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Archived announcements for October, 2009

Candidates for Librarian of the College
Susan Allen, chief librarian of the Research Library and associate director of the Getty Research Institute, a candidate for the position of Librarian of the College, will be on campus on Sept. 29 and 30. She will give a public presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences Building, with a reception following. The Search Committee for the Librarian of the College invites all members of the college community to attend. Also, please save these dates for the second and third candidates' presentations: Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

Wildlife Sanctuary Web Site Launch
The Sanctuary Stewardship Committee has recently brought focus to one of the college's less well-known and less appreciated resources, the Amherst College Wildlife Sanctuary, through the launching of a Web site. The biological diversity of Amherst College's land holdings is beautifully reflected in a multitude of habitats and species that lie at the edge of the main campus. To learn more about this wonderful resource, which is available to all for academic work, research and recreation, please be sure to visit the Amherst College Wildlife Sanctuary. Questions to the Sanctuary Stewardship Committee can be e-mailed to sanctuary@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/sanctuary

Conference on Prosecuting the Bush Administration Oct. 2-3: Get Papers in Advance from LJST Department
On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2- 3, in the Alumni House, there will be a conference entitled "Prosecuting Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld: What Does The Rule of Law Require?" The conference will feature presentations from a number of distinguished scholars. The focus of the conference is on the procedural, legal, political and cultural question of what it would mean either to pursue criminal prosecutions of Bush administration officials or to refuse to do so. This event is free and open to the public. Participants have written papers in preparation for the conference, which can be obtained from the LJST Department. This conference has been made possible with support from the Lamont Lecture Fund.

Investment Office Internship: Apply by Oct. 1
The Investment Office is seeking a student intern with an interest in finance. Applications are due Oct. 1!
For more information: amherst.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp

Five College Africa Day Oct. 3
Amherst College is hosting the annual Five College Africa Day 2009 on Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 2 p.m. in the Campus Center. This year's theme is "Inside Africa: Skyscrapers, Scholarship and Sovereignty." Come listen to student panels, eat African food, listen to African music and much, much more! Faculty, staff and students will be in attendance to celebrate the scholarship, history and culture of Africa.
For more information: www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/african/news/detail.php?contentID=2565

Mead Community Day Oct. 3
On Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Mead Art Museum will host a celebration in honor of the town of Amherst's 250th anniversary and the Mead's 60th anniversary. This event, free and open to all, is made possible by the Hall and Kate Peterson Fund, the Amherst Arts Series and the Center for Community Engagement. Activities will include kite-flying, craft projects and museum tours led by student docents. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/programs.

Apply to be a Freshman Eco-Rep by Oct. 4!
Do you have an interest in raising student awareness about environmental issues and educating peers about environmentally sustainable behavior? If so, you are meant to be a freshman Eco-Rep! Apply online at www.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/awareness/ecorep_form/
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/awareness#Eco-Rep

Register for / Donate to Second Annual Friends of Jaclyn 5K Race/Walk Oct. 4
Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Amherst College Field House for the Second Annual Friends of Jaclyn 5K. All are invited to attend this competitive 5K race or 1-mile walk. Friends of Jaclyn is a foundation run completely by student athletes, with the goal of raising awareness about pediatric brain tumors. The foundation matches up athletic teams with children suffering from brain tumors, in the hopes of creating a lifelong support network for the child. The $10 registration includes a Pre-Race Rally and T-shirt. One hundred percent of the profits and donations go to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Teams from Amherst, UMass, UConn, Williams, Tufts, Curry and Mount Holyoke will be present. Everyone's a winner!
For more information: www.friendsofjaclyn.org/index.php/FOJ-Race.html

Jazz@Schwemm's Fall 2009 Performers Announced
The fall semester edition of Jazz@Schwemm's began on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and featured baritone saxophonist and adjunct faculty saxophone teacher Gary Smulyan, backed by David Picchi (bass) and Claire Arenius (drums). On the following consecutive Tuesdays, Jazz@Schwemm's will feature the Eclectic Jazz Quartet (Oct. 13, featuring Professor Poccia), the Doug Abrams Trio (Oct. 20) and Flava'Evolution (Oct. 27). Each night will be shared with Amherst College jazz combos. All performances are free and begin at 9 p.m. in the Back Room at Schwemm's. Please contact Bruce Diehl with any questions by calling 413-542-8308 or e-mailing bpdiehl@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/performances/jazz

French House Openings for Spring 2010
The French Department announces it is now accepting French House applications for Spring 2010 openings. Information regarding theme houses, including the online application, can be found at www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/french/frenchhouse

Applications Now Being Accepted for Homecoming and Family Weekend Student Jobs
Alumni and Parent Programs is hiring student workers for Homecoming (Oct. 23–25) and Family Weekends (Nov. 6–8). The pay is $8 per hour, and the schedules are flexible. Jobs include registering visitors at Alumni House and/or Pratt Field, driving vans, working with children at Homecoming Fest, bartending (must have current TIPs certification) and setting up chairs, tables and signs on the football field. All students are eligible to apply. Interested students should apply online at the link below. If you have questions, contact Tammy Lauder at tlauder@amherst.edu or 413-542-8105 by Oct. 12.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/studentworkers

