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Archived announcements for January, 2012

Space Available in 'Personal Essay Writing' Course
It's not too late to register for Personal Essay Writing, an Interterm course offered by the Writing Center. Take this opportunity to tell some stories you've been wanting to tell, learn some new writing processes and have fun doing some writing you might not normally have the time or opportunity to do. To join the class, contact Kristen Brookes before the second meeting, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2011/node/362080

Two New Writing Workshops Jan. 10 and 11
Registration is now open for two new workshops at the Writing Center. "Reading Closely," which meets Tuesday, Jan. 10, will help you decide what details of a text (literary, philosophical, religious, theoretical or legal) are important, attend insightfully to these details and find and interpret connections among these details. "Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions," which meets Wednesday, Jan. 11, will offer a lens through which to think about these most difficult parts of a paper, as well as strategies for crafting them.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2011

Get Organized for Digital Research During Interterm with Zotero
Sign up for an Interterm Zotero workshop. Nine new sessions are available in January 2012. All one-hour sessions are held in the Lane room of in the Frost Library. Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free Firefox add-on that collects, manages and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also 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 use Zotero to format references in your paper using Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. Just download the plug-in, and you are on your way.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlLZWRWSGxXX3owdHZuaDRiWmJZMmc6MA

Sign Up Now for 'Sustainable Forestry and Agriculture' Interterm Course
Students participating in "Sustainable Forestry and Agriculture" will explore the ways people in the Pioneer Valley are trying to reconcile the need for sustainability with practices that work economically. While the focus will be on field trips to farms and forests in the Valley and conversations with local operators, we will try to put these businesses and their decision-making processes into a global context as we work toward answering the most difficult question facing the world today: Can the world's growing population be fed and housed sustainably? Bob Saul '80, Harvard M.P.P. '85, partner and director of domestic investments at Grantham, Mayo, and van Otterloo Renewable Resources, LLC, will lead the inquiry. Saul oversees GMO RR's $2 billion domestic farmland and forestland portfolio and operates his own local farms and tree plantations here in the Pioneer Valley. Guests will include soil scientists, foresters and local organic and commercial farmers. The course will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from from Jan. 9 to 20. Sign up at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/learn/Enviro/forestry

Fink Bioscience Symposium Registration Closes on Jan. 13
Registration closes on Fri., Jan. 13 for the fourth annual Gerald R. Fink '62 Bioscience Symposium, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 19. This year's theme will be "Taking Risks and Advancing Your Career," and the speakers range from a surgeon who was an Olympic medalist to the CEO of Consumers Union. Registration is a commitment to attend, and space is limited. For more information, email Pat Allen at pmallen@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/colloquia/bioscience/2012-symposium

Interterm Academic and Creative Writing Tutorials at the Writing Center
During Interterm, meet one-on-one with a Writing Center Associate to develop your skills and process as an academic or creative writer. For academic writers, our tutorials offer the opportunity to review your progress during the past semester, learn new writing skills, identify and work on problems and build on strengths. For creative prose writers (fiction and drama), our tutorials offer an ideal setting to revise or push forward on an existing work, undertake a new project or experiment with craft- and technique-building exercises under the guidance of a practicing writer. Interterm tutorials comprise four to six one-on-one sessions following an initial group meeting. Scroll down at the following link for info and to pre-register.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2011

Register for Writing Center Interterm Offerings
Registration is now open for the Writing Center's offerings over Interterm, including individual tutorials in academic and creative writing, a "Personal Essay" mini-course, a workshop on "Introductions and Conclusions," a Thesis Writers' Retreat, a workshop to foster a positive approach to one's senior thesis and much, much more! Space is limited, so register today.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2011#jan

Clinics Start on January 16 - Register for Amherst College Baseball 2012 Winter Instruction
Session 1: Hitting Clinic for all age groups (ages 9 to 18) will take place Monday, Jan. 16 (6 to 8 p.m.). Session 2: Pitching & Positional Play (catching, infield, outfield) for all age groups (ages 9 to 18) will take place Wednesday, Jan. 18 (6 to 8 p.m.). Each clinic will be divided into two sections, for age groups 9 to 13 and 14 to 18. To register for the clinic, please fill out and submit the online registration form that can be found at the link below. Questions? Call 413-542-2284.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/teams/spring/baseball/clinics

