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Archived announcements for May, 2009

350 Awareness Festival May 2-- Sign Up Now!
We're looking for students, faculty and staff to participate in the 350 Soccer Tournament, which seeks to raise awareness about the significance of 350ppm and climate change. Come for soccer, live performances, arts and crafts, and free local foods! Join individually or collect a team with friends. Email 350amherst@gmail.com to sign up!

Senior Assembly Ushers Needed
The Office of Public Affairs needs to hire students to usher for Senior Assembly this Friday, May 8. We would need you from 4:00-6:30 p.m. If you would like to be an usher for this very special event, please e-mail mjwood@amherst.edu as soon as possible. This is a paid position. Thanks!

Seniors: Here's Info on Senior Assembly May 8
Senior Assembly is Friday, May 8. Seniors should assemble - in caps and gowns! -- no later than 4:35 p.m. on the Quad side of Johnson Chapel with entrance via the south side (door facing the Athletic Complex). If it's raining, the entrance will be changed to the door facing the Quad, with the line snaking up the indoor east stairs. Bring an umbrella just in case. Remember: gowns sometimes bleed when they get wet. This year's Senior Assembly will feature the awarding of prizes, a speech by Professor Barry O'Connell and speeches by Ben Goldfarb '09, Garrett Snedeker '09 and Pan Venkatraman '09. Senior Assembly usually ends around 6:20 p.m. The reception for graduating seniors, faculty and staff begins at 6:30 p.m. in LeFrak, and dinner is served at 7:30 p.m., right after Honorary Class Memberships are awarded. Remember to bring your driver's license or student ID.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement/infostudents/senior_activities

Faculty and Administration: Information for Senior Assembly May 8
Members of the faculty and administration are reminded that Senior Assembly will be in Johnson Chapel at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Faculty are asked to gather for the assembly in academic regalia no later than 4:45 p.m. (full professors should meet in the classroom just across the hall from the entrance to the Chapel. All others should meet at the west end of the main hallway on the floor below.) Faculty and administrators are cordially invited to the Senior Reception and Dinner afterward in LeFrak Gymnasium.

All Are Invited to Senior Assembly May 8
All members of the Amherst community are invited to attend Friday's Senior Assembly, which will be held at 5 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The event features the presentation of senior prizes, a talk by Professor Barry O'Connell and speeches by three students: Ben Goldfarb '09, Garrett Snedeker '09 and Pan Venkatraman '09. Please enter the balcony from the front of the chapel and sit towards the front of the chapel.

Music Department Keys Must Be Returned by May 8
This is a reminder that all Music Department keys are to be returned to the Music Office by Friday, May 8. Please see Suzette Farnham, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 4 p.m.

2009 Senior Assembly Speakers Named
The Class of 2009 has invited Barry F. O'Connell, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, to address the class at Senior Assembly on May 8. The assembly will start off with the awarding of student prizes, followed by talks by the elected student speakers, Ben Goldfarb '09, Garrett Snedeker '09 and Pan Venkatraman '09.

Honorary Class Members for the Class of 2009 Announced
The honorary members of the Class of 2009 have been announced. They include Linda Celi from the Theater and Dance Department; Don Kells from the Post Office; Gretchen Krull from Health Services; Ben Lieber from the Dean of Student's Office; Deborah Omasta-Mokrzecki from Dining Services; Manu Mukasa from Theater and Dance; and Paul Thornton from the Facilities Department. These seven individuals will be honored at the Senior Dinner on May 8. Each year, graduating students nominate faculty, staff and others who have made a difference in the lives of the class over the last four years. The nominations show appreciation for their contributions to the Amherst community.

Take Music Survey and Win a $50 Gift Card!
To all Amherst students: Take "The Music Survey" for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to either Best Buy or Atkins Farms! Click the link below. The purpose of this study is to examine music habits, preferences and perceptions in Hampshire College and Amherst College students from a multidisciplinary perspective. The survey will take about 20 minutes. It is being conducted by Justin Kahn and Devin Kharpertian of Hampshire College, with development and input from members of the seminar "Popular Music and Cultural Identity" at Amherst College, taught by Adjunct Professor Jason Robinson. Thanks!
For more information: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=n1IYf4PLsWykeQ_2bW62hkJw_3d_3d

SWINE FLU/H1N1 UPDATE
Another student has tested positive for type A influenza (common flu), Health Service staffers reported May 18. The student is receiving treatment and has been isolated; another who also tested positive for type A flu last week recovered and resumed normal activities.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health/service/flu

Science Library Open 24 Hours During Exams May 9-15
Beginning Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m., Keefe Science Library will be open 24 hours a day. The Library will remain open until Friday, May 15, at 4 p.m. Your Amherst College student ID will open the door during overnight hours.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/library/

