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Archived announcements for March, 2012

Amherst College Summer Research Fellowships in the Sciences; Apply by March 2
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 20 fellowships for students in the Classes of 2014 and 2015 will be awarded. The program will run for 10 weeks starting as soon as Monday, June 4 (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 "2012 Summer Application" link. Note that the application deadline is Friday, March 2
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/funding/students/howard_hughes_fellowship

Apply for Student Jobs at Commencement and Reunion Deadline March 2
The application for student jobs is now open. Dining Services, Facilities, Alumni & Parent Programs (APP), Academic Technology Services and Public Affairs share a pool of student workers for Commencement and Reunion. If you are planning to work for any of these departments, please apply here.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/reunion/reunionstudentjobs

Jenkins Lottery: Apply by March 2
The three 10-person suites in Jenkins Dormitory have a special lottery prior to Room Draw. Applications for the Jenkins Lottery will be available in the Office of Residential Life (Converse 105) as of Wednesday, Feb. 22. Information and guidelines for entering the lottery are included in the application form. An email with instructions will be sent to the Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Completed applications are due in the Office of Residential Life no later than noon on Friday, March 2.

Deadline is March 2 to Apply for Student Jobs for Commencement and Reunion
Don't forget to apply to work for Commencement and Reunion in May! The deadline is March 2.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/reunion/reunionstudentjobs

Reminder: Amherst College Summer Research Fellowship Applications Due March 2
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 20 fellowships for students in the Classes of 2014 and 2015 will be awarded. The program will run for 10 weeks starting as soon as Monday, June 4 (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 "2012 Summer Application" link. Apply by March 2.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/funding/students/howard_hughes_fellowship

Amherst-Doshisha Fall Exchange 2012 Program; Apply by March 5
Building on the long history our two institutions have with one another, Amherst College has a fall exchange program with Doshisha University. Doshisha will guarantee scholarships for two Amherst students to spend the fall semester at Doshisha. The scholarship grants tuition and housing for the fall semester and 80,000 yen per month (for up to six months). Students are responsible for airfare, meals and additional personal expenses. Students are selected by faculty in the Asian Languages and Civilizations. Please see Prof. Sam Morse, Prof. Wako Tawa or Dean Janna Behrens for details on how to apply. Applications are available in the study abroad library in the Career Center or online. The deadline is March 5.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/all_programs/node/214488

Johnson Chapel Flood Information
A broken pipe has caused extensive flooding and water damage to Johnson Chapel. Classes scheduled in the building will be held elsewhere until further notice, and access will be limited during clean-up and repair for at least a few weeks.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/node/378207/

Fellowships in France: Application Deadline March 9
The French Department announces two fellowships in France reserved for graduating seniors for 2012-13. The first fellowship, without stipend, offers an affiliation with the most prestigious of French graduate schools, the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and includes free room, library privileges and admission to any university course in Paris, including those at ENS. The second fellowship is a teaching assistantship in English language and American civilization at the Université de Dijon. The Dijon assistantship pays a monthly stipend of approximately 1,150 euros after taxes, for 12 months (Oct. through Sept.), including nine months of teaching (mid-Sept. through mid-June), and assures free admission to courses at the University.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/french/awards

Amherst Children of Alcoholics Will Meet on Tuesdays
Meet with students from a similar background to talk about issues related to being the child of an alcoholic or substance abuser in a uniquely empathetic and confidential setting. Email us at amherstchildren@gmail.com for more information.

Seniors: Nominations NOW OPEN for 2012 Commencement Speaker & Honorary Class Members
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2012 Commencement speakers and honorary members of the Class of 2012. Seniors may make nominations until midnight at https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/aas/surveys/commencement
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement/infostudents/senior_activities

RecycleMania is Back!
Beginning on Feb. 5, Amherst College will compete in RecycleMania. This contest includes over 500 colleges around the nation to see who can recycle the most material per person. This figure incorporates paper, cardboard, and bottles and cans. The contest will last for eight weeks, and the figures will be available online. In last year's competition, Amherst was in the top 10 percent of the nation's participating colleges in per-capita recycling. Among NESCAC schools, Amherst was second in the per-capita recycling category, as well as fourth in the percent-of-waste-recycled category. This year, help Amherst reach its goal to lead the NESCAC in both categories. Help Amherst College recycle!
For more information: recyclemania.org/

Fellowships in France: Application Deadline March 9
The French Department announces two fellowships in France reserved for graduating seniors for 2012-13. The first fellowship, without stipend, offers an affiliation with the most prestigious of French graduate schools, the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and includes free room, library privileges and admission to any university course in Paris, including those at the ENS. The second fellowship is a teaching assistantship in English language and American civilization at the Université de Dijon. The Dijon assistantship pays a monthly stipend of approx. 1,150 euros after taxes, for 12 months (October through September), including nine months of teaching (mid-September through mid-June), and assures free admission to courses at the University.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/french/awards

Sign Up for 'Everybody Has a Story Week': March 5-9, Part of the Campus Challenge
A major goal of the Campus Challenge is to increase social cohesion across differing groups on campus and to provide opportunities for people to talk about some of their values and beliefs. "Everybody has a Story Week" is one way the Campus Challenge Committee hopes to do this. During the week of March 5-9, the committee is inviting faculty, staff and students to share a meal together during the lunch period in Valentine. Eating in groups of three, each person will have the opportunity to tell some of their story as well as to listen to the others. Questions will be provided and available ahead of time. Please visit the Campus Challenge website for more information and to sign up to participate.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge/story

Thoughts of Amherst: Submissions Deadline Now March 11
Submit your work to be selected for publication in Amherst's premier student academic journal! Send your work to thoughts@amherst.edu by March 11!

