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Summer Internship in the Office of Public Affairs: Apply by April 4
Monday, 3/10/2014, at 11:20 AM
Would you like to be a part of the team that helps to shape the public image of Amherst College? Do you want to work on publications that help new students get to know their classmates and the college? Apply to be the Summer 2014 intern in the Office of Public Affairs! The summer intern will coordinate the production of the first-year "facebook" and Student Handbook. The intern will also gain experience writing news releases and articles for the college magazine and other publications; answering phones; providing office support; and assisting with sports information, design and Web work. Relevant experience is desirable, and excellent oral and written communication skills and a keen sense of intellectual curiosity are a must. The summer intern will work 20 to 35 hours a week. The position, which begins on Monday, June 2, and ends mid-August, is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors and pays $10 an hour. Summer housing is provided. To apply, submit a cover letter, a résumé and two writing samples to Maryann Wood, administrative assistant in the Office of Public Affairs, at AC #2202 or email@example.com.
Register Now for the HopeFest 5K Run April 6
Monday, 3/10/2014, at 10:20 AM
Occurring on April 6, HopeFest is a benefit for the international nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) that recognizes that everyone has something to be hopeful for. All runners who register in advance are guaranteed a HopeFest shirt. Other prizes will also be given to the top eight runners. HopeFest activities also include a wellness fair and concert to follow. Funds raised for HopeFest will go to TWLOHA, Inc. to benefit mental health treatment and recovery. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the local community. Find our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/events/268225030011337/. Click the following link to register for the 5K:
Paid Academic Intern Position for 'Molecular Gastronomy' (CHEM100): Apply ASAP
Friday, 3/7/2014, at 10:59 AM
The Department of Chemistry seeks a responsible and reliable individual with a car to work as an academic intern for "Molecular Gastronomy" (CHEM100) for the REMAINDER of the Spring 2014 semester for a maximum of 6.5 hours per week at $10 per hour. Responsibilities include assisting with the development and refinement of laboratories, helping to coordinate a class final project, participating in lab setup on Sunday evenings from approximately 8 to 10 p.m., procuring supplies and groceries for Thursday morning lab and having them in place by the Tuesday prior, and developing a food manual with basic modernist cuisine techniques adapted to chem labs. To apply, send a statement of interest via email to Professor Patricia O'Hara (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "Academic Intern Position/Molecular Gastronomy." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Submit to 'Circus' Art & Literary Magazine! Deadline April 1
Friday, 3/7/2014, at 10:27 AM
Submit your artwork, poetry and fiction writing to "Circus"! We accept any and all things creative. Email your work to email@example.com by April 1.
Fall 2014 Campus Center Manager Applications Due March 14
Friday, 3/7/2014, at 10:26 AM
The Student Activities Office and Keefe Campus Center will be hiring students for the Campus Center Manager position for the fall 2014 semester. Please visit the link below to access the application. Applications are due by Friday, March 14, to Room 021 of the Campus Center.
Engaged Scholarship Initiative (for Faculty): Application Deadline April 2
Thursday, 3/6/2014, at 10:03 AM
In an effort to promote excellence in teaching and research, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) launched the Engaged Scholarship Initiative, a grant program that supports community-based research projects, creates opportunities for faculty-supervised student research, advances creative work and strengthens the connection between faculty research and course development. Information about the program can be found at the link below or by contacting Sarah Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org). The CCE will award up to six grants to tenured and tenure-track faculty for the summer of 2014 with a maximum award of $6,000.
SWAGS Prize: Submission Deadline April 21
Thursday, 3/6/2014, at 10:00 AM
Graduating seniors who are writing theses with a focus on gender and who have taken one or more SWAGS courses are invited apply for the 2014 SWAGS Prize. Please submit 1) your thesis; 2) a one- paragraph abstract; and 3) the title(s) of the SWAGS course(s) you have taken to the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department no later than April 21. Send the required documents electronically to email@example.com. For more information contact Amy A. Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-542-5781.
