Amherst College Announcements

Amherst College Announcements (22)

Submission Deadline for Charles Hamilton Houston Prize Extended to April 21

Thursday, 4/17/2014, at 9:48 AM
The submission deadline for the Charles Hamilton Houston Prize has been extended to Monday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. Submissions should be delivered to the President's Office by that time. More information...

Work for the Center for Community Engagement this Summer! Apply by April 24

Wednesday, 4/16/2014, at 1:21 PM
Get to know and work with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) during the summer! We are hiring one student for a full-time (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) position for summer 2014. The hourly pay rate is $10.50, and we'll cover the costs of your on-campus housing. The summer position includes overseeing the CCE's front desk and reception area, managing the budget and supplies for the Community Engagement Orientation Trip (CEOT) and providing administrative support to the CCE professional staff. This position is instrumental to the success of CEOT and will work closely with the student CEOT coordinators and CCE professional staff on this event. More information...

Native-Speaking Conversation Partners Needed for Fall 2014

Wednesday, 4/16/2014, at 1:09 PM
Want to help someone learn your native language? The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages is looking for native speakers of less-commonly-studied languages to be conversation partners with the Five College Mentored and Supervised Language Programs. This is paid work (2-4 hours per week). It counts as on-campus employment for Amherst international students. No experience is necessary. We especially need speakers of Hungarian, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch and Khmer, and will also consider applications in over 30 other languages. Email and visit the following link for more information. More information...

Biology Department Seeks Part-Time Student Greenhouse Assistant for the Summer

Wednesday, 4/16/2014, at 1:07 PM
Part-time greenhouse assistant needed (1-2 hours per day on weekends, holidays and occasional weekdays, depending on staff vacation schedule). Responsibilities involve the general care of greenhouse plants in the teaching and research collections, including watering and occasional fertilizing and maintenance. Dependability is essential, as is the ability to work independently and follow protocols for the care of plants. Extensive knowledge of plants is not necessary, but students will be expected to develop a basic understanding of botanical terminology related to the position. Pay starts at $8.50 per hour. To apply, send a letter of interest (include the name and contact information of one reference) and a recent transcript to Greenhouse Manager Alan Krause (

Campus Activities Board Needs Workers for Spring Concert April 26

Monday, 4/14/2014, at 4:46 PM
The Campus Activities Board needs student workers for the Spring Concert on April 26. Duties include setup, ticketing, bag check, manning the water table, etc. Please email stating your interest, with a few lines about why you would like to work the Spring Concert. Pay is $10/hour.

Class of 2014 Announces Honorary Class Members

Monday, 4/14/2014, at 10:13 AM
Graduating classes annually nominate faculty and staff to become honorary members of the class. The newly elected members are the people that made a difference in the lives of the students over the last four years. The new 2014 class members are Leykia Brill, Admission; Tony Esposito, Frost Library and Dining Services; Don Kells, Post Office; Theresa Ryan, Campus Police; and Lourdes Torres, Campus Police.

Student Callers Needed for Phonathon in June

Monday, 4/14/2014, at 9:37 AM
First-years, sophomores and juniors: The Office of Development is hiring student callers for the Annual June Phonathon. Availability is required from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following evenings: Monday, June 16; Tuesday, June 17; Wednesday, June 18; Thursday, June 19; Monday, June 23; Tuesday, June 24; Wednesday, June 25; Thursday, June 26; and Monday, June 30. Dinner is provided each night! Responsibilities include building rapport with prospective donors, providing information about Amherst College and alumni events, obtaining gifts of monetary support, updating prospect information and keeping accurate records of all calls made. The position is paid at $8.50/hour. If you are interested in calling alumni and have availability on these dates, apply to

Attention, Seniors: Amherst College's Information Technology Department is Hiring! April 28

Thursday, 4/10/2014, at 11:04 AM
The Information Technology Department seeks a current Amherst College senior for the position of Information Technology Fellow ("Green Dean"). This is a one-year position that may be renewed for a second year. The Fellow reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be responsible for facilitating special projects and general operations of the department. The fellowship offers an excellent opportunity to learn about managing an IT organization. The position begins in July 2014. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 28. To see the entire job description and to apply, visit Quest for the "Amherst College Information Technology Fellow" position.

Certified TIPS (Bartending) Training for the Amherst Community

Tuesday, 4/8/2014, at 2:37 PM
Are you looking for additional income? We are looking for TIPS-certified servers! Whenever alcohol is served on the Amherst College campus, it is necessary that it be served by a certified TIPS server (Training for Intervention Procedures). We have a severe shortage of servers, and we would like to expand our list so that we can offer more options for departmental gatherings, faculty receptions, Commencement parties, Reunion gatherings, etc. The training policy has just changed, and we can now accept the online certification for "On Premise" training at Once you have taken the online training, you will be issued a certificate good for three years. Please forward your certification information, including expiration date, to Carol Allman-Morton in Alumni and Parent Programs. You will receive a listing of Amherst College policies and procedures that you must read before serving on campus. We have a need for approximately 100 servers for Commencement parties (Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017), and there are many departmental gatherings throughout the year that require servers. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Allen at or 413-542-8094, or Carol Allman-Morton at or 413-542-8105. More information...

