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Archived announcements for December, 2009

In Memoriam: Perry Ball
Amherst College notes the passing of Perry Ball of Haines City, Fla., on Oct. 27, 2009. Ball was a custodian at Amherst from 1965 until his retirement in 1987. Before coming to the college, Ball had been a machine operator at Hampden Specialty Products in Easthampton, Mass., and a sergeant in the Medical Corps. Mr. Ball's son, Bob, works for the college as lead caretaker of athletic facilities. We invite members of the community to click on the link below, log in and leaves notes and remembrances.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam/node/144652

Spanish Book Drive for Costa Rican Literacy Initiative
Beyond el Campo is collecting Spanish books on the first floor of Barrett Hall. Beyond el Campo is run by the Amherst-based nonprofit organization Reader to Reader and is dedicated to bringing books and other educational resources to under-served schools throughout rural Costa Rica. Although Costa Rica's literacy rate is significantly higher than those of other Latin American countries, the public schools found in rural areas of the country are severely neglected and often left without a single book to offer students. Help us support these schools by bringing your books (written in Spanish) to the drop-off box on the first floor of Barrett Hall. If you're interested in becoming involved, e-mail Cait Scudder (cscudder11@amherst.edu) for more information.
For more information: www.readertoreader.org/elcampo.html

Call for Proposals: LEAD (Leadership Education And Development) Conference; Deadline Nov. 30
The LEAD Conference, to be held on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, is a one-day conference that will provide students with practical tools necessary to achieve their leadership potential. Students will learn ways to be more effective and engaging leaders who positively impact their campus and community. The LEAD Planning Committee is currently accepting workshop proposals, to be submitted by Monday, Nov. 30. Workshops are 50 minutes in length and should be for an audience of students with varying levels of leadership experience. Workshops that feature students presenting together with staff and/or faculty are preferred.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/leadership/lead/workshop_proposal.

Amherst College Flag-Lowering Policy
Out of respect for federal and state guidelines, and in observance of the prominence of our flag within the community, Amherst College will now lower the American flag only when asked to do so by the White House or the Massachusetts State House. The passing of members of Amherst College community will continue to be noted on the Intranet, and individual Web pages will now be set up to invite notes and remembrances. Please contact Sam Masinter at samasinter@amherst.edu if you have any questions about these or other memorial policies.

Amherst College Seal Revised
Following a review that included input from various members of the campus community, the official Amherst College seal has been modified into a refined version of the seal that was in use in from 1949 to 1961. We recommend using up current stationery, business cards and other items before ordering new supplies that have the revised seal. For more detailed specifications of the seal, and for questions about incorporating the seal into your projects, please contact Design Director Su Auerbach at smauerbach@amherst.edu or 413-542-8274. The new seal will be incorporated into the college's Web site banner soon. View the new seal, read about its background and history and find links to design guides at the following hyperlink.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/public_affairs/seal

Amherst College Trustees Green-Light Lord Jeffery Inn Renovation Project
Amherst College trustees have authorized resumption of the Lord Jeffery Inn project that will involve renovation of the historic inn's 49 rooms and add event space and an expanded restaurant. Read more about the project at the link below.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2009/11/node/143921

Have a Home-Cooked Dinner with Local Alumni!
There is still time for you to sign up to have a home-cooked meal with local Amherst alumni. This is a great chance to get away from campus, get a home-cooked meal and meet some fun alumni. To register, please visit the link below. You may sign up individually or with a small group of friends. Once you are matched with a local alum, he or she will be in touch soon with an official invitation and details. Contact Brent Alderman Sterste '00 at baldermansterste@amherst.edu or 413-542-8226 with questions. This opportunity is sponsored by Alumni and Parent Programs.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/associations/ma/pv/pvhostingstudent

In Memoriam: Rosamund Wills
Amherst College notes the passing of Rosamund Wills of Ludlow, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Wills first came to the college in 1962 and worked for seven years as a maid. In 1969, she became a server in Dining Services and also worked at the snack bar. The next year, she made the transition to clerical work and became a specialist in the Office of Administrative Services. She continued in this position until her retirement in 1982. She is survived by a son, Albert Wills, and daughters, Peggy McKenna, Helen R. Foss, Susan Williams and Belinda Barrus.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam/node/154141

Exam Monitors Needed for Self-Scheduled Exams Dec. 18-22
The Registrar's Office needs students to serve as monitors for the self-scheduled examinations this semester from Friday, Dec. 18, to Tuesday, Dec. 22, morning and afternoon sessions. The monitor distributes the exams at the beginning and collects them at the end of the exam period and is not required to stay during the exam itself. However, we do need you to be at the Registrar's Office 20 minutes before the start of each exam to be able to start the exams on time and to later collect the completed exams and deliver them to the Registrar's Office. You would receive a minimum of $8.50 for each exam monitored. Please stop by the Registrar's Office in 101 Converse Hall if you would like to sign up.

Asian Culture House Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2010; Deadline Dec. 10
Interested in Asian or Asian-American studies, issues or traditions? Consider living in the Asian Culture House next semester! We are a diverse theme house actively enhancing awareness of all aspects of Asian cultures on the Amherst College campus through educational and recreational events. In addition, ACH offers its residents a chance to share and appreciate different cultural experiences on a personal level. The application process involves a written application and an interview. Go to the link below for more information and to apply, by Dec. 10. We encourage Amherst students of all backgrounds to apply.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ach

Valentine Nutrition Table Dec. 15
Stop by Val on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and ask any nutrition questions. Please feel free to bring any Val menu or food questions also.

