Archived announcements for January, 2013
CCE Engagement Advisor Office Hours
Looking to get involved in the campus
community and beyond but don't know
where to start? Come to the Center for
Community Engagement on Tuesdays
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 5:30 and
7:30 p.m., as well as Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., to
meet with an Engagement Advisor (EA). Our
EAs are fellow
Amherst College students who are
available to help you navigate to find
an organization that best suits your
interests and availability. To find out
more about the program, please visit
the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce /learn/advising
Participants Needed for Psychology Study
The Department of Psychology 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 Yilin Wang '14
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com
Long-Term Care Insurance: Enroll by Dec. 31
The enrollment period for the Amherst College Voluntary Long-Term Care Insurance benefit will run through Dec. 31. Eligible faculty and staff will have the opportunity to
purchase long-term care coverage for themselves and certain family members. Representatives from Tucker & Shepley
Benefits and Insurance will be on campus in December to discuss this benefit. The following link provides more
information about this benefit and the dates, times and locations of the educational sessions:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/337943
Sign Up Now for Workshop and Class with Choreographer Idan Cohen in Jan. 7 to 15
Students can sign up for one or both of
the following workshops by emailing Linda Celi at
email@example.com:a contemporary dance technique class/workshop (intermediate-to-advanced
level), Jan. 7-15, 10:30 a.m. to noon in Studio 1 of Webster Hall, and a performance workshop with Idan Cohen,
Jan. 7-15, 1 to 4 p.m., also in Studio 1.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/theater_dance/2012-2013_season/special_events
Counseling Center Hours During Winter Break
The Amherst College Counseling Center
will close for the Winter Break at 4:30
p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, and will
reopen for Interterm at 9 a.m. on
Monday, Jan. 7. Walk-in times during
Winter Break will be Thursday, Jan.
3, and Friday, Jan. 4, from
noon to 2 p.m. Amherst College
students with emergencies should contact
the Campus Police at 413-542-2111.
Student Workers Needed for Hockey Games Jan. 4 and 5
We are looking for a few students to work the Amherst College hockey games on Friday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m. Please contact Luke Bussard at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interest.
Amherst Magazine Mailing
Faculty, staff and administrators have
recently received the new issue of
Amherst magazine. We hope you're
enjoying it, and we hope you'll want to
continue to receive the magazine in the
future. If, however, you would like to
opt out of future mailings of the
magazine, please contact Maryann Wood at
email@example.com. The magazine is
also available on our website,
Application Deadline for the Faculty Research Awards Program is Jan. 11
The spring deadline for FRAP applications is Jan. 11, 2013.
Faculty interested in applying should visit the Dean of the Faculty website at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/funding/research/frap
Space Available in Writing Center Interterm Programs
The Writing Center still has space available in the following Interterm programs: "Reading Closely I: Poetry" (Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m.), "Reading Closely II: Prose" (Thursday, Jan. 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m.) and "Thesis Writers' Retreat" (Monday, Jan. 14, to Thursday, Jan. 17, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.).
Read more and register to attend at
the following link:
For more information: goo.gl/LZ5jZ
Winter Intramural Sign-Ups! Deadline Jan. 20
Spent all Winter Break perfecting your
jump shot and serves? Sign up for
intramural basketball and volleyball and
prove your athleticism on the court!
To sign up, go to
Sign-ups end Jan. 20, and league
play starts Jan. 24. See the
Intramural page under Athletics for more
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/intramurals/winter
Tickets Available for 'Supper, Story & Song' Campus Challenge Event Jan. 21
The "Supper, Story & Song" is a fundraiser on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, Jan. 21). We wanted to do something special on the day itself, consistent with Dr. King's values. This year, as part of our Campus Challenge addressing poverty and educational opportunity, we are raising money for ABC House, Reader to Reader and Homework House of Holyoke.
There will be a simple meal and then a program including brief presentations by each organization, interspersed with
music of various genres and a talk by Scott Cohen.
If you are interested, you can purchase tickets, at $20 each, from committee members, the Student Activities Office
(Campus Center), the Public Affairs Office (306 Converse), the Alumni Gym (Room 1204), the Dean of Students' Office, A.J. Hastings, Amherst Books and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge
Pet Popularity Contest: Submit Photos by Jan. 24
Submit photos for Cutest Pet or
Most Charismatic Pet. Each Most Charismatic
Pet submission must include a
short description (max. 150 words).
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 24.
This contest is sponsored by the Amherst student organization Partners
for Animal Welfare. If you have
questions, email email@example.com.
Fink Bioscience Symposium Registration Closes on Jan. 25
Registration closes on Fri., Jan. 25
for the fifth annual Gerald R. Fink
'62 Bioscience Symposium, to be held
on Thursday, Jan. 31. This year's
theme will be "Current Issues Facing
Science and Health Care," and the
speakers come from a range of medical
fields and health care policy.
Registration is a commitment to attend,
and space is limited. For more
information, email Pat Allen at
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/colloquia/bioscience/2013_symposium
CCE is Hiring an Audio Documentarian-- Apply by Jan. 25
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) seeks to hire an audio documentarian-- a new position at the CCE that will help to document the breadth and depth of community engagement at Amherst. We're looking for a creative, driven student who can interview a diverse group of people on a range of topics. The audio documentarian will collect and
produce original audio content. This content will be published on the CCE website and in the CCE monthly newsletter.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Jenny Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, Jan. 25.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/about/student_employment/opportunities/node/449050
Influenza Vaccine Clinic for Amherst College Students Jan. 25
Amherst College Health Services will hold a student influenza vaccine clinic in the Faerber Room in Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons on Friday, Jan. 25,
between 5:30 and 6:30 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 Health Services at 413-542-2267
for further information.
Live Branding Case Study with Starwood Hotels & Resorts: Application Deadline Jan. 28
If you are considering a profession in
consulting or marketing, this case study
will enhance your ability to formulate a
strategic recommendation and deliver a
convincing and concise pitch, in a
friendly and nurturing environment.
Each participant will have the option to
accept a paid summer internship in one
of Starwood's North America hotels.
You will network with and receive
feedback from senior Starwood associates.
Ideal project teams will include four to six
students. Please identify your teammates
and apply, as a team, by Jan. 28.
Please email your resumes and a brief
cover letter to Ursula Olender,
associate dean of students and director of the Career Center, at email@example.com.
Need more info? See the announcement
section of your Quest home page.
Keefe Health Center Hours During Winter Break and Interterm
The Amherst College Keefe Health Center
will close for the Winter Holiday Break
at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21,
and will reopen for the January
Interterm at 8:30 a.m. on Monday,
Jan. 7. Amherst College students
remaining in the local area are eligible to receive medical
care (for urgent needs only) at UMass
University Health Services (413-577-
5000) when the Amherst College Keefe
Health Center is closed. Amherst
College students with emergencies
should contact the Campus Police at 413-542-2111.
The Keefe Health Center staff wishes
everyone a happy and safe holiday
season. We look forward to serving
your health care needs in 2013.
Yantra Yoga During Interterm
As many Five College students, staff and
faculty are in the final (finals')
crunch and get ready for the holiday
break, we have an exciting announcement for
those of you who will be around during
Interterm! Come and join us at Amherst
College for a wonderful journey through
an ancient form of yoga, so you can be in a very
relaxed mood at the beginning of the
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/interterm/courses#Yantra