It’s that time again, time for #hampstudentsrock! Because you know it’s true!

This week we introduce you to Ben, he rocks!

Ben Floss is a narrative filmmaker, who focuses on special effects and their impact on the story of a film. He loves science fiction and blending genres to make new and interesting stories. 

Between working on his Division III films, Ben runs a freelance videography business cresting advertisements for business and firms across New York State and the greater New England area. He has worked in New York City, Rochester and Western Massachusetts doing videography work. 

For Ben’s Division III, he wants to make several short films focusing on different parts of the narrative story telling process - specifically writing, directing, editing and special effects. To do this he will continue his freelance work as well as crafting several short films that showcase his skills as both a story teller and a filmmaker. 

Need help at campus visit today? Look for students in these shirts to help you find what you need!

Good morning Campus Visit Day!

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Anonymous asked:

Hi, I met Lizzie today at the Navy Pier College Fair and she gave me even more reasons to apply to Hamp. She was an amazing rep and did a stellar job!

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We are so glad that you loved Lizzy, she’s the best around! We really love her too! 

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Anonymous asked:

Are there LGBTQ events for the students?

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Absolutely! On campus we have the Queer Community Alliance Center which is run by Emily Rimmer. There are also 4 students groups that are dedicated to the queer community at Hampshire. Both the QCA and all of these groups hold events. There is also almost always a queer students meet and greet during New Student Orientation. Check out more info on the QCA here: https://www.hampshire.edu/qcac/queer-community-alliance-center

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Anonymous asked:

hello! i was wondering if first year students are allowed to bring small pets (i.e. cats, small dogs, etc.) i would really love to get a bachelors from Hampshire but it's so far away and I'd have to bring my dog with me... thank you!

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Hi there! Unfortunately students are not allowed to have pets on campus. Some of our students work with the animals on the farm (or even just hang out with the barn cats), or volunteer at an animal shelter to get those animal cuddles. You can read our full pet policy here: https://handbook.hampshire.edu/node/93

College communities are big places, even at a small school like Hampshire. There are so many people that make a college the place it is above and beyond what you see in college movies.
So, on that note, let me introduce you to Clemencia, as part of our #StaffThursdays initiative.
- Hi - My name is Clemencia Caporale - Who I am & What I do at Hampshire:     * I am an OPRA Instructor and coach the Men’s & Women’s Hampshire XC Running Team. A highlighted class I teach is “Thru Hiking”, which is experiential and field based. Students spend about 6 - 10 nights in the field learning backpacking skills and honing their wilderness skills. At the end of the semester students have the ability to plan, execute and be successful at hiking any long distance trail. Currently, Hamsphire students have cumulatively hiked 230 miles of the Appalachian Trail.     * What I love about Hampshire is the students! The cross country team is a close-knit group of runner who inspire me to be a better coach and teacher. The team unifies themselves through supporting each runner with their own personal goals, yet working together pushing each others limits. Watching the students learn, grow, and excell in various dimensions has been the best part of Hampshire.   * Outside of work: I sew alot of my own outdoor gear; small things like stuff sacks and dry bags. I recently sewed a few ultra light backpacks and tents. I also spend alot of time with my one year old nephew, James. All the photos are from the Appalachian Trail which I finished in 2014!
Learn more about the OPRA Program here: https://www.hampshire.edu/opra/athletics-outdoors-program College communities are big places, even at a small school like Hampshire. There are so many people that make a college the place it is above and beyond what you see in college movies.
So, on that note, let me introduce you to Clemencia, as part of our #StaffThursdays initiative.
- Hi - My name is Clemencia Caporale - Who I am & What I do at Hampshire:     * I am an OPRA Instructor and coach the Men’s & Women’s Hampshire XC Running Team. A highlighted class I teach is “Thru Hiking”, which is experiential and field based. Students spend about 6 - 10 nights in the field learning backpacking skills and honing their wilderness skills. At the end of the semester students have the ability to plan, execute and be successful at hiking any long distance trail. Currently, Hamsphire students have cumulatively hiked 230 miles of the Appalachian Trail.     * What I love about Hampshire is the students! The cross country team is a close-knit group of runner who inspire me to be a better coach and teacher. The team unifies themselves through supporting each runner with their own personal goals, yet working together pushing each others limits. Watching the students learn, grow, and excell in various dimensions has been the best part of Hampshire.   * Outside of work: I sew alot of my own outdoor gear; small things like stuff sacks and dry bags. I recently sewed a few ultra light backpacks and tents. I also spend alot of time with my one year old nephew, James. All the photos are from the Appalachian Trail which I finished in 2014!
Learn more about the OPRA Program here: https://www.hampshire.edu/opra/athletics-outdoors-program College communities are big places, even at a small school like Hampshire. There are so many people that make a college the place it is above and beyond what you see in college movies.
So, on that note, let me introduce you to Clemencia, as part of our #StaffThursdays initiative.
- Hi - My name is Clemencia Caporale - Who I am & What I do at Hampshire:     * I am an OPRA Instructor and coach the Men’s & Women’s Hampshire XC Running Team. A highlighted class I teach is “Thru Hiking”, which is experiential and field based. Students spend about 6 - 10 nights in the field learning backpacking skills and honing their wilderness skills. At the end of the semester students have the ability to plan, execute and be successful at hiking any long distance trail. Currently, Hamsphire students have cumulatively hiked 230 miles of the Appalachian Trail.     * What I love about Hampshire is the students! The cross country team is a close-knit group of runner who inspire me to be a better coach and teacher. The team unifies themselves through supporting each runner with their own personal goals, yet working together pushing each others limits. Watching the students learn, grow, and excell in various dimensions has been the best part of Hampshire.   * Outside of work: I sew alot of my own outdoor gear; small things like stuff sacks and dry bags. I recently sewed a few ultra light backpacks and tents. I also spend alot of time with my one year old nephew, James. All the photos are from the Appalachian Trail which I finished in 2014!
Learn more about the OPRA Program here: https://www.hampshire.edu/opra/athletics-outdoors-program

