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Archived announcements for March, 2010

Study Abroad Fall Exchange at Doshisha University Application Due Feb. 26
Doshisha University will guarantee scholarships for two Amherst students to spend the fall semester at Doshisha. The scholarship grants tuition and housing for the fall semester and 80,000 yen per month (for up to six months). Students are responsible for airfare, meals and additional personal expenses. Applications are due to the Director of International Experience by Friday, Feb. 26, at 4:30 p.m. Selected applicants will be interviewed by faculty in Asian Languages and Civilizations.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/program_list/amherst_doshisha_fall_exchange

Applications for French House Due Feb. 27
The French Department is now accepting applications to live in French House during academic year 2010-11. Information regarding theme houses, including the online application, can be found at www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife.

Applications for Spanish House Due Feb. 27
The Spanish Department is now accepting applications to live in Spanish House during academic year 2010-11. Information regarding theme houses, including the online application, can be found at www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife.

Harlem Gospel Choir Feb. 26: Tickets Available Now
The Harlem Gospel Choir will perform on Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. A limited number of tickets will be available (two tickets maximum per request). Tickets are "will-call" only and can be picked up the night of the event at Buckley. For Amherst College student ticket reservations, go to Room 114 of Keefe Campus Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or go to the link below. For Five College and general admission ticket reservations, please call 413-542-5773. This concert is brought to you by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/calendar/hgctickets

Applications for Russian House Due Feb. 27
The Russian Department is now accepting applications to live in Russian House during academic year 2010-11; applications are due Feb. 27. The Open House for Russian House will be held on Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the common room of Porter House. Information regarding theme houses, including the online application, and about people to contact with further questions is located on the Residential Life Web site at www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife.

Applications for Charles Drew Memorial Culture House Due Feb. 27
Charles Drew House is now accepting applications for residence during academic year 2010-11; applications are due Feb. 27. The Open House will be held on Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the common room of Drew House. Information regarding theme houses, including the online application, and about people to contact with further questions is located on the Residential Life Web site at the link below.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife

Pioneer Valley Program Internship Application Deadline Feb. 28
The Pioneer Valley Program (PVP) is open to first-year students, sophomores and juniors. During the spring semester, students may apply to one or more of more than 30 internship opportunities in the Pioneer Valley. The PVP is designed to provide students an opportunity to gain practical work experience in, as well as learn more about, civic and community engagement. The program, which runs from June 2 through July 30, includes a stipend and on-campus housing.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/internships/pv

Theme Housing Information for 2010-11
Information on the Theme House application process is available at the Theme House Web site below. Information is included on the Humphries Co-op, Residential Language Programs and Cultural Residences, as well as the schedule for Open House Events. Interested students should review the information regarding theme houses on the Web site and address any questions to the Theme House Presidents. All Theme House applications are online at the link below. The deadline for applications is Saturday, Feb. 27.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme

German Residential Program in Porter House: Open House and Applications
The German Department invites applications for living in the German section of Porter House. The house is known for its wonderful, family-like atmosphere and its cultural events. You can live there what you learn in class, you can find out more about the lives of young people in Germany by talking to our resident teaching assistants, and you can speak German to your heart's content! Links to applications can be found on Residential Life office Web site (www.amherst.edu/66055). There will be an Open House at Porter House on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9 p.m., and applications are due by Feb. 26. We hope to see you there!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/german_house

Student Workers Needed for Commencement and Reunion
Alumni and Parent Programs, Dining Services, Facilities and Public Affairs will be hiring for Commencement and Reunion, a two-week period, from Sunday, May 16, to Sunday, May 30. Facilities jobs include custodial and grounds work. Dining Services jobs include catering wait staff, dining hall dish room, dining hall meal servers and meal attendants. Alumni and Parent Programs and Public Affairs will need ushers, class assistants, childcare assistants, drivers, storage workers and reception assistants. Applications are available online at https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/reunion/reunionstudentjobs or in Valentine Dining Hall, Keefe Campus Center, the Facilities Building and the Financial Aid Office.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/reunion/reunionstudentjobs

