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Archived announcements for October, 2013

Participants Needed for Social Perception Study
We are conducting a psychology study on social perception and judgment in legal settings. The study runs about 30 minutes and is open to all students who have not previously participated in the study. Participants will be asked to make several judgments on the materials presented after engaging in a training program and will receive $5 or one credit for "Introduction to Psychology." If interested, please sign up using your SONA account. Contact Yilin Wang (ywang14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot if you do not have a SONA account or are not sure whether you are eligible.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com/

Participants Needed for Social Perception Study
We are conducting a psychology study on social perception and judgment in legal settings. The study runs about 30 minutes and is open to all students who have not previously participated in the study. Participants will be asked to make several judgments on the materials presented after engaging in a training program and will receive $5. If interested, please sign up using your SONA account or contact Yilin Wang (ywang14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot. Please note that this study is no longer granting credits for "Introduction to Psychology."
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com/

Now Accepting Submissions for the Annual 'Voices' Poster Contest! Submit by Oct. 9
La Causa is now accepting submissions for our annual "Voices for the Voiceless" Poster Contest! The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 9. We encourage you or anyone you know with artistic abilities to submit a design for the 16th annual "Voices for the Voiceless"-- the largest free spoken-word concert in the Northeast --to be held on Dec. 7. This is a great chance to have your artwork displayed throughout the Pioneer Valley for an event that draws many people. Design should include the image and, if possible, a tagline for the event. Attached are a few samples of past designs. The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to either Antonio's or The Black Sheep! Please email any questions and your designs to Lucas at lrenique15@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/voicesamherst

CCE Hiring Student Photographers-- Apply by Oct. 11
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is hiring student photographers to help document the breadth and depth of community engagement at Amherst. We're looking for creative, driven students with strong skills in photography, editing and visual storytelling. Working within a student communications team, each photographer will share in the ongoing creation of photography that documents the work of the CCE.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/about/student_employment/opportunities/node/514773

Registration is Now Open for the Writing Center's October Workshops
Our offerings include workshops on time management and on entering the academic conversation, as well as two that are geared primarily (but not exclusively) toward senior thesis writers: "Productive Habits for Long-Term Projects" and "Start Writing Your Thesis." Online registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up today!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops

Want to Work During Homecoming and Family Weekend?
Short-term positions with Alumni and Parent Programs are available for student workers at Homecoming and Family Weekend. Please follow the link to apply. Interviews will take place at the beginning of October. Contact Kristen Ford (kford@amherst.edu) with questions.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/studentworkers

New Alumni-Student Mentoring Program Launched
Pathways, the new Amherst alumni-student mentoring program, has officially launched for students! Pathways enables you to connect with alumni mentors who can provide one-on-one guidance tailored to your goals. All class years are invited to participate in the program. Visit the Pathways website (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/390098) to learn more and to register (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/307870) today! Questions? Email pathways@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/mentoring/for_students/structure

Join Amherst's New Food Magazine
Join "Taste," Amherst's multidisciplinary food magazine. Our purpose is to use food, our common bond, as a way to explore various disciplines and to connect with our community. We welcome writers, editors, illustrators, event planners and anyone interested in learning about food. We are looking for photographers and InDesign users! For more info on how you can be involved, please contact Vivian (vmac16@amherst.edu) for more details.

Now Accepting Applications for Homeless Shelter Resource Advocate Position: Deadline Oct. 16
The Craig's Doors Resource Advocacy program is a new pilot partnership between Craig's Place homeless shelter and local college students. Student advocates are trained to help guests connect people with information about occupation, housing, education, transportation, clothing, health services and more. Resource Advocates will be selected to work at the shelter during the remainder of the academic year. Applications are due Oct. 16.
For more information: tinyurl.com/ayf2sgv