Summer Internship Coordinator Positions Available—Apply by Oct. 9
The Center for Community Engagement's summer internship programs allow students to extend their exploration of community issues beyond the Amherst campus. The Summer Internship Coordinator position is a yearlong commitment. Fall semester requires preparation work for the spring and will demand fewer hours than the spring semester. Students will be required to keep office hours and attend weekly staff meetings. If you are interested in applying for a job as a Summer Internship Coordinator, visit www.amherst.edu/cce for a link to the full job description. Please submit three copies of your cover letter and resume and a list of three references to the CCE by noon on Friday, Oct. 9.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to Perform in New York Oct. 12—Order Tickets Now!
The Amherst Symphony Orchestra makes its New York City debut at the Peter Norton Symphony Space on Monday, Oct. 12. Tickets for the concert may be purchased online at www.symphonyspace.org or by telephoning the Peter Norton Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2009/10/node/128061

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions
We are working with TIAA-CREF to try to provide better service to a greater number of Amherst College employees. To that end, we will now be utilizing some of TIAA-CREF's services for the scheduling of individual counseling sessions. To schedule your appointment, please call TIAA-CREF at their special scheduling number, 800-732-8353. Licensed representatives will be available to speak to you about your planning goals and needs via phone and, if you prefer to discuss these issues face-to-face, will be able to set up an appointment time that is convenient for you. The next session is on Oct. 14.

Symposium on The Fall of the Berlin Wall Oct. 14-16
With this three-day symposium, Amherst College will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism. This momentous event, which changed world history, will be marked with lectures, exhibits and films from Wednesday, Oct. 14, through Friday, Oct. 16, in Cole Assembly Room, in Pruyne Lecture Hall, at Porter House, in Frost Library and in Valentine Dining Hall. An exhibit of the history of the Berlin Wall can be viewed in Frost Library; films of life around the Wall will be shown in Porter House and Valentine. Get your T-shirt, pens and other freebies in the Valentine lobby! The symposium is sponsored by the German Embassy, the Lamont Fund and the German, European Studies, History and Political Science departments.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/events

Colloquium on The Constitution and the Imagining of America Oct. 16 and 17
On Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Alumni House, the Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America will reconvene to discuss the topic of "Constitutional Scandals?" Guest speakers will be Jon Greenbaum, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Dave Levinthal, Center for Responsive Politics; Theodore Lowi, Cornell University; and Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School. All are welcome. For a complete schedule, go to the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/~ljst/conferences.html

Submit Your Academic Work to "Thoughts of Amherst"! Deadline Oct. 22
"Thoughts of Amherst" publishes academic work done by students. Submit papers, creative writing, lab reports, computer programs, visual arts or anything else done for academic credit! Please e-mail submissions to thoughts@amherst.edu by Oct. 22.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/thoughts

Light Bulb Swap Pizza Party Winners Announced!
The Green Amherst Project is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Light Bulb Swap pizza parties. More than 370 incandescent bulbs were swapped out for compact fluorescent lamps, preventing a total of 185,000 pounds of coal from being burned over their lifetimes. In First Place is Jenkins, with 30 points, or 2.72 points per capita. In Second Place is Valentine, with 32 points, or 1.10 points per capita. Pizza parties for Jenkins and Valentine will be arranged with the dorms' RCs. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated!

Write for the Sixth Annual Amherst Story Project! Deadline Oct. 23
Your meaningful, adventurous, funny or remarkable story will become part of this year's anthology and part of a growing collection of personal tales that highlight the fascinating lives and unique experiences of Amherst students. The Story Project is a growing collection of writings that are printed in an anthology and published on the Alumni Web site. Authors are also invited to read from their work during Family Weekend. For previous Project stories, click on the link below. To submit a story, contact Brent Alderman Sterste '00 at baldermansterste@amherst.edu or 413-542-8226. Submissions should be no more than 1,000 words and must be entered by Friday, Oct. 23 (not Oct. 16, as previously posted). The Amherst Story Project is sponsored by Alumni and Parent Programs.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/alumni/networks/story_project

Physical Education Classes for Unit 2: Register by Oct. 23
It is time to register for Unit 2 physical education classes. Registration runs through Friday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. Unit 2 classes begin on Monday, Oct. 26, and end Friday, Nov. 20. Visit our Web site for the listing of classes and the schedule of operating hours for the athletic facilities.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed

Semi-Annual Bus Trip to NYC Nov. 14: Sign Up by Oct. 23!
The semi-annual faculty/staff bus trip to NYC will be on Saturday, Nov. 14. This is earlier in the fall than usual, so we need folks to sign up ASAP so we know we have enough people to run the trip. Please sign up this week by e-mailing Carol Sharick at crsharick@amherst.edu. We depart from Converse at 7 a.m., arriving in NYC at 10:15 a.m. You're on your own for the day, and we'll depart from the city at 7 p.m. The cost is $42 per person. Students are welcome to attend. Sign up today (or by Oct. 23 at the latest)!

Class of 1960 Seeks Student Videographer for Homecoming Saturday Morning Oct. 24
If YOU are a student with access to a digital video camera, a wireless or wired microphone and computer software for editing video (such as Final Cut Pro), and you can post to YouTube, the Class of 1960 needs YOU Saturday morning of Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 24). We want to record a five-minute video message for our classmates worldwide to invite them back to our 50th Reunion next May, tell them what to expect and maybe show them a little of the campus as it is today. And then we would like to post it on YouTube. If you can help us, please immediately contact Dick Hubert '60 at 914-937-6007 or dickhubert@videoware.com

Reminder: First Dean of Students Candidate Visits on Tuesday 10/27
Faculty and students will have an opportunity to meet the first Dean of Students candidate on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Faculty may attend an open lunch meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. Students may attend an open pizza dinner with the candidate in the O’Connor Commons in Charles Pratt Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Your participation is critical to evaluating our candidates and familiarizing them with our community and culture.

 
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