'It Happens Here': A New Campus Magazine-- Submissions Deadline March 10
We are all affected by sexual harassment, assault, rape, stalking and relationship abuse in some way, either as a survivor or as a friend, family member or partner of a survivor. This magazine welcomes submissions from everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality, on any aspect of the experience, including but not limited to the decision to speak up or stay silent, helping a friend/partner deal with current/past abuse, the misconception that all survivors are female, societal minimization of emotional abuse, the role that gender norms play in this particular form of violence and what it would be like to live in a world free of sexual violence. Submit anonymously (or non-anonymously) to storiesfromamh@gmail.com or at the link below by March 10.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/ItHappensHere

RecycleMania Results: Week 3
After three weeks of RecycleMania, Amherst has continued its trend over the past several years, posting consistent recycling figures. Amherst is 31st overall in the per capita recycling category, second to only Tufts amongst NESCAC schools; the Amherst College community has recycled an average of 10.03 pounds per person over the past three weeks. Additionally, Amherst ranks 12th in terms of recycled bottles and cans, 17th in terms of recycled cardboard and 30th in terms of recycled paper. Let's keep recycling well!
For more information: recyclemaniacs.org/

Bilingual Students Needed: Earn $5 for Participating in a Psychology Experiment
The participants in this experiment will be asked to provide some demographic information and a few laboratory tasks measuring attention and reasoning. The study will take approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted in Merrill 312. Anyone is welcome to participate, but we are particularly interested in people with little/no musical training, as well as people who are fluent in two or more languages. Each participant will receive $5. Please contact Xuanji Wang '12 at xuwang12@amherst.edu if you are interested.

Health Behaviors and Impression Formation
First-Year Females Needed: Earn $8 or Psych 100 credit by taking a short psych survey. Only open to first-year females that are involved in campus activities, this survey takes 45 minutes and will take place in Merrill 332/333. The study is run weekdays from 8 to 10 p.m. Signups are located on the SONA system.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com

Have a Home-Cooked Dinner with Local Alumni!
Once again, Alumni and Parent Programs invites you to have a home-cooked meal with local Amherst alumni. This is a great chance to get away from campus, eat a home-cooked meal and meet some interesting alumni. To register, please go to the link below. You may sign up individually or with a small group of friends. Once you are matched with a local alum, he or she will be in touch soon with an official invitation and details. Contact Liza Katz at lkatz@amherst.edu or ext. 8239 with questions.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/301270

Sociology Research Project: Multiracial Students Needed! Volunteer by March 16
I'm conducting a research project for my sociology class, and I've decided to study the effects of multi- and biraciality on people's lives. I would like to conduct 30-to-60-minute interviews in the upcoming weeks. Candy and other goodies will be provided! If you're interested or know someone who is, please respond by March 16 to Megan Graves (megan.graves14@gmail.com)!

Extras Needed for New Musical
The Amherst Music Department is looking for two males and one female to act as extras in the new musical "Royal Blood." The project is Michael O'Connor '12's senior thesis in composition. Actors must be available for rehearsals during the week following Spring Break (March 26-31). For more information, see the Music Department website.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/pressrelease/march2012/RoyalBlood2012

Participants Needed for Psychology Study
The Psychology Department is conducting a study on intergroup decision-making. The study, open to all students, runs under half an hour. Participants will engage in a computerized decision-making game and receive $5. If interested, please sign up using your SONA account or contact Brian Watson (bmwatson13@amherst.edu) or Yilin Wang (ywang14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot, available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, 2 to 5 p.m., in Merrill 333 or 334.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com

Class of 2012 Announces Honorary Class Members
The Class of 2012 has elected the following people to be its honorary members: Mallorie Chernin, choral director in the Department of Music; Douglas Fuller, locksmith in Facilities; David Fydenkevez, custodian in Facilities; Don Kells, Post Office supervisor; Sam Masinter '04, former assistant director of Public Affairs; Zaweeda Sahabdeen, meal checker with Dining Services; Cara Sullivan, Campus Police officer; Lourdes Torres, Campus Police dispatcher; and Stan Zieja, director of sports medicine.

