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Archived announcements for September, 2011

Spanish Table to Meet on Fridays Beginning Sept. 9
Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome to join the conversation.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/spanish/regular_activities

Reminder for Faculty: Convocation is Monday, Sept. 5
Opening Convocation begins at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel on Monday, Sept. 5. Faculty will wear regalia at Convocation, and the procession will gather based on the seniority list posted throughout Johnson Chapel. Senior faculty gather in Room 21, and junior faculty gather in the west hall of the first floor of Johnson Chapel. The Public Affairs Office continues to handle rentals of caps and gowns. If you have not placed your rental order, contact Paula Mieczkowski (413-542-8269 or pamieczkowski@amherst.edu) or Patricia Allen (413-542-8094 or pmallen@amherst.edu) as soon as possible.

Convocation Info for Upperclass Students
Opening Convocation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel on Monday, Sept. 5. Upperclass students will be able to view a live video feed of the ceremony on the Convocation website (www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/convocation) or in Stirn Auditorium.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/convocation

French Table Will Meet Wednesdays Beginning Sept. 7
French Table will meet on Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. French speakers of all levels are welcome to join the group.

In Memoriam: Jerome Yezierski
Amherst College notes the passing of Jerome "Herman" Yezierski on Sept. 7, 2011. Yezierski came to the college in 1963 as a janitor and was promoted to special services custodian in 1972. He retired in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Claire, and four children, including college employees Maureen Waskiewicz and Joanne Thornton. To find more information, and to leave notes and remembrances, visit the college's In Memoriam page at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam

Remembering 9/11
The campus community will gather on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the War Memorial to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. We will assemble again at 4 p.m. in front of Converse Hall to walk to the Amherst Town Common and then to Grace Episcopal Church for an interfaith gathering to reflect on the anniversary of the attacks.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/911

Comment on 9/11 at Keefe Campus Center
What are your thoughts on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks? Between Friday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 12, take a moment to write a note on one of the easels at the Keefe Campus Center.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/911

Student Jobs in Valentine Dining Hall!
Sign up now for great jobs in Val for the Fall Semester. There are many opportunities to work in the dishroom, beverage area or food areas during mealtimes. Apply today! The application be found on the Dining Services website under "Student Jobs" (click the following link):
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/dining/student_jobs

Spanish Table to Meet on Fridays Beginning Sept. 9
Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome to join the conversation.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/spanish/regular_activities

Physical Education Classes: Unit 1: Enroll By Sept. 9
Welcome back! It is time to think about enrolling in Physical Education Classes. Unit 1 begins on Monday, Sept. 12, and ends on Friday, Oct. 7. Please visit the Athletics website at www.amherst.edu/athletics/department/physed/courses for the course information and how to register. Registration will end on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/department/physed/courses

German Table to Meet on Mondays Beginning Sept. 12
Each Monday at 11:45 a.m. in the Mezzanine of Valentine Hall, come and chat with faculty and friends. See you there!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/german_table

Chinese Language Table Begins Sept. 12
The Chinese language table will meet every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, from noon to 1 p.m., beginning Monday, Sept. 12. Meetings will be in Valentine Terrace Room B unless otherwise specified.

Weekly German Kaffeeklatsch Begins Tuesday, Sept. 13
Come and join us for "Kaffee" and much more, every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. at Porter House!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/kaffeeklatsch

Japanese Language Table Begins Sept. 13
The Japanese Language Table will begin meeting on Sept. 13 and will meet every Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. and every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. through Dec. 9 in the Terrace Room of Valentine Dining Hall.

REMINDER: First-Year and New Transfer Students Needed for Website Focus Group
New students: Do you have an opinion about the Amherst Website? Did the site influence your decision to apply to Amherst? How helpful is the site to you as a new student? The college wants to know. Please join a lunchtime focus group in Val on Friday to tell us what you think. Sign up at the link below. First 10 people to sign up and attend will get a free Amherst pennant banner!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/focus_group_signup

German Film Series Begins Sept. 15
Join the German Department at Stirn Auditorium five times this semester and enjoy some of Germany's most riveting and entertaining cinema. Click on link for more details.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series

