Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

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.

Establishing and Communicating Workplace Boundaries

When working from home, do you find yourself working longer hours, or stepping back into “the office” to just finish up that one thing? How we set and communicate boundaries helps us fight burnout and fatigue. This session will amplify strategies for establishing boundaries for yourself and communicating them to others.

Student Hiring in Workday

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

Loeb Center logo

City Year Information Session

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, from 11:30am - 12:30pm to hear more about opportunities at City Year!

From City Year's Website (https://www.cityyear.org/about/):

At City Year, we believe that all students can succeed and that developing the skills and mindsets of children and young adults contributes to strong, vibrant communities—outcomes that benefit all of us.

The challenge
Many students lack access to learning environments and resources they need to thrive in school and in life, due to systemic inequities that disproportionately affect students of color and students growing up in low-income households.

What we do
City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life.

Developing civic leaders
City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that help them and prepare them to be leaders in their communities and their careers.

As City Year continues to innovate alongside our school and district partners, we aim to share what we are learning and contribute to a broader conversation about how to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for all students.

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Wednesday, February 3, to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges' career centers.

French Table

12:30 pm Virtual

Virtual French Table will start up again beginning January 20. Please join your French Language Assistants for informal conversation in French! French Table is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! If you were not enrolled in a French course during fall semester, but would like to participate, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu directly.

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.

Workday - Expenses & Procurement

Join a Workday help session for answers to your questions about expenses and procurement.

Workday for Students

Sessions are meant for students and will cover searching and applying for student employment opportunities, submitting time worked, and tax information.

Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Logo

How to Improve Your Internship Search — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Have you started your internship search, but feel like you haven’t been able to find exactly what you’re looking for? Do you feel overwhelmed about the search and want advice about how to organize yourself? You’re not alone. Come to this workshop to learn about strategies you can use to search for and secure the right internship or research opportunity for you.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program*

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Headshot of Allison Formanack

CHI Salon: "Worthless: An Ethnography of Devaluation and Domecide in a Midwestern Trailer Park"

Manufactured homes (MHs), better known as “mobile homes” or “trailers,” house an estimated 22 million Americans; however, fewer than 25 percent of all manufactured homes are titled as real estate. Classifying their homes as personal property is the only option for the estimated 7 million residents living in approximately 50,000 mobile home communities (MHCs) across the United States. Although over 90 percent of MHs never move once sited, most municipalities restrict MHs to MHCs, where resident landownership is prohibited.

Drawing on 28 months of ethnographic research in urban MHCs in Lincoln, Neb., in this talk, 2019-20 CHI Fellow Allison Formanack describes how mobile-homeowners create symbolic-- if not economic --value in their homes. As these case studies reveal, the affective labor of home-making produces a hybrid identity-- that is, a deeply meaningful relationship between “home” and “owner” that is as often destructive as it is beneficial.

Allison Formanack is an incoming assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Southern Mississippi. A cultural anthropologist, Dr. Formanack considers the process by which pollution, ruin and “trashiness” is transferred from home to resident in the context of the most maligned housing type in the United States: the “mobile” or “trailer” home. Drawn from 28 months of ethnographic fieldwork in urban mobile home communities in Nebraska, her work finds that immaterial systems of law and finance conditions the materiality of categorically ambiguous “mobile” housing. This creates a state of “im/permanence,” or imposed temporariness, which threatens the rights and well-being of an estimated 22 million mobile-homeowners. She is currently working on a book project based on this work, Mobile Home on the Range: Manufacturing Ruin and Respect in an American Zone of Abandonment. Dr. Formanack received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder, where her research received support from from the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, among other organizations.

Registration Required
Loeb Center logo

Careers in Grantmaking & Foundations — Advice from Linda Steele ’85, Katyana Dandridge ’18, and John Abodeely '01

Do you want to have a meaningful impact on your community and support initiatives that fuel change? Are you curious to learn how your disciplinary interests might extend into your professional career? Join us for small group discussions with alumni & other industry leaders to explore how grantmakers and foundations shape economic development, foster thriving creative communities, drive education reform, and much more.

You’ll leave this event with:
• an understanding of the work of community and national foundations/grantmakers.
• practical tips from industry leaders on landing jobs and internships.
• the networking connections that are essential in this industry.

This Loeb Center event is co-hosted by Linda Steele ’85 and Katyana Dandridge ’18 of ArtUp and will feature the following panelists:

• John Abodeely ’01 | CEO of the Houston Arts Alliance
• Jennifer Coleman | Program Director, Creative Culture & Arts for The George Gund Foundation
• Carol Coletta | President & CEO of Memphis River Parks, and Senior Fellow at The Kresge Foundation
• Stacey Easterling | Vice President of Programs for the Virginia Piper Charitable Trust
• Chantel Rush | Managing Director of The Kresge Foundation
• B. Sutton Mora | Executive Vice-President & COO of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Ongoing Events


Share why you mask and protect the herd in the comment section of the post on the PA, SHE, and Health Ed pages. The first 65 respondents will win a free t-shirt and everyone will be entered for raffle prizes which include Delivery Express gift cards! All students are welcome to post and if you do not have social media, you can send in your response to the PA email. Be sure to include if you are on or off-campus in your post. Questions? Contact peeradvocate@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-2760.