Center for Community Engagement

Learning by listening: Crafting Public Policy presentations

Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Anna Martini: Wednesday, March 16 12-1 in the CCE

Each semester, the Center for Community Engagement hosts a series of lunchtime conversations about the ways faculty members might use the CCE as a resource in teaching and scholarship.  On Wednesday, March 16, the conversation will focus on science and engagement with Anna Martini, Associate Professor of Geology. 

45 Minutes: An Inside View into the Lives of Adult Learners

When we sit down in front of a blank piece of paper, we’re all the same.”

On Thursday, April 8, community leaders, educators, adult learners, and Amherst students gathered at the Alumni House for 45 Minutes. 45 Minutes, named for the amount of time allotted to the essay portion of the GED (General Educational Development) exam, was a touching and fun fundraising event meant to increase awareness of the struggles of being an adult learner and raise funds for the Holyoke Community College Adult Learning Center.

Ben Guest: An Amherst Alumnus Tackling Education Inequality

In late April, I sat down for a phone interview with Ben Guest ‘97. Even before the first question, Guest happily greeted me and eagerly described all the Amherst College students who had interned for his summer program.

Living at the I-Hotel—An Interview with Megan Zapanta ‘10

During her time at Amherst, Megan Zapanta ’10 played on the rugby team, wrote an honors thesis, participated in the Vagina Monologues, tutored at the Jones Library, and volunteered with a labor union.

She did not, however, act like an (ancient) Egyptian.

Profile in Innovation: Daniel Kim '10

Question: What happens when you combine a passion for music performance with a summer research position studying how brains work?

Answer: You find just the right inspiration for innovation.




So Important, So Present Day

Nora Lawrence ’10: a Synthesis of Academics and Engagement

Photo by Julie Keresztes '12

Spring 2010 Community Based Learning Courses

ENGL-02 Reading, Writing, and Teaching
Jennifer Cayer
Students, as part of the work of the course, each week will tutor or lead discussions among a small group of students at Holyoke High School. The readings for the course will be essays, poems, autobiographies, and stories. Among these will be materials that focus directly on Holyoke.

ENGL-62 Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Register for the L.E.A.D. Conference

The L.E.A.D. Conference, held on Sunday, January 24, 2010, is a one-day conference that will provide students with practical tools necessary to achieve their leadership potential.  Students will learn ways to be more effective and engaging leaders who positively impact their campus and community. Register here.

Documentary Musical Ethnographies: A Presentation by Music 19: Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

Students from the course Music 19: Pioneer Valley Soundscapes will present their documentary musical ethnographies based on music throughout the Pioneer Valley. The presentation is at 4:30 on Thursday, December 10 in Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather. The students in the course have documented reggae music in Amherst and Shutesbury, sounds of Catholic worship in Holyoke, Jibaro music in Holyoke and Westfield, Sacred Harp Singing in Western Massachusetts, and Estey organs in the Pioneer Valley.