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Trustees of Reservations VP to Present MCLA’s Vadnais Lecture
10/17/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Joanna Ballantine, vice president of Trustees of Reservations for the western region, will present the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall, in the Sammer Dennis Room (218). She will speak on “A Century of Preserving Nature and Culture for Future Generations: What’s Next?”


MCLA, NA Public Schools & Berkshire Compact Awarded U.S. Grant
10/12/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) today announced that its “Professional Development in Arts Education” grant – a collaborative effort with North Adams Public Schools, MCLA’s arts management program and the Berkshire Compact – recently was approved for nearly $740,000 in funding by the United States Department of Education. 


MCLA, NA Chamber & Greylock Works to Offer Final Candidate Forum

10/10/17
The North Adams Chamber of Commerce will host the second and final candidate forum of the fall on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Working with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of History, Political Science and Public Policy, and forum hosts Greylock WORKS, the meeting will provide local voters and members of the business community with another opportunity to meet the candidates who are running for office in North Adams.


MCLA Holds Financial Aid Nights Throughout Berkshire County

10/6/17
The Financial Aid Office at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it is holding a series of financial aid nights at high schools across Berkshire County throughout the next four weeks.


MCLA Gallery 51 To Present Artist Talk For 'Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project'
10/6/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will host an Artist Talk with Setsuko Winchester and her husband, Simon Winchester, on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., as part of the “Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project” exhibition, on display in MCLA Gallery 51 through Nov. 19.


MCLA To Announce Major Grant Collation With NA Public Schools, Berkshire Compact For Education
10/6/17
MCLA will announce the details of its “Professional Development in Arts Education” grant – a collaborative effort with North Adams Public Schools, MCLA’s arts management program and the Berkshire Compact. This grant recently was approved for nearly $740,000 by the United States Department of Education. Out of 70 grants, it was one of 20 national projects to be funded.


MCLA To Kick Off Theatrical Season On Friday, Oct. 13
10/5/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department announces it will kick off this year’s theatrical season on Friday, Oct. 13, with “Passing Strange,” a comedy-drama, rock musical about black identity in America, in MCLA’s Venable Theater.


ABC’s ‘Nightline’ Anchor To Present MCLA's Hardman Lecture
10/5/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome multiple Emmy Award-winner Byron Pitts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Nightline,” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, when he will present MCLA’s Hardman Lecture, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.


Degree Completion Info Session Set For Dottie's In Pittsfield
10/5/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Office of Admission will host an information session for adult learners who wish to learn more about MCLA’s Degree Completion Program, on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., in Pittsfield.


Business Prof Publishes New Book Introducing Social Theory
10/4/17
A new book by Dr. Thomas Whalen, an associate professor of business at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), “Complexity, Society and Social Transactions: Developing a Comprehensive Social Theory,” recently was published by London, England’s Taylor and Francis of London, a division of Routledge.


MCLA Announces Fall Preview Days, Open House Events
9/28/17
Beginning on Monday, Oct. 9, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold a series of three Fall Preview Day events. In addition, the campus announces that the first of two Fall 2017 Open House events will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14.



Author Jana Laiz to Kick Off MCLA’S Fall Lecture Series

9/27/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome award-winning author Jana Laiz, who will discuss her book, “Weeping under This Same Moon,” at the College’s First Year Experience (FYE) Community Reading event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.


Fall Day of Service Announced For Saturday, Sept.30.

9/27/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that this year’s Annual Fall Day of Service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


MCLA Announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards
9/25/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards were given to Jamal Ahamad ’11, Wayne A. Soares ’89, Susan A. Bell ’97, Russell J. Pearce ’60, Daniel J. Trombley ’90 and Ellen L. Kennedy ’83, who were honored at an awards ceremony as part of MCLA’s annual reunion weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 23.



Get Down One Last Time With DownStreet Art
9/21/17
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) invites the public to celebrate the last DownStreet Art of the season with us on Thursday, Sept.28, from 5 to 8 p.m.


MCLA Offers Free Global Film Series This Fall

9/20/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the campus will present a Global Film Series this fall, which will feature three documentary films. The first film will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a second film to screen in October. The third and final film of the series will be offered in November.


MCLA Gallery 51 To Exhibit  ‘Yellow Bowl Project’

9/20/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces “Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project,” a solo exhibition by Setsuko Winchester, will open on Thursday, Sept. 28. This exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51 marks the first show of the entire series of photographs created for the project, which documents site-based installations of 120 yellow tea bowls made by Winchester to represent the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese-Americans to 10 internment camps in the American West during World War II.



MCLA Brings Fresh Check Day to Campus For Mental Health Awareness

9/19/17
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 3 p.m., MCLA’s quad will be abuzz with activity for Fresh Check Day, a fair-like event centered around students “checking in” about mental health.


MCLA’s FPA Dept. Announces 2017-18 Season

9/14/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department announces its 2017-18 theatrical season, titled “We the People,” is planned in response to last November’s presidential election and the nation’s political and social upheaval.

New England Newspapers President To Deliver MCLA's Constitution Day
9/13/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the enactment of the United Stated Constitution on Tuesday, Sept. 19, with a talk by Judge Fredric D. Rutberg, president of New England Newspapers, Inc.


MCLA Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
9/12/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed seven new, full-time faculty members to five departments on campus, including five assistant professors and two instructors.


DSA Presents Site-Specific Performance Sept. 9-10

9/07/17
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), announces TRUST as the next DownStreet Art (DSA) event on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, in downtown North Adams.


MCLA Students to Co-Host Two North Adams Candidates Forums

9/06/17
Students in Dr. Samantha Pettey’s “State and Local Politics” class, part of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of History, Political Science and Public Policy courses offered this fall, will co-host two candidates forums with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and Greylock WORKS.


MCLA First Days 2017 ***PRESS ADVISORY***

8/31/17
The beginning of school is an exciting time for the campus and for our new students. First Days is a 3-day social and educational program in which all new students can become better acquainted with the MCLA community through this three-day experience.


CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, ABC's Byron Pitts Among MCLA Fall Speakers

8/29/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces its line-up of fall speakers this year will include Jeffrey Toobin, senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, and multiple Emmy Award-winner Byron Pitts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Nightline.”


DownStreet Art Thursday Continues on Thursday Aug. 31

8/23/17
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), announces the next DownStreet Art Thursday will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 31. The free, monthly DSA events encourage community participation in the arts and promote businesses in downtown North Adams.


MCLA Receives Mellon Planning Grant

8/1/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it has received a $50,000 planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to establish a Berkshire Humanities Council. The Council will create regional collaborations and extend best and emerging humanities practices in teaching, learning and community engagement by utilizing new and deeper ways to connect the resources in our region.


MCLA’s Dr. Lisa Donovan Named 'Best of the Berkshires' Professor

8/1/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is proud to announce that Dr. Lisa Donovan, professor of fine and performing arts and arts management, was recognized as the “Best Professor in the Berkshires” by the Berkshire Eagle.


DSA Continues Thursday, July 27

7/25/17
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will continue its DSA Thursday events on July 27 with a variety of musical performances, new art exhibitions, and a community bike ride.


MCLA Gallery 51 Announces ‘3 Second Stories’ Opening

7/20/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces “3 Second Stories,” an exhibition of work by flipbook artist Tom Olson, will open on Thursday, July 27. The show will include video and print presentations of Olson’s flipbooks, as well as a display of the original pieces. This display will be the third of three exhibitions guest-curated by Corwin Levi this summer at MCLA Gallery 51.


MCLA Leadership Academy Announces Award-Winning Alumni Speaker

7/19/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Leadership Academy announces the program will welcome Leadership Academy alumnus Thomas E. Kachadurian ’12 to campus to speak this Friday, July 21, in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121, at 10:45 a.m.


MCLA Announces Book Award Scholarship
7/18/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of its Book Award scholarships, which recently were granted to students who will begin their senior years this fall at one of Berkshire County’s public high schools. One student from each of the high schools received this award, which honors outstanding high school juniors who have made a positive difference in the community.


MCLA & BCC To Sign Early Childhood Education Program Agreement

7/12/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will sign an articulation agreement with Berkshire Community College (BCC) to benefit students who earn an associate’s degree in early childhood education at BCC and wish to continue their studies at MCLA to earn a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.


MCLA’s Leadership Academy Announces Two Events
7/10/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Leadership Academy announces it will present two events this week with educator and activist Brian Jones, who will perform a one-man play, “Marx in Soho,” on Friday, July 14, and speak on “Educating for Social Justice in the Trump Era,” on Saturday, July 15.

McCandless To Speak At MCLA’s Leadership Academy On Saturday

7/7/17
The Leadership Academy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Saturday, July 8, will welcome Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jake McCandless, who will speak on the topic of schools as sanctuaries, from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. in Murdock Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


MCLA Biology Department Adds Two New Majors & Concentrations
6/30/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces two new major programs in the Department of Biology. MCLA will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and in Community Health Education. These programs will launch in the fall of 2017.


MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Opening Of 'Cloud Headed'
6/21/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces “Cloud Headed,” an exhibition of mixed-media works from a variety of artists, to open on Thursday, June 29. This show will be the second of three exhibitions guest-curated by Corwin Levi this summer at MCLA Gallery 51.


BCRC Announces Sixth '100 Hours In The Woodshed' Event
6/19/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center announces it will hold the sixth “100 Hours in the Woodshed” event from Thursday, June 22, through Monday, June 26, in the MCLA Design Lab at 49 Main St.


10th Annual DSA To Kick Off Thursday, June 29

6/15/17
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will kick off its 10th season on Thursday, June 29, with a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will include performances by Nimble Arts Circus and BOOM Music Stage, as well as new art exhibition openings.


MCLA BCRC To Announce Milestone 10th Season of DownStreet Art
6/9/17
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will preview the 2017 DownStreet Art (DSA) season. This year marks the 10thanniversary of the initiative.


MCLA Alumna Jill Pompi Named Scope Educator of the Year
5/31/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Jill Pompi ’89, Ed. S., the literacy director at C.T. Plunkett School in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, is the MCLA SCOPE (Standing Committee on Professional Education) Educator of the Year. She received the award on Tuesday, May 30, in Boston.


MCLA To Host North County Eighth Grade Career Fair
5/25/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome approximately 800 eighth grade students from seven Berkshire County schools on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, when they attend the Sixth Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus.


MCLA Announces This Year's '29 Who Shine' Recipient 
5/15/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that this year’s recipient of the “29 Who Shine” award is Kayla LaVoice ’18, a math major from Springfield, who is involved with numerous community service activities both on campus and throughout the Northern Berkshires.


MCLA's Delta Mu Deltas Inducts Students, Local Businessman
5/05/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently recognized the achievements of six business administration students, when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 22.



MCLA to Begin First of Three Summer Course Sessions on May 22
5/05/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will begin the first of three summer course sessions on Monday, May 22, with a wide variety of classes presented in a range of online, hybrid and evening formats. Classes will be offered on the MCLA campus and in Pittsfield.



MCLA Announces Recipients of Seventh Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
5/01/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Seventh Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. This award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College (BCC), was created to honor the region’s exceptional teachers.


MCLA IDST Prof. Presents Last 'Brown Bag' Talk of Spring Semester
4/29/17

Dr. Karen Cardozo, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), presented “Canaries or Surgeon Fish? IDST Majors as a Litmus Test of MCLA’s Future” as the final Brown Bag Lecture event of the spring semester.



MCLA Announces Spring Preview Day on Saturday, April 29
4/27/17

On Saturday, April 29, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer a Spring Preview Day to provide prospective students with opportunities to tour the campus, learn about the admission and financial aid processes, discover a wide variety of academic programs, and find out more about student life at MCLA.



MCLA: 25th Annual Community Day of Service This Saturday
4/26/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a Community Day of Service will take place this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at worksites throughout North Adams and the greater community.



MCLA MBA Priority Application Deadline set for May 1
4/25/17

Poised to begin the sixth year of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program this fall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is gearing up for the campus’s newest cohort, with a priority application deadline set for this Monday, May 1.


MCLA IDST Prof. to Offer 'Brown Bag' Talk This Friday
4/25/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces its next Brown Bag Lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28, when Dr. Karen Cardozo, MCLA associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, presents “Canaries or Surgeon Fish? IDST Majors as a Litmus Test of MCLA’s Future.”



MCLA Announces Senior Art Show
4/24/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present this year’s senior class show, “INSIGHT,” beginning on Thursday, April 27.  This exhibition serves as the annual culminating event that provides graduating artists with the tools they will need to further their careers as they learn how to display and install their art, and more.



Rain Date Announced for Postponed 'Green Living' Talk
4/24/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) has announced that a lecture from its spring Green Living Series, which was postponed due to bad weather in February, will take place on Thursday, April 27.



MCLA to Host Middle School Science Fair on Saturday, April 29
4/24/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the Annual Massachusetts Region 1 Middle School Science and Engineering Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in the campus’s Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.



'Critical Mass' to Open on April 27
4/24/17

This year’s Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) “Advanced Museum Studies” course exhibition, “Critical Mass,” will feature everyday objects from the collection of Harley Spiller, a renowned collector with thousands of diverse, everyday objects – from spoons to Metrocards and gum to money.



MCLA to Present a Celebration of Art's Power to Regenerate Lost Souls in 'Our Country's Good'
4/19/17

The second show of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts Department’s spring semester, “Our Country’s Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker, will be presented Wednesday, April 26, through Saturday, April 29, in Venable Theatre on the MCLA campus. Performances will begin at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.



Sociology Major Named Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA
04/18/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Maggie Whited '19 of Lincoln was selected by the Campus Compact at the College's 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. 



Final Spring 'Green Living' Talk to Focus on Edible Invasives
04/12/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will offer its final seminar of the spring on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, April 20. Joe Roman, Ph.D., a conservation biologist, researcher and educator at the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics will deliver “Recipe for Success: Can Eating Invasives Help Reduce Their Spread?”



MCLA to Hold CommUNITY Education Social
04/11/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will present the MCLA CommUNITY Education Social on Tuesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at various locations throughout the campus; including the Campus Center, in Murdock Hall, at the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation and in the MCLA quadrangle.



MCLA to Hold 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
04/10/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 125 students will offer 104 presentations during the all-day conference.



MCLA to Inaugurate James F. Birge as its 12th President
04/10/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce that the inauguration of the College’s 12th president, President James F. Birge, will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium in the MCLA Church Street Center.



MCLA Announces Spring Preview Day on Patriot's Day
04/06/17

On Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 17, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer a Spring Preview Day to provide prospective students with opportunities to tour the campus, learn about the admission and financial aid processes, discover a wide variety of academic programs, and find out more about student life at MCLA.

Next 'Green Living' Talk to Focus on Cape Cod's Invasive Species
04/05/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, April 13, with “The Management of Invasive Species of Cape Cod National Seashore.” This presentation will be given by Dr. Nita Tallent, chief of Natural Resource Management and Science at Cape Cod National Seashore.

 

MCLA to Host Aspirations Outreach Meeting
04/05/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the first Berkshire County Education Task Force “Aspirations Outreach Meeting” on Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

 

Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA for 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'
04/04/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that nearly 1,200 local sixth grade students will visit college campuses across the Berkshires from April 10 to 13, for the 11th Annual Berkshire County Goes to College Day, sponsored by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.

 

MCLA to hold Graduate Program Info Night in Pittsfield
03/30/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that another Graduation Information Night for students who are interested in the campus’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Education (M.Ed) degree programs will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Conte Federal Building in Pittsfield.

 

The Honorable Jane Swift to Deliver MCLA's Spring Public Policy Lecture
03/30/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring’s public policy lecture, “The Trump Presidency,” will be presented by former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

 

MCLA To Recognize White Ribbon Day
03/30/17

As part of an international movement to reduce violence against women, as well as gender-based violence, the MCLA community will gather in front of Bowman Hall in the campus quadrangle for a White Ribbon Day event on Thursday, April 6, at 12:15 p.m. to show support for reducing these forms of violence.

 

MCLA's Next 'Green Living' Talk to Focus on Invasive Moths
03/30/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, April 6, with “Biocontrol Control of Winter Moth and Gypsy Moth.” This presentation will be given by Dr. Joe Elkinton, from the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences at UMASS-Amherst.

 

'Dear World' Project to Visit MCLA
03/30/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will participate in the “Dear World” portrait and story-telling project on Monday, April 13, as members of the campus community are asked, “If you had one story to share with the world, what would you say?”

 

LGBTQIA+ Live Out Loud Community Conference to be Held at MCLA
03/28/17

The Live Out Loud Committee at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites the Berkshires to the Fourth Annual LGBTQIA+ Live Out Loud Community Conference on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., when MCLA welcomes keynote speaker Pat Griffin, a longtime advocate for LGBT equality in sports, who will speak on “Seeking Common Grounds: LGBTQ People and People of Faith in College Athletics.”

 

MCLA Announces $46K Grant to Improve Young Students' Achievements in Math, Science & Technology/Engineering
03/21/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that the Southern Berkshire Regional School District and the College, along with its partners – the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and the Flying Cloud Institute – have secured a $46,000 Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership (MMSP) program grant from the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

 

MCLA to Hold Free Screening of 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise'
03/20/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present American Masters Pictures’ “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” as part of its Global Film Series on Wednesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

 

MCLA Math Prof. to Offer 'Brown Bag' Talk on March 24
03/16/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces its next Brown Bag Lecture will be held on Friday, March 24, when Dr. Elizabeth Hartung, MCLA assistant professor of mathematics, presents “Carbon Molecules and Mathematics.”

 

MCLA Adds Public History Minor
03/16/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of History, Political Science and Public Policy has announced that it recently added a new public history minor. The program prepares students for a variety of professions, including those in public history and historic preservation, as well as positions at museums, archives, libraries, and local, state and federal historic sites.

 

Next 'Green Living' Lecture at MCLA to Focus on Invasive Birds
03/13/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, March 23, with “From House Sparrows to Mute Swans: The Invasive Birds of Massachusetts.” This presentation will be given by Andrew Vitz, the state ornithologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

MCLA Announces Two Appointments to its Board of Trustees
03/10/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker approved the appointment of Kathleen Therrien ’97 as the alumni trustee and has appointed Dr. Robert Reilly as a trustee. Ms. Therrien has served in this capacity since August 2016 when she was first elected to serve the remainder of the term of that vacant seat.

 

MCLA to Present Talk on Refugee Resettlement in Western Mass. 
03/07/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Kathryn Buckly-Brawner, executive director of the Catholic Charities Agency in Springfield, will speak on “Refugee Resettlement in Western Massachusetts” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in Murdock Hall room 218, on the MCLA campus.

 

Award-Winning Journalist to Present 'Truth on The Battlefield: The War Against Fake News' at MCLA
03/06717

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome author and journalist Dolores Barclay to campus on Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22, as this spring semester’s Hardman Journalist-in-Residence. She will present a talk, “Truth on the Battlefield: The War against Fake News,” on Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in Murdock Hall’s Sammer Dennis Room (218), on the MCLA campus.

 

MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Announces DownStreet Art 2017 Call for Art
03/06/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the DownStreet Art (DSA) 2017 call for art. To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects.

 

MCLA Announces 13th Annual Region 1 High School Science Fair
03/03/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the 13th Annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Friday, March 10, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium, on the MCLA campus.

 

Next 'Green Living' Lecture at MCLA to Focus on Restoring Ecological Integrity
03/03/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, March 9, with “Restoring Ecological Integrity to Your Land: Management Strategies to Curtail Invasive Plants.” This presentation will be given by Chris Politan of Politan Ecological Services in Turner’s Falls, and Land Stewardship, Inc. (LSI), which specializes in the stewardship of conserved lands in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

 

MCLA Announces Spring Graduate Program Info Nights
03/02/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces two Graduation Information Nights for students who are interested in the campus’s Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) or Master’s of Education (M.Ed) programs.

 

Award-Winning Marine Ecologist  to Give Next 'Green Living' Lecture at MCLA
02/23/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, March 2, with “The Times They are A-Changin’: Marine Bioinvasions in the Northeast,” by Dr. Judith Pederson, a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sea Grant College Program.

 

Melanie Mowinski Begins 'The 50 Card Project'
02/23/17

Every week since Inauguration Day, and continuing through the end of 2017, Melanie Mowinski, an associate professor of visual arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will print a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrixes.

 

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Opening of 'Biotope'
02/17/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that it will present the collaborative exhibition “Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes,” beginning on Thursday, Feb. 23. This show features the artwork of accomplished artists from several regions across the United States.

 

MCLA to Present Meatballs, Music & Mayhem in 'Riot'
02/17/17

For the first show of the spring semester, the Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present “RIOT,” a new work, from Wednesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 4, in the Venable Theater on the MCLA campus. Until this time, this production only has been seen by its originators.

 

MCLA to Offer Spring Preview Day on Monday
02/16/17

This President’s Day, on Monday, Feb. 20, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its series of Spring Preview Days to provide prospective students with opportunities to tour the campus, learn about the admission and financial aid processes, discover a wide variety of academic programs, and find out more about student life at MCLA.

 

MCLA 'Green Living' Lecture to Address Land Restoration
02/16/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, Feb. 23, with “From Run Down to Renewed: Land Restoration at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve,” by Jesse Hoffman,  preserve steward and botanist with the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission in Albany, N.Y.

 

MCLA to Screen '13th' on Thursday, Feb. 13
02/16/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present an Academy Award-nominated film, “13th,” as part of its Global Film Series on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

 

MCLA Students Pitch Ideas, Compete for $10K Innovation Prize
02/15/17

Student finalists from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will pitch their original and inventive ideas to area business leaders on Wednesday, April 19; at the culmination of the College’s first-ever Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge, a new competition that aims to match entrepreneurial students with resources and networking opportunities that will help them bring their ideas to fruition.

 

Next MCLA 'Green Living' Lecture to Address 'Invasive Plants & Managing Biodiversity'
02/10/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, Feb. 16, with “Invasive Plants and Managing Regional Biodiversity,” by Chris Buelow of the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.

 

MCLA's New Design Lab Opens at 49 Main St., North Adams
02/08/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the opening of Design Lab at 49 Main St., next to MCLA Gallery 51. Design Lab serves as a curricular and co-curricular space for innovation, as well as a multi-purpose venue for the College and the community.

 

Berkshire Compact, MassINC to Hold Education Accountability Forum at Berkshire Museum
02/08/17

The Berkshire Compact for Education and its lead partner, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), along with MassINC, invite the public to attend a breakfast forum on opportunities that coincide with “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to Improve Education Accountability in Gateway Cities,” on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8-10 a.m. at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

 

MCLA Announces Spring 'Brown Bag' Series
02/06/17

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring’s Brown Bag Lecture Series will begin with “Things That Go Bump in Our Past: Evolutionary Insights into How We Learn to be Afraid,” by Dr. Justin Golub, MCLA assistant professor of biology, on Friday, Feb. 10.

 

MCLA Announces Spring Preview Days
02/06/17
Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 11, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer a series of Spring Preview Days to provide prospective students with opportunities to tour the campus, learn about the admission and financial aid processes, discover a wide variety of academic programs, and find out more about student life at MCLA.

 

MCLA's ITQ Grant Tops $1 Million
02/06/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the lead partner for the Berkshire Early Learning Lab Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) program, announces the campus recently was awarded nearly $324,000 to continue the project in 2017, as it has been extended to a fourth year by the Commonwealth’s Department of Higher Education.

 

Public Invited to 'Kids 2 College Family Night' at MCLA
02/02/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and North Adams Public Schools’ 21st Century After School Program, in collaboration with the Help Yourself Foundation, announce a “Help Yourself Kids 2 College Family Night,” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., in Venable Lab #1, which will showcase the work of area fourth- and fifth grade students who participated in the Building Bridges After School Program.

 

Award-Winning Journalist to Deliver Talk at MCLA on Global Refugee Crisis
1/30/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Joanna Slater, a U.S. correspondent for The Globe and Mail, Toronto’s daily newspaper, to speak about her experiences covering the global refugee crisis, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

 

MCLA to Present 22nd Annual Student Leadership Conference
1/27/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will present the 22nd Annual Leadership Conference, “100 Yards of Leadership,” on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center Gym, when MCLA will welcome AJ Adams, an award-winning speaker, author and entrepreneur, as the keynote speaker.

 

MCLA Adds Three-Year Accelerated Business Degree Program
1/26/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a new program that will allow highly motivated and hard-working students to complete a general business administration degree in three years, instead of the traditional four. MCLA is the first and only institution out of the nine universities in the Massachusetts State University System to offer this innovative program.

 

Mooney Appointed to Serve on Division III Management Council 
1/25/17
Laura Mooney, director of athletics at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III Management Council. The announcement became public at the NCAA National Convention, held last week in Nashville, Tenn.

 

Regional Ecologist to Present Next 'Green Living' Series Lecture
1/25/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will focus this spring semester’s seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species.” The series will continue on Thursday, Feb. 2, with “Success or Failure (or both): Long Term Invasive Plant Control with The Trustees,” by Dr. Julie Richburg, a regional ecologist at The Trustees of Reservations in Springfield.

 

MCLA to Focus on Science & Management of Invasive Species for This Spring's 'Green Living' Series
1/20/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will focus this spring semester’s seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species.” The series will begin on Thursday, Jan. 26, with “Prioritizing, Partnering and Preventing: How One National Wildlife Refuge Approaches Invasive Plant Challenges.”

 

MCLA to Hold 'Girls & Women in Sports Day'
1/18/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the campus will offer its annual “National Girls and Women in Sports Day” (NGWSD) on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the James T. Amsler Campus Center Gym, on the second floor of the Center, from 8:50 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

MCLA Presents 'Days of Engagements' Programming
1/18/17
Throughout the spring semester, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is presenting a series of “Days of Engagement” events for students that began this week with a day of service. Other events will include Campus Conversations on Race every Friday, events in February in celebration of Black History Month, as well as those in March in recognition of Women’s History Month.

 

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients for 118th Commencement Exercises
1/17/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 118th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

 

Volunteers Needed for 24th Annual MLK Day of Service
1/11/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) encourage all community members to participate in the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, which will feature volunteer service projects from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

'OFA ATU' To Open on Jan. 26 at MCLA Gallery 51
1/10/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces that “OFA ATU: A Fisherman’s Tale of Two Communities,” an exhibition by artist Josh Ostraff, a visiting professor at MCLA, will open on Thursday, Jan. 26, and run through Feb. 19.

 

MCLA to Present 'Of Ebony Embers' Music Theatre Work
1/10/17
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance,” in celebration of the lives of great three African American poets, on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.



NSLS Awards MCLA Student With 'Society State of Mind' Scholarship
12/21/16

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) recently announced it has selected Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) student Alyssa St. Franc ’19 of Providence, R.I., to be a recipient of this year’s Society State of Mind Award. 



MCLA Students Elected to Lead State's Commonwealth Honors Program
12/20/16
Two Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students who participate in the campus’s honors program recently were elected to serve as the president and the vice president of the Statewide Commonwealth Honors Program’s governing committee.

 

MCLA Students, Staff Honored by NBCC
12/06/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) community members – including students developed new programs that benefit area youth – were among those recognized last month at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Fall Neighborlies Ceremony.

 

MCLA to Present Annual Winter Jazz Concert
12/06/16
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Jazz Band and the College’s Jazz Choir, as well as private lessons students who attend MCLA, will present their annual end-of-semester concert in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

MCLA to Honor Adams Scholarship Recipients
12/02/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host a reception for this year’s Berkshire County John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in MCLA’s Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation.

 

MCLA Earns Place On National Honor Roll for Community Service
12/01/16
In recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was named to the 2016 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

 

U.S. Dept. Of Ed Recognizes MCLA
11/30/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was recognized by the United States Department of Education as one of “26 Four-Year Public and Private College with Low Costs and High Salaries” for graduates.

 

MCLA Names Dr. Nick Stroud As Its Jorge Professor Of Education
11/22/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Dr. Nick Stroud, associate professor of technology and science education, recently was appointed to the Evelyn H. and Arlindo Jorge Professorship in Education.

 

MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts 10 Into Zeta Zeta Chapter
11/22/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently recognized the achievements of 10 business administration students when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, Nov. 19.

 

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces '99 Cents Affordable Art Show
11/17/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that its “99 Cents Affordable Art Show” will open on Thursday, Dec. 1. Just in time for the holiday season, all art will be priced between 99 cents and $99.99, and can be taken to go to be given as gifts.

 

Tonight's Shakespeare's 'Henry V' Features All-Female Cast
11/16/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) will present its second show of the season, an adaptation of “Henry V” produced with an entirely female cast. The play opens tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Venable Theater on the MCLA campus.

 

Area Third Graders to Visit MCLA on Monday and Tuesday
11/07/16
On Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host nearly 300 third grade students from Adams-Cheshire, North Adams and Clarksburg schools, so they might experience what it’s like to go to college.

 

MCLA Announces Levitt AMP Concert Series Voting Ends Nov. 21
11/07/16
Once again, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), the City of North Adams’ Office of Tourism and Community Events, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Berkshire Community Coaltion (NBCC) ask the public to help bring the Levitt AMP music series to downtown North Adams to further expand access to high-quality, family-friendly music in the community.

 

BCRC Announces Margaret A. Hart '35 Concert Headliner, Scholarship Winner
11/02/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the Annual Margaret A. Hart ’35 Scholarship Concert will feature alternative pop singer Tangina Stone on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.

 

Monadnock Institute Director John Harris to Present MCLA's Vadnais Lecture on Climate Change
11/01/16
Dr. John Harris, executive director of the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., will present the next Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, in Murdock Hall’s Sammer Dennis Room (218), on the MCLA campus.

 

Nominations Now Open for 2017 Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
11/01/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Berkshire Superintendent’s Roundtable announce that nominations for the Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award 2017 are open through Dec. 16. The next group of recipients will be honored at MCLA in May 2017, as part of the National Teacher Appreciation Week.

 

MCLA to Host 2nd Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference This Saturday
10/31/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the Second Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center. The conference will feature a series of presentations by local and regional naturalists, who will speak on topics such as salamander, geology, owls, frogs and pollinators.

 

Express Hosts 'Bee In Her Bonnet: Works In Progress' A Collaborative Exhibition Between MCLA and BYU
10/31/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) exPRESS is pleased to announce that it will present the collaborative exhibition, “BEE IN HER BONNET: Works in Progress,” featuring the artwork of students and faculty from MCLA  and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.

 

MCLA to Host Open House Event for Prospective Students
10/25/16
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the second of three fall open house events for high school and transfer students interested in applying for admission to attend MCLA for the spring of 2017 or the fall 2017. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Amsler Campus Center.

 

MCLA to Hold Annual 'Boo Bash'
10/25/16
The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 22nd Annual “Boo Bash” for children and their parents on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

ABC News, NPR Commentator to Deliver Michael S. & Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture
10/24/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and NPR, as the featured speaker for the Sixth Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.  

 

'Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful To Keep' Artist Talk Set For Oct. 27
10/20/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce it will host a reception and artist talk featuring Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly, held in conjunction with their collaborative exhibition, “Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep.”  

 

MCLA to Hold Open Houses for Degree Completion, MBA & M.Ed Programs
10/19/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer open house events in Pittsfield and on the MCLA campus for those interested in completing their bachelor’s degrees, earning their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or Master of Education (MEd) degree, and more.

 

MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2016 Awards
10/17/16
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association held its Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 15, when it recognized the achievements of past graduates of the College.

 

Fall Day of Service Announced for Saturday, Oct. 22
10/11/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that this year’s Annual Fall Day of Service will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

MCLA Announces 2016-17 Theatre Season

10/07/16
The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department  at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its 2016-17 theatre program will focus on gender-blind casting, plays written by female playwrights, which will provide opportunities for women not always showcased in theatre.

