The UMass Amherst Libraries invite you to join us in celebrating this year's Edible Book Festival on April 4, 2019. This festival has been celebrated internationally on or around April 1 since 2000 in commemoration of the birthday of gastronome and author Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. All members of the UMass Amherst community are invited to submit edible book-inspired creations which will then be displayed, judged, and eaten!
For information on how to enter: https://www.library.umass.edu/events/edible-book-festival
The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is holding its annual Spring Gardening Symposiums.
Three dates and locations to choose from.
Classes fill up fast, so get your registration in early!
See website to register online: https://www.wmmga.org/
"Our Immigrant Voices” launched in spring 2017 as part of Building Bridges, a public art and engagement campus initiative designed to invite people with different personal backgrounds— across race, religion, class, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability and nationality—to connect and strengthen community.
The current installation is product of the Our Immigrant Voices 11-week course for employees that took place in the spring of 2018, featuring powerful quotes by participants about their experiences as immigrants on campus and in the larger community. Employees shared sentiments such as, “I want you to see me as you see yourself. I want you to give me the same treatment that you want given to you. I want you to respect me and accept my differences. As you want to be accepted and respected.”
The Foodbank of Western MA is having an after-hours volunteer/celebration event on Tuesday, December 4.
You donate $10 (tax deductible) and volunteer for 1 1/2 hours...then enjoy a social hour featuring Berkshire Brewing Company beer, Headwater Cider and Black Birch Vineyard wine. Libations and snacks provided at no additional cost. For more information go to - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-food-bank-after-hours-volunteer-have-a-...
Domestic violence can happen anywhere. Safe Passage supports people from ALL walks of life. No matter your age, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Everybody. They're a lifeline for anyone who needs us.
How can you help? Register today for the 2018 Hot Chocolate Run! We're about 85% full already, and registration fees go up on November 1. Sign up today to save your spot!
Green Building Tour Scheduled for Thursday, September 20
Ludmilla Pavlova, senior campus planner, will lead a tour of UMass Amherst’s “green” buildings this Thursday, September 20, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., beginning at the Du Bois Library lobby.
The tour is free and open to the public, and will include Crotty Hall, the John W. Olver Design Building, Old Chapel, the South College Academic Facility, and the Integrative Learning Center.
Do you have extra toiletries or household products?
UMass has Student Care Supply Closets that provide free toiletries and household items to students who are facing economic insecurity and/or an unexpected financial emergency.
The Student Care Supply Closets inventory is sustained through donations from the campus and local community, as well as the Student Care Emergency Response Fund.
Contribute by donating new, full-size items to the Student Care Supply Closets. Donations can be delivered to the Dean of Students Office (227 Whitmore Administration Building) Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact us if your group would like to host a donation drive, or to learn more about our current needs.