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Archived announcements for September, 2009

Reminder to Faculty: Convocation Is Monday, Sept. 7
Faculty are reminded that Convocation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. Faculty should arrive at Johnson Chapel, in regalia, no later than 7:15 p.m. As always, full professors will assemble in the classroom opposite the Chapel; others will assemble on the lower floor of the building.

2009 Fall Junior Tennis Lessons Start Sept. 5
Tennis lessons for kids ages 5 to 14, taught by the Amherst College Women's Tennis Team, will be offered on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. starting Sept. 5. For more information and registration forms, please e-mail Jackie Bagwell at jkbagwell@amherst.edu.

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Auditions Sept. 6-10
Please consider joining us in playing jazz in our combos and/or the jazz ensemble. We will hold "painless" auditions from Sept. 6 to 10. Sign-up forms are outside of office 216, and the piece is available on the Jazz@Amherst website: www.amherst.edu/~jazz. Please contact Bruce Diehl with any questions.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/performances/jazz

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Auditions Sept. 6-10
Auditions for participation in the Jazz Ensemble and/or Jazz Combos take place on Sept. 6 to 10. Auditions take place in Room 216 of Arms Music Center, and the piece to prepare for the audition is available on the Jazz@Amherst Web site, linked below. Sign-up times for auditions are also found outside Room 216. Please contact Bruce Diehl for more information: 413-542-8308 or bpdiehl@amherst.edu. All ability levels are encouraged to join.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/performances/jazz

Choral Society Auditions and First Rehearsals! Sept. 5-10
Painless auditions for the Amherst College Choral Society will be Sunday, Sept. 6, through Thursday, Sept. 10. All students are invited to audition for participation in the Concert Choir (men and women), the Women's Chorus or the Men's Glee Club. Information and sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board outside Room 3 of the Arms Music Center (lower level). There will also be auditions for the Madrigal Singers, but you must audition first for the Choral Society. No experience is necessary! Walk-ins are welcome! Come try us out! First rehearsals are Monday, Sept. 14, for Concert Choir (7-8:30 p.m.) and Women's Chorus (8:45- 10:15 p.m.) and Tuesday, Sept. 15, for Glee Club (7- 9 p.m.). JOIN US!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music

Physical Education Classes for Unit 1 -- Register by Sept. 11
Physical Education Classes for Unit 1 start on Monday, Sept. 14, and end on Friday, Oct. 9. Please go to the Athletic Department Web site for a complete listing of classes. You must register by Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Kahn '84:
Reader in Russian Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor, St Edmund's Hall, Oxford, Amherst alumnus Andrew Kahn '84 will present a lecture (in English) entitled "OSIP MANDELSTAM'S MOVING PICTURES" on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (Webster Hall, 2nd Floor). A reception will follow.

Amherst Mixed Martial Arts Wants YOU!
Gain confidence and get fit while learning self-defense! Join the Amherst Mixed Martial Arts Organization (AMMO) in the gym for classes in Isshinryu Karate (Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.). Isshinryu Karate emphasizes forms, self-defense and sparring. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Classes for new students begin on Saturday, Sept. 12, in Conway Classroom. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information, e-mail grodriguez10@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/ammo

Psychology 11 Not Offered in Spring 2010
Psychology 11: "Introduction to Psychology" will not be offered this coming spring semester.

Kaffeeklatsch at Porter House Every Tuesday
We will continue our tradition of informal Kaffeeklatsch gatherings every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. at the German House (Porter House). We will meet first on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Please join us and look forward to good people, good food, good drinks!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/kaffeeklatsch

German Table Every Monday
Just like last year, we will assemble for our weekly German Table on the mezzanine at Valentine every Monday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first German Table for the semester will be in the second week of classes, on Monday, Sept. 14. Please join us or drop by, whether you are new to German or speak it well already.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/german_table

Weight Watchers at Work Plus: Students, Faculty and Staff Welcome!
Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to join our very successful Weight Watchers at Work group. Come to our meeting on Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Barker Room of Frost Library to hear about the next session with e-tools. We would love to share our success and good health with you. Call Linda (413-542-2234) for more information.

