Archived announcements for April, 2012
Spring Formal DJ Needed: Apply by March 31
The Spring Formal Committee is looking
for student DJs to mix and mash
April 20. All genres are welcomed for
consideration. Send a sample to
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31. This
is a paid position.
Sign Up for the Mar. 30 GlobeMed Dance-A-Thon!
Join GlobeMed at Amherst College and dance the night away in support of global health equity and social justice! The Dance-A-Thon is a seven-hour dance marathon on March 30 that
benefits Pastoral de la Salud, a community health organization in El Salvador. Form a team of up to 10 of
your friends and join the fun! Email email@example.com with any questions. Sign up
at the following link:
For more information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVhUXpaWFpwQU1td0R1X3g4a1VwN2c6MQ#gid=0rn
Applications for POSC 356: 'Regulating Citizenship' Due by April 1
Students interested in enrolling in Political Science 356: "Regulating Citizenship," an Inside-Out Course taught
in the Hampshire County Jail, should complete an application and email it to Professor Bumiller (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1. The application can be accessed at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/courses/0910S/POSC/POSC-56-0910S/application
Physical Education Classes, Unit IV: Enroll by March 30
Welcome back from spring break! It is time to enroll in physical education classes. Unit IV begins on Monday, April
2, and ends on Friday, April 27. Please visit the Athletics website for the course information. Registration will end on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m.
'Identity Magazine' Call for Submissions: Deadline April 6
Each year, the Multicultural Resource Center releases "Identity Magazine," a publication that includes works from students, faculty and alumni about various experiences of life and coming to terms with identity. This year, submissions can consist of writing, artwork or multimedia and film. A submission can be anonymous or published with the author's name. If a student would like his/her submission to be videotaped by the MRC, he/she can send a
request to email@example.com. Multimedia presentations will be published on the "Identity Magazine" Tumblr blog site.
There will be a launch party on April 20 for chosen works.
Anonymous pieces can be submitted to the MRC website (link below). Other submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/IdentityMagazine
Summer Internship in Development with Amherst's Annual Fund; Apply by April 2
Are you interested in gaining experience with fundraising? Do you see yourself working in higher education or in the
nonprofit sector after graduation? Amherst's Annual Fund is seeking a summer intern. Projects will include running the student Annual Fund phonathon in June, generating content
for Alumni Fund communications and planning student philanthropy events for the upcoming year. In addition to
learning about how Amherst's Development Office functions, the intern will also acquire valuable skills in event planning, project management, volunteer coordination and publicity and communications. The internship runs from
June 1 through August 15, 30 hours a week at $9.50 per hour
(total stipend of $2,500 for the summer). Contact Lucy Trainor at email@example.com.
To Write Love On Her Arms Amherst Chapter Launch April 2
If your interest is either finding community
or taking part in addressing the nation's most
unvoiced issue, mental illness, then you're in
the right place. TWLOHA Amherst, a student-led
chapter service organization, provides a voice
for mental health in the college community.
While organizing students to get involved in
public health initiatives in Pioneer Valley
surrounding mental health, the organization
also gives students a community on campus to
share their stories and be exposed to issues
surrounding depression, addiction, self-injury
and suicide at regular meetings and events.
Come to our launch meeting on Monday, April 2, at the theater in Keefe Campus Center at 8:30 p.m. Five College
students welcomed. Sugar Jones will be served.
For more information, please contact us at
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/twlohaamherst
Placement Test Mandatory for Students NEW to Spanish Language Courses, April 1-4
The Spanish Department administers a
placement exam to help students choose
the correct Spanish language course in
which to enroll. Amherst College
students will have access to this exam
from April 1-4. Go to the Spanish
Department website, click on "Placement
Test" in the menu on the left, log in
and follow the directions. A computer
with speakers or headphones is required.
Five College students should contact
Language Coordinator Victoria Maillo at
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the
placement exam. Following the exam
students should contact Victoria Maillo
to schedule a personal interview.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/spanish/placeexaminfo
Amherst Innovation Pitch Competition Deadline April 3
Have a cool idea? Submit it for
the Second Annual Amherst Innovation
Pitch Competition! Students can enter
one idea in each of two categories: the
pitch competition (90 seconds to pitch
an idea with no props or slides) and
the executive summary competition (two
and a half minutes and five slides).
The competition will be held Saturday,
April 21, at 3 p.m. Prizes include
an "Audience Choice" prize and
"Most Socially Beneficial" prize. First
prize for the pitch competition is
$1,000 and first prize for the
executive summary competition is $1,500.
'Fill a Truck' Food Drive Resumes April 2-30
Is there a "Team Peanut Butter" ready to make a little friendly competition with a "Team Canned Chicken" this
April? Amherst College Campus Challenge will be ready for you as the "Fill a Truck" Food Drive for Amherst Survival Center resumes April 2-30. Everyone is invited to contribute. The top items are peanut butter, tuna, soup, canned tomatoes/sauce, side dishes, boxed pasta (not spaghetti), baking items, cereal, canned chicken, beef stew, beef ravioli and canned beans. Drop-off sites will include the Admissions Office, Arms Music Center, the Cadigan Center for Religious Life, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse Hall, Frost Library, Keefe Campus Center, LeFrak Gymnasium, Pontypool, Service Buildings, Smith House and Valentine Dining Hall.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge
Amherst's Telementoring Program is Now Hiring! Applications Due April 5!
Want to learn more about the admissions process? Are you a work-study student? If you're looking for a unique job
opportunity, then the Telementoring Program may be for you. The Telementoring Program assists high school seniors from talented, diverse, underrepresented backgrounds in the
college application process by pairing them with Amherst students from similar backgrounds. Mentees do not need to
express interest in applying to Amherst to be eligible. Mentoring is primarily conducted through email and phone.
Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 are invited to apply. This is a paid position. Applications are due Thursday, April 5.
More information on the Telementoring Program and the online job application may be found at the link below!
For more information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/telementoringapplication
Runners Needed for Room Draw; Apply by April 5
SHAC is looking for runners to work two-hour shifts
during the evenings of room draw to help keep the
process running smoothly. Members of the Classes of
'12,'13 and '14 are invited to apply. Applicants must
be available between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. on one or
more of the following dates: April 17, 18 or 19,
as well as April 9 at 8:45 p.m. for an informational
meeting. To apply, email email@example.com by
midnight on Thursday, April 5. There are seven
positions available, and positions will be filled on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Reserve Tickets Now for "Women of Amherst: If These Lips Could Talk"
On April 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. in Cole
Assembly Room (Red Room), Women of
Amherst will give voice to the unspoken
experiences, questions and thoughts of
Amherst women. Inspired by years of
performing Eve Ensler's: Vagina
Monologues," our original show "If These
Lips Could Talk" explores the joy, pain,
courage, sorrow, humor and excitement of
Amherst women. All proceeds from ticket
donations and our annual raffle will be
donated to NELCWIT, a local center for
survivors of domestic abuse and sexual
violence. Suggested donation is $5 for
students and $10 for the general public.
The show is now over half reserved;
there will limited rush tickets at the
door. Reserve your tickets now at
For more information: woamherst.eventbrite.com
Program Board Hiring 10 Production Assistants--Apply by April 6
The Program Board is hiring for Spring Concert! We are looking for 10 students to assist us behind the scenes
for this year's Spring Concert. Basic responsibilities include (but are not limited to) bag check, ticketing and
crew and artist hospitality. This is a PAID position ($10 per hour). In addition, each production assistant will receive a Spring Concert Staff T-shirt and dinner on the evening of the concert. All interested in this position should email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6.
Apply Now to Be a 2012-2013 Peer Career Advisor-- Deadline April 8
An important goal of the Career Center has been to involve students in thoughtful career exploration throughout their time at Amherst. Because the idea of students helping students is appealing both in practice and in theory, the Peer Career Advisors play a fundamental role in this process. Only current juniors and sophomores may apply to be next year's PCAs. If you are a current sophomore and plan to apply, you must plan to be here on campus for the full academic year (not studying abroad). Please see extensive position details and application requirements in Experience; search "PCA" in the keyword block.
For more information: amherst.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp
Dean of New Students Hiring Six Orientation Coordinators--Apply Now!
The dean of new students is looking for six
enthusiastic, reliable, creative students who would
like to return campus early to serve as Orientation
coordinators for Amherst College Orientation 2012.
The Orientation coordinators serve as leaders of the
Orientation student workers, as a well as immediate
support staff for the area coordinator of the first-
year experience, the Orientation director and the
dean of first-year Students, before and during
Orientation. Orientation coordinators are permitted
to return to campus early to assist with Orientation,
and each receives a small stipend for work during
the week of Orientation. Apply now at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/deanstudents/new/orientation/coordinator
Spring Concert: Ludacris—Tickets Available Now
Get your tickets for the April 21 spring concert, featuring Ludacris. Ticket prices are as follows: general admission, $15; Five College students, $10 and FREE for Amherst College students. Tickets are now on sale in the Keefe Campus Center.
Apply for Lip Sync! Auditions April 9, Performances April 11!
Bummed about your room group's spot on the
Ordered List? Longing for a way to ensure your spot
in the hallowed halls of Hamilton? Or maybe just
eager to finally show off that choreography you've
been working on for over a decade to the classic hit
single "I Want It That Way"? Then has SHAC and
ResLife got the event for you! Yes, Lip Sync is back!
Auditions will be held on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in
Buckley Recital Hall (NOT Johnson Chapel) with the
actual performance taking place Wednesday, April
11, at 9 p.m. in Buckley (again NOT Johnson Chapel).
Please apply AFTER the Ordered List comes out this
Thursday, April 5, because in the case of too much
excitement and enthusiasm for Lip Sync, preference
will be given to those low on the list. Thanks!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/roomdraw/lip_sync
Travel Immunizations for Amherst College Students
Amherst College students planning to travel abroad (other than in Canada or Europe) may update their immunizations
and review their itineraries to maximize a safe travel experience before leaving. Immunity after vaccination may
take up to four weeks, and some immunizations are in a series of three injections. Please contact the Keefe
Health Center at 413-542-2267 six to eight weeks prior to your travel date to schedule your initial travel appointment.
Conservative Students Needed
Emeka Ojukwu '14 is looking for conservative students to interview for a sociological study. His topic is centered around conservative student's experiences on the liberal campus that is Amherst College. He is hoping to use this
opportunity to gain a better understanding of the conservative perspective on a variety of issues untainted from any filters, and his goal is not to conform anyone or to debate political issues, but simply to hear the stories of these students and provide an avenue for them to share
their views and concerns. The interview will last anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour and will mostly focus about your experiences on campus but is free to go anywhere that the conversation takes us. If interested, please email email@example.com. I look forward to hearing your story.
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 from 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:
Jones Prize for Seniors and '12Es; Deadline April 13
Each year, the Black Studies Department
awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor
of the first black alumnus of Amherst
College. Competition for the prize is
open to any graduating Amherst College
senior (including '12Es) who has
written an honors thesis that addresses
a present or future issue of concern to
black people in Africa and the Diaspora.
Submissions for the Jones Prize will be
accepted by the Black Studies Department
from all other Amherst College academic
departments. In order to be considered,
one unbound copy of a student's thesis
must be received in the Black Studies
Department Office, 108 Cooper House, no
later than 3 p.m. on Friday, April
13. The Jones Prize will be awarded at
Charles Hamilton Houston Prize for Seniors and '12E's; Deadline April 13
The Charles Hamilton Houston Prize is an
annual monetary gift awarded to a
graduating senior (or '12E) who best
personifies a commitment to realizing
his or her humane ideals, much in the
way that Charles Houston '15 devoted his
life to the struggle for equal
protection under the law for
African-Americans. Each candidate is
required to write an essay of no more
than 10 pages on the question: "In what
area of social involvement do you feel
that you can best effect your
humanitarian ideals?" In addition, each
candidate is required to submit a list
of activities and/or work experiences
that illustrates his or her commitment
to this ideal. Essays should be
submitted to the President's Office no
later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13.
