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07/31/2014
MCLA To Hold 2nd STEM Academy For Incoming Freshmen
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) next week will welcome 20 new students to campus a little early as they attend the Second Annual STEM Academy, Aug. 3 through 7. The five-day program is designed for incoming freshmen who plan to major in science or math, or who are interested in science.

07/30/2014
Incoming freshmen to attend Second Annual STEM Academy
Twenty MCLA freshmen will start their college careers a little early next week when they attend the Second Annual STEM Academy.

07/30/2014
Psychology major dives into life on campus
Timothy Williams '17 of Springfield, Mass., didn't waste any time getting involved during his freshman year.

07/25/2014
First Summer Undergraduate Research Institute is Underway
From developing computer software programs that make solving mathematical problems faster to an examination of how zebrafish embryos learn, students and their faculty mentors are engaged in MCLA's inaugural Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Institute.

07/24/2014
MCLA Recieves National Science Foundation Grant to Fund Scholarships for STEM Majors
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant for $639,826 to fund annual scholarships in the amount of $5,000 for 32 students who major in biology, physics, chemistry, environmental studies, computer science or mathematics.

07/24/2014
Gallery 107 to Open 'The Vital Flux' Exhibition at Downstreet Art Celebration
Gallery 107 announces "The Vital Flux," a mixed-media, group exhibition of biomorphic artwork featuring work by artists Emily Barletta, Alana Bograd, Jackie Brown, Marguerita Hagan, Angela McQuillan and Samantha Jones, will be on display beginning July 31 and running through Aug. 24.

07/23/2014
Student Athletic Mentors support Trailblazers
Based on the idea that no one understands a student-athlete's schedule and challenges better than another student-athlete, MCLA recently added Student Athletic Mentors.

07/23/2014
MCLA's BCRC to Host Next Downstreet Art Thursday on July 31
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will host the next DownStreet Art Thursday on July 31 from 3 to 9 p.m. with the opening of nine new exhibitions, open studios by local artists, pop-up happenings and community events throughout Downtown North Adams.

07/21/2014
MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Split Level' Exhibition
Beginning on Thursday, July 31, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present a solo exhibition by Julia Morgan-Leamon. In "Split/Level," she will utilize found and altered objects, assemblage, paint, sculpture and video to explore the rifts, connections and resonances that have punctuated her own life and those around her.

07/21/2014
'Nature as Medicine, Nature as Companion': PRESS Gallery's July Downstreet Art Exhibition
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a new exhibition by artists Erika Radich and Jae Ok Lee, "Nature as Medicine, Nature as Companion," will open on Thursday, July 31, as part of this year's DownStreet Art summer season, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, 49 Main St.

07/17/2014
MCLA Welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Yu Wang from China
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this month welcomed Dr. Yu Wang of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) in Shanghai, China, who is on campus to teach a summer course in "Chinese and World Literature."

07/16/2014
Lisa Chamberlain Appointed to MCLA Board of Trustees
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Gov. Deval Patrick recently appointed Lisa Chamberlain, managing partner of The Chamberlain Group, based in Great Barrington, as the newest member of the MCLA Board of Trustees.

07/16/2014
'MCLA creates opportunities'
Rachel Green '17, who plans to become an elementary school teacher, is an Admissions ambassador, a member of the women's lacrosse team, serves on several advisory boards, joined STICS, and spent her spring break in Belize, where she volunteered at a local school.

07/16/2014
Parents enjoy campus, community
Nearly 200 family members joined their students at a recent orientation.

07/10/2014
MCLA Student Presents 'Century America Project' at Council on Undergraduate Research Conference in DC
Alisia True '14, a history major at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and a participant in Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges' (COPLAC) Century America Digital Liberal Arts Project recently presented her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Conference in Washington, D.C.

07/09/2014
'MCLA has always been an important cultivator of creativity'
Alisia True '14 built a digital history website that offers a snapshot of life and community at MCLA during WWI as part of the "Century America Digital Liberal Art Project."

07/09/2014
Opening up the campus to the world
Our undergraduates - and the greater community - benefit through an ever-increasing influx of visitors to campus from around the globe.

07/08/2014
MCLA Opens Up Campus to Visitors From Throughout The World
During the academic year, students who attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) experience the world as they study abroad and attend class alongside their peers who come to the College from around the world.

07/03/2014
MCLA's B-HIP Marks 10th Year
This summer marks the 10th year that Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has offered a unique arts management program, the Berkshire Hills Internship Program - better known as B-HIP.

07/02/2014
Business major urges students to get involved
According to Kraig Page '15, "MCLA President Mary Grant attends all of the basketball games, and knows me by my first name. I don't know many presidents that know their students by their first name."

07/02/2014
Sophomore combines theatre with kindergarten
Mallory Schettine '17 has wanted to be a teacher ever since she can remember. With that goal in mind, she's combining her elementary education major with another - fine and performing arts.

07/01/2014
Berkshire United Way to Fund 'Berkshire County Goes to College'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a grant award of $11,000 from the Berkshire United Way to support Berkshire County Goes to College, an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.

06/25/2014
In its 10th year, B-HIP shines
In this 13th session, in addition to drawing MCLA's own arts management students, B-HIP continues to attract students from across the nation and around the world.

06/25/2014
MCLA To Offer Lectures, Presentations on Education as Part of Its Annual Leadership Academy & CAGS Programming
In association with its Leadership Academy and Certified of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program held on campus each summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a number of events and lectures, all of which are free and open to the public.

06/24/2014
Bowman Hall Renovation Begins at MCLA
Renovation work on Bowman Hall at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has begun. Once completed, the transformed facility will feature central air-conditioning, remodeled classrooms, and new offices for the Mathematics and Computer Science departments, the Visual Arts portion of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, as well as for Academic Affairs.

06/23/2014
Change through art
Egyptian artist Alaa Awad's murals make statements for peace and justice. His first work in this country will be unveiled in the downtown on Thursday with the launch of this season's DownStreet Art.

06/23/2014
Summer Heats up With a Multitude of Science Initiatives at MCLA
Multiple science-related initiatives are underway this summer at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). They include the College's First Annual Undergraduate Research Institute, as well as the Second Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, which will include a presentation by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman, Ph.D.

06/19/2014
MCLA Director Of Public Safety Joseph Charon Recieves Community Recognition Award
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its director of public safety, Joseph Charon, recently received a Community Recognition Award sponsored by Northern Berkshire Neighbors of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition after he mobilized residents of the City of North Adams and surrounding communities following the collapse of two radio towers on Florida Mountain due to high winds and heavy rain on March 30, which caused a major interruption in the area's communications service.

06/19/2014
'What's Your Mantra' PRESS Gallery's June Downstreet Art Exhibition
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a new exhibition, "What's Your Mantra," by artist Alke Groppel-Wegener, will open on Thursday, June 26, as part of this year's DownStreet Art kick-off celebration, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, 49 Main St.

06/18/2014
Senior aims for career in travel writing
A lifelong love of reading inspired Emma Wright '15 to a career as a writer.

06/18/2014
English major: 'MCLA is a truly vibrant place'
Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu '16 came to MCLA to study what she loves as she prepares for her dream career as a poetry professor.

06/11/2014
Arts management student: 'I will be prepared'
As a high school student, Rhea Werner '15 envisioned a career in the performing arts where she could work behind the scenes, instead of in front of the scenery on stage.

06/11/2014
From MCLA to D.C., recent grad eyes policy analyst career
After earning her bachelor's degree, Chloe McGrath '13 headed to Washington D.C., where she's earning her master's degree in public policy at American University and serving an internship with a bipartisan political consulting firm.

06/11/2014
Alaa Awad's 'Thebes' to Open With Exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51 & Mural Unveiling fo DSA 2014 Kick Off
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced that "Thebes," an exhibition of work by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad, will open on Thursday, June 26. As part of this exhibit, Awad will create an original mural along the Route 2 Overpass, to be revealed on June 26 in conjunction with this season's kick off of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art initiative.

06/11/2014
MCLA's First Orientation Session to Start June 16
Incoming Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will visit the campus this month with their parents in the first of several orientation sessions to help them to get a head start on their college career.

06/10/2014
MCLA to Hold Info Session For Students Looking To Transfer This Fall
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Office of Admission will hold an information session on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. in the Intermodal Center in Pittsfield, for prospective students who are interested in transferring their previously earned college credits to MCLA for the fall semester.

06/05/2014
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society To Hold Conference at MCLA
Beginning on June 12, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host "Hawthorne in the Berkshires: The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Biennial Summer Meeting." The conference, which will run through June 15, will include a public plenary address by Larry J. Reynolds, Ph.D., a University Distinguished Professor and the Thomas Franklin Mayo Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.

06/04/2014
Students enjoy 'cultural feast' in New Orleans
Eight MCLA students recently spent eight days immersed in the rich and diverse culture of New Orleans.

06/04/2014
SEVENTH ANNUAL DOWNSTREET ART TO OPEN JUNE 26
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will kick off the Seventh Annual DownStreet Art summer public arts festival on Thursday, June 26, from 4 to 9 p.m., with the opening of nine new exhibitions, the unveiling of a new, 60-foot-long mural created by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad, as well as pop-up performances and other happenings throughout downtown North Adams.

06/04/2014
Alumna discovered her passion at MCLA
Caitlin Murray '10 took her MCLA degree to Brandeis University, where she earned a master's degree. Now, she's a research associate within the Healthcare Research Group at the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, D.C.

05/28/2014
Campus activities inspire career path
Devon O'Dowd '14 of Methuen, Mass., lists her professors and international travel among the highlights of her college career, but it was her participation on the Student Activities Council that proved life-changing.

05/28/2014
Grad curates historical exhibit for local museum
Seth Drouin '14 got a jump start on his goal of becoming a museum curator when he prepared and installed an exhibit this month in the North Adams Museum of History and Science.

05/21/2014
Grad lands job months before Commencement
An internship at MountainOne Financial led to a permant, full-time position in information technology administration for recent graduate Isaiah Butler '14.

05/21/2014
FPA prof wins top prize at MIT
Students signed up for Dr. Lisa Donovan's "Museum Studies" course this fall soon will weigh in on its design. The course model, which they will help to develop, will go on to MIT and Brown University.

05/21/2014
MCLA Professor and Team Win Top Prize at MIT's Designshop
Dr. Lisa Donovan, an associate professor of fine and performing arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and her team recently won the top prize at Education DesignShop, held earlier this month at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

05/14/2014
Undergrads visit Japan - again!
For the past three years, history professor Dr. Kailai Huang has brought groups of students to Japan due to a steady interest on campus in Japanese culture.

05/14/2014
From MCLA's classrooms to one of his own
Jesse McMillan '14 doesn't need to embark on a job search. He walked across the Commencement stage last Saturday knowing he'd already found the job he'd been working toward throughout his college career.

05/07/2014
Students tour the South for inspirational journey through history
When 10 students traveled to the South to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, they did more than visit the sites where history happened - they met the people who lived it.

05/07/2014
An expedition through China
For eight students with an interest in the history and culture of China, a fast-paced, 10-day journey highlighted not only the differences, but the similarities between that country and our own.

05/02/2014
MCLA Students Participate in State House University Day
Seven Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students joined others who attend the nine Massachusetts State Universities at the State House on Monday, April 28, to promote the benefits of continued investments in public higher education and to recognize the Legislature's investment in public higher education.

04/30/2014
Jumping into science
Morgan Nankivell '14 loves science, but she didn't know that about herself until she came to MCLA.

04/30/2014
MCLA to Recognize Student Volunteers
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize and celebrate the efforts of its student volunteers who have provided service to the community over the past academic year through the College's Center for Service and Citizenship on Friday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Social Hall.

04/29/2014
Downstreet Art Awarded $10,000 NEA Art Works Grant
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

04/25/2014
Tricks of the Trade: Putting the Contemporary Back in the Cocktail Party
In collaboration with the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will present "Putting the Contemporary Back in the Cocktail Party," the final installment of this season's Tricks of the Trade series, on Tuesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams.

04/25/2014
Alumna's Gift Provides New Scholarship at MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently announced at its 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) the addition of the Pamela P. Dennis '82 Achievement and Triumph Fund. In addition to underwriting the cost of the URC, this newly endowed fund provides a $2,000 scholarship for a student each year, as well as an annual student internship at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass.

04/24/2014
Science major named first recipient of new scholarship
Bentley Munsell '15 is the first recipient of the Pamela P. Dennis '82 Scholarship, supported by the newly endowed Pamela P. Dennis '82 Achievement and Triumph Fund.

04/24/2014
Global Dubstep Duo 'Barely Alive' Headlines 'Rock the Block 2.0'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Fifth Annual Performing Arts Management (PAM) show, "Rock the Block 2.0," will take place on Sunday, May 4, from 2-8 p.m. on Main Street in downtown North Adams.

04/24/2014
MCLA Students Present Work at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Eight Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students recently participated in this year's National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Kentucky.

04/23/2014
National conference recognizes students' research
Eight students recently traveled with professors Dr. Ann Billetz and Dr. Graziana Ramsden to present their research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), hosted by the University of Kentucky.

04/23/2014
Students delve into British research
Travel with MCLA over the spring break provides not only an opportunity to see the world; it offers students first-hand learning not possible in a classroom. In the case of Dr. Rosanne Denhard's "Arts of Medieval and Renaissance Britain" course, a visit to the United Kingdom gave 14 undergraduates a rare opportunity: to do on-site research in Britain.

04/23/2014
MCLA Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Fourth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. The award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents, was created to honor the region's exceptional teachers.

04/21/2014
MCLA's 'Green Living' Seminars to Conclude With a Discussion With Local Farmers
The spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will conclude on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a panel discussion on "Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges Farming in the Berkshires."

04/17/2014
MCLA to Offer 'Build Your Own Guitar' Course
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it will offer a summer course on professional guitar-making, June 2-27, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Windsor Mill, 121 Union St. in North Adams.

04/16/2014
Students recognized at Model UN conference
Dominick Cooper '15 and Stephan Rochefort '14 were among the standouts at this year's North American Model United Nations Conference, where they and six other MCLA students spent their spring break.

04/16/2014
MCLA's Senior Art Majors Collaborate to Curate New Show, 'Elemental Connections'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will celebrate the artistic achievements of the students in this year's "Senior Art Project" course on Thursday, April 24, with "Elemental Connections," an exhibition to feature a range of mediums, including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, book arts and digital illustration.

04/15/2014
MCLA Prof Elected as Delegate to Modern Language Association of America
Dr. Mariana Bolivar, an assistant professor of modern language at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been elected to a three-year term as a regional delegate of the Modern Language Association of America's (MLA) delegate assembly.

04/14/2014
MCLA to Host 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host its 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Venable Gym, when hundreds of MCLA students will present their research.

04/14/2014
MCLA Adds Women's Lacrosse
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it has added women's lacrosse to its NCAA Division III line up, to compete within the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) as an intercollegiate sport.

04/14/2014
MCLA to Host Opening for New Facilities Department Building
MCLA will unveil its new facilities building with a ribbon cutting. This dynamic space will promote collaboration and efficiency, and provide space equal to its commitment, dedication and professionalism of our facilities staff.

04/14/2014
MountainOne Establishes Scholarship Fund for MCLA Students Affected by NARH Closing
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that MountainOne Financial has donated $25,000 to establish a scholarship aid fund at the College to assist promising students whose family's financial resources have been negatively affected by the recent closure of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH).

04/11/2014
MCLA Veteran's Resource Center Opening
MCLA will present a ribbon cutting for its Veteran's Resource Center. This Center will provide MCLA veterans with the essential components in assessment and screening, general academic support systems, professional and peer support, outreach, student organizations, wellness, and access to training and campus-based computer technology.

04/10/2014
MCLA Offers Business Administration Degree Completion Program
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration will be offered this fall as a degree completion program, which is an option for the busy adult learner who is interested in completing their degree in an accelerated time period. Classes will be offered evenings, weekends, and online.

04/10/2014
MCLA adds women's lacrosse
This week MCLA added one of the fastest growing sports in the country - women's lacrosse - to its Division III line-up.

04/09/2014
MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Honors Nuclea's Patrick Muraca, Students
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently recognized the achievements of eight business administration students, as well as Patrick J. Muraca, president and chief executive officer of Pittsfield's Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc., when the students were inducted last Saturday, April 5, into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society, and Muraca was inducted as an honorary member of the organization.

04/09/2014
Students explore Hawaii's rich culture
Ten students spent their spring break combining a visit to the beaches and all the beauty that Hawaii has to offer with an exploration into the claim that the state is a multicultural paradise.

04/09/2014
Students ready for 12th Annual URC
MCLA students are ready to share their research at the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) next Thursday, April 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Venable Gym.

04/08/2014
MCLA Announces Summer Camps
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announces will offer two science-based camps for youth this summer - one in computer programming and the other in science and robotics.

04/07/2014
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Community Gardens
The spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with "Community Gardens: Sharing the Harvest."

04/04/2014
Sixth Graders to Attend Annual 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that over 1,000 local sixth grade students from Berkshire County's schools will visit Berkshire colleges during the week of April 7-11. The annual event, "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," is led by MCLA and sponsored by the Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Compact for Education.

04/02/2014
Alumna to discuss chiropractic career
Dr. Victoria Welch '09 will deliver the keynote address at this year's Undergraduate Research Conference.

04/02/2014
Students help others as they experience Belize
This year's Alternative Spring Break trip was more than just an opportunity for service; it provided 17 students with the chance to explore the culture and beauty of Central America.

04/02/2014
Community Day of Service- 22 Years and Counting
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by an official welcome and assignments to work teams and projects.

04/01/2014
MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients for 115th Commencement Exercises
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

03/31/2014
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Permaculture and Resilient Food Systems
This spring's "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue with "Permaculture and Resilient Food Systems" with Jono Neiger, a conservation biologist and ecologist, on Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

03/28/2014
MCLA Professors to Discuss 'Crisis in Crimea'
MCLA history and political science faculty Dr. Robert Bence, Dr. Petra Hejnova and Dr. Ben Taylor, along with Peace Corps volunteer Robin Picard, will discuss the "Crisis in Crimea."

03/27/2014
Tricks of the Trade Announces April Sessions
The Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), in cooperation with the Lichtenstein Center and IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires, has announced that the latest installment of its Tricks of the Trade series will focus on developing artists' and arts managers' skill sets by helping them to optimize their individual practices and translate their skills to benefit the greater community.

03/26/2014
Spinning vinyl
Meet the student who's the voice behind 'The Vinyl Show' on WJJW, the campus' radio station - Ryan Walters '15 of Collinsville, Conn., who came to MCLA for our arts management program.

03/26/2014
Raber presents at Soccer Champions Coaches Clinic
Head women's soccer coach Deb Raber presented a coaches' clinic with an Olympic gold medal-winning soccer coach, Tony DiCicco.

03/25/2014
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Meat Production and Processing
The next "Green Living" seminar at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will take place on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218, with a presentation titled: "Meat Production and Processing."