 

MCLA Professor to Receive "Massachusetts Friend of Art Education of the Year Award"
10/07/16
Dr. Lisa Donovan, a fine and performing arts professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been selected to receive the Massachusetts Friend of Art Education of the Year Award for 2017 at the 2016 Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) Conference on Saturday, Nov. 12.

 

MCLA to Host Open House for Prospective Students
10/07/16
On Monday, Oct. 10, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the first of three fall open house events for high school and transfer students interested in applying for admission to attend MCLA for the spring of 2017 or the fall 2017. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Amsler Campus Center.

 

Al Jazeera Bureau Chief to Deliver 2016 Hardman Lecture
10/03/16
Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera Satellite Channel’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief, will deliver Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Hardman Lecture this fall, on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.  

 

MCLA Holds 20th Annual Golf Classic
9/23/16
On Monday, Sept. 19, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) held its 20th Annual MCLA Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield. The tournament was sponsored for the third consecutive year by President’s Club Title Sponsor Petri Contracting of Clarksburg.

 

MCLA English/Communications Dept. to Hold Election Forum on Thursday
9/21/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces its Department of English/Communications will hold an election forum, “The Rhetoric of the Campaign,” at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 22, in Murdock Hall room 218.

 

'Everything I never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful To Keep' Exhibit Up Next in MCLA Gallery 51
9/20/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present “Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep,” a collaborative exhibition by artists Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly. This show will feature artworks that map the trajectory of their friendship, along with their individual and collective artistic practices.

 

Final DSA Thursday Celebration Set for Sept. 29
9/20/16
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), invites the public to attend the final DownStreet Art of the season on Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 - 8 p.m.

 

9/19/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Speakers Program, which will include Al Jazeera Satellite Channel’s Washington DC bureau chief, an ABC and NPR news political commentator, and the executive director of the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture, at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H.

 

9/16/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate the 229th anniversary of the enactment of the United Stated Constitution on Thursday, Sept. 22, with a talk by Douglas Mishkin, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Venable LLP, where he works in its labor and employment practice group.

 

9/13/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

 

9/12/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed 11 new, full-time faculty members to eight departments on campus, including two associate professors, eight assistant professors, and one instructor.

 

9/06/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been awarded a $2.177 million Title III “Strengthening Institutions Program” grant from the United States Department of Education to increase retention and graduation rates of students from low-income families and students of color over the next five years.

9/01/16
With classes starting again next week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that a portion of Church Street between Bradley and Blackinton streets will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 4, to allow for safety as a large volume of students move into area residence halls.

 

9/01/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a $45,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2017 fiscal year. This funding will allow for expanded opportunities for area high school seniors, including concurrent courses with area high schools and the Summer Academy program.

 

8/31/16
Next week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome the Class of 2020, more than a third of whom will come to the campus from states other than the Commonwealth. Together, they represent 16 states, including Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, Texas and Illinois. Others will arrive on campus from other countries, such as the Bahamas, Mexico and India.

 

8/29/16
Monique Symes ’11, a Boston Public Schools teacher and a member of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Alumni Association Board of Directors, will deliver this year’s convocation address on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at noon in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

 

8/19/16
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), invites all to engage with the creative community at DownStreet Art on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., for the third DownStreet Art Thursday of the season.

 

8/17/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Network has received $65,000 from the Massachusetts STEM Pipeline Fund to promote STEM education in the region. The funding is part of more than $250,000 in recent grant awards to support the Commonwealth’s Regional STEM Networks.

 

8/11/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Third Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Institute is in full swing this month, as participants conduct experiments to hone their research skills and further their projects.

 

8/02/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Office of Admission announces it will offer three information sessions this month, including one in Pittsfield, in the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building. Two additional information sessions, which also will include tours of the campus, will be held at MCLA.

 

8/01/16
For the third year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is hosting its “413 STEM Ready Academy,” from Monday, Aug. 1, to Friday, Aug. 5. The intensive, summer residency program gives students at the region’s community colleges insight into what it is like to attend a four-year institution, and encourages them to earn a bachelor’s degree.

 

8/01/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this week welcomed 20 incoming freshman to campus as they participate in the Fourth Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, which began on Sunday, July 31, and runs through Thursday, Aug. 4.

 

7/29/16
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will partner with West African drumming group Marafanyi Drum, Dance and Song to host a series of creative labs as part of the “Marafanyi Meets the Mural” project.

 

7/26/16
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), on Thursday, July 28, will welcome the creative business “Thin Walls Studio and Workshop” to 87 Main St.

 

7/25/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present an exhibition of artwork by Melanie Mowinski, “Wayfaring,” an investigation of the motivations behind the paths taken in life through installation, letterpress, book arts and collage.

 

7/22/16
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), invite the public to the second DownStreet Art Festival of the season, on Thursday, July 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown North Adams.

 

7/15/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a new concentration – biochemistry – has been added to its chemistry major. The program will prepare students for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers in growing fields such as biotechnology and medicine. 

 

7/07/16
MCLA's Office of Admission will hold an information session and tours of the campus on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Atrium at the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, on the MCLA campus. 

 

7/05/16
The Leadership Academy at MCLA will present a lecture by Dr. Pat Griffin, “What’s Your Game Plan? Including Transgender Students in School Athletic Programs,” to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.

 

7/05/16
MCLA's Leadership Academy will present a lecture by UMASS-Amherst Professor Dr. Sut Jhally, “The Crisis of Whiteness in the Age of the Black Presidency,” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11, in Murdock Hall room 218 on campus. 

 

7/01/16
Today the Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series announced the lineup of artists who will perform at Colegrove Park this summer and fall, on Sundays at 2 p.m. The first of the 10 free concerts will be performed by The Adam Ezra Group, a jam band from New England, who will kick off the series on Sunday, Aug. 14. The series will continue through Oct. 16.

 

6/29/16
This summer’s Ninth Annual DownStreet Art (DSA) program, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will feature the launch of a new “Creative Business Incubator Program,” which pairs local artists and creative workers and their pop-up galleries with student interns from MCLA. 

 

MCLA & BCC Offer New Summer Academy to Aid Transition to College
6/28/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Community College (BCC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) and the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board (BCREB), will offer the first MCLA/BCC Dual Enrollment: Summer 2016 Academy, from July 6 through Aug. 5, to provide an intensive college readiness experience to local, newly graduated high school students.

 

6/27/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Dr. Nick Stroud, associate professor of technology and science education at MCLA, is part of a $10 million effort, “Bring the Universe to America’s Classrooms,” which will develop new resources for teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students across the country.

 

6/20/16
DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will welcome the first exhibiting artist of the DownStreet Art season, Dawn Nelson, who will present "365 Sweet Nothings," on view on Thursday, June 30, through Sunday, July 24, at four locations across downtown North Adams.

 

6/20/16
On Thursday, June 30, DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will celebrate the official opening of “Infrastructure Series,” an exhibition of work by local artist Paul Chojnowski, at Bright Ideas Brewery, 111 MASS MoCA Way.

 

MCAL Gallery 51 to Present '#WaitingG51'
6/17/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Art's (MCLA) Gallery 51, a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), invites the community to submit photos of their "in-between" moments by tagging their Instagram images with the hashtag "#WaitingG51" before and during the DownStreet Art kick-off event in Thursday, June 30, 5 - 8 p.m.

 

DownStreet Art Kicks Off Season On Thursday, June 30
6/17/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announce the return of DownStreet Art Thursdays on Thursday, June 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., with the kick off of the Ninth Annual DownStreet Art Festival.

 

MCLA Hosts Fifth Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair
6/6/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) welcomed eighth grade students from seven Berkshire County schools last week when they attended the Fifth Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall.

 

5/27/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Graduate and Continuing Education announces it has received $2,980 in scholarship funding for its Science and Robotics, Advanced Robotics, a young Hacks Computer Programming camps from SABIC.

 

Northern Berkshire United Way Funds MCLA Creative Writing Camp Scholarships
5/27/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Graduate and Continuing Education announces it has received $350 in scholarship funding from the Northern Berkshire United Way for its Creating Writing summer camp for youth.

 

MCLA To Offer Violin Repair Workshops in June
5/26/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again will welcome violin repair expert Hans J. Nebel to campus as he presents four week-long workshops in June.

 

MCLA To Host North County Eighth Grade Career Fair
5/24/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome eighth grade students from seven Berkshire county schools on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, when they attend the Fifth Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA Campus.

 

MCLA Gallery 51 Presents Collaborative Exhibition With BYU
5/19/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces its next exhibition, “Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show,” a collaborative effort between the campus and Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah, will open next Thursday, May 26.

 

MCLA to Begin One of Three Summer Course Sessions on Monday
5/17/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will begin the first of three summer course sessions on Monday, May 23, with a wide variety of classes presented in a range of online, hybrid and evening formats. 

 

MCLA Holds 117th Commencement Exercises on Saturday
5/16/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) celebrated its 117th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, when 369 received their bachelor’s degrees and 35 obtained a master’s degree in the fields of education or business administration, or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS).

 

MCLA Announces '29 Who Shine' Recipient
5/10/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that this year's recipient of the "29 Who Shine" award is Grace Ngobo Toko Mbonda '16, a biology and chemistry major from Brockton who aspires to attend medical school after her graduation from MCLA this Saturday.

 

MCLA to Hold 117th Commencement Exercises This Saturday
5/9/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 117th Commencement exercises this Saturday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium, when 369 will receive their bachelor’s degrees and 35 will obtain a master’s degree in the fields of education or business administration, or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS).

 

DownStreet Art Joins Northern Berkshire Summer Preview
5/4/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces DownStreet Art will participate in the 2016 Northern Berkshire Cultural Season Preview on Wednesday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at MASS MoCA’s Club B10.

 

MCLA Announces Youth Summer Camps and Sports Clinics
5/3/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a variety of youth camps and sport clinics will be offered this summer on the MCLA campus. These programs include a creative writing camp, a science and robotics camp, an advanced robotics camp, volleyball and basketball sports clinics, and the "Young Hacks Academy," a blend of computer programming problem solving and teamwork.

 

MCLA to Hold Information Session at CCV in Bennington
5/2/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Office of Admission announces it will hold an information night at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) at 324 Main St., in Bennington, Vt.

 

MCLA Signs 3+3 Agreement with WNEU School of Law
4/26/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the campus has signed a 3+3 articulation agreement with Western New England University (WNEU) School of Law to establish a joint program leading to a Bachelor's Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree.

 

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Conviction' Student Exhibit
4/22/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces this year’s Senior Art Show, “Conviction,” will open on Thursday, April 28, at 5 p.m. This exhibition will introduce the work of six MCLA senior art majors and the artistic achievements of their “Senior Art Project” course, the cornerstone of the MCLA art major.

