Archived announcements for October, 2014
Bus to New York City Oct. 18; Reserve Seats Now
First-Year Seminar "Pariscape" students
will spend Saturday, Oct. 18, in New
York City. The bus will depart from
Converse Hall promptly at 6:45 a.m. and
will leave the city at 7 p.m., returning
to campus by 11 p.m. There are still
several seats available. Anyone
interested in going on the bus should
see Elizabeth Eddy in the French
Department Office (201 Barrett Hall).
The cost of a seat on the bus is $25.00
(cash or check only).
Student Bloggers Needed in the Office of Admission: Apply by Oct. 3
Each year, the Office of Admission selects a group of enthusiastic Amherst College students to blog on the website. The student blogs provide prospective applicants the opportunity to read firsthand accounts of the student experience at Amherst. We ask that bloggers post thoughtfully once a week on their experiences as Amherst College students (on campus or abroad), and respond to email messages from prospective students sent in response to blog posts. This is a paid one-hour-per-week commitment. Each interested students should submit an introductory profile (name, class, hometown, major(s), extracurricular activities and any other fun facts) and a sample 300-500-word blog post with photos to email@example.com by Friday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/mttg/student_blogs
Want to Work During Homecoming and Family Weekend?
Short-term positions with Alumni and Parent Programs are available for student workers at Family Weekend and
Homecoming. Please follow the link below to apply. Interviews will take place at the end of September. Contact Kristen Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/studentjobs
Spend Fall Break Exploring Innovation!
Join in the Amherst College Innovation Trek to Silicon Valley, Calif., Oct. 10-14. Innovation Trek is a new program for Amherst, where a small group of students
interested in learning more and experiencing careers and life in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco will travel to the Bay Area for several days of meetings, site visits, panel
discussions, receptions and group reflection. Twelve students, selected through a competitive process, will
participate. Pre-work and a pre-departure meeting are required. Participants must be willing and able to
participate fully in every session. Thanks to the generosity of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Career Center has reduced the cost of this program to $200 per student.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P2EKrl2AlXT7Rm3EDlHXPuC4_7hOxUeK-tshSmuR13Q/viewform
Office of Communications Seeks Student Staff Photographers (Still/Video)
The Amherst College Office of Communications is seeking to hire experienced photographers and
videographers who are both skilled and
creative in the production of visual
content that is neither posed nor
staged. Those who advance in this
process know how to measure exposure,
compose, document important moments,
produce video shorts under tight
deadlines and thrive in ever-changing
environments. Each interested candidate
should send a link to online work,
resume and cover letter to Rob Mattson,
Amherst's new media content developer,
Training Available for Faculty and Staff on Responding to Students in Distress
If you have ever struggled with how to support a student in crisis, or whom to call, this training can help. We can
customize a training for your department, or you may attend one of the open sessions.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/counseling/mh_education/trainings-and-workshops/responding-to-students-in-distress
Keefe Health Center Closed Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13
The Keefe Health Center will be closed
Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13.
For care in a life-
threatening emergency, call Amherst
College Police at (413) 542-2111. UMass University Health Services is
open to serve Amherst College students
during the academic year when Keefe
Health Center is closed, including Oct. 13.
Call 413-577-5000. The Walk-In Clinic and Pharmacy are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Radiology Department and
Laboratory are open from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Those with medical emergencies should proceed directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street,
Northampton, Mass. (413-582–2000, www.cooley-
For more information: www.umass.edu/uhs/
The Center for Community Engagement is Now Hiring Athletics Liaisons! Applications Due Oct. 15
Applications for spring 2015 positions
are due by Wednesday, Oct. 15.
We currently have four openings. The
Athletics Liaisons work to create a
sustainable culture of community
engagement within the Athletics
Department. This involves appealing to
the passions of the individuals and
teams; creating long-lasting bonds
between the community, teams and local
organizations; and making athletes'
community engagement work more visible.
The Athletics Liaisons also oversee the
Athletics Team Engagement Leader (ATEL)
program. ALs typically work between three and seven
hours a week, and the position is a three-semester commitment, but the semesters need not
be consecutive (study abroad is
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/athletes/Athletics_Liaisons
Well Mixed, the New Amherst Guest Blog, Has Launched!