Register for Red Cross Blood Drive in Keefe Campus Center Sept. 14
Amherst College will host its first American Red Cross blood drive of the academic year on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Keefe Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged. For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or go online to redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code 32. Please eat breakfast and/or lunch before your donation, and drink extra fluids. A positive ID is required. All presenting donors will receive a coupon, courtesy of Six Flags New England, for 50 percent off admission to the park through October. Blood donors are needed. Please help.
For more information: www.redcrossblood.org

Intramural Sports Registration Sept. 13-19
Registration for fall intramural sports will start this Wednesday, Sept. 13, and run until Monday, Sept. 19. This fall, we will be offering co-ed soccer (advanced and intermediate leagues), co-ed tennis and co-ed golf. If you are interested in playing soccer, please have your team captain e-mail Dylan Joyce at djoyce12@amherst.edu. Include in your e-mail the name of your team, what league you wish to be in and the names, classes and genders of all team members. All rosters must have at least 11 members. Each player may play in both the advanced and intermediate league but cannot play on more than one team in each league. Anyone interested in playing golf or tennis: please e-mail Brian Merrigan at bmerrigan11@amherst.edu.

Want to Get Paid to Watch Sporting Events?
Plan on watching your friends compete against the likes of Williams and Middlebury this fall? Want to get paid for it while watching from the best seat in the house? Public Affairs and Athletics are continuing to expand video streaming services and need your help broadcasting our teams' games over the Internet. The job requires connecting video cameras and microphones to a computer and running basic software. We can train any enthusiastic and reliable student who is interested and can commit to evening and weekend hours when the teams meet. Video production experience is preferred, and audio/visual equipment experience is desirable. Don't hesitate to submit an application-- the first home game is around the corner. Contact Sports Information Director Justin Long at jlong@amherst.edu or 413-542-2344.

Want to Help Us Capture the Year's Best Sports Moments on Video?
The Amherst Sports Information Department will be posting video highlights to YouTube throughout the 2011-12 academic year, but we're seeking students with an interest in video production and a variety of sports to help us keep up with the action. We can train any enthusiastic and reliable student who is interested and can commit to evening and weekend hours when the teams meet. These students would be required to produce short highlight clips (2-3 minutes) that consist of quality game footage and postgame interviews with players and coaches. Candidates should be familiar with the majority of Amherst's 27 varsity sports, as they would be asked to cover a wide range of events. Jobs are limited, so don't hesitate to contact us! Get in touch with Sports Information Director Justin Long at jlong@amherst.edu or 413-542-2344.

In Memoriam: Zuhdo Jusufovich
Amherst College notes the passing of Zuhdo Jusufovich on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Jusufovich came to Amherst in 2003 and worked as a custodian up until the time of his death. Before coming to the college, he had worked as an electrician and a teacher. He is survived by his son, Elvedin. To leave notes and remembrances, visit the college's In Memoriam page at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam

148 Books Donated by Multiple Choice
Congratulations to the 30 students who took a chance at the CCE Expo last week! You helped Reader to Reader donate 148 books to schools in Joplin, Mo. This town was devastated by a tornado this summer, and their schools took a big hit. The books Amherst students sponsored through their action will be part of a large donation soon to be shipped. For information about joining Reader to Reader as a volunteer or work-study student, please contact Kat at klibby@readertoreader.org.
For more information: www.readertoreader.org

Vela Scholars Tutoring Program: Apply by Sept. 21
Are you interested in teaching? Then become an instructor in the Vela Scholars Program at the Amherst Regional Middle School. Instructors will have the opportunity to work one-on-one and in small groups to increase students' academic outcomes, improve MCAS exam scores and strengthen students' connection to the school. Instructors help to implement individualized curriculum, monitor student progress and recognize student achievements. Instructors commit to one or more days per week during the fall semester (Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays) from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Applications are due on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 (click the link below). Questions? Contact Varun Iyengar '14 or Emma Vaimberg '14.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/amherst_public/vela/velaapp

Registered Student Organizations, Participate in Amherst After Dark! Event Proposals Due by Sept. 22
The Student Activities Office invites Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to participate in a late night program series for students this fall called Amherst After Dark! This is a pilot program created to provide additional consistent social options to Amherst College students. Student Activities will collaborate with RSOs to provide interactive late-night events. RSO student leaders seeking to find out more information about this program and to submit an event proposal, please visit the Student Activities Office website (linked below). Event proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 22.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/late_night_events

