Archived announcements for January, 2010
College Police Officer Nathan Jackman Honored by Law Enforcement Association
Campus Police Officer Nathan Jackman has
received a special recognition award
from the Massachusetts Association of
Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
(MACLEA). The two-year veteran of the
college's force was recognized at a
meeting of MACLEA's members at
Northeastern University on Dec. 16.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2009/12/node/157073
$10,000 Grants for Summer 2010: "100 Projects for Peace" Application Deadline Jan. 13
Interested in making the world a more
peaceful place? The Davis UWC
Foundation's "100 Projects for Peace" program
provides funding for undergraduates
(including seniors) to create and
implement their own grassroots projects
for building peace in the 21st-century
world. Projects, by individual
students or groups, may be undertaken
anywhere, including the United States.
Application materials will include a
two-page project description, a one-page
budget, a resume and a personal
www.davisprojectsforpeace.org for more
information, but questions should be
directed to Dean Frances Tuleja at
413-542-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The
application deadline is Jan. 13.
Recycling: Two Ways to Win When You Get Back in the Spring!
This spring, Amherst College is rolling two recycling competitions into one. From Jan. 17 through March 27,
Amherst will compete with colleges around the nation to see who can recycle the most material per person (including paper, cardboard and bottles and cans). The competition
starts even earlier this year, so we need to hit the ground running (and recycling) as soon as everyone gets back in the spring.
In addition, this year, the Amherst College Recycling Program is running our Residence Hall Recycling challenge
concurrently with RecycleMania. So not only will you get to show which residence hall recycles the best on
campus, but by competing against each other, we are all working together to try to win the national competition.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/recycling/recycle_mania
In Memoriam: Gerald M. Mager
Amherst notes the passing of Gerald M. Mager, the former college registrar, on Jan. 16, 2010, at the age of 66. Mager worked at Amherst for more than 35 years until his retirement in 2008. Please
visit the link below for more
information, a full obituary and an
opportunity to leave notes and
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam/node/165441
Swift Moore Award Nominations Deadline Extended to Jan. 22
The deadline for nominations has been extended to Jan. 22 for the Class of 2010. Thirteen years ago, Amherst
College inaugurated the Phebe and
Zephaniah Swift Moore Award to honor
some of this country's outstanding high
school teachers. Graduating seniors are
invited to nominate teachers who made
impacts on their lives. If you remember
a secondary school teacher who stands
out as deserving of the Phebe and
Zephaniah Swift Moore Award, please log
in and submit his or her name at the
address below. The deadline for receipt
of nominations is Friday, Jan. 22.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement/infostudents/senior_activities/swiftmoore
Sign Up Now for LEAD Conference Jan. 24 -- Space is Limited!
Join us for the second annual Leadership
Education and Development Conference at
Amherst College on Sunday, Jan. 24,
2010. Listen to an inspiring keynote
speaker, attend engaging and practical
exchange ideas with current student
leaders and eat a catered lunch at Lewis-Sebring.
Here's what some of last year's
participants had to say about the
conference: "..Probably my best day at Amherst so far."
"Fantastic, incredibly useful!" "I LOVED IT!!! I'll be back next year." "Awesome/inspiring/life changing/incredible."
Register now by going to the CCE
Web site. Don't miss out on this
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/leadership/lead
Keefe Health Center Winter Recess and Interterm Hours
The Keefe Health
Center will close for the Winter
Recess at 5:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 23, and will re-
open for Interterm at 8:30
a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4. Amherst
College students remaining in the
local area are eligible to receive
medical care for urgent needs only at
the University Health Services, at 413-
577-5000, when the
Keefe Health Center is closed.
Amherst students with emergencies
need to contact the Campus Police at
The Keefe Health
Center will be open during
Interterm from Jan. 4 to 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. The Health Center will resume
normal hours on Monday, Jan. 25.
The Writing Center Offers Support for Thesis Writers
Good instincts, clear thinking and a
sense of academic style may be enough to
produce first-rate college papers, but
to succeed at the greater challenge of
writing a multi-chapter thesis, an
informed approach to the craft of
writing may be helpful. We encourage
thesis writers to visit the Writing
Center early and often, whether for
one-on-one sessions or for one of our
many workshops. At this point, as you
perhaps move towards completing your
first chapter, you will not only hear
feedback on that particular piece of
writing, but also gain a
perspective-- and some new approaches to
writing-- that you can then apply as you
write the remainder of your thesis.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/thesissupport
Senior Health Reviews
Interterm is an ideal time
for seniors wishing to schedule a
Senior Health Review. This is an
opportunity to review your medical
file, obtain a necessary medical
examination, laboratory tests,
immunizations and prescriptions.
Contact the Keefe
Health Center at 413-542-2267 to
arrange an appointment.
Weight Watchers at Work: Join in Our Success
Students, faculty and staff are all
welcome to join our Weight Watchers at
Work group. We have been very
successful, losing nearly 500 pounds just
since April. A new session will start
soon. Come to our open house meeting on
Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Barker
Room on A Level of Frost Library.
To learn more about the program, or if
you have any questions, call Linda A.
Bisi at 413-542-2234. We would love to have
you join us and share the benefits of
Tree Removal Work on Campus Slated for January
The college will remove nine trees from
campus during the month of January. The
trees, which have been identified for
takedown by a certified arborist, are
being removed because of disease, past
lightning strikes or extensive decay or
because they create unsafe conditions in
high-traffic areas on campus. Tree work
will take place near the War Memorial,
Merrill Apartments, Alumni House and
Pratt Field. Any questions can be
directed to Bob Shea at 413-542-7924.
Copyright License for Course Readings
Amherst College has purchased an
academic campus license from the
Copyright Clearance Center that will
provide pre-paid permissions for copies
of many course readings. Faculty and
Academic Department Coordinators, wait!
Check to see whether your required articles
and book chapters are covered by the
campus-wide license before you pay to
reprint or scan texts. Check
instructions for electronic and print
reserves and for already licensed
permissions. Call Margaret Groesbeck
(x2098) or Susan Kimball (x8112) for
more information about the campus license.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/requestforms/reservespolicies
Robert Sweeney: A Decade of Painting
Robert Sweeney, who has taught painting
and drawing in the Department of Art and
the History of Art at Amherst College
for over 30 years, exhibits work from
the past decade in the Eli Marsh
Gallery from Jan. 28 through Feb. 14. Professor Sweeney
will give a gallery talk, followed by a
reception at the gallery at 4:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 28. The gallery is
located in Room 105 of Fayerweather Hall and is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/EliMarsh/RTS-10S
Dining Services is Hiring for Spring!
Dining Services is hiring for spring
semester. There are many openings still
available-- dishwashing, table wiping,
vacuuming --and many time slots. We
offer flexible schedules. Apply today!
Amherst Investment Club
Are you interested in the stock market? Come to
the Investment Club's meeting this Thursday to
learn about our $50,000 endowment and our
portfolio holdings. The club welcomes all levels of
investment knowledge and is happy to have new
members who are eager to learn. We will teach you
everything you need to know to pick stocks and
pitch them as potential purchases for our portfolio.
We will hold our meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, at
7 p.m. in the Paino Lecture hall of the Earth Sciences
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/investing_club