 

MCLA ExPRESS Gallery to Open Student-Curated 'Bullet Points'
4/22/16
Curated by students in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) “Advanced Museum Studies” class, a new exhibition, “Bullet Points,” will open on Thursday, April 28, at MCLA’s ExPRESS Gallery, 49 Main St.

 

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Open Submissions For 'Waiting'
4/19/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces an open submissions process to gather images for "Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show," which will open on Thursday, May 26, and run through Saturday, June 25.

 

MCLA Theatre Program Ends Season This Week With 'Noises Off'
4/18/16
The theatre program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Michael Frayn’s comedy, “Noises Off,” will be the final production of the academic year. It will open this Wednesday, April 20, and continue through Saturday, April 23, in the Venable Theater on the MCLA campus.

 

MCLA Announces Sixth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Recipients
4/15/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announces the recipients of the Sixth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. The award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire Community College (BCC) and the Berkshire County Superintendent's Roundtable, was created to honor local educators for their exemplary service to the teaching profession and the community.

 

MCLA to Hold 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
4/14/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 21. Posters will be presented from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Venable Hall Gymnasium. Paper presentations and special sessions will take place 9:30-10:50 a.m. in Bowman Hall, and 2-4:50 p.m. in Murdock Hall. Special art Exhibits will be displayed throughout the day in the Bowman Gallery and in Murdock Hall room 208.

 

MCLA Announces Appointments to Board of Trustees
4/13/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has approved two appointments to the MCLA Board of Trustees. Susan Gold, who has served on the Board since 2010, was reappointment to a second term, and was recently elected Chair of the Board at the meeting held on April 7. In addition, John Barrett III, former mayor of North Adams, has also been appointed to the Board. They will serve as trustees to the Board for five-year terms.

 

'Green living' Seminars to Conclude with Talk About Large Wild Cats
4/8/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will conclude this spring’s Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Jennie Miller, an ecologist and conservation scientist with expertise in large carnivores and human-carnivore conflict, speaks on “International Conservation of Large Wild Cats: Minimizing Human-Wildlife Conflict.”

 

DSA to Hold Office Hours Ahead of 'Call For Art' Deadline
4/8/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces DownStreet Art drop-in office hours ahead of this year's call for proposals deadline on April 15.

 

Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA for 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'
4/7/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) has announced that approximately 1,300 local sixth grade students will visit college campuses across the Berkshires, April 11-14, for "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.

 

Jennifer Miller Returns to MCLA on Monday with 'Vaudevillian Opera'
4/7/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) announces that Jennifer Miller and Clare Dolan will present "A Vaudevillian Opera and Its Discontents" on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Lounge in the Amsler Campus Center on the MCLA campus.

 

MCLA to Offer 'Design Thinking' Workshop on Friday
4/6/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) announces its Feigenbaum MCLA Leads Initiative will offer a “Design and Innovation Workshop” this Friday, April 8, from 3 to 9 p.m. This immersive workshop, which will provide an experiential introduction to design thinking, will take place in Murdock Hall room 218.

 

Next 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Threatened Species
4/1/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Doug Bruce, stewardship manager of Berkshire Natural Resources Council, speaks on “Managing Protected Areas to Benefit Threatened Species.”

 

State Rep. Michelle Dubois '06 to Keynote 'One of Us' Event at MCLA's Women's Center
3/24/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Susan B. Anthony Women's Center will honor State Rep. Michelle M. Dubois '06 (D-10th Plymouth) at its Third Annual One of Us event and reception on Monday, March 28, 5-6:30 p.m., in Murdock Hall room 218, on the MCLA campus.

 

Vermont Law School Prof to Deliver Next 'Green Living' Talk
3/24/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Patrick A. Parenteau, senior counsel at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) and professor of law at Vermont Law School, discusses “A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species.”

 

MCLA Presents! Tunisian Singer-Songwriter Emel Mathlouthi
3/23/16
Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces Emel Mathlouthi, will be the final performer of the 2015-2016 MCLA Presents! season on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center

 

MCLA's Spring Public Policy Lecture to Feature 'Stories of Entrepreneurship in The Berkshires'
3/22/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)
 announces its spring public policy lecture, “Start Here, Succeed There: Stories of Entrepreneurship in the Berkshires.” Moderated by MASS MoCA Director Joseph Thompson, it will feature a panel of experts whose entrepreneurship has roots in Berkshire County. This discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

 

Vermont Institute of Natural Science to Discuss Wildlife Rehabilitation at Next MCLA 'Green Living' Talk
3/17/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)
continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when officials from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science discuss “Wildlife Rehabilitation.”

 

MCLA Names Seth Rogovoy As 2016 Hardman Journalist-in-Residence
3/14/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome journalist Seth Rogovoy to campus on Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 23, as this spring semester’s Hardman Journalist-in-Residence. He will present a talk, “Keeping the Beat: A Life in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in Murdoch Hall’s Sammer Dennis Room (218), on the MCLA campus.

 

MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Announces Return of DownStreet Art, New Initiatives
3/11/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the return of DownStreet Art with a new theme, new opportunities and the return of DownStreet Art Thursdays for summer 2016.

 

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients for 117th Commencement Exercises
3/10/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 117th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. 

 

Next MCLA 'Green Living' Lecture Addresses Roads & Wildlife
3/4/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Elia Del Molino, a program manager at the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, speaks on “Roads and Wildlife: Reducing Human Impacts on Habitat Connectivity.” 

 

MCLA Announces Newest MBA Advisory Board Members
3/1/16
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces two new members recently joined its MBA Advisory Board. They are David W. Curtis, president of Cape Catalyst and an economic development specialist for 1Berkshrie, and June Roy-Martin, vice president of 1Berkshire and vice president of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.

 

MCLA to Offer Spring Workshops for Chapter 146 License Renewal
2/29/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring it will offer a series of Chapter 146 license renewal workshops, designed for engineers and firemen who are licensed by the commonwealth to operate boilers.

 

Next MCLA 'Green Living' Lecture to Examine 'Protecting Nature'
 2/26/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Becky Cushing, director of Berkshire Sanctuaries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, speaks on “Protecting the Nature of Massachusetts.”

 

MCLA FPA Department Announces Spring Theatre Program Season
 2/23/16
The theatre program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department will open in March with a new version of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House," to be followed in April by Michael Frayn's "Noises Off."

 

MCLA's 'Green Living' Series to Address Fishing, Hunting & Trapping in Massachusetts
 2/22/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on " Living in The Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation" when Nathan Buckhout, district wildlife biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, speaks on “Fishing, Hunting and Trapping in Massachusetts.”

 

MCLA's 'Green Living' Seminar Series Continues On Thursday With 'What to Do When There Are Too Many Deer in the Suburbs'
 2/16/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on " Living in The Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation" when Dr. Allen Rutberg, director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy, speaks on "What to Do When There Are Too Many Deer in the Suburbs."

 

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'What's Next?' A Solo Show by Karen Moss
 2/16/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present an exhibition of artwork by Karen Moss. "What's Next?" The show, which opens Thursday, March 3, offers her most recent work, appropriates everyday material and imagery from everyday life.

 

MCLA's 'Green Living' Seminar Series Continues This Thursday
 2/10/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation" when Andrew Madden , supervisor of Western Wildlife District for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, speaks on "When Wildlife gets too close: The Massachusetts Large Animal Response Team." 

 

Boston Poet Laureate To Give Two Presentations at MCLA 2/5/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces two events - public talk and a poetry reading - with Boston's Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, a professor at Lesley University , On Wednesday, Feb. 17.

 

MCLA To Offer Info Session On Bachelor's Completion Program For Early childhood Educators & Master's In Education Program 2/4/16 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome early childhood educators who want to earn their bachelor's degree - as well as those who seek a master's degree in education - to an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m., at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield.

 

MCLA's 'Green Living' Seminar Series Continues This Thursday 2/1/16 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when Monte D. Chandler, state director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Wildlife Services for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island speaks on “Alleviating Wildlife Conflicts in Massachusetts.” MCLA Nominated For Bell Whether Award1/28/16Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), along with Berkshire, Greenfield and Holyoke community colleges, is pleased to announce that its program, “Achieving Regional Reach: The 413 STEM Ready Program,” was selected to compete for the 2016 Bellwether Award as one of 10 finalist winners in the “Workforce Development” category. MCLA's 'Green Living' Seminar Series to Begin Jan. 281/21/16The theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) for this spring semester's Green Living Seminar Series will be "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." Natural Resource Expert to Discuss Conflict Minerals at MCLA1/19/16Author and analyst David S. Abraham will give a talk entitled, "The War over the Periodic Table," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218. Press announces "Black Lives Matter" Exhibition at MCLA Gallery 511/13/16PRESS Gallery is pleased to announce the official opening of “What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You?” exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51. 


MCLA To Hold Annual 'National Girls & Women in Sports Day
1/13/16
Massachusetts College of liberal Arts ( MCLA) announces it will offer its annual "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" (NGWSD) on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the James T. Amsler Campus Center Gym. on the second floor of the center, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers Needed for 23rd Annual MLK Day of Service1/8/16Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) encourage all community members to participate in the 23rd Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, which will feature volunteer service projects from 9 a.m. to noon. 


North Adams Wins Grant To Present Levitt AMP Music Series
1/6/16
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Berksire Cultural Resource Center (BCRB), along with the City of North Adams' Office of Tourism and Community Events, Mass MoCA, North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) announce that North Adams on Tuesday was named as one of the 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP grant award of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free concert series at Colegrove Park. 


MCLA Receives Grant from Davis Educational Foundation 
12/14/15
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Davis Educational Foundation has awarded the campus a $40,000, two-year grant to improve persistence, retention and academic standing for MCLA students. 


Birge Named MCLA's 12th President 
12/10/15
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. James F. “Jaimie” Birge has been selected by the MCLA Board of Trustees to become the institution’s 12th president. Birge will succeed Mary K. Grant, who last year left the position to become chancellor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville.  


