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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 (ywang14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot.
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 ltceli@amherst.edu: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 jbussard@amherst.edu 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 magazine@amherst.edu. The magazine is also available on our website, www.amherst.edu/magazine.

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 http://amherst.athleague.com/leagues. Sign-ups end Jan. 20, and league play starts Jan. 24. See the Intramural page under Athletics for more details.
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 yootar@gmail.com by Jan. 24. This contest is sponsored by the Amherst student organization Partners for Animal Welfare. If you have questions, email yootar@gmail.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 pmallen@amherst.edu.
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 (jmorgan@amherst.edu) 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 uolender@amherst.edu. 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 spring semester.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/interterm/courses#Yantra

 
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