03/25/2014
Norwegian Composer to Present Concert This Thursday at MCLA
rwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred of Oslo, Norway, will perform a concert of new music in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium on Thursday, March 27, at 12:30 p.m.

03/24/2014
MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Exchange' Exhibit by Museum Studies Students
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "EXCHANGE," an exhibition organized by the College's advanced museum studies students on Thursday, March 27, and which will feature artwork that may have been completed with the help of technology or that reflects a broad span of feelings connected to its use as an art or social tool.

03/24/2014
Berkshire County Goes to College
During the week of April 7-11, 2014, sixth graders from all of Berkshire County's public schools visit the campuses of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Berkshire Community College (BCC), Williams College and Bard College at Simon's Rock.

03/21/2014
Mountain One to Present Major Gift to MCLA
MountainOne, headquartered in North Adams, has announced a gift of $100,000 to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which will be used to create the MountainOne Community Development Scholars Program.

03/21/2014
MCLA Presents! to Offer 'Whos Hungry' Puppet Show
MCLA Presents! will offer a night of thought-provoking, experimental puppetry based on the oral histories of homeless and hungry individuals when Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) presents "Who's Hungry," March 29, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and March 30, at 3:00 p.m. at in the North Adams Puppet Lab at 107 Main St.

03/20/2014
Circus Amok and Jennifer Miller to Return to MCLA
Performance artist Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 24, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.

03/19/2014
The key to success
Driven by her fascination with government and history, Samantha Beaton '17 of Weymouth, Mass., is studying political science at MCLA.

03/19/2014
Students travel to the Caribbean to conduct research
They went snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay and explored the ruins associated with St. John's sugar plantation history, but for eight undergraduates their trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands was much more than a tour of the Caribbean.

03/19/2014
Jones-Sneed to be Honored at Second Annual Berkshire Awards This Friday Night
Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed, professor of history at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will be honored at the Second Annual Berkshire Awards on Friday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m., at the Berkshire Museum.

03/18/2014
NASA Astronauts to Perform Concert for 'STEAM' Event at MCLA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Catherine "Cady" Coleman, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.

03/14/2014
Distinguised Poets to Read at MCLA Gallery 51
Tupelo Press, in cooperation with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will host "Woman Talk: Voices We Write," as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51.

03/13/2014
PRESIDENT MARY GRANT AWARDED MASSACHUSETTS STATE MERIT AWARD
Mary K. Grant, received the New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE) 2014 Massachusetts State Merit Award.

03/13/2014
MCLA Gallery 51 to Host Art Discussions
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will host two evening discussions to explore issues raised by its exhibition, "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art," next week, from 5 to 7 p.m.

03/13/2014
New England Newspapers' Kevin Moran to Speak at MCLA
Kevin Moran, regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., will discuss "The Future of News: What's in it for you?" at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. in Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218).

03/12/2014
Student finds success in soccer and studies
For the second year in a row, Drew Webster '14 of Petersburg, N.Y., was named as an honorable mention selection to the NSCAA Scholar All East Region Team, underscoring his success both in the classroom and on the soccer field.

03/12/2014
A passion for politics
This week, Brendan Peltier '15 is in Toronto, Canada, where he's participating in the North American Model United Nations Conference with students from the world.

03/12/2014
MCLA President Mary Grant Awarded Massachusetts State Merit Award
sachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its president, Mary K. Grant, received the New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE) 2014 Massachusetts State Merit Award, which she accepted at NEBHE's 12th Annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards dinner on Friday, March 7 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.

03/05/2014
Athletic training students help young pitchers
Williamstown native Jonah Bayliss is providing an opportunity for students who major in MCLA's athletic training program to gain hands-on experience at his business, A1 Pitching Academy, in Adams.

03/05/2014
Biology major: Center provides unity in the sciences
What's it like to attend classes in our new Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation? In a word, according to biology major Elizabeth Pitroff '16 of North Adams, Mass., it's "fabulous."

02/27/2014
Tricks of the Trade to Investigate Creative Economy
Artists, designers, cultural organizations and for-profit companies are all part of the creative economy - one of Berkshire County's four key economic sectors. Where do you fit? What's the latest in the field? Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), in cooperation with Berkshire Creative, is proud to present a trio of Tricks of the Trade sessions that will delve into issues pertaining to our Creative Economy, spear-headed by Megan Whilden, Director of the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.

02/26/2014
Education for the future
Alexandra Kadell '16 kicked off her college career a little early when she attended the LEAD Academy before her first semester at MCLA began.

02/26/2014
Political science student: MCLA is 'the best place'
Lucas McDiarmid '15 decided in high school that he wanted to become a federal agent in the human trafficking and child exploitations division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

02/25/2014
'Inside the Outside' to Open at MCLA Gallery 51
On Thursday, Feb 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present, "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art." The exhibition, on display from Feb. 27 to March 23, will feature a variety of outsider and self-taught art, as well as contributions from professionally trained artists and teachers.

02/24/2014
'Green Living' Seminar Looks at College Food Systems
The next spring 2014 "Green Living" seminar at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will be a panel discussion on "Sustainable Food Systems on College Campuses" on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

02/20/2014
MCLA Names Dr. Christopher Himes as Jorge Endowed Chair
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it has appointed STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) Program Manager Christopher Himes, Ph.D., as the Evelyn H. and Arlindo Jorge Endowed Chair in the Education Department.

02/20/2014
North County Eighth Graders Attend Career Fair
MCLA welcomed 390 eighth grade students from Northern Berkshire County Schools as the region's business professionals held workshops to give students a taste of their careers. As one student mentioned, the fair "made me realize how important it [college] can be & that it will pay off if you get a college education."

02/19/2014
Student exchange: from Puerto Rico to MCLA
This semester, MCLA welcomed its first National Student Exchange (NSE) student to campus - Stephanie Rosa '16 - of the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey.

02/19/2014
Tricks of the Trade to Look at 'The Art Gallery of Tomorrow'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will present "The Art Gallery of Tomorrow" as part of this season's Tricks of the Trade series of seminars on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at IS183 Art School in Stockbridge, Mass.

02/19/2014
Student exchange: from MCLA to Alabama
India Prevost '14 spent the fall semester at Alabama State University through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program.

02/18/2014
Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem to Speak at MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem in the next Public Policy Lecture, "The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?" It will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

02/12/2014
STEM program manager joins education department
STEM Program Manager Chris Himes, Ph.D., recently began a tenure track position as the Evelyn H. and Arlindo Jorge Endowed Chair within the Education Department.

02/12/2014
Exploring the Everglades
Students in Dr. Dan Shustack's "Environment of South Florida" class recently returned from a nine-day, immersive experience exploring that state's ecosystems and landscapes.

02/11/2014
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on History of Dairy Farming
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars on "Cultivating a Sustainable Food System" with a lecture on "The Environmental History of Milk" by Kendra Smith-Howard, an assistant professor of history at SUNY-Albany, on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

02/10/2014
BCRC Puppet Workshop to Include 'Chronicles of Rose' Cast
Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is proud to announce the first-ever puppet workshop on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the North Adams Puppet Lab, 107 Main St. This workshop will include the cast of the "Chronicles of Rose" (CoR) puppet production, which is part this season's MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest.

02/05/2014
Scholarship recipient aims to help others
Raised on the Ivory Coast and in Ghana until she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., seven years ago, sociology major Marie-ange Anodjo '14 is the Mitchell L. West Scholarship recipient for 2013-14.

02/05/2014
A foundation for learning
Dr. Duy Nguyen's favorite part of teaching math is seeing the sense of accomplishment his students feel after he has helped them to solve a problem.

02/05/2014
MCLA Announces Transfer Day Events
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold a series of Admissions Transfer Days, beginning with a session on Friday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Office of Admission, Smith House, 375 Church St.

02/04/2014
MCLA English Prof Honored By Wallace Stevens Society
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. David Zachary Finch, an assistant professor of English at the College, recently received the John N. Serio Award, for the best published article on poet Wallace Stevens at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Chicago, Ill.

01/30/2014
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on a Vision for New England's Food System
This semester's "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218 with "Policies for the Future of New England's Food System," to be presented by Margaret Sova McCabe, a professor of law at the University of New Hampshire.

01/30/2014
MCLA Arts Management Prof Publishes Article
Dr. Lisa Donovan, an associate professor of arts management in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts Department, recently published an article in the "International Journal of Education and the Arts," in collaboration with Young Song, an associate professor at Lesley University of Boston, Mass.

01/29/2014
English prof honored by Wallace Stevens Society
Dr. Zack Finch is this year's recipient of the John N. Serio Award for the best published article on poet Wallace Stevens.

01/29/2014
Artist-in-residence inspires students, faculty
Students and faculty alike are benefiting this month from an artist-in-residence who has them considering the connections between images, writing and thinking.

01/29/2014
MCLA to Present Ninth Blues & Funk Fest Feb. 7-8
MCLA Presents! will bring to the community a weekend of soulful sounds via New Orleans, Boston and the Berkshires as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) hosts the Ninth Annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Venable gymnasium.

01/28/2014
MCLA Athletic Training to Collaborate with Al Pitching Academy in Adams
A group of students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) who major in athletic training soon will gain additional hands-on experience in the field as they embark on a service learning project at A1 Pitching Academy in Adams, where they will focus on injury prevention techniques.

01/27/2014
MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Begins Jan. 30
"Cultivating a Sustainable Food System" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series, which will begin with a seminar on "Creating Sustainable Food Systems" on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.

01/23/2014
MCLA Students Get Hands-On Experience in the Arts Industry Gaining Knowledge and Know-How in NYC
Nine undergraduate students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) last week traveled to Manhattan in New York City to participate in the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference, Jan. 8-14.

01/22/2014
Students attend NYC performing arts conference
Nine MCLA students recently returned from a whirlwind trip to New York City, where they attended dozens of performances and stepped into the role of arts administrator.

01/22/2014
Student eyes judicial career
A double major in both history and political science, Taylor Krowitz '15 aims for a career in law, with the ultimate goal of becoming a judge.

01/21/2014
MCLA Hosts Artist-In-Residence Through Jan. 30
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) today welcomed Dr. Alke Groppel-Wegener, a professor of arts and creative technologies and the senior lecturer in contextual studies at England's Staffordshire University, as this semester's artist-in-residence.

01/20/2014
This Thursday: MCLA Presents! Third 'Chronicles of Rose'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is proud to introduce the third installment of the "Chronicles of Rose" (CoR) puppet production this week as part this season's MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest.

01/15/2014
Prominent Haitian artists show paintings in Gallery 51
MCLA Gallery 51 will kick off the New Year with the first of several shows of international art, beginning with an exhibit of artwork of by three prominent artists from Haiti.

01/15/2014
Helping to rebuild Liberia
Aloysius Street '15 of Worcester, Mass., knows exactly what he's going to do after he graduates from MCLA. Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, Street plans to return to help rebuild his homeland.

01/13/2014
MCLA to Host 'National Girls & Women in Sports Day' Celebration
The Athletics Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its annual "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" celebration on Saturday, Feb. 1.

01/10/2014
MASS Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Approves MCLA Administrative Leadership Programs
Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, last week formally approved Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) administrative leadership programs, developed in response to new state requirements and regulations for the licensing of school and district administrators.

01/10/2014
MCLA G51 Announces Exhibition of Haitian Art
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Persistence of Spirit," an exhibition of paintings by three prominent Haitian artists, Philippe Dodard, Gontron Durocher and Ronald Mevs. The show will run from Thursday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Main Street gallery.

01/10/2014
Williams Prof to Speak on Trayvon Martin at MCLA
Dr. Neil Roberts, assistant professor and Africana Studies Affiliate in the Department of Political Science at Williams College, will present a talk, "It's Bigger than Hip Hip: Decoding the Trayvon Martin Event," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

01/08/2014
New prof focuses on American political behavior
Drawn to MCLA by the idea of a small college and an intimate teaching environment, southerner Dr. James Benjamin Taylor is the College's newest assistant professor of political science.

01/08/2014
State approves new Leadership Academy program
While the spirit, values and goals of MCLA's Leadership Academy will remain the same, a new program approved last week by the state brings an added emphasis on the practical skills that school and district leaders need to support improved outcomes for their students.

01/01/2014
Alum directs sports medicine at Williams
An internship at Williams College that Rodd Lanoue '98 served during his senior year here turned out to be a foreshadowing of what was to come. He's now the director of sports medicine at Williams - in the same position his mentor once held.

01/01/2014
Freshman finds MCLA is the 'right place'
Brayleigh Hanlon '17 was in kindergarten when she started playing basketball, so picking the right team to play with as a college student was as important as the school she chose for her studies.

12/26/2013
English majors: 'There are so many opportunities'
When she's not at MCLA, Abby Egan '14 often can be found motivating local high school students to succeed.

12/26/2013
Students join MASS MoCA to envision teen space
A project to originate creative space for the region's teens is taking MCLA's arts management students beyond theory as they experience the process first hand.

12/18/2013
Protecting the planet through education
At first glance, one might wonder how someone who earned a pair of chemistry degrees ended up completing a Ph.D. in curriculum theory. But her interests in education and science are interrelated, explained Dr. Susan Edgerton, chair of MCLA's education department.

12/18/2013
Math major's service impacts local youth
Mike Vogt '14 engages local teens in community service and educates them about drug abuse to encourage good choices.

12/17/2013
MCLA Alumna Receives First Educator Alumni Recognition Award
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Eloise Burdick Stevens '78, M.Ed. '84 was selected to receive the first Massachusetts State University System Outstanding Educator Award.

12/16/2013
Drury High School Biology Class Coming to MCLA
Biology class students from Drury High School will visit MCLA's Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, where they will tour its laboratories and explore what the new facility has to offer, as they learn more about science majors and career options in the sciences.

12/11/2013
Chinese students enjoy MCLA culture
While many of MCLA's students opt to spend semesters abroad or take travel courses that include study overseas, others on campus are learning about China this year from 10 exchange students from Hebei University and Shanghai University of Business and Economics.

12/11/2013
Sociology major commended for community service
Adam Tobin '14 of Northborough, Mass., recently was recognized for his service within the greater community by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) with a "Neighborlies" award.

12/11/2013
MCLA Celebrates Recent Grads
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) celebrated 67 students who complete their degrees this month and in August at a reception held on Monday, Dec. 9, in Murdock Hall's Sammer Dennis Room 218.

12/05/2013
Area third-graders given college experience at MCLA
MCLA welcomed 140 third graders from Northern Berkshire County schools as part of the Berkshire Compact's College Visit program.

12/04/2013
Berkshire County students enjoy living on campus
Nearly 100 MCLA students from nearby towns such as Adams, Pittsfield - and even North Adams - don't live at home - they reside on the MCLA campus.

12/04/2013
MCLA Recognizes Employee Milestones in 'Giving Thanks' Event
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) honored 19 employees for their years of service to the College and named this year's recipients of the "Faculty Research Award," the "Creative Project Award" and the "Curriculum Project Award" at the annual Giving Thanks reception on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

12/04/2013
Science major makes room for music
MCLA makes it easy for Mikaelle Olivier '15 to get an education in science while allowing her to enjoy and explore her love of music through a variety of clubs and activities.

12/02/2013
Third Graders to Visit MCLA on Wednesday, Dec. 4
Once again, third graders will visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to learn about what it's like to attend college as students from Clarksburg, Sullivan, Brayton and Greylock elementary schools spend the morning learning what the campus - and higher education - has to offer them on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

12/01/2013
Sweetback Sisters Return for a Honky Tonk Sing-Along
Back for their second appearance in North Adams, The Sweetback Sisters will help Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the greater community ring in the holidays with their honky tonk music, set to some holiday favorites on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

11/27/2013
Student selected for 'Century America' project
Alisia True '14 will join nine other students from COPLAC- member campuses to discover what their colleges were like 100 years ago as Europe entered the Great War.

11/27/2013
Service provides life lessons
Over the past five academic years, MCLA students have put in more than 90,000 hours of volunteer service to the campus and the greater North Adams community.

11/27/2013
Branch Gallery to Present Student/Alumni Exhibition
The Branch Gallery, in cooperation with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will showcase the artwork of MCLA students and alumni in the upcoming 2013 Student/Alumni Exhibition, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the 18 Holden St. gallery.

11/26/2013
MCLA's Annual Art Sale: '99 and Nine: We Are Mused!'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present its annual affordable art show beginning on Thursday, Dec. 5, which will feature artwork in a range of styles and mediums from local and national artists. All pieces are priced to sell from 99 cents to $99.99.

11/26/2013
House Concert Celebrates MCLA's Own, Helps Community
The Railway Café, hosted at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 by the College's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will present a free house concert/CD release party at the "G51 House Concert," to feature MCLA students, staff and faculty, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.

11/21/2013
MCLA to Hold Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Benefit Concert This Saturday
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Society of Music will host the Second Annual Hunger and Homelessness Benefit Concert at the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium in the MCLA Church Street Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, 7-9:30 p.m.

11/20/2013
Cross-country runner, commuter student finds success at MCLA
What does a Trailblazers cross-country runner do when she visits Ireland with her MCLA travel study course? Take part in a local 5K road race, of course!

11/20/2013
MCLA Announces New Gallery 51 Manager
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced that local artist Julia Morgan-Leamon is the gallery's new manager. An adjunct art teacher for Williams College and IS183, Morgan-Leamon is working with MCLA students on the gallery's next show, "99 and NINE: We are Mused," to open on Thursday, Dec. 5.

11/20/2013
Freshman scores remarkable soccer season
She's still in her first semester at MCLA, but already Natalie Caney '17 of Belchertown, Mass., has made a big impact on the campus as she burst onto the Trailblazers' soccer field.

11/18/2013
MCLA to Host Open House Event
MCLA will present the final Admissions Open House of the fall this Saturday, Nov. 23. The event is open to all prospective MCLA students who are interested in exploring admission to MCLA's undergraduate and graduate programs.

11/13/2013
Alum wins MIT, Boston Children's Hospital competition
A software engineer at Arcadia Solutions, Max Eve '13 recently collaborated with two co-workers to win a new competition sponsored by Massachusetts (MIT) and Boston Children's Hospital, "Hacking Pediatrics."

11/06/2013
Alum: MCLA provides real-life experience
While he initially intended to use his business degree to open a sporting goods store, Shaun Richard '03 decided to embark on a different career path after he graduated from MCLA.

11/06/2013
Transfer student overcomes obstacles
With the intent of becoming an occupational therapist, Julia Christian '14 decided MCLA was the right school for her after learning of an agreement the College has with Sage Graduate School in New York.

11/04/2013
Andrew Young to Deliver MCLA's Michael S. & Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host Andrew Young, an American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia, at the Third Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, "A Continuing Legacy," which will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

11/04/2013
MCLA to Host Admissions Open House Programs
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host two fall open house events on Monday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov., 23. These events are open to all prospective MCLA students who are interested in the College's undergraduate and graduate programs.

10/30/2013
Alumna leads state's science teachers
As the President of the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST), Betsey Clifford '06 not only supports science teachers, she looks at new ways to support science education.

10/30/2013
Volunteer work provides growth for psychology student
After Ashley White '14 graduates next spring, she plans to earn her doctorate and become a clinical psychologist so that she might help others.

