Event Calendar

Friday, February 1, 2019

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Arabic Language Table First-Year Fridays

This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for first-year Arabic students. We meet every Friday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the first-year level is welcome to attend.

Curriculum Associates EdTech Opportunities Info Table

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates is leading the adoption of blended learning for over six million K–12 students across the country, evolving along with schools as they focus more on digital content. The company designs cutting-edge print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments and data management tools—including the award-winning i-Ready®, Ready® and BRIGANCE® product lines.

When you start your career at Curriculum Associates, you’ll join an innovative, mission-centered workplace that is invested in the growth of young professionals. Through targeted early career programming such as career panels and professional development workshops, staff members develop new skills and build relationships across the company.

Stop by this information table to chat with Curriculum Associates representative Delancey King '18 about opportunities for new college grads, such as its three-year rotational Management Development Program.

University of Saint Andrews: Information Table

The University of St Andrews sits on the east coast of Scotland—only 1 hour from Edinburgh. The University is over 600 years old, and is ranked the best University in Scotland and the 3rd best in the United Kingdom. With over 140 countries and territories represented, and 45% of its student population coming from outside the United Kingdom (16% from the United States), St Andrews is a a truly international university.

A Saint Andrews representative will be available to talk with any students who may be interested in choosing to study abroad in St Andrews, Scotland.

Fun fact: The University of St Andrews is the 3rd oldest university in the English speaking world.

Students Only

Life Stories Lunch with Susan Daniels, Associate in Public Speaking

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Warm Up with the Loeb Center

Hot cocoa and headshots! Stop by and have your photo taken for your LinkedIn and Handshake profile, stay for some hot cocoa and free swag! The Loeb Center welcomes all students to stop by and mingle with career advisors and student staff. Learn about the Clothing Closet, internship funding, Handshake and more. Walk away from one of the three events (February 1, February 15 and February 18) with your own professional headshot.

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TIPS Training

2:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall

Registration is now open for the first TIPS training of the semester! All students who wish to serve alcohol at Commencement Celebrations or during Reunion are required to pass an Amherst College on-premise TIPS Training. Online TIPS certifications cannot be accepted.

What is TIPS Training? TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol. Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving.

Students Only
Registration Required

Breathing and Blooming

Join Religious and Spiritual Life and First Year Experience at a regroup for the spring semester through simple mindfulness practices and peer discussion. All first year students welcome and food will be served!

Students Only

Music Composition Senior Theses: Diego Ramos-Meyer ’19 and Ella Yarmo-Gray ’19

The Amherst College Department of Music presents Garden of Snakes, an original jazz composition thesis by Diego Ramos-Meyer '19, on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., followed by A Thousand Shapes, an original jazz composition thesis by Ella Yarmo-Gray '19, at 7:45 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Garden of Snakes
Garden of Snakes is a five-piece suite exploring African-American and Latinx jazz music. Born to a Costa Rican father and American mother, Ramos-Meyer grew up listening to music from a wide variety of traditions all over the Americas. This 10-piece ensemble, including flute, violin, trumpet, tenor saxophone, trombone and congas, takes the audience on a journey through modern-day manifestations of traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms. From Herbie Hancock to Pérez Prado to J Dilla, Garden of Snakes has something to offer everybody.

A Thousand Shapes
Virginia Woolf writes in her novel To the Lighthouse, “Love had a thousand shapes.” In a five-piece suite, Yarmo-Gray explores the ways in which various forms of love can be encapsulated in music, particularly those that are nonromantic. The music is of the modern jazz idiom and is written for a six-piece ensemble that includes Yarmo-Gray on piano, Fumi Tomita on bass, Austin McMahon on drums, Will Fishell '20 on trumpet, Dean Gordon '22 on tenor saxophone and MacKenzie Kugel '20E on violin. This exploration takes the listener through a multitude of their own experiences with love, and introduces the possibility of many more.

Publik Private performance photo with both puppets

"Publik Private: Queer History in Performance"

This bilingual work grapples with the past, bearing witness to gender-nonconforming historical figures, La Monja Alferéz and The Publik Universal Friend. Puppetry and poetics lift up the lives of these trans ancestors in an exhilarating conversation honoring their genders and refusing to look away from their transgressions.

Praise for Publik Private:
“The infernal and the saintly collide in a bold intertwining of two adventures too wild to be fictional. Publik Private is a show that smashes the binary in more ways than one: out and passing, chaste and carnal, pacifist and warmonger, hero and villain, thwarted imperialist and well-intentioned gentrifier. With a wry smile, Eppchez dances between the polar opposites of these two trans lives, and joins them together in something tender, irreverent and all too human.” -Mary Tuomanen (Barrymore Award-winning playwright)

AC After Dark Films Presents - Venom!

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

AC After Dark Films Presents - Venom! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, with snacks at the Friday showing, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Showing schedule:
Friday, February 1 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 at 10 p.m.
Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m.