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Archived announcements for January, 2007

Office of Public Affairs Seeks Student Help
The Office of Public Affairs is looking to hire a student to post posters around the campus. Hours are flexible and average about 8-10 hours a week. The starting pay is $7.25 an hour. The job will begin immediately after Interterm. If you are interested in this position, please contact Maryann Wood at 413/542-2322 or mjwood@amherst.edu as soon as possible.

Students Must Unplug All Electrical Appliances Over Winter Break
As part of the college's ongoing sustainability efforts, students are required to unplug all electrical appliances in their rooms when they leave for winter break. Please note that unplugged refrigerator doors should be propped open. In addition to unplugging appliances, students will need to turn off lights, close windows and shades and leave the temperature setting where it is. These energy conservation measures will save 70,000 kWh of electricity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 35 tons (the equivalent to taking 70 cars off the road for a month.) Physical Plant staff will be verifying compliance with this important environmental initiative.

Plan Now to Work for Commencement and Reunion
Mark your calendars now and plan to start off the summer with some extra money by working for Commencement and Reunion. The Offices of Alumni and Parent Programs, Physical Plant and Public Affairs will be hiring students to work from Sunday, May 20, to Sunday, June 3. This is a special time for the college, and all three departments need many committed student workers. Physical Plant jobs include custodial and grounds work. The Alumni Office and Public Affairs will need ushers, class assistants, childcare assistants, drivers, storage workers and reception assistants. Students will have the opportunity to work for several departments. Applications will be available in the spring. If you have questions, please contact Min Kim '06, alumni fellow, at mkim@amherst.edu.

Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead Art Museum Jan. 23 - Aug. 26
Works by British artists from the 17th century to the present are featured in “Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead” on view at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College from Tuesday, Jan. 23, to Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. Drawn exclusively from the Mead’s permanent collection, the works in this exhibition reflect the breadth and depth of the museum’s British holdings, one of the strengths of its European collection. From the stately 17th-century decorative paneled interior permanently installed in the Rotherwas Room in the Mead to the contemporary drawings of the environmental sculptor David Nash, the exhibition showcases a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, photographs and decorative arts.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_12british.html

Keefe Health Center's Hours during the January Interterm
Keefe Health Center will be open during the Interterm period from Jan. 2 to 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The University Health Services Urgent Care Unit will close during Interterm between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. starting on Saturday, Dec. 23, and continuing until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. A telephone nurse will be available at 413/577-5000 during these hours, and a physician can be contacted if needed.

Senior Health Review at the Keefe Health Center
Interterm is an ideal time for seniors to schedule a Senior Health Review. This is an opportunity to review your medical file, obtain any necessary medical examinations, laboratory tests, immunizations or prescriptions. Contact Keefe Health Center at 413/542-2267 to arrange for an appointment.

Amherst College Museum of Natural History Open During December School Break
The Amherst College Museum of Natural History will be open to the public from 11 to 4 p.m. from Wednesday, Dec. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 31, during school vacation. “This is a first for the museum,” says Steve Sauter, the education coordinator, “and comes from our desire to serve the community during that holiday week with many families home.” Admission is free, and museum staff will be available.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_12museum.html

Biologist Michael Hood Receives OPUS Award from the National Science Foundation
Michael Hood, assistant professor of biology, has received an OPUS Award from the National Science Foundation. A member of the Amherst faculty since 2006, Hood studies the evolutionary ecology of genetic systems and uses a sexually transmitted disease of plants as an experimental model. The NSF program, Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS), encourages researchers to place their body of work in a broad scientific context and in a way that is approachable by a wide audience. Hood's award will fund efforts to publish an up-to-date integration of his research. The project will provide college and high school teachers with resources to use this model in teaching genomics and disease biology, facilitated by online lab exercises and background materials.