Stonewall Prize: Revised Submission Deadline April 21
Thursday, 3/6/2014, at 9:58 AM
The Stonewall Committee invites submissions for the 2014 Stonewall Prize, awarded annually to the Amherst College student whose work offers exceptional commentary on some facet of bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian, queer or transgender experience. Submissions may take a number of forms: prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography or performance art. They may be honors projects, coursework or originals for this competition. Submissions are due no later than April 21 and are to be mailed to the Stonewall Prize Committee, Box 2208; delivered to the Office of the President; or emailed to Dean Lieber (email@example.com). Please submit three copies of CDs, other portable media and/or hard copies of written work.
The 'Besmirch Williams' Contest: Submission Deadline March 17
Tuesday, 3/4/2014, at 3:09 PM
The dastardly no-goodniks at Williams have befouled the good name of our Fairest College. Watch the video and weep with indignation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm-uGE6SpGs. Frost Library resolves to restore the honor of your alma mater. Your charge: submit a shooting script for a video that sullies the name of Williams in suchlike manner. The winner will receive a $150 prize and gratis support from IT to film and edit the video. The submission deadline is March 17. Rule #1: The script must be nothing short of hilarious. Rule #2: See Rule #1. Rule #3: The script must promote Amherst library research services. To see the requirements and submission details, go to the library's website at the following link:
Enter the IMPERFECT T-Shirt Design Contest, and You Could Win $100! Submission Deadline March 31
Tuesday, 3/4/2014, at 2:57 PM
Many Amherst students can identify with being perfectionists. Striving to improve, excel and achieve great things is a positive quality, but perfectionism can also paralyze us, for fear of making mistakes or not living up to exacting standards. When I recently met with a student who told me she didn't think she was "good enough" to qualify as a perfectionist (despite having all the traits), I knew it was time to take action. Thus, Mental Health Education is holding a T-shirt design contest focused on countering the tyranny of perfectionism. Please visit our web page, at the link below, for entry guidelines. The submission deadline is March 31.
Earn $5 or 'Intro to Psych' Credit in a Social Perception Study!
Monday, 3/3/2014, at 4:10 PM
We are conducting a psychology study on social perception and judgment in legal settings. The study runs about 30 minutes and is open to all students who have not previously participated in the study. Participants will be asked to make several judgments on the materials presented after engaging in a training program. If interested, please sign up using your SONA account or contact Yilin Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time slot.
Latham Internships: Apply by April 1
Monday, 3/3/2014, at 9:48 AM
The Department of Political Science will be awarding stipends this spring for the Latham Summer Internship. These stipends are awarded each year to Amherst students. Scholarships are awarded each year to Amherst students who are seeking to spend the summer working as interns in Washington, D.C., in offices of the federal government, or in other positions in public service. Applications should be submitted at the link below. Deadline for applications is April 1.
Office of Admission Summer Internship: Apply by March 14
Friday, 2/28/2014, at 12:53 PM
The Amherst College Office of Admission invites you to apply for our summer internship! Summer interns have the unique opportunity to participate in various aspects of the recruiting and admission processes, and to become members of our diverse, fun-loving, hard-working office community. All students in the classes of '15, '16 and '17 are eligible. Interns give daily tours, assist deans with special projects and daily information sessions and perform general office duties. Positions begin on Wednesday, June 4, and conclude at the end of August. The salary is $8.50/hour for a 35-hour week. Campus housing is included. To apply, please visit the link below. Applications will be accepted no later than noon on Friday, March 14. Questions? Contact Daniel Pastan: email@example.com.
Campus Center Manager Work Opportunity Over Spring Break Week
Thursday, 2/27/2014, at 3:12 PM
The Campus Center/Student Activities Office may be seeking to hire a few temporary Campus Center Manager student staff to work during the week of Spring Break. If you will be on campus during the break, March 15-30, and are looking for a work opportunity, please stop by the Student Activities Offices, downstairs in the Campus Center, to learn more.
Stonewall Prize: Submission Deadline April 15
Wednesday, 2/26/2014, at 3:27 PM
The Stonewall Committee invites submissions for the 2014 Stonewall Prize awarded annually to the Amherst College student whose work offers exceptional commentary on some facet of bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian, queer or transgendered experience. Submissions may take a number of forms: prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography or performance art. They may be honors projects, coursework or originals for this competition. Submissions are due no later than April 15 and are to be mailed to the Stonewall Prize Committee, Box 2208; delivered to the Office of the President; or emailed to Dean Lieber (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit three copies of CDs or other portable media.