10/30/2013
MCLA Hosts COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference
More than 100 participants from colleges belonging to the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) were at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, to present their research at the 2013 Northeastern Undergraduate Research Conference of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

10/28/2013
MCLA Allegrettos to Join Jazz Trombonist and Composer Craig Harris for '50 Years After the Fire'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Renowned jazz trombonist and composer Craig Harris and his band Nation of Imagination will be joined by the award-winning Allegrettos choir in "50 Years after the Fire," for this year's Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert. It will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.

10/28/2013
It's the Great Community Pumpkin Carve, North Adams!
This Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31, join Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) DownStreet Art and Kidspace at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) as Holden Street is closed down to clear the way for a "Great Community Pumpkin Carve" as part of the final DownStreet Art event of the season: DownStreet Art Fight Night.

10/25/2013
Downstreet Art Wraps Up Most Successful Season to Date With Fright Night On Oct. 31
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) DownStreet Art is leading the way as "North Adams is being remade by the commerce of culture," according to a Sunday, Oct. 20, front page Boston Globe article.

10/25/2013
The Times Are-A-Changing, Keep Up With Tricks of the Trade
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Thursday, Nov. 7, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) - in partnership with the IS183 Art School and the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development - will present several Tricks of the Trade seminars that focus on how artists might keep up with the digital era.

10/23/2013
Undergraduate research impacts learning
While our Annual Undergraduate Research Conference provides opportunities to learn for those who participate, the benefits also extend to those who attend their presentations.

10/23/2013
Allegrettos study with jazz trombonist Craig Harris
Throughout the semester, a group of students have met with renowned jazz trombonist and composer Craig Harris as they prepare to premiere a few of his newest compositions before he takes them on tour across the world.

10/23/2013
'Halloween Concert: Music Macabre' All Hallows Eve Show Coming to MCLA Presents!
MCLA Presents! will team up with DownStreet Art for a special All Hallows Eve multi-media event to feature music, projections, costumes, taxidermy and more on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 8:30 p.m., in the Branch Gallery, at 18 Holden St. The show also will include performances by C. Ryder Cooley and her band, the Dust Bowl Faeries, as well as Shana Falana, an experimental "dream-pop" band.

10/23/2013
MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Rewilderment' Exhibit
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced a new exhibition, "Rewilderment: Passing Through the Veil between Worlds." This mixed-media show will explore themes of ritual, witchcraft and mediumistic practices, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31.

10/21/2013
Fall Day of Service Announced for Oct. 26
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. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery on Route 2 in North Adams.

10/18/2013
MCLA Alumni Association to Present Awards for 2013
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Alumni Association will hold its annual alumni award ceremony on campus on Saturday, Oct. 19, at noon in Murdock Hall, in the Sammer Dennis Room (218). This year's recipients are Eloise Stevens '78, Jerry Desmarais '74, Kevin O'Connor '83, Maura Mills '05 and Richard Brown '74.

10/18/2013
Local Author Karen Shepard to Talk About New Book at MCLA
Local author Karen Shepard will discuss the fact behind the fiction of her latest novel, "The Celestials," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the campus' Sullivan Lounge in the Amsler Campus Center.

10/18/2013
MCLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT AWARDS FOR 2013
This year's recipients are Eloise Stevens '78, Jerry Desmarais '74, Kevin O'Connor '83, Maura Mills '05 and Richard Brown '74.

10/18/2013
MCLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT AWARDS FOR 2013
This year's recipients are Eloise Stevens '78, Jerry Desmarais '74, Kevin O'Connor '83, Maura Mills '05 and Richard Brown '74.

10/17/2013
MCLA helps to develop new leadership assessment
Howard "Jake" Eberwein III, Ed.D., MCLA's dean of graduate and continuing education, is working on an assessment being developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education to ensure that educators meet high standards as they prepare to assume demanding school leadership roles.

10/16/2013
Student encourages high school seniors to 'Go Public!'
When Jerry Kiahon '14 arrived at MCLA three years ago, his goal was to become a physician assistant. But, his MCLA experience caused him to aim even higher: he now plans to become a doctor.

10/15/2013
Puppets, Paris and the Past, Oh My!
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is proud to introduce the public to David Lane's puppet production of "Chronicles of Rose" on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Branch Gallery in downtown North Adams, as part of the upcoming season of the MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest.

10/09/2013
LEAD Academy helps freshman's transition
Arts management major Brianna McDermott '17 got a jump start on her education by attending MCLA's LEAD Academy over the summer.

10/09/2013
Alumna works to improve community health
One of our successful science graduates was this fall's convocation speaker. Dr. Stephanie Frost is an expert on childhood obesity and the factors that influence obesity-related health behaviors.

10/07/2013
Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin to Deliver MCLA's Fall Hardman Lecture
Emmy Award-winning television host Jeff Corwin, an environmental journalist, will deliver this fall's Hardman Lecture event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.

10/02/2013
From Venezuela to MCLA, prof aims to inspire
Our newest assistant professor of modern language, Dr. Mariana Bolivar, began her journey to MCLA from her small hometown in Venezuela.

10/02/2013
Club attempts world record
The members of a new campus club aim create the world's longest hopscotch, as they draw, then hop, their way into the Guinness World Record books this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at North Adams' Harriman and West Airport on Route 2.

09/30/2013
MCLA to Hold Sam Gomez Classic
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its 36th Annual Sam Gomez Classic road race on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

09/30/2013
MCLA to Hold Annual Boo Bash
The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 19th Annual "Boo Bash" for children and their parents on Monday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

09/27/2013
MCLA to Receive Funding From Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Award to Boost STEM Interest
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) Performance Incentive Fund. MCLA will serve as the lead partner in a project working with regional community colleges to increase student success and retention in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and programs.

09/27/2013
Tricks of the Trade Series for Artists- Back to the Basics, Then Back to the Future
MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), in partnership with the IS 183 Art School and the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development, is pleased to announce the programming for the 2013/2014 Tricks of the Trade series, a professional development seminar series for working artists in the Berkshires.

09/26/2013
Powerfully Relevamt Story of Being Black in America Comes to North Adams
On Saturday, Oct. 5, MCLA Presents! brings to North Adams the work of Award-winning director/choreographer Marc Bamuthi Joseph - "Word Becomes Flesh."

09/25/2013
Professor shares her love of science and discovery
After conducting HIV and immunology research as a biochemist, Dr. Carolyn Dehner decided to go back to school to become a college professor.

09/25/2013
Alumni join Admissions Office
When our newest admissions counselors Dayne Wahl '09 of Delmar, N.Y., and Kayla Hollins '12 of New York City talk to prospective students about MCLA, they speak from personal experience.

09/24/2013
'Markings' to Open at Press Gallery
The PRESS Gallery will present a new exhibition of work, "Markings," created by PRESS interns, volunteers and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) faculty beginning Thursday, Sept. 26.

09/23/2013
DSA Thursday Set for Sept. 26
Giant hawks and doves will "soar" through Main Street when Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) kicks off its first-ever Puppet Fest at the next DownStreet Art Thursday event on Sept. 26, 5-8 p.m.

09/18/2013
Professor brings diverse experiences
Karen Cardozo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, brings a multi-faceted background not only from the fields she's studied and the positions she's held, but also from the diverse cultures that have influenced and contributed to her life's experience.

09/18/2013
Freel Library adds JSTOR, making research quicker, easier
The campus community now has a great new resource to support research and teaching with the addition of JSTOR, an online collection of core, scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, as well as in general science and the social sciences.

09/16/2013
MCLA Gallery 51 to Present Solo Exhibition By Eliza Barrios
MCLA Gallery 51 will premiere a solo exhibition of new and cumulative work by Filipina-American artist Eliza Barrios on Thursday, Sept. 26. The exhibit will include text based drawings, single-channel video projections and photographs from Barrios' collaborative project, "Mail Order Brides/M.O.B."

09/13/2013
Last Chance to Catch Nick and Jake
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is pleased to present the final performances of New York-based collaborative duo, Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin at MCLA Gallery 51 for their exhibit, "A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia)."

09/13/2013
MCLA to Honor Jim Canavan and MCLA President Mary K. Grant at 17th Annual Golf Classic
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will honor Jim Canavan and President Mary K. Grant '83 on Monday, Sept. 16, at its 17th Annual MCLA Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, Mass.

09/11/2013
MCLA Unveils New Mascot
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) unveiled the Trailblazers' new mascot, a mountain lion, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the volleyball games against Mt. Holyoke in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

09/11/2013
MCLA Unveils New Mascot
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) unveiled its new mascot, between the Trailblazers' on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the volleyball games against Mt. Holyoke, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

09/11/2013
Arthur Wolf to Deliver Constitution Day Talk On Voting Rights
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Arthur Wolf, professor of law at Western New England University's School of Law, is the featured speaker at MCLA's Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the college campus.

09/11/2013
MCLA Ranked In U.S News & World Report as Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College for Third Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) was named as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges in a list of 2014 rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

09/11/2013
MCLA to present civil rights film series
MCLA will present "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," a series of four documentary films that illustrate the history of civil rights in the United States.

09/11/2013
English prof leads students to 'new frontiers'
Dr. Zack Finch is one of six new professors to join MCLA this fall.

09/09/2013
MCLA Presents! Season to Include Groundbreaking Works, 'Creating Equality Series' Performances, Inaugural Puppet Fest
For the first time ever, MCLA Presents! will explore the world of serious adult puppetry through the MCLA Puppet Fest, as professional puppeteers offer eight tales from around the world. In addition, this season will include five performances in conjunction with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) "Creating Equality" programming that looks at civil rights issues, to take place throughout this academic year.

09/09/2013
MCLA Welcomes 23 New Staff Members This Fall
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed 23 staff members to campus, to serve in a variety of positions.

09/09/2013
MCLA Welcomes New Faculty Members
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed six new professors to campus. A seventh new professor will join the campus in January 2014.

09/09/2013
MCLA Kicks Off Fall with Salsa Dura Band
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will kick off the fall semester with a concert by Orquestra, SCC, a salsa dura band from New York City, N.Y. The public is invited to join the campus for this event on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the campus academic quadrangle.

09/05/2013
MCLA to Present Year of 'Creating Equality' Programming- Author, Musician James McBride to Present Sept. 26 Kick-Off Event
In recognition of the many 50-year anniversaries of key events in the history of the United States' civil rights movement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will explore its legacy and impact on American society through a series of events and programming to be held throughout the upcoming academic year.

09/04/2013
Coaching the coaches
MCLA's head women's soccer coach knows a thing or two about soccer: Deborah Raber travels the country, teaching coaches how to coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

09/02/2013
MCLA Hires New Staff Members in Athletics
MCLA Director of Athletics Scott Nichols has announced the hiring of two head coaches, a full-time assistant athletic trainer, and the promotion of Sports Information Director Jeff Puleri to the position of assistant athletics director.

09/02/2013
MCLA Receives 'Dual Enrollment' Grant
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a $27,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2014 fiscal year.

09/01/2013
Dr. Stephanie Frost '00 to Deliver MCLA Convocation Address
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. Stephanie Frost '00 will deliver this year's convocation address to the Class of 2017 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m. at the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium in the MCLA Church Street Center.

08/28/2013
MCLA Prof Publishes Book Series
Lisa Donovan, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently published a series of five books that she co-edited -three of which she also co-authored - that instruct teachers on how to bring the arts back into their classrooms.

08/28/2013
MCLA Women's Soccer Team to Play Fellow COPLAC School Minnesota Morris This Friday
In a first for the women's soccer team at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the Trailblazers will compete against a team outside of its playing region when they battle the University of Minnesota, Morris this Friday at 3:30 p.m., on the College's Ron Shewcraft Field at the Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex.

08/28/2013
Gallery 105 to Host Pop-Up Tent Outside of Extended Show
As part of DownStreet Art, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), Gallery 105 will reopen the extended exhibit of "The Forest of And, And, And" with the added benefit of a pop-up tent outside, which will house work by Tom McGill.

08/28/2013
Branch Gallery Welcomes Artist Matt Phillips
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will welcome artist Matt Phillips to the Branch Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 29,, when he will present the exhibition "Both, And: Recent Paintings" as part of DownStreet Art.

08/28/2013
Part of Church St. to Close Sunday Due to Move In
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. 1, to allow for safety as a large volume of students move into area residence halls.

08/28/2013
COPLAC collaborations include women's soccer
Trailblazer fans are looking forward to this Friday's women's soccer game, when MCLA plays the University of Minnesota-Morris.

08/28/2013
Campus to celebrate 'Creating Equality'
In recognition of the many 50-year anniversaries of key events in the United States' civil rights movement, MCLA will explore its legacy and impact on American society through a series of year-long programming this academic year.

08/26/2013
Gallery 53 to Present 'Historyland'
Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 29, Gallery 53 will present its third exhibition titled "HISTORYLAND" as part of DownStreet Art's installations this summer. "HISTORYLAND," created, collected and curated by local artist Rich Remsberg, is a medley of extraordinary and unique found objects and media.

08/26/2013
Downstreet Art Presents Site Specific Performance
On Aug. 29, DownStreet Art's newest pop up gallery, "CARAVAN PLUS," at 69 Union St. will present "inhabit (artifact)," a site-specific performance in conjunction with the current exhibition, "CARAVAN PLUS; The Collective Work of Eiko and Koma," 6-8:30 p.m.

08/26/2013
Transcript Gallery's Jennifer Huberdeau to Honor the 'Working Class' of Past & Present North Adams
DownStreet Art's Transcript Gallery will feature "Working Class," a series of new paintings by local artist Jennifer Huberdeau, beginning Aug. 29. An opening reception at the gallery, located within the North Adams Transcript offices at 85 Main St., will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Refreshments will be served.

08/26/2013
Adams Bank to Exhibit 'Regarding Nature' by Janet Picard
A new exhibition will open at the Adams Community Bank Gallery in conjunction with the DownStreet Art Thursday arts festival this Thursday, Aug. 29. The exhibition, "Regarding Nature," features the paintings of artist, Janet Picard, will open with a reception at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

08/26/2013
Press Gallery Announces New Exhibition and First Ever Call for Entries
PRESS Gallery is preparing "The Politics of____," its third 2013 DownStreet Art summer exhibition and its first-ever Call for Entries. Ten submissions were selected from a very competitive pool of entries from around the United States resulting in a show that will feature 11 different artists from as far as Washington State and as near as Church Street, North Adams.

08/26/2013
Third DownStreet Art of The Summer to Offer More Artistic Performances and Happenings
For the third time this summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art will offer a diverse variety of arts exhibition openings, musical and dance performances, and family-friendly street activities in downtown North Adams.

08/23/2013
Third Downstreet Art of the Summer to Offer More Artistic Performances and Happenings
For the third time this summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art will offer a diverse variety of arts exhibition openings, musical and dance performances, and family-friendly street activities in downtown North Adams.

08/23/2013
Free Classes at Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education
Enrollment has begun at the Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program for classes including those on GED preparation and pre-college skills, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and basic skills classes.

08/23/2013
MCLA to Offer 'Berkshire Early Learning Lab'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received an "Improving Teacher Quality Title II, Part A Grant" to increase educator understanding of the science of early learning through the "Berkshire Early Learning Lab."

08/21/2013
Professor, students do research in the Rockies
Dr. Emily Mooney and two of her students participated in a research program over the summer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado.

08/21/2013
Associate gallery managers learn by doing
Just a year ago, Adriana Alexatos '12 would not have imagined a career in arts administration. But after having managed a local art gallery over the summer, that's exactly what she plans to do.

08/15/2013
Third Thursday to Focus On Science
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), lead partner of the Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Pipeline, will participate in the Third Thursday program by bringing the Pipeline's Starlab - Planetarium to Cultural Pittsfield's "Weird Science" event, to take place on Thursday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m. in downtown Pittsfield.

08/14/2013
Incoming freshmen attend first 'STEM Academy'
Nineteen students poised to start college at MCLA this fall got a sneak peek into what the next four years will hold when they recently attended "STEM Academy."

08/14/2013
From Italy to North Adams
Jason Misani '13 of Rivolta D'Adda, Italy, recently graduated from MCLA with a bachelor's degree in business.

08/12/2013
MCLA Announces MCLA at MASS MoCA
Beginning this fall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will enter into a new partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) when art classes take place on the museum campus during the renovation of Bowman Hall.

08/07/2013
FPA prof publishes book series
Lisa Donovan, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department, recently published a series of five books that aim to bring the arts back into the classroom.

08/07/2013
Alum from the Congo brings social mindset to career
Among MCLA's diverse group of graduates this spring was Alex Mukendi '13. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he plans to find work with a company that exhibits corporate social responsibility.

07/31/2013
Alum set on career to preserve history
This fall, recent graduate Corbin Apkin '13 of North Adams will take his bachelor's degree in history to the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston where he will enter its renowned program in archives management.

07/29/2013
Alumni 'roll' on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Two MCLA alumni and their local food truck business, "How We Roll," were featured on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" in July as part of the show's "Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off" contest.

07/24/2013
PRESS Gallery moves!
It's just down the street from its previous location at 105 Main St., but already the benefits are many as the PRESS Gallery settles into its new home at 49 Main St. in downtown North Adams.

07/24/2013
DownStreet Art Unveils Fourth Public Mural Commission
Typically a sculptor of architecturally themed pieces, local artist Peter Dudek has created a series of like-minded murals to be unveiled this week at DownStreet Art Thursday.

07/22/2013
Local Artist to Unveil New Mural Series During Downstreet Art Thursday
On Thursday, July 25, as part of DownStreet Art, local artist Peter Dudek will unveil a series of murals throughout downtown North Adams. The mural series, entitled "House Dreaming (and then some)," includes five different images posted in various places throughout the downtown area.

07/19/2013
BCRC Announces New Program Coordinator
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Jennifer Crowell has joined its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) as the program coordinator.

07/17/2013
Living and teaching 'green'
Education faculty member Susan Edgerton's personal interest in preserving the Earth's resources not only carries over to the campus; she works on a national level to advance environmental education.

07/17/2013
New program coordinator joins BCRC
This spring MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) welcomed a new program coordinator, Jennifer Crowell, who brings a wealth of production experience.

07/17/2013
Gallery 53 to Present 'Messages From Iran'
Beginning on Thursday, July 25, Gallery 53 will open its second exhibition, "Messages from Iran," as part of DownStreet Art's installations this summer. The exhibition will include work curated by Solly Kh, who shares the video works of artists Amirhossein Bayani and Peyman Shafieezadeh.

07/17/2013
MCLA Gallery 105 to Present 'The Forest Of And And And'
On Thursday, July 25, Gallery 105 - a pop-up gallery curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 - will feature the work of Tatiana Klacsmann of Hudson, N.Y.

07/17/2013
Branch Gallery to Welcome Artist Michelle Lauriat
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will welcome artist Michele Lauriat to the Branch Gallery, where she will present "Spot Pond," beginning on Thursday, July 25, as part of the BCRC's DownStreet Art initiative.