MCLA to Host "Stem Educators Conference" 
12/ 8/15
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the “STEM Educators Conference,” a program of the Flying Cloud Institute of New Marlborough, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, when a record number of local educators will access new ideas on how to teach and bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) content into their classrooms.  MCLA Narrows Presidential Search Field12/ 4/15On Thursday, Dec. 3, in an open session of the Executive Committee of MCLA’s Board of Trustees, the Board decided to narrow its field of presidential candidates to two applicants. According to Tyler Fairbank, chair of the MCLA Board of Trustees, following a discussion and review of the search, a vote was passed unanimously to focus MCLA’s consideration on two finalists – Dr. Jaimie Birge and Dr. Alan Ray.  Area Third Graders to Visit MCLA Next Wednesday11/ 24/15On Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host more than 160 third grade students from Brayton, Sullivan and Greylock elementary schools, as well as Clarksburg School and St. Stanislaus Kostka School, in a campus visit so they might experience what it’s like to attend college. MCLA To Honor Adams Scholarship Recipient11/ 24/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host a reception for this year’s Berkshire County John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. in MCLA’s Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. 'PRESS' to Preview 2016 Calender at New Bowman Hall11/ 24/15PRESS will celebrate the release of the 2016 Annual Monthly Mantra Calendar at a preview party on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the new letterpress space in Bowman Hall, on theMassachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) campus. MCLA Announces New Option for NY Transfer Students11/ 23/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a new opportunity for New York state residents who wish to transfer to the campus. The New York Transfer Program provides guaranteed admission, as well as a reduced cost of attendance for students looking to enroll at MCLA. MCLA Gallery 51 Announces 'Spectacle 99: The Affordable Art Show'11/ 23/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces that “Spectacle 99: The Affordable Art Show,” will open on Thursday, Dec. 3. Just in time for the holiday season, all art will be priced between 99 cents and $99.99, and can be taken to go to be given as gifts. MCLA Students Seek Donations for 'Hunger and Homelessness Week'11/ 17/15In recognition of its annual “Hunger and Homelessness Week,” students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) – in association with MCLA’s Center for Service and Citizenship, the Women’s Center and MASSpirg – are participating in a number of volunteer initiatives, which include collecting a variety of donations to help others in need who are living in the region. MCLA Panel to Discuss Terrorist Events Around the World 11/ 17/15MCLA will present a panel discussion, “Making Sense of the Senseless,” that will focus on topics including the recent attacks in France and Lebanon, the Islamic State, and potential responses, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. MCLA Presents! Anais Mitchell11/ 16/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces Anaïs Mitchell will be the next performer of the 2015-16 MCLA Presents! season on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center. MCLA Welcomes New VP of Administration and Finance11/ 12/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed Lawrence Behan to campus as its new vice president of administration and finance. Behan replaces James Stakenas, who retired last month after 15 years of service to MCLA.  MCLA's BCRC, City and Mass MoCa Hop to bring Concert Series to Colegrove Park11/4/15The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), the City of North Adams’ Office of Tourism and Community Events, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Berkshire Community Coaltion (NBCC) are asking the public –and all those who love the Berkshires – to help them bring a music series to downtown North Adams in a quest to expand access to high-quality, family-friendly music in the community.  Five MCLA Presidential Finalists Named10/30/15The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Board of Trustees have accepted the recommendations of the Presidential Search Committee, who have identified five finalists for the next president of the College. MCLA Presents! Dequ Sue at Annual Margaret A.Hart '35 Scholarship Concert10/29/15The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the Annual Margaret A. Hart ’35 Scholarship Concert will feature alternative pop singer DeQn Sue as the next performance of the 2015-16 MCLA Presents! season on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street CenterSouth. Educator Andy Vadnais to Present Environmental Issues Lecture at MCLA10/26/15The South Kent School’s Head of School Andrew Vadnais will present the next Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Murdock Hall’s Sammer Dennis Room (218), on the MCLA campus.MCLA Fall Day of Service Announced for Saturday October 2410/20/15The  Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that a “Day of Service – Fall Edition” will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2015 Awards10/19/15The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association held its Annual Alumni Award Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 17, when it recognized the achievements of past graduates of the College. MCLA To Hold Annual Boo Bash10/19/15The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 21st Annual “Boo Bash” for children and their parents on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. MCLA &UMass School of Law to Sign 3+3 Articulation Agreement10/14/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it will sign an articulation agreement with the University of Massachusetts School of Law to establish a joint program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree on Monday, Oct. 19, at 11:30 a.m. in Bowman Hall room 217. MCLA Hosts NA City Council Candidate Forum Oct. 1910/9/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a City Council Candidate Forum will take place on Monday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. MSNBC National Correspondent Joy Reid to Deliver MCLA Hardman Lecture10/01/15MSNBC National Correspondent Joy Reid will deliver Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Hardman Lecture this fall on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. MCLA FPA Department Announces 2015-16 Theatre Program 10/01/15The ‘Peanuts’ gang as teenagers, a pair of star-crossed lovers, an unlikely feminist, and an outrageously rotten theatre company are just a few of the characters to be featured in this season’s productions from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA)  Fine and Performing Arts’ theatre program. 'Dog Sees God' Starts October 14th at MCLA10/01/15The theatre program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce that Bert V. Royal’s irreverent comedy, “Dog Sees God – Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” will launch the 2015-16 production season on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Venable Theater on the MCLA campus. MCLA Anthropology Professor Meets with Syrian Refugees in Jordan 9/30/15Sumi Colligan, Ph.D., an anthropology professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently contributed to the American Anthropological Association website regarding her experiences this past summer at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminar in Amman, Jordan, and Istanbul, Turkey, where she also visited with Syrian refugees. Author Jeff Speck to Give Presentation at MCLA & Williams9/18/15Author Jeff Speck will appear at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and at Williams College in back-to-back appearances that focus on his book, “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time,” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, as the two institutions collaborated to coordinate the lectures. Get Down with DownStreet Art One Last Time This Season9/14/15DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), continues on Thursday, Sept. 24, with the final DownStreet Art Thursday of the 2015 season, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include permanent and pop-up gallery receptions, performances and community events. Western New England University Law Professor to Speak at MCLA for Constitution Day9/11/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will observe the 228th anniversary of the enactment of the United Stated Constitution on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a talk by Bruce K. Miller, a professor at Western New England University’s School of Law. MCLA Gallery 51 to Present Special Program9/10/15On Thursday, Sept. 24, in conjunction with the “Eat me alive so that I may see you from the inside” exhibition, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 artist Torsten Zenas Burns will curate and host a special looped video program. This screening will include a selection of video, film, animation and internet pieces that have influenced participating artists in this show.  MCLA Welcomes 18 New Staff9/04/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) welcomed 18 new staff members to campus, where they are serving in a wide range of positions.  MCLA Welcomes Six New Assistant Professors9/04/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed six new, full-time assistant professors to five departments on campus. MCLA Presents! Announces Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra9/04/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra as the first performance of the 2015-16 MCLA Presents! season on Saturday, Sept. 12,  at 3 p.m. outside on the MCLA Quad, in front of newly renovated Bowman Hall. MCLA Presents! Announces 2015-2016 Season8/28/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the 2015-16 MCLA Presents! season, which begins on Saturday, Sept. 12, will feature contemporary dance, improvisational theater and music from around the globe. MCLA Holds School Supply Drive to Benefit Local Students8/25/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its tradition of giving back during the First Days of the academic year when the MCLA Center for Service and Citizenship hosts a “School Supply Drive” to benefit local elementary school students. Bowman Hall Ribbon Cutting 8/21/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold a ribbon-cutting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, as a completely renovated Bowman Hall reopens after two years of construction that transformed it into a state-of-the-art facility. Gallery 51 Opening New Exhibition Aug. 278/21/15On Thursday, Aug. 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will celebrate the third DownStreet Art Thursday of the summer with the opening of the exhibition, “Eat me alive so that I may see you from the inside,” which will feature the work of artists Maggie Nowinski, Alicia Renadette and Torsten Zenas Burns. DownStreet Art to Continue August 278/20/15DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), continues on Thursday, Aug. 27, with the third DownStreet Art Thursday of the 2015 season, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will include permanent and pop-up gallery exhibition openings, temporary installations, performances and community events. New Physics Professor Joins MCLA 8/14/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed Dr. Kebra Ward as an assistant professor of physics and faculty member in the College’s Department of Physics. She joins Physics Department Chair Dr. Emily Maher and Dr. Adrienne Wootters. MCLA Announces Leadership Transition8/6/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that James C. Clemmer ’86, alumni representative to the College’s Board of Trustees will assume the position of interim president of MCLA, beginning on August 14, as the College reopens its national search for the next president. The College’s current Interim President, Cynthia F. Brown, will resume her duties as Vice President of Academic Affairs which will allow her to put her name forth as a candidate for the upcoming search. MCLA Holds Third STEM Academy for Incoming Freshmen8/3/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this week welcomed 16 incoming freshman to campus as they participate in the Third Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, which began on Sunday, Aug. 2, and runs through Thursday, Aug. 6. MCLA Welcomes New Vice President of Student Affairs7/24/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Dr. Catherine Holbrook, former associate vice president of student affairs at Bridgewater State University, has joined MCLA’s Department of Student Affairs as its new vice president of student affairs. Three New Exhibitions to Open a C Gallery7/24/15The second opening for Downstreet Art’s C Gallery, 33 Main St., will feature a continuation of artist Chris Page’s “Skywalk” exhibition, as well as two new collaborative exhibitions from artists Joanna Gabler and Richard Harrington. MCLA Admissions to Hold Info Session on July 28th7/23/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Office of Admission announces it will hold an information night on Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m. in Murdock Hall (room 218) on the MCLA campus.  DownStreet Art to Continue Thursday, July 30 7/23/15DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), continues on Thursday, July 30, with the second DownStreet Art Thursday of the 2015 season, from 4 to 9 p.m.  MCLA Degree Completion Info Available on Thursday in Pittsfield7/22/15Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will offer information sessions on Thursday nights in Pittsfield for those interested in completing their bachelor’s degrees.  