Archived announcements for November, 2012
'Speaking to Silence: Conversations on Community & Individual Responsibility' Nov. 2
"Speaking to Silence: Conversations on Community and Individual Responsibility" will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, as planned. Classes will be cancelled, and offices will be closed. A program of presentations and small group discussions will begin at 9:15 a.m. and finish by 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all, and an informal gathering will conclude the day. Faculty and supervisors are asked to extend deadlines where possible and appropriate. More specific information is available at the link below. Please note that the pre-registration and advising period has been extended by one day. Students will meet with their advisors during the week of Thursday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 7, and pre-register for spring classes on their designated days during the week of Thursday, Nov. 8, through Thursday, Nov. 15.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/sexual_respect/events/speak_to_silence
Deadline for 'Circus' Moved EARLIER to Nov. 2
'Circus,' the art and literary magazine, will be accepting submissions from now until Nov. 2. We consider works from a wide variety of forms and mediums, including: poetry, prose, screenplays, comics, photography, painting and
sculpture. Submissions can be made by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in the box located at Frost. Feel free to email us any questions regarding how to submit, anonymity or the selection process.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/circus
CCE Grant Deadlines Nov. 2
The deadline for both the Dalai Lama
Fellowship and the 100 Projects for Peace
grants is this Friday, Nov. 2.
Please be sure to submit your
application(s) on time in order to be
considered for the grant(s). If you
have any questions, please contact Anna
Vargas at email@example.com. Also,
please find more information and the
applications at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce /lead/funding
Reminder: Election Day Nov. 6
The campus community is reminded that
today is Election Day. Find more
information about voting in
Massachusetts at the following link:
For more information: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/
Lewis-Sebring Closed Thursday, Nov. 8
Lewis-Sebring Commons is closed today.
On Campus This Thanksgiving? Share a Meal with a Member of the Amherst Community! Sign Up by Nov. 8
Amherst faculty, staff and local alumni
are eager to host students at their
homes for a visit and a meal, be it
Thanksgiving dinner or lunch or dinner
on another day during the break. In
most cases, members of our community
have offered transportation to and from
their homes, and each individual will
host at least two students. Follow the
link below to learn more about this
program and to sign up. We would like
to start matching students with hosts as
soon as possible, so please sign up no
later than Nov. 8.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/tgivingbreak/host
Register for Webcasts with President Martin on Issues of Sexual Respect Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 7 and 10
In response to alumni and parent
concerns, President Biddy Martin is
conducting several webcasts to update
the community on issues of sexual
respect, actions taken and actions being
planned and to answer previously
submitted questions.The webcasts will
occur at the following dates and times:
Wednesday, Oct. 31, at noon EST;
Thursday, Nov. 1, at 9 p.m. EDT;
Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. EDT; and
Saturday, Nov. 10 (Homecoming), 9 to 11 a.m. For details about how to join the
conversation by computer or phone, and
to submit questions to President Martin,
click on the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/forum
Make Reservations Now for 'Streetlights to Spotlights: Roads Paved of Gold' Nov. 10
The Black Student Union cordially invites you to attend its
annual Harlem Renaissance Evening Event on Saturday, Nov. 10. The evening will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gymnasium. Please contact Talia Plummer '15 at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, class year, student email and names of guests for reservations. Please wear formal attire.
Campus Challenge Takes on Hurricane Sandy
Campus Challenge needs your help to help
those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. On
Saturday at Pratt Field from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m., Campus Challenge volunteers will
be accepting financial contributions to
the American Red Cross and donations of
needed supplies. A donation box for
needed supplies will also be located at
the entrance to Alumni Gymnasium
throughout Homecoming Weekend. The
supplies most needed include blankets,
candles, flashlights, batteries, water,
food, new socks, towels, printer paper,
baby items (diapers, etc.), pet food,
dining supplies (plates, cups, forks,
bowls, spoons, etc.), NEW winter wear
(jackets, gloves, hats-- anything to
keep folks warm --but used clothing will not be accepted) and cleaning supplies
(buckets, squeegees, mops, bleach masks,
gloves for cleaning, tarps, garbage bags). Please consider helping if you can. For more information, contact Paul Sorrentino, director of religious life, at email@example.com or 413-362-9786.
Sign Up for a Study on the Psychology of Humor
We are interested in gathering people's opinions about and
experiences with different types of humor. You will be asked to fill out a series of surveys. The study should only take about 20 minutes, and you have the option of either receiving Psych 100 credit or $5. If you are interested, please sign up on SONA or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to set up a time.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com
Apply to Become a Tour Guide in the Admission Office! Deadline Nov. 16
Interested in becoming a tour guide for the Admission Office? Now's your chance to apply! Fill out our online application at the link below, and use your love for and knowledge of life at Amherst to inspire prospective families to join our community. Applications are due by Nov. 16. Any questions? Email Molly Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org, Carlyn Robertson at
email@example.com, or Julie Keresztes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tgapp
Placement Test Mandatory for Students NEW to Spanish Language Courses: Take It Online Nov. 1 to 14
The Spanish Department administers a placement exam to help students choose the correct level of Spanish language course in which to enroll. Amherst College students will have access from Nov. 1 to 14. Go to the Spanish Department website, click on "Placement Test" in the menu on the left, log in and follow directions. Students will need a computer with speakers or headphones. Five College students should contact Language Coordinator Victoria Maillo at email@example.com to schedule the exam. All students must
contact Maillo to schedule a personal interview after taking the Placement Exam.
In Memoriam: Stanley E. Seymour
Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Stanley E. Seymour on Nov. 10, 2012. Seymour worked for the college as a groundsman and as a truck driver from 1953 until his retirement in 1981. His wife, Ruth (Eaton) Seymour, who passed away in 2008, worked in the college’s Mailing Center from 1970 to 1979. 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
Become a Campus Tour Guide-- Apply by Nov. 16
Interested in becoming a tour guide for the Admission Office? Now's your chance to apply! Fill out our online
application at the link below and use your love for and knowledge of life at Amherst to inspire prospective
families to join our community. Applications are due by Nov. 16. Any questions? Email Molly Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org, Carlyn Robertson at email@example.com or Julie Keresztes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tgapp
What Kind of Issues Come to the Ombuds?
Safety concerns, unfair treatment, managing conflict efficiently, unprofessional conduct, ethical dilemmas, workplace disputes, discrimination, policy interpretation and more. The ombudsperson is a member of The International Ombudsman Association and subscribes to the Association's
Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. She serves staff, faculty and administration.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/offices/ombuds
'The Women of Amherst' is Now Accepting Submissions
Want to contribute to the conversation about sexual respect but don't know how? "The Women of Amherst" is now accepting submissions for the 2013 production. Whether it be in the form of a poem, paragraph, song or monologue, we want to hear your thoughts about sex, love, gender,
friendship and everything in between! Our annual show is inspired by Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" but is written solely by members of the Amherst community. Absolutely everyone (students, faculty, staff) is invited to send a
submission to email@example.com! All submissions are kept completely anonymous, and we will request the author's permission before making any substantive edits. Keep talking, start writing!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/women_of_amherst
HerCampus Amherst Looking for Fashion/Lifestyle Writers
HerCampus Amherst is looking for people interested in writing about fashion, politics or lifestyle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information: www.hercampus.com/amherst