Amherst College Creates Scholarship Fund for American Veterans

December 9, 2008                    

AMHERST, Mass.–Amherst College has created a permanently endowed scholarship fund for veterans of the U.S. armed forces who are accepted by and enroll at the liberal arts school. The Veterans Scholarship Fund, as it is called, will provide enough financial aid to cover the full demonstrated need of qualified former American servicemen and servicewomen, starting in the fall of 2009.

Amherst College ’08 Graduate Conor Clarke Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 9, 2008                    

AMHERST, Mass. – Conor Clarke, a Yonkers, N.Y. native and 2008 graduate of Amherst College, has been named a 2009 Marshall Scholar. Clarke is one of just 40 students and recent graduates in the country to receive the prestigious award, which will subsidize all of his expenses for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.

No-Mic Open-Mic Poetry Reading at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Dec. 3

November 25, 2008     

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 9 to 11 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host the first-ever No-Mic Open-Mic Poetry Reading in the Rotherwas Room. Organized by sophomore Max Kaisler on behalf of the college’s Marsh Arts House, the event is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Host Concert, Workshop, Composition Seminar by Pianist/Composer Anthony Davis Dec. 3 to 5

November 11, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century concludes its Fall 2008 program with a mini-residency by acclaimed pianist and composer Anthony Davis, Dec. 3 to 5.

Philosopher Michael Bratman to Discuss Resisting Temptation at Amherst College Dec. 4

November 12, 2008                             
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern

AMHERST, Mass.—Michael E. Bratman, Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and professor of philosophy at Stanford University, will give a talk titled “When and Why is it Rational to Resist Temptation?” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to Perform Concert of Seasonal Favorites Dec. 6

November 20, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst Symphony Orchestra rings in the holiday season with a lighthearted program of popular favorites on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Mead Art Museum to Host Performance by Artist Jonathan Meese Dec. 7

Nov. 20, 2008
Contact: Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass. – On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Kirby Theater, the Mead Art Museum will host DRIVE ME HOMEESE BABYBABY, TO ERZLAND (ACHTUNG), a performance by German painter and sculptor Jonathan Meese, the artist currently featured in the Mead’s special installation ALARM de ALARM (PROPAGANDA IN ALASKA): New and Recent Works by Jonathan Meese from the Collection of Adam Lindemann ’83 and Amalia Dayan.

Emily Dickinson Museum to Host Birthday Dinner and Fundraiser Dec. 11

December 3, 2008
Contact: Donna M. Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Emily Dickinson Museum will commemorate the 178th birthday of its namesake on Thursday, Dec. 11, with a celebratory birthday dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lewis-Sebring dining room in Amherst College’s Valentine Hall.