MCLA to host next 413 STEM Academy on Monday7/22/15For the second year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host “413 STEM Ready Academy,” from Monday, July 27, to Friday, Aug. 31. MCLA Gallery 51 to Present Two-Person Exhibition7/14/15On Thursday, July 30, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will celebrate the second DownStreet Art Thursday of the summer with the opening of a two-person exhibition, “Margaret Noel | Rocco Scary,” which will feature the work of artists Rocco Scary and Margaret Noel. Board of Higher Ed. Reapproves MCLA's Honor Program7/7/2015After a review of the Commonwealth Honors Council, Massachusetts’ Board of Higher Education recently reapproved the honors program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). Common Place Gallery to Present 'Stained & Blown, A Glass Act' at DSA6/22/2015Common Place Gallery announces an all-glass exhibition, “Stained and Blown, a Glass Act,” will open on Thursday, June 25, as part of DownStreet Art Thursday, a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Council (BCRC). Assets for Artists to Present 'Convergence' at DSA Opening6/19/2015DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will present “Convergence,” an exhibition of sculpture, paintings and crafts by North Adams artists from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA) “Assets for Artists” program. Dr. Laura Yang to Teach Summer Business Logistics Class at MCLA6/17/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again will welcome visiting scholar Dr. Laura Yang, dean of the School of International Education at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SHUIBE) in Shanghai, China, who will teach a course on "International Logistics and Supply Chain Management" this summer. MCLA to Hold Robotics Camp for Youth July 20-146/11/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this summer once again will offer its Robotics Camp, Monday through Friday, July 20-24, for girls and boys interested in science and robotics. MCLA to Offer Summer Volleyball Clinic for Youth6/11/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Amanda Beckwith, MEd, will offer a multi-day, summer volleyball clinic for rising seventh graders through 12th grade students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 6 to 10, in the Amsler Campus Center Gym on the MCLA campus. MCLA Continues Series of Violin Repair Workshops6/10/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its series of workshops on advanced violin repair taught by Hans J. Nebel, a master craftsman and an internationally known violin restorer, with “Retouching of Varnish,” June 15 through 19, and “Making Neck Graft,” June 22 to 26. MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Origin of Birds' at DSA Opening6/10/2015On Thursday, June 25, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will open Valerie Hird’s exhibition, “Origin of Birds,” which will run through July 26. MCLA Offers Summer Courses for Educators, Early Childhood Educators6/9/2015Beginning June 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer 15 graduate-level courses for educators this summer, including those on alternative energy, W.E.B. Du Bois and secondary mathematics. Downstreet Art to Return Thursday June 256/9/2015DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), returns on Thursday, June 25, with a kick-off celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include permanent and pop-up gallery exhibition openings, performances, community events, and a free concert on Main Street featuring “Fantastic Negrito,” the winner of National Public Radio’s (NPR) Tiny Desk Concert Contest. MCLA to Host North County Eighth Grade Career Fair5/27/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome approximately 800 eighth graders from seven Berkshire County schools on Tuesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 3, when they attend the Fourth Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Murdock Hall on the MCLA campus. Press Gallery's Next Exhibition to Open This Thursday5/26/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that PRESS: LetterPRESS as a Public Art Project Gallery will open its next exhibition, “Amalgam,” on Thursday, May 28. MCLA Announces Recipients of Fifth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards5/1/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Fifth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. MCLA to Host Middle School Science Fair this Saturday4/30/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the Annual Massachusetts Region 1 Middle School Science and Engineering Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, in the campus’s Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.MCLA: Community Day of Service to Take Place this Saturday4/30/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that a Community Day of Service will take place this Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at worksites throughout North Adams and the greater community.MCLA to Present Final 'Green Living' Lecture this Thursday4/28/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present the final Green Living Seminar lecture of this spring semester on climate change on Thursday, April 30, with a lecture about “ISO New England” by Eric Wilkinson, senior external affairs representative at ISO New England, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sammer Dennis Room (218) in Murdock Hall.MCLA Gallery 51 to Open 'Future Echoes' Student Exhibition this Thursday4/28/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present a student exhibition, “Future Echoes,” beginning this Thursday, April 30. The exhibition – which will include drawing, painting, collage and digital illustration – celebrates the artistic achievements of students in this year’s “Senior Art Project” class, the capstone course for the MCLA art major.Jennifer Crowell Returns to BCRC as its New Director4/22/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Jennifer Crowell has joined the campus community as the director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), housed at MCLA Gallery 51 in downtown North Adams.MCLA to Sponsor Dialogue on How Communities Can Respond to Racial Tensions4/21/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will sponsor a dialogue on how communities, especially educational institutions, can respond to racial tensions. Veronica Benavides and Tracey Benson from the Harvard Graduate School of Education facilitate a conversation about their case study, “Letters from Ferguson: A Community’s Response to Race and Racism.” This discussion will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121. MCLA to Present 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference4/15/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 23. Posters will be presented from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Venable Hall Gymnasium, and paper presentations and special sessions will take place in sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall.MCLA Presents! Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word & Poetry4/14/2015For the fifth time, MCLA Presents! will present the Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51, 51 Main St.MCLA Students Participate in Annual 'State House Day'4/9/2015Eight students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) were among those from the campuses of the nine Massachusetts state college university system to travel to Boston on Wednesday, April 1, to participate in a State House Advocacy Day program at the Massachusetts State House.MCLA Announces First Degree Completion Program Cohort will Graduate this May4/8/2015With the completion of their Bachelor of Arts degrees in interdisciplinary studies through Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) degree completion program, the College’s first cohort of early childhood educators will be among the graduates at its 116th Commencement exercises this May 16. Bird Expert to Speak on 'Citizen Science & Climate Change' At MCLA Green Living Seminar this Thursday4/6/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its spring semester Green Living Seminar series on climate change at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 9, with a lecture by Dr. Jennifer Shirk, manager of the Citizen Science program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She will speak on “Citizen Science and Climate Change” in the Sammer Dennis Room (218) in Murdock Hall.MCLA's Delta Mu Delta to Honor Boston Symphony Orchestra's Kim Noltemy & College's Business Students4/6/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize the achievements of a group of its business administration students, as well as Kim Noltemy, chief marketing and communications officer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the Boston Pops and Tanglewood, as they are inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Amsler Campus Center’s Sullivan Lounge. Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA fpr 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'4/3/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that approximately 1,300 local sixth grade students will visit college campuses across the Berkshires, April 7 through May 4, for “Berkshire County Goes to College Day,” an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.English Major Named Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA4/3/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu ’16 of Worcester was selected by the Campus Compact as the College’s 2015 Newman Civic Fellow.Mooney Named MCLA's New Athletic Director4/2/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Laura Mooney, associate athletic director for administration at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, will become the Institution’s new athletic director beginning April 6. Mooney succeeds Scott Nichols, who retired this winter as MCLA’s athletic director after nearly two decades of service.MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients for 116th Commencement Exercises3/27/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 116th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.MCLA to Host Panel Discussion on PARCC Testing System3/26/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host a panel discussion on issues and questions related to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, the new testing system commonly known as PARCC, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in the Fitzpatrick Room on the second floor of Murdock Hall, on the MCLA campus.MCLA Harlequin Musical Theatre Club to Present 'Carrie'3/23/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Harlequin Musical Theatre Club will present their production of “Carrie: The Musical” this Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, at 8 p.m. in the Venable Hall theater at MCLA. In addition, a matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday.MCLA to Hold Info Night for Degree Completion Programs3/19/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold an information night for students interested in degree completion or master’s degree programs on Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall’s Sammer-Dennis Room (218).National Geographic Photojournalist & Editor of Berkshire Magazine to Speak March 24 & 25 at MCLA3/18/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome husband and wife team Anastasia and John Stanmeyer to campus Tuesday, March 24, through Thursday, March 26, as this spring semester’s Hardman Journalists-in-Residence. John Stanmeyer, a photojournalist with National Geographic, and Anastasia Stanmeyer, managing editor of Berkshire Magazine, each will present a talk, on March 24 and 25, respectively. Both lectures are free and open to the public.MCLA to Present Performance Artist, Playwright Kate Bornstein3/18/2015In conjunction with its “Creating Equality” series, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present “On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us” with performance artist and playwright Kate Bornstein at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in the MCLA Church Street Center Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.MCLA Announces 11th Annual Region 1 High School Science Fair3/11/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the 11th Annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Friday, March 13, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium, on the MCLA campus.MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Eat This' A Socially Conscious Food Art Exhibit3/10/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present “Eat This,” a student-organized photography exhibition focused on food featuring artists Jon Feinstein, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. This show will open on Thursday, March 26, and remain on view through April 26.Help Yourself Grant Benefits North Adams' Third-Graders3/4/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently launched an afterschool initiative to benefit third-grade students at Brayton Elementary School in North Adams as they participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation through the “Help Yourself” program.Environment America Energy Program Director to Deliver this Thursday's Green Living Lecture at MCLA3/3/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its spring semester Green Living Seminar series on climate change at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 5, with a lecture by Environment America’s Energy Program Director Rob Sargent, who will discuss “Building Support for the Shift to Clean Energy.”MCLA to Offer Chapter 146 Renewal Course Series2/25/2015Beginning in April, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer a series of Chapter 146 license renewal courses for engineers and firemen who are licensed by the Commonwealth to operate boilers.Gay Civil Rights Advocate to Deliver Next Public Policy Lecture at MCLA2/24/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Cheryl Jacques, a former Massachusetts state senator and national speaker on gay civil rights and politics, will deliver this spring’s public policy lecture on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Sammer Dennis Room (218) in Murdock Hall.Alumna to Present MCLA's Next 'Green Living' Lecture2/23/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its spring semester Green Living Seminar series on climate change at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 26, with a lecture by Lauren Gaherty ’80, a senior planner with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC).Clark to Host Next Early Learning Lab Workshop2/19/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the lead partner for the Berkshire Early Learning Lab Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) program, announces the next STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) workshop for early educators will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.'Ilssa It's About Time: A Workbook for the Working Person' to Open at PRESS Gallery2/18/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a new exhibition, “It’s about Time,” to open on Sunday, March 1, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, at 49 Main St.Sen. Ben Downing to Present Next MCLA 'Green Living' Lecture2/17/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its spring semester Green Living Seminar series on climate change at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 19, with a lecture by State Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield.MCLA 'Green Series' to Discuss Climate Change and Green Infrastructure2/11/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its spring semester Green Living Seminar series on climate change at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, with a lecture by Eric J. Walberg of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth, Mass.Former 'Freedom Singer' Rutha Mae Harris to Perform at MCLA2/10/2015In conjunction with its “Creating Equality” series, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present “An Evening with Rutha Mae Harris” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.MCLA Continues 'Creating Equality' Events2/10/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this spring continues to present a variety of events in conjunction with its “Creating Equality” series, which examines and honors the dedication, leadership and sacrifice that make social change possible.MCLA Alumna Gillian Jones Publishes First Book2/3/2015Berkshire Eagle staff photographer Gillian Jones ’91, an instructor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), announces her first book, “B is for Berkshires,” will be available in March from Islandport Press of Yarmouth, Maine.MCLA to Celebrate 25th 'National Girls & Women in Sports Day'2/3/2015For the 25th consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of Athletics will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). The theme of this year’s event is “Game ON.” It will take place on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the James T. Amsler Campus Center gymnasium, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.'Green Living' Series to Examine Oceans and Climate2/3/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its Green Living Seminar series on climate change on Thursday, Feb. 5, with a lecture by Dr. Mea Cook of Williams College’s Geosciences Department.Three MCLA Presidential Finalists Named1/30/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation from the Presidential Search Committee who have identified three finalists for the next president of the College. The search to replace Dr. Mary K. Grant commenced in September following her appointment to the chancellorship of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. MCLA Athletic Training Major Wins EATA Scholarship1/29/2015Elizabeth Doughty ’15 of Westford, Mass., finished up her winter break with a trip to Philadelphia, Pa., where she received the Kerkor “Koko” Kassabian Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) Scholarship Award earlier this month at the organization’s annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa.MCLA to Focus on Climate Change for this Spring's 'Green Living' Series1/26/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will start up again this spring semester with a focus on “Climate Change.” The first lecture of the series will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, when Dr. Brian Rose of the University Albany in Albany, N.Y., discusses “What Sets the Temperature of the Earth?”MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Winter Green'1/14/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present “Winter Green,” an interdisciplinary exhibition that examines plants from scientific and artistic points of view, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 29.Greylock Federal Credit Union Makes Major Gift to MCLA1/12/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), in partnership with Greylock Federal Credit Union, announced a new program, “Greylock Teach Fellows.” The program will build a community of high school students wishing to pursue careers as public school teachers in Berkshire County. Greylock is supporting the program with a $100,000 pledge to “Sowing Seeds for Success: The MCLA Campaign for the Future.”MCLA Presents! 