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Enter the Imperfect T-Shirt Design Contest to Win $100: Deadline March 31
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. The Imperfect T-Shirt Design Contest is focused on countering the tyranny of perfectionism. Students, faculty, staff, families and alumni may enter. The submission deadline is March 31. Sponsored by Mental Health Education.
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Lip Sync: Sign Up by March 31
If Room Draw was not in your favor, please know that your fates are not yet sealed! Sign up for this year's LipSync competition. The winners of Lip Sync of 5.0, 3.0 and 1.0 group LUVs are placed at the top of their class on the Ordered List. Auditions will be held Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Johnson Chapel and will be closed to the public. Non-student judges will select finalists, who will compete on Wednesday, April 2, starting at 9 p.m. Groups who are interested in participating in Lip Sync must email SHAC no later than Monday, March 31, at midnight. Your hosts for the evening will be none other than the incredible members of Gad's. Time is ticking, so grab your room group members and start practicing this weekend.
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Monitors Needed for Self-Scheduled Exams
Monitors are needed to hand out, start and collect self-scheduled exams during Exam Week. Stop by the Registrar's Office to put your name on the schedule. Pay begins at $10 per exam.

Latham Internships: Apply by April 1
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.
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Submit to 'Circus' Art & Literary Magazine! Deadline April 1
Submit your artwork, poetry and fiction writing to "Circus"! We accept any and all things creative. Email your work to by April 1.
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Application for Political Science 356 Due April 1
Students interested in enrolling in Political Science 356: "Regulating Citizenship" for Fall 2014: please apply prior to April 1. "Regulating Citizenship" is an Inside-Out course taught inside a correctional institution. Applications are available from Professor Kristin Bumiller at
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Engaged Scholarship Initiative (for Faculty): Application Deadline April 2
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 ( 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.
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Vote On Your Favorite Imperfect T-Shirt Design April 2
Come and see all the entries for the Imperfect T-shirt design contest, and vote on your favorite. Design entries will be on display in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium on Wednesday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. The contest is sponsored by Mental Health Education.

Amherst's Telementoring Program is Hiring: Applications Due April 2!
Want to learn more about the admissions process? Are you a work-study student looking for a unique paid position? The Telementoring Program pairs high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds with Amherst College mentors from similar backgrounds for assistance in choosing a college, completing college and financial aid applications, writing college essays and understanding standardized testing. Mentees do not need to express interest in applying to Amherst to be eligible. Mentoring is conducted through email and phone. Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 are invited to apply. This is a paid position. Applications are due Wednesday, April 2. More information about Telementoring and the online job application may be found in the link below.
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Summer Internship in the Office of Public Affairs: Apply by April 4
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