07/17/2013
Downstreet Art Presents "Caravan Plus; The Collective Work of Eiko & Koma" at 69 Union Street
On July 26th, the location of 69 Union Street North Adams, MA will become the newest "pop-up" gallery to join the DownStreet Art festivities for summer 2013. The former Gateway Chevrolet Car Dealership provides a truly unique atmosphere and space, both of which are necessary for this exhibition, which features large scale installations, archival footage, costumes and sets from internationally renowned artists/choreographers, Eiko & Koma.

07/16/2013
Gallery 51 to Present Work By Pakistani Artist Ibrahim Quraishi
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Dreaming Arizona," a solo exhibition by internationally renowned artist Ibrahim Quraishi, beginning on Thursday, July 25.

07/16/2013
Downstreet Art Invites All to Get Down With Fresh Exhibitions, New Public Art and Musical Happenings
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art is gearing up for the second of its DownStreet Art Thursdays, a series of downtown celebrations for the arts festival's summer season.

07/16/2013
'Glam Opera' Band Takes the Stage at Downstreet Art July 25
DownStreet Art, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will kick off its second DownStreet Art Thursday with a performance by Timur and the Dime Museum on Thursday, July 25, in downtown North Adams.

07/10/2013
'Solid Sound' experience
B-HIP's 14 arts managers kept things running behind the scenes at Wilco's recent Solid Sound Festival 2013.

07/10/2013
Music program strikes a chord
Amanda McField says MCLA has allowed her "true potential" and passion for music to shine since she arrived on campus last fall.

07/10/2013
Berkshire United Way to Fund 'Berkshire County Goes to College'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a grant award of $11,000 from the Berkshire United Way to support Berkshire County Goes to College, an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.

07/09/2013
Author to Discuss 'School Pushout' at MCLA Leadership Academy
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Leadership Academy will present a lecture, "Understanding School Pushout," by author Eve Tuck, on Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30 to 8:45p.m., in Murdock Hall room 218.

07/03/2013
From MCLA to the Tonys
Back when he was a theater student at MCLA, little did Patrick Harris '08 know that his job would one day take him to the Tony Awards.

07/03/2013
Developing Leadership at MCLA
Joe Duncan '13 of Dalton, Mass., is taking his bachelor's degree in business administration this fall to one of the top business schools for accounting - UMASS-Amherst's Isenberg School of Management.

06/27/2013
MCLA Athletic Training Major Receives CAATE Accreditation
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its athletic training major has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

06/26/2013
Admissions Announces New Award for Local High School Students
A new award administered by MCLA's Office of Admission recognizes outstanding Berkshire County high school juniors who have excelled both academically and civically.

06/26/2013
MCLA Presents New Award to Local High School Juniors
Massachusetts College of Liberal Art' (MCLA) Office of Admission has announced a new award for local high school students, which it recently presented to high school juniors at Drury, Hoosac Valley, McCann Technical, Mt. Greylock Regional, Pittsfield and Taconic high schools.

06/26/2013
Athletic Training major accredited by CAATE
The athletic training major now is a CAATE accredited program. As such, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam once they graduate.

06/19/2013
'We Couldn't Be Happier with MCLA'
With opportunities for internships and MCLA's high academic expectations, the son and daughter of this MCLA parent both found jobs before they graduated.

06/19/2013
Prof to Kick Off MOOC with Webinar
An MCLA faculty member who's among the first wave of educators to try a new way to teach will kick off a monthlong MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about game-based learning with a webinar at 2 p.m. EST on June 26.

06/17/2013
Senator Michael Moore to Visit MCLA on Monday
Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Worcester, second district, the senate chair of the joint committee on higher education, will visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

06/14/2013
MCLA's First Orientation Session to Start June 18
Incoming Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will visit the campus this month with their parents in the first of several orientation sessions to help them to get a head start on their college career.

06/14/2013
MCLA Office of Admission Launches New Mobile App
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Office of Admission has launched a new mobile application to make it easier for prospective students to find out about the College.

06/13/2013
Montreal's Nomadic Massive Joins DSA Kickoff and the 'Lift Ev'ry Voice' Festival with Dance Party on Main Street
DownStreet Art kicks off its sixth season on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. with a performance by hip-hop group Nomadic Massive, in conjunction with the Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival as the City shuts down vehicular traffic on Main Street for the dance party celebration.

06/13/2013
Gallery 53 to Open 'True Cost of Coal' Exhibit Thurday, June 20
Gallery 53, located at 53 Main St., will open its doors for the first time on Thursday, June 20, as part of DownStreet Art's 2013 summer installations. Its first exhibition will showcase the works of The Beehive Design Collective titled, "The True Cost of Coal."

06/13/2013
Gallery 105 to Open During DownStreet Art Kickoff
On June 20, Gallery 105, the pop-up gallery curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 at 105 Main St., will open during the Downstreet Art kickoff celebration at 6 p.m.

06/13/2013
Montreal's Nomadic Massive Joins DSA Kickoff and the 'Lift Ev'ry Voice' Festival with Dance Party on Main Street
DownStreet Art kicks off its sixth season on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. with a performance by hip-hop group Nomadic Massive, in conjunction with the Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival as the City shuts down vehicular traffic on Main Street for the dance party celebration.

06/12/2013
Admissions Launches New App
Our new mobile application is making it easier than ever for prospective students to find out about MCLA.

06/12/2013
Transfer Student: MCLA was the Right Choice
It was a difficult decision for Rachel Quackenbush '16 to transfer to the College in the middle of her freshman year, but an "amazing" academic experience and the opportunity to pitch for the Trailblazers on the softball team made MCLA the right choice.

06/12/2013
DownStreet Art Welcomes 'False Apex' Ceramics Exhibition to Branch Gallery
DownStreet Art's pop-up gallery, Branch Gallery, will open "False Apex," an exhibition by ceramic artists Geoffrey Booras and David Kaufmann, whose work includes a range of ceramic pieces. The intent of the show is to provide the public with an opportunity to relate the artwork to North Adams and its own industrial arc as a living example of obsolescence and renewal.

06/10/2013
DownStreet Art 2013 Launches Sixth Season of Murals, Music & Art
For the sixth consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will provide North Adams with a summer of creative events when its annual public arts festival DownStreet Art opens with a downtown celebration from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

06/10/2013
DownStreet Art 2013 Launches Sixth Season of Murals, Music & Art
For the sixth consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will provide North Adams with a summer of creative events when its annual public arts festival DownStreet Art opens with a downtown celebration on Thursday, June 20, from 5-10 p.m. DownStreet Art will run through Oct. 31.

06/05/2013
Taking the Arts to the Next Level
MCLA's newest professor of arts management, Dr. Lisa Donovan -- a theater artist, educator, administrator and researcher -- is excited about what lies ahead for the program.

05/31/2013
Instructor Eyed for GRAMMY's Music Educator Award
Jeff Link was selected from 30,000 nominees as a quarterfinalist for the first-ever Music Educator Award, to be presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

05/31/2013
MCLA Gallery 51 Presents 'Other Hudson Chapter Two'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Other Hudson Chapter Two," the second exhibit showcasing work by artists from the New York Hudson Valley. The exhibit will open on Saturday, June 8, as part of the DownStreet Art 2013 kickoff.

05/29/2013
Double Degrees in Hand, Alum Heads to Carnegie Mellon
After completing a bachelor's degree in English/Communications in 2010, Nick Langner returned to MCLA for second bachelor's.

05/29/2013
Small School, Big Opportunities
After a Certified Athletic Trainer at her high school helped her to recover from a potentially season-ending basketball injury, Elizabeth Doughty '15 decided to make Athletic Training her life's vocation.

05/22/2013
MCLA Provides Tools for Success
Poised to enter law school this fall, Karla Disla '12 credits MCLA with preparing her for the experience by teaching her how to overcome challenges and providing her with the right tools to be successful in life, and with her studies.

05/22/2013
Inspiring Youth to Overcome Obstacles
Doris Behanzin '13 recently co-facilitated two workshops on "The Art of Negotiation" at Pittsfield's Youth Alive, where she spent time as a high school student.

05/15/2013
Reaching Undergraduates beyond our Campus
MCLA's reach extended to Missouri over the spring semester as anthropology professor Dr. Sumi Colligan mentored a Truman State University student in Kirksville, Mo., through a grant from the Teagle Foundation.

05/15/2013
Becoming a Leader
Since she was in the sixth grade, Lindsay Green '13 has wanted to be an English teacher. With her graduation this Saturday, she is nearing the realization of that goal.

05/13/2013
Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award recipients announced
Three Berkshire County educators received Educator Recognition awards, given by MCLA in collaboration with the Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable.

05/10/2013
MCLA's TechFest to Feature edZ Research Director
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its annual TechFest, featuring a keynote address to be delivered by Rebecca Petersen, research director at edX, a massive, open, online course (MOOC) platform founded by MIT and Harvard University to offer online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge.

05/10/2013
MCLA Announces Documentary Filmaking Course
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Berkshire Film and Media Commission of Western Massachusetts have announced an introductory documentary filmmaking course taught by Richard Sands, a director of photography whose cinema production work includes work with directors such as Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola.

05/10/2013
MCLA Offers Summer Course to Area Teachers on Regional Influences
For the 10th year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer a course to Berkshire County and northwestern Connecticut middle and high school teachers on the historical, industrial, cultural and environmental influences of the region.

05/08/2013
Giving Back to the Beacon
Nearly three years after her MCLA graduation, Kaitlyn Bonneville '10 returned to the Beacon newsroom to share what she's learned.

05/08/2013
Tremblay, Shabazz nab top honors at Athletics Banquet
The MCLA Athletics department held their annual end of the year banquet Tuesday, May 7.

05/08/2013
Leaving a Legacy
A member of the Class of 2013, Juwonni Cottle of Boston, Mass., made his mark on campus in a way that not only brought joy to others; it helped him to determine his future career path.

05/01/2013
Inspiring the Next Generation of Artists
Poised to graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in art this month, Carrie Converse '13 of Pittsfield, Mass., plans to teach art to children.

05/01/2013
'Ultimate Lifetime Experience'
Eight students recently discovered Japan's intricate blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge modernity as they traveled to Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kanazawa and Tokyo.

04/29/2013
MCLA's Pam Class to Present 'Day Into Night'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Fourth Annual Performing Arts Management (PAM) show, "Day into Night," will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 3-10 p.m.

04/25/2013
Yvonne Spicer to Speak at STEM Summit, Region 1 Science & Engineering Fair at MCLA
Yvonne M. Spicer, Ed.D., vice president of Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science in Boston, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Region 1 Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair to be held at the College from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in MCLA's Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

04/24/2013
A Look at the Future
Revitalization takes innovation, and that's exactly what the Eagle Street Project will showcase on Saturday, April 27 in downtown North Adams. The project, led by two MCLA students, Felipe Aedo '13 and Richie Doucette '13, will transform Eagle Street through art, fresh paint, landscaping and pop-up stores.

04/24/2013
Students Explore Spain
Seventeen students took in the beauty of Spain as they traveled over the spring break with Dr. Graziana Ramsden to Barcelona and Madrid. Part of a travel course to Spain, the trip allowed Ramsden's students to see firsthand what they'd been studying.

04/17/2013
Preparing the Next Generation
Skyla Seamans '13 and Carrisa Sacherski '15 are teaching local girls to how to negotiate - skill they will use throughout their lives.

04/17/2013
Helping Others in Appalachia
While some MCLA students headed off to study in Ireland, Spain or Japan over the spring break, another group traveled to Kentucky on an Alternative Spring Break.

04/17/2013
MCLA to Present 'Eagle Street Rising'
Students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Green Living Seminar course, along with their professor, Dr. Elena Traister, will present "Eagle Street Rising," a "Better Block" project, on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m., on Eagle Street in the downtown.

04/17/2013
MCLA Announces 21st Day of Community Service
The North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams have announced the 21st Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 27. Registration will begin in the lower level of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m.., followed by an official welcome and assignments to work teams and projects.

04/17/2013
MCLA to Offer Engineering and Technology Workshop to Local Elementary School Educators
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), in collaboration with the Museum of Science in Boston, will offer a day-long introduction to engineering and technology workshop for local elementary school educators on Thursday, April 25, in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

04/17/2013
Final MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to be Panel Discussion on Future of North Adams
The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will conclude on Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a panel discussion on "Place-Based Prosperity and the Future of North Adams."

04/16/2013
MCLA Gallery 51 Presents Senior Thesis Exhibition
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Pathways to Perception," a group exhibition of this spring semester's graduating art majors. The show will open April 25 and will run through June 2.

04/16/2013
MCLA Offers Pittsfield Info Session About Grad Programs, and About Transferring to MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) will offer an informational session for those interested in transferring to MCLA from another college on Friday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218, on the College campus.

04/16/2013
MCLA's Delta Mu Delta to Honor Andrew Mick '09 & College's Business Students
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recognized the achievements of a group of its business administration students, as well as Andrew Mick '09, recently retired president and chief executive officer of New England Newspaper, Inc. (NENI), as they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on April 20 in Murdock Hall room 218.

04/12/2013
MCLA Student Athlete Advisory Committee to Host Special Olympics Train Event Next Sunday
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a Special Olympics Testing Recreational Activity and Improving Nutrition (TRAIN) event on Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

04/11/2013
MCLA to Present 'Agamemnon' Production
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts Department will present "Agamemnon," which will open Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in the Venable Theatre on the College campus.

04/11/2013
Mayor Alcombright reads to children for "Wee Read" Program
Mayor Richard Alcombright read to children at the Haskins Center in North Adams as part of the Wee Read Berkshire County initiative.

04/10/2013
Spotlight on Student Scholarship
How important is research at MCLA? We celebrate it! Don't miss MCLA's 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Thursday, April 18.

04/10/2013
MCLA Students Headed to Girls Inc. Friday to Help Build Negotiation Skills
Three students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will head to Girls Inc. at the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center in Pittsfield this Friday to present workshops aimed to help girls build their negotiation skills.
The project, part of a series of efforts directed toward the topic of pay equity for women, is funded by the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Campus Action Project (CAP), through a $5,000 grant MCLA received from the AAUW.

04/10/2013
Rev. Irene Monroe to Speak at MCLA on the Intersction of Oppressions
assachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Rev. Irene Monroe will speak on "Debunking the Notion of a Hierarchy of Oppressions" on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.

04/10/2013
Immersed in Ireland
Students recently explored the rich history and culture of Ireland when they visited some of its most vibrant cities and took in the breathtaking Irish countryside.

04/05/2013
Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA for 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that approximately 1,200 local sixth grade students will visit college campuses across the Berkshires, April 8-11, for "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.

04/05/2013
MCLA Announces Preview Day
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Office of Admission will hold a Preview Day on Monday, April 15, in the MCLA Church Street Center.

04/03/2013
Top Coaches
Men's basketball coach Jamie Morrison recently joined three other MCLA coaches when he was named MASCAC Coach of the Year.

04/03/2013
MCLA Student Receives Newman Civic Fellow Award
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that MCLA student Chris Hantman '14 recently was selected by the Campus Compact as one of nine students in the Commonwealth to be recognized as a Newman Civic Fellow.

04/03/2013
Berkshire Compact for Education Announces Third Annual Early Literacy Initiative 'Wee Read Berkshire County'
The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the Third Annual Wee Read Berkshire County initiative, to be held during the month of April in recognition of the Week of the Young Child and National Library Week, which are celebrated April 14-20.

04/03/2013
'Becoming a Behavioral Scientist'
Evan Herrmann '07, the keynote speaker at this year's Undergraduate Research Conference, will soon begin work as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

04/03/2013
Wee Read Berkshire County to promote early literacy
Wee Read Berkshire County will be offered throughout Berkshire County, promoting early literacy. This year's books is "The Tiny Seed," by Eric Carle.

03/29/2013
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Downtown Revitalization
The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a lecture titled "Revitalizing Downtown."

03/27/2013
Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word & Poetry
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold the Third Annual Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry on Wednesday, April 3, at 7PM as part of its MCLA Presents! performance series.

03/27/2013
The Best Choice
Few students are as involved on campus as Asia Andrews '14. Her many activities, she says, contribute greatly to her education.

03/27/2013
'Gamification' Draws Interest at Conference
Philosophy professor Dr. Gerol Petruzella is part of the first wave of educators to develop a new way to teach: his students learn by playing an online game. Petruzella presented this innovative curriculum surrounding gaming education at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Trade Show.

03/26/2013
MCLA Earns Place On National Honor Roll For Community Service
In recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

03/22/2013
MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients For 114th Commencement
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 114th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

This year's keynote speaker will be Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts, a lawyer, domestic violence advocate, educator and community volunteer, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

03/21/2013
MCLA 'Green Living' Talk to Focus On Urban Development
The Spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall Room 218, with a lecture titled "Legalizing Main Street."

03/20/2013
MCLA All-Star Looks Back
After a tremendous season, Lucy Tremblay '13 of East Greenbush, N.Y., has carved a special place for herself in the College's record books.

03/20/2013
The Beacon Goes to Broadway
Four undergraduates on the Beacon's staff took advantage of spring break and immersed themselves in the world of journalism during a national media convention in New York City.

03/13/2013
Students Consider World Issues at Model UN Conference
From international piracy and cyber warfare to the problem of Korean independence, a dozen MCLA students last month actively considered matters of critical global concern at the North American Model United Nations Conference.

03/06/2013
Encouraging Young Students to go to College
MCLA wants everyone - across the Berkshires and beyond - to aspire to go to college.

03/06/2013
Students Participate in Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Four students got in on the ground floor of a new academic area of focus, but the topic already was familiar: MCLA is socially innovative.

03/05/2013
MCLA students attend Public Higher Education Advocacy Day
In support of Public Higher Education Advocacy Day in the Commonwealth on Tuesday, March 5, groups from various public higher education institutions throughout Massachusetts traveled to the State House in Boston to voice their support for public higher education.

03/02/2013
Berkshire Compact fuels and fosters local education
The Berkshire Compact released its third major report, "Collaboration, Opportunity, and Achievement" at its March 1 meeting.

02/27/2013
Staying on Track
Choosing to major in interdisciplinary studies was an easy decision for Will Dunbar '13. With concentrations in both music and art, this choice enables him to pursue his interests without delaying his graduation.

02/27/2013
A Study in Opposites
As different as they are, sophomore Helena Kemper's two majors keep her in balance.

02/26/2013
MCLA Students to Present Comedy Feb. 27-March 2nd
The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a spring production of Mark Dunn's contemporary play, "A Delightful Quarantine," directed by MCLA theatre professor Dr. Doug Jenkins.

02/26/2013
'Green Living' Seminar at MCLA to Discuss Smart Development
The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Sullivan Lounge with a lecture on "The Environmental Argument for Smart Development."

02/22/2013
International BestSelling Author Irshad Manji to Speak at MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host author Irshad Manji, founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University, in the next Public Policy Lecture, "The Future of Islam," on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

02/22/2013
'Masters in Cardboard' Headed to MCLA Gallery 51
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present the work of North Adams artist Andy Davis, who has recreated masterpieces from the Clark Art Institute's permanent collection. "Masters in Cardboard" will open on Thursday, Feb. 28, and run through March 24.

