Archived announcements for December, 2012
Student Transportation Available to Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Nov. 30
The Dean of Students' Office is
arranging a trip to the
Massachusetts Registry of Motor
Vehicles on Friday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m.
Advance reservations are required, and
space is limited. Interested students
should contact Tammy Welcome at
413-542-2529. Thank you.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/deanstudents/international/RMVIntl/RMVTRIP
French House Accepting Applications for Spring 2013-- Deadline Dec. 1
The French Department is now accepting
French House applications for Spring
2013 openings. Information regarding
theme housing, including the online
application, can be found by clicking on
the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme
Apply to Be a Social Innovation Leadership Team (SILT) Member-- Deadline Dec. 2
Interested in social entrepreneurship? Want to empower entrepreneurs to solve the world's most pressing problems? The Social Innovation Leadership Team (SILT, a part of the Center for Community Engagement) is hiring! We are looking for passionate and committed people to join us in our mission to
foster social entrepreneurship on campus. This is your chance to lead and shape exciting projects, including
workshops, speaker series, a business plan competition and a TEDx conference. At the same time, you will gain exposure
to some of the most inspiring social entrepreneurs in the field and get paid (well) doing it! The deadline is on
Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.!
For more information: www.amherstinnovation.org/hiring/silt-team-member
Apply by Nov. 30 to Live at the Zu for the Spring Semester!
Submit your name to the lottery here:
Friday, Nov. 30th. Names will be drawn
randomly to fill vacancies in
Amherst's co-op house for the spring
semester. If you'd like to come to a
dinner to see what the Zu's about,
email the RC, Alexa Hettwer, at
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme/zu
Apply to Be a Social Innovation Leadership Team (SILT) Entrepreneurship Fellow-- Deadline Dec. 2
Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur? Do you believe that your project can change the world? Apply for the
inaugural Social Entrepreneur Fellowship, founded by the Social Innovation Leadership Team (SILT)! This yearlong fellowship aims to provide a student who has already started working
on her/his social entrepreneurship idea with access to a wide range of resources and mentors. The fellow will enjoy perks such as being sponsored to attend conferences and being paid as student staff while working on his/her project and will also receive a stipend for the summer. The deadline is on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
For more information: www.amherstinnovation.org/hiring/silt-entrepreneurship-fellow
Monitors Needed for Self-Scheduled Exams Dec. 17-21
Self-scheduled exams are held in
Converse Hall classrooms during Exam
Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 21. They begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
every day during the week. Monitors
are needed to hand out the exams, start
the exams and bring the completed exams
to the Registrar's Office. Monitors are
paid by the exam, beginning at $9 per exam. Stop by the Registrar's Office at
101 Converse Hall and put your name on
the schedule if you're interested. You
can call Lauren Franks at 413-542-2226 if you
Extended Study Hours at the Cadigan Center Dec. 8-9
Papers and exams coming up? Tired of
studying in the same old spaces? Need a
late-night study area?
Come to the Cadigan Center for warmth,
quiet and coffee! We'll even have baked
goods available. Bring your friends!
We open at 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 and close
at 4 a.m. on Dec. 9. All rooms are
available for quiet or small-group
Collecting Winter Clothing for Low-Income Amherst Students
Do you have extra coats, hats, scarves,
gloves or boots taking up room in your
closet? The Dean of Students Office is
collecting winter gear for Amherst
students from warmer climates who cannot
afford to properly bundle up for the
cold months ahead. Both gently used and
new items are welcomed. Donations may
be left in the Dean of Students Office
(Room 105) in Converse Hall during
regular business hours. Questions?
Contact Jessica Mestre (email@example.com) or
Jenney Shamash (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Winter Clothing Available for Students
The Dean of Students Office has coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots available for free to students who cannot afford to properly bundle up for the cold. Students may access this gear by private appointment with Jenney Shamash, International Student Life Fellow (email@example.com or 413-542-5560). Also ask about
inexpensive shopping options, including a voucher for purchases at local thrift stores.
Sign Up for a Psychology Study on Health Behaviors
FIRST-YEAR WOMEN! Professor Sanderson and I (Lindsay Gruskay '13) are working on a research project that will examine the influence of personality on health behaviors and impression formation. The study should take only about 20 minutes, and you have the option of receiving either Psych 100 credit or $5. If
you are interested, please sign up on SONA or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com
Participate in a Psychology Study on Cognitive Functioning and Social Behaviors
OPEN TO EVERYONE! You are invited to
take part in a study called "Cognitive
Functioning and Social Behaviors." This
study is designed to learn more about
the various relationships between
cognitive abilities, social processing
and social behaviors within peer and
romantic circles. If you agree to take
part in this study, you will be given
various tasks that measure cognitive
abilities and social processing. You
will also be asked to provide your
thoughts regarding your own social
behaviors with your friends and romantic
partners and your level of inattention,
activity and impulsivity.
Your participation will take about 1
hour and 20 minutes, and you will
receive monetary compensation of $15 or
Psych 100 credit. If you are interested, please email Millicent Gordon at email@example.com to set up a time.
Sign Up for a Study on the Psychology of Humor
In this study, you will fill out a questionnaire about
your personal beliefs about and experiences with
different types of humor. The study, open to all
students, runs under half an hour, and participants
will receive $5 each. If interested in participating,
please sign up using your SONA account or contact
Lilly Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Hall
(email@example.com) to schedule a time slot.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com
Shoes That Fit: Sponsor a Local Child who Needs Clothes This Winter
Sponsor a child and donate clothes that
actually fit them. Cards with each
child's name and lists of clothing items
will be set up in Keefe Campus Center,
Frost Library, the Alumni Gym and Valentine
Hall. The collection date is Wednesday,
Dec. 5. If you have any questions,
please email Dian Yu at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Tabeth Nkangoh at
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/connect/community/groups
Amherst Regional Public Schools' Assistant Coaching Program
The Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) are looking for a group of passionate Amherst College students to serve as volunteer coaching assistants for teams at the local high school and to help facilitate sports clinics for both the high school and middle school. Due to recent budget cuts, the high school has had to let some of its athletic department's staff go, leaving several programs without assistant coaches. Specifically, their swimming and diving, indoor track, outdoor track, Nordic skiing and tennis programs are the most understaffed and could use the help of students who have past experience in these sports. For more information, please contact Roshard Bryant at email@example.com or Irene Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick Up Your 2012 Olio, Dec. 10-12!
The 2012 Olio books are here! Come to the Keefe Campus Center Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to pick up your copy of the book, anytime from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With a copy of your book, make sure you get a cupcake as well! If there are any questions, please email email@example.com
Influenza Vaccine Clinic for Amherst College Students Dec. 12
Amherst College Health Services will be
holding a student influenza vaccine
clinic at Valentine Dining Commons on
Wednesday, Dec. 12, between 6 and 7
p.m. Students who have not been
vaccinated against this year's
influenza strains are strongly
encouraged to get vaccinated. The fee
for the vaccine is $15. Please contact
the Health Center at 413-542-2267 to
ask any questions and receive further
New 'Words and Music for Theatrical Performance' Course Accepting Enrollment Submissions for Spring 2013-- Deadline Dec. 12
The new course "Words and Music for Theatrical Performance" is now accepting submissions for enrollment permission for Spring 2013. Conducted as a collaborative workshop between student composers and student writers, this course is co-taught by Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Ron Bashford and Harold Meltzer, the Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Associate Professor of Music. Space is limited, and submissions of music or text are required prior to enrollment. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 12. Enrollment will determined by Jan. 15. For more information, see the bottom of the course page at the link below or write to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/courses/1213S/THDA/THDA-280-1213S
Apply to Be an Athletics Team Engagement Leader! Deadline Dec. 12
The Athletics Team Engagement Leader
Program is a component of the combined
efforts of the Athletics Liaisons, the
Center for Community Engagement and the
Athletics Department to create a
sustainable culture of community
engagement within Amherst Athletics. The
program is designed to increase the
capacity for community engagement that
appeals directly to the passions of each
All current first-year, sophomore and
junior members of varsity and club teams
are encouraged to apply.
Applications are open until Wednesday,
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/athletes/team_leader
Sign Up for Psychology Study on Cognitive Functioning and Social Behaviors
This study is open to all Amherst College students, but women are especially encouraged to apply! This study is designed to learn more about the various relationships between cognitive abilities, social processing and social behaviors within peer and romantic circles. If you agree to take part in this study, you will be given various tasks that measure cognitive abilities and social processing. You will also be asked to provide your thoughts regarding your own social behaviors with your friends and romantic
partners and your level of inattention and impulsivity. Your participation will take one hour, and you will receive monetary compensation of $15. If you would like to receive more information about this study, contact Millicent
Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Website for Information on Sexual Respect and Title IX
Amherst College has created a new
sexualrnrespect website detailing
actions taken,rnresources, events and
more. Track thernlatest developments at
the following link:
For more information: bit.ly/VAN0l1
First-Generation College Students: Share Your Stories!
