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Archived announcements for April, 2010

Attention, Class of 2010: Class Speaker Nominations Today!
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2010 Commencement Speakers and honorary members of the Class of 2010. You may make your nominations until midnight at
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Latham Internships: Apply by April 2
The Department of Political Science will be awarding stipends this spring for the Latham Summer Internship. These stipends are awarded each year to Amherst students who are seeking to spend the summer working as interns in Washington, D.C., in offices of the federal government or in other positions in the public service. Submit a copy of your college transcript, along with a statement (no longer than two pages) describing the internship you are pursuing and your reasons for pursuing it. Applications should be sent to the Department office and directed to Theresa Laizer, Latham Internships, AC #2259. Deadline for applications is April 2.
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Frederick S. Lane '36 Student Book Collecting Competition Deadline April 2
The Lane Prize for Excellence is awarded to a student showing considerable experience, knowledge and ability in the field of book collecting. The competition is open to all undergraduate students enrolled at Amherst College on the date entries close. Entries should be left at Archives and Special Collections on Level A of the Robert Frost Library. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2.. The Lane Prize is $300, First Prize is $225, Second Prize is $150, and Third Prize is $75.
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Need to Use Theater and Dance Facilities Next Academic Year? Submit Requests by March 31
The deadline to submit requests to use Theater and Dance facilities for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 is Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Detailed requests should be submitted by e-mail to Linda Celi at

Kermes Technology Fellowship: Applications Due April 2
The Information Technology Department seeks a recent Amherst graduate or current senior to serve in a one-year position as the Susan and Kenneth Kermes Technology Fellow. The Fellow will be a member of Desktop Computing Services and will support the use of desktop computers by staff, faculty, administrators and students. Excellent verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills are essential. In addition to working one shift per day on the faculty/staff help desk, the Fellow will assist in the management of the student computing supervisors. Other responsibilities will depend on the skills and interests of the successful candidate and the current needs of the department. Submit cover letter and resume to

Spring Intramural Season: Sign Up by April 2
The spring Intramural season begins Monday, April 5. Sign up by Friday, April 2! For the spring, there will be advanced/intermediate softball, advanced/intermediate tennis and golf. All leagues are coed. To sign up, send an e-mail to with your name, gender and class year. Games will be held all days of the week in the evenings. In the e-mail, please list all players, their genders and their class years. Please also denote the captain. Roster sizes are unlimited, but players must be listed on the roster prior to their participation. Players may only be on one team in each league, Advanced and Intermediate.
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Runners Needed for Room Draw--Apply by April 2
Looking for some extra cash? Love housing? SHAC is looking for runners to work two-hour shifts the nights of room draw to help keep the process running smoothly. Applicants must be available between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. on April 13, 14 and 15 and April 6 at 8 p.m. for an informational meeting. To apply, e-mail by midnight on Friday, April 2. Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lip Sync Auditions: Sign Up by April 4
Unhappy with your placement on the ordered list? Desperate for that single in Seelye? Just want the glory of winning Lip Sync? Lip Sync will be held in Johnson Chapel on Wednesday, April 7, from 9 to 11 p.m., and winners from each year receive the first housing selection for their class on their night of Room Draw! Auditions will be held Tuesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Remember: to be eligible, everyone in the participating room group must perform, and everyone in the group must have the same LUV. E-mail by midnight on Sunday, April 4, to sign up.
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Orientation T-Shirt Designer Needed; Contact Us by April 5
The 2010 Orientation Committee is seeking a student designer this year's Orientation T-Shirt. This shirt will be worn by student workers and staff members as they welcome the Class of 2014. In the past, designs have included a small logo on the front and a larger illustration on the back. On the 2009 Orientation T-Shirt, the front read "Need a Hand?" and the back illustration featured a man holding signs pointing to various campus buildings. Below was the text, "Let us point the way." If you have an idea for 2010 and you are interested in sharing it, please contact by Monday, April 5, and we can provide you with additional information.