Amherst College Biologist Michael Hood Receives NSF Award
Michael Hood, an assistant professor of biology at Amherst College, has received an Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) Award from the National Science Foundation.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01hood.html

Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans’s New Film To Premiere at Festival in New York Jan. 10
The film of a novella by Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, will have its United States premiere at the 16th annual New York Jewish Film Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center on 165 West 65th St. (Additional screenings will be held at the Jewish Museum, on Fifth Avenue at 92nd St.) Directed by Alejandro Springall, Morirse esta en Hebreao (My Mexican Shivah) is a dramatic comedy about family and friends in Mexico City who are mourning the passing of their beloved patriarch. The film is co-produced by John Sayles and Maggie Renzi with a score by the Klezmatics. The New York Jewish Film Festival is presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01stavans.html

Amherst College History Professor Sean Redding is Author of New Book
Sean Redding, professor of history at Amherst College, is the author of Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power, and Rebellion in South Africa, 1880-1963 ($26.95, paper, 304 pp., Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio 2006), a new book that explores the intersection of taxation, political attitudes and supernatural beliefs among black South Africans, illuminating some of the most significant issues in the history of colonized Africa.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01redding.html

Betsey Garand Exhibit Opens Jan. 29; Artist's Talk Feb. 1
The Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College announces an exhibition of prints and drawings by Visiting Professor of Printmaking and Drawing Betsey Garand. The exhibition opens Jan. 29 with an artist's talk on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m. Fayerweather 105. A reception will follow at the gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit is open through Feb. 24 and is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/BG-EMG-06S.htm

The Office of the President Seeks Student Ushers
The Office of the President needs students to usher for the Interterm Colloquia from January 20 to 27. Ushers will escort speakers to the venue and greet participants as they arrive. If you are interested in being an usher, contact Nel Brewster at intercolloq@amherst.edu. This is a paid position.

Inaugural Issue of Thoughts of Amherst Available; Now Accepting Submissions
Thoughts of Amherst is a new publication showcasing the best academic work done by Amherst students. Our inaugural issue is available online at www.amherst.edu/~thoughts as well as in hard copy in Valentine and the mail room. We are now accepting submissions of academic work done this semester (fall 2006) for our second issue. Send submissions to thoughts@amherst.edu. We accept any academic work done by Amherst students during the 2006 fall semester, including half-credit and Five-College courses. Submissions can be in any medium, including but not limited to: academic essays, creative writing, lab reports, computer programs, visual arts, performing art recordings, foreign language projects (with translation) or anything else done for credit.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~thoughts

Spring Semester Openings in French House
Students interested in living in French House during spring semester may apply for available rooms. One half of a male-double and one half of a female-double are available. The application and additional information can be found at www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife (click on Theme Houses).

Video Installation by Heather Teige '07 Feb. 7-9
An experiment in video installation created by Heather Teige ’07 will be on display in the Holden Theater Feb. 7-9. The installation attempts to approximate the evocative images in Neruda’s poetry and is a visual portraiture of the oft-felt, difficult and deeply personal emotional states common to all of us and written about by Neruda. The theater will be open on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 9.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Artist Richard Yarde Will Lecture Thursday, Feb. 8
Northampton artist Richard Yarde will present a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Visionary Anatomies. Yarde's lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Mead Art Museum.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

In Memoriam: Lucy Casey
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Lucy Casey, who died Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst. She was 88. Lucy Casey worked in the Biology labs from 1955 until her retirement in 1979. After that, she continued to work for many years on a casual basis in the Mailing Center and at Valentine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. in St. Brigid's Church, Amherst. Burial follows in Wildwood Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst.

Keefe Health Center's Hours During Winter Break
Keefe Health Center will close for winter break at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, and will re-open for Interterm at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2. When Keefe Health Center is closed, Amherst College studentsremaining in the area are eligible to receive medical care for urgent needs only at the University Health Services (413/577-5000). Amherst students with emergency needs should contact the Campus Police at 413/542-2111.

In Memoriam: Ted Greene '43, the Winthrop H. Smith Professor of History, Emeritus
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Professor of History Emeritus Ted Greene '43, who died Monday, Jan. 15. He was 85 years old. Professor Greene joined the Amherst faculty in 1952 and taught at the College until his retirement in 1989.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/greene.html

Seniors! Nominate a High School Teacher for Swift Moore Teaching Award; DEADLINE JAN. 19
Seniors -- Nominate a Secondary School Teacher for Swift Moore Teaching Award. Graduating seniors are invited to nominate a secondary school teacher for the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards, presented annually to recognize teachers who have made a difference in the lives of the senior class. Presented at Commencement, the awards carry a substantial cash prize. The nomination form is online; deadline is Friday, Jan. 19 -- but don't delay! Nominate a teacher while you're thinking of it today.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/commencement/swiftmoore/

