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Archived announcements for May, 2013

Alumni and Employer Engagement Intern Position Available-- Apply by April 30
The Alumni and Employer Engagement Intern will promote on-campus recruiting program opportunities to students, such as on-campus interviews, resume referral deadlines, the Amherst Select Internship Program, etc. She/he will represent the Career Center at events and interface with external constituents. This position is ideal for any student considering a career in human resources, talent management, business and/or entrepreneurship. The position pays $11/hour. All class years are encouraged to apply. Submit your resume and cover letter via Quest by April 30 at 5 p.m. Search for "Alumni and Employer Engagement Intern 2013/14."

Development Office is Hiring Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors for June Phonathon
The Office of Development is hiring student callers for the Annual June Phonathon. Availability is required from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following evenings: Mondays through Thursdays, June 10-13, June 17-20 and June 24-27. Dinner will be provided each night! The pay rate is $8.50/hour. Responsibilities include building rapport with prospective donors, providing information about Amherst College and alumni events, obtaining gifts of monetary support, updating prospect information, determining each prospect's preferred method of contact, filling out pledge cards completely and with detail, keeping accurate records of calls made and reporting to Smith House for calling during scheduled hours. If you are interested, apply to khanderhan@amherst.edu.

Art Department Prizes
The Department of Art and the History of Art will award up to three prizes this spring: 1. The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize 2. The Hasse Prize 3. The Anna Baker Heap Prize All works submitted for any of these prizes, with the exception of thesis work, must be clearly labeled as such and should be brought to Louise Beckett in Room 107 Fayerweather Hall by Wednesday, April 17, no later than 12 noon. See our web page for details.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/prizes

Class of 2013 Announces Honorary Class Members
The Class of 2013 has elected the following Amherst College staff members to be honorary classmates: Dave Cetto, dining services; Tony Esposito, dining services; Don Kells, post office; Ted Keyes, facilities; Cara Sullivan, campus police; Pema Tsering, facilities; and Tashi Youdon, dining services. They will be honored at Senior Assembly on May 8.

2013 Swift Moore Teaching Award Recipients Named
Three secondary-school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College's Class of 2013 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award during the school's 192th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. This year's recipients include Deborah Hepburn, an English teacher from Clinton Senior High School in Clinton, N.Y., nominated by Anna Hagstrom '13; Larry Klein, a history teacher from the Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, Calif., nominated by Maddy Sprung-Keyser '13; and Fred Murphy, a history teacher from Frederick Douglass Academy in New York, N.Y., nominated by Lorena Rodriguez '13.

RecycleMania 2013 Final Results Are In!
After eight weeks of competition, the Amherst College community recycled an average of 27.16 pounds per person, which resulted in a second-place finish among NESCAC schools and 35th place nationally out of 361 schools in the per capita recycling category. Overall, 523 colleges from all 50 states and Canada recycled 90.3 million pounds of recyclables, preventing the release of nearly 121,436 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. Congratulations go out to Bowdoin College (27.86 pounds per person) for winning NESCAC and to California State University San Marcos, which took took home the top prize nationally. Great job, Amherst!

French House Openings for 2013-14
If you are interested in living in French House, there are openings. The French Department has announced that there are three double rooms open for the 2013-14 academic year. Information regarding theme housing, including the online application, can be found by clicking on the link below.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/reslife/housing/theme

Campus Challenge Drawing Winner
IT randomly chose one name from those submitting webforms for the Campus Challenge. Elaine Reilly was the winner! Congratulations to Elaine, who received a $200 gift card.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/projects/campus_challenge

Student Employment: Engagement Advisor Positions
Seniors, are you looking to leave a legacy by imparting your knowledge and experiences in community engagement to new students? Become an Engagement Advisor (EA) and you will have the opportunity to advise younger students about how to get involved on campus and in the community. EAs meet with students, answer questions and provide support and advice over a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza (paid for by CCE). In addition to being paid hourly, EAs have a great leadership opportunity. Questions? Email Dean Karen Lee Miller at kmlmiller@amherst.edu. Learn more and apply at the following link:
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/learn/advising/advisors

Apply to Be Commissioner or Referee for Spring Intramural Sports
Love sports and organizing? Apply to be a Commissioner and help run the Spring Intramural Flag Football league! Referee positions are also available. Contact Hitchcock Fellow Stephanie Clegg '12 at sclegg12@amherst.edu for more information regarding either position.

Desktop Computing Services Seeks Summer Intern
The Information Technology Department seeks a rising second-, third- or fourth-year student for the summer position of Desktop Computing Intern. The position can begin as early as Monday, May 20, and continue through Friday, August 30. Please note that start and end dates have some flexibility, and up to two weeks of time off during the summer may be negotiated. Responsibilities include support for computer and mobile device use by employees and students, computer installation and management and assistance with department summer projects. Submit a cover letter and résumé to Margaret Stancer, Director of Desktop Computing Services, by Friday, April 12.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/it/about/news/node/463289

Apply to be an IT Specialist
IT is accepting applications now until positions are filled. As an IT Specialist, you will work directly with faculty, staff and students to solve computer related issues. You will be working at the Help Desk in Seeley Mudd Building. We'll be interviewing this month and those students hired will start work in the Fall. Get the details and apply online.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/63734

Interested in development issues? Looking for someone to help with publicity!
The Amherst College Live Below the Line Campaign is starting up this semester with the aim to raise awareness on development issues around the world. The actual event will take place in early May but we are looking for someone to help us with publicity as soon as possible. If you're interested in more information, please contact: sdevi15@amherst.edu or ggonzalez15@amherst.edu.

Drop-In Info Sessions for Summer Job Opportunity as a Literature Circle Leader
Learn more about the possibility of spending the summer reading and mentoring! Reader to Reader is holding drop-in hours in the Cadigan Center for more information about our summer job opportunities. Join us when you can on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 4 and 5:30 p.m. to learn more! Here's a brief description of the job: Reader to Reader and the Holyoke Public Schools will be holding a summer learning academy for English language learners (ELL) in grades 7-12. You will lead literature circles and tutor students in writing and reading. The program runs July 8 through Aug. 9, Monday through Thursday. The hourly wage is $15/hour for 16 hours/week. Stop by for more details and to learn how to apply!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/464088

Information for Faculty and Administration on Senior Assembly May 8
Assembly will be in Johnson Chapel at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Faculty and administrators are asked to gather for the assembly in academic regalia no later than 4:45 p.m. Full professors should meet in the classroom just across the hall from the entrance to the chapel. All others should meet at the west end of the main hallway on the floor below. Senior Assembly will feature talks by Assistant Professor Adam Sitze, Adam Gerchick '13 and Jeremy Simon '13. Faculty and administrators are cordially invited to the Senior Reception and Dinner afterward in LeFrak Gymnasium. Each faculty member and administrator may bring a guest.

Seniors! Here's Info About Senior Assembly May 8
Senior Assembly is Wednesday, May 8. Graduating seniors should gather-- in caps and gowns --no later than 4:35 p.m. on the Quad side of Johnson Chapel. If it's raining, the line will form indoors-- but bring an umbrella just in case; remember, gowns sometimes bleed when they get wet. Senior Assembly features the awarding of prizes and honorary class memberships; a speech by Adam Sitze, assistant professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought; and talks by Adam Gerchick '13 and Jeremy Simon '13. After the assembly will be a reception in LeFrak Gymnasium for graduating seniors, faculty and administrators with dinner to follow. Remember to bring your student I.D. PLEASE, NO SHARP HEELS ON THE GYMNASIUM FLOOR! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Summer Positions Still Available at Reader to Reader
Learn more about the possibility of spending the summer reading and mentoring! Stop by Reader to Reader in the Cadigan Center for more information about this great opportunity. Several positions are still available! Join us when you can on Thursday, April 18, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. to learn more! Here's a brief description of the job: Reader to Reader and the Holyoke Public Schools will be holding a summer learning academy for English language learners (ELL) in grades 7-12. Stop by for more details and to learn how to apply!
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/464088

What Did the Ombuds Do?
Between the end of February 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012, 66 individuals utilized the Amherst College Ombuds' services in 84 sessions. Approximately 47 percent were from some level of administration; 39 percent were from different positions in academic departments, including non-faculty; and 14 percent were staff, both supervisory and non-supervisory. Almost half of the stated reasons for visiting the Ombuds were one or more of these three: A.feeling treated unfairly or disrespectfully or discriminated against; B. poor communication, miscommunication or lack of communication; C. concerns about hiring, promotion or compensation. Got conflict? Contact Cate Woolner at cwoolner@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-5156. The ombuds is independent from the administration, HR, faculty and staff and is confidential.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/ombuds

Seniors: What Are Your Plans for Life After Amherst? Send a Video of Your Answer
Members of the Class of 2013, the Amherst College Office of Public Affairs invites you to make a brief video (under 60 seconds) of yourself explaining what you'll be doing in the weeks or months after you graduate. Film it yourself or have a friend help out. Shoot it using your computer, your iPhone or another mobile device. Just make sure that you record in a relatively quiet space and that you speak clearly. Watch it to make sure you can be clearly seen and heard. Once you're satisfied with it, send it to mddemaio@amherst.edu. In the email, include your full name and major. Your video could become part of an online compilation.

Apply to Be an IT Specialist
Amherst College Information Technology is accepting applications from now until positions are filled. As an IT Specialist, you will work directly with faculty, staff and students to solve computer-related issues. You will be working at the Help Desk in the Seeley Mudd Building. We'll be interviewing this month, and those students hired will start work in the fall. Get the details and apply online.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/63734

Teaching Assistant for 'Reading, Writing and Teaching'
This job involves coordinating all student tutoring placements for the course and handling all communication between the three placement locations and Amherst College. The position is paid and does not require that you attend every class meeting. The beginning of each semester requires a lot of time and energy to coordinate all of the placements, but once placements are complete, the work is fairly minimal. To be eligible for the position you must have taken "Reading, Writing and Teaching," be in the Class of '15 or '16, be willing to commit to the job for every semester of the next two years, and have strong organizational skills. If you are interested in this position, please contact Jasmine Hardy (jhardy13@amherst.edu).

Participants Needed for Social Perception Study
We are conducting a study on social perception and judgment. The study runs about 20 to 30 minutes and is open to all students. Participants will be asked to provide their opinions after watching a presentation and some videos and will receive $5 or one credit for "Introduction to Psychology." If interested, please sign up using your SONA account or contact Yilin Wang (ywang14@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com

Participants Needed for Psychology of Humor II Study
We are conducting a study on the psychology of humor. The study runs about 20 to 30 minutes and is open to any students who have not previously participated in our Psychology of Humor study. Participants will be asked to watch and answer some questions about a video and will receive $5 or one credit for "Introduction to Psychology." If interested, please sign up using your SONA account or contact Elizabeth Hall (ehall14@amherst.edu) or Kristy Larsen (klarsen15@amherst.edu) to schedule a time slot.
For more information: amherst.sona-systems.com

Apply to Be a Five College Postbaccalaureate Resident in Digital Humanities
The Five College Consortium invites applications for an 11- or 12-month postbaccalaureate position in digital humanities for 2013-2014. The position will be based at one of the consortium's associated institutions. While the field and the eventual assigned department(s) are open, we seek candidates engaged in interdisciplinary work in the humanities who also have experience and interest in exploring emerging digital technologies.
For more information: https://www.fivecolleges.edu/dh/five_college_post-baccalaureate_resident_in_digital_humanities

Summer Internship in Development at Amherst College (Rising Seniors Preferred)
This internship affords the opportunity to learn how Amherst's Development Office functions, and it will teach valuable skills in event planning, project management volunteer coordination and leadership, and publicity and communications. Intern responsibilities include running the student Annual Fund Phonathon in June; planning for the upcoming year's Senior Gift Annual Fund campaign; and other student philanthropy events, projects and communications. Preference will be given to rising seniors who are interested in helping with our Senior Gift program in a volunteer capacity during the 2013-2014 school year. For more information or to apply send cover letter and resume to Kristen Handerhan at khanderhan@amherst.edu or call 413-542-2915.

Pratt Field Contractor Parking
Beginning Monday, April 29, the college-owned land at the northeast corner of Woodside Avenue and Snell Street will be used for parking for Pratt Field construction workers. The grass will be restored in the fall.

Vela Summer Scholars Internship Available
Interested in education or making a difference in the community? Looking for a summer internship on campus? Consider applying to the Vela Summer Scholars program; there are just a few spots left. Through this internship, you will obtain valuable experience planning lessons, teaching alongside local teachers and mentoring incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students as part of Amherst Regional Middle School's summer support and enrichment program. The internship will run from June 30 to July 28; compensation includes on-campus housing and a $1,200 stipend. Contact Joel Singley at SingleyJ@ARPS.org for details.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/intern/vela

Mead Art Museum Mellon Faculty Seminar: Apply by May 15
The Mead's next two-day faculty seminar will be held June 13-14 on the topic "Prints with a Purpose: Teaching with 19th-Century Lithographs and Engravings." The seminar will be led by Georgia B. Barnhill, curator emerita, American Antiquarian Society. The seminar is open to Five College faculty by application and limited to 12 participants. Participants receive a $500 stipend. For more information and instructions on how to apply, see the Mead website (at the link below) or contact Dr. Pamela Russell, head of education and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, at prussell@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/resources_faculty/mellonseminar/pastmellon/2013June

Rooms Still Available for Commencement Weekend
Seniors: Do any of your family members or guests need rooms for Commencement Weekend? If so, please see Maryann Wood in Converse 306 to fill out a form and make a payment.

'Let's Talk' Will Resume Sept. 3
"Let's Talk," a Counseling Center drop-in service, has ended for this academic year, and will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Commencement Information for Faculty and Administration
Commencement Weekend is this weekend, May 25-26. The Commencement program is online at the link below. You are cordially invited and encouraged to join seniors and their families at weekend events. The conversations with honored guests begin at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, with additional talks at 2 and 3:15 p.m. at various locations across campus. The President's Reception, in the garden of the President's House, will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Professor Wako Tawa, faculty marshal, reminds you that the academic procession for Commencement will form in the O'Connor Commons at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/specialevents/commencement

 
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