Statistical Consulting Offered by the Math Department
The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Five College graduate consultant Yue Zhao will be available for statistical consulting for both faculty and students (especially thesis writers) during the Spring 2012 semester. Zhao will hold his office hours on Monday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., in 409 McGuire Life Sciences. Please make appointments with Zhao in advance either during his office hours or by email. We encourage thesis writers with longer-term consulting needs to involve their faculty mentors in the consulting.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/mathematics/stats

Participants Needed for Psychology Study
In this study, you will fill out two short questionnaires about your impression of advertisements. 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 Mary Reiser (mreiser2@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot.

Student Employees Who Are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents: Update Your W-4
It's not too late to update your W-4 form if you are eligible to claim "exempt" status for the 2012 tax year. Claiming "exempt" means that you do not need/want to have federal tax withheld from your student wages. Eligibility criteria and the 2012 W-4 form can be found at the Financial Aid Office, B-5 Converse Hall.

Scholarships from Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: Apply by March 30
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will award approximately $2 million in scholarships and interest- free student loans, primarily to applicants from our region, for the 2012- 2013 academic year. Awards will be made for attendance at postsecondary schools and colleges. Applications will be accepted through March 30th, 2012. Apply early!
For more information: www.communityfoundation.org

Financial Aid and Study Abroad or Away From Amherst
Students who receive any form of financial aid and who are planning on studying away from Amherst next fall should set an appointment with Dean Kate Gentile in the Office of Financial Aid, B-5 Converse Hall, to discuss their plans. This applies to either study abroad or study at another U.S. institution. Call the Office of Financial Aid at 413-542-2296 to set an appointment. Students can use their financial aid for study elsewhere if the program is approved by the College for full credit. Note that even if you only receive an outside scholarship, student loan, or parent loan, you should set an appointment to arrange for transfer of these resources to the study-away program.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/financialaid/studyabroad_aid

Office of Admission Hiring Summer Interns-- Apply by March 23
The Amherst College Admission Office invites you to apply for a position as a Summer Intern. If you have ever wanted to take part in the recruiting process of our college, this is a terrific opportunity to do so. All students in the classes of '13, '14 and '15 are eligible. Interns give daily tours, assist deans in various projects and daily information sessions and perform general office duties. Positions begin on June 1 and end in late August. The salary is $8.50 per hour for a 35-hour week, and campus housing is included. Applications will be accepted no later than Friday, March 23 (during spring break). If you are interested in one of these positions or have any questions, please contact Tyler Chapman at tmchapman11@amherst.edu.

Writing Center Spring Break Hours
The Writing Center will be open for limited hours over Spring Break. If you're on campus anyway, it's a good time to book a Writing Instruction appointment to work on your writing style or process. It is also a great opportunity to bring in the papers you've written so far this semester and take account of what you're doing well and what you'd like to improve on. Of course, you might also want to bring in any projects you are working on over break. We look forward to seeing you. See our online scheduler for open hours.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/makeappointment

Pick up your 2011 'Olio'! March 12-30
Students who were studying abroad in the fall or who didn't pick them up last semester: pick up your copy of the 2011 Olio! Copies of the yearbook will be available in the post office starting Monday, March 12, and ending on Friday, March 30. Make sure to pick up a copy!

Susan and Kenneth Kermes Fellowship for 2012-2013: Apply by March 27
The Information Technology Department seeks a senior or recent Amherst graduate to serve in a one-year position as the Susan and Kenneth Kermes Technology Fellow. The position will begin on July 1, 2012, and end on June 30, 2013. The fellow will be a member of Desktop Computing Services and will support the use of computers and mobile devices by faculty, staff and students. The skills and talents of the successful candidate and the needs of the department will determine the content of the fellowship. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem-solving ability, as well as experience using computers and technology in a campus environment, are required. Submit a cover letter and résumé to Margaret Stancer, director of Desktop Computing Services, by Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/986

Community Engagement Orientation Trip Leader Application Deadline March 28
It is time again to select our Community Engagement Orientation Trip (CEOT) Leaders! We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants who have demonstrated their interest in community engagement through their activities and courses. Please note that, because of training schedules and Orientation schedules, it is not possible to serve as both a CEOT Leader and an RC or an Orientation/Squad Leader. Please do not apply if you plan to fill either of these other roles during Orientation. New this year: we want you to write a cover letter and upload your resume as part of the application. Your cover letter should address why you should be selected as a trip leader. What talents, skills, experience and gifts do you bring to the team? We highly encourage you to visit the Career Center for support in writing or updating your resume and cover letter. CEOT Leader Applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, March 28.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/learn/orientation/tripleaderapplication

Register Now for March Writing Center Workshops, Mar. 29
Registration is now open for the Writing Center's March workshops. These include "Exploratory Drafts" (March 1), designed to help you compose more easily, yet with greater thought; "Combining Sentences" (March 6), aimed at improving the grace and clarity of your writing; and "ReSourceful Writing" (March 29), designed to help you better integrate sources into your own arguments. Online preregistration is required for all workshops, and enrollment is limited. For more information and to preregister, go to our website.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops2011#march

 
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