02/22/2013
MCLA Offers Info Session on Graduate Programs
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Graduate School in Education will offer an informational session for those interested in pursuing a Master's of Education (MEd), a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), or a Professional Master's of Business Administration (PMBA), on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.

02/22/2013
GospelFest Returns to MCLA with Campbell Brothers
The Campbell Brothers will bring their signature "sacred steel" guitars to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as they headline this year's return of the GospelFest on Saturday, March 2, in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at 7 p.m., for the annual Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship concert.

02/20/2013
'You will be noticed at MCLA'
Alyson Stolz '15 says her experience at MCLA as an athletic training major, a basketball player, and more, has been "nothing short of amazing."

02/20/2013
A Semester in Salzburg
Snow-capped mountains. Crisp air. Pristine blue skies. This is what MCLA student Melody Rolph '14 wakes up to each day while she's doing a semester in Austria.

02/15/2013
Allegrettos to Perform Concert
The Allegrettos, a student a capella group at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will perform a concert, "Back to Basics," on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorum in the MCLA Church Street Center.

02/14/2013
MCLA's Richardello Elected to Second Term on the New England Regional Council of the College Board
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external relations, has been elected to a second term to the New England Regional Council of the College Board

02/14/2013
MCLA Announces First of Three Accepted Students Day Events
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) has announced it will hold the first of three Accepted Student Day events this year on Friday, Feb. 22, at the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

02/13/2013
Getting the Word Out
Amy Modesti '13 took what she learned in her arts management marketing class to heart when she reached out through social networking to let others know about MCLA's Blues & Funk Festival.

02/13/2013
Math+Computer Science=New Solutions
A double major in computer science and math, Mike Wheelock '13 says, "I love making simulations of complex systems and using them to solve problems and answer questions that couldn't be answered otherwise."

02/06/2013
Computer Whiz
He's been a college student for less than a year, but already Patrick Kelly has distinguished himself as a teaching assistant and tutor in computer science.

02/06/2013
A Day 'On'
Instead of taking a break on the recent Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of MCLA students spent the day volunteering alongside community members, across the northern Berkshires.

02/06/2013
Gender Pay Gap
Fact: women are still paid less than their male counterparts for doing the same job. This subject will be discussed during a panel discussion, "Gender Pay Gap: The Long and Winding Road Toward Parity," which will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Murdock 218. The free event is open to the public.

01/30/2013
Place-based Prosperity
Students in Dr. Elena Traister's "Green Living Seminar" not only learn about issues of sustainability that impact communities; through their study and related projects, they have a unique opportunity to impact the Berkshires.

01/30/2013
Universal Language
Natalie Pozzetti's first semester at MCLA proved transformative after two classes led her to her chosen field.

01/23/2013
Creative Communications
The decision to transfer to MCLA at the start of her sophomore year was the right choice for Shauna Dacus '13.

01/23/2013
Customized College
When it came time for Sarah Fuller '13 of Halifax, Mass., to choose a major, she combined her two greatest interests to create her own customized education.

01/18/2013
MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Begins Jan. 24
"Place-based prosperity" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series. The series begins on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on "The Return of Placecraft," by Jennifer Krouse and Ian Rasmussen.

01/18/2013
MCLA Presents! Gets Funky With the 8th Annual Blues And Funk Fest
MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), hosts the eighth annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Venable gymnasium on the MCLA campus.

01/16/2013
'100 Hours in the Woodshed' Returns to MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that "100 Hours in the Woodshed IV," MCLA Gallery 51's collage biennial will return to MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street in North Adams on Thursday, Jan. 24. The exhibition that will result from their work will open on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

01/16/2013
Second Home
A familiar face to the North Adams arts scene is MCLA Gallery 51's new manager.

01/15/2013
MCLA Gallery 51 Announces New Manager
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced that its new manager is C. Ryder Cooley, an interdisciplinary artist, musician and performer who has performed at the College and in downtown North Adams for several years at a wide variety of events, including those for MCLA Presents!, DownStreet Art and MCLA Gallery 51.

01/14/2013
Cultural Immersion
Eight students recently returned from a cultural immersion in Haiti, where the country's artists invited the group into their art studios, dance classes and musical jam sessions.

01/11/2013
MCLA Career Fair in North Adams boosts variety of vocational programs
The second annual North County Career Fair was held at MCLA on January 10. Students chose two sessions from a total of 19 workshops.

01/11/2013
Studying their possible futures
Students from North County schools explore career options at second annual North County Career Fair.

01/09/2013
Serving the Elderly
An internship at a local nursing home proved key to Marleigh Thompson's career path. Now, she wants to work in geriatric social work.

01/09/2013
'Fascinating' Courses
A Commonwealth Scholar, Nicole Braden '12 of Germany recently defended her thesis, "Beyond Belletrism: The Philosophical Core of Literature."

01/02/2013
Thoughtful Learning
Erin Blight '14, an interdisciplinary studies major, ultimately wants a career as a college professor of social work.

01/02/2013
Second Chance
As a mother, Kelle Hostetter '13 frequently took part in her children's elementary school activities. Now a grandmother, she's pursuing a degree at MCLA so she might make a difference in other children's lives.

12/26/2012
Deeper Learning
History major Tyson Luneau '13 will bring his longtime passion for history to teach high school students how fascinating the field can be.

12/26/2012
Shanghai Study
For Unique Burton '13, who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in international business, study abroad was essential. So, she spent a semester in China.

12/19/2012
Breakthrough Research
Research conducted in part at MCLA by physics professor Dr. Emily Maher has been named by Physics World as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2012.

12/19/2012
Welcome Challenges
An avid volunteer, Jacquitta Ferguson '13 enjoys stepping outside of herself to take care of someone else.

12/19/2012
MCLA Physics Prof RPart of Research Recognized as Top 10 Breakthrough for 2012
Research conducted in part at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) by Dr. Emily Maher, chair of the College's physics department, has been named by Physics World as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2012.

12/12/2012
An Experience to Remember
While Anyelin Antigua '14 of New York City finds her studies fascinating, it's her professors who make all the difference.

12/12/2012
Wonderful Experience
"Studying abroad offers a new perspective," according to Qing "Angie" Huang '13, a Chinese exchange student from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

12/07/2012
MCLA Allegrettos Earn Top Honors in Lenox Caroling Festival
Congratulations to the Allegrettos who came in First Place at the second annual Lenox Caroling Competition on Saturday, Dec. 8.

12/05/2012
Bridging Campuses
As an English major who wants a career in international business, it was imperative for Chinese student Zizhe "Zelene" Pan to study abroad in an English-speaking country.

12/05/2012
Multilingual Motivation
Dr. Graziana Ramsden, who was born in Italy, learned how to communicate in multiple languages through study abroad programs she attended in Spain, Great Britain and the United States.

12/05/2012
North Adams third graders visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Third grade students from Brayton, Greylock and Sullivan Schools got a taste of college life.

12/04/2012
Folk Duo Dala Returns to MCLA For Special Holiday Show
MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will bring Dala back for "A Very Special Holiday Show" at MCLA's Church Street Center on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

12/04/2012
MCLA to Receive AAUW Grant
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it is one of nine campuses across the country to receive a grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to address economic problems facing millennial women.

12/01/2012
Public school officials join other states in search of better education methods
Massachusetts is one of 23 states developing a common set of assessments in English and math to test whether students are ready for college and careers.

11/28/2012
Turning Point
One of the most enlightening and influential experiences of his undergraduate education has Steve Gwozdz '13 of Cheshire, Mass., set on a career as an orthopedic surgeon.

11/28/2012
Global Perspective
MCLA students don't need to travel overseas to learn more about the world. This semester, seven students from China have joined our campus community.

11/21/2012
Sleep Studies
Miranda Benjamin '13 recently represented MCLA at the COPLAC Regional Conference as she presented research on college students' sleep.

11/21/2012
International Education
MCLA attracts undergraduates from around the world, including Soumaila Bance '12, who's about to complete his degree in political science and public policy.

11/14/2012
Smart Start
According to Janine Desgres, the best plan for any student just starting out in college is to get involved in at least one extra activity, and make the most of it.

11/14/2012
Shop Local, Buy Local: 99˘ and Up Art Show
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present its annual exhibit "99 Cents and Up," beginning on Thursday, Nov. 29, as part of North Adams Hometown Holidays, 5-8 p.m. All artwork will remain on exhibit, for sale through Dec. 31.

11/14/2012
Endless Opportunities
Through his work as a STEM Associate, a supplemental instructor and more, Andy Martin '14 is invested as much in other biology students' success as he is his own.

11/14/2012
MCLA Presents! Brings "Broadway's Next H!t Musical" to North Adams
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) performance series MCLA Presents! will showcase the comedic improvisation show, "Broadway's Next H!t Musical," on Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

11/13/2012
Berkshire Readiness Center to Offer PARCC Info Session
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that the Berkshire Readiness Center will present "PARCC 101: Updates on PARCC Resources to Implement the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks" on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. in Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Koussevitzky Arts Center.

11/10/2012
Berkshire Compact for Education lauded for successful initiatives
Berkshire Compact members review accomplishments and results from the past seven years and discuss future direction.

11/09/2012
'Free The Slaves' Author Kevin Bales to Speak at MCLA
Kevin Bales, the author of "Free the Slaves" will speak about ending modern slavery on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., at Massachusetts of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in Murdock Hall room 218.

11/08/2012
MCLA Philosophy Professor Publishes New Book
Dr. Paul Nnodim, chair of the philosophy, interdisciplinary studies and modern languages department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently published "Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation," a book about corporate social responsibility as the private governance of corporate-induced externalities.

11/07/2012
Program Builder
As MCLA's new dean of graduate and continuing education, Howard "Jake" Eberwein III is creating new programs to meet the changing needs of the area's adult learners.

11/07/2012
'Amazing' Opportunities
Bryan Acton '13 of Franklin, Mass., had always been curious about the different ways in which people behave. At MCLA, he's exploring this interest further.

11/06/2012
MCLA Graduate School Fair
Interested in learning more about graduate school? Then you'll want to attend MCLA's Graduate School Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Venable Gym.

11/05/2012
MCLA Admissions Open House Events
The Office of Admissions invites prospective students to attend two upcoming Open House events this month. The first Open House will be held Monday, Nov. 12, and the second will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17.

11/03/2012
Reach Out and Read program could help 8,000 Pittsfield children
With grant funding from Berkshire United Way, the Berkshires has been granted "Bookend County" status through the national Reach Out and Read initiative.

10/31/2012
Food Security
Over the summer, Matthew Ham '13 worked at Square Roots farm in Clarksburg, Mass., where he learned more about food security, and how to live a self-sufficient and sustainable life.

10/31/2012
First Class
MCLA's first class of its Professional Master's of Business Administration program recently took an important step to advance their careers with the successful completion of their degrees.

10/31/2012
Senator George Mitchell to Deliver Public Policy Lecture at MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host Senator George J. Mitchell, a former Senate Majority Leader, in the Second Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Campus Center gymnasium.

10/26/2012
Second Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture and Dinner
Senator George Mitchell will be the speaker for the second annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the auditorium at the Church Street Center. A benefit dinner with Senator Mitchell, Governor Dukakis and Kitty Dukakis will be held at 5 p.m. in the Sammer Dennis Room (218), Murdock Hall.

10/25/2012
Annual Boo Bash To Be Held At MCLA
The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 18th annual "Boo Bash" for children and their parents on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.

10/24/2012
Innovation Motivation
From Bangladesh to England to the United States, Shahnaz Abdullah, Ph.D., has studied and taught business and economics all over the world.

10/24/2012
Passion for Poetry
To Jeffrey McRae, poetry is "the whole enchilada." A visiting instructor and assistant professor at MCLA for nearly 10 years, he recently joined MCLA's English/communications department.

10/23/2012
MCLA Celebrates First Group of Students to Complete PMBA Program
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Friday, Oct. 19, celebrated the first graduating class of the College's Professional Master's of Business Administration (PMBA). This first cohort of 10 students successfully completed the program on Aug. 31.

10/23/2012
MCLA Alumni Association Presented Awards for 2012
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association held its annual alumni award ceremony on campus on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year's recipients are Stephen Valley '88, Donna Denelli-Hess '75, Sally Webster Douglas '74 and Rachel Dayton Churchill '06.

10/22/2012
Press: Letterpress as a Public Art Project to Open 'Fly By'
On Thursday, Oct. 25, PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project will open its fifth DownStreet Art 2012 installation, "Fly By: The bird at PRESS."

10/19/2012
Brown Bag Lecture Series with Sharon Claffey
MCLA's Brown Bag Lecture Series on Friday, Oct. 19 will feature Sharon Claffey, who will speak on "Team Based Learning vs. Traditional Lecture" at 3 p.m. inside Sullivan Lounge. This is a perfect opportunity to take in one of these engaging lectures at the start of MCLA's Reunion and Fall Family Weekend which begins Friday, Oct. 19 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 21.

10/17/2012
Community Investment
Recent graduate Amanda Schuler '12 of Dalton, Mass., headed to Berkshire Community College (BCC) in July when she joined the Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program.

10/17/2012
Captivating Coursework
Whether they take one of his classes to fulfill a requirement or because they want a career in science, Dr. Justin Golub wants MCLA students to know that biology is fun.

10/16/2012
Downstreet Art Ends Season with Halloween-Themed Celebration
Over the course of the summer and early fall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) brought More than 80 artists, 33 exhibitions, three murals, a bus stand and more to downtown North Adams through DownStreet Art. The College will celebrate the season on Thursday, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m., with new exhibition openings, special performances, happenings and events for visitors of all ages.

10/16/2012
Exhibition Honors Local Photographer
For 44 years, Transcript photographer Randy Trabold captured the daily ins and outs of residents of the Northern Berkshires through the lens of his camera. His pictures, which appeared daily in the paper, were often picked up by the Associated Press and other international wire services.

10/16/2012
Haitian Musician Belo to Perform at MCLA Presents!
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) will welcome Haitian guitarist and singer BélO to its Church Street Center on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. for the its MCLA Presents! performance.

10/15/2012
MCLA Announces Faculty Promotions
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently granted tenure to three of its faculty, and has promoted two faculty members to associate professor and three to full professor.

10/12/2012
'This Blue Marble: The Universe of Josh Simpson' at MCLA Gallery 51
On Oct. 25, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "This Blue Marble: The Universe of Josh Simpson," a solo exhibition of work from internationally known glass artist Josh Simpson. This exhibition will feature new and old celestial-inspired pieces, and look into the artist's process and his Infinity Project.

10/10/2012
Coming Home
An alumna who specializes in poetry is among the newest assistant professors to join MCLA's English/communications department.

10/10/2012
MCLA Board of Trustees to Welcome Alumnae as Newest Members
Two local alumnae, attorney Buffy Lord '98 and Denise Marshall '81, executive vice president of Adams Community Bank, have joined Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Board of Trustees as trustees to the Board for five-year terms. Lord and Marshall join Mohan Boodram and JD Chesloff, who recently were appointed by the Governor as the newest members of the MCLA Board.

10/10/2012
Howard Kurtz, Host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" to Deliver MCLA's Hardman Lecture
Howard Kurtz, the Washington bureau chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

10/10/2012
Field Work
Despite the difficulty of finding the right job in today's market, environmental studies major Ariana Chiapella '12 soon will begin work at the Watershed Stewards Project in California.

10/09/2012
MCLA Seeks Community Volunteers for Day of Service
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), along with the City of North Adams and community organizations, will hold a Fall Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10/03/2012
Garden Intern
A passion for nature and a desire for opportunities to work outdoors led Jenna Johnston '13 to select environmental studies as her major.

10/03/2012
Digitized Data
The Freel Library's new digital services librarian takes requests via text messages, Tweets about library services and chats online with students.

09/27/2012
Gengarelly to 'A Word Transformed: The Art of Jessica Park' at MCLA This Tuesday
Anthony Gengarelly, Ph.D., a professor in the fine and performing arts department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a lecture, "A Word Transformed: The Work of Jessica Park," on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge, on the MCLA campus.

09/26/2012
Understanding Learning
Rebekah Benjamin, Ph.D., this fall achieved a goal she set for herself as an undergraduate when she became the newest faculty member in MCLA's psychology department.

09/26/2012
Big Art
Local artist Melissa Matsuki Lillie unveils the final installment of the "Public Art Mural Project," an initiative that made North Adams the canvas.

09/26/2012
MCLA Welcomes Six New Faculty to Campus
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has welcomed six new faculty members to campus this fall, with a seventh to join the College in the spring.

09/26/2012
MCLA Welcomes New Staff Members
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has welcomed 18 new staff members this year to a variety of positions, including several employees who transitioned to full-time positions.

09/25/2012
MCLA Receives Grant for Dual Enrollment Program
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) was awarded a $27,000 grant from the state's Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP) during the 2013 fiscal year.

09/24/2012
Irish Actor Connor Lovett Returns to MCLA with "Moby Dick"
As part of the MCLA Presents! series, the Gare St. Lazare Players of Ireland will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) with internationally renowned actor Connor Lovett in two one-man performances of the great American novel, "Moby Dick," on Thursday, Oct. 4, in MCLA's Church Street Center, and on Friday, Oct. 5, in Pittsfield's Berkshire Museum.

09/22/2012
Community leaders stress importance of college to local youth
YOU First Day of Caring events offered throughout Berkshire County.

09/21/2012
Former Celtics Play to Speak At MCLA
A former player for the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets and the head of "Hoop Dreams" will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the College's Campus Center gymnasium.

09/20/2012
MCLA Hits Top 10 List of Schools
"Our inclusion in the list of top public liberal arts colleges not only acknowledges our strong academic programs and out-of-classroom experiences, but it makes us more visible to students across the nation." - Denise Richardello, MCLA vice president of enrollment and external affairs, quoted in today's North Adams Transcript.


09/20/2012
MCLA is on Twitter!
Be sure to follow us on Twitter and stay informed. MCLA@mcla_edu

09/19/2012
Sociological Study
Rachael Silvano '13 last month was immersed in the diverse study of her field with leading professionals and other top undergraduate students from across the nation.

09/19/2012
Life-inspired Art
Although Joseph Goncalves '14 didn't consider himself a leader in high school, all that changed at MCLA.

09/19/2012
Downstreet Art Continues with Sept. 27 Celebration
The DownStreet Art 2012 season moves into the Fall Season with an arts and culture celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be 10 new exhibition openings, live performances by MCLA's fine and performing arts students and local bands, a free trolley shuttle bringing MCLA students from campus to Main Street, North Adams , and much, much more.

09/19/2012
Downstreet Art Continues with Sept. 27 Celebration
The DownStreet Art 2012 season moves into the Fall Season with an arts and culture celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be 10 new exhibition openings, live performances by MCLA's fine and performing arts students and local bands, a free trolley shuttle bringing MCLA students from campus to Main Street, North Adams , and much, much more.

