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Archived announcements for October, 2010

Weight Watchers at Work Group
You can still join our Weight Watchers at Work Group. A new session is starting on Oct. 5, and it is not too late. Come to the meeting in the Barker Room, A Level of the Frost Library, at 12:30 p.m. We would love to share our success with you. If you have questions, you may call Linda at 413-542-2234.

Fall 2010 Spanish Film Series
The Department of Spanish is pleased to announce the Spanish Film Series for Fall 2010. The film screenings will be held on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Spanish House common room (Newport House). For more information, please visit the Spanish Department website.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/spanish/newsevents/spfilmseries

Mastering the Art of the Academic Essay: A New Class at the Writing Center
The Writing Center announces a new non-credit course that will take you step-by-step through the academic writing process-- from generating ideas to adding the finishing touches. We offer not recipes for you to follow dutifully, but rather strategies for making the art of academic writing your own. This six-part class is most effective when taken in its entirety, but you are welcome to register for individual workshops.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/mastering

Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers Needed to Build on Weekends
Students, faculty and staff are invited to help out with the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity building site at 10 Stanley Street, Amherst. Building usually takes place on Saturdays (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sundays (noon to 4 p.m.). E-mail amhersthabitat@gmail.com for available building dates, sign-ups and questions.
For more information: www.pioneervalleyhabitat.org/volunteer/faqs.html

Reserve Tickets for Cynthia Hopkins Performance Oct. 6-7
Free tickets are now available for "The Truth: A Tragedy," the most recent work by acclaimed performance artist Cynthia Hopkins. She will visit Amherst College for two shows on Wednesday, Oct. 6, and Thursday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Kirby Theater. (See the Event Calendar for more information.) Tickets are FREE, but advance reservations are highly recommended, because seating is limited. Reserve tickets through the Five College Performance Studies website at the following link.
For more information: www.5perform.com/events/cynthia-hopkins-october-2010

Student Workers Needed for Homecoming and/or Family Weekend; Apply by Oct. 6
Alumni and Parent Programs is hiring student workers for Family Weekend (Oct. 29 and 30) and for Homecoming Weekend (Nov. 12 and 13). The pay is $8 per hour, and the schedules are flexible for either weekend. Jobs include working at the Alumni House, driving vans, helping at Kids' Fest and setting up chairs, tables and signs on the football field. Please fill out an application at the following link by Oct. 6.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/studentworkers

Calendar & Announcements to be Discontinued After Oct. 7
As part of Amherst College's continuing effort to cut costs and conserve paper, the print Calendar & Announcements will be discontinued after the Oct. 7 issue. For up-to-date announcements and event listings, visit this Announcements page (www.amherst.edu/myamherst/announcements) and the Event Calendar (http://events.amherst.edu). The e-Digest, which includes announcements and event listings, will continue to go out to the campus community by e-mail every Tuesday throughout the academic year.

Muslim Advisor Liza Lozovaya Not Available on Oct. 18
Liza Lozovaya, Muslim religious advisor, will be out of town on Monday, Oct. 18. Her office hours, as well as her usual Monday events, "Questions About Islam" and "Quran Conversation," will be cancelled. She has rescheduled office hours and a Quran discussion for Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Schwemms.

TYPO Has Begun
The TYPO (Take Your Professor Out) programs for first-year and upperclass students have begun for the fall semester. For information and guidelines on how to use the TYPO program, go to the link below. The TYPO program is open to each student once per semester, and it's available only to Amherst College students.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/deanstudents/typo

AC Alert's Fall Test is Coming Oct. 22-- Sign Up Now!
Sign up now at www.amherst.edu/go/notification to make sure you receive AC Alerts, the college's improved emergency notification system. On Friday, Oct. 22, at an unspecified time, Amherst College will conduct a semester test of the AC Alert system. Notifications will arrive from the following sources: text message (short code 89361), e-mail (CampusPolice@amherst.edu), telephone (Caller ID 413-542-2291). The subject line for text and e-mail messages sent from this system will always read "AC Alert." More details will follow in a regular e-mail to be sent to the campus community next week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/go/notification

2010 Olio (and Cupcake) Distribution Oct. 18-21
The yearbook from the 2009-2010 school year has arrived! All sophomores, juniors and seniors can pick up their free copies of the Olio and complimentary cupcakes in the atrium of Keefe Campus Center this coming week: Monday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CCE Offering Rides to Clean Energy Connections Fair Oct. 20-- Sign Up Now!
The Clean Energy Connections Conference and Opportunity Fair in Springfield, Mass., is the region's premier forum for green career- and business-development information and networking. The event convenes business owners, entrepreneurs, financiers, educators, career seekers, community leaders and public agencies. There is no charge. Shuttles will leave from Amherst College at 8:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 20. They will leave Springfield at 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you would prefer to drive on your own, you are welcome to do so. Sign up at www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/academic/Enviro/cleanenergy. For more information, click on the following link.
For more information: www.umass.edu/green/conference

REMINDER: Funding Support Available for Some Senior Projects; Apply by Oct. 22
Funding support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay-writing, special topics and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may apply. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image, whether essays, theses or production projects. Additional information and application procedures may be found on the Dean of the Faculty's website at the link below. The deadline for submitting requests for the fall semester is Oct. 22.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/studentfunds

Submit to 'Thoughts of Amherst' by Oct. 22!
"Thoughts of Amherst" publishes academic work done by students. Submit papers, creative writing, lab reports, computer programs, visual arts, recordings of performances or anything else done for academic credit. All submissions are read anonymously. E-mail submissions to thoughts@amherst.edu by Oct. 22.
For more information: www3.amherst.edu/~thoughts/

Physical Education Unit II Course Registration Oct. 18-22
Registration for Physical Education classes begins today and runs through Friday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. Unit #2 classes begin on Monday, Oct. 25, and end Friday, Nov. 19. Visit our website for the listing of classes and the schedule of operating hours for the athletic facilities.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed

Town Water Safe to Use
After re-testing additional water samples that were taken from around the contamination sites, the Town of Amherst has announced that no E. Coli or Coliform bacteria have been detected. The water is safe to use and consume. To read the notice from the town of Amherst, go to http://www.amherstma.gov/.
For more information: www.amherstma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=3961

October Writing Workshops Open for Registration
The Writing Center is pleased to announce that its October workshops are open for registration. Workshops include "Reading, Reading, Reading," a reading strategies workshop; "Nothing in Excess," which will focus on writing concisely; "Planning, Managing, and Retaining your Thesis Research," which will cover effective research skills; and "Writing about Poetry," a workshop that will offer you strategies for analyzing and arguing about poetry. Each workshop is limited to 12 students and requires preregistration.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2010#october

Apply to Head Your Own Literacy Project, Anywhere in the World; Application Due Date CHANGED to Oct. 28
Interested in supporting global literacy? The Springboard Program is looking for Amherst College students to apply with proposals for innovative and sustainable literacy initiatives, anywhere in the world. Developed by Reader To Reader, Inc., (which is based on the Amherst campus), The Springboard Program, designed for Five College students, guides you through the design and implementation of your project, teaching you the skills necessary to launch a sustainable project and giving you unparalleled leadership opportunity. The applications due date has been changed to Oct. 28. More information and applications are available online. Kat welcomes your questions or clarifications by e-mail: klibby@readertoreader.org.
For more information: readertoreader.org/springboard.html

 
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