Event Calendar

Friday, January 25, 2019

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Reads "The Great Midwest Trivia Contest: Coming to Amherst January 25-27" on a starry blue and pink background.

Amherst x The Great Midwest Trivia Contest

Tony Bradburn believes that if you were to be on skiis, one lap around this lake would be a SERIOUS work out. Nearby this lake is a historical building within which resides a 10 foot sculpture of a historical Illinoisan politician. In the room with the single twin bed, there is a heart-shaped box on top of a dresser. What is in the box?

Over 50 years ago, Lawrence University’s radio station WLFM-AM started the Great Midwest Trivia Contest, a 50-hour research-based trivia event. If you enjoy answering complicated questions (like the one above) or completing action challenges such as “creating and performing the best love song in under 10 minutes,” sign up to express your interest in participating in the Great Midwest Trivia Contest! Participants compete in teams that will likely be defined by class year. Student Activities and Science Center Programs is teaming up to present this weekend-long event complete with food and fun for participants of the contest. The contest begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, and ends on Sunday, January 27, at midnight. (This is the weekend right before second-semester classes begin on January 28.) Contest headquarters will be held in the Living Room of the Science Center.

Fill out this form to keep up -to-date with information regarding this contest: https://goo.gl/forms/MGYKbWqpgKXfZjwH2

For more information on the format and history of the contest: https://blogs.lawrence.edu/trivia/about

Mindfulness of Difficult Emotions

11:00 am Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

This introductory session will overview the concept and practice of mindfulness via walking, standing and seated meditation practices, with special attention to mindfulness of difficult emotions. Join us just for this morning's session, or attend the full mindfulness series meeting on January 23-25. While not required, for those with no previous mindfulness meditation experience please consider also attending at least one of the other morning mindfulness programs offered January 23 and 24.

Program instructor Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at the College, has been practicing Buddhism for 20 years and is an authorized Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition of Western Buddhism.

Creative Writing Residency - Interterm 2019 Public Reading

Amherst College Creative Writing Residency Interterm 2019 Public Reading. Come and listen to new and exciting work by Amherst College creative writers! Dumplings and donuts will be served.

Ongoing Events

RAD Self-Defense Classes

RAD Self-Defense Classes

This is a program of realistic self-defense tactics, concepts, and techniques. It is a comprehensive course open to folks who self-identify as trans or cis women, and/or as nonbinary. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. Available to all faculty, staff and students. Email RAD@Amherst.edu