Read the first post, by Rachel Ravreby
Lintgen '94. Look for monthly posts from
Amherst writers, artists, scholars,
professionals, teachers, parents,
students and everyone in between. "I'm
not confused. I'm well mixed." – Robert
For more information: https://amherstwellmixed.wordpress.com/
Financial Aid and Study Abroad
Students who receive financial aid who
plan to study away from Amherst College
for the Spring 2015 semester need to meet
with Dean Gentile to arrange for their
financial aid to transfer. To schedule
an appointment, please contact Leah at
email@example.com or call 413-542-2296.
Register Now for October Writing Center Workshops
Registration is now open for the
Writing Center's October workshops.
Our general offerings include
"Academic Thinking Journals" and a
time-management workshop. We are also
offering several workshops for senior
thesis writers, on topics ranging from
productive work habits and reading
strategies, to writing processes and
conventions, to a writing software
that can enhance your writing process.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops
$1,000 Grant for Projects Designed to Build Social Connection at Amherst
Mental Health Education is seeking
applications for a $1,000 grant targeted
at building social connection, belonging
and community at Amherst.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/counseling/mh_education/programs/grant
Ombuds Announces National Conflict Resolution Day Oct. 16
Oct. 16 is National Conflict Resolution Day. The Ombuds Office at Amherst College is a safe and confidential resource for helping staff, administration and faculty
discuss conflict and explore possible options for resolution. The Ombuds is neutral; is independent of HR, staff or administration; and works to facilitate fair and equitable solutions to address concerns. In addition to listening, the Ombuds offers conflict coaching, facilitated
conversations, conflict resolution and communication workshops. To contact Cate Woolner, ombuds, call
413-542-5156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/ombuds
Registration for Unit II Lifetime Fitness Classes is Now Open! Register by Oct. 17
The Department of Athletics is pleased
to announce that it is time to register
for the next five-week unit of Lifetime
Fitness classes. Registration will run
through Friday, Oct. 17. Classes
begin on Monday, Oct. 20, and will
run through Nov. 21. All Wellness
Classes (yoga, meditation, tai chi and
qigong) continue on a drop-in basis
through Dec. 5. Human Resources
will be offering incentives starting in
mid-October to faculty and staff for
attending Lifetime Fitness classes or
Wellness classes-- stay tuned for this
To learn more about all classes
and to register, click on the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed/courses
Student Event Staff Needed for Fall Festival on Oct. 19
The events office is looking for Amherst
students to assist at the fall festival
on Sunday, Oct. 19. Tasks include
oversight for the games, hayride and
pumpkin carving areas, initial event
setup and the final breakdown of all.
The available shifts are 11:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a
paid position, and the food is free.
Please contact Patricia Allen at
Spend Spring Break Exploring Government and Nonprofit Careers in D.C. and Maryland: Apply by Oct. 20
The Careers in Government & Nonprofit trek to Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Md., is a new opportunity for Amherst College students to explore the wide range of meaningful work in the government and nonprofit sectors. This small, selective group of fellows will spend spring break immersed in the world of public policy, advocacy and lobbying, community organizing, political leadership, international development and direct social service and engage in group
reflection on the experience. Due to the generosity of Sandy Rosenberg '72, the Career Center is able to cover
all lodging, meals and public transportation. Apply through Quest by Oct. 20. This trek is open to 2015s, 2016s and 2017s. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Grant Support for Humanities and Social Sciences Senior Projects: Apply by Oct. 21
The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to
support senior essay writing, special
topics and other comparable independent
projects. All seniors in the humanities
and social sciences may apply, but first
priority is reserved for English majors
and others working in literary studies,
creative writing, theater and dance, or
film. Monies from the David P. Patchel
Memorial Fund can be used for projects
having to do with the moving image
specifically, whether essays, theses or
production projects. Awards exceeding
$1,200 will be made only in the most
extraordinary cases. The deadline for
fall applications is Oct. 21.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/studentfunds/alpha_delta_application