Stonewall Prize Deadline April 13
The Stonewall Committee invites submissions for the 2012 Stonewall Prize. The prize is awarded annually to
the Amherst College student whose work
offers exceptional commentary on some
facet of bisexual, intersex, gay,
lesbian, queer or transgendered
experience. Submissions may take a
number of forms: prose, poetry, fiction,
drama, videos, films, art projects,
photography or performance art. They
may be honors projects, coursework or
original for this competition.
Submissions are due no later than April
13 and are to be mailed to the
Stonewall Prize Committee, AC #2208;
delivered to the Office of the
President; or emailed to Dean Griffiths
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit
three copies of CDs or other portable
English Department Prizes: Submissions Due April 13
Submissions for the English Department
prizes to be awarded this spring will be
accepted in the department office, Frost
Library A14, until Friday, April 13. For complete descriptions of the
various prizes, please see the English
Department's website at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/english/prizes
WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD! Name the New Peer Mediation Program by April 13
Submit your idea for naming and
branding the new peer mediation program
on campus! (Not to be confused with
mediTAtion, which we also think is a
really great thing.)
"Fight Club"? "Mighty Morphin
Mediators"? "Amherst Peacemakers"?
the link below to learn more about
the mediation process at Amherst, and
consider putting your artistic and
creative mind to work to develop a
name, logo, graphic design, etc. for
Please direct your submission to Dean
Nascembeni at email@example.com
or drop it off in the Dean of Students'
Office in Converse 105. Submissions are
due by Friday, April 13. The winner
will be notified directly once selected.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/deanstudents/Mediation
Submit Work to Identity Magazine by April 13
Each year, the Multicultural Resource
Center releases "Identity Magazine," a
publication that includes works from
students, faculty and alumni about
various experiences of life and coming
to terms with identity. This year,
submissions can consist of writing,
artwork or multimedia and film. A
submission can be anonymous or published
with the author's name. If a student
would like his/her submission to be
videotaped by the MRC, he/she can send a
request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multimedia
presentations will be published on the
"Identity Magazine" Tumblr blog site.
There will be a launch party on April 20 for
chosen works. Anonymous pieces can be
submitted to the MRC website (www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/IdentityMagazinelink).
Other submissions can be sent to email@example.com
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/IdentityMagazine
The Moseley Prize for Essays in Religion: Submissions Due April 13 (NOTE CHANGE OF DEADLINE)
A substantial first and second prize will be awarded for essays by seniors dealing in a scholarly manner with
religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the essay
should be on religious subject matter or on patterns of religious thought, sensibility or conduct. Prizes are
most often awarded to honors theses, but relevant term papers and substantial essays written specifically for this
competition will also be considered. Entries must be submitted by Friday, April 13, to the Religion Department Office. Contact Professor Maria Heim, chair of the Moseley
Committee, for further information. Winners will be announced at Senior Assembly on May 4.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion/prize
Interested in acting and sexual violence prevention education? Auditions April 11, 12, 15
Amherst students needed for theater
piece aimed to raise awareness about
sexual violence prevention and consent
to be performed on Hampshire, Amherst
and Mount Holyoke College campuses during
new student orientation. $400.00 stipend
The piece is a compilation of vignettes
about consent, communication and sexual
violence prevention. Previous theater
experience and/or interest in working on
sexual violence prevention preferred.
Students must be available for
rehearsals and performances from August
17-Sep 2. On-campus housing may be
available by arrangement.
Auditions are scheduled for Wed April 11
@ 7:00 at Amherst College and Thurs
April 12 @ 8:00 & Sunday April 15 at
4:00 at Hampshire College. If you have
further questions you may contact
Gretchen Krull at firstname.lastname@example.org
To schedule an audition, contact the
Directors Dana Megwasser
email@example.com and Chris Watkins
Male identified performers are
encouraged to audition.
Sign Up to Celebrate Vessaka Puja with the Meditation and Mindfulness Club at the Peace Pagoda April 15
Interested in meditation or Buddhist culture? Come celebrate Vesakka Puja (Buddha's Birth/Enlightenment/Passing-Day) at the Cambodian Temple and the Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Mass. The Meditation and Mindfulness Club is
organizing an excursion this Sunday, April 15. We will be there to experience the monks' chanting and offer food to the monks and nuns, and we will have a Cambodian lunch
provided by the temple. We will also have the opportunity to
walk up the hill to the Peace Pagoda and Reclining Buddha. You are welcome to bring food to offer if you wish, but
there is usually cooked rice there for you to offer.
