Event Calendar

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Leslie Knope from "Parks and Recreation." Caption: "Oh, it's only the best day of the year."

Galentine’s Day: A Celebration of Friendship

Stop by the Mead for a morning of waffles, card-making, and poetry-writing to celebrate friendship on campus. Bring a friend or make a new one. This program is offered in partnership with the Arts at Amherst Initiative, The Common, Amherst College’s Human Resources Activities Committee and the Women’s and Gender Center.
This event is free and open to Amherst College faculty, staff and students.

SEA Semester- Info Table

Looking for a unique study abroad experience? SEA Semester is a study abroad program combining the interdisciplinary study of the world’s oceans with tall ship sailing, providing a unique opportunity for hands-on research experience and personal growth. We offer several semester and summer voyages in both the Atlantic and the Pacific, each covering different topics related to our ocean environment. All our programs carry credit through Boston University, and you can find more information about the program here, and
specifically the courses offered here. SEA Semester takes students of all majors on an adventure with a purpose! Stop by Keefe Atrium between 11-1 p.m. on Feb. 13 or McCaffery Room from 5-6 p.m. to chat with a SEA Semester representative about joining an upcoming voyage!

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Arcadia Study Abroad- Info Table Poster

Arcadia Study Abroad Info Table

Join Arcadia representative Angel Elvin to learn more about the study abroad opportunities Arcadia University has to offer!

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Russian Film Screening: Ice • Лёд

In this musical romantic drama, a young figure skater gives up her career when she is hospitalized with an injury. After she meets a failed hockey player, he helps her to believe in herself again and proves that true feelings can pave the way to reaching a dream. Directed by Oleg Trofim and completed in 2018, the film's runtime is 113 minutes.

The film is in Russian with English subtitles. The film will be screened at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

RLadies Amherst: A Conversation with Professor Amy Nussbaum

Come learn how to visualize data using maps taught by Professor Nussbaum, a lecturer at Mount Holyoke College. In addition to academia and research, she promotes the use of statistics in government and industry by advocating for evidence-based policymaking and the federal statistical agencies. Everyone is welcome! RLadies hopes to encourage, inspire and support women in the R community.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in SMUD 208.

Teach for America Info Panel: Current Corps Members Share Their Experiences

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty.

Founded in 1990, Teach For America seeks the most promising leaders of this generation early in their careers who have demonstrated the values and leadership necessary to make systemic change. The organization's diverse, outstanding corps members make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and have a profound impact on their students. Their classroom leadership becomes the foundation for long-term leadership.

Through these two years, corps members gain context, clarity and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field they choose. Beyond their two years, corps members become part of a network of 60,000 leaders working together across sectors to shape the political, economic and social future of our nation.

Attend this session to hear from current corps members about their experiences and speak with TFA recruitment manager Ellie deMuth.

Grit - Grace - & Glow: A Night with Nikki Giovanni

Join us as we welcome Nikki Giovanni, poet and University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. Ms. Giovanni will be this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month Symposium keynote speaker.

A brief biography in Ms. Giovanni's own words:
"I was asked to do a biography, so this is it. I am 71 years old. I highly recommend old age; it’s fun. I have been awarded an unprecedented seven NAACP Image Awards, which makes me very very proud. I have been nominated for a Grammy; been a finalist for the National Book Award. I am very proud to have authored three New York Times and Los Angeles Times best-sellers, highly unusual for a poet. I am a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. I don’t have a lot of friends, but I have good ones. I have a son and a granddaughter. My father, mother, sister and middle aunt are all deceased literarily making me go from being the baby in the family to being an elder. I like to cook, travel and dream. I’m a writer. I’m happy."

Nikki Giovanni is one of America’s most celebrated poets. Her work, which has both drawn from and influenced the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Arts Movements, has been central to the cultural conversation since Giovanni first rose to prominence in the 1960s. Her literary contributions include books for children and adults, creative nonfiction and spoken-word albums. She has been awarded 25 honorary doctorates, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, numerous NAACP Image Awards, the Rosa Parks Women of Courage Award, the Langston Hughes Award and the Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 1987 she has been a member of the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.