09/14/2012
MCLA Announces Appointment Of New Trustees
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Board of Trustees last night introduced two new trustees who recently were appointed by the Governor. Joining the board are J.D. Chesloff, executive director of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable (MBR), and Mohan Boodram, associate dean for enrollment and students services at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. They will serve as trustees to the Board for five-year terms.

09/14/2012
MCLA named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College
For the second consecutive year, MCLA has been named as one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

09/12/2012
MCLA Receives Four Year, $400,000 Readiness Grant
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Berkshire Readiness Center is the recipient of a four year, $400,000 Regional Readiness Center Activities grant from Massachusetts' Executive Office of Education (EEC).

09/12/2012
Television Internship
The world of televised journalism opened up for Dan Peluso '13 of Amsterdam, N.Y., as he spent the summer interning for a CBS station.

09/12/2012
Political Process
While millions watched the recent Democratic National Convention from the comfort of their homes, Chloe McGrath '14 was hard at work in the Charlotte, N.C., arena.

09/06/2012
Pedro Martinez to Open MCLA Presents! 2012-2013 Season
MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will kick off its 2012-13 season on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. in the MCLA Quad with Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band.

09/06/2012
MCLA Presents! Announces 2012-2013 Season
From Cuban percussions, Haitian rhythms, folk, rock, blues and gospel music to a performance of an American classic by an Irish actor, poetry and a bit of Broadway, the 2012-13 season of MCLA Presents! will bring performances from around the globe to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and other nearby venues.

09/05/2012
Humanitarian Focus
Originally from the Ivory Coast in Africa, Doris Behanzin '13 plans to combine her language skills with a desire to help and elevate others by pursuing a career in humanitarian law.

09/05/2012
College Tradition
First-year students launched their college careers by learning about their new community and discovering more about themselves.

08/29/2012
Serendipitous Sculptures
This Thursday, local artist Richard Criddle will unveil his latest sculptural creations - as well as a new collection of drawings - in "Compendium," a solo exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51.

08/29/2012
River Project
Environmental studies students are making the Hoosic River healthier for the Northern Berkshire community.

08/22/2012
PRESSing Forward
It's been well over a year since MCLA art professor Melanie Mowinski committed to a gallery project that not only quickly became a DownStreet Art success, but a permanent fixture on Main Street.

08/22/2012
Jump Start
Thanks to a summer session of the Individual Enrichment Program (IEP), 40 of MCLA's incoming freshmen got a jump start on college.

08/20/2012
Jarvis Rockwell Gallery To Open New Exhibit
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 30, the Jarvis Rockwell Gallery will present the Opening of "A Conversation with Jarvis Rockwell: an Experiment with Inspiration." This show is a facilitation of further conversation between Rockwell and the creative minds of local and regional artists asked to visit the gallery space to interact with the artist, who then in turn create a piece of artwork which artistically converses with Rockwell.

08/20/2012
Bank Gallery to Host Exhibition of Small Sculptures, Photography
The Bank Gallery, located within the Adams Community Bank, will open an exhibition of art by local artist Laura Christensen and a variety of photographers curated by local artist and recent Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) graduate Kristen Parker on Thursday, Aug. 30.

08/20/2012
'Transcend: Art As Activism in the Occupy Movement' at Branch Gallery Will Open Thursday, Aug. 30
"Transcend: Art as Activism in the Occupy Movement," a new exhibit, will open at Branch Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m., as part of Downstreet Art Thursday. It will feature works of various mediums created by Occupy Wall Street (OWS) art working groups, as well as individual artists.

08/20/2012
The Transcript Gallery to Host Exhibition of Reporters Photography
The Transcript Gallery, located within the North Adams Transcript office, will present "Capturing Northern Berkshire," a series of photographs taken over the past three years by Transcript reporter and City resident Meghan Foley. The exhibition will open on Aug. 30 as part of the DownStreet Thursday celebration.

08/20/2012
Press To Open 'Postal Pinacotheca' Exhibit
On Thursday, Aug. 30, the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project gallery will open its third DownStreet Art 2012 exhibition, "Postal Pinacotheca," a mail exchange between artists from America and Australia.

08/20/2012
Gallery 107 To Host Month-Long Festival, "Imagining North Adams"
Gallery 107 will present "Imaging North Adams," a festival that aims to generate, collect and promote ideas to re-think about the space we live in, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 30.

08/20/2012
MCLA Gallery 51 to Feature New Art By Richard Criddle
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Compendium," a solo exhibition of new drawings and sculptures by local artist Richard Criddle, on Aug. 30.

08/15/2012
Artful Installation
Kristen Parker '12 just graduated in May, but she's been putting her MCLA degree to work for the past year as a curator for art exhibitions.

08/15/2012
Unique Transformation
While DownStreet Art's outdoor murals literally changed the face of North Adams, arts management interns with local, national and international points of view say the City's transformation goes much deeper.

08/10/2012
Dr. Paul Donovan to Join MCLA Health Services
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. Paul J. Donovan, medical director of Northern Berkshire Sports Medicine, Inc. will join the MCLA Health Services medical team as the College Physician this fall.

08/08/2012
International Teaching
Undergraduates from all over the world are getting a taste of what it's like to be an MCLA student this summer as Professor Petra Hejnova teaches a course in Rome, Italy.

08/08/2012
NCAA Internship
As the recipient of an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant, MCLA has welcomed Kaylyn Smith as the new assistant to the director of athletics.

08/03/2012
MCLA Welcomes Eberwein as New Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the appointment of Howard Jacob (Jake) Eberwein III, Ed.D., as its new dean of graduate and continuing education.

08/02/2012
17 MCLA Student-Athletes Named to All-Academic Team
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that 17 of its MCLA Trailblazers have been named to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference's (MASCAC) Spring 2012 All-Academic Team.

08/01/2012
Common Application
Beginning today, applicants for admission to MCLA in fall 2013 will find a streamlined process through the Common Application membership association.

08/01/2012
MCLA Professor in Rome, Italy, to Teach Students From Around the Globe
Petra Hejnova, a professor of political science and public policy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), is in Rome, Italy, this month to teach course on "Human Rights and International Security" to students from around the world.

08/01/2012
Hockey Goal
After an injury kept Chris Kingsley '90 from the sport he loves, he went on to become the head athletic trainer for the 2012 Stanley Cup champs - the LA Kings.

07/31/2012
MCLA Prof. Presents Work at Shanghai University
Dr. Kailai Huang, a history professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently presented a paper at the 14th Annual Conference of American History Research Association of China (AHRAC), held at Shanghai University in Shanghai, China.

07/25/2012
Big Internship
Captivated by wild cats - such as lions, tigers and ocelots - ever since she can remember, RyanAnne Naughton '13 is serving an internship at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla.

07/25/2012
Memorial Art
Works created in response to the loss of his father inspired local artist Sean Riley for "Meet Me in the Middle of the Air," a solo exhibition to open this Thursday, June 26, in MCLA Gallery 51.

07/24/2012
MCLA President Mary K. Grant Named to New State 'Educator Preparation Advisory Group'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) President Mary K. Grant recently was named to a new Educator Preparation Advisory Group (EPAG) established by state education secretary Paul Reville. EPAG, a group of education, business and advocacy organization leaders, have been tasked to develop a more unified, aligned, and coherent public education system that will better meet the needs of all students in the Commonwealth. This enhanced system will reflect the evolution of teaching and leadership in Massachusetts as well as the Patrick-Murray Administration's ongoing commitment to education.

07/23/2012
Downstreet Art 2012 Thursday Night
DownStreet Art 2012 season continues with an arts and culture celebration on Thursday, July 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. The downtown will fill with pop-up and permanent gallery openings, live performances, a celebration of a new mural, happenings, trolley rides and businesses open late with DownStreet Art specials.

07/23/2012
Transcript Reporter to Exhibit Paintings
DownStreet Art's Transcript Gallery will feature "Interludes: Inspiration from bucolic places and literary pages," paintings by local artist Jennifer Huberdeau, beginning July 26.

07/20/2012
MCLA Head Men's Basketball Coach Takes On Position As Director Of Native Tribal Scholars Program
Jamie Morrison, the head men's basketball coach at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has begun work as the director of Native Tribal Scholars, a program of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, the Northern American Center of Boston and UMASS-Boston.

07/18/2012
Campus Changes
Over the past several years, some dramatic changes have changed the face of the College.

07/18/2012
Star Gazer
This summer, Caroline Bartlett '13 is at the Maria Mitchell Observatory in Nantucket, Mass., watching a unique star that could be in the very early stages of development.

07/18/2012
Jarvis Rockwell To Open Custom Toy Exhibit
Beginning Thursday, July 26, The Jarvis Rockwell Gallery will open "The ART of the TOY," a custom toy art exhibit. This exhibit will bring together the work of local and regional "custom" toy makers.

07/12/2012
Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air At Gallery 51
On June 24, MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to present "Meet Me in the Middle of the Air," a solo exhibition of new work by local artist Sean Riley. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings and works constructed from fabric.

07/11/2012
Pedal Power
Our students are more visible than ever throughout the community as they travel from town to town on bikes they borrow from MCLA.

07/11/2012
Physics Photos
Photographs of a solar eclipse taken by Ryan Barley '12 of Westfield, Mass., were published in Scientific America.

07/04/2012
Photographic Focus
"I have become a very independent person since I came to MCLA. I also have developed confidence in myself, my leadership and my artistic capabilities. Every semester I take my newly learned knowledge and apply it to my future plan,"
said Ben Mancino '14 of Troy, N.Y.

07/04/2012
Digital Documentation
Ahead of the curve compared to a number of other colleges and universities, MCLA expects all of its students to compile an ePortfolio, which is used to track their learning throughout their college experience.

06/29/2012
Gallery Gurus
Our students are doing what few of their peers experience so early in their education and career: They are working this summer as associate gallery managers.

06/27/2012
Technical Art
With the dream of one day working for Disney or Pixar, or perhaps creating illustrations for Marvel or Dark Horse comics, Bradley Gradneigo '14 of Pittsfield, Mass., is combining his love of art with his interest in computer science.

06/27/2012
BCC, MCLA partner to help business students
Berkshire Community College and MCLA announced a new "2+2" articulation agreement that will enable students who obtain an associate degree in business administration from BCC to seamlessly transfer into MCLA's bachelor's degree in business administration program.

06/20/2012
Internal Art
MCLA Gallery 51 will continue its series of solo exhibitions by local artists with Ven Voisey's "VS.," which will open at a reception held in conjunction with the kickoff celebration of DownStreet Art 2012, on Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m.

06/20/2012
'Optimal' Opportunity
Students from around the world and across the country once again have gathered at MCLA to experience a unique internship in the business of the arts.

06/13/2012
Summertime Opportunities
While most MCLA students head home for the summer, Meghan Davidson '13 of Southwick, Mass., is boosting her college credit count - a move that will help her graduate a year ahead of her peers.

06/13/2012
Outdoor Art
When DownStreet Art kicks off its fifth season later this month, North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright will unveil the first of four outdoor murals to be created throughout the city.

06/13/2012
'Lift Ev'ry Voice' Scholarship Recipients Announced
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Lift Ev'ry Voice Scholarship Committee Co-chairs Shirley Edgerton and Don Quinn Kelley announce the recipients of the first annual Lift Ev'ry Voice Pearl Fryar Scholarship award.

06/12/2012
MCLA G51 Gallery Manager Goes Down Fighting
Beginning Thursday, June 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "VS.," a solo exhibition of artwork by Ven Voisey.

06/06/2012
Mind Games
The choice between playing a video game and studying just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a new philosophy course developed by Dr. Gerol Petruzella '01.

06/06/2012
Shutter Bug
After landing an internship at the North Adams Transcript, Sarah Howard '12, from Wallington, Conn., can't imagine a future outside of the newspaper business.

06/01/2012
Downstreet Art 2012 to Feature Murals Throughout the City
Public art has never been so public in North Adams. DownStreet Art kicks off its fifth season on Thursday, June 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.

05/31/2012
President Grant Awarded Honorary Degree from Williams College
Dr. Mary K. Grant, President of MCLA, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Williams College at their commencement on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

05/30/2012
Full Circle
Gillian Jones '91, known across the Berkshires as the eyes of the North Adams Transcript for the past two decades, shares a selection of her photographs in a solo exhibition in MCLA Gallery 51.

05/30/2012
Dream Job
Isabelle Holmes '08 parlayed her Bachelor of Arts degree in arts management and work experience gained through MCLA's Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) into not one, but two great jobs in New York City.

05/23/2012
National Recognition
MCLA's Society of Physic Students (SPS) club recently was named as one of the outstanding SPS chapters by the Society's national office.

05/23/2012
Momentous Music
Eight students with a strong interest in music recently had an unforgettable arts management experience as they traveled to Louisiana to attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

05/22/2012
Gillian Jones: 20 Years of Photo Journalism in the Berkshires
Beginning Thursday, May 31, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Gillian Jones: Twenty Years of Photojournalism in the Berkshires," a selection of photographs taken throughout Jones' 20 years as a photojournalist for the North Adams Transcript.

05/16/2012
Athletics Banquet
This year's honorees at MCLA's annual Athletics Banquet got a special treat when they were joined by a special guest - award-winning Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan.

05/16/2012
Shining Example
Amanda Ok '12 of Ayer, Mass., was honored in a State House ceremony last Thursday, May 10, when the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education recognized "29 Who Shine."

05/09/2012
Arts Education
MCLA wasn't the first stop for Pamela Buchanan '12 in her quest to earn a bachelor's degree. Along the way, she attended five other colleges, but, at each institution, financial or personal issues halted her progress.

05/09/2012
Cross-cultural Encounters
An expert in Asian history, Dr. Kailai Huang provides a global perspective to his students, both in the classroom and overseas.

05/02/2012
Dynamic Dialogue
The essence of teaching is conversation, not monologue, says English professor Dr. David Langston.

05/02/2012
Japanese Journey
Over the spring break, a group of MCLA students traveled to Japan with history professor Dr. Kailai Huang for an intimate experience of that country.

04/25/2012
Future Communications
Dr. Emily Maher is part of a national, cutting-edge research project that may determine the future of secure communications, as well as communications with submarines and with astronauts traveling across the galaxies.

04/24/2012
MCLA Announces 20th Annual Community Day of Service
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Develop North Adams and the City of North Adams announce the 20th Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, May 5, starting with registration and a continental breakfast to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center.

04/20/2012
MCLA Library Adds New Position
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Pamela Contakos has joined its Freel Library in the newly added position of "digital services librarian," which was created specifically to help the library expand its digital offerings and increase ease of use for library visitors.

04/19/2012
MCLA to Present Free Screening of Award-Winning Film Tuesday
Filmmaker Anne Macksoud will show her award-winning film, "Grandmother to Grandmother," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

04/18/2012
Award-winning Research
Physics major Max Eve '12 was honored by the American Physical Society with an "Outstanding Presentation of Undergraduate Research" award.

04/18/2012
Graduating with Honors
This spring, 11 MCLA students expect to graduate with All-College Honors. They are part of a growing program that students find very rewarding.

04/17/2012
Rock the Block Celebration Coming to Downtown North Adams May 6
The Performing Arts Management (PAM) class at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will curate, produce and present the final MCLA Presents! performance of the season, "Rock the Block." "Rock the Block," which will include music by Debo Band - also known as "Boston's Ethiopian Groove Collective" - will take place on Sunday, May 6, from 2-9 p.m. on Main Street.

04/13/2012
MCLA Announces Recipients of Second Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Second Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. The award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents, was created last year to honor the region's exceptional teachers.

04/12/2012
MCLA Announces "Earth Day" Events
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced "Earth Day" events and activities to take place throughout the campus, beginning Wednesday, April 18. They include student work days on campus and beyond, a Green Living Seminar, a Recycling Fashion Show, as well as numerous information tables set up in the Campus Center Marketplace.

04/12/2012
Tenth Annual MCLA Undergraduate Research Conference April 19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 19. Posters will be presented from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Venable Gym and paper presentations and exhibits will take place in sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Murdock Hall and Bowman Hall.

04/11/2012
Changing Lives
Just a week before Alternative Spring Breakers were scheduled to arrive in Kentucky, a tornado ripped through the region, widening the trip's scope to include disaster relief: MCLA students found they were the first outside responders.

04/11/2012
Passionate Study
Two MCLA students will defend their Commonwealth Scholar (CS) Theses on Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 23, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 208.

04/06/2012
MCLA VP to Serve on the New England Regional Council of the College Board
Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external relations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently was named to the New England Regional Council of the College Board.

04/04/2012
Documenting History
MCLA introduced Jennifer Beaton '05 to her "dream job." She's now an archivist and the oral history coordinator at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

04/04/2012
International Spotlight
Erin "Flo" Floriani '14 of Readsboro, Vt., took a spot on the international stage last month when she presented her paper on "Ecofeminism: Environmentalism as a Women's Issue" in Abu Dhabi at the "Women as Global Leaders" conference.

04/03/2012
Living in Exile, An American Vicarious Production to be Performed at MCLA and Williams
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Williams College will present performances of American Vicarious' production of "Living in Exile," April 10-12 at Williams and April 13-15 at MCLA.

04/03/2012
MCLA to Premier Documentary on North Adams
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) will present the premiere screening of "Farewell to Factory Towns?" on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

03/30/2012
MCLA's Alyson Carey '13 Named 2012 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) undergraduate Alyson Carey '13 of Dudley, Mass., is among the 162 students from 32 states to be honored by the Campus Compact as a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges that face their communities.

03/29/2012
MCLA Students Awarded Tsongas Scholarships By Massachusetts State University System
Seven Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students were recognized by the Massachusetts State University System in a State House ceremony on Monday for their academic talents and dedication by being named Tsongas Scholars. Tsonga Scholarships cover full tuition and fees at any of the nine campuses of the State University System.

03/28/2012
MCLA's Delta Mu Delta to Honor Ellen Kennedy '83 and the College's Business Students
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize the achievements of 10 business administration students and Ellen Kennedy '83, acting president of Berkshire Community College (BCC), as they are inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

03/28/2012
A Better Choice
When Caitlin Culver '12 of Johnsonville, N.Y., looked at colleges, her high school guidance counselor suggested MCLA to get her on the road to a career as a physical therapist.

03/28/2012
Berkshire Compact Announces "Wee Read Berkshrie County" Event for Youth
The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the second annual Wee Read Berkshire County initiative, to be held during the month of April in recognition of the Week of the Young Child, April 22 - 28, and National Library Week, celebrated from April 8 - 14.

03/26/2012
Berkshire Compact Announces "Wee Read Berkshire County" Event for Youth
The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the second annual Wee Read Berkshire County initiative, to be held during the month of April in recognition of the Week of the Young Child, April 22 - 28, and National Library Week, celebrated from April 8 - 14.

03/26/2012
More Than 350 Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA for "Berkshire County Goes to College Day"
More than 350 local sixth graders will visit the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on April 10 and 11 as part of "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.

03/26/2012
Local Author Elizabeth Kolbert to Deliver Vandais Environmental Issues Lecture at MCLA
Award-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert will present "Field Notes from Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change" at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218.