Nighttime Activities Curtailed to Help Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illness
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has identified the Town of Amherst to be at "high" risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare viral infection that is dangerous and often fatal to humans and spread by mosquitoes that are most active from dusk to dawn. Because of this, the college has shortened evening outdoor activities so that they end before sunset until further notice. In addition, members of the campus community are urged to take protective measures when going outside between dusk and dawn, including using insect repellent and wearing long sleeves, long pants and socks. This curtailment follows recommendations from the DPH and is expected to remain in effect until the first hard frost, which kills mosquitoes.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/notices/node/504246

CCE Seeks Internships Communications Assistant: Apply by Oct. 18
The Center for Community Engagement is hiring an Internship Communications Assistant to help create, design and implement publicity for the Public Service Internships. The assistant will design posters and flyers, assist in the organization of the Annual Internship Fair, help to advertise internship workshops, collaborate with other students and perform some administrative duties. Desired qualifications include creativity, excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Submit a resume and cover letter to Julia Alexander (jalexander@amherst.edu) by Friday, Oct. 18. If you have a sample of a publication (poster or flyer) that you created, please submit that as well.

Amherst College Winter Coat Drive Until Oct. 18
Amherst College is running an annual coat drive this fall semester. Please donate clean and gently worn coats and winter accessories. Donations can be dropped off in Keefe Campus Center at the Campus Center Manager Booth, located to right when you enter the building, as well as the Frost Library by Oct. 18. The drive is designed to provide the Amherst College community with coats and accessories for the cold New England months. Please contact Student Life Fellow Flora Chan (fchan@amherst.edu) or International Student Life Fellow Dexter Padayachee (dpadayachee13@amherst.edu) with any questions.

Athletic Team Engagement Leaders (ATEL): Apply by Oct. 20
Are you a club or varsity athlete? Do you have a passion for community engagement? Do you want to help plan community engagement activities for your team through the CCE? Apply to represent your team as an ATEL! 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 team. Applications and re- applications are due by Oct. 20.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/athletes/team_leader/application

In Memoriam: Bekki Lee
Amherst College notes the passing of Bekki Lee on Oct. 12, 2013. Lee served the Amherst community for 23 years in various roles in the Dean of Students' Office and the Career Center. Lee's husband, David Hansen, was Amherst's Deutch Professor of Chemistry. In 2009, Lee and her family moved to California, where she became dean of students and vice president of student affairs at Scripps College. For more information, and to leave notes and remembrances, visit Amherst's In Memoriam page at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/memoriam

Grant Support for Senior Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences: Apply by Oct. 21
The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics, and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may apply, but first priority is reserved for English majors and others working in literary studies, creative writing, theater and dance, or film. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses or production projects. Awards exceeding $1,200 will be made only in the most extraordinary cases. The deadline for applications is Oct. 21.

Wear Pink on Wednesday, Oct. 23
Public Health Collaborative will be distributing pink bracelets for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Oct. 23, we want all of Amherst College to wear pink (T-shirts, bracelets, etc) to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will host a documentary screening at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 115 on this day as well.

Looking for Students to Work Fall Festival Event Oct. 27
We are looking for students to work the Fall Festival event on Sunday. These are paid positions and the shifts are three hours long and fall between noon and 5 p.m. Tasks include setup, take-down and monitoring specific sites (photo areas, pumpkin carving, etc.). This event will take place rain or shine, and even if you work a shift, you will still have time to enjoy the event. Interested Amherst students should contact Patricia Allen at pmallen@amherst.edu or call her at 413-542-8094.

Male Participants Needed for Personality and Attitudes Study
We are conducting a psychology study on personality, behavior and attitudes. The study runs about 30 minutes and is open to male students. Participants will be asked to answer several questionnaires and will receive $5 or one credit for "Introduction to Psychology." If interested, please sign up using your SONA account. Please email Sharleen Phillips (sphillips14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot if you do not have a SONA account or if you have any questions.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com

Bus to New York City Oct. 26: Seats Available
Students in the First-Year Seminar "Pariscape" will spend Saturday, Oct. 26, in New York City. The bus will depart promptly from Converse Hall at 7 a.m. and will leave the city at 7 p.m., returning to campus by 11 p.m. There are seats available. Anyone interested in going on the bus should see Elizabeth Eddy in the French Department Office (Barrett 201). The cost of this trip is $25 (cash or check accepted).

Lego Robotics Club: Seeking Students to Work with Fourth-Graders
The Lego Robotics Club is seeking students interested in helping with a robotics club for fourth-graders at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on a day or days to be determined based on volunteer availability. We will be using the Lego "Mindstorms NXT" robotics kits and software. This program is organized in association with the Center for Community Engagement. Students interested in becoming involved, please contact Professor Chris Kingston (cgkingston@amherst.edu) for further details.

Campus Activities Board Needs DJs, Bands and More
Are you a DJ? Do you have a band? Do you like MCing at events? The Campus Activities Board is compiling a list of entertainers to reference for future campus events. This is so you may be contacted in the future for PAID opportunities. If you are interested, send an email stating your interest and a sample of your work to drichards14@amherst.edu.

New Space Reservation Policy in Dorms
The Office of Residential Life has recently shifted its policy with regards to the space-reservation process in residential dorms. In the interest of protecting dorm residents' ability to be informed of what events might be held in their space, RCs can no longer offer space reservations more than four weeks before the date of the event. This shift in policy has occurred because concern was raised that residents cannot reasonably predict possible objections for an event scheduled more than four weeks in the future. While we realize this policy limits student groups' ability to plan dorm-centric events far in advance, we believe it is in the best interests of hall residents.

Counseling Center Office Hours Over Mid-Semester Break
The Counseling Center will be open Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will provide walk-in hours from 1 to 4 p.m.

Apply to be a Youth Adviser at El Arco Iris of Holyoke!
Interested in tutoring, mentoring and working with middle-school youth in Holyoke? Apply today to be a youth adviser with El Arco Iris, a grassroots after- school program in Holyoke. Arco is a student-run CCE partnership, so your ideas and dedication will shape the program. Amherst Youth Advisers are in charge of planning and leading most Arco Programming. Each youth adviser goes to Holyoke twice a week, leaving at 3:30 p.m. and returning at 6:30 p.m. The kids are adorable and have asked us for new youth advisers. Arco work is PAID for any students on federal work-study. For more information, email Lucas (lrenique15@amherst.edu) or Eddie (ejkim15@amherst.edu), or check out our website. We look forward to working with you!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/84752

Earn $5 by Participating in a Social Perception Study!
We are conducting a psychology study on social perception and judgment in legal settings. The study runs about 30 minutes and is open to all students who have not previously participated in the study. Participants will be asked to make several judgments on the materials presented after engaging in a training program and will receive $5. If interested, please sign up using your SONA account or contact Yilin Wang (ywang14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot. Please note that this study is no longer granting credits for "Introduction to Psychology."
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com/

Pre-Registration for TEDx Now Open
Pre-registration began on Oct. 10 at 10:10 p.m. for TEDxAmherstCollege (The talks will be held in Kirby Theater on Nov. 10). All Amherst College community members are eligible to receive free tickets ($8 for Five College, $14 for general public. Ticket sales start Oct 20). Space is limited, and you will be placed on a waiting list if pre-registration spots run out. You are encouraged to register as soon as the portal opens to ensure a ticket. Follow the link to register.
For more information: tedxamherstcollege.eventbrite.com/

Male Participants Needed for Personality & Attitudes Study
We are conducting a psychology study on personality, behavior, and attitudes. The study runs about 30 minutes and is open to male students. Participants will be asked to answer several questionnaires and will receive $5 or one credit for “Introduction to Psychology.” If interested, please sign up using your SONA account. Please email Sharleen Phillips (sphillips14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot if you do not have a SONA account or if you have any questions.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com/

 
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