Jones Prize for Seniors and '14Es: Deadline April 18
Tuesday, 2/25/2014, at 1:23 PM
Each year, the Black Studies Department awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor of the first black alumnus of Amherst College. Competition for the prize is open to any graduating Amherst College senior (including 2014Es) who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora. Submissions for the Jones Prize will be accepted by the Black Studies Department from all other Amherst College academic departments. In order to be considered, one unbound copy of a student's thesis must be received in the Black Studies Department Office in 108 Cooper House no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18. The Jones Prize will be awarded at Senior Assembly.
Charles Hamilton Houston Prize for Seniors and '14Es: Deadline April 18
Tuesday, 2/25/2014, at 1:13 PM
The Charles Hamilton Houston Prize is an annual monetary gift awarded to a graduating senior (or '14E) who best personifies a commitment to realizing his or her humane ideals, much in the way that Charles Houston, Class of 1915, devoted his life to the struggle for equal protection under the law for African-Americans. Each candidate is required to write an essay of no more than 10 pages on the question "In what area of social involvement do you feel that you can best effect your humanitarian ideals?" In addition, each candidate is required to submit a list of activities and/or work experiences that illustrates his or her commitment to this ideal. Essays should be submitted to the President's Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
Participate in a Work Communication Study!
Monday, 2/24/2014, at 11:09 AM
Participate in this 30-minute study for 'Intro Psych' credit or $5. You will be asked to evaluate different mediums of communication on their efficiency and effectiveness. Sign up on SONA or email Beth (email@example.com) for information!
Keefe Health Center Closed During Spring Break, March 17 to 21
Monday, 2/24/2014, at 10:01 AM
Keefe Health Center will be closed during Spring Break, March 17 to 21, and will reopen Monday, March 24. In case of emergency, please contact the Amherst College Campus Police at 413-542-2111. The UMass Health Center Walk-In Clinic is open during Spring Break from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The UMass Health Center contact phone number is 413-577-5000. The Keefe Health Center staff wishes you a healthy Spring Break!
Apply for the Vela Summer Scholars Internship Today
Friday, 2/21/2014, at 10:52 AM
Thinking about a career in education? Wondering what to do this summer? Consider applying to the Vela Summer Scholars Internship. This program gives you the opportunity to plan, teach and evaluate an intensive educational experience for local youth. Work alongside fellow interns and veteran teachers at Amherst Regional Middle School during a month-long enrichment program for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students. The internship runs for the month of July; on-campus housing, meal plan and stipend are provided. Find additional information and submit an application on Quest. Applications are due on March 7. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
It's Time to Apply for Financial Aid for 2014-15: Deadline April 25
Thursday, 2/20/2014, at 4:25 PM
Any student may apply for financial aid for the 2014-15 academic year, regardless of whether he or she is currently receiving assistance. The application due date is April 25, 2014. Renewal of financial aid is based on filing a complete application for renewal of aid, including all required forms; calculated eligibility for financial aid; and maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward your degree.
You May Owe Income Taxes on Scholarship and Grant Aid
Thursday, 2/20/2014, at 4:17 PM
If you receive general scholarship or grant aid in excess of the cost of tuition, fees and books, the excess amount is taxable. If you are a United States citizen or permanent resident completing an income tax return and you have 2013 tax liability resulting from taxable scholarship and grant aid, provide a copy of your tax return to the Office of Financial Aid. We will provide a dean's discretionary grant to reimburse you for taxes attributed to your scholarship and grant aid from college, federal and state sources. Note that the dean's discretionary grant itself will be taxable in the following tax year.
Join the Student Support Network (SSN)!
Tuesday, 2/18/2014, at 3:26 PM
A new Student Support Network (SSN) training session will be offered during the spring semester on Friday mornings from 10 to 10:55 a.m. on these dates: Feb. 28, March 7, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25. Students should be able to attend all seven sessions. The goal of SSN is to build on students' existing empathy and listening skills and provide information and resources for responding to friends in crisis. Trainings cover: active listening and support skills; recognizing and responding to signs of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance use/abuse and disordered eating; and ways to support friends and connect them with resources that can provide help. For more information, visit the following link:
Enter the IMPERFECT T-SHIRT Design Contest, and You Could Win $100!