Register now for Career Choices: Chance, Challenge, Change Jan. 21-23
In conjunction with the Career Center, alumni following a variety of career paths will share their own stories, thoughts and feelings and respond to your specific concerns and questions amid discussion of careers, the challenges of the choices to be made, the role of chance in life and career and the need to deal with and accept change. The program is designed to provide time and the opportunity for interacting with experienced alumni. Reserve your spot in the Experience calendar section for one day or all three!
For more information: amherst.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp

Interterm Colloquia Update
Due to a family emergency, Niall Ferguson will not be able to participate in the colloquium on American Empire. Joining the colloquium with Ronald Steel is Andrew Bacevich, a professor of international relations and history at Boston University. Bacevich is an expert in U.S. foreign policy and the author of both American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002) and The Imperial Tense: Problems and Prospects of American Empire (2003). The colloquium will continue as scheduled from Jan. 20 to 22. For more information on this colloquium, as well as the immigration and public education colloquia, please visit the Interterm Colloquia Website.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/interterm/colloquia/index.html

Sign Up Now for Jan. 21 Etiquette Dinner by Gracious Dining
This program will provide you with the dining skills that will allow you to comfortably handle any eating situation. Partaking of a meal in the company of others can be unnerving when you are unsure of which fork is appropriate for the particular course. The lessons learned in this workshop will enable you to enjoy dining in any setting, whether it be a casual bite, a business dinner or a formal affair. The program includes introductions and handshakes; your place setting; utensil use and placement; table manners; toasting; dinner conversation; thank you notes; and companion course material. This is a Career Center sponsored event. Please sign up in Experience. Space is limited and preference goes to those registered for career choices. This event will be held Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. in Lewis Sebring.
For more information: www.mannersmith.com/seminars/detail.cfm?id=5

Andrew Bacevich and Ronald Steel To Discuss Contemporary Issues of American Empire Jan. 21
Historians Andrew Bacevich and Ronald Steel will discuss “Contemporary Issues of American Empire” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The discussion will be moderated by Cullen Murphy ’74, editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. The event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01bacevichsteel.html

Richard Yarde Will Present Artist's Talk Thursday, Feb. 8
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present “Visionary Anatomies” from Saturday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, March 18, 2007. An artist’s talk with Northampton artist Richard Yarde will be held in Stirn Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a reception to follow in the museum. The exhibition and talk are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_12anatomies.html

Questions About your Computer? Sign up for Interterm PC Care Course Now
Students, faculty and staff are invited to an Interterm course, "Taking Care of Your PC," taught by Nicholas Dahlman of the IT Department. We'll talk about protecting your Windows computer from viruses and spyware, and walk through some simple steps you can take to clean up, and possibly even speed up, your computer. Plenty of time will be left for questions on anything having to do with computers or the Internet. You can come to either session: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, or Monday, Jan. 22. Both sessions are in Webster 102.

Career Choices: Chance, Challenge, Change Interterm Program Jan. 21-23
This program provides perspective about career development and tools and techniques that will be useful for taking the next steps toward after- Amherst opportunities. In conjunction with the Career Center, alumni following a variety of career paths will share their own stories, thoughts and feelings and respond to your specific concerns and questions amid discussion of careers and the challenges of the choices to be made, the role of chance in life and career and the need to deal with and accept change. This is a three day program beginning on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. and ending on Jan. 23 at 2 pm. The content is directed toward sophomores and juniors but all classes are welcome to attend. Please sign up in the Experience Database.
For more information: amherst.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp

Wall Street Prep Interterm Workshop Jan. 22 and 23
Bridging the gap between academics and on-the-job experience, Wall Street Prep partners with professors, career services offices and student organizations at top undergraduate and graduate academic institutions to provide real-world, hands-on, applied financial seminars and e-learning programs for students interested in pursuing a career within the financial services industry. This program is sponsored by the Career Center. There is a graduated fee scale based on need as well as participation in the Pre- Business Seminar. Please sign up in Experience, and you will be contacted about the fee scale. Laptops are required, so please let us know if that presents a problem for you. The workshop takes place in Paino Lecture Hall, 107 Earth Sciences Building, on Jan. 22 and 23.
For more information: www.wallstreetprep.com/university/

Sign up for Jan. 23 Windows Vista Course
Windows Vista is on the horizon; are you prepared? This course will cover the new features of Windows Vista, reasons for upgrading, and more! Your questions will be answered and your fears allayed on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Webster 102. (Mac users are welcome.) For more information, contact Devindra Hardawar(dahardawar@amherst.edu) in IT.