Go Green! Purchase Your Travel Mug Sept. 16
Stop by the Valentine Atrium on Wednesday, Sept. 16, between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and purchase a travel mug for $2. Students, if you did not get your mugs, please pick them up. You will need your AC I.D.

Museum of Natural History Open Thursday Evenings
The Museum of Natural History has eliminated study hours and replaced them with open hours on Thursday evenings, 6 to 10 p.m. All members of the campus community are welcome as is the public. Naturally it remains a lovely place to study!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory

Amherst College Recognizes Constitution Day Sept. 17
The U.S. government has designated Sept. 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention, as well as and to promote better understanding of the document's history and laws. Click on the link below to visit Amherst College's Constitution Day Web page. Read the Constitution, test your own knowledge, and see which Amherst courses relate to Constitutional issues.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/constitution_day

Sign Up For Fall Intramurals in Soccer, Tennis or Golf by Sept. 18
The first of three intramural seasons will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, and end on Sunday, Nov. 1. Intramural activities are open to all members of the Amherst College community: students, faculty and staff. The fall intramural season will consist of co-ed soccer, advanced and intermediate tennis and advanced and intermediate golf tournaments. All participants in the intramural program are asked to submit their sign-up forms via e-mail. To do so, contact cfitzpatrick09@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/intramurals/fall

Music Practice Rooms and Lockers
Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the Music Department practice room facilities during the 2009-10 academic year may sign up for practice room access keys and music lockers during the first two weeks of classes as follows: Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 8-11, and Monday through Friday, Sept. 14-18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior Music Majors preparing honors recitals may also reserve practice time during this two-week period. On Sunday, Sept. 20, those who have been issued practice room keys may schedule reserved practice time for the fall semester. Those sign-up hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Information about access to practice rooms and fees is posted in the Music Center. Applications will be available in the department at the time of sign-up.

All-Campus Picnic Sept. 24
The entire campus community is invited to come enjoy the fall weather and some delicious picnic fare from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Valentine Quad this Thursday. In case of rain, we will take the picnic indoors and eat together in Valentine.

Spanish Table To Meet on Fridays
Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Please join Spanish speakers of all levels for lunch and Spanish conversation.

Math Table Every Wednesday
Math Table will be on Wednesdays at noon in Terrace Room A of Valentine. Stop by for lunch with some faculty and fellow students. You don't need to be a math wiz to enjoy the company and conversations.

Russian Table Every Wednesday
Russian Table will meet for the first time on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., upstairs in the mezzanine of Valentine Hall, and every Wednesday throughout the semester. Come join us for discussion with other Russian students and faculty!

French Table Will Meet on Tuesday Evenings
French Table will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. French speakers of all levels are welcome to join the group.

Italian Table Every Monday
Professor Grillo will hold an Italian Table every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. Please bring your dinners to the Valentine mezzanine to meet with interested students. Professor Grillo welcomes you. Benvenuti, siete tutti invitati al tavolo Italiano.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/classics/Events_and_News

Volunteer Now for Habitat for Humanity's Third Annual Dawn to Dusk Build Sept. 26
Please contact Amherst Habitat (amhersthabitat@gmail.com) with your name, contact information and group members (if applicable) if you are interested in helping us build. Shifts are three hours long, so you won't have to stay for the entire 12 hours (unless, of course, you want to). Come with friends, with your dorm, with your sports team or solo. It's a great way to get to know other Amherst students and Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity. The more volunteers, the better, so everyone is welcome, no matter your level of expertise! Transportation will be provided: Vans leave from Campus Police 10 minutes before each shift.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/habitat

Catholic Mass Sept. 27 - LOCATION CHANGE
The Catholic Mass regularly scheduled for Chapin Chapel will instead be held in Johnson Chapel this Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.

Trayless Test Day in Valentine Sept. 29
A "trayless day" test exercise will take place at all meals next week in Val. Dining Services continues to work toward reducing our carbon footprint. By removing trays, we conserve water and energy, reduce the use of chemicals and decrease food waste. We would appreciate the support of our students, faculty and staff in this effort. Purple and white-- go green!

 
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