Tuesday, 2/18/2014, at 3:19 PM
Many Amherst students can identify with being perfectionists. Striving to improve, excel and achieve great things is a positive quality, but perfectionism can also paralyze us, for fear of making mistakes or not living up to exacting standards. When I recently met with a student who told me she didn't think she was "good enough" to qualify as a perfectionist (despite having all the traits), I knew it was time to take action. Thus, we are holding a T-shirt design contest focused on countering the tyranny of perfectionism. For entry guidelines you may contact Jessica Gifford, mental health educator (email@example.com), or visit our Facebook page.
Volunteer for Psych Study
Tuesday, 2/18/2014, at 3:12 PM
Sign up to be part of a thesis study on work communication. Participants will evaluate different forms of communication and their effectiveness. Email Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested, or sign up on SONA.
Sign Up for a Study on Grip Strength, Drawing and Coloring
Wednesday, 2/12/2014, at 4:06 PM
Want to earn $5 and a free box of crayons during your study break? Nikki is in need of MALE participants to draw and color for her thesis study! She will also measure your grip strength. It will take 30 minutes of your time, and will be held in a Cohan common room. If you're interested, please email Nikki at email@example.com to set up a time. (Female participants are welcome too!)
Financial Aid and Study Abroad or Domestic Exchange
Wednesday, 2/12/2014, at 9:45 AM
Any student who is eligible for financial aid who plans to study abroad or be on domestic exchange next fall or for the full 2014-15 academic year needs to schedule an appointment to meet with Dean Gentile to discuss the process of transferring funds away from Amherst College. You do not need to be accepted to a program before your meeting. To make an appointment, please call 413-542-2296 or email Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the Buckley Scoop!
Tuesday, 2/11/2014, at 3:53 PM
Buckley Recital Hall now has an online newsletter called BuzzBeat. You can sign up to receive updates and breaking news about Music at Amherst at the following link:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) comes to Amherst College
Tuesday, 2/11/2014, at 12:10 PM
This eight-week course, originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at UMass Medical School, helps participants discover and utilize their own inner resources for cultivating health and well-being. The class will meet Tuesday evenings from March 25 to May 13, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Conway Classroom at Alumni Gym. Also, there is a special (and important) class on Sunday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All interested participants must attend an orientation on either Wednesday, March 5, or Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Valley Mindfulness website at the link below. There are a limited number of spaces available for Amherst College Employees at a rate of $275 (regular cost is $350 to $550).
Apply to Be a Tutor for CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, 2/11/2014, at 12:08 PM
Interested in working with youth in Holyoke? Sign up to tutor with CONNECTIONS, a CCE educational community partnership that sends tutors to an after-school program at an elementary school in Holyoke. Tutors assist with homework and help run enrichment clubs for second- through fifth-graders. We are looking for tutors who are available on Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. We are especially in need of credentialed drivers. Federal work-study is available. Contact Devyn Gardner (email@example.com) for more information.
Project Connect: An Experiment in Building Community
Friday, 2/7/2014, at 3:57 PM
Project Connect is an opportunity for students to come together to discuss and experiment with ideas for building social connection and a sense of community at Amherst. Project Connect will meet on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for four consecutive weeks, on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 7. Participants who attend all four sessions will each be given a $5 gift card to The Black Sheep or Hastings. For more information or to sign up, contact Jessica Gifford firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Student Data Entry Assistant
Friday, 2/7/2014, at 11:25 AM
The Career Center is in need of data entry assistant for three to four hours per week. The ideal candidates will be self-disciplined, pay meticulous attention to detail, have Internet research skills and be able to work well independently. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Need Funding for Community Engagement Programming? Try SCEF!