God's Unifinished Future Telecast Jan. 22 - 24
A live, online telecast of the Trinity Institute National Theological Conference, “God’s Unfinished Future: Why It Matters Now,” will be aired January 22 to 24, in the McCaffrey Room of the Keefe Campus Center. The conference will begin on Monday, Jan.22, at 6:30 p.m. with the Opening Eucharist, James Carroll speaking. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Barbara Rossing will speak at 9:30 a.m., and Jurgen Moltmann at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Jurgen Moltmann will speak at 9 a.m., and Peter Gomes at 1:30 p.m. Each talk will be followed by reflections and discussions, with a final panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the event. The telecast is sponsored by Religious Life and the Willis D. Wood Fund.

Richard Rodriguez and Victor Davis Hanson To Discuss American Immigration Jan. 23
Two leading public intellectuals will discuss issues related to immigration in a public forum to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. The panel, on “The Public Discourse of Immigration in the United States,” will feature renowned Mexican-American memoirist Richard Rodriguez and classicist and historian Victor Davis Hanson, a fellow at the Hoover Institution. The event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01hansonrodriguez.html

In Memoriam: Richard Morin
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Richard Morin, the HVAC mechanic in the college's Mechanical Shop, who died last night after an illness. He was 59 years old. Richard Morin joined the Amherst staff in 1973. He is survived by his wife, Rosiland, and their daughter, Theresa. More information may be posted as it becomes available.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/morin.html

Sign up Now for Emily Dickinson Interterm Course Jan. 23 and 25
Have you ever wanted to learn more about Emily Dickinson but never had the time? A new Interterm course, "Emily Dickinson at Amherst College," is for you! Visit the Emily Dickinson Museum, see the Dickinson treasures in the Amherst College Archives and watch "Loaded Gun," a lively documentary about the poet. No previous exposure to or interest in poetry is required. This course is open to students and employees, and will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, and Thurdsay, Jan. 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Contact Cindy Dickinson at csdickinson@amherst.edu or Daria D'Arienzo at ddarieno@amherst.edu to sign up. The course is jointly sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum and Archives and Special Collections at the Amherst College Library.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~interterm/

Interterm Information Available Online
Interterm information (courses, colloquia, hours of operation, evening programs, internships and links to other Five College Interterm programs) is now available online at www.amherst.edu/~interterm/. Interterm at Amherst College is a three-week period during the January break where students are given the opportunity to take informal non-credit courses; work on a senior thesis; take part in an internship; or take a course at one of the other four college campuses. All aspects of the Amherst program can be found on this Website, including daily changes and updates.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~interterm/

Interterm Colloquia Information and Confirmed Schedules Online
Visit the Interterm Colloquia Website at its new home under the "Community" section on the Intranet for up to date information on the schedules, readings, speakers and open forums.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/interterm/colloquia/index.html

"Should 'No Child' be Left Behind?" Wendy Puriefoy and William Howell Joined by Amherst Superintendent, Teacher Jan. 27
A panel of national school-reform advocates and Amherst school teachers and administrators will discuss “Should No Child be Left Behind?” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The panel will feature Wendy Puriefoy, founding president of the Public Education Network; public policy theorist William Howell of the University of Chicago; Jere Hochman, superintendent of the Amherst Regional Public Schools; and Michael Morris, a 2000 Amherst College graduate who now teaches 5th and 6th grade at Fort River School in Amherst. The discussion, which will focus on issues of school choice and educational access, is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01puriefoy%20howell.html

In Memoriam: Katherine Miazga
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Katherine Miazga, who died Sunday, Jan. 21. Katherine Miazga was the wife of Louis J. Miazga, who worked for the college as a custodian from 1969 until his retirement in 1981. He passed away in 2002.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/miazga.html

