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Archived announcements for November, 2011

Jazz@Schwemm's Announces Fall Lineup
The lineup for the annual Jazz@Schwemm's performance series has been posted. Performances given by students and local professionals will fall on four consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning on Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. in the Schwemm's Backroom. Each performance is free and open to the public. The series itself was a collaborative initiative of Alex Rodriguez '07 and Professor Dominic Poccia (Biology). The performers slated for each week include: Oct. 6: Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and combos Toxic Thunder and Floorless Tower (held in Friedmann Room, this date only); Oct. 13: Cathy Jensen-Hole and Trio with combo Seven Samurai; Oct. 20: Moment's Notice with combo Dial M; Oct. 27: Joe LaCreta Vision Trio with Combo When Worlds Collide. Support live music!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jazz

Sign Up for the Career Center Focus Group
Be part of the Career Center Focus Group: share your feedback over dinner in the Career Center! The Career Center and Alumni and Parent Programs are working on ways to engage students and alumni. To best do this, we need to student input. Participate in this focus group and have your perspectives heard. Your feedback will contribute to shaping our student- alumni engagement initiatives. The best part? We'll feed you a delicious Antonio's pizza dinner (everyone has to eat sometime!). The Career Center would love to hear your thoughts about and experiences with alumni, so please sign up for our focus group! This is a one-time commitment, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Please email Dean Deanne Maxwell to sign up.

Upcoming Deadline: The Springboard Program-- Applications Due Oct. 28
Prepare your application for the Springboard Program, a selective nonprofit training program that will guide you through the design and implementation of your own literacy initiative, anywhere in the world! Visit our website (at the link below) for more information and the application form. Kat welcomes your questions at klibby@readertoreader.org.
For more information: www.readertoreader.org/springboard.html

Family Weekend Academic Department Receptions
This year's Family Weekend will be held Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 6. Parents and families always enjoy meeting our faculty members, and we ask that all academic departments consider hosting receptions. For many parents, this is the highlight of the weekend, and we'd love it if every department were represented. An email has been sent to each academic department chair and coordinator, but if it missed you, please go to this registration page to let us know about your reception: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/198791.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/198791

Student Jobs in Valentine Dining Hall
Dining Services has many openings in the newly renovated Val! Please stop by the Valentine office today and inquire. There are many opportunities for you to work with us. Apply today!

Submit First-Person Narratives About Your Intellectual Experience at Amherst! Deadline Nov. 2
Does Amherst foster intellectual diversity? How do departmental curriculums, course offerings, and pedagogy impact your intellectual development, especially in relation to your identity? How do the current faculty and staff shape such exploration? What is absent or salient about your intellectual experience at Amherst thus far, and how has that affected you? Submissions will be compiled into a student manifesto that speaks to the current atmosphere of intellectual diversity at Amherst and will be brought to the attention of students, faculty, staff and administration. Narratives can be reflections/anecdotes/blurbs. They should be honest accounts written from the student's perspective. Anonymous submissions are welcomed. Submit by Wednesday, Nov. 2, to herstdiversity@gmail.com or AC#259.

Submit Your Artwork to 'Frame'! Deadline Nov. 4
"Frame," the student art magazine, will be accepting submissions for the fall semester issue through Nov. 4! We welcome submissions from students, staff and faculty in any media, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photographs. Please send high-resolution images of your submissions (300 dpi or better) to amherstframe@gmail.com, or contact us to arrange a time to photograph your work!

The Springboard Program: Deadline Extended to Nov. 4
Applications are now due Friday, Nov. 4, by 5 p.m. Do you want to make a difference? This local program can help you develop your own literacy intiative, anywhere in the world! Last year, two Amherst students created amazing projects that are bringing education to communities in Nigeria and the Dominican Republic. Visit our website for more information and the application form. Kat welcomes your questions at klibby@readertoreader.org.
For more information: www.readertoreader.org/springboard.html

Complimentary Coffee and Tea During Family Weekend in Memory of John B. Schwemm
The Amherst College community mourns the loss of John B. Schwemm '56, who passed away on Oct. 28. To celebrate Jack's steadfast support of Amherst, and the much-beloved coffee house that bears his name, the Schwemm Family invites all Family Weekend participants to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea in his honor. Schwemm's Gourmet Coffee House (in Keefe Campus Center) will be open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Campus Challenge Begins Nov. 7 and 8
Campus Challenge is a way for everyone at Amherst College to express concern and take action together around poverty, hunger and interfaith engagement in the Amherst area. Goals include gathering 10 tons of food and raising $10,000 for Amherst Survival Center. During the kickoff, representatives from the Challenge Committee, Amherst Survival Center, student groups and college departments will share ways to participate. Let's be creative! The kickoff is offered twice to accommodate busy schedules: Monday, Nov. 7, at noon in the Terrace Rooms of Valentine Dining Commons and again on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Museum of Natural History. All members of the Amherst College community are welcome to participate.