Pre-Registration Begins April 5
Between Monday, April 5 and Friday, April 9, all students who plan to enroll in the 2010 fall semester will be expected to pre-register. The Registrar's Office will e-mail pre-registration information on Wednesday, March 31. The Committee on Educational Policy has asked that both students and faculty be made aware of the following statement: "We encourage students and faculty to avoid the crush of the last days of pre-registration week. We ask faculty to post a sign-up sheet, listing times they are available to meet with advisees. We encourage students to think about their next semester schedule as soon as possible so that they can meet with their advisors before the final day." --Committee on Educational Policy, May 5, 1982

English Department Prizes: Submissions Due by April 5
Submissions for the English Department prizes to be awarded this spring will be accepted in the department office, Johnson Chapel 1, until April 5. For complete descriptions of the various prizes, please see the English Department's Web site.
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Call for Submissions: Disability Open Mic April 7
All members of the college community are invited to attend and participate in an exciting open mic event on Wednesday, April 7. This event is part of Disability Awareness Week, and we want to hear from YOU! If you have thoughts or experiences with disability that your would like to share, contact Shaylon Stolk at You can submit a piece to be read anonymously or join our list of presenters.

Amherst College United Way Campaign Results
To all Amherst College faculty, retirees and staff taking part in this year's United Way Campaign: We are very happy to report that this year we increased both the number of contributors and the dollar amount. Our grand total was $52,640. Although economic hardships are still a worry, your generosity is extraordinary.

Community Swimming and Diving Lessons
The Amherst College Swimming and Diving team is happy to once again offer swimming and diving lessons to children in Amherst and the surrounding communities. For more information, visit the team's Web site through Athletics, or click the link below.
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Pioneer Valley Summer Internships Deadline April 11
The Pioneer Valley Program (PVP) is open to first-year students, sophomores and juniors. A number of internship sites are still accepting applications, including Charter 21, Kestrel Trust and Holyoke Health. 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.
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Second Annual JAMBOREE! Buy Tickets This Week in Valentine
The Second Annual Jamboree will be held on Saturday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Join us for a celebration of culture with dinner and a show! Performances include Onawumi Jean Moss, the Glee Club, Bamidele West African Dancers and Drummers, Dean Torin Moore, Salsa, fiddling and more! In addition to student cooking, there will be catered food from Baku's, Paradise of India, Fresh Side and Amherst Chinese. Get your tickets in Valentine during dinner this week! We suggest a $5 charitable donation for Vive Haiti and the Amherst Survival Center. All tickets are entered in a raffle to win a $40 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
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History 48: Historical Perspectives on Criminal Justice and the U.S. Economy
A message to all interested students: "Please get in touch with me early to register for 'Historical Perspectives on Criminal Justice and the U.S. Economy.' The course will be taught in the Hampshire County Jail, where an equal number of college students and incarcerated students will meet together weekly throughout the fall semester. Enrollment is limited, and the process a little more cumbersome than usual, so please let me know right away if you are interested, and I will send you a short application form. I will be interviewing students the week of March 30 - April 3 and letting you know by April 5 so you will be able to pre-register as usual that week." --Professor Martha Saxton of the History and Women's and Gender Studies Departments, Chapin 111,

Reminder: Senior Speakoff April 14
All graduating seniors are reminded to attend the Senior Speakoff on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. Please arrive promptly; doors close at 7 p.m. Speakoff is where you will elect your student speaker for Commencement. Only those in attendance will be able to vote.
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Pipeline Internship Opportunity! Deadline April 15
The Pipeline Scholars Program is a partnership between Amherst College and Amherst Regional Public Schools that works during the academic year as well as during the summer to build academic and social competencies and close the achievement gap through sustained academic mentoring. If you enjoy tutoring and working with kids, or you are interested in learning about teaching, JOIN US! The internship runs from June 27 to July 27. All you need in order to apply is a resume and cover letter! Apply through Experience by midnight on April 15. If you have any questions at all, please e-mail Rachel Williams at