10th Annual Blues & Funk Festival1/8/2015Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BRCR) will present the 10thAnnual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Venable Gym, 375 Church St.MCLA Named a 2015 Best Value by Kiplinger's Personal Finance12/18/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.MCLA Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service12/18/2014In recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).MCLA Receives NEA Grant to Increase Access to Arts Education12/15/2014The Fine and Performing Arts Department’s arts management program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it received a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a collective impact project, “Leveraging Change: Improving Access to Arts Education for Rural Communities,” to increase access to arts education throughout the region.MCLA Receives Additional 'Improving Teacher Quality' Grant12/5/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the lead partner for the Berkshire Early Learning Lab Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) program, has announced it has received additional funding for the 2014-15 academic year from the Commonwealth's Department of Higher Education.MCLA to Honor Adams Scholarship Recipients12/1/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will honor this year’s recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.Third Graders to Visit MCLA on Tues., Dec. 211/25/2014Third grade students from Clarksburg, Sullivan, Brayton and Greylock elementary schools in North Adams, along with those from St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Adams, will visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to learn what it’s like to attend college.MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Art to Go!' MCLA Gallery 51's Annual Affordable Art Show11/24/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces that its Annual Affordable Art Show, “Art to Go!” will open on Thursday, Dec. 4. Previously known as the “99 Cent! Show,” this year’s holiday art exhibit will feature affordable artwork created by professional – and mostly local – artists.MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'UPCYCLING' Workshop11/19/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will host an “UPCYCLYING” workshop, “What Can You Make from a Plastic Bag, and More?” Held in conjunction with “Water and Earth: A Call to Protect our Fragile Ecosystem” in MCLA Gallery 51, this event will take place in the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 22, 1-3 p.m.MCLA Announces Financial Aid Program at Drury HS11/18/2014The Financial Aid Office at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it will hold a financial aid night at Drury High School on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m.MCLA Presents! Dala: A Very Special Holiday Show11/17/2014As part of the MCLA Presents! Series, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), to present “Dala: A Very Special Holiday Show” on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eleanor Furst Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.Award-Winning Poet Coming to MCLA for Nov. 18 Presentation11/7/2014Cheryl Savageau, an award-winning French/Abenaki writer and poet, will present “Coming Out X Three,” an evening of poetry and memoir, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Murdock Hall room 218.MCLA Announces Roper-Patenaude Will Receive Educator Alumni Award11/4/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Cynthia Roper-Patenaude ’04, M.Ed. ’08 was selected by the Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents to receive the Educator Alumni Award on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House.Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist to Deliver Michael S. & Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture10/31/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the founder of DefineAmerican.com, as the featured speaker for this fall’s Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.MCLA to Host PARCC 'Practice Test' Session for Educators10/30/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is one of a number of educational institutions throughout the Commonwealth this fall to host “Practice Test” sessions to help teachers, principals and other educators become familiarized with Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments.MCLA Announces County-Wide Professional Development Day Workshops10/30/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a series of workshops for educators will be held throughout Berkshire County as part of a Berkshire County Professional Development Day this Tuesday, Nov. 4.MCLA Presents! Hart Scholarship Concert to Feature Craig Harris and the Music of Sun Ra10/29/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will present the third concert of the MCLA Presents! “ReWind Season” with a Margaret A. Hart ’35 Scholarship Concert featuring trombonist and composer Craig Harris, on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.MCLA Physics Prof to Present Workshop at State STEM Summit10/20/2014Dr. Adrienne Wootters, a physics professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will present a workshop at the 11th Annual Massachusetts STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.MCLA to Hold Annual 'Boo Bash'10/20/2014The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 20th Annual “Boo Bash” for children and their parents on Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Berkshire Towers on the MCLA campus.Middle East Expert to Discuss ISIS at MCLA10/17/2014Adam Hinds, who has participated in various United Nations efforts to bring peace and security to the Middle East, will discuss “ISIS and the Implications for the International Community” at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.MCLA Alumni Association to Present Awards for 201410/16/2014The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association will hold its annual alumni award ceremony on campus on Saturday, Oct. 18, at noon in Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218). This year’s recipients are Cynthia Roper-Patenaude ’04, Dennis Zicko ’65, James C. Clemmer ’86, Janis Coulson McGrory ’76, Monique Symes ’11 and President Mary K. Grant ’83.Alum to Deliver SENCER Keynote at MCLA this Saturday10/16/2014Brian K. Fitzgerald ’75, chief executive officer of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address at the Fall 2014 Regional Meeting of the New England SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities) this Saturday, Oct. 18, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).Fall Day of Service Announced for Oct. 2510/14/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that a “Day of Service – Fall Edition” will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., throughout the communityMCLA Presents! to Hold After Party with John 'Papa' Gros Band10/10/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BRCR), in collaboration with MASS MoCA, present the second performance of “The ReWind Season” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10 p.m. in Club B10 on the MASS MoCA campus, 87 Marshall St.MCLA Announces NATA Grant to Expand Athletic Training Outreach10/10/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) announces it has received a National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant for $2,400. This funding will benefit MCLA’s primary outreach and admission activities to attract and expand multicultural student applications to MCLA’s athletic training program. NY Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist to Deliver MCLA'S Hardman Lecture10/3/2014Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, often called the “reporter’s reporter” for his human rights advocacy and his efforts to give a voice for the voiceless, will deliver this fall’s Hardman Lecture at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.First Hardman Creative Writer-In-Residence to Present Poetry Reading10/3/2014Award-winning poet John Murillo will present a poetry reading at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., when he is on campus for the First Annual Hardman Creative Writer-in-Residence and the 2014-15 Creative Writing Reading series.VP of Student Affairs Degen to Retire After 40 Years at MCLA10/1/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Charlotte Degen ’73, vice president of student affairs, will retire from the College next month, after 40 years of service.AT&T Grants Second Round of Scholarship Funding to MCLA9/29/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received $5,000 from the AT&T Foundation to fund five $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students at MCLA.MCLA Receives 'Dual Enrollment' Grant9/23/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a $26,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2015 fiscal year.DSA to Feature New Installation, Gallery Openings, Performances & More9/19/2014On Thursday, Sept. 25, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will present the fourth and final DownStreet Art (DSA) Thursday of the 2014 season with a celebration of all things DownStreet Art throughout downtown North Adams, from 3 to 9 p.m.Tapestry Health Moves to MCLA's Wellness Center9/19/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce that Tapestry Health, which provides confidential reproductive health care to women, men and adolescents at a low cost, will relocate to the MountainOne Wellness Center on the MCLA campus, beginning Sept. 24.'Paper Dresses': Press Gallery's September DownStreet Art Exhibition9/19/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a new exhibition, “Paper Dresses,” will open on Thursday, Sept. 25, as part of this year’s DownStreet Art summer season, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, at 49 Main St.Award-Winning Author, MacArthur Fellow to Speak About Philosophy Book9/18/2014Award-winning novelist, philosopher, and MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein will speak about her new book, “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away,” on Thursday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m., at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Murdock Hall, room 218.MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Things You See, Reinterpreted, A Dance/Poetry Response'9/16/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present a multi-discipline experience, “Things You See Reinterpreted: A Dance/Poetry Response,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 as part of the final DownStreet Art Thursday of the season.NSF Awards Grant for Science Education Collaboration Among MCLA, Williams, and North Adams Public Schools9/11/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it received an $810,876 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative venture with North Adams Public Schools and Williams College.MCLA Presents! Presents Broadway's Next H!t Musical9/9/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BRCR) presents Broadway’s Next H!t Musical (BNHM) as the first performance of  MCLA Presents! “The ReWind Season” on Thursday, Sept. 18at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.MCLA Welcomes New Faculty Members9/8/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed five new assistant professors to campus, where they have joined the departments of Biology;Business Administration; English/Communications; Fine and Performing Arts; and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.MCLA Welcomes New Staff Members to Campus9/8/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has welcomed 13 fulltime members to campus, to serve in a variety of positions.Legal Scholar, Activist Attorney Martha Davis to Speak at MCLA9/4/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will observe the 227th anniversary of the enactment of he United States Constitution with a talk by activist attorney and legal scholar Martha Davis, a professor at Northeastern School of Law, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall's Fitzpatrick Room, room 208.MCLA Presents! Brings Back Greatest Hits for 2014-15 Season9/4/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BRCR) will take another look at some of the most popular performances of its MCLA Presents! series’ 10-year history, as this season’s line up of MCLA Presents! brings back audience favorites  in “The ReWind Season.”'Double Bubble Print Portfolio': Press Gallery's August DownStreet Art Exhibition8/22/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a new exhibition, "Double Bubble Print Portfolio," will open on Thursday, Aug. 28, as part of this year's DownStreet Art summer season, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, 49 Main St.Guardian Life Awards $7,500 Grant to Berkshire Compact8/21/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America’s Berkshire Regional Office has awarded $7,500 for the expansion of the Berkshire Compact for Education’s Career Fair for 8th Graders.DSA Thursday to Feature New Installations, Gallery Openings & More8/19/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) next Thursday, Aug. 28, will present the third DownStreet Art (DSA) Thursday of the 2014 summer season throughout downtown North Adams, 3-9 p.m. This event will include new gallery exhibition openings, musical performances, community events and the unveiling of two new site-specific installations.Local Artists to Reveal Two New Installations at Next DSA Thursday8/18/2014Two local artists will debut installations this Thursday, Aug. 28, at the next DownStreet Art celebration. Michael Chapman will present a window installation and Jarvis Rockwell will unveil two wall drawings.MCLA Holds First Summer Undergraduate Research Institute8/13/2014Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) first Summer Undergraduate Research Institute is underway as four faculty and five students work on a variety of collaborations, which include a project in conjunction with Nuclea Biotechnologies of Pittsfield, a computer science endeavor involving machine learning to find patterns in biological data, an assessment of embryonic learning and response to chemical stimuli inside Zebrafish eggs, and a “Chemical Graph Theory Research” project.