Art Department Prizes! Submission Deadline April 18

Tuesday, 4/8/2014, at 2:32 PM
The Department of Art and the History of Art will offer up to three prizes this spring: 1. The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize, given in memory of Athanasios Demetrios Skouras of the Class of 1936, is awarded to an Amherst College student who, in the opinion of the department, has created an outstanding work of art or architecture. 2. The Hasse Prize, established in memory of Adrian H. Hasse, Class of 1943, is awarded to an Amherst student for the best submitted work using the human figure as a theme. 3. The Anna Baker Heap Prize, established by Arnold N. Heap, Class of 1873, shall be given annually to that member of the senior class who shall write the best essay or dissertation on the subject of "Art." Submissions are due to Louise Beckett in Room 107 of Fayerweather Hall by Friday, April 18, no later than noon. More information...

Wise Awards for Collection Research and Studio Art: Apply by April 18

Tuesday, 4/8/2014, at 11:52 AM
The Wise Award for Collection Research is presented annually in the spring to a student in any academic department whose senior thesis, in the judgment of the Mead Art Museum's curators and director, most effectively analyzes, interprets or responds to an object in the museum's collection. The Wise Award for Studio Art is presented annually in the spring to a student in the college for distinction in the completion of an original work or works of art and the purchase thereof. The prize-winning work of art will become the property of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Visit the link for more information, including how to apply. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18. More information...

Apply Now: Institute for Curatorial Practice Summer Program at Hampshire College

Tuesday, 4/8/2014, at 11:45 AM
In conjunction with Amherst College's Mead Art Museum, Hampshire College is offering the five-week intensive summer program "The Institute for Curatorial Practice," which offers Five College students a unique opportunity to investigate new directions in curatorial practices and to create their own state-of-the-art exhibitions. Apply now at the following link! More information...

Register Now for Big Brothers Big Sisters' Daffodil Run 5K April 27

Monday, 4/7/2014, at 10:45 AM
Our campus-based Big Brothers Big Sisters program announces the fourth annual fun run to support youth mentoring in Hampshire County! The race is on Sunday, April 27, in Kendrick Park (right across the street from Bertucci's in Amherst Center). Walkers start at 11 a.m., and runners start at 11:30 a.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides one-on-one mentoring to local kids in Hampshire County who are in need of positive adult influence and friendship. All proceeds go to the program. Registration is $27, $24 if you sign up as part of a team of four or more people and $20 for students. Sign up at the link below. We really appreciate your support. More information...

Time to Apply for Financial Aid for 2014-15: Deadline April 25

Monday, 3/31/2014, at 10:35 AM
Have you started your renewal financial aid application? The application due date of April 25 is approaching. Renewal of financial aid is based on filing a complete application, including all required forms. Review Net Partner online for necessary materials and links to appropriate application websites ( More information...

Work for the CCE's Front Desk Team This Fall: Apply by April 21

Wednesday, 3/12/2014, at 12:30 PM
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is looking to hire for the Front Desk Team. Members of the Front Desk Team provide important support for all program and office activities in the CCE. Members of the Front Desk Team at times are asked to undertake specific long-term projects based on the members' interests and skills and the needs of the CCE. This position has included photography, video, management of the CCE Student Advisory Board, and writing/editing. Beyond their daily tasks, students provide valuable contributions to long-term programming and administrative decisions. In this way, they provide both "muscle" and "vision" to the Center for Community Engagement. Apply by April 21. More information...

Work for the CCE This Summer: Apply by April 21

Wednesday, 3/12/2014, at 12:27 PM
Get to know and work with the CCE during the summer! We are hiring one student for a full-time (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) position for summer 2014. The hourly pay rate is $10.50, and we'll cover the costs of your on-campus housing. The summer position includes overseeing the CCE's front desk and reception area, managing the Community Engagement Orientation Trip's budget and supplies, and providing administrative support to the CCE professional staff. This position is instrumental to the success of CEOT and will work closely with the student CEOT coordinators and CCE professional staff on this event. Apply by April 21. More information...

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 For more information contact Amy A. Ford at 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 ( Please submit three copies of CDs, other portable media and/or hard copies of written work.

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.

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,, 303 Seeley Mudd, by appointment; Boqin Sun,, Moss Quantitative Center, 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays; Amy Wagaman,, 306 Seeley Mudd, 2:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. More information...

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, or call 413-542-2234. More information...

Events Publicity through the Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs offers several outlets to help Amherst College students, faculty and staff announce events and news on campus: