Archived announcements for March, 2009
Hitchcock Fellowship Application Deadline Feb. 27
The Department of Physical Education and
Athletics invites applications for the
Hitchcock Fellowship for the 2009-2010
academic year. The Hitchcock Fellowship
is awarded to a graduating senior who
wishes to pursue a teaching/coaching
endeavor at the collegiate level. The
Hitchcock Fellow will teach in the
elective Physical Education program and
be an assistant coach in at least two of
Amherst's intercollegiate athletic programs.
Individuals interested in the position
should send a letter of application and
current resume no later than Feb.
27 to Michelle Morgan,
Senior Woman Administrator,
Department of Athletics and Physical
Amherst, MA 01002-5000 or
French and Spanish House Application Deadline Feb. 27
Applications to live in French and
Spanish House during 2009-10 will be
accepted until Feb. 27.
Individual theme house web sites have
been updated and are accessible from
the Residential Life Web site at
the link below(click on
"Theme Houses"). All information
regarding theme houses, including
applications and deadlines, can be found
on this Web site.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife
Time Change for Sunday Performance of Vagina Monologues
Please note that the Sunday Women of
Amherst and Vagina Monologues performance will take place in the Cole Assembly Room at 1 p.m., NOT 1:30 p.m.
Harlem Gospel Choir Waiting List Closed - Try Your Luck at the Door!
The Harlem Gospel Choir Concert on
Friday, Feb. 27, is sold out, and we
are no longer accepting names in advance
for the waiting list. You may add your
name to the list after 7 p.m. on the
evening of the concert.
Going Away for 2009-2010 Academic Year? Note These Deadlines!
If you plan to be away in the fall or
for the entire year, you must inform the
Dean of Students' Office by March 15,
2009. If you're planning to be away for
the spring only, you need to tell the
office by April 15, 2009. You must fill
out a form and get the appropriate dean
to sign it. If you're thinking of
studying at another U.S. school or
taking time off, see your class dean. If
you're considering study in another
country, see Study Abroad Advisor Janna
Behrens in the Career Center. If you
want to apply for the Twelve College
Exchange program, see Dean Frances
Tuleja. Even if you don't know exactly
where you'll be in the fall, you must
let the appropriate dean/advisor know,
by March 15 or April 15, that you're
thinking of being away.
Submit to Thoughts of Amherst! Deadline March 6
"Thoughts of Amherst" prints academic work done by students. Send us your papers, creative writing, lab reports, artwork, musical compositions or anything else
done for academic credit here at Amherst. E-mail submissions to email@example.com by Friday, March 6.
Position Announcement: Curator of Russian Art
An opening for the Thomas P. Whitney,
Class of 1937, Curator of Russian Art, a
seven year term position, has been
posted on the Human Resources Web site.
Employees interested in and qualified
for the position should apply online.
For more information: https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/150
Flu Season Has Arrived
It is not too late to receive your
influenza vaccination at the Health
Center. The flu season is just getting
started on campus, and the Health
Center still has an adequate supply of
vaccine on hand. You are especially encouraged to
receive the vaccine if you have a
higher risk of contracting influenza
(if you work or volunteer in a
health care facility, etc.) or if you have any chronic medical conditions, such as
diabetes; asthma; other lung, heart or
kidney conditions; or immune system
problems. An appointment
for vaccination may be scheduled by
calling the Keefe Health Center at 413-
542-2267. There is a $15 fee for the
Library Exhibition Celebrates Town-Gown History
"'Friendly to the Enterprise': the
Origins and Early History of Amherst
College" is on view in Archives and
Special Collections through May 15.
Mounted in celebration of the 250th
anniversary of the Town of Amherst this
year, the exhibition documents the birth
of the college out of Amherst Academy
and its Charitable Fund. The exhibition
room (Frost Level A) is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/library/about/exhibitions
Latham Internships: Apply by April 3
The Department of Political Science will
be awarding stipends this spring for the
Latham Summer Internship. These stipends
are awarded each year to Amherst
students who are seeking to spend the
summer working as interns in Washington,
D.C., in offices of the federal
government, or in other positions in the
public service. Submit a copy of your
college transcript, along with a
statement (no longer than two pages)
describing the internship you are
pursuing and your reasons for pursuing
it. Applications should be sent to the
Department office and directed to
Theresa Laizer, Latham Internships, AC
#2259. The deadline for applications is
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/latham
Lectionary Lunches During Lent (Feb. 26 to April 9) will be held on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine. Why does Jesus continue to be important? Did he preach heresy or sedition? Was he a blasphemer? Was he dangerous? Bring your own questions for discussion.
Faculty Invited to Teaching & Advising Lunch
The next Teaching & Advising Lunch will
be on Friday, March 6, at noon in the
Mullins and Faerber Rooms of the Lewis-
Sebring Dining Commons. The title of
the program is "Getting Grants." It's
useful to remember, in these hard
economic times, that there are multiple
funding sources to support faculty
research, travel and publications.
While we are well aware of some of
them, others are more obscure, and it's
hard to learn about them. Join Lisa
Stoffer, Amherst's Director of
Foundation and Corporate Relations, and
some faculty colleagues who have had
experience receiving and evaluating
grants for a discussion of where we can
look for funding and what makes for a
successful proposal. Contact Amrita
Basu at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Sailing Team Recruitment and Logistical Meeting March 5
The Amherst Sailing Team is starting its
spring season. We are looking for new
members with or without sailing
experience. Our spring season kick-off
meeting is this Thursday, March 5, in the
Morris Pratt Common Room a 5:45 p.m. If you
are interested, please attend the
meeting or contact email@example.com.
