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Archived announcements for February, 2011

Intramural Volleyball Referees Needed!
Volleyball referees are needed for the winter intramural season. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Please contact Anuja Ankola '09 (aankola09@amherst.edu) if you are interested. Remember, this is a paid position.

Placement Test Mandatory for Students NEW to Spanish Language Courses; Take It Online Jan. 17-31
The Spanish Department administers an online placement exam to help students enroll in Spanish language courses at the correct level. Amherst College students will have access from Jan. 17 to 31. Go to the Spanish Department website (at the link below), click on "Placement Test" in menu on the left, log in and follow directions provided. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones. Five College students should contact Language Coordinator Victoria Maillo at vmaillo@amherst.edu to schedule the placement exam. A personal interview will follow the exam. Please contact Victoria Maillo to schedule this interview after you have taken the exam.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/spanish

German Table Every Monday Starting Jan. 31
The German Table meet every Monday at 11:45 a.m. in Valentine Hall in the Mezzanine. The first meeting for the spring semester will be on Monday, Jan. 31. Come and chat with faculty and friends!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/german_table

Japanese Language Table Begins Jan. 31
Japanese language table will begin meeting on Monday, Jan. 31, and will meet every Monday (noon to 1 p.m.), Tuesday (noon to 2 p.m.) and Friday (noon to 1 p.m.) in Terrace Room A of Valentine Dining Hall.

Chinese Language Table Begins Jan. 31
The Chinese language table will begin meeting in Valentine Dining Hall on Monday, Jan. 31, and will meet every Monday (in S Conference Room), Tuesday (in Terrace Room B) and Friday (in S Conference Room) from noon to 1 p.m.

College Closed Wednesday, Feb. 2
Due to inclement weather, Amherst College will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Students should check with their professors to see if classes will be held.

No On-Street Parking in Amherst Wednesday, Feb. 2
Due to inclement weather, the town of Amherst is not allowing any on-street parking until further notice. Public parking lots and the parking garage will remain open throughout the on-street parking ban. Visit amherstma.gov for updated information.
For more information: amherstma.gov

Funding Support Available for Some Senior Projects; Apply by Feb. 1
Funding support for some senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. 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. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image, whether essays, theses or production projects. Additional information and application procedures may be found on the Dean of the Faculty's website at the link below. The deadline for submitting requests for the spring semester is Feb. 1.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/studentfunds

Kaffeeklatsch Every Tuesday Evening Starting Feb. 1
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 spring semester will be on Tuesday, Feb. 1. 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

Russian Table Begins Feb. 2!
Russian Table will begin on Feb. 2. We will meet on the Valentine mezzanine every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2011-2012 Resident Counselor Applications Available Now! Deadline Feb. 4
Approximately 60 Resident Counselors will be selected to serve for the 2011-2012 academic year. Current first-year students, sophomores and juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply. You may download a copy of the application online or pick up a paper version in Converse 105. Resident Counselors will be selected based on the evaluations of their applications, interviews and letters of recommendation. All applicants should attend an information session on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Each student should sign up for an interview time when returning the application. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17; Friday, Feb. 18; and Saturday, Feb. 19.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/jobs

Amherst College Fellowships Applications Now Available; Apply by Feb. 10
Any senior or recent graduate interested in Amherst College Fellowships for graduate study in 2011-2012 may pick up an application in the Office of Fellowships (213 Converse Hall), the Career Center or the Office of Financial Aid. The application deadline is Feb. 10. Prior acceptance to graduate school is not necessary for application, but you must be in the process of applying. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit and financial need. There is one application for all the different fellowships, and descriptions are in the Amherst College Course Catalog. The Rufus B. Kellogg University Fellowship will not be awarded again until 2012. Please contact Suzanne Spencer (sspencer@amherst.edu or 413-542-5079) for mailing and information.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/fellowships/amherst

Hitchcock Fellowship Applications 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). Individuals interested in the position should send a letter of application and current resume no later than Feb. 11, 2011, to Michelle Morgan, Senior Woman Administrator in the Department of Physical Education and Athletics.

Editorial Internship Available in Amherst College Office of Public Affairs-- Apply by Feb. 11
Public Affairs is seeking a student to work 8-10 hours a week this semester as a paid editorial intern. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in journalism, media relations or magazine publishing to build a portfolio of clips. The job will include fact-checking and proofreading for Amherst magazine and writing for the college's homepage. The intern will pitch story ideas, write at least 2-3 articles a month and post to Facebook and Twitter. Applicants should write well and quickly and possess top-notch proofreading and research skills. A strong attention to detail is a must. Previous work in journalism, PR or magazine publishing is a plus but not a requirement. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Amherst magazine editor Emily Gold Boutilier at magazine@amherst.edu by Friday, Feb. 11.