Dalai Lama Fellow Applications Due Nov. 14
One student or student team will be selected from Amherst College to receive extensive leadership training and up to $10,000 to implement a project. Apply to be a fellow and you can take the lead in designing and launching a project about which you are passionate, directly impact a significant challenge in your community, take part in a year-long curriculum on reflective and values-based leadership and service, and travel to Northern California for an intensive, week-long meeting at the beginning and end of your fellowship.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/funding/dalai

Scholarship Program for Latino Students: Apply by Nov. 15
Several $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding Latino students in undergraduate study as part of the 2012 Accenture ¡Si'! The New American Workforce Scholarship and Internship Program. Application deadline is Nov. 15. Visit their website at the link below for the application and more details.
For more information: www.aspira.org/en/Si

Apply to be a Tour Guide! Deadline Nov. 18
The Admission Office is hiring tour guides to start Spring 2012. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 18. Students selected for interviews will be contacted at the end of the break.
For more information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tourguide

Register Now for November Writing Center Workshops
The Writing Center's November workshops are now open for registration. This month's offerings include two workshops for thesis writers and a new workshop on reading. One of these meets Nov. 1, and registration for another closes on Oct. 31. Take a look at them now, so you don't miss out! Preregistration is required.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2011#nov

Keefe Health Center Hours During Thanksgiving Break
The Keefe Health Center will be open on Monday, Nov. 21, and Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. We will be closed for the remainder of the week. Amherst College students remaining in the local area who have medical emergencies should contact the Campus Police at 413-542-2111. Students in need of urgent medical care should contact University Health Services (UHS) at UMass at 413-577-5000. The Walk-In Clinic at UHS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and between midnight and 8 a.m. the remainder of the break. During these times, a telephone nurse will be available at 413-577-5000 to assess medical situations and determine the appropriate course of action.

Here Over Thanksgiving Break? Events, Hours, Dining Options and More
The Dean of Students' Office is sponsoring daily events to bring together students who remain on campus during Thanksgiving break. Vacation can also be a great opportunity to explore your surroundings-- to visit parts of the campus you seldom appreciate or to explore the other schools in the Five College Consortium. Check the Thanksgiving Festivities website for details on offerings and ideas.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/tgivingbreak

Submit Art to 'Thoughts of Amherst'!
Do you want your artwork featured on the cover of a magazine? If so, submit your artwork to thoughts@amherst.edu by Nov. 11!

Do You Love Reading? Become a Mentor with Reader to Reader!
If you love reading and want to inspire struggling students through books, become a reading mentor with Reader to Reader! You'll read books and talk about them online with students in Springfield and Chicopee, Mass., or on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico. A weekly shift (one hour minimum) in our nearby office is also required. Please apply online by Nov. 14 for consideration in this hiring cycle. A link to our application can be found through the "For more information" link below. This is an off-campus work-study position, so you must have Federal Work Study eligibility. Please refer to the link below for a job description and other details.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/student_employment/off_campus/offcampus

Help High School Students with their College Essays
Many Paths, a college prep collaboration between Amherst Regional High School, the Youth Action Coalition and Reader to Reader, is looking for students who can volunteer half an hour or more to help local students begin or refine their admissions essays for college applications. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email Kat at klibby@readertoreader.org with the times you would like to volunteer (between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day.) There will be a required training session at the Wilson Admission Building on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. You must attend this training in order to volunteer.

Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund: Apply by Nov. 30
The American Heart Association is excited to announce the national launch of the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund, which directly addresses important gaps in treatment that can lead to heart-health disparities among Hispanic and African-American women. The scholarship, funded by Macy's, helps support the efforts of the American Heart Association to reach women of diverse backgrounds with heart-health information and resources. Applications for the national scholarship are due on Nov. 30, 2011.
For more information: https://www.wizehive.com/appform/login/gored

Return Rental Regalia to Office of Public Affairs
Anyone who rented regalia for Convocation and/or Inauguration must return it as soon as possible to the Office of Public Affairs (Converse 202 or 306).

Statistical Consulting Offered by the Math Department
The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Professor Liao and Five College graduate consultant Yue Zhao will be available for statistical consulting for both faculty and students during the Fall 2011 semester. Liao will hold 30 minutes of drop-in time each week, when quick questions may be addressed. Longer appointments may be scheduled during her drop-in time or by email. Zhao will provide his services on Monday afternoons. Please make appointments with Zhao in advance, either during his office hours or by email.We encourage thesis writers with longer-term consulting needs to involve their faculty mentors in the consulting. Fall semester times are as follows: Shu-Min Liao: Wednesday, 3 to 3:30 p.m.; Yue Zhao: Monday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/mathematics/stats

Spanish Writing Center Hours for Fall 2011
Writing Fellows will be available on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday evenings from 8 to 9 p.m. in #102 Barrett, to assist upper-division students enrolled in Spanish culture courses and language courses (140 and 199) with Spanish-language writing projects. This program is meant to complement the Spanish Peer Tutors' help for students in language courses who have grammatical questions. Fellows will concentrate exclusively on narrative structure and strategy. Sessions will last 30 minutes each. Please bring a draft or prospectus in hard copy to your session. Contact Javier Chavez Chacon, Marcelo Cifuentes or Jean Santiago to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome if time permits.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/spanish/spanishwritingcenter

 
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