Register Now for the HopeFest 5K Run April 6
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 Click the following link to register for the 5K:
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Apply to Become a FOOT Leader! Applications Due April 4
The FOOT program is hiring leaders to help welcome the Class of 2018. FOOT leaders are energetic and hardworking, have a passion for the outdoors and love meeting new people! Free T-shirt, food, fun and all the GORP you can eat! Deadline to apply is Friday, April 4, at midnight. Get more information and apply at the link below. Any questions? Please contact
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Apply to Be an Orientation Leader! Applications Are Due April 7!
Interested in welcoming new students to the Amherst community? Enjoy ice breakers? LOVE free T-shirts and free food? Enjoy the high energy of Orientation? Love being a student leader on campus? If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, then you're the perfect person to be an ORIENTATION LEADER! As an Orientation leader, you will help students on move-in day, facilitate discussion in squads, help new students with any issues or concerns they have during their transition, be a support system for all new students, maintain high energy and enthusiasm, build community and HAVE FUN! Contact Christian Aviles ( for more information or if you have any questions!
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In Memoriam: Gerald P. Brophy
Amherst College notes the passing of Gerald P. Brophy, the Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus, on April 2, 2014. He was appointed to the Amherst faculty in 1954 and retired in 1998. For more information, and to leave notes and remembrances, visit Amherst's In Memoriam page at the following link:
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'Defining Success: A Forum for Women of Color': Register by April 9
You're invited to "Defining Success: A Forum for Women of Color" on Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Emily Ballroom of the Lord Jeffrey Inn (30 Boltwood Ave). Brunch will be served. This event aims to facilitate a dialogue within the Amherst community around topics grounded in the context of being a woman of color. "Women of color" is defined as women of African-American, Asian-American, Latina and/or Native American ancestry. All are welcome to attend! The speaker will be Maria-Judith Rodriguez, Amherst College's director of human resources. The facilitator will be Mariana Cruz, director of the Multicultural Resource Center. There is limited space for this event. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 9.
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Work as Innovation/TEDxAmherstCollege Coordinator this Summer: Apply by April 7
The Innovation/TEDxAmherstCollege Summer Student Coordinator position is a full-time opportunity to work closely with the director of social innovation programs in the CCE and others across campus to shape new programming for entrepreneurship, innovation and community engagement on campus. Projects include development of a new on-campus orientation program for entrepreneurship and leadership, design of orientation presentations from various offices on campus and organization of the second annual TEDxAmherstCollege event. In this position you will have a significant role in the success of these new initiatives. Apply by April 7.
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New England Sports Network Film Contest!
NESN is developing a new television series that offers New England film students the chance at cash, prizes and bragging rights. The NESN film contest involves teams of undergraduate student filmmakers producing short, sports-themed documentary films in the Fall of 2014. These films will air on NESN and will be judged by industry professionals. The winning filmmaker(s) will win $20,000! Contact Amy A. Ford in Film and Media Studies ( for more information.

2014-15 Internship Opening: Career Center Alumni & Employer Engagement Intern-- Apply by April 11
The Career Center is hiring an Alumni and Employer Engagement Intern for the academic school year 2014-15. The intern will promote campus recruiting program opportunities (Amherst Advantage) to students, such as on-campus interviews, information sessions, resume referral deadlines, the Amherst Select Internship Program, etc. She/he will represent the Career Center at events and interface with external constituents. Applicants must have approved resumes to apply. View the full job description, posted in Quest, for more details. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 11. Contact Christina Ramos at with questions.

Be a Peer Career Advisor Next Academic Year! Apply by April 13
The Peer Career Advisor (PCA) position is a great opportunity to serve as a guide and mentor to your fellow students. The training that you will receive in resume/cover letter review, interviewing and general career guidance will allow you to educate your peers and equip you with valuable tools for your own personal career development. In addition to working one-on-one with students and leading workshops, you will also be able to help plan and promote career center events. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. If you are a sophomore and wish to apply, you must plan to be here for the full academic year (no study abroad). The application deadline is April 13. For additional information and to apply, see Quest.

Student Ushers Needed for April 12
The President's Office is looking for ushers to staff an event on Saturday, April 12, at Johnson Chapel and the President's House. We will be celebrating the life of Marian Matheson at the chapel with a reception at Biddy's home immediately following. The hours are 10:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m., and the pay rate is $8.50 per hour. Please respond to Patricia Allen at

English Department Prizes: Submissions Due by April 14
Submissions for the English Department prizes to be awarded this spring will be accepted until April 14. For complete descriptions of the various prizes, please see the English Department's website at the following link:
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Want to Work in the Library? Apply by April 14
We are currently accepting applications for Frost Library Student Assistants for summer and fall 2014. Come join a dedicated and talented group of Amherst College students and staff to provide excellent service to the campus community. Applications are due Monday, April 14.
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Calling All RAD Grads: Sign Up for New Course April 14-21
3 Hours of Advanced + 3 Hours of Keychain = WhooooooRAH! Join your Amherst College Police RAD instructors on Monday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Monday, April 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. This six-hour program will cover aspects of the new "Keychain" course and some of our favorite advanced techniques. We will briefly review the Basic RAD techniques before each class, then get right into the new material. Not a RAD grad but interested in the class? Join us as an observer and become part of the RAD family! To ask questions or to sign up, please email and specify whether you would like to sign up for one or both classes.

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