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Student Bloggers Needed in the Office of Admission: Apply by Oct. 3
Each year, the Office of Admission selects a group of enthusiastic Amherst College students to blog on the website. The student blogs provide prospective applicants the opportunity to read firsthand accounts of the student experience at Amherst. We ask that bloggers post thoughtfully once a week on their experiences as Amherst College students (on campus or abroad), and respond to email messages from prospective students sent in response to blog posts. This is a paid one-hour-per-week commitment. Each interested students should submit an introductory profile (name, class, hometown, major(s), extracurricular activities and any other fun facts) and a sample 300-500-word blog post with photos to by Friday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m.
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The Center for Community Engagement is Now Hiring Athletics Liaisons! Applications Due Oct. 15
Applications for spring 2015 positions are due by Wednesday, Oct. 15. We currently have four openings. The Athletics Liaisons work to create a sustainable culture of community engagement within the Athletics Department. This involves appealing to the passions of the individuals and teams; creating long-lasting bonds between the community, teams and local organizations; and making athletes' community engagement work more visible. The Athletics Liaisons also oversee the Athletics Team Engagement Leader (ATEL) program. ALs typically work between three and seven hours a week, and the position is a three-semester commitment, but the semesters need not be consecutive (study abroad is encouraged).
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$1,000 Grant for Projects Designed to Build Social Connection at Amherst
Mental Health Education is seeking applications for a $1,000 grant targeted at building social connection, belonging and community at Amherst.
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Well Mixed, the New Amherst Guest Blog, Has Launched!
Read the first post, by Rachel Ravreby Lintgen '94. Look for monthly posts from Amherst writers, artists, scholars, professionals, teachers, parents, students and everyone in between. "I'm not confused. I'm well mixed." Robert Frost
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Training Available for Faculty and Staff on Responding to Students in Distress
If you have ever struggled with how to support a student in crisis, or whom to call, this training can help. We can customize a training for your department, or you may attend one of the open sessions.
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Office of Communications Seeks Student Staff Photographers (Still/Video)
The Amherst College Office of Communications is seeking to hire experienced photographers and videographers who are both skilled and creative in the production of visual content that is neither posed nor staged. Those who advance in this process know how to measure exposure, compose, document important moments, produce video shorts under tight deadlines and thrive in ever-changing environments. Each interested candidate should send a link to online work, resume and cover letter to Rob Mattson, Amherst's new media content developer, at

Sign Up Now for R.A.D. Women's Self-Defense Classes in October
The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Woman's Self-Defense Course is open to students, faculty, staff and family members 14 or older. The class is free. The program consists of eight two-hour classes. Participants will need to attend all the classes. Classes will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, 6, 8, 15, 22, 24, 27 and 29. R.A.D. grads are encouraged to return to brush up on your skills. Email to sign up or ask questions.

Want to Work During Homecoming and Family Weekend?
Short-term positions with Alumni and Parent Programs are available for student workers at Family Weekend and Homecoming. Please follow the link below to apply. Interviews will take place at the end of September. Contact Kristen Ford ( with questions.
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Spend Fall Break Exploring Innovation!
Join in the Amherst College Innovation Trek to Silicon Valley, Calif., Oct. 10-14. Innovation Trek is a new program for Amherst, where a small group of students interested in learning more and experiencing careers and life in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco will travel to the Bay Area for several days of meetings, site visits, panel discussions, receptions and group reflection. Twelve students, selected through a competitive process, will participate. Pre-work and a pre-departure meeting are required. Participants must be willing and able to participate fully in every session. Thanks to the generosity of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Career Center has reduced the cost of this program to $200 per student.
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