Event Calendar

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

#WHYIMASK WINTER GIVEAWAY

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.

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Caregiver Sessions

As you may recall, the college asked faculty and staff with caregiving responsibilities to participate in an anonymous survey last fall. The goal was to learn more about how members of our community are doing with managing the demands of work and caregiving during the pandemic.

As part of its response to the survey, the Office of Human Resources is now offering sessions that will provide a forum for caregivers to connect and to share their experiences with one another, including strategies that they have developed to cope with what they are facing. Facilitators may also pass along to HR helpful suggestions that may emerge from these conversations.

Each session will be limited to 25 participants. Additional dates will be added if needed and/or if participants would like to reconvene.

Jodi Foley and Laurie Frankl will be facilitating the sessions. If you have questions, please reach out to them via email at jfoley@amherst.edu or lfrankl@amherst.edu.

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Intro to the Houston Internship Program & Loeb Center Internship Resources

If you’re not sure where or how to find an internship, you should consider joining the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. The Houston Program is designed to not only allow Amherst students to apply for quality, vetted internships that are paid, but also provides preparatory guidance and support throughout the summer.

Additionally, the Loeb Center has funding available for students who have secured unpaid summer internships.

Come to this information session to learn about the process for joining the Houston Program, as well as the application process to be considered for funding for unpaid internships.

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

"Amherst Faculty in the Public Arena in the Trump Era and Beyond"

The Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Amherst College Press invite the Amherst College community to a panel discussion moderated by Professor Austin Sarat, with faculty members who will explore the motives that led them to take on a public role in their writing. Presenters will be professors Lawrence Douglas, Javier Corrales, Catherine Sanderson, Eleonora Mattiacci, Pawan Dhingra and Ilan Stavans.

Register in advance:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsduqprz0pH9MFloDsClMs...

Ongoing Events

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Amherst College Creative Writing Virtual Residency February 2021

Join us for a virtual independent residency in creative writing. Modeled on writers’ and artists’ colonies like MacDowell, Yaddo and the Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop, this program offers you the opportunity to devote attention to your fiction, poetry, dramatic writing or creative nonfiction in a supportive environment. Participants will have opportunities for collaborative structured writing and the freedom to choose between social and independent writing each day. Participants are welcome to work on either new or existing projects. And for participants seeking guidance, instruction or simply feedback on their work, we'll offer one-on-one mentoring sessions with program leaders. At the end of the program, we'll come together for a virtual community reading, during which we'll share work produced during the residency. We will meet via Zoom and Google docs from 1pm to 4pm (EST) on February 3rd-5th and February 8th and 9th. The residency is led by writing center associates Roy Andrews and Emily Merriman. Please register via the link below.

Students Only
Registration Required