Statement of Intent to Study Abroad Spring 2011 Due April 15
Be one of nearly half of the class that studies abroad! For the past two years, 45 percent of the junior class has spent a semester or a year abroad. If you are thinking about studying abroad in the spring 2011 semester, please submit your statement of Intent to Study Abroad by April 15. It's not binding, so if you change your mind, you can stay at Amherst. But you MUST submit the Intent if you want the option. You need to have declared your major in order for the Intent to be processed.
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Iron Chef Contest April 29; Enter by April 15
The Iron Chef Competition will be held in Valentine on Thursday, April 29. Entry forms are available in the office on the lower level. The drawing for contestants will be held on Thursday, April 22. All entry forms should be in by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

Charles Hamilton Houston Prize for Seniors and E's: Deadline April 16
The Charles Hamilton Houston Prize is an annual monetary gift awarded to a graduating senior (or E) who best personifies a commitment to realizing his or her humane ideals, much in the way that Charles Houston '15 devoted his life to the struggle for equal protection under the law for African Americans in the United States. Each candidate is required to write an essay of no more than 10 pages on the question: "In what area of social involvement do you feel that you can best effect your humanitarian ideals?" In addition, each candidate is required to submit a list of activities and/or work experience that illustrates his or her commitment to this ideal. Essays should be submitted to the President's Office no later than 4:30 p.m on Friday, April 16.

Submit Artwork to Thoughts of Amherst!
Thoughts of Amherst is looking for artwork to publish on its front and back covers! Feel free to submit as many pieces of visual art as you'd like (it doesn't have to be from a class). Please e-mail submissions to
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Juniors: Apply Now to Be a Peer Career Advisor for 2010-2011; Deadline April 18
The Career Center is currently accepting applications for Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) for the academic year 2010–2011. The job is a year-long position for seniors who are interested in working approximately five hours/week assisting other students in the internship and job search process. An important goal of the Career Center is to involve students in thoughtful career exploration throughout their time at Amherst, and PCAs play a fundamental role in this process. If you enjoy helping people, writing and editing, solving problems and hosting events while getting paid, this might be the perfect job for you! More details, as well as the application, can be found in Experience. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 18.

Moseley Prize Submission Deadline April 16
A first and second prize will be awarded for essays by seniors dealing in a scholarly manner with religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the essay should be on religious subject matter or on patterns of religious thought, sensibility and conduct. Though the prizes are most often awarded to honors theses, relevant term papers and substantial essays written specifically for this competition will also be considered. Entries must be submitted by Friday, April 16, to the Religion Department Office. However, theses with department due dates after April 16 may be submitted within the next week. Interested students are invited to consult Professor Maria Heim, chairman of the Moseley Committee, for further information regarding the terms of this competition. Winners of the Moseley Prize will be announced at Senior Assembly on May 7.
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Summer Jobs in Valentine: Apply by April 16
The deadline for submitting summer job applications to work in Valentine is Friday, April 16.

Reserve Tickets Now for Carmen and Dave Holland Quintet
Tickets for the Amherst College student-directed and student-designed production of "Carmen," to be performed by professionals from around the country, and tickets for the acclaimed Dave Holland Quintet are now available for reservation by e-mailing

Stonewall Prize: Submissions Due April 19
The Stonewall Committee invites student submissions for the 2010 Stonewall Prize. This prize is awarded annually to the Amherst College student whose work offers substantial and exceptional commentary on some facet of bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian, queer or transgendered experience. Submissions may take a number of forms: prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography or performance art. They may be created as part of a classroom assignment or honors project, or they may be original for this competition. All submissions are due no later than April 19 and are to be mailed to the Stonewall Prize Committee, AC #2208, or delivered to the Office of the President.