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

Thank you to everyone for composting in Valentine
The composting effort in Valentine is diverting about 8 tons of material each month to a local farmer in Greenfield. Just this fall, by having this organic material converted to compost instead of sending it to the landfill, we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of taking two cars off the road for an entire year.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/recycling/composting

Housing Info for Offices/Departments Employing Students During Commencement/Reunion
During Commencement and Reunion (May 15-30), there is a very limited amount of dorm space for students. Alumni and Parent Programs—along with Public Affairs and the Dean of Students' Office —tracks all student housing during this period. If possible, we encourage those with flexibility to plan to have students return to campus after Reunion rather than having them work before or during it. However, if you do plan to have any student working for you during that time (paid or unpaid) who will need to stay on campus, we will need the following information for each student by April 9: student name, class year, student ID#, AC#, cell phone if available, gender, supervisor and dates when s/he will be on campus. Your cooperation will ensure that these students are housed. Thanks!

Pioneer Valley Internship Opportunities
Imagine having an impact on our local community while enhancing your professional skills and abilities. Pioneer Valley Internship opportunities are available in a wide range of subject areas that allow you to apply concepts from the classroom to real-world situations. For more information, visit the CCE Web site or contact Oscar Lanza-Galindo.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/internships/pv

Reserve Tickets Now for Women of Amherst and Vagina Monologues…It's More Than You Imagine, to Be Performed March 4-6
For the 13th year, more than 40 women will perform an annual rendition of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues', followed by special works of the women in the cast. Shows will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 4-6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room (Red Room) in Converse Hall. A donation of $10 ($5 for AC students)is suggested. All proceeds benefit the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT), a nonprofit organization in Greenfield, Mass., that provides services for survivors of rape and domestic abuse. We offer fabulous raffle prizes (tickets $2 each)! To reserve show tickets (recommended), e-mail ACVaginaMonologues@gmail.com before March 3. For more info, contact Gretchen Krull at gakrull@amherst.edu.

In Residence: Sara Greenberger Rafferty Exhibition March 1-28
The Eli Marsh Gallery (105 Fayerweather Hall) hosts an installation of the work of Sara Greenberger Rafferty, artist-in-residence at the college in the Department of Art and the History of Art for the spring semester. The exhibition opens on Monday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, March 28. Professor Rafferty will give a lecture on Tuesday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather). Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibition and lecture are sponsored by the Department of Art and the History of Art and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and are free and open to the public.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/EliMarsh/SGR

More Safe Computing Workshops: Feb. 17, March 17, April 7
There will be three more dates for Safe Computing Workshops this spring semester. The dates are Feb. 17, March 17 and April 7. These workshops are designed to provide you with what you need to know to keep Amherst College data and your personal data safe. You will also learn how to keep your work and personal computer virus- and malware-free. Please use the link to sign up for a workshop.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/it/help/training_events/safe_computing

Memorial Service for Former College Registrar Gerald Mager March 6
There will be a memorial service for Gerald Mager on Saturday, March 6, starting at 2 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The service will be followed by a reception in the Alumni House. Dr. Mager served as the registrar of Amherst College until his retirement in 2008; he passed away on Jan. 16, 2010, at the age of 66.

