 East Drive) at any time until 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2018. All items donated will be given to Amherst Survival Center.