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Archived announcements for January, 2011

Keefe Health Center Hours During Winter Holiday Break
The Amherst College Keefe Health Center will close for the Winter Holiday Break at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, and will reopen for Interterm at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3. Amherst College students remaining in the local area are eligible to receive medical care for urgent needs only at UMass University Health Services at 413-577-5000 when the Keefe Health Center is closed. Amherst students with emergencies should contact the Campus Police at 413-542-2111. UMass University Health Services is closed between midnight and 8 a.m. During these hours, students may contact the telephone nurse at 413-577-5000 or may utilize the Walk-In Clinic at Cooley Dickinson Hospital 413-582-2000.

Register for 'Applied Policy Analysis' Interterm Course
"Applied Policy Analysis" is a course that explores policy-making as both a problem-solving and political process. Over two and a half weeks, students will gain firsthand experience with participatory public policy by working with community-based organizations in Holyoke and Springfield. The course will be led by Aron Goldman, director of the Springfield Institute, and will focus on youth violence prevention, health disparities and biomass. The course will be open to Five College students and will run from Jan. 4 to 20. It will take place at Amherst College with trips to nearby community organizations.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/interterm/courses#Applied

Sharpen Your Skills: Center for Community Engagement Announces Three Interterm Courses
Consider taking one of three CCE-sponsored Interterm courses, described on the Web page linked below. You'll have ample opportunities to hone your problem-solving and leadership skills while learning about current issues near and far. All courses meet at Amherst College but are open to all Five College students. Choose from environmental leadership and activism, social entrepreneurship or developing social policy.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/about/news/node/248744

Spring Semester Jobs with Dining Services
Please stop by the Dining Services Office in Valentine to complete an application for work in February. Sign up early for the best work shifts! Come in before you leave for the break! Happy Holidays!

Interterm Thesis Support at the Writing Center
During Interterm, the Writing Center will offer a number of services for thesis writers. In addition to one-on-one mentoring sessions, in which we offer feedback on your writing or help you find more effective writing processes, we will be holding workshops on generating writing more easily, adopting a productive attitude towards your work and revising your writing. We will also hold a Thesis Writers' Retreat, which will provide a structured and motivating environment in which to produce a substantial amount of writing. Come to the Writing Center on Friday, Dec. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m., to learn more about this new program. And keep your eyes open for more information about how you might make use of the Writing Center over Interterm.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2010#interterm

Applications for Hitchcock Fellowship Due Feb. 11
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics invites applications for the Hitchcock Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Hitchcock Fellowship is awarded to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue a career in the field of athletics. The Hitchcock Fellow will teach in the elective Physical Education program and be an Assistant Coach in at least two of the intercollegiate programs. The Hitchcock Fellow may elect additional assignments in other areas of inquiry (e.g. strength and conditioning). Any individual interested in the position should send a letter of application and current resume no later than Feb. 11, 2011, to mcmorgan@amherst.edu.

Register for 2011 Bioscience Symposium
The third annual Gerald R. Fink '62 Bioscience Symposium will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, and registration has begun. Registration is a commitment to attend, and space is limited. New this year, there will be a separate Science Writing Workshop with Claudia Kalb '85, senior writer from Newsweek. There is a separate registration for this workshop, with a limit of 20 seats. For more information, e-mail Pat Allen at pmallen@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/colloquia/bioscience/2011

Application Deadline for the Faculty Research Awards Program is Jan. 14
The spring deadline for FRAP applications is Jan. 14, 2011. Faculty interested in applying should visit the Dean of the Faculty's website at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/funding/research/frap

$10,000 Summer Grant: 100 Projects for Peace Application Deadline Jan. 14
Interested in making the world a more peaceful place? The Davis UWC Foundation's 100 Projects for Peace program provides funding for undergraduates (including seniors) to create and implement their own grassroots projects for building peace in the 21st-century world. Projects, by individual students or groups, may be undertaken anywhere, including the United States. Application materials will include a two-page project description, a one-page budget, a resume and a personal statement. More information is available on our website. For a description of past projects, see www.davisprojectsforpeace.org. Questions should be directed to Dean Carolyn Bassett at 413-542-2337 or csbassett@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/students/international/intlintern#funding