03/21/2012
Increasing Opportunities
Small classes, abundant opportunities for hands-on experience and a unique chance to work within the world of the performing arts make MCLA's athletic training program a great portal to a career with expanding options.

03/21/2012
Political Opportunity
Armed with his degree in political science and public policy from MCLA, Joaquin Bernal '12, a founder of the Colombian Green Party, will set off to start a third political party in the United States.

03/20/2012
April 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Engaging with the Envrionment Through Art
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will focus its April "Tricks of the Trade" series on environmental art. Workshop participants will learn how to engage with the environment through art and about related initiatives and projects happening in the Berkshires.

03/20/2012
MCLA Seeks New Mascot
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is seeking input and ideas from everyone in the College community - students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans throughout the Berkshires and beyond - as it looks for a mascot to represent the Trailblazers.

03/15/2012
North Adams Rising
The March 2012 issue of Berkshire HomeStyle features an article about North Adams, and the role of MCLA in helping move the city forward.

03/14/2012
Technology Driven
Dr. Ann Billetz, chair of the MCLA biology department, continues to develop programs that prepare students for cutting edge careers in the life sciences.

03/14/2012
Berkshire Careers
Jamal Ahamad '11 traded his home in Brooklyn for life in the Berkshires and the start of a great career.

03/12/2012
MCLA Receives Grant for 'Berkshire Math and Science Partnership Program'
The multi-year grant, for nearly $67,000, will fund the program for its first year of services, which began on Feb. 6 and ends on Aug. 31. A continuation of the grant will be awarded for two additional years contingent on appropriation of federal fund and yearly progress.

03/10/2012
Busting borders of knowledge
Eight annual Region I science and engineering fair held at MCLA

03/07/2012
Advice for Success
Katelyn Moore '13 of Amesbury, Mass., share the secrets to her success in college.

03/07/2012
Mascot Search
MCLA is looking for a mascot and wants your ideas for the new Trailblazer.

03/02/2012
MCLA Students Heading to Middle East for International Women's Conference
Each March, MCLA students travel around the world during spring break. This year, nine students in a women's studies class will travel to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend an international conference on women.

02/29/2012
Making a Difference
On her way to a career in medicine, Jennifer Baptiste '13 helps to improve life for others throughout the campus and the greater community.

02/29/2012
Arabian Adventure
During the upcoming spring break, nine students in a women's studies class will travel to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend an international conference on women.

02/29/2012
Founder of Women for Women International to Speak at MCLA's Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, March 6
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, will deliver this spring's public policy lecture, "The Other Side of War," on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.

02/28/2012
March 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Political Art, IS-183 in Stockbridge to Host "Occupy" Movement Discussion
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces its "Tricks of the Trade" series for the month of March will focus on political art, especially as it encourages social activism and political awareness in a community.

02/28/2012
March 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Political Art, North Adams Event to Feature Sekou Sundiata Documentary Screening
On March 6, MCLA Gallery 51 in North Adams will present a screening of a 30-minute documentary film, "Finding the 51st (dream) State: Sekou Sundiata's American Project," which explores the artistic development of Sekou Sundiata's "The 51st (dream) State" through his national, communal exploration of American identity and citizenship.

02/28/2012
March 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Poltical Art, Pittsfield Event to Feature Reverend Billy on the Occupy Movement
On March 7, the Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield will present Reverend Billy, who will "preach" on the Occupy movement, as well as his current "Fear of Banking" activist tour with his Church of Earthalujah. There will be a question and answer after the "sermon."

02/27/2012
MCLA Announces Region I High School Science Fair
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the eighth annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science & Engineering Fair will take place on Friday, March 9, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

02/23/2012
MCLA Offers Summer Course to Area Teachers on Historical, Industrial, Cultural and Environmental Influences of the Region
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites teachers to participate in The Upper Housatonic Valley Experience: Summer 2012, June 25 -29.

02/23/2012
MCLA Students to Present "What's Great About Bard? (Redux)"
The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a spring production of "What's A Great Bard? (Redux)," written and directed by MCLA theatre professor Dr. Doug Jenkins.

02/22/2012
Abroad in Africa
Dennise Carranza '13 of Worcester, Mass., is spending the semester studying abroad in Namibia, Africa.

02/22/2012
Stopping Stigma
Dr. Michael Birch found no textbook covered the information he wished to impart to students in his "Film Mediations about Mental Health" class. So, he wrote the book himself.

02/17/2012
MCLA Gallery 51 to Open "Branching Together" Exhibit Thursday
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 23, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Branching Together." The exhibit will bring together the work of Helen Hiebert, Sun Young Kang and Michelle Wilson; three artists who use the physicality of paper as a means of telling a story.

02/16/2012
Third Annual Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry to Feature Voices of MCLA and Williams Students
Internationally acclaimed poet, playwright and activist Shailja Patel will host MCLA's Third Annual Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry, which will be dedicated to the life and work of the great poet and performer, Sekou Sundiata. The night will feature students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Williams College.

02/15/2012
Beyond Expectations
Students in a museum studies class excelled as they brought an exhibition of "Outsider Art" to the community.

02/15/2012
Full Experience
When Alyson Carey '13 of Dudley, Mass., graduates next spring, she will leave MCLA with a diverse and rich educational experience from a college community that truly cares for her.

02/09/2012
MCLA to Offer Production About the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present an acclaimed theatrical production about the life of Harriet Tubman on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

02/09/2012
MCLA Professor Publishes Book About Media Representation of "Mental Health"
Dr. Michael Birch, an associate professor of English/communications at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has published "Mediating Mental Health: Contexts, Debates and Analysis," a book about improving media representations of mental health.

02/08/2012
Outdoor Education
Christine Amor '11 of North Andover, Mass., took her degree in environmental studies to Alaska.

02/08/2012
Behind the Scenes
Each year, students from our arts, theatre and arts management programs get a rare, behind-the scenes glimpse into the world of New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company.

02/08/2012
MCLA Announces Starlab Training Workshop for Local Educators
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its Regional Science Resource Center and the Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network invites local educators to participate in an upcoming STARLAB training workshop, on March 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center.

02/07/2012
MCLA to Hold Free Events as Part of Black History Month Celebration
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold a series of events as part of the campus's celebration of Black History Month, including an award-winning theatrical production about the life of Harriet Tubman in the MCLA Church Street Center.

02/06/2012
Public Invited to Free Artist Talks at MCLA
This spring semester, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer MCLA Creates! artist talks that are free and open to the public.

02/06/2012
Dr. Syed Ali to Speak on Dubai's Migrant Workers at MCLA
Dr. Syed Ali will speak on "Permanently Impermanent: Dubai's Migrant Workers" on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

02/01/2012
High Impact
Playing on the men's soccer team, travel/study in the Czech Republic, and serving an environmental studies internship for the Hoosic River Watershed Association are just a few of this recent grad's high-impact experiences.

02/01/2012
Beyond Science
Instead of heading to Florida's theme parks, these students visited state parks where they walked through swampland often inhabited by alligators.

01/30/2012
Integration of Art and Community Will Be The Spotlight for "Tricks of the Trade" Feb. 7-9
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center announces that its "Tricks of the Trade" series for the month of February will focus on "Integration of Art and Community," in particular the relationship between local politics, the arts and the larger community.

01/27/2012
Author, Playwright, Community Leader and Professor of Experiential Learning to Speak at MCLA's Annual Leadership Conference
College students from across the region will gather at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Saturday, Feb. 4, to gain leadership skills at the campus' 17th Annual Student Leadership Conference in the Amsler Campus Center's Venable Gymnasium, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

01/26/2012
MCLA to Present 7th Annual Blues and Funk Festival
On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, the Seventh Annual MCLA Blues and Funk Festival will bring two nights of "soul-pumping music," featuring the Berkshires' own Misty Blues and rising international star Blitz the Ambassador.

01/25/2012
MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar on Medical Plant Conservation
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Green Living Seminar Series will offer a lecture on "Medicinal Plant Conservation" by Dr. Emily Mooney, assistant professor of biology at MCLA, on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218

01/25/2012
Meaningful Mentorships
Kaitland Hager '12 of Springfield, Mass., established a mentor program to provide local, at-risk high school students with the skills they need in and out of the classroom.

01/25/2012
Perfect Fit
Making a difference with his career is of paramount importance to Max Dilthey '13 of North Adams, Mass.

01/24/2012
MCLA Green Living Seminar Begins Thursday, January 26
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series will begin with a presentation on "Biodiversity and Conservation in New York State Parks," by George Robinson, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Albany.

01/24/2012
MCLA's Freel Library Receives Grant for "Films on Demand"
The Freel Library at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a $5,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Academic Library Incentive grant. The award will go toward the cost of a subscription to "Films on Demand" and bring documentary filmmakers to campus to discuss their work.

01/18/2012
Outdoor Learning
For the past two summers, Joshua Cook '11 of Littleton, Mass., enhanced his environmental studies by serving internships at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

01/18/2012
Filling a Need
With a career goal centered on working with young families, Sarah Plummer '11 of Gloversville, N.Y., created a clothing exchange for area parents in need.

01/12/2012
At fair, middle schoolers sample careers
Nearly 400 8th graders learned about careers at the North County Career Fair at MCLA.

01/12/2012
Eighth graders explore future careers at MCLA
MCLA hosts its first North County Career Fair for eighth grade students.

01/11/2012
Protecting the Planet
Members of the Environuts club were among those who protested at the White House against the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL Pipeline.

01/11/2012
Catalyst for Change
Teresa Palano '13 of Pittsfield, Mass., recently completed a "Service Leadership" project with the aim of improving the educational experience for non-traditional students like herself.

01/09/2012
Division of Capital Asset Management Awards $120,000 to MCLA
As the result of an energy study conducted for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) by the state's Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) the College has been awarded $120,000 to complete a feasibility study.

01/09/2012
MCLA and BCC Awarded Davis Foundation Grant
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Community College (BCC) have been awarded a grant from the state's Board of Higher Education under the Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA) project, funded by a Davis Educational Foundation grant.

01/09/2012
MCLA Hosts Berkshire Compact Aspirations Committee Initiative 8th Grade Career Fair
The Berkshire Compact Aspirations Committee Initiative will present an 8th grade career fair at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) for students from northern Berkshire high schools on Wednesday, Jan.11.

01/09/2012
MCLA Students Collaborate with Pure Vision Arts for Upcoming MCLA Gallery 51 Exhibit
In collaboration with Pure Vision Arts of Manhattan, N.Y., arts management students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present an exhibit, "Visions from the Edge: The Artists of Pure Vision," in MCLA Gallery 51, beginning Jan. 26.

01/04/2012
'Green' Focus
As the campus moves forward to become increasingly green, Caroline Scully, chair of the College's Sustainability Committee and coordinator of MCLA's Berkshire Environmental Resource Center, has been hard at work to assure its continued success.

01/04/2012
Athletic Opportunity
Besides majoring in psychology, Kayla Bromback '12 of Lee, Mass., has been part of the growing women's volleyball program at MCLA for the past four years.

12/28/2011
Interdisciplinary Learning
Students from across the campus, along with some members from the community, got a vivid lesson in the maldistribution of wealth throughout the world at a biannual Hunger Banquet.

12/28/2011
Creative Education
"Art and culture are one of the same - they create each other," according to Marli LaGrone '14 of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

12/21/2011
Responsible Recycling
The MCLA Sustainability Committee - otherwise known as the "Green Team" - recently joined the College's facilities and computer support services departments to organize an electronics recycling pick-up for the campus community.

12/21/2011
Advantageous Activities
Kayla Hollins '12 of Flushing, N.Y., enriches the campus through her extracurricular activities. But what she gets back is much more.

12/14/2011
Permanent Press
Melanie Mowinski, an assistant professor of art, took something that she loves and found a creative way to share it with the community and use it as a teaching tool with her students.

12/14/2011
Rainforest Restoration
Biology major Christopher Bonasia '12 of Long Island, N.Y., spent his fall semester "down under," as he's lived and studied in an Australian rainforest.

12/14/2011
Gateway Cities Agenda for Schools
Governor Patrick outlines Gateway Cities Agenda for closing achievement gaps in education.

12/14/2011
MCLA's "Green Team" Gathers Electronic Waste for Recycling
Faculty, staff and students on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Sustainability Committee - also known as the "Green Team" - partnered with the campus's facilities department and computer support services to organize an electronics recycling pick up for the campus community.

12/07/2011
FAFSA Changes
Modifications made by the U.S. Department of Education this year make it imperative that students complete their taxes early and take advantage of an IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing their FAFSA.

12/07/2011
Artistic Advantage
A Northeastern University senior found MCLA to be the perfect place to learn about the arts this fall semester as she interned at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

12/05/2011
Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Announces 2011 Francis H. Hayden Memorial Award Winner
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2011 Francis H. Hayden Memorial Award Winner, Dr. Mary K. Grant, President of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

12/01/2011
MCLA Sociology Professor to Teach Class on "Education and Labor" in Pittsfield's Education Center at Conte This Spring
This spring, Dr. Len Paolillo, a sociology professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), who has held union leadership positions at local, state and national levels, will teach a course on "Education and Labor" at the Education Center at Conte, inside of the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building in downtown Pittsfield.

11/30/2011
Convenient Classrooms
MCLA will offer spring courses at a newly established facility in downtown Pittsfield. The Education Center at Conte, inside the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building, is part of a unique agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration.

11/30/2011
MCLA Announces Spring Classes for Pittsfield Education Center at Conte
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this spring semester will offer three undergraduate classes, as well as two graduate classes in Education, at the Education Center at Conte, inside of the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building in downtown Pittsfield.

11/30/2011
Project Video
A graduate of MCLA's broadcasting program, Zeke Meginsky '09 of Springfield, Mass., received a wide variety of hands-on experience in the College's television studio. He's now hard at work on a documentary.

11/23/2011
Egyptian Opportunity
Lauren Feeney '15 of Duxbury, Mass., and an Egyptian student recently switched places to learn more about each other's cultures and way of life.

11/23/2011
Economic Engine
Art sales from MCLA's DownStreet Art initiative continued to grow, increasing this past season by an estimated 25 percent over last year.

11/22/2011
Pediatricians prescribe reading for kids, families
Berkshire County pediatricians provide books to chidren at checkups as part of Reach Out and Read

11/16/2011
Campus Counseling
MCLA's counseling services welcomed a new director this fall when Heidi Riello, M.S.W, LICSW, joined our campus community.

11/16/2011
Studying in Shanghai
Jenny Rosario '12 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is immersing herself in her international business studies this semester as she continues her education in China.

11/09/2011
German Lifestyle
Studying abroad this semester, Tano Holmes '12 lives in a castle in Heidelberg, Germany, that's full of history: in addition to being the former home of a Russian princess, it once served as a residence for Adolf Hitler.

11/09/2011
Documenting History
An extension of the coursework taught by recently retired sociology professor Dr. Maynard Seider, his upcoming documentary, "Farewell to Factory Towns?" had its genesis in his classroom.

11/03/2011
MCLA's Freel Library Completes Project to Digitize, Preserve and Post Sprague Archive Online
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Freel Library - in partnership with the North Adams Public Library and the North Adams Historical Society - has completed a project to digitize, preserve and post online an archive of "The Log," the Sprague Electric Company newsletter.

11/02/2011
Public Honor
MCLA's Board of Trustees has honored former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and his wife by naming the campus' annual fall public policy address the "Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Lecture."

11/02/2011
Fortune 500 Career
On the leadership team at Vera Bradley, Brittany Shea '11 manages communications and is in charge of maintaining the brand's qualities and goals.

11/01/2011
Dr. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense (2006-2011), to deliver public policy address at MCLA
Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates, who served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and on the National Security Council, will deliver a public policy address for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) newly named "Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Lecture" on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

11/01/2011
Pacific Islanders Headed to MCLA to Showcase Environmental Plight During MCLA Presents! Performance
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) performing arts series, MCLA Presents!, will showcase the plight of the Pacific Islands - where sea levels are rising on the coral atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu as a result of global warming - on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

10/26/2011
New Chemistry Major Approved
MCLA has developed and implemented a new chemistry major to fill the growing interest and need for STEM professionals.

10/26/2011
Theatrical Inspiration
One of the foremost interpreters of Samuel Beckett's work not only will perform with his Gare St. Lazare Players of Ireland this weekend at MCLA, he also will do some work with our theatre students.

10/26/2011
Berkshire Community College will be able to probe DNA with new technology
BCC unveils new super-computing cluster. Nuclea Biotechnologies, MCLA and Clark University are partners.

10/25/2011
Tricks of the Trade Returns with Focus on Enagaging Community While Building Creative Arts
The official kick-off of the new series titled, "Tricks of the Trade: Culture-Making," begins Nov. 8 at MCLA Gallery 51. This series of 19 interactive seminars will be held across Berkshire County through May 2012. The monthly seminars will provide inventive topics and ground-breaking speakers to ignite the evolving conversation between art and community, including unexplored opportunities and ideas for the artists and creatives.

10/24/2011
State Board of Education Approves New Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at MCLA
The Massachusetts State Board of Education has approved a new major for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

10/21/2011
Photographic Exploration to be The Focus at MCLA Gallery 51
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, MCLA's Gallery51 presents "Photos of the Undescribed," by Ben Ripley.

10/19/2011
Groundbreaking Ceremony
With the Oct. 14 groundbreaking of MCLA's Center for Science and Innovation, construction is officially underway!

10/19/2011
Preserving History
Over the summer, the Freel Library staff completed a project to digitize, preserve and post online an archive of "The Log," the Sprague Electric Company newsletter from 1938-85.

10/14/2011
Governor Patrick Breaks Ground on MCLA Center for Science and Innovation
NORTH ADAMS - October 14, 2011 - Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials to break ground at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Center for Science and Innovation in North Adams.

10/13/2011
Tony Award-Winning Musical Writer to Headline MCLA's Annual Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert
Tony Award-winning musical writer STEW, of the Broadway hit jazz-rock musical "Passing Strange," and his artistic partner Heidi Rodewald of "Stew and The Negro Problem," will headline this year's Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). They will be joined by Broadway veteran Jon Spurney.

10/12/2011
Love of Learning
The newest member of MCLA's department of sociology, anthropology and social work loves to teach because she loves to learn.

10/12/2011
Firm Foundation
Daury Torres '10 attributes his successful career launch to MCLA. He is the assistant director of admissions for diversity recruitment at a Boston college.

10/05/2011
Collaborative Research
English professor Dr. Rosanne Denhard has a keen interest in providing research opportunities for her students. Last spring, six worked on a collaborative project presented to scholars in Belgium.

10/05/2011
More high school students take SAT
Massachusetts has the third highest partcipation rate in the SATS -- 84 percent of state public high school students in the class of 2011 took the SAT, up from 75 percent the previous year.

10/05/2011
Educational Example
After one semester of college as traditional student and a successful career in the real estate business, Jessica Lesure '14 of Clarksburg, Mass., a wife and mother of four, enrolled at MCLA to follow her passion.

10/03/2011
North Adams Open Studios To Take Place Oct. 15-16
The 7th Annual North Adams Open Studios will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 to 4 p.m.