German Department Writing Prize: Submissions Due April 19
The German Department will award the Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement for the best paper written as a part of the work in any German Department course 2009-2010. Students are invited to submit their original papers with faculty comments to the Department Office, Barrett 101, by Monday, April 19. Please indicate your class and campus box number on all entries. Please e-mail Professor Brandes ( any questions.
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Cap and Gown Pickup for Seniors April 19 and 20
Seniors are reminded to pick up caps and gowns in Converse Hall's Porter Lounge on Monday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 20, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Caps and gowns must be worn to Senior Assembly on May 7. This is the only time that regalia will be available for pickup. If there are any questions, please call Pat Allen at 413-542-8094 or e-mail
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Art Department Prizes: Submissions Due by April 21
The department of Art and the History of Art will award up to three prizes this spring. The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize, given in memory of Athanasios Demetrios Skouras of the Class of 1936, is awarded to an Amherst College student who, in the opinion of the department, has created an outstanding work of art or architecture. The Hasse Prize, established in memory of Adrian H. Hasse of the Class of 1943, is awarded to an Amherst student for the best submitted work using the human figure as a theme. The Anna Baker Heap Prize, established by Arnold N. Heap of the Class of 1873, is given annually to that member of the senior class who writes the best essay or dissertation on the subject of "Art." Click on the link below for information about how, where and when to submit your work for consideration.
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Sign Up for Red Cross Blood Drive in Campus Center April 22
Amherst College will hold its last Red Cross blood drive of the academic year on Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Keefe Campus Center's Friedmann Room. All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross umbrella. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will have priority. For an appointment, please call 1-800-922-4376 or go to the link below ( A positive ID is required. There is currently a special need for type O-negative blood.
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Keefe Campus Center Hiring Summer Managers-- Apply by April 23
Keefe is now hiring summer Campus Center Managers. Interested applicants should complete an application found at You may also contact Latisha Wilson at or Hannah Fatemi at for more information. The application deadline is Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m.
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Workers Needed for Spring Concert
For Spring Concert this year, Program Board will need at least 12 students to help out with checking tickets, checking-in bags, putting on wristbands and passing out water bottles. For more information on this paid position, contact Anna Castro '11 (

Spring Concert Tickets Available Now
Amherst College students can pick up Spring Concert tickets now. They are guaranteed for AC students until April 9, when sale begins for general public and Five College students. Tickets are free for AC students with ID (one per student). Tickets are $15 for Five College and $25 for general admissions. AC students can pick them up in Room 114 of Keefe Campus Center.
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Financial Aid Renewal for 2010-11: Apply by April 25
Applications for renewal of financial aid for 2010-11 are now being received. Any student may apply for financial aid, regardless of whether he or she now receives assistance. The application deadline is April 25. Information about applying is posted on the Office of Financial Aid website. If you have questions about financial aid at Amherst or the procedure for applying, contact the Office of Financial Aid, B-5 Converse Hall -- telephone (413) 542-2296 from off campus or by cell phone, or extension 2781 from on campus.
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Seeking Seniors for Thesis Statement—A Video Project
The Office of Public Affairs is seeking graduating seniors from all majors who are interested in discussing their senior theses for a brief video interview. The interviews would be conducted over the next week or two and would be posted online. If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the project, please e-mail with your name, your major, the title of your thesis and a brief description of it.

Amherst Magazine Wants Your Observations About Life on Campus
Do you read "Metropolitan Diary" in the New York Times? We are starting a similar column in Amherst magazine, but for it to work, we need you to send us your (brief) observations about life on campus. Please send true anecdotes from the classroom, Val, your office, the library, etc., for possible publication in the magazine, to Thank you!

Sign Up for Safe Computing Workshop April 28
There will be another Safe Computing Workshop offered this Spring. The date is April 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Webster 102. Please come learn how to make your computing experience a safe one for both you and Amherst. Sign up by filling in the Web form at the link below.
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Iron Chef Contest April 29
Reminder: Stop by Val for the Student Iron Chef Contest on Thursday, April 29, at 5 p.m. There will be lots of great student talent and super judges! The Iron Chef judges are John Carter, EJ Mills, Caroline Hanna, Joel Upton and Pamela Stawasz.

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