Weight Watchers at Amherst
Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to join our Weight Watchers at Work group. A new session will start soon, provided we have at least 15 members. See the Event Calendar (events.amherst.edu) for more information about our open house meeting on Jan. 11. To learn more about the program, or if you have any questions, call Kathy Glista at 413-542-2313 or e-mail her at kglista@amherst.edu. We would love to have you join us and share the benefits of good health. For staff who have health insurance through the college, this program is eligible for the reimbursement, so what have you got to lose (except pounds)?
For more information: www.weightwatchers.com/Templates/Marketing/Marketing_Utool_1col.aspx?pageid=1120761

Amherst College Website Focus Group: Volunteer by Jan. 17
First-year and transfer students: Would you be interested in participating in a brief, informal focus group to tell us your opinions about Amherst's website? Staff from Public Affairs, Admission and I.T. are interested to know what impressions of Amherst you gained from the site during your college search and what you think of the site's tools and features you use as students. You will not need to do anything to prepare for the session. Snacks will be provided. If interested, e-mail web@amherst.edu by Jan. 17. We are planning to hold the session during the last week of Interterm.

AAS Hiring Budgetary Clerk-- Apply by Jan. 31
The AAS is looking to hire an additional budgetary clerk to work with the AAS Treasurer and the Budgetary Committee in managing and distributing AAS funds. The budgetary clerk would be responsible for working in QuickBooks software and Excel to maintain a record of AAS allocations and reimbursements. Training will be provided, but some knowledge of Excel will be preferred. The clerk will be paid at a competitive hourly rate and can expect to work an average 3-4 hours a week. Please e-mail kgonzales12@amherst.edu as soon as possible and no later than Jan. 31 if you wish to be interviewed for the position.

Interterm 2011 information is Now Available Online
Click on the link below to learn what's in store for Interterm 2011! A variety of noncredit courses are listed and updated regularly, including "Tibetan Medicine and Nutrition," "Celestial Navigation," "Wilderness First Responder," "Choreography," multiple selections from the Writing Center and many others. You can find out when the various buildings on campus are open, as well as reading Valentine's meal schedule. And if you're looking for something to do in the evenings, check out the calendar of Keefe Campus Center activities that you can take part in, from movie nights at Amherst Cinema, to bowling, to karaoke and the Last Night of Interterm.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/interterm

Interterm Writing Workshops Open for Registration
The Writing Center is pleased to announce that its January workshops are now open for registration. They include "Write to Learn," a series of workshops focused on developing voice in nonfiction writing; "Personalizing the Process," which will provide ongoing one-on-one instruction for academic writing; and "An Audience of One," which will offer the same personalized instruction for creative writing. Workshops for thesis writers include "Getting Started/Moving Forward," "Retrain your Thesis Brain," "Orchestrating the Dialogue: Integrating Research into your own Writing" and "Revising from Parts to Whole." "Nothing in Excess" will address wordiness in writing. Pre-registration is required.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2010#interterm

Keefe Health Center Interterm Hours
The Amherst College Keefe Health Center will be open during the Interterm period from Jan. 3 through Jan. 21 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Amherst College students with after-hours urgent medical needs should contact UMass University Health Services at 413-577-5000 or may utilize the Walk-In Clinic at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (413-582-2000).

Seniors: Nominate High School Teachers for Swift Moore Awards-- Deadline Extended to Jan. 21
In 1997, Amherst College inaugurated the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award to honor some of this country's outstanding high school teachers. Graduating seniors are invited to nominate teachers who made impacts on their lives. If you remember a secondary school teacher who stands out as deserving of the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award, please submit his or her name at the address below. The deadline for receipt of nominations has been extended until Friday, Jan. 21.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement/infostudents/senior_activities/swiftmoore

Senior Health Reviews at Keefe Health Center
Interterm is an ideal time for seniors wishing to schedule a Senior Health Review. This is an opportunity to review your medical file and to obtain a necessary medical examination, laboratory tests, immunizations and prescriptions. Contact the Keefe Health Center at 413-542-2267 to schedule an appointment.

Proficiency Examination in Economics: Sign Up by Jan. 23
A Proficiency Examination in economics will be given at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, and 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, in 308 Converse Hall. The exam is a one-hour multiple-choice test. Students who think they have sufficient knowledge of elementary economics to make enrollment in Economics 11 unnecessary should take this exam at one of the times listed above. Please sign up outside the Economics Department Office (315 Converse Hall) no later than 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23. Those who pass will be excused from taking Economics 11 and may go directly into advanced courses.

Vagina Monologues is Accepting Submissions! Deadline Jan. 24
Love women? Love being a woman? Or not? Women of Amherst is accepting submissions for our spring show, "Celebrating Women at Amherst College: Our Own Vagina Monologues." Write about whatever makes you laugh, cry or moan! Submissions should be 500 words or fewer. The deadline is Jan. 24. E-mail gakrull@amherst.edu or woamherst@gmail.com (all submissions will remain confidential).
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/women_of_amherst

French Table will Meet Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 26
French Table will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. French speakers of all levels are welcome to join the group.

The Gerald Penny Center is Accepting Monitor Applications Until Jan. 28
The Gerald Penny Center (the Octagon) is accepting applications from students for the position of Octagon Monitor. Applications can be downloaded from https://docs.google.com/document/d/15pln-LAULE-yQGG8EynYvfqKA62jrF_C_tvFTiqTHAo/edit?hl=en&authkey=CIrb_pMK. Applications should be e-mailed to remiru11@amherst.edu no later than 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28.
For more information: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112421744949&v=info

Admission Office Fellowship ('Green Dean' Position): Apply by Jan. 28
The Admission Office Fellowship provides a recent Amherst graduate the opportunity to be an integral part of the Admission Office professional staff. As part of the Admission Committee, the fellow evaluates applications and contributes to admission decisions, makes on-campus presentations to visitors and travels to high schools and college fairs across the country. Interested seniors are encouraged to submit an application (available at the link below) by the Jan. 28 deadline. Interviews will be held in February, and final selection will be made by spring break. To learn more about the position, please call the current green deans, Katherine Black '10 or Christina Nieves '10, at 413-542-2328.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/greendean

Orchestra and Band Interns Wanted to Work in Amherst Elementary Schools-- Apply by Jan. 28
Beginning this semester, the CCE is funding Amherst College students to work with the orchestra and band programs in the Amherst Elementary Schools. The orchestras and bands meet at the following times of the week: Monday, 2-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.; Thursday, 8:45-9:45 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. (orchestra only). Students would have to commit to one (or more) rehearsal time(s) during the week for the semester. All Amherst College string, woodwind, brass and percussion players are eligible to be involved in this initiative. Interested students should contact Professor Schneider by e-mail (deschneider@amherst.edu) on or before Jan. 28 to set up an interview.

All Seats Reserved for Friday Performance of 'Company'!
The Friday, Jan. 28, performance of "Company" is fully reserved! E-mail concerts@amherst.edu now to reserve your seat for Thursday or Saturday nights, or come to Buckley at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) for the preview performance. Plenty of seats still remain. Free only on Friday? We will begin taking a wait list at 7 p.m. in the lobby outside Buckley. You must be there in person. Unclaimed and returned tickets will be released beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Spanish Table will Meet Fridays at Noon, Beginning Jan. 28
Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall, starting on Jan. 28. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome to join the conversation.

Weight Watchers at Amherst: New Session Starting Jan. 26 (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)
There is still time to join our Weight Watchers at Work group! We meet every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Barker Room on A Level of Frost Library. The cost is $168 per person for a 14-week session with free E-Tools. This is a small price to pay for improved health, and several payment options are available. To register, contact Kathy Glista at 413-542-2313 or kglista@amherst.edu ASAP!

 
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