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Archived announcements for February, 2013

Seniors: Nominate High School Teachers for Swift Moore Teaching Award: Deadline Extended to Feb. 1
In 1997, Amherst College inaugurated the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award to honor some of this country's outstanding high school teachers. Graduating seniors are invited to nominate teachers who made impacts on their lives. If you remember a secondary school teacher who stands out as deserving of the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award, please submit his or her name at the address below. The deadline for receipt of nominations has been extended to Friday, Feb. 1.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement/infostudents/senior_activities/swiftmoore

Admission Office 'Green Dean' Fellowship: Apply by Feb. 1
The Admission Office Fellowship provides a recent Amherst graduate the opportunity to be an integral part of the Admission Office professional staff. The fellow serves as part of the 12-member Admission Committee, makes public presentations on campus, travels to high schools and college fairs across the country, evaluates applications and contributes to admission decisions. The application for the position is available online at the Admission website, and we encourage all interested seniors to apply. Interviews will be conducted in February, and final selection of the fellow is expected by Spring Break. If you would like to hear more about the fellowship, please call Tyler Chapman '11 or Julie Keresztes '12 at 413-542-2328.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/greendean

Grant Support for Senior Projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Apply by Feb. 1
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 spring applications is Feb. 1.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/studentfunds/alpha_delta_application

Apply to CONNECTIONS Tutoring Program by Feb. 3
Interested in tutoring elementary students in Holyoke? Want to join kids in hands-on activities such as jewelry-making or martial arts? Volunteer with the CONNECTIONS After-School program! Apply at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/connections/application. Applications are due by midnight on Sunday, Feb. 3. Questions? Email dgardner16@amherst.edu. If you want to learn more, come to one of our info sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. in Williston, 8:30 p.m. in North, 9 p.m. in South and 9:30 p.m. in Appleton and Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. in Charles Pratt, 8:30 p.m. in Stearns, 9 p.m. in James and 9:30 p.m. in Morris Pratt.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/connections

Mandatory Placement Test for Students NEW to Spanish Language Courses Jan. 21 to 30
The Spanish Department administers a placement exam to help students choose the correct level of Spanish language course in which to enroll. Amherst College students will have access to this exam Jan. 21-30. Go to the Spanish Department website, click on "Placement Test" in the menu on the left, log in and follow directions. Each student will need a computer with speakers or headphones. Five College students should contact Language Coordinator Victoria Maillo at vmaillo@amherst.edu to schedule the exam. All students must contact Maillo to schedule a personal interview after taking the placement exam.

TWLOHA Amherst Sponsoring Frank Warren and PostSecret Live: Tickets Available Jan. 28-31
TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms) Amherst is sponsoring an event by Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret, on Jan. 31. He will be presenting PostSecret Live, a multimedia presentation about inspiring, funny and sad stories behind the secrets. Even share your own secrets. Pick up tickets from the TWLOHA table in Valentine Atrium during lunch and dinner from Monday, Jan. 28, to Thursday, Jan. 31.
For more information: amherstpostsecret.tumblr.com

Hitchcock Fellowship in Athletics: Apply by Feb. 8
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics invites applications for the Hitchcock Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Hitchcock Fellowship is awarded to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue a career in the field of athletics, primarily teaching and coaching. The Hitchcock Fellow will teach in the elective Physical Education program and be an assistant coach in at least two intercollegiate programs. The Hitchcock Fellow may be assigned, and elect additional assignments, in other areas of inquiry. Each individual interested in the position should send a letter of application and current resume no later than Feb. 8, 2013, to Michelle Morgan, SWA, AC# 2230. Questions can be directed to Michelle at mcmorgan@amherst.edu.

'Women of Amherst' Now Accepting Submissions-- Due Feb. 10
Want to contribute to the conversation about sexual respect but don't know how? "The Women of Amherst" is still accepting submissions for the 2013 production. Whether it be in the form of a poem, paragraph, song or monologue, we want to hear your thoughts about sex, love, gender, friendship and everything in between! Our annual show is inspired by Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" but is written solely by members of the Amherst community. Absolutely everyone (students, faculty, staff) is invited to send a submission to woamherst@gmail.com! All submissions are kept completely anonymous, and we will request the author's permission before making any substantive edits. Keep talking, start writing!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/women_of_amherst

Amherst College Fellowship Applications Now Available-- Deadline Feb. 10
Seniors and recent graduates who wish to apply for an Amherst College Fellowship for graduate study in 2013-14 may pick up an application in the Office of Fellowships (213 Converse Hall). The deadline for application is Feb. 10. Acceptance to graduate school is not necessary for application, but you must be in the process of applying. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit and need. There is one application for all the different fellowships, which are described Amherst College Course Catalog. For further information, or if you would like an application mailed to you, please contact Suzanne Spencer, sspencer@amherst.edu, in the Office of Fellowships, Room 213, Converse Hall, 413-542-5079.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/fellowships/amherst

Physical Education Classes: Unit III-- Sign Up Feb. 4-8
Welcome back from Winter Break! Unit III Physical Education Classes are starting on Feb. 11 and running through March 8. Registration starts on Monday, Feb. 4, and closes on Friday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. Please check the Athletics website for the class listings.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/department/physed/courses

Feb. 9 LSATs Cancelled
The LSATs scheduled to take place in Merrill Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, have been cancelled. At this time, no makeup date has been set.

Apply to be a Vela Tutor
There are still a few available spots to work with Amherst Regional Middle School students this semester. Vela tutors offer one-on-one homework help in all subjects and assist students in developing good study and organizational habits. Tutors are needed for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Contact Gillian Lupinski at glupinski15@amherst.edu with any questions. Find out more information and apply on our website.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/vela

AC After Dark Applications Accepted Until Feb. 11
Student Activities is now accepting AC After Dark Student Program applications until Feb. 11 at noon. If you've got a great idea for a campus program, we've got the planning help and the funding to make it happen! Print out your application online or pick up a copy from the foyer in Keefe.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/ac_after_dark

Apply for the Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC)! Deadline Feb. 11
Do you like helping people? Making the complex simple? How about running the most prestigious lip-syncing event since the Inauguration? The Student Housing Advisory Committee (aka SHAC, aka Greatest Big Man Of All Time) is looking for some hot new talent from the Class of '14 and '15! To be eligible for this PAID, two-year position, you MUST have directly participated in at least one Room Draw. In addition to being generally informative, friendly and unstoppable in the paint, you will also assist with Room Draw coordination and execution this year and next. Send an application via email, or procure a paper application from the lovely Karen Racz in Converse 105. The deadline for this unbelievable opportunity is Monday, Feb. 11.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/roomdraw/lip_sync

Alpha Delta Phi Funding for Senior Projects-- Deadline Extended Until Feb. 11
The application deadline for Alpha Delta Phi and David P. Patchel Memorial Fund grants for senior projects has been extended until Monday, Feb. 11. 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 senior projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses or production projects. For more information, visit the "Funding" section of the Dean of the Faculty website.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/studentfunds/alpha_delta_application

Hitchcock Fellowship in Athletics: Deadline EXTENDED to Feb. 15
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics invites applications for the Hitchcock Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Hitchcock Fellowship is awarded to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue a career in the field of athletics, primarily teaching and coaching. The Hitchcock Fellow will teach in the elective Physical Education program and be an assistant coach in at least two intercollegiate programs. The Hitchcock Fellow may be assigned, and elect additional assignments, in other areas of inquiry. Each individual interested in the position should send a letter of application and current resume no later than Feb. 15 to Michelle Morgan, SWA, AC# 2230. Questions can be directed to Michelle at mcmorgan@amherst.edu.

SENIORS: Final Teach For America Deadline Feb. 15
Teach for America (TFA) is a national organization that is working to address the immense issue of educational inequity, the academic achievement gap. TFA recruits top college graduates to commit to teach for two years in some of our nation's highest need and lowest income regions to work relentlessly to level the playing field for their students. These teachers then create an impassioned and informed generation of leaders who are dedicated to fighting against the multidimensional issue of the achievement gap-- through health care, law, policy making, social entrepreneurship, founding of nonprofits, leading schools and continuing work as an educator. Our FINAL deadline is coming up on Friday, Feb. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Apply today!
For more information: www.teachforamerica.org

Academic Technology Services is Giving Away Outdated AV Equipment
ATS is clearing out a storage room in Frost Library and would like to know if anyone wants these items before they get recycled. The list includes some CRT televisions, manual screens, AV carts and more. "As-is" condition, no returns. Get the full list by contacting John Kunhardt in ATS.

Apply to be a Vela Tutor
There are still a few available spots to work with Amherst Regional Middle School students this semester. Vela tutors offer one-on-one homework help in all subjects and assist students in developing good study and organizational habits. Tutors are needed for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Contact Gillian Lupinski at glupinski15@amherst.edu with any questions. Apply on our website.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/vela

Reserve Tickets Now for Harlem Gospel Choir Concert Feb. 22
Tickets are now available for the upcoming Harlem Gospel Choir concert. Amherst College's MLK Celebration Committee will be hosting the renowned Harlem Gospel Choir on Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. This is a free event, but tickets are limited and required. To reserve tickets, please call 413-542-5773 or visit the following link:
For more information: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/calendar

Register Now for 'Money 101: Personal Finances After College' Feb. 21
"Money 101: Personal Finances After College" will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather, as part of the Wade Fellows Pre-Professional Series. Sean Kelly '95, an investment coordinator with The Kaleel Company, will lead a seminar for students on responsibly managing your personal finances. He'll cover a variety of topics, including how much of your income should go into living expenses, investments and savings; how to navigate filing taxes; how to build good credit and the meaning of your credit score; and the ins and outs of taking out a loan. There will be plenty of time for questions following his presentation. There will be snacks! Please register at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/359870

Submit to Identity Magazine!
Identity Magazine is an annually published magazine released by the Multicultural Resource Center. We are now accepting submissions! Submissions can be published with the author's name or can be anonymous. Submissions can be written (no more than 600 words), artwork or film. Multimedia submissions will be posted on the magazine's tumblr blog. For more information, or if you have questions on submitting, please see the link below or email mrc@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/multicultural/IdentityMagazine

Valentine Dining Hall is Hiring Now for Spring 2013!
Val is now hiring for the spring semester in all areas. Please apply today-- applications are available in the office or at the entrance. There are lots of job opportunities and various shifts open-- we hope you join our team!

Get Keys for Music Practice Rooms and Lockers
Students, faculty and staff wanting to use the music practice rooms who did not secure a key in September may sign up for an access key on Thursday, Jan. 24; Friday, Jan. 25; or the week of Jan. 28 between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. each weekday. Senior music majors preparing honors recitals may also reserve practice time during this seven-day period. On Sunday, Feb. 3, those who have been issued keys may, if they desire, schedule reserved practice time for the spring semester. Sign-up hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Information concerning access to practice rooms and fees is posted on the Music Department website and in the Arms Music Center. Applications for keys will be available in the Music Department at the time of sign-up.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/facilities/practicerooms

Sign Up for Zotero Spring Workshops
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching. Sign up here to attend a one-hour tutorial to get you started with Zotero. All workshops are held in the Lane Room on A Level of the Frost Library.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHBOeHgwUzNZMFB2U0xXRnJjcnNsemc6MA%20

Sign Up for Val's Got Talent Program
Dining Services is working on creating the weekly entertainment/performance program for the Spring Semester. This will include all forms of art, singing, dancing or instrumentals for everyone's enjoyment. We would love to have you share your talents in Val! Please stop by the office if interested in picking a date.

Fall 2013 Gottingen Study Abroad Program: Application Deadline Feb. 22
The Department of German announces that we have an opening for the Fall semester of 2013 to study at the University of Gottingen. The deadline to apply to this program has been extended-- applications are now due by Friday, Feb. 22. Information regarding the Gottingen Exchange Program, including the online application, can be found at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/54445

Student Workers Needed for Events Throughout the Semester
The Conferences and Events Office is looking to hire students for staffing various events throughout the semester. The pay rate is $8 per hour. If interested, please contact pmallen@amherst.edu as soon as possible.

Accepting Applications for 2013-14 French House Until Feb. 25
The French Department announces that applications to live in French House (Newport) for the 2013-14 academic year are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 25. Information regarding theme housing, including the online application, can be found at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme

Accepting Applications to 2013-2014 German House-- Deadline Feb. 25
The Department of German announces that applications to live in German House (Porter) for the 2013-14 academic year are now being accepted. Come to an Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 9 p.m. at Porter House with your questions, and check out the wonderful atmosphere at the German House. Applications are due by Monday, Feb. 25. Information regarding theme housing, including the online application, can be found at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/65136

Investment Office: Student Internship Opportunity-- Apply by Feb. 28
The Investment Office is seeking one or more student interns to assist with a number of regularized and ad hoc projects related to the investment management of the school's endowment portfolio. This is a great opportunity for Amherst College students to gain exposure and real-world experience in the areas of Finance and Investments, with specific attention to various traditional and alternative asset classes (including Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Timber, Energy, etc.). To be considered for this position, please apply via the Quest portal and submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample. The deadline for applying is Feb. 28.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/treasurer/investments

Theme House Applicaton Process for 2013-2014-- Application Deadline Feb. 28
For all students interested in living in one of the 10 theme houses on campus for next year, information on the application process is available at the Theme House website at the link below. Information is included on the Humphries Co-Op, Residential Language Programs and Cultural Residences. Interested students should review the information regarding theme houses on the website and address any questions to the Theme House Presidents. Open House events will be held during the week of Feb. 18. All Theme House applications are available online at the link below. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 28.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme

Reminder: Investment Office Internship: Apply by Feb 28
The Investment Office is seeking one or more student interns to assist with a number of regularized and ad hoc projects related to the investment management of the school's endowment portfolio. This is a great opportunity for Amherst College students to gain exposure and real-world experience in the areas of Finance and Investments, with specific attention to various traditional and alternative asset classes (including Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Timber, Energy, etc.). To be considered for this position, please apply via the Quest portal and submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample (any subject, any length). The deadline for applying is Feb. 28. Positions are available for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/treasurer/investments

Apply to Live in Drew Memorial House: Deadline Feb. 28
The Charles Drew Memorial Culture Theme House is now accepting applications. Submit an online application by Thursday, Feb. 28, to be considered for membership in 2014-2015 academic year. Information regarding theme housing, including the online application, can be found at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme/drew

Winter Clothing Still Available for Students
Winter is fast approaching, and the Dean of Students Office still has a selection of coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots available for free to students who cannot afford to properly bundle up for the cold. Students may access this gear by private appointment with Jenney Shamash, international student life fellow (jshamash11@amherst.edu or 413-542-5560). Also ask about inexpensive shopping options, including a voucher for purchases at local thrift stores.

Still Collecting Winter Clothing for Low-Income Amherst Students
Dozens of students have already benefited from the winter clothing drive this year, and we need more donations to keep the momentum going! The Dean of Students Office is collecting all kinds of winter gear for Amherst students from warmer climates who cannot afford to properly bundle up for the cold months ahead. Both gently used and new items are welcomed. Donations may be left in the Dean of Students Office (Room 105) in Converse Hall during regular business hours. Questions? Contact Jessica Mestre (jmestre10@amherst.edu) or Jenney Shamash (jshamash11@amherst.edu).

Statistical Consulting Office Hours
The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Professor Amy Wagaman and Five College graduate consultant Ngoc Thai will be available for statistical consulting for faculty and students (especially thesis writers) during the Spring 2013 semester. Please see below for office hours and locations. Walk-ins are allowed, though we encourage interested persons who wish to meet with Ngoc to make appointments in advance, either during her office hours or by email. Appointments with Ngoc can also be scheduled through Professor Wagaman in the Math Department. Ngoc Thai (ngochongthai@gmail.com) has office hours on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in 429 McGuire Life Sciences, starting on Jan. 22. Amy Wagaman (awagaman@amherst.edu) has office hours on Fridays from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in 306 Seeley Mudd, starting on Jan. 25.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/mathematics/statsconsult

 
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