College communities are big places, even at a small school like Hampshire. There are so many people that make a college the place it is above and beyond what you see in college movies.

So, on that note, let me introduce you to Clemencia, as part of our #StaffThursdays initiative.

- Hi - My name is Clemencia Caporale 

- Who I am & What I do at Hampshire: 
    * I am an OPRA Instructor and coach the Men’s & Women’s Hampshire XC Running Team. A highlighted class I teach is “Thru Hiking”, which is experiential and field based. Students spend about 6 - 10 nights in the field learning backpacking skills and honing their wilderness skills. At the end of the semester students have the ability to plan, execute and be successful at hiking any long distance trail. Currently, Hamsphire students have cumulatively hiked 230 miles of the Appalachian Trail. 

    * What I love about Hampshire is the students! The cross country team is a close-knit group of runner who inspire me to be a better coach and teacher. The team unifies themselves through supporting each runner with their own personal goals, yet working together pushing each others limits. Watching the students learn, grow, and excell in various dimensions has been the best part of Hampshire. 

  * Outside of work: I sew alot of my own outdoor gear; small things like stuff sacks and dry bags. I recently sewed a few ultra light backpacks and tents. I also spend alot of time with my one year old nephew, James. 

All the photos are from the Appalachian Trail which I finished in 2014!

Learn more about the OPRA Program here: https://www.hampshire.edu/opra/athletics-outdoors-program

Sign up here: https://www.hampshire.edu/admissions/special-events

Hampshire Alum Tonja Hollander 90F photographed every single one of her Facebook friends. The exhibition will be at Mass MOCA in March 2017.

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It’s time for another edition of #hampstudentsrock 

Meet Mia! She Rocks!

Mia is currently taking Constitutional Law at Mt. Holyoke and Stream Ecology at Hampshire in the Natural Science School of Thought. These two courses sum up the kinds of work she will be doing this semester.

Mia studies Law and Policy with an emphasis on Sustainable Resource Management, and through these classes she is trying to understand how law an policy can resolve conflicts between groups of people that pertain to natural resources - specifically water.

Every Tuesday my stream ecology class drives a mile down the street to Groff Park where we conduct our research in the Fort River. On Mondays and Wednesdays I sit in a socratic style classroom and discuss the constitution, how it’s been interpreted in the past and how it applies to current law cases.”

 

Meet Miguel Santiago! He asked me to use this photo from him back in his modeling days, before he played pro ball. 

Just kidding! (but he did highly suggest I use this photo). Miguel was actually an English Major and a High School teacher for a while before starting a life in Admissions. 

Miguel is the counselor for the south as well as Connecticut. He’s also the coordinator of multicultural recruitment at Hampshire. If you ever have any questions about the HOME event, or if you go to a high school in one of his states he’s your guy. Contact him at msantiago@hampshire.edu

Read our president’s, Jonathan Lash, blog in the Huffington Post.