Staff, Students and Faculty Invited to Participate in Jamboree April 3; Sign Up by March 6
The Multicultural Resource Center
and the Center for Community Engagement
are organizing a night full of
multicultural food and fun on
Friday, April 3. Highlights
include an international fashion show,
performances and snacks from around the
world. We are seeking Amherst College
community members to perform, model
traditional clothing from their country
or prepare and host a table with snacks
and/or a small exhibit representing their
culture. If you are interested in
participating, please contact the MRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or
413-542-5372 by March 6.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/events
Writing Center Reschedules Exploratory Drafts Workshop for March 9
"Turning Over a New Leaf: Exploratory
Drafts" has been rescheduled to meet on
Monday, March 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This
hands-on workshop is designed to help
students who are not performing up to
their potential because of an aversion
to writing. This workshop aims to modify
your thinking about the writing process
by helping you to distinguish between
the roles of creator and critic, as well
as to rethink the idea of a draft-- both
the purpose of a draft and what a draft
might look like. This workshop is
especially aimed at students who have
been struggling to find a less painful
and more productive writing process.
It will be taught by Writing Associate Kristen Brookes, with Writing Fellow Michael Donovan. Enrollment is limited;
read more and preregister at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshopsstudents#march
Frank Warren: PostSecret Tickets Available Now!
The Amherst College Program Board brings you Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, on Tuesday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. TICKETS ARE LIMITED and will be distributed in Room 107A of the Campus Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until they are gone. With Amherst College ID, tickets are FREE (one ticket per person and on a
first come, first serve basis). Five College ($5) and General Admission ($10) tickets will
be available ONLY at the door, SPACE PERMITTING.
Check the Campus Center Events Web page to find
out ticket availability for the night of the event. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project
where people mail in their secrets anonymously on
one side of a postcard. Warren is the author of four PostSecret books.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/calendar
Peer Advocate Drop-In Hours, Every Wednesday 8-10 p.m. in Women's Center
The Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect will be holding drop-in hours
from now through the end of the school year. A
Peer Advocate will be available every Wednesday
from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Women's Center, located in the
basement of Keefe Campus Center. The Peer Advocates are a confidential, on-campus
group of students trained to support peers dealing
with issues ranging from the romantic to the
traumatic. They are also available 24 hours a day by
phone at 413-542-7916.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health/education/peer_adv
PostSecret Tickets will NOT be Sold at the Door!
Frank Warren is coming to Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, March 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available in Campus Center Room 107A until they sell out; they will NOT be sold at the door
at the event.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/calendar
Position Announcement: Casual Dispatchers and Campus Police Officer
Openings for casual dispatchers and
casual Campus Police officer(s) have
been posted on the Human Resources
Web site. Employees interested in and
qualified for the positions should apply
For more information: https://jobs.amherst.edu
Win Gift Certificates in the Wretched Writing Contest - Deadline Extended to March 14!
Tired of the weather and the workload?
Lighten things up with some
intentionally terrible writing! Send
the most hilariously awful sentences and
most comically dreadful poems you can
come up with to the Amherst College
Wretched Writing Contest - and win gift
certificates to local businesses. We're
accepting entries in romance, mystery,
science fiction/fantasy and academic
writing, as well as poetry. Enter in
one category or all of them. Be
creative, think wretched, and have fun! E-mail submissions to email@example.com by March 14.
This contest is brought to you by the Amherst College
Writing Center and The Writers, with the
co-sponsorship of the AAS and ACPB.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter
African Underground Project: March 29--Reserve Tickets NOW!
During the afternoon and
evening of Sunday, March 29, Amherst College will host the African Underground Project, an award-winning documentary film series, panel discussion and live performance
showcasing African hip-hop music and
youth involvement in social/political
action. The two-part program will
feature a screening of the documentary
"African Underground: Democracy in
Dakar," followed by a conversation with
the filmmakers and artists in Stirn Auditorium at 3 p.m. and then a hip-hop performance in Buckley Recital
Hall at 8 p.m. Both events are free
and open to the public, although the
evening show requires tickets. For ticket
reservations, call 413-542-2195.
For more information: www.nomadicwax.com
Tickets Still Available for All Shows of Evita - Reserve Now!
Reserve your seats for Evita now by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating
is reserved, so advance reservations are
Physical Education Course Listing for Unit #4; Register by March 27
Welcome back from Spring Break! Registration for physical education classes runs through Friday, March 27, at 4 p.m.
Unit #4 classes begin on Monday, March 30, and
end Friday, April 24. Visit our Web site
for the listing of classes and the
schedule of operating hours for the
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed
Now Hiring! CCE Positions Available; Apply by March 23
The Center for Community Engagement is currently accepting
applications for two Bonner Community
Engagement Leader positions to start in
Fall 2009! Get involved and make a
difference on this campus and in the
community while developing leadership
skills! The application is on the CCE
Web site and is due Monday, March 23, at noon.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/B-CEL
Need to Use Kirby or Holden Theaters Next Fall? Requests Due March 30
Requests for student groups to use Kirby or Holden Theaters for fall 2009 are due in writing by March 30. Requests should be e-mailed to Linda Celi at email@example.com. In May, the Theater and Dance Department will review all requests received by the deadline date.
Doshisha University Summer Session Fellowship: Apply by March 30
Amherst College has an exchange with
Doshisha University that includes two
fellowships for participation in the
Doshisha University Summer Session.
This fellowship includes tuition, room
and board; students must pay for airfare
and personal expenses. Students must
have a minimum of one year of
college-level Japanese (or the
equivalent) to apply. After
participation in the program, students
are required to complete an evaluation
of the experience for Amherst College.
Applications are due March 30.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/summerstudyabroad