“You Are the Real Return on Our Endowment,” Amherst President Marx Tells Class of ’09 at Commencement

May 24, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Calling the members of the Class of 2009 “the real return on our endowment,” Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx today urged the school’s graduates to “step into the forest ahead, toward rewards you had not even known you would seek” because “what we do is invest in you, in your possibilities.”

Amherst College’s Class of 2009 and 188th Commencement, By the Numbers

May 22, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — On Sunday, May 24, Amherst College will celebrate its 188th commencement at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The exercises will feature addresses from college president Anthony W. Marx and senior Marshall Nannes, as well as the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 419 graduates and honorary degrees to eight distinguished guests.

Musician Leon Fleisher, PayPal Founder Elon Musk, Artist Frank Stella Among Eight to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 24

May 6, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.— Margaret Bangser ’81, founder and former director of the nonprofit Women’s Dignity organization; Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University; former Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis III ’71, now president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership; celebrated conductor and pianist Leon Fleisher; accomplished researcher and an esteemed Columbia University professor Andrew R. Marks ’76; entrepreneur Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank; and abstract artist Frank Stella will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 188th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. on the school’s campus.

Frank Stevenson II ’77 To Receive Medal for Service at Amherst College’s Commencement May 24

May 14, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – Frank E. Stevenson II, a member of Amherst College’s Class of 1977, will receive the school’s Medal for Eminent Service during its commencement exercises Sunday, May 24. The award is presented to a member of the Amherst community who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to the college.

Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 24

May 7, 2009        
AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2009 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 188th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 24.

Muscle and Mind, Revisited

May 3, 2009

An Amherst player gets a hit in the vintage game as a teammate on first base looks on.

Neither unseasonably cool May temperatures nor light rain dampened the spirits of an enthusiastic group of baseball-loving (and -playing) members of Amherst’s classes of 1964 to 1994 who dusted off their cleats and took on a team of Williams College alumni on May 3.

Amherst College’s Women’s Chorus to Present Annual Spring Concert May 1

April 20, 2009
Contact:  Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Women’s Chorus, directed by Mallorie Chernin, will present its annual spring concert on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Concert Choir to Present Music of Argentina and the U.S. May 2

April 20, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Concert Choir, directed by Mallorie Chernin, will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Local Author Jane Yolen To Read from Her Book My Uncle Emily at Emily Dickinson Museum May 2

April 20, 2009
Contact: Donna Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – As part of its emphasis on the town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary in 2009, the Emily Dickinson Museum will host a reading and signing of the children’s book My Uncle Emily by award-winning author Jane Yolen on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m.

Mead Community Day to Mark the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Amherst, 60th Anniversary of the Mead Art Museum May 2: CANCELED

April 2, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.— On Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Mead Art Museum will host a celebration for the college and local communities in honor of the town of Amherst’s 250th  anniversary and the Mead’s 60th anniversary.