Archived announcements for September, 2010
Student Photographer Positions Available in the Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs has several
openings for student photographers.
Applicants must have strong backgrounds
in photography, preferably in event
coverage, and be able to expertly
operate an SLR camera. Extensive
equipment and training will be made
available to those hired. Please contact
Samuel Masinter '04 in the Office of
Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to apply. Each
applicant will be asked to submit a
short portfolio of work.
Sign Up for Choral Society Auditions Sept. 4-7!
Painless auditions for the Amherst College Choral
Society will be Saturday, Sept. 4, through Tuesday,
Sept. 7. 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. (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. 13, for Concert Choir (7-8:30 p.m.)
and Tuesday, Sept. 14, for Women's Chorus and
Glee Club, together (7-9 p.m.). JOIN US! (In addition, all students, even those not auditioning for the Choral Society, are invited to participate in an open rehearsal in preparation for Opening Convocation on Monday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in Room 3 of the Arms Music Building. We will be
learning two songs to perform at Convocation
during the morning rehearsal and meeting again in
the evening at 6:30 to warm up and walk together
to Johnson Chapel for Convocation.)
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music
Placement Exam Required for Spanish Language Courses 1-12; Take It on Sept. 7
To assist first-year students and
transfer students in registering for the
correct Spanish language course, the
Spanish Department administers an
online Spanish placement examination.
This placement exam can be accessed on
computers in Webster 102 on Tuesday,
Sept. 7, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
and should take approximately 30 to 45
minutes to complete. If you are unable
to take this test on Tuesday, please
contact Language Coordinator Victoria
Maillo at email@example.com.
Counseling Center Has Moved to Scott House
The Counseling Center is now located in
Scott House, which is on the corner of
South Pleasant Street and Hitchcock
Road. It is the white house directly
across the street from Orr Rink. The
entrance to the building is in the back,
on the parking lot side. The Counseling
Center is open Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/counseling
Rugby Practices Begin Sept. 8
The sun's out, and it's time to while
away the afternoon playing rugby.
Nothing's better than practicing to
embarrass Williams for the third
consecutive season. All are welcome,
including beginners. We'll teach you how
to play, but we're sure you'll pick up on
how to hate Williams by yourself.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/rugby_football
Russian Chai Every Thursday Night Starting Sept. 9
Every Thursday night at 8:30 p.m., the
residents of the Russian Theme House in
Porter Dormitory host a чай (chai) - an
informal gathering over tea and
cookies: a chance to meet faculty and
other guests from all over the Valley
and to learn more about Russian
language and culture. The first chai
of the semester is this Thursday,
Sept. 9. Whether you're just
starting Russian or have been speaking
it for years, there is a spot around
the samovar reserved for you!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme/russian
The Career Center is Hiring Students! Apply by Sept. 12
The Career Center is looking for student
workers for a variety of positions. Our
most immediate need is for students to
cover the front desk during the lunch
hours, and to assist with evening
events. If you would like to be
considered for this position, please
contact Carol Sharick ASAP with your
resume and cover letter (crsharick@
amherst.edu). We will also be hiring a
number of academic-year interns (paid)
to assist in a variety of areas. These
position descriptions are posted in
Experience, under the employer name Career
Center at Amherst College. Please apply
through Experience. The deadline is
Sept. 12, but apply early as we will be
hiring on a rolling basis.
For more information: amherst.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp
Spanish Table Every Friday Starting Sept. 10
Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from
noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in
Valentine Dining Hall. Spanish speakers
of all levels are welcome to join the group.
Physical Education Classes Begin Sept. 13; Enroll by Sept. 10
Welcome back! It is time to think about
enrolling in physical education classes.
Unit 1 begins on Monday, Sept. 13,
and ends on Friday, Oct. 8. Please
visit the link below
for the course information and how to
register. Registration will end on
Friday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed/courses
Sign Up for Walkathon/5K to Benefit the Springfield Shriners Hospital Sept. 12
Amherst College Softball and Volleyball teams present
the Walkathon/5K to Benefit the Springfield Shriners
Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Amherst College outdoor track. Online registration is available. Shriners
Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind
international health care system of 22 hospitals
dedicated to improving the lives of children by
providing pediatric specialty care, innovative
research and outstanding teaching programs.
Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions,
burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lips and palates
are eligible for care and receive all services in a
family-centered environment at no charge-–
regardless of financial need. Last year the
Springfield Shriners Hospital was almost forced to
close its doors. Please help us raise money to keep
the hospital open for years to come.
Walk/Run/Wheel for the Children!