The Writing Center Offers Weekly English Conversation Circle
Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m., the Writing Center will host a weekly English Conversation Circle for students who want to improve listening and speaking skills. Refreshments will be served. There is room for 10 students. Please submit your name to Professor Barale at mbarale@amherst.edu

Faculty: Rent Regalia for Inauguration by Sept. 23
Faculty members to who plan to process at the Inauguration on Sunday, Oct. 16, and who need rental regalia must place their orders with the events office by Sept. 23. Please contact Paula Mieczkowski (413-542-8269 or pamieczkowski@amherst.edu) or Patricia Allen (413-542-8094 or pmallen@amherst.edu) for rental information. Paula and Pat can also help with purchasing regalia at any time during the year. Regalia sale is currently in progress at approximately 25 percent off- the purchase orders have to be in by Nov. 1.

Music Practice Rooms in James, Stearns and Hitchcock: Check Out Keys by Sept. 23
Keys to the James, Stearns and Hitchcock Music Practice Rooms are available from now through Sept. 23 for students to check out for the academic year. Any Amherst College student wishing to check out a key should stop by Keefe Campus Center Room 114, during business hours, to fill out the form. The process requires a $10 deposit (for each key) that will be taken out of your student account. If you are interested, you are encouraged to pick up a key before Sept. 23. Keys will be due back to Campus Center 114 by May 11, 2012, to avoid loss of the deposit and an additional charge.

Student Photographer/Photojournalist Needed in Public Affairs Office
The Amherst College Office of Public Affairs seeks to hire a student worker to photograph, gather audio and shoot video and to edit and produce multimedia content. Set your own hours around classes, studying and extracurricular activities. The job pays $10 per hour, plus freelance. Contact Rob Mattson at smattson@amherst.edu or 413-542-2320. Experience with photography is a must, as is experience with Photoshop. Student photographers work as a team to document the people, places and things that make Amherst College one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. The staff photographs news, features, sports, portraits and stories, with an opportunity to produce additional work that fits within the Amherst College parameters.

'English 120: Reading, Writing and Teaching' is Looking for Student Drivers
We are looking to hire students to drive other students (who do not have drivers' licenses) in college vans to their community service placements in Holyoke and Ware. Each trip involves half an hour of driving each way, and a 2-hour wait while the students tutor. Trips happen once or twice a week. Bring your homework! You must be 100 percent reliable. Contact Professor Judith Frank at jefrank@amherst.edu for more information.

Student Workers Needed for Homecoming and/or Family Weekend-- Apply by Sept. 28
Alumni and Parent Programs is hiring student workers for Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 21 and 22) and Family Weekend (Nov. 4 and 5). The pay is $8 per hour. Jobs include working at the Alumni House; driving vans; helping at Kids' Fest; and setting up chairs, tables and signs on the football field. All students are eligible to apply. If you are interested, please visit the link below or contact Brent Alderman Sterste '00 at baldermansterste@amherst.edu or 413-542-8226 by Sept. 28.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/studentworkers

Student Workers Needed for Inauguration Setup and Breakdown
We need four students to help an outside sound company set up the public address system for Inauguration and to break it down afterward. Work will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, midday on both days. Students will work approximately two hours each day, four hours total. No experience is necessary, but there will be some heavy lifting. Expect to get your hands dirty. If interested, please contact John Kunhardt at jwkunhardt@amherst.edu.

Come Join the Amherst College 'Olio'!
Like designing layouts? Like taking pictures of the campus and events? Like knowing what's happening on campus? Do you want to work on the yearbook? If you do, come join 'The Olio' every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the 'Olio' Office, in James 005. If you want to know more about 'The Olio,' contact us at olio@amherst.edu.

Any Current EMTs Looking to Join ACEMS?
Any students who currently hold Emergency Medical Technician certification in any state and are interested in joining Amherst College Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS) should email the ACEMS Board at acems@amherst.edu. We'll help you get reciprocity in Massachusetts and answer any questions you might have.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health/service/acems

 
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