If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considering Study Abroad in Spring 2013? Submit 'Intent to Study Abroad' Form by April 15
Nearly 40 percent of the student body studies abroad. A semester or year abroad offers students an opportunity to experience a different educational system, become proficient in a foreign language and be exposed to new and
different ideas. The study-abroad experience can be a great complement to the Amherst academic experience. If you
are considering spending a semester or year abroad in one of our 200 approved programs, you need to submit the "Intent to Study Abroad" form by April 15 for the spring. The intent form is not binding, so submit it even if you have not firmed up your study-abroad plans. Be sure to declare your major at the time of submission. Take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/deadlines
Sign Up April 9-13 to Play Amherst College Assassins!
Big Brothers Big Sisters presents Amherst College
Assassins. Sign up in Val from April 9 to 13 or email
email@example.com. The game will begin April
16. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the
game, the most creative "kill" and the most "kills." There is a $5 entry fee.
'Fill a Truck' Food Drive Resumes April 2-30 (updated announcement)
The Campus Challenge "Fill a Truck" Food Drive for Amherst Survival Center has resumed. Our goal is to gather 6,318 lbs. by April 30. Everyone is invited to contribute. Donations can be made during normal business hours or as posted by site staff. As of April 3, sites include the
Admission Office, the Alumni Gymnasium, the Cadigan Center for Religious Life, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse
Hall, Frost Library, Keefe Campus Center, Merill, Pontypool, Seeley Mudd, Service Buildings and Smith House.
Other sites are sure to be added. The top donation items are peanut butter, tuna, soup, canned tomatoes/sauce, side
dishes, boxed pasta (not spaghetti), baking items, cereal, canned chicken, beef stew, beef ravioli and canned beans.
For more information: https://amherst.edu/go/campuschallenge
WAGS Prize Deadline April 16
Graduating seniors whose theses focus on
women and/or gender and who have taken
two or more WAGS courses, at least one
of which is in the Amherst College WAGS
department, are invited to apply for the
WAGS Prize. The prize will be awarded to
the thesis that best analyzes the
construction of gender and/or the
historical, political, social, cultural
and/or psychological experiences of
subjects. The project should also
address gender relations as they
intersect with class, race, sexuality
and/or nationality. Finally, the project
should consider the broader implications
of its conclusions for the field of
women's and gender studies.
Submit your thesis, a one-paragraph
abstract and a list of the WAGS courses
you have taken to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/womens_gender_studies/wagsprize
Enter to Win Dinner with President Martin, April 15 and 24
Students can enter to win a "Getting to Know You" dinner with President Martin. Dinners will be on Sunday, April 15,
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. To enter, please email email@example.com with your name, class year and preferred date. Eighteen winners will be drawn and notified via email one week before each
Seniors: Pick Up Caps and Gowns Mon., April 16 and Tues., April 17
Seniors are reminded to pick up caps and gowns in Converse Hall's Porter Lounge on Monday, April 16, from noon to
7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 17, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Caps
and gowns must be worn to Senior Assembly on May 4. This is the only time that regalia will be available for pickup. If you are unable to pick it up at those times, or if you have any questions, please call Pat Allen at 413-542-8094 or
German Department Writing Prize: Submit Papers by April 18
The German Department will award the Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement for the best paper written
as a part of the work in any German Department course for 2011-12. Students are invited to submit their original papers, with faculty comments, to Kerstin Martin in the department office in Barrett 101 by Wednesday, April 18. Please indicate your class and campus box number on all entries.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/prizes_awards
Now Hiring Community Engagement Leaders (CELs): Apply by April 18
Are you interested in working to build partnerships that facilitate positive social change? Then you want to join the
CCE CEL team! CELs organize student volunteers who work with local partnerships while developing their own leadership and management skills. CELs are responsible for both program development and day-to-day operations
(recruiting and training tutors, transportation, attendance, website, budgeting, campus visits and volunteer
recognition). This is a paid position, usually four to seven hours per week. Two positions are available to start in fall 2012: A Better Chance (ABC) and the Vela Scholars Program. For more information, contact Dean Lee Miller at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due April 18.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/cel_application
Seniors and Recent Grads: Work Opportunity with New Chief Information Officer: Apply by April 18
Amherst's new Chief Information Officer (CIO)
seeks a senior or recent graduate to
work in a one-year position. The
successful candidate will assist the CIO
with the work required to create a
strategic plan for the Information
Technology department. The job may
include a significant amount of
writing, assisting with data collection
and analysis, communicating both within
IT and with a broad spectrum of people
in the college community, assisting in
the preparation of reports, identifying
ways that social media might be employed
in the strategic planning process and
bringing the student perspective to the
strategic planning process.
