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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
e-mail at email@example.com.
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
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
For more information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRkXzhpajBaM1JXTUJaX0JKeFc1SXc6MA#gid=0