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Archived announcements for October, 2011

Funding for Faculty: Faculty Research Awards Program Deadline Sept. 30
The application deadline for the Faculty Research Awards Program (FRAP) is Sept. 30, 2011. Faculty interested in applying should visit the Dean of the Faculty website (at the following link) for more information.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/funding/research/frap

Drew House Applications Open
Drew House applications are officially active for those who wish to apply for this fall semester. For more information, please contact Rachel Bass '13 or Elkema Percival '13.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme/drew/application

Reserve Tent Space for Homecoming Game by Oct. 7
Homecoming 2011 is Oct. 21-23. Because space on Pratt Field is limited, any individual or group wishing to have a tent on the field for the football game needs to reserve a space through Alumni and Parent Programs. Spaces may be reserved online at www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/tentre. The deadline for reserving a space is Oct. 7; any requests made after that time will be considered on a space-available basis. This is to reserve a space only; arrangements to rent tents must be made separately. Please note that all tents require permits from the Town of Amherst.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/tentre

Open Meetings About New Science Center Oct. 5 and 6
Attend an open meeting about Amherst College's planned new science center on Wednesday, Oct. 5, or Thursday, Oct. 6. The architects, Stefan Behnisch of Behnisch Architekten and colleagues from Payette, will present the schematic design for the center, discuss the process that led to the design and describe the next phase of the collaborative design process. Members of the college’s administration will be available, with the architects, to take questions, comments and suggestions. We have scheduled two open meetings for faculty and staff on Oct. 6 in the Friedmann Room of Keefe Campus Center. The same information will be presented at both meetings. Meeting One will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Meeting Two will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff members who will be unable to attend either of these sessions are welcome to join students at an open meeting sponsored by the Student Senate from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall, on Oct. 5. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please send them to sciencecenter@amherst.edu.

Apply to Live in Drew House: Deadline Oct. 7
The deadline for applying for Drew House vacancies is this Friday, Oct. 7, at 11:59 p.m. All applications must be submitted before this deadline.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme/drew/application

Health Center Closed Oct. 10
The Keefe Health Center is closed on Monday, Oct. 10, for the Columbus Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8:30 a.m. Amherst College students with emergencies should contact the Campus Police at 413-542-2111. Amherst College students with urgent care needs should contact UMass University Health Services at 413-577-5000.

Inauguration of President Biddy Martin Oct. 16
The Inauguration of President Carolyn "Biddy" Martin will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. on the south end of the Main Quadrangle. The procession will include Amherst College trustees and faculty, as well as delegates from other colleges and universities. The ceremony will feature remarks from Wako Tawa on behalf of the Amherst faculty, from Cornell University Dean and Professor G. Peter Lepage on behalf of other colleges and universities and from Yasuhiro Kuroki, representing Doshisha University. Smith College President Carol T. Christ will bring greetings from the Five Colleges; James Wald from the Town of Amherst Select Board; Superintendent Maria Geryk from the Amherst- Pelham Regional School District; Romen Borsellino '12 from the Amherst student body; Suzette Farnham from the Amherst College staff; Kelly Close '90 from the Alumni Council; and Michael Witmore from the Folger Shakespeare Library. President Martin will receive her honorary master's degree from Dean Gregory Call and will deliver the Inaugural Address. Music will be provided by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Mark Lane Swanson and Mallorie Chernin, respectively. For further information about the ceremony and the other special events planned for the weekend, please visit the Inauguration website at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/inauguration

Apply to Head Your Own Literacy Project, Anywhere in the World-- Deadline Oct. 28
Interested in supporting global literacy? The Springboard Program is looking for Amherst College students to apply with proposals for innovative and sustainable literacy initiatives,anywhere in the world. Developed by Reader to Reader (which is based on the Amherst campus), The Springboard Program guides you through the design and implementation of your project, teaching you the skills necessary to launch a sustainable project and giving you unparalleled leadership opportunity. Applications are due Oct. 28. More information and applications are available online. Kat Libby '11 welcomes your questions or clarifications by e-mail at klibby@readertoreader.org.
For more information: www.readertoreader.org/springboard.html

Physical Education Classes, Unit II, Begin Oct. 24-- Register by Oct. 21
It is time to think about enrolling in physical education classes. Unit II begins on Monday, Oct. 24, and ends on Friday, Nov. 18. Please visit the Athletics website (at the link below) for the course information. Registration will end on Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/department/physed/courses

Pick Up Your Copy of the 2011 'Olio' Oct. 20 and 21!
For all current sophomores, juniors and seniors, "The Amherst Olio 2011" is being distributed in Keefe Campus Center this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come pick up your free copy of the yearbook (and get a cupcake while you're at it!).

Grant Support for Senior Projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Apply by Oct. 21
The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may apply, but first priority is reserved for English majors and others working in literary studies, creative writing theater and dance or film. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses or production projects. Awards exceeding $1,200 will be made only in the most extraordinary cases. The deadline for fall applications is Oct. 21, 2011.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/studentfunds

A Better Chance Tutors: Apply Now!
Interested in tutoring? Working with high school students? Then, apply to be a tutor with A Better Chance. We tutor once a week, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tutors work in teams of four to tutor seven scholars, and the tutoring house is a 10-minute walk into town. Apply ASAP at the link below-- we especially welcome those proficient in Spanish and comfortable with high school science.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/abc

Auditions for a New Musical
The Amherst College Music Department is producing a new musical, "Nicholas and Alexandra," composed by Michael O'Connor '12. The show centers around the fall of the Romanov Regime in Russia and is in need of male singer. The show will be performed on Saturday, March 31, 2012, and will require availability during Spring Break 2012. Given that the Music Department is not producing the traditional Interterm musical, this will be one of the few chances for students to perform in a musical on campus this year. Please email Mike (moconnor12@amherst.edu) if interested.

CCE Now Hiring Student Staff-- Apply by Oct. 24
The CCE is a great place to work. Find out more about the specific positions available at the link below. Applications are due Oct. 24.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/about/student_employment/opportunities

RSVP for 'Money 101: Personal Finances After College'
On Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Room, Sean Kelly '95, an investment coordinator with The Kaleel Company, will lead a seminar for students on responsibly managing your personal finances. He'll cover a variety of topics, including how much of your income should go into living expenses, investments and savings; how to navigate filing taxes; how to build good credit; the meaning of your credit score; and the ins and outs of taking out a loan. There will be plenty of time for questions following his presentation. Antonio's pizza will be served. Kindly RSVP at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/wade/money101

Applications to the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect Due Oct. 24
Apply to become a Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect by Oct. 24. Applications are available online (see link below) or in Keefe Health Center. Peer Advocates offer a confidential student resource to the Amherst campus and are trained to work with students on issues ranging from the romantic to the traumatic.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health/education/sexualrespect/peer_adv

Get Organized for Digital Research with a Fall Zotero Workshop at the Library-- Sign Up Now!
Sign up at the link below for one of the Frost Library's upcoming workshops on Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh], a free Firefox add-on that collects, manages and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching. You can also use Zotero to format references in your paper using Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. Just download the plug-in and you're on your way.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRkXzhpajBaM1JXTUJaX0JKeFc1SXc6MA#gid=0

 
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