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills are essential, and
good organizational skills are
necessary. Candidates must have
intermediate- or advanced-level
experience with Excel.
The position begins Aug. 1, 2012, and ends
July 31, 2013.
Submit a cover letter and resume to
Margaret Stancer (email@example.com,
Campus Box #2240) by Wednesday, April 18.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/it/about/news/node/390928
Reminder About Upcoming Prize Deadlines April 13-18
Students are reminded that the
submission deadlines for numerous
departmental prizes are fast
approaching. For the Jones Prize (Black
Studies), the Moseley Prize (Religion),
the Stonewall Prize, the Charles
Hamilton Houston Prize and various
English Department Prizes, submissions
are due on Friday, April 13. For the WAGS Prize,
submissions are due on Monday, April 16. For the
German Department Writing Prize,
submissions are due on Wednesday, April 18. For
more information about these prizes and
submission guidelines, see the
individual announcements and
departmental Web pages about each prize.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/announcements
Design the Official T-Shirt for Orientation 2012! Submit Designs by April 18
The Dean of New Students' Office has opened its annual design competition for the 2012 Orientation T-Shirt! We are looking for creative, funny and beautiful designs based upon our theme for 2012, "Building Community One Voice at a Time." All designs will be reviewed by the Orientation
Committee, and the winning design will be printed on 400 T-shirts. In addition, the winning designer will receive a cash prize. Please submit all designs as Adobe Illustrator files to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 18.
Introduction of New College Ombudsperson Cate Woolner
The following is a statement from Cate Woolner, Amherst College's new ombudsperson: "I would like to introduce myself and briefly describe the services offered. Many people do not know there is an ombuds service here or how the Ombuds Office can be helpful. I joined the Amherst community in April, and I am on campus on Wednesdays, with some other times available if needed. My overall function is to assist staff, faculty and administrators to resolve workplace issues in an informal and confidential setting, independent of the normal complaint or grievance procedures. I do not offer legal advice, initiate any formal investigations or proceedings or have any power to change or make policies. I can informally help research issues and resources. I listen, help sort out issues and analyze problems and strategies, and I can also help visitors develop conflict-resolution skills. Typically I meet with visitors individually, at least initially, but I can also provide confidential mediation or facilitated conversations between two or more people, as needed and appropriate. The Ombuds Office is separate from the college’s administrative structure, and no records are kept for the college other than aggregated anonymous data to document how the office is used. I would be happy to speak with you about the Ombuds Office. I am in Valentine 117, where the phone number is 413-542-5156, and you can contact me by email as well, at email@example.com. I look forward to speaking with you."
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/ombuds/about
Student Photographers Needed for Spring Formal on April 20
Student photographers: Interested in taking memorable photos at Spring Formal this year? The Spring Formal Planning Committee is looking for you! This is a paid opportunity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
Senior Bi-Semester Christian Worship Date Changed to April 22
The Senior Bi-Semester Christian Worship Service has been changed to April 22.