Five College Dance and Music at the Academy of Music March 5 and 6: Reserve Tickets Now
Enjoy Five College Dance and Music at the Academy of Music in Northampton on March 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission (box office fees may apply). Tickets can be purchased by calling 413-584-9032 (ext. 105) or bought online at academyofmusictheatre.com. Internationally renowned guest artists and Five College Dance faculty present an evening of live music and dance premieres. This rare town-gown collaboration features the restaging of Mark Morris' masterpiece, "Gloria." Set to Vivaldi's joyous choral music "Gloria in D," played live by the Amherst College Orchestra and Choral Ensemble, "Gloria" is "One of Morris' masterpieces, beautiful, lush virtuosic-one of those pieces where you can see the unbelievable connection between movement and the music" (Greater Boston Arts). The Mark Morris Dance Group first premiered GLORIA in 1981; it was later revised in 1984 for a staging at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. "Gloria pleased ear and eye alike" (The New York Times). It has been restaged by Five College dancers under the direction of long-time Mark Morris company member Marjorie Folkman. This project is supported in part by a NEA American Masterpieces award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This exciting evening also includes a new contemporary ballet piece inspired by the movement of a cellist. The piece, "Shifts," by Suisse choreographer Kinsun Chan, is set to selected J.S. Bach Cello Suites and played live by Kivie Cahn-Lipman. "Shifts" was conceived by the choreographer as a visual expression that intertwines the actual movements of the cellist with the dancers' own voices and vocabulary. "Using the Bach cello suite," says Chan, "supplies the framework for a contemporary view of what the music would look like as a visual apparition." A new work by Wendy Woodson with music composed specifically for the piece by Eric Sawyer, "Not So, Alone," is a whimsical trio for solo dancer and two clarinetists David Schneider, AC music faculty and Lynn Sussman, member of the Springfield Symphony. Accompanied by Bob Weiner on percussion and an original score from area Jazz legend Paul Arslanian, with his wacky sense of humor, Billbob Brown takes on the Simon-Cowellesque auditions for finding a dance partner in his new multimedia solo entitled "Dumped." A new ensemble ballet by award-winning choreographer Megan Bonneau McCool, "Interplay... In G Minor," features 10 classical dancers paired with Bach's Sonata No. 1 for solo violin, creating a beautiful and playful articulation of their relationship.
For more information: academyofmusictheatre.com

In Memoriam: Theodore Cross '46
Amherst College notes the passing of Theodore Cross '46, a life trustee of Amherst College and grandfather of two current students. Please visit the link below for more information.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam/node/182441/

Fellowships in France Application Deadline March 8
The French Department announces two fellowships in France reserved for graduating seniors for 2010-11. The first fellowship, without stipend, offers an affiliation with the most prestigious of French graduate schools, the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and includes free room, library privileges and admission to any university course in Paris, including those at the ENS. The second fellowship is a teaching assistantship in English language and American civilization at the Université de Dijon. The Dijon assistantship pays a monthly stipend of approximately 1,150 euros after taxes, for 12 months (October-September), including nine months of teaching (mid-September through mid-June), and assures free admission to courses at the University.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/french/awards

National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop for Five College Faculty and Staff: Register by March 8
Dr. Jane Aikin, director of the Division of Research Programs for NEH, will hold a workshop for Five College Faculty and Staff interested in fellowship and summer stipend grants on Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 2, in the Alumni House. Thursday sessions include "Lunch and Overview of the NEH," "Writing a Strong NEH Application" and "Application Evaluation. Faculty interested in an individual session with Dr. Aikin on Friday to discuss a proposal draft or concept paper should register by March 8. For registration and additional information, please visit the link below. For questions, call Mary Ramsay in Foundation and Corporate Relations at 413-542-8245.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/FCR/neh_workshop_2010

Join Amnesty International's Counter Terror with Justice Campaign March 10-11
Amherst College Amnesty International Student Chapter will be hosting a series of Counter Terror with Justice Campaign events on March 10 and 11 in Keefe Campus Center. Come and show your support for demanding accountability for torture and abuse - call your senator and write a petition. Join our round table discussion with Professor Douglas on Thursday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Rooms. Topics will include war on terror, accountability for torture and abuse, illegal detention and Guantanamo.

Audition to Be One of the New Online Voices of Amherst!
Do you want to be one of the new voices of Amherst? The college is seeking several students to narrate short sections of an online multimedia tour. A script will be provided, though we welcome your own brief stories as additions to the material. Please contact Sam Masinter (samasinter@amherst.edu) if you would like more information about how to audition.

Roosevelt Institute Student Policy Journal Accepting Submissions Until March 14
Interested in public policy? Want to get published? The Amherst College chapter the Roosevelt Institute, the national student-run think tank, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2010 policy journal. Adapt a paper you've written for class and see it in print. Submission dates are from March 1 to 14. For more information or to submit a piece, e-mail ssalvi11@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/chapter/amherst-college

Submit Your Academic Work to Thoughts of Amherst! Deadline March 12
Thoughts of Amherst publishes academic work done by Amherst students. Not just papers, either! We accept creative writing, lab reports, computer programs, visual arts, recordings of performances or anything else done in any medium for academic credit. All submissions are read anonymously, and you can submit as many pieces as you'd like. Please e-mail all submissions to thoughts@amherst.edu. The submission deadline is March 12.
For more information: www3.amherst.edu/~thoughts/