Staff, Faculty and Students Invited to Join Special Habitat for Humanity Build Jan. 27 and 28
All Amherst College staff and faculty - - and students, too! -- are invited to sign up for a special build at the new Habitat for Humanity home being built on land recently donated by Amherst College. The first staff and faculty build dates are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27 and 28; you can also sign up for other weekends during the spring semester. The Saturday, Jan. 27, build will begin at 9 a.m. and go 'til 4 p.m.; Sunday's work will run from noon to 4 p.m. No previous experience necessary; you'll be trained on site! Please join Amherst students, staff, faculty, alums and other volunteers in helping to increase affordable housing in the Amherst community! Just go to the URL below, click on the Volunteer Up button, and look for "AC Fac/Staff/Stu" on the schedule.
For more information: www.pioneervalleyhabitat.org

Five College Early Music Program Auditions/Information Sessions Jan. 29
The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles. The auditions are "painless" experiences. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. We also offer instruction on period instruments for modern players. Auditions at Amherst College will take place on Monday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 7 of the Arms Music Center. For further information, contact the Early Music Office at 413/538-2079 or reisenst@mtholyoke.edu.

Students - Sign Up for the Pioneer Valley Alumni Hosting Program
Are you missing the comforts of home? Curious about the Pioneer Valley? Interested in learning more about the lives of Amherst alumni? The Alumni Office announces the second year of the Pioneer Valley Alumni Hosting program to connect students with alumni living in the area, many of whom have offered to host students in their homes for dinner. Others have expressed an interest in taking students hiking or for coffee. The class years of interested alumni range from ‘52 to ‘02, so we have someone for everyone! If you are interested in participating, please contact Min Kim, alumni fellow, at mkim@amherst.edu. Let us know if you would like to participate with a small group of your choosing (up to four students) or if you are happy to be assigned.

Amherst College Football Team Huddles for Habitat for Humanity
Members of the Amherst College football team are putting their shoulders into a different kind of workout this week: building a Habitat for Humanity home. The student athletes and their coaches will be spending their days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., working at the Stanley Street site this week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01habitat.html

Amherst College Professor Martha Sandweiss is Selected for Bellagio Residency
Martha Sandweiss, a professor of American studies and history at Amherst College, has been selected by the Rockefeller Foundation as a scholarly resident in the social sciences at its Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy. Sandweiss will use the residency to work on her forthcoming book, “Passing Strange: The Secret Life of Clarence King,” about a pioneering 19th-century American geologist and explorer.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01sandweiss.html

Room Draw Coordinator Position Available; Apply by Feb. 7
The Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC) is accepting applications for a new member to assist with Room Draw coordination this year as well as next year. This paid, 2-year position is open only to members of the Classes of 2008 and 2009. Please note that you must have directly participated in at least one Room Draw in order to be eligible. If you are interested in applying to become a SHAC member, please pick up an application in the Residential Life Office (Converse 105). The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Feb. 7.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/roomdraw

RC Applications Available for 2007-08; Apply by Feb. 9
Applications for the 2007-08 resident counselor positions are now available in the Residential Life Office (Converse 105) and online at www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife/. Current first-years, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 9, with interviews on Feb. 14, 15 and 16.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife

Spring Tour Guide Positions Available; Schedule an Interview by Jan. 30
The Admission Office is currently looking for interested first-years, sophomores and juniors who wish to become a part of the tour guide program. We strongly encourage all qualified students to apply. Consideration will be given to experience and work-study status, but above all, we are looking for students with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who want to share their perspectives of Amherst. If you wish to schedule an interview, please contact John Quigley, senior admission fellow, at jbquigley@amherst.edu or x2603 by Tuesday, Jan. 30. Interviews will be held in the Admission Office on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. We look forward to hearing from you!

Work for The Indicator This Semester! Meeting Jan. 30
Come join The Indicator for our first meeting of the semester Tuesday, Jan. 30, at at 6:30 p.m. in Valentine's Terrace Room. We're looking for contributors for all aspects of the magazine: writing, layout, editing, art and humor. If you can't make it to the meeting but are interested in working for The Indicator, please contact us at theindicator@amherst.edu.

 
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