Final Two Weeks of Campus Challenge, April 16-30
Food Drive: we have collected 4233
pounds of food for the Amherst Survival
Center. If each member of the faculty,
staff and administration brings seven
pounds of food we will make the goal of
10,000 lbs. We realize that some can
bring more and some less and this is
entirely voluntary. The most needed
items are peanut butter; tuna; soup;
canned tomatoes/sauce; side dishes;
boxed pasta (not spaghetti); baking
items; cereal; canned chicken, beef
stew, beef ravioli; canned beans; personal care products (toothbrushes, small toothpastes, feminine care products); and for seniors - liquid protein drinks or products such as Ensure and Boost. Drop-off sites: Admissions, Alumni Gym, Arms Music Center, Cadigan Center, Chapin, College Hall, Converse, Cooper House, Frost Library, Keefe Campus Center,
Merrill, Pontypool, Scott House, Seeley
Mudd, Service Buildings, Smith House,
and Valentine Dining Commons. Fund
Drive: we have collected $8288 towards
our goal of $10,000. If you would like
to contribute please send a check made
out to the Amherst Survival Center to
Paul Sorrentino, AC#2277. Thank you for
your help in meeting this vital need in
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge
Senior Survey: Have Your Voice Heard! Participate by April 24
Participate in the Amherst Senior Survey to have your voice heard. Results inform administrators and committees as they consider policy changes and decisions. The survey is conducted every two years as graduation approaches. It asks graduating seniors to describe their plans after college, to rate various aspects of their college education and to suggest ways that we can make the Amherst experience more positive for the students in the future. All those who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing. Respond by midnight on Tuesday, April 24, and get two chances to win. Visit our website at the following link for more information and thank-you gifts.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/ir/SeniorSurvey
Student Employment Opportunity with Professor George Greenstein: Apply by April 24
Professor Greenstein is looking for a
student to assist him in developing
content for Wordpress. Pay is $10/hour.
The project will take perhaps 10 hours
of work, but it is very important that
it be completed within two weeks. Apply
by email only to Professor Greenstein (email@example.com)
before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24.
Financial Aid Renewal for 2012-13: Apply by April 25
Applications for renewal of financial aid for 2012-13 are now being accepted. Any student may apply for financial aid, regardless of whether he or she now receives assistance. The application deadline is April 25. Information about applying is posted on the Office of Financial Aid's website. If you have questions about financial aid at Amherst or the procedure for
applying, contact the Office of Financial Aid (B-5 Converse Hall) at 413-542-2296.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/financialaid/renewal_upperclassapps
Men of Amherst: Join Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking men on campus to join their organization. Commitment is only one day per week
for three hours. There are lots of young men in the Amherst community who are in need of male mentors! You could
make a big difference in a child's life by joining this national organization. Females are encouraged to apply as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Center for Community Engagement for more information. Big Brothers
Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. Get involved today!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/bbbs
Campus Challenge Update
April has been a great month for the Campus Challenge! Thank you all! We have collected 1,948 lbs. so far this
month (counting only what was delivered to and weighed at the Survival Center)! That means we only need 4,370 lbs. to
reach our goal for the year. Keep those peanut butter and large brown rice containers coming (plus any other heavy
items). Special thanks to students who "canned" at WalMart last weekend, the women's lacrosse team and Frost Library
as our leading contributors. We also have to collect only $1708 more to reach our $10,000 goal for the Survival
Center. Watch for the donation table at Valentine April 23-27 or send a check made out to the Amherst Survival Center to Paul Sorrentino at AC#2277.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge
Seniors! FINAL CHANCE to Take Your Senior Portraits!
To the class of 2012: The Olio yearbook staff has made arrangements for one FINAL portrait session. Professional
portrait photographers from Prestige Portraits will return to campus for Senior Portrait Sessions beginning Monday, April 23. This is absolutely the last chance to be photographed! Sign up for your personal portrait session at the link below. There is a $10 session fee (due at the time of the sitting). Make sure you're in The Olio! If you have any other questions, please email email@example.com.
For more information: www.photoappointment.com/school/amc
Open Invitation to Join the Campus Challenge Committee
Amherst College will again have a Campus Challenge for the next academic year. Anyone interested in serving on the
committee-- students, staff or faculty --is welcome to join. Come to our open meeting on Friday, April 27, at
1 p.m. in Chapin 119. At this meeting, we will begin to determine our theme and direction for the next year. Please
contact Paul Sorrentino (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-542-8149) if you have ideas or feedback. Further
information is available at the Campus Challenge website at the following link.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge