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Workers Needed for Hockey Games over Thanksgiving Break-- Paid Positions
We are looking for student workers to help manage the hockey games scheduled over Thanksgiving break. You do not need any experience in order to work. You will be instructed by your supervisor prior to the game. Most positions will be required to show up an hour prior to game time. Games last around two hours. The game schedule is as follows: this Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.; this Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m.; next Saturday, Nov. 29, time TBD; and next Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. Please email if you are interested in working at any of these games. We need workers! You will be compensated for your work. We greatly appreciate your assistance-- thank you!

Emerging Leaders Retreat During Interterm: Apply by Nov. 21
This Interterm, become more knowledgeable about your personal strengths, values and beliefs; connect with alumni and staff as well as making new friends; practice and strengthen your leadership skills; and enjoy a night out in Providence, R.I.! Apply by Nov. 1 to participate in this FREE powerful, overnight, off-campus, hands-on, interactive leadership development program.
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Family Day Event in Springfield on Nov. 22: Sign Up for Tickets Now!
On campus for Thanksgiving break? Consider connecting with a local community for a Family Day celebration. Just Communities is a grassroots immigrant-rights organization based in Springfield, Mass. Though primarily affiliated with local Mexican and Central American populations, the group also participates in campaigns at state and national levels. On Saturday, Nov. 22, Just Communities will be hosting a Family Day celebration for its members and people from other nearby communities. The event will feature food and live music beginning at 7 p.m. in Springfield. Amherst College will cover tickets ($15/each) and transportation for seven students. Fill out the form at the following link to request a spot:
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Writing Center Open During Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23 to 25
The Writing Center will be open for individual appointments from Sunday, Nov. 23, to Tuesday, Nov. 25. For specific hours and to sign up, please see our online scheduler.
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Mellon Faculty Seminar at Mead Art Museum: Apply by Dec. 1
The Mead Art Museum will hold an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Seminar on Thursday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The seminar is titled "Looking at Glass Through an Interdisciplinary Lens: Teaching and Learning with the Mead's Collection" and features Guest Scholar Kelly Conway, curator of American glass at the Corning Museum. Participants will receive a stipend of $500. The Mead Art Museum invites brief applications for this Mellon-funded Faculty Seminar. The seminar is open to Five College faculty members from any discipline curious to learn more about glass from multiple perspectives: material sciences, production and trade histories, social context and aesthetic value. Participants will explore strategies for incorporating these works of art into their teaching and research. The application deadline is Dec. 1.
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Register Now for 'Social Enterprise in Action' Interterm Course
Are you interested in learning more about how social enterprises address social problems? Sign up for "Social Enterprise in Action" this interterm to gain practical experience tackling a real-world, real-time challenge by working directly with local social enterprises. This year's projects will be a social media campaign with the Amherst Survival Center and product development research for Book & Plow Farm. Meeting dates are Jan. 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 20. Meeting time is 1 to 4 p.m. This course is open to all. To register, please contact Megan Lyster at Space is limited, so register soon!
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Projects for Peace Summer 2015
The "100 Projects for Peace," funded by the Davis UWC Foundation, is for undergraduates to create and implement their own grassroots projects for building peace in the 21st-century world. "Peace" is broadly defined and includes student initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation. Through a competitive process, the Davis Foundation will then select 100 projects for funding of $10,000 each during the Summer of 2015. A proposal may be submitted by an individual student or by a group Amherst students, though funding remains at $10,000. Students from all class years (including graduating seniors) are eligible. Questions? Email (do not email the Davis Foundation).

Need Funding for Community Engagement Programming? Try SCEF!
The Student Community Engagement Fund (SCEF) provides students funding and support for initiatives and programming that strengthens the culture of community engagement at Amherst College. Students and student groups may apply for funding from SCEF through the Web form at the link below. The SCEF committee meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in the CCE (Keefe Campus Center 102), recognizing the need for flexibility and availability of funding. In order to be considered for funding at a meeting, all applications must be submitted by Sunday at 5 p.m. (the day before meeting with the SCEF committee).
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November's Amherst Reads Feature: 'All I Love and Know,' by Professor Judith Frank
Explore Amherst Reads to hear a conversation about the book between Judy Frank and Professor Anston Bosman, read an excerpt, and much more!
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