Conversation and Q&A session with Dr. Drew Pinsky '80 March 24; RSVP by March 19
Join us for a special conversation and Q&A session with Dr. Drew Pinsky '80 on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. Dr. Drew is one of the most listened-to doctors in America. He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Loveline." Together with Vh1, Dr. Drew is also the creator of "Celebrity Rehab," the first reality TV series to depict the process of overcoming addiction. Now in its third season, the show has been critically acclaimed by the addiction community for pulling back the veil of secrecy about what goes on in rehabilitation programs. For further information and to RSVP, please click on the link below.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/associations/events/mapvdr

Financial Aid for Study Abroad or Study Away in 2010-11
If you are planning on studying away from Amherst– study abroad or at another U.S. institution –you should set an appointment with Dean Kate Gentile to discuss your plans and how financial aid can help. You should review the information concerning financial aid for study abroad or study away, available on the Financial Aid Web site, before meeting with Dean Gentile. Please call (413)542-2296 by cell phone or from off campus, or campus extension 2781 from on campus, to set an appointment.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/financialaid/studyabroad_aid

RecycleMania During Spring Break
With most of the students gone for Spring Break, we need your help. If you have old papers in your office that you have been meaning to recycle, now is a great time to do so. Amherst is competing with other NESCAC schools in RecycleMania, a friendly recycling competition that runs through March 27th. Our 36% recycling rate in RecycleMania's Grand Champion competition is among the best of the NESCAC schools. We are only a few percentage points away from passing Tufts and Conn College and leading the NESCAC Conference. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/recycling/recycle_mania

Informational Meetings for Voluntary Long-Term Care Insurance March 18, 22, 23
Informational meetings on the the Voluntary Long-Term Care insurance benefit offered by Amherst College will be held in the Friedmann Room at the Keefe Campus Center at the following dates and times: Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Monday, March 22, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. No registration is required. The meetings are 30 to 45 minutes in length.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/human_resources/benefits/ltcinsurance/ltcenrollment

RecycleMania is Here! Jan. 17-March 27
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) now that everyone is back from break. And starting in February, watch for info about the Residence Hall Recycling challenge, which we are running concurrently with RecycleMania this year. 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 beat the likes of Williams, Tufts and Colby in the national competition.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/recycling/recycle_mania

Submit YOUR Story to Identity Magazine: Tell it like it really is... Deadline March 26
The MRC is now accepting submissions to "Identity Magazine," a new anonymous-submission publication. "Identity" is a safe and unstructured space where Amherst students, staff, faculty and alumni can share stories about their experiences on the Amherst College campus relating to identity issues. Everyone is encouraged to submit their story. Copies of the magazine will be distributed during Multicultural Alumni Weekend at the Jamboree and will be given out to every new student during next Fall's Orientation. Don't miss your chance to participate in the transformative experience of sharing your truth with the campus community!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/IdentityMagazine

Physical Education Classes for Unit 4: Register by March 26
Welcome back from Spring Break! Registration for physical education classes runs through Friday, March 26, at 4 p.m. Unit #4 classes begin on Monday, March 29, and end Friday, April 23. Visit our Web site for the listing of classes and the schedule of operating hours for the athletic facilities.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed

Lord Jeff Cafe Open Every Day Starting March 26
Come celebrate the Lord Jeff Cafe's Grand Opening, this Friday at 2 p.m.! It is located on the terrace overlooking Coolidge Cage in the Alumni Gym. Grab a snack or drink and support this completely student-run project. If the cafe is successful, we will be able to offer smoothies and other prepared foods in 2011. Operating hours will be Sunday through Friday, 2 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Thanks for your support!

Keefe Health Center's Hours During Spring Break
The Keefe Health Center will close for spring recess at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12, and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 22. Any Amherst College student remaining in the area who has a medical emergency should contact the Campus Police at (413)542- 2111. Students with urgent care needs should contact UMass' University Health Services (UHS) at (413)577-5000. ACEMS will not be available during spring recess. Transportation to UHS should be arranged with the Amherst College Campus Police at (413)542-2291.

 
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