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Archived announcements for August, 2005

Submit a Picture for the 2005 Olio!
The Olio is accepting submissions of digital pictures for the 2005 yearbook. If you have a picture that you would like to submit, please put your picture in the Olio folder on the scratch drive and put a short description of the picture in the filename. To access the folder, go to START, RUN, and type in: \\scratchscratchOlio or on a Mac press applekey+k and type in: smb://scratch.amherst.edu

Amherst College English Professor Judith Frank Receives Lambda LiteraryAward
Judith Frank, author and professor of English at Amherst College, has received a Lambda Literary Award for her novel "Crybaby Butch" (2004). The awards were presented June 2 in New York City at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_06jfrank.html

Amherst English Professor Allen Guttmann Receives Award for "Sports: The First Five Millennia"
Allen Guttmann, the Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, has won the annual Book Award of the North American Society for Sport History for "Sports: The First Five Millennia" (2005), a social history of the world’s sports from pre-historical times to the present. Guttmann received the award at the Society’s 33rd annual conference on May 30 in Green Bay, Wis.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_06guttmann.html

In Memoriam: Kenjiro Yamaguchi
Kenjiro Yamaguchi, one of Japan's leading graphic artists and a well-known sculptor, died on July 10, 2005 in Tokyo at the age of 63. Yamaguchi visited Amherst College in the early '90s for his sculptural exhibit, "Buoy Magnets" at Merrill Science Center roof ("the beach"). His opening reception was attended by 150 students and photographed from the air by college photographer Frank Ward (the plane was piloted by physics professor Larry Hunter). The photograph was made into a commemorative postcard by Michael Kasper, verbo-visual artist and reference librarian at Frost Library. Yamaguchi had been invited to Amherst College as the recipient of the prestigious Georges Lurcy Lecture fund.

Curricular Computing Summer Intern Presentations July 26
Faculty members are cordially invited to a presentation of the Curricular Computing summer intern projects on Tuesday, July 26. This is an excellent opportunity to both see what was done this year and to get ideas for projects for next year. Presentations will start at 11 a.m. in Webster 102 with projects from the social sciences and the languages. After a lunch break (provided by CCS) we will finish with presentations from natural science and humanities. If you will be joining us for lunch, please RSVP to pdchapin@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/ccs_interns2005.html

Host Families Needed for Doshisha High School Exchange Students July 28- Aug. 17
PeopleLink is urgently seeking volunteer host families for Japanese students arriving in Amherst on July 28. These students will be enrolled in classes will being held at Amherst College. The students will be with their host families on evenings and weekends. Host family requirements include: at least two related people in the home; at least one native English speaker; speak only English with the student; treat student like a family member; have the student participate in typical activities; provide three meals per day (including a sack lunch for weekday activities); provide the student with his or her own bed(can share bedroom with family member of same gender; help provide transportation to/from Amherst College. We currently have several students to place; please forward this announcement to friends, family or others in the Amherst area who may be able to help! Please contact PeopleLink at (877) 421-5465 or http://www.peoplelink.org/.
For more information: www.peoplelink.org/

Mead Art Museum Hosts David Nash: The Language of Wood Sculpture
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present “David Nash: The Language of Wood: Sculpture and Drawings from the Andrew and Bronya Galef Collection” from Friday, June 10, through Sunday, July 31. This exhibition features 30 works by the contemporary British artist David Nash that were given to the Mead in 2004 by Andrew G. Galef (Amherst College Class of 1954) and his wife Bronya Galef.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_06nash.html

In Memoriam: Rose Rogalski
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Rose Rogalski, a longtime Dining Services employee who died Sunday, Aug. 7. Rose Rogalski joined the Amherst College staff in 1979, and worked for many years as a server in the dining hall. In 1988, she began working at the snack bar. She retired from Amherst in 1998. Rose Rogalski is survived by three children: David, Carol and Stephen. More information may be posted as it becomes available.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/rogalski.html

Financial Aid Renewal Applications Are Now Past Due!
The target date to apply for renewal of financial aid for 2005-06 has now passed! You may be late, but not too late — late applications are now being accepted. Please note that late fees are imposed for applications completed after June 1. If you haven’t completed your application, go to the Office of Financial Aid website to read about the procedures — http://www.amherst.edu/~finaid/renewal/.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finaid/