Tickets Now Available for 'Supper, Story and Song' Jan. 16
Share a simple meal and some great entertainment featuring the Da Camera Singers, the Zumbyes, storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss and Ashley McCall '12. Billy McBride will be emceeing the event, and there will be remarks by Jan Eidelson, president of the Board of Directors of the Survival Center. Proceeds go to the Amherst Survival Center as part of our ongoing Campus Challenge to address hunger. Tickets are available for $20 at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Amherst Books and A.J. Hastings and on campus at the Keefe Campus Center Student Activities Office, the Alumni Gym Athletics Office (Room 1204) and the Office of Public Affairs (306 Converse Hall).
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge

Writing Center Hours at Frost Library Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 10-19
Are you working on your thesis, a paper or an application during Interterm? Are you stuck? The Writing Center will be holding drop-in hours at the Frost Library from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10 through 19. Our Writing Associates can help you work through your ideas, develop your argument, improve your style, get or stay motivated and much more! We can also share helpful writing sourcebooks and provide information about the services offered at the Writing Center. No appointment is necessary.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award: Apply by Jan. 18
A $10,000 stipend is available for graduating college seniors for public service commitment anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. Design your own proposal or work with an established public service organization. A service commitment of one year is required. Proposals must be submitted by Jan. 18, 2012. For applications, visit the link below, or for more information, contact Amy Stacy (National Grid, 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA, 02451; 781-907-3358; or amy.stacy@us.ngrid.com).
For more information: www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp

New Position for Recent Grads or Seniors: International Student Life Fellow: Apply by Jan. 18
The Dean of Students Office is accepting applications for the International Student Life Fellow. As a member of Amherst College's Student Affairs team, the fellow will support the academic and developmental experience of approximately 175 international students. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students/International Student Advisor, the fellow will collaborate with various colleagues, including those from the Multicultural Resource Center, Advancement/Development, the Writing Center, Institutional Research and the International Student Association. This is a 12-month position that begins in June 2012. A bachelor's degree is required. Please see the following link regarding application submission:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/deanstudents/international

Harlem Gospel Choir Ticket Reservations Begin on Jan. 23
Please save the date for the Harlem Gospel Choir performance on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Buckley Recital Hall. This event will be free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations will begin on Monday, Jan. 23, in Keefe 114 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or online at the Student Activities website. For Five College and General Admission ticket reservations please contact 413-542-5773. This event is sponsored by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Committee.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe

Seniors: Swift Moore Teaching Award Nomination Deadline Extended to Jan. 20
In 1997, Amherst College inaugurated the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award to honor some of this country's outstanding high school teachers. Graduating seniors are invited to nominate teachers who made impacts on their lives. If you remember a secondary school teacher who stands out as deserving of the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award, please submit his or her name at the address below. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, Jan. 20.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement/infostudents/senior_activities/swiftmoore

Female Students Needed to Participate in Psychology Study
Black and/or White female students are needed to fill out a short questionnaire for a psychology thesis. Participants will be compensated $5 for completing the questionnaire. For more information about how to participate in this study please email Anna Savage at asavage12@amherst.edu

'The Common' Student Internships (Interterm, Spring, Summer 2012)
"The Common" is a new literary magazine based at Amherst College. Internship responsibilities include evaluating submissions; creating and updating multimedia web content; writing, editing and designing publicity materials; editing and proofreading; researching magazine production; office/administrative duties; and organizing and staffing conferences and events. The summer internship lasts six weeks, with 40 hours of work per week. On-campus housing is provided. The Interterm internship lasts three weeks, also 40 hours per week. The spring semester internship lasts 12 to 14 weeks and involves 10 hours of work per week. Submit to editor Jennifer Acker (editor@thecommononline.org) a cover letter, a CV and the names of two faculty references.
For more information: www.thecommononline.org/about#internships

Interterm Senior Health Reviews at Keefe Health Center
The January Interterm is an ideal time for any senior wishing to schedule a Senior Health Review. This is an opportunity to review your medical file and to obtain a necessary medical examination, laboratory tests, immunizations and prescriptions. Contact the Amherst College Keefe Health Center at 413-542-2267 to arrange for an appointment.

Admission Office Fellowship, 'Green Dean' Position-- Apply by Jan. 27
The Admission Office Fellowship provides a recent Amherst graduate the opportunity to be an integral part of the Admission Office professional staff. The fellow serves as part of the 12-member Admission Committee, makes public presentations on campus, travels to high schools and college fairs across the country, evaluates applications and contributes to admission decisions. The application for the position is available online at the Admission website, and we encourage all interested seniors to apply. Interviews will be conducted in February, and final selection of the fellow is expected by Spring Break. If you would like to hear more about the fellowship, please call Tyler Chapman '11 or Rebecca Dago '11 at campus 413-542-2328.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/admission/greendean

 
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