"The Connection Between Sound and Place"

By Katherine Duke '05

Throughout her college years, Deidra Montgomery ’10 has been meeting up with other enthusiasts to raise her voice in a singing tradition called Sacred Harp. Now she’s conducting a formal study of her fellow singers. “I’m looking at who the Western Mass [Sacred Harp] community is, who makes it up and what a regular singing is like,” she says. Phil DuPont ’12 has been attending three Catholic Masses every week, at two different churches in Holyoke, Mass., listening to the differences in the songs and prayers at English- and Polish-language services. The singings and the churches are just a few examples of “Pioneer Valley Soundscapes.”

The Achievement Gap Next Door

The Center for Community Engagement

Main Level, Keefe Campus Center 
(413) 542–5140

Creating a Culture of Service

Molly Mead
Molly Mead is the first director of the Center for Community Engagement at Amherst. She is pictured here on land that the college donated to Habitat for Humanity. The house in the background is the first of four to be built on the property.  

Governor to Amherst: Defeat Cynicism

Amherst College Students, Area High Schoolers, to Stage Bodas de sangre in Spanish April 26 and 27

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen

Harvard Scholar to Discuss “New Vistas in Social Problem Solving” at Amherst College April 8

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
April 2, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

CCE Director Molly Mead, "A Culture of Engagement"

On Friday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Molly Mead, the new director of the Center for Community Engagement, discussed the vision of the center and the ways Amherst College will be a national leader in the community engagement movement.