AAAAAAAA is Accepting Submissions of Original Music! Deadline Dec. 15
"Amherst Musicians Unite: AAAAAAAA," a new and exhilarating student publication, is accepting submissions of original music! The works will be collected on a CD and distributed campus-wide (for FREE) at the beginning of the spring semester. Submissions are due by Dec. 15! E-mail cgiaimo11@amherst.edu or mcosby11@amherst.edu to submit, or if you have any questions about recording or if you're interested in helping to compile the final CD.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/AAAAAAAA

Annual Giving Tree in Valentine: Donate Items by Dec. 15
The deadline for contributing to the Holiday Giving Tree in Val is Tuesday, Dec. 15, by 5 p.m. Many items are still needed for local families. Please stop by and pick a dove from the tree and help if you can! Many items are needed for all age groups, from new clothing to personal care products. Thank you, and happy holidays!

Deadline for Applying for Interterm Jobs Dec. 15
The deadline for submitting Interterm job applications is Tuesday, Dec. 15. Applications for spring semester are being accepted also.

In Memoriam: James M. Mullins III
Amherst Colleges notes the passing of James Marcus Mullins III. Mullins, the son of Physical Education Department Coordinator Pamela Guyott, passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, following surgery. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Lapuc) Mullins, and his two children, James Patrick and Peyton.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam/node/155688

Spanish Writing Center Hours for Fall 2009
The Spanish Writing Center will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 8 to 9 p.m. in Barrett 102. Fellows will be available to assist upper-division students enrolled in Spanish culture courses (Spanish 13 and up) with Spanish-language writing projects. Students not enrolled in Spanish are also welcome to benefit from the program, which is meant to complement Spanish peer tutors helping students with grammatical questions in language courses. Spanish Writing Center Fellows will concentrate exclusively on narrative structure and strategy. Sessions will last 30 minutes. Every student must bring a draft or prospectus in hard copy. Please contact Bobbie Helinski at rshelinski@amherst.edu to schedule an appointment.

Where the Wild Things Were
WERE YOU AWARE that the Museum of Natural History is open on Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m.? Students can study at the rock-top tables or read in comfy chairs, or just hang out with friends. Employees are welcome to bring their families or friends for an after-work field trip. All are welcome to find out where the wild things really are (or were) in Amherst!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory

French House Openings for Spring 2010
The French Department announces it is accepting French House applications for Spring 2010 openings. Information regarding theme housing, including the online application, can be found at www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife.

More Safe Computing Workshops this Fall and Winter
There will be additional Safe Computing Workshops presented this fall and winter. If you are interested in learning how to protect Amherst electronic resources, as well as your own, please see the site linked below and fill out the Web form to reserve a seat at one of the upcoming workshops.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/it/help/training_events/safe_computing

Sign Up For Winter Intramurals by Dec. 18
The second of three Intramural seasons will begin on Monday, Feb. 1, and end on Thursday, March 26. Intramural activities are open to all members of the Amherst College community. This season all rosters for co-ed 5v5 Basketball (Intermediate and Advanced leagues) and co-ed indoor volleyball must be submitted electronically. E-mails should be addressed to cfitzpatrick09@amherst.edu. Roster size is unlimited, but players must be listed in order to participate in games. A player cannot be listed on more than one roster per sport in the same league. Rosters must include a team name and the name, class year and gender of every member of the team. Rosters without the proper information will not be accepted. DUE DEC. 18!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/intramurals/winter

Limited Space Available for February Hip-Hop Mini-Residency and Workshops!
Boston-based hip-hop collective Nomadic Wax will be facilitating a mini-residency at Amherst College, featuring workshops on freestyle rhyming, turntablism and DJing, dance and beat-making. Events take place all day on Saturday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 13, culminating in a performance of students' work in collaboration with established hip-hop artists. To find out more about participating, e-mail Professor Jeffers Engelhardt (jengelhardt@amherst.edu). Space is limited, so act now!

Free Video Training for Amherst Students at ACTV
Amherst Community Television (ACTV), just down the road from Valentine Hall, is offering free video and Final Cut Pro editing training to interested Amherst students. After the training session, video equipment will be available for personal video/TV projects year-round. Spots are limited. For more information about ACTV, check out their Web site below. Interested students should contact Max Kaisler at mkaisler11@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.actvamherst.com/Site/Index.html

Events Planning Web Site Launched
Need guidance in planning an event on or off campus? Visit the Events Planning Web site, recently launched by the Office of Public Affairs. Find planning ideas, venue descriptions, the right people and departments to contact, travel hints and marketing suggestions by clicking on the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/public_affairs/events_planning

Attribution Correction for Circus Magazine Fall 2009
The staff of the Circus Literary Magazine would like to apologize for an error in attribution in the issue released yesterday. The poetry on pages 26-27 was written by Samantha Ostrowski '10. We sincerely apologize for our mistake.

Valentine Giving Tree Donations
A special thanks to everyone who bought gifts for local families in the valley! The Giving Tree was a great success this year! Happy holidays!

Fall 2009 Final Exam Schedule Now Available Online
The Registrar's Office has posted dates, times, locations and other information about this semester's final exams at the link below. Please note that the exam period runs from Friday, Dec. 18, through Tuesday, Dec. 22, Saturday and Sunday included. (The dates listed on the photographic wall calendar that the college issued last year are now inaccurate and should be disregarded.)
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/registrar/finalexams

Science Library Open 24 Hours During Exams
The Library is pleased to provide 24-hour access to the Keefe Science Library in Merrill during reading and exam period. Keefe will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and remain open until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Amherst students should use their student IDs to gain access during the overnight hours.

 
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