Amherst College is one of over 160 four-year colleges and universities that partner with Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) to promote and strengthen college opportunities for first-generation college students. CSO is rolling out a new website, and we need your help to showcase stories from your campus community! The I'm First Project is inviting first-generation college graduates, and students who will be, to take a pledge and share their stories to inspire and encourage the next generation of students who will be first. Visit the link below, take the pledge, and if you happen to be a first-generation college student or graduate, share your personal story and offer some advice for aspiring first-generation college students by submitting a short YouTube video or written testimonial.
Please also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates from I'm First.
For more information: beta.imfirst.org/
Subscribe to CCE News
Stay up-to-date on the most exciting
news from the CCE with our new monthly
newsletter. In each issue, we'll feature
profile stories of community engagement
happening near and far. We'd love to
have you join us. Follow the link to
For more information: eepurl.com/rJORb
Download the Amherst Alumni Mobile App for iOS and Android Devices
Thanks to a new mobile app, students, faculty and staff can more quickly and easily connect with alumni around the world
(only alumni information is available through the app);
network with alumni through the built-in LinkedIn integration; post pictures; learn about Amherst events (on and off campus); and view the college's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube news streams. The Amherst alumni app uses email
verification and is limited to use by confirmed members of the Amherst College community. If you have questions, please
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/335304
Apply to Live in Marsh Arts House Next Semester!
The Marsh Arts House is now accepting
applications for the spring semester.
Students returning from abroad will be
given priority, but everyone is
encouraged to apply. Join our arts
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme/marsh/application
WAGS Interterm Staged Reading of 'For Rent': Actors Still Needed!
WAGS is excited to present Turkish playwright Ozen Yula's 'For Rent.' Yula was inspired to write 'For Rent' after hearing about a rise in scams and robberies by urban youth reacting to Turkey's worsening economic conditions. The setting is a city park and "the characters are outcasts who have nothing to lose, who risk their bodies and their lives for very little in return." It is a six-character play with one additional actor / stage manager who will read the stage directions as part of the performance. I guarantee you'll have fun; snacks will be provided! Prior acting
experience is not required. Memorization is not required. All Five College students are invited to join us!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/womens_gender_studies/forms/regform
SILT Interterm Course on Social Enterprise: Spaces Still Available
Are you interested in learning more about building a social enterprise that blends business with social action? This course is an exciting opportunity to work directly with local social entrepreneurs on projects related to their start-up businesses. Participants in this class will gain practical experience tackling a real-world, real-time need for a new social enterprise, as well as getting some exposure to the start-up process. To register, email mlbLM@hampshire.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/about/news/node/445419
'A Tiny Introduction to World Religions' Interterm Course: Spaces Available
Students and staff are invited to sign
up for "A Tiny Introduction to World
Religions." We will
address the barest essentials of
several world religions. The class meets in
Chapin 203 on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 21 and 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch from noon to 1:30 each day). This course is sponsored by the Office of
Religious Life. To register or get more
information, contact Rabbi Bruce
Bromberg Seltzer at
Writing Center Offers Diverse Array of Interterm Programs
The Writing Center has opened registration for its Interterm
offerings, including the Winter Thesis Writers' Retreat and the AC Winter Creative Writing Residency. In addition,
students may find a chance to improve writing skills in a concentrated time with "Personalizing the Process:
One-on-One Academic Writing Study." The campus community is invited to explore new writing territory with a mini-course
such as "Painting a Word Portrait" and "What Do You Value and Believe?: Writing a Nonfiction Essay." Space is limited,
and pre-registration is required.
For more information: goo.gl/LZ5jZ
Interterm Course on Sustainable Forestry and Agriculture: Spaces Still Available
This course will combine field trips to local farms and forests with short reading assignments and class room
discussions with professional land managers. The course will explore the rationale behind local operational
decisions and attempt to put these decisions into a global context. For example, how do seemingly small-scale business, land use and management choices feed into the larger environmental challenges facing the world today? How does a liberal arts education help an individual to contribute to what is essentially a technical discussion? Does our collective faith in long-term innovation have implications for the kinds of short-term decisions we make?
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/276735