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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 samasinter@amherst.edu 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 vmaillo@amherst.edu.

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! Приходите!
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 and friends!
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 Department website.
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 weather!

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 needed.
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 marketing. The Marketing Coordinator will assist the Social Innovation Team and the CCE 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 College community. 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 others. 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 bluesox@amherst.edu.

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 welcome anytime.

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 following link.
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 complete schedule.
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 (kdoble@amherst.edu). 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

 
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