Events in Conjunction with Mead Exhibition on The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity
Bernard Chevallier, director of the Musée de Malmaison m will lecture on “Josephine and Malmaison,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Stirn Auditorium. A reception follows in the museum until 6 p.m. This talk is presented in conjunction with the opening of the Mead Art Museum exhibition on The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity. Also in conjunction with that exhibition is a symposium on "Queens, Queens, Queens and Empresses to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). A concert featuring music from the time of Josephine will be held in the Rotherwas Gallery, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. The concert will feature harp, flute, piano forte and vocal music.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/calendar

In Memoriam: Harriet Rozwenc Taylor
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Harriet Rozwenc Taylor, the widow of Edwin Charles Rozwenc '37, who served on the Amherst faculty from 1946 until his retirement in 1974. Harriet Rozwenc Taylor died July 21 at her home in Haydenville.

Health Services During The Summer
The Keefe Health Center at Amherst College will be closing for the summer recess at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2005. Limited coverage for health care will be available during the Commencement and Reunion periods. (See announcements below.) Urgent treatment during other hours will be provided on a fee-for- service basis by the University of Massachusetts Health Center. During the summer (between May 22 and Sept. 4) the University of Massachusetts Health Center will be closing from 12 midnight to 8 a.m. An on-call practitioner will be available by phone (577-5000) between midnight and 8 a.m. Patients in need of emergency care between midnight and 8 a.m. should go directly to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. For students remaining in the Amherst area: During the summer recess, basic health care will be available to Amherst College students at the University of Massachusetts Health Center according to the following guidelines: 1. Health Care: If the student is a member of the Amherst College supplemental health insurance program issued by the Koster Insurance Agency, Inc., urgent care is covered as indicated in the Student Medical Insurance Plan brochure. For students with other supplemental health insurance plans, urgent care is covered according to provisions of the policies. Students in need of emergency care should go directly to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. 2. Optional Prepaid Basic Health Plan: This plan can be obtained by enrolling in the University of Massachusetts Health Center’s Summer Basic Health Plan. The Basic Health Plan is secondary to the student’s primary supplemental health insurance. If after billing the primary insurance, the service is not covered in full, the Basic Health Plan will absorb the balance. Some services, however, are not covered benefits under the Basic Health Plan and will be billed to the student. Students must enroll at the Patient Services Department located in the front lobby of the University of Massachusetts Health Center before June 1, 2005. If students enroll after the June 1, 2005 deadline, they will only be covered from the date they enroll and not retroactively. There is a fee of $262.00 for the Basic Health Plan; this covers the period from June 1 to July 31, 2005. Contact the Patient Services Department at 577- 5192 for any questions. 3. In-Patient Hospital Care: In-patient hospital care is available to all Amherst College students who are residents of this area. The hospitalization fees are covered by the Amherst College supplemental health insurance issued by the Koster Insurance Agency, Inc. or other supplemental health insurance plans according to provisions of the policies. For students leaving the Amherst area: Those students enrolled in the Koster Insurance Agency, Inc. program are covered for emergency services outside the Amherst area. The policy year terminates at 12:01 a.m. on August 15, 2005 or at the end of the period through which the premiums are paid, whichever is earlier. Questions about these options may be directed to Marion Waskiewicz at ext. 2633.

Office of Public Affairs Needs Student Workers
The Office of Public Affairs is hiring students to work in the office and to post posters around the campus. These positions are paid and will start when the academic year begins. If interested, please contact Maryann Wood at 542-2322 or e-mail mjwood@amherst.edu or stop by the office in Converse 306 as soon as possible.

James and Stearns Open House Aug. 23
Members of the campus community are invited to tour the recently completed James and Stearns Halls on Tuesday, August 23, between noon and 2 p.m. These buildings, each of which will house 85 first-year students beginning this fall, represent the latest phase of the college’s Residential Master Plan. Visitors may walk through the buildings on their own and view the open rooms and spaces. Representatives of the Department of Design and Construction will be available to answer questions.

Rt. 116 Improvements Project
Construction began July 11 on the improvements to Rt. 116 between Snell St. and Rt. 9. The work will create cobblestone and planted islands, add granite and brick paving at crosswalks and improve lighting. We anticipate a six-week duration. In order to achieve this expedited schedule there will be lane closings with police directing traffic around the work areas. Traffic will not be detoured off Route 116. Special measures will be taken to reduce inconveniences associated with the construction whenever possible. If any changes to this implementation strategy are necessary, we will provide updates. If you have questions or concerns please call Joanne Gustafson at ext. 2202.

 
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