Extended Exam / Reading Period Hours at the Mead Art Museum
The Mead Art Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight during Reading Week and Exam Week. Each of the museum's galleries offers wireless Internet access, electrical outlets for laptops and luxurious leather club chairs. Low on energy? Take a study break in the museum's café, which offers delicious drinks and tasty treats.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/information/news/pressrelease/20090505examhrs

Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Awards for 2009
Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College's Class of 2009 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school's 188th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 24. This year's recipients include L. Addison Diehl from Bel Air High School in El Paso, Texas and Stratford High School in Nashville, Tenn.; Lawrence Forberg from Riverside Brookfield High School in Riverside, Ill.; and Kay Tipton from Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Ala.

Eight to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement May 24
Margaret Bangser '81, founder and former director of the nonprofit Women's Dignity organization; Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University; former Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis III '71, now president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership; celebrated conductor and instrumentalist Leon Fleisher; accomplished researcher and an esteemed Columbia University professor Andrew R. Marks '76; entrepreneur Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank; and abstract artist Frank Stella will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 188th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2009/05/node/108924

Senior Dinner Photos Available for Pickup
Senior Dinner photos are here! No need to order extras - the Office of Public Affairs has a free copy of each photo for every person appearing in it (a photo of 10 people will have 10 prints). Please come to our office, 306 Converse Hall, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up your photos. Please pick up the entire set of prints for your group and distribute them yourself. We cannot print extra copies, so only pick up photos of groups you are in. You'll also be able to pick up prints at Commencement Headquarters in the Alumni House during Commencement Weekend. Congratulations on your upcoming Commencement!

What's Amherst to You?
Share your own take on Amherst with the world by sending short videos from your cameras to the Office of Public Affairs for inclusion on the college's YouTube channel. Don't have your own camera? We've got you covered! Borrow one of our Flip recorders (no experience or training necessary) for a day or two, record a part of your life on the hill, and we'll take care of the rest. Leave some advice for the next generation of students, share a few minutes of class or your team's practice, or just show us around your room. For more information, contact samasinter@amherst.edu.

Winner of the G. Armour Craig Award for Prose Composition
The English Department is pleased to announce that Anna C. Brenner '09 is the winner of the G. Armour Craig Award for Prose Composition. Because this prize was determined after Senior Assembly, it is being publicly announced on the Intranet.

Playwright Constance Congdon Receives Commission for Mapplethorpe Play
Primary Stages in New York City has commissioned Playwright-in Residence Constance Congdon to write a play about Robert Mapplethorpe. Casey Childs, Founder and Producing Director of Primary Stages, will direct the play.

19th-Century English Novel Prize Winner
The English Department is pleased to announce that Calista A. McRae '09 is the winner of the 19th-Century English Novel Prize. This is an annual prize for the best student essay on the 19th-century English novel. The prize is intended to encourage students to read and write about 19th-century English novels intelligently, critically and with a heightened sense of pleasure. The prize competition for 2009-10 will be on the same schedule as other English Department prizes. The deadline for the submission of essays will be early April of 2010.

Position Announcement: Lab Instructor in Chemistry Department
An opening for a one-year appointment as Lab Instructor in the Chemistry Department 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

Ombuds Office News
May 27 will be the final day that College Ombudsperson Ruth Thornton will have open office hours. Faculty and staff with concerns or questions may call to schedule a confidential conversation. Office hours are Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other hours may be arranged by request.

Reminder: Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate Program
The Five College Council offers a Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate to students who have fulfilled the following requirements: four courses on Latin American and Latino topics, one humanities course, one seminar with an interdisciplinary focus, one social science course and one course in history. A total of eight courses is required. Certificates will be sent to all recipients during Commencement week. Questions about eligibility and complete application should be directed to Professor Castro Alves at jcastroalves@amherst.edu.

Final 2009 RecycleMania Results
The final 2009 RecycleMania results have been posted. For the second year in a row, Amherst has finished among the top 10 percent of schools participating (we participate in the original Per- Capita Classic Competition). According to Roger Guzowski, Five College Recycling Manager, "As impressive as Amherst's ranking is yet again, the college's performance is even better than the numbers indicate. This year, Amherst was able to do an even better job of donating used books to those in need. Unfortunately, for the purposes of RecycleMania, this was considered reuse rather than recycling, and that data was excluded from Amherst's totals." A big round of thanks goes out to the entire Amherst College community for all of your recycling efforts!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/facilities/recycling

Dogwalker Needed
Dogwalker needed every day at midday for an hour with vigorous and friendly lab, right next to campus. Contact Linda A. Bisi at labisi@amherst.edu or 413-542-2234.

 
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