Twelve College Exchange Program Application Deadline Feb. 11
This program facilitates residential study at Bowdoin, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton, Wesleyan, the Mystic Seaport Program and the National Theater Institute. Interested students must meet with Dean Janna Behrens by Friday, Feb. 11. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 14. Students must also comply with the college's internal notification deadlines: March 15 for the Fall 2011 semester and 2011-12 academic year or April 15 for the Spring 2012 semester. Any student who fails to submit an Intent form by the stipulated deadlines will not receive credit for course work completed at another school. Please visit the website for more information and contact Dean Behrens with questions.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/domestic_study

Student Housing Advisory Committee: New Members Needed! Apply by Feb. 14
The Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC) is accepting applications for three new members to assist with Room Draw coordination this year, as well as next year's housing selection process. This paid two-year position is open only to members of the Classes of 2012 and 2013. Please note that you must have directly participated in at least one Room Draw in order to be eligible. An e-mail including the application form will be sent to all members of the Classes of 2012 and 2013, or you can pick up an application in the Residential Life Office (Converse 105). The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 14.

Summer Study Abroad Fellowships: Application Deadline Feb. 15
Amherst College has a limited number of highly competitive fellowships for summer study abroad programs. Students must be first-years, sophomores or juniors. There may be other eligibility requirements, depending on the fellowship. Please visit the link below for more information and to download the application. The deadline is Feb. 15.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/summerstudyabroad

Family Skating Hours at Orr Rink Dec. 5 to Feb. 20
Family Skating hours at Orr Rink will begin this Sunday, Dec. 5, with a session from noon to 2 p.m. This session is open to all members of the college community with an Amherst College ID card. Click on the following link to the Athletics website for more information about skating sessions throughout the winter.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/physed/facilities

Sign Up for Music Practice Rooms
Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the Music Department practice room facilities during spring semester and who did not sign up in September may sign up for practice room keys during the first two weeks of the semester: Monday, Jan. 24, to Friday, Jan. 28, and Monday, Jan. 31, to Friday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior music majors preparing Honors recitals may also reserve practice time during these two weeks. On Sunday, Feb. 6, anyone who has been issued a key may schedule reserved practice time for the spring semester. Those sign-up hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Information concerning access to practice rooms and fees is posted in the Arms Music Center. Applications for keys will be available in the Music Department at the time of sign-up.

Amherst College Summer Research Fellowships in the Sciences: Apply by Feb. 18
Are you a first- or second-year student who would like to spend this summer on campus pursuing a collaborative research project in the sciences? Then an Amherst College Summer Research Fellowship may be perfect for you! A total of approximately 21 fellowships for students in the Classes of 2013 and 2014 will be awarded. The program will run for 10 weeks starting as soon as Monday, May 30 (start and end dates may vary depending on the summer schedule of the faculty advisor). For more details, please go to the link below, then click on the "2011 Summer Application" link. Note that the application deadline is Friday, Feb. 18!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/funding/students/howard_hughes_fellowship

2011 Five College Student Film & Video Festival Entry Deadline Feb. 17
The deadline for submitting entries for the 2011 Five College Student Film & Video Festival is Thursday, Feb. 17, by 3 p.m. Submissions may be turned in at specific locations at each of the Five Colleges. Download the entry form, which has much more detail, at the link below. The festival will take place on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall at Hampshire College. A total of twelve cash prizes will be awarded to the top-ranked entries for each category, the top winner from each of the Five Colleges and the grand prize winner of the festival.
For more information: www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/film/festival/

Sign Up for Red Cross Blood Drive in Campus Center Feb. 17
Amherst College is holding a Red Cross blood drive at the Keefe Campus Center on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Red Cross has seen 28,000 scheduled blood donations canceled as a result of the severe winter weather. The Red Cross is currently on a national appeal for donors to help replenish the blood inventory, which is at the lowest it has been in more than a decade. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged. For an appointment, please call 1-800-922-4376 or, up until one day before the drive, go to redcrossblood.org. Be sure to eat before you donate. A positive ID is required. All presenting donors will receive a "Boston Bruins Bleed Black & Gold" T-shirt and, courtesy of Sub & Pizza in Amherst, a coupon for a slice of cheese pizza and a can of Coca-Cola.
For more information: www.redcrossblood.org

Harlem Gospel Choir Ticket Reservations Begin Feb. 2
Harlem Gospel Choir ticket reservations begin on Wednesday, Feb. 2. On Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m., the renowned Harlem Gospel Choir will perform in Buckley Recital Hall. This is their fourth annual concert at the college. The concert is sponsored by the college's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee as a way to celebrate and honor the life and work of Dr. King. The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For AC ticket reservations, please go to the following link.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/calendar

There is Still Space in the Thesis Revision Workshop at the Writing Center
If you are writing a thesis and would like some practical insight on revision, there is still room in the Thesis Revision Workshop. Register now!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2010#february

Attention, All Student DJs! Apply to Work at Spring Formal by Feb. 23
Mix/mash/make your own music? Interested in being considered in the running to be our Spring Formal DJ? Send us a sample of your work! The deadline is Feb. 23. Contact cvillapudua12@amherst.edu or mthomas13@amherst.edu for more information.

 
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