Thursday, 2/6/2014, at 11:19 AM
The Student Community Engagement Fund (SCEF) provides students funding and support for initiatives and programming that strengthens the culture of community engagement at Amherst College. Students and student groups may apply for funding from the SCEF through the Web form at the link below. The SCEF committee meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in the CCE (Keefe Campus Center 102), recognizing the need for flexibility and availability of funding. In order to be considered for funding at a meeting, all applications must be submitted by Sunday at 5 p.m. (the day before meeting with the SCEF committee).
Tuesday, 2/4/2014, at 3:58 PM
As of Feb. 2, Amherst College is competing in RecycleMania. This is a friendly competition, that includes over 450 colleges from all 50 states and Canada, to see who can recycle the most material. The contest will last eight weeks and the figures will be available online and at selected areas across campus. During the 2013 competition, Amherst's great effort placed us second in NESCAC and 35th nationally in the per capita division! 523 colleges recycled 90.3 million pounds of material, which resulted in the reduction of 121,436 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In the 2013 competition, Amherst recycled 73,620 pounds of material, which translated to a reduction in 103 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Go, Amherst!
Renewal@Work: For Staff and Faculty
Tuesday, 2/4/2014, at 12:49 PM
Renewal@Work's mission is to provide staff and faculty with opportunities to renew, rejuvenate and promote wellness in the work environment. The group has monthly meditations to support staff and faculty to practice mindfulness and bring the myriad benefits of this practice back to their work, as well as monthly lunch discussions to explore a particular topic related to renewal. Meetings are open to all Amherst faculty and staff. For more information and a schedule, please email Jessica Gifford, mental health educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Council Seeks Staff Listeners
Tuesday, 2/4/2014, at 12:08 PM
The Employee Council has launched a Listening Project designed to gather information about the issues that matter most to the staff. The primary goals of the Listening Project are to build relationships between staff members and build a stronger sense of community as it reveals both the hopes and concerns of staff members. The Employee Council is in need of 15-20 employees who will serve as listeners this semester. Listeners will need to complete approximately three hours of training, conduct 8-10 interviews each, meet to identify major themes, and complete the public report. If you are interested in serving as a listener, check with your supervisor and fill out the form on the following website:
Apply to Pioneer Valley Citizen Summer 2014!
Tuesday, 2/4/2014, at 12:01 PM
Pioneer Valley Citizen Summer (PVCS) is an internship and residential learning program unlike any other offered at Amherst College. In PVCS you learn about community by being in community! You might have lunch with community members and discover an issue facing the community, take a field trip to a local museum, venture to a high ropes course in Vermont for team building, or watch a movie at the Amherst Cinema related to the topic of the week. Anything is possible in PVCS! If you're interested in connecting with your peers, social justice, learning more about yourself and the community, and having fun at the same time, PVCS may be the summer opportunity for you! $2,000 stipend, on-campus housing and meal plan are included. Apply on Quest!
Apply to Be a Youth Advisor with El Arco Iris in Holyoke!
Friday, 1/31/2014, at 11:33 AM
Interested in tutoring, mentoring and building relationships with kids ages 5-17? Apply today to be a youth advisor with El Arco Iris, a grassroots after-school program in Holyoke. Participating Amherst College students help with homework, lead workshops and engage kids in community projects two afternoons a week. Arco is also student-run CCE partnership, so your ideas and dedication will shape the program. Eligible students can receive Federal Work Study, but non-eligible students can join the program as well. For more information, contact email@example.com, visit the program's website or come to our INFO MEETING on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moore third-floor common room.
Statistical Consulting, Spring 2014
Monday, 1/27/2014, at 10:18 AM
The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Professor Wagaman, Professor Horton and Five College graduate consultant Boqin Sun will be available for statistical consulting for both faculty and students (especially thesis writers) during the Spring 2014 semester. Spring Semester times and locations: Nicholas Horton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303 Seeley Mudd, by appointment; Boqin Sun, email@example.com, Moss Quantitative Center, 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays; Amy Wagaman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 306 Seeley Mudd, 2:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.
President's Office Hours for Students
Thursday, 1/16/2014, at 10:26 AM
President Martin is eager to hear from students and has set aside time each week for meetings in her office. If you wish to schedule an appointment with her, please visit the President's web page at the link below to access the registration form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the President's Office at email@example.com, or call 413-542-2234.
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