For more information: www.walk4shriners.org
Children's Tennis Lessons
Amherst College will be offering tennis lessons for children on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Oct. 6, 13 and 29) and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. (Sept. 11 and 25 and Oct. 23) on the Amherst Outdoor Courts. The cost is $135 for all 10 sessions, Saturdays for $45 or Wednesdays for $105. Contact Jackie Bagwell at 413-542-2316 with questions.
German Table Every Monday Starting Sept. 13
The German Table meets every Monday at
11:45 a.m. in Valentine Hall in the
Mezzanine. The first meeting for the
fall semester will be on Monday,
Sept. 13. Come and chat with faculty
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/german_table
Students: Apply for Computer Center Supervisor Job
The application process for the student job
of Computer Center Supervisor is now
open. Supervisors maintain and ensure
the security of the Seeley Mudd Computer
Center and A Level of Frost Library.
They answer computing-related questions
in person and on the Student Help Line.
A good supervisor learns quickly, takes
the initiative in solving problems and
keeps a positive attitude. Computing
experience is helpful, and training is
provided. Fill out an application online
to be considered for this great job.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/38364
Fall 2010 German Film Series
The Department of German is pleased to announce the
German Film Series for Fall 2010.
Showings are on Thursdays at 4 and 7:30
p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. For more
information, please visit the German
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series
All-Campus Picnic Today on the Valentine Quad
To celebrate the annual renewal of our
educational work, all faculty, staff
and students are invited to attend an
all-campus picnic lunch on the
Valentine Quad on Wednesday, Sept.
15. The grills will be fired up from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come enjoy
good food, the company of your
colleagues and the beautiful fall
Italian Table Every Tuesday Starting Sept. 14
Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Professor of
Classics Luca Grillo welcomes any and
all students interested in speaking
Italian. Please bring your lunch to the
mezzanine and join us.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/classics/Events_and_News
New Course Offering in Physical Education
Attention: We have added a new course
to our Physical Education Class list.
Please go to the following link and
check out the new class.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed/courses
Russian Table Every Wednesday Starting Sept. 15
Speakers of Russian - teachers and
students - will gather around Russian
Table every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of
Valentine Dining Hall. Come join the
conversation starting Sept. 15
(second week of classes).
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/russian/announce
Register for Red Cross Blood Drive in Keefe Campus Center Sept. 15
Amherst College will host its first
American Red Cross blood drive of the
school year in the Keefe Campus Center
on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but
appointments will have priority. Make
an appointment by calling
1-800-922-4376, or go online at
www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor
Code 32. A positive ID is required.
All presenting donors will receive,
courtesy of Six Flags New England, a $26
coupon for entry to Fright Fest, every
weekend in October. All blood types are
For more information: www.redcrossblood.org
CCE Accepting Student Job Applications for Marketing Coordinator of Social Innovation Team; Apply by Sept. 15
The Social Innovation Team provides
programmatic and administrative support
for different aspects of the Center for
Community Engagement's mission.
The team consists of key members who
include coordinators in programming, communications and
The Marketing Coordinator will assist
the Social Innovation Team and the
with various marketing and brand
development goals. The Marketing
Coordinator will also assist in developing
and implementing a marketing and
communications plan that strengthens the
CCE's brand and reputation to enhance
its attractiveness to the Amherst
For full description and application
info, visit the link provided. Applications are due by Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/student_employment/opportunities/node/228361
CCE Seeks Two Communication Coordinators for Social Innovation Team; Students Should Apply by Sept. 15
The Communication Coordinators will
assist in executing a comprehensive
branding and communications strategy for
the Center for Community Engagement. Responsibilities include
serving as an initial media contact,
editing written materials and assisting
with event logistics. The Communications
Coordinator will provide administrative
support to the Assistant Director for
Student Leadership. The CCE communicates
across several platforms, including
online/social networking, the Amherst
College Intranet, the CCE website and
For full description and requirements,
please visit the link provided. Applications are due by Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/students/student_employment/opportunities/node/228357
Sign up for Bluestockings Auditions Sept. 14 and 15
If you're female and you like to sing,
sign up to audition for the Bluestockings!
Auditions are Tuesday, Sept. 14,
from 7 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept.
15, from 9 to 11 p.m. Sign-up sheets are
posted in Buckley. If you have any
questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer Center Supervisor Jobs for Students are Now Closed!
Applications for Computer Center Supervisor student jobs are now closed. Thanks to all who applied.
