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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 tshooper@amherst.edu 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 (kford@amherst.edu) 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, at smattson@amherst.edu.

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. (413-5822000, www.cooley- dickinson.org).
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 encouraged).
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 Frost
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 lfreeman@amherst.edu 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 cwoolner@amherst.edu.
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 announcement! 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 pmallen@amherst.edu

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 llitwiller@amherst.edu.

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

President's Office Hours for Students
President Martin has set aside time each week for meetings with students in her office. If you wish to schedule an appointment with her, please visit the President's web page to access the registration form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the President's office at president@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-2234.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/389491

 
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