Kaffeeklatsch Every Tuesday Evening Starting Sept. 14
Come and join German students and
faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m.
in Porter House for a chat over coffee
and much more! The first meeting for the
fall semester will be on Tuesday,
Sept. 14. This is a great
opportunity to practice your German in a
casual and relaxing environment.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/kaffeeklatsch
Insight Meditation Group Every Tuesday Starting Sept. 14
Come learn to meditate or get support
for your practice. The meditation group
will start Tuesday, Sept. 14, and
will meet in Chapin Chapel from
4:30 to 5:45 p.m. We will meet on Tuesdays
throughout the semester, and drop-ins are
Fall Intramurals Begin Sept. 20! Register by Sept. 17
It's that time of year again! The fall
intramurals are set to take place from
Sept. 20 to Nov. 1. The
sports being offered this fall are
soccer, golf and tennis. Make sure you
sign up for any of the sports by Friday,
Sept. 17! For more information
about rules and requirements, visit the
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/intramurals
Amherst College Recognizes Constitution Day Today
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 to promote
better understanding of the document's
history and laws. Georgia Harper from
the University of Texas will speak at
the Frost Library at 4 p.m. on
Copyrights and the Constitution. 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
2010 Five College Chemistry Lecture Series
Please welcome our 2010 Five College
chemistry lecturer, Professor Ken A.
Dill, professor of biophysics and
associate dean of research at the
University of California, San Francisco,
Department of Pharmaceutical
Chemistry. His research areas are in
studying the properties of proteins and
the properties of water. He will be
giving lectures at Mount Holyoke College,
the University of Massachusetts Amherst,
and Amherst College on Oct. 21-22,
2010. Please see the following link for his
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry/news_events/seminar_schedule
Peer Career Advisor Office Hours Have Begun
The Peer Career Advisors have drop-in
hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the
Career Center (1st Floor, College Hall).
The PCAs are trained to assist students
with résumés, cover letters, internship
and job searches and referrals to other
Career Center staff. If you are looking
for help in any of these areas or are
just curious about the Career Center and
its resources, stop by PCA drop-in hours.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/aboutus/pca
French Table will Meet on Wednesday Evenings
French Table will meet on Wednesday
evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. on the
Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall.
French-speakers of all levels are
welcome to join the group.
Skeletons Will Be Provided
The Museum of Natural History has everything you
need to make this your most successful semester yet:
work tables, WiFi, comfy chairs, inspiring scenic views,
saber-toothed cats, etc. Bring your books, your laptop
and your friends. Study in the museum anytime it's
open: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m.
For more information: amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory
Japanese Language Table
The Japanese language table will meet this
semester on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., downstairs in the
conference rooms of Valentine Dining Hall.
Chinese Language Table Every Friday
The Chinese language table will be meeting
this semester on Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m.,
downstairs in the Terrace Room of
Valentine Dining Commons.
Sign Up for Zotero Training Sessions Sept. 16-23
Come learn how Zotero can help you
organize your research. Find out how you
can keep track of all those PDFs, cite
sources in your paper, and create
bibliographies in a flash. Several training sessions will be held
in the Lane Room of Frost Library. Contact
Susan Kimball or sign up at the Frost
Reference Desk or Science Library
Circulation Desk. Come check it out!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/library/research/citation/zotero
Student Internship Opportunities in the Investment Office; Apply by Sept. 24
The Investment Office, a team of five that
manages Amherst College's $2 billion endowment,
is seeking one or more student interns
to assist with a number of ad hoc
projects related to the management of
the endowment portfolio. This is a great
opportunity for Amherst College
undergraduates to gain exposure and
real-world experience in the areas of
finance and investments. Anticipated
start date for student interns is
sometime during October 2010. To be
considered for this position, or if you
have any questions, please visit
Experience or contact Kip Doble
(email@example.com). Applications are
due by Sept. 24.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/treasurer/investments
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 had terrific success
here on campus. A new season of weekly sessions
will begin with an open house meeting on
Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the
Frost Library's Barker Room on Level A.
Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a weight
loss benefit up to $150 per year. Come
to learn more and join us. Share the
benefits of good health. Call Linda Bisi
(413-542-2234) with questions.
More Zotero Training Sessions Scheduled
Did you miss out on attending a Zotero
training session? We've added more! Come
learn how Zotero can help you organize
your research. Find out how you can keep
track of all those PDFs, cite sources in
your paper and create bibliographies in
a flash. Several training sessions will
be held in the Lane Room of Frost
Library between now and Oct. 4.
Contact Susan Kimball or sign up at the
Frost Reference Desk or Science Library
Circulation Desk. Come check it out!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/library/research/citation/zotero