09/29/2011
Soledad O'Brien to Deliver Hardman Lecture at MCLA
Journalist and author Soledad O'Brien, who serves as an anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture Series event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

09/28/2011
Focus on Teaching
MCLA's focus on excellent teaching and its small liberal arts environment drew Dr. Ben Wood to join the College's psychology faculty this fall.

09/22/2011
MCLA Presents! to Offer 'Drawing from the Body' Video and Dance Performance
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a series of video and dance installation performance pieces co-presented with the Williams College Dance Department.

09/21/2011
Campus Careers
This fall, in addition to six new faculty, MCLA welcomes 20 staff members to campus. This year, however, about half of our new staff members have a special bond with the institution: They are MCLA alumni.

09/21/2011
Science Education
Dr. Nick Stroud was studying to be an astrophysicist when he realized his calling was in education. Now, he trains future educators to teach science and to incorporate technology in their classrooms.

09/21/2011
Gregory Scheckler to Open Milestone Retrospective Exhibit
North Adams artist Gregory Scheckler, a professor of art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will present a retrospective exhibition of art in MCLA Gallery 51 from Sept. 29 through Oct. 23.

09/21/2011
Press to Open New Show as Part of DownStreet Art Thursday
Letterpress as a Public Art Project, will open its fourth exhibition, "This One Goes to ELEVEN, Part 2" with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., which is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Oct. 26

09/21/2011
The Artery to Feature Site-Specific Installation at DownStreet Thursday
As part of the Sept. 29 DownStreet Art Thursday event, The Artery will offer a site-specific exhibition of ceramic objects, drawing, paint and video curated by Pittsfield's Ferrin Gallery owner Leslie Ferrin.

09/14/2011
Dance Career
Although she has danced throughout her life, as an MCLA student Rachel Palmieri '08, of Webster, Mass., never dreamed she would one day become a professional ballroom dance instructor.

09/14/2011
Athletic Opportunities
Ryan Krzyzanowicz is the newest instructor in the biology department for MCLA's athletic training program.

09/12/2011
MCLA Welcomes Six New Faculty Members This Fall
As Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has consistently grown its' faculty in recent years, the College continues to add new positions to its' academic departments as it welcomes six new faculty members to campus this fall.

09/12/2011
Best-Selling Author and Former Baseball Umpire to Speak at MCLA
Dave Pallone, a professional umpire for 18 years and the author of the New York Time's bestselling autobiography, "Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball," will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

09/12/2011
MCLA Presents! Announces 2011-12 Season will Feature Diverse Performers from Around the World
From some of the most remote islands in the South Pacific to Africa, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, the stages of Broadway in New York City and beyond, the 2011-12 season of MCLA Presents! will feature artists from around the world who will bring their music, poetry, dance, video, comedy, drama and much more to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

09/07/2011
Standout Student
As a member of the American Sociological Association's Honors Program, Bee Kissinger '12 of Ballston Spa, N.Y., interacts with leading sociologists from around the country.

09/07/2011
Student Success
Students are the heart and the soul of MCLA. At the Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE), ensuring the success of all our students is at the center of its mission.

09/02/2011
MCLA to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Talk by Social Critic and Leading Hip-Hop Intellectual
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a social critic and one of the leading hip-hop generation's intellectuals will speak at MCLA to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center auditorium.

08/31/2011
Computing Opportunities
Among the six new professors to join the College this fall is Mark A. Cohen, Ph.D., who left his tenured position at a Pennsylvania university to join MCLA as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

08/24/2011
Devereuxs Fund MCLA Scholarship for Harlem Children's Zone Student
A former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) trustee and his wife are providing a four-year scholarship at the College for a student with the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) of New York, who will begin her studies this fall.

08/24/2011
Alumni Network
Chelsy Anne Baker '10 of South Dennis, Mass., attributes her successful job search to the network of MCLA alumni.

08/24/2011
Successful Siblings
MCLA was the right college for brothers Dauri Torres '10 and Natanael Burgos '12, and their sister, Dary Burgos '13 of Lawrence, Mass.

08/17/2011
Immersed in Theatre
He came to MCLA with aspirations of becoming a high school English teacher. But, since arriving on campus, Tyler Prendergast '13 of Saugus, Mass., discovered his passion - the theatre.

08/17/2011
Theatrical Experience
Fine and performing arts professor Laura Standley knows firsthand what theatre students want from their education. Like MCLA students, she chose a small, liberal arts college to put herself on the road to fulfilling her dreams.

08/15/2011
Downstreet Art Joins Downtown Celebration
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will hold special DownStreet Art events during the City's Downtown Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m.

08/10/2011
For the First Time, MCLA Students to Study in China in Exchange with the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
In fall 2010, a group of Chinese students from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) came to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to spend a semester abroad in the United States. This fall, for the first time, MCLA students will attend SIFT for a semester in China.

08/10/2011
Global Education
An MCLA economist is bringing the world to his classrooms as he networks with educators from around the globe.

08/10/2011
Discovering Expertise
Jackie Nash '12 of Norton, Mass., came to MCLA determined to work in television or radio and declared herself an English and communications major, concentrating in broadcast media. What she found was an exploration of possibilities she never expected.

08/03/2011
Commuter Connections
A commuter student, Sara Grimaldi '12 of Adams, Mass., is one of the most connected students on campus. Her many activities include the Student Activities Council, Student Government Association and Cheer Club.

08/03/2011
Managing Galleries
Some MCLA students majoring in art and arts management are getting real-world experience this summer as they run downtown art galleries.

07/28/2011
Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates to Deliver Public Policy Lecture at MCLA
Former United States Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates will deliver a Public Policy lecture at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

07/27/2011
Hands-on Art
Caitlin Healy '08 is putting her bachelor's degree in arts management to work as she serves as the associate coordinator for the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

07/27/2011
Capitol Internship
Todd Foy '12 is spending the summer as an intern in the office of U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, in Washington, D.C.

07/25/2011
'PRESS' Gallery to Open 'THE EXCHANGE" Exhibit
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces that the "PRESS" gallery at 105 Main St. will open a new show, "The EXCHANGE," on Thursday, July 28.

07/21/2011
C. Ryder Cooley to Perform in 'XMALIA' Gallery
Inter-disciplinary artist, performer and musician C. Ryder Cooley will perform at her XMALIA exhibition on Thursday, July 28, as part of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's DownStreet Art project.

07/20/2011
Career Connections
The contacts that Courtney Parker '08 made as an undergraduate proved vital to launching her career in the arts.

07/20/2011
Hands-on Learning
Psychology major Megan Blocker '12 aims to specialize in forensics as she embarks on extensive study of the state of the criminal mind to become a profiler.

07/19/2011
Sculptor to Show Window Installation for Downstreet Art
Sculptor Cynthia Consentino will show her artwork on Thursday, July 28, during DownStreet Art Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., in a window installation at the PIP Postal Instant Gallery, 53 Main St.

07/19/2011
Carrie Mae Weems 'Slow Fade to Black' at Downstreet Art
Award-winning photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems brings her exhibition, "Slow Fade to Black" to DownStreet Art on Thursday, July 28. The show will run through Sept. 25.

07/19/2011
"US: Maya IV," Jarvis Rockwell's Earlier Works to be on Display
Artist Jarvis Rockwell will open "Us: Maya IV" on Thursday, July 28, on DownStreet Art Thursday, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

07/19/2011
'A Social Geography of Hair' Open as Part of Downstreet Art
Curator Izabel Galliera will open her exhibition, "A Social Geography of Hair: Performing Gender and Identity in Contemporary Art," in the former Sheer Madness space at 81 Main St., on Thursday, July 28, as part of DownStreet Art Thursdays.

07/18/2011
Downstreet Art Thursday to Include Exhibition by Award-Winning Photographer and Artist Carrie Mae Weems
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will bring new art, performance and live music to the streets of downtown North Adams with DownStreet Art Thursday, July 28, 6-9 p.m.

07/18/2011
At MCLA Gallery 51: Erin Ko: 'We are the Music Makers'
Opening on Thursday, July 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "We Are the Music Makers," a solo show by Erin Ko. The exhibition is part of DownStreet Art, an initiative of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

07/13/2011
Physics Down Under
Physics major Caroline Bartlett '13 is studying wave velocity differentials in Australia this summer as she serves a National Science Foundation internship.

07/13/2011
Early Experience
Two area high school students are gaining work experience and learning more about how to get into college as they work this summer in MCLA's Office of Admission.

07/06/2011
'Indescribable' Experience
Recent grad Michelle Webb '11 discovered her passion at MCLA while serving as a resident advisor.

07/06/2011
Unique Path
The career plans of Kate Moore '13 will take her down a road much different from that of her classmates.

07/01/2011
SIFT Professor Returns to MCLA to Teach Business Courses
Dr. Laura Yang, dean of international education and entrepreneurial studies at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this summer to teach courses in business and economics.

06/29/2011
Good Move
Jessica Russo '12 found her transfer last semester to MCLA was an easy and positive experience. "It felt like home after a week."

06/29/2011
Interdisciplinary Opportunities
Dr. Mary Ellen Cohane says MCLA is a dream place to explore interdisciplinary learning. "Teaching through an interdisciplinary lens fits, I think, what education needs to be these days."

06/22/2011
Artistic Celebration
For the fourth consecutive summer, MCLA will ensure that the streets of downtown North Adams are alive with art and cultural programs.

06/22/2011
Performance Printing
Curated by Melanie Mowinski, an assistant professor of visual art at MCLA, "PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project" brings the private practice of the pressperson into the view of the public, creating a performance of printmaking.

06/16/2011
McCann Teacher Presented Berkshire Educator Award
Cynthia Roper-Patenaude, an English Teacher from McCann, receives first annual award

06/15/2011
Scholars Converge
Professors from across the country are on campus through July 9 to participate in the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute.

06/15/2011
Career Change
A computer network consultant in the IT business, Kathy Lloyd '12 of Pittsfield, Mass., became a mother and realized that she needed a career shift. So, in her mid-30s, she decided to go back to school

06/10/2011
MCLA to Hold 2011 NEH Summer Institute, 'The Role of Place in African-American Biography'
Frances Jones-Sneed., Ph.D., a history professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will lead "The Role of Place in African-American Biography," from June 13 to July 9. Selected in a competitive process, 25 college and university faculty from across the country will attend the four-week summer institute at MCLA to explore local African-American history with nationally recognized scholars.

06/08/2011
Real-World Experience
Dr. Emily Mooney's conservation biology class recently embarked on a nationwide project, the results of which will be used by conservation biologists across the United States.

06/08/2011
Psychology Opportunities
Joseph Whitehouse '12 of Schenectady, N.Y., soon will embark on an experience that will have him well on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.

06/02/2011
MCLA Receives National Recognition for Community Service
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this year was recognized as a leader among institutions of higher education nationally for its support of volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement throughout the community. The College was admitted to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

06/01/2011
Global Experience
A drive through Tuscany and visits to Florence, Venice, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento and Rome - not to mention the world's best pizza, pasta and gelato - was more than a tour of Italy for a group of MCLA students.

06/01/2011
New Experiences
A year-long position as a teacher at the New England Center for Children (NECC) is just the first stop for recent graduate Amanda Marsh '11 on the road to her career in psychology.

06/01/2011
DownStreet Art to Feature More Than 100 Exhibitions, Galleries to Feature Carrie Mae Weems, Xin Xin Zhi and DJ Spooky
The Fourth Annual DownStreet Art initiative - organized by MCLA's the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) - will feature more than 100 exhibitions, showcasing the work of artists from around the world.

05/25/2011
Revitalization Project
For their senior seminar class this past semester, a group of public policy students took an in-depth look at the historic Windsor Mill and how it might be used in the 21st century.

05/25/2011
High Impact
When it comes to high-impact activities at MCLA, Sara Katz '13 of Niskayuna, N.Y., already is a veteran.

05/18/2011
Embracing Opportunities
Just completing her first year at MCLA, Kelley Bryant '14 of West Springfield, Mass., has been busy creating her own story while embracing her new life as a college student.

05/18/2011
Extraterrestrial Learning
MCLA students who are pursuing their elementary school teaching licenses got a view of the solar system through the eyes of a NASA education specialist.

05/12/2011
Governor Patrick, Campus Presidents Honor 29 Outstanding Public College & University Graduates in State House Ceremony May 12
Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland has announced that 29 outstanding 2011 graduates of Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts will be honored for both academic achievement and their contributions to the Commonwealth in a State House ceremony at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.

05/11/2011
'Riders' Revisited
This week, Ashton Darrett '11 and Michael Obasohan '11 are joining college students from across America as they retrace the Freedom Riders' journey.

05/11/2011
Personal Education
When Chris Skutnik '11 of Sunderland, Mass., heads to graduate school this fall, he will bring with him a solid foundation from MCLA that includes undergraduate research and the opportunity to be a delegate at the North American Model United Nations.

05/05/2011
MCLA to Offer Summer Course to Area Teachers on Historical, Industrial, Cultural, and Environmental Influences of the Region
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), invites teachers to participate in The Upper Housatonic Valley Experience: Summer 2011, June 27 - July 1, 2011 at the Pittsfield Intermodal Center.

05/05/2011
MCLA Chamber Choir to Present Concert on Saturday, May 7
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Chamber Choir will present a spring concert on Saturday, May 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center auditorium.

05/04/2011
River Restoration
Parts of the Hoosic River soon will be healthier and even more picturesque thanks to the efforts of four environmental studies students.

05/04/2011
Expanded Horizons
While she initially was attracted to MCLA because of the many outdoor activities the Berkshires have to offer, Nashua Rose '13 of Marblehead, Mass., soon found she was expanding her horizons as an enthusiastic participant on campus, as well.

05/04/2011
MCLA Announces Summer Classes For Graduate Certificate In Business Administration Program
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that registration for summer classes for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program is open.

05/04/2011
MCLA Students Restore Parts of the Hoosac River
Four environmental studies students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) restored parts of the Hoosic River on Monday, May 2, when they planted native trees to add to the waterway vegetation in areas by Walmart and McCann Technical School.

05/02/2011
MCLA Students Attend State House Day
Approximately 150 students from campuses of the nine Massachusetts state college university system, including Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), canvassed the State House in Boston on Monday, April 25, asking state representatives and senators to add about $11 million into the university system's reserves.

04/27/2011
Love of Languages
With a love for foreign languages, Katie Bodnar '11 found that MCLA fueled her passion not only for learning, but for travel and the growing number of dialects she speaks.

04/27/2011
European Education
Seven MCLA students recently joined 36 others from South Dakota and Texas colleges on an adventure in France.

04/22/2011
Public Invited To Join Community Day of Service on April 30
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Develop North Adams and the City of North Adams announce the 19th annual Community Day of Service on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

04/22/2011
Annual MCLA Student Art Show To Open At Gallery 51
Beginning Thursday, April 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "All Together Now: MCLA Student Art Show," a showcase of student artworks.

04/21/2011
Outdoor 'Vivid Rhythms' Music Festival Coming to MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) "Performing Arts Management Class" will bring the "Vivid Rhythms Festival" to the campus' academic quad on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 9 p.m. This event will close out the 2010-11 season of MCLA Presents!

04/21/2011
MCLA Performing Arts Class to Present 'Vivid Rhythms' Musical Festival
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) "Performing Arts Management Class" will bring a close to this season's MCLA Presents! performing arts series with the "Vivid Rhythms Festival," on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 9 p.m., outdoors in the campus' academic quad.

04/21/2011
MCLA Senior Art Show, 'Creativity Cubed,' to Open April 28
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present "Creativity Cubed," the senior art show of three graduating MCLA art students on Thursday, April 28, at a collaborative gallery at 28 Holden St. in North Adams.

04/20/2011
Political Aspirations
When Todd Foy '12 of Hadley, Mass., first arrived on campus, he majored in English. But experiences with MCLA's Student Government Association (SGA) quickly put him on a much different path - he is studying political science and public policy, with minors in anthropology and social justice.

04/20/2011
New Media
As this year's Hardman Journalist-in-Residence, television news anchor Lydia Kulbida brought her considerable experience with a rapidly changing market to the next generation of news reporters.

04/14/2011
Viewing their own future
Sixth grade students visit Berkshire County's college campuses as part of the fourth annual Berkshire County Goes to College Day program.

04/14/2011
MCLA to Hold Undergraduate Research Conference April 21, Harvard Grad Student Brendan Gaesser '07 to Deliver Keynote
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the MCLA campus, in Murdock Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the presentation of papers, and in Venable Gym 9-11 a.m. for the presentation of posters.

04/13/2011
Political Research
Mariann Simon '11 recently presented her poster, "Why We Fight," at a conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Her research examines why America goes to war.

04/13/2011
Giving Back
Actively involved with a variety of organizations on campus, Chris Hantman '14 of Franklin, Mass., is making the most of his MCLA experience through travel and experiences shared with others.

04/13/2011
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Students Honored at State House for Receiving Tsongas Scholarships
Twelve students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) were chosen to receive the Paul E. Tsongas Scholarship, which includes four full years of free tuition and fees. On April 8, they attended an honorary luncheon in the Great Hall of the State House in their honor.

04/12/2011
Kids hear the beauty of a good story
Andy Mick and Denise Richardello read SHOES to children in a Head Start preschool program at one of the opening events for Wee Read Berkshire County.

04/08/2011
Encouraging wee readers
Wee Read Berkshire County will help promote early literacy during The Week of the Young Child.

04/06/2011
Caribbean Classroom
Biology students in Dr. Anne Goodwin's "Field Studies in Marine Biology" course recently combined the sun and surf of the U.S. Virgin Islands with advanced research.

04/06/2011
Alumnus Abroad
Inspired by MCLA history professors Dr. Anthony Daly and Dr. Kailai Huang, and by the College's president, Dr. Mary K. Grant, Greg Rosen '09 of Holden, Mass., now lives in the United Kingdom as he pursues graduate studies at Swansea University, in Wales.

04/01/2011
MCLA'S Delta Mu Delta to Honor Sheila Keator, Business Students
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize the achievements of 29 business administration students and local businesswoman Sheila Keator as they are inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

03/30/2011
Back to Belize
Eleven students traveled to Central America for an Alternative Spring Break to volunteer their time and efforts to the people of La Democracia, a village located in the center of Belize.

03/30/2011
Spring Training
Our baseball and softball teams got a jump start on the season over the recent break when they traveled to Florida for spring training.

03/25/2011
WTEN Anchor Lydia Kulbida to Speak on Social Media at MCLA
News anchor Lydia Kulbida of WTEN in Albany, N.Y., will speak on "Social Media - The Changes Facing Journalism," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

03/24/2011
Fourth Annual 'Berkshire County Goes to College' Event to Take Place on Area Campuses April 12, 13 & 15
The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the Fourth Annual Berkshire County Goes to College Day, which will bring nearly 1,250 students to college campuses across the Berkshires April 12, 13 and 15.

03/23/2011
Journey to Prague
Seven students had the experience of a lifetime when they visited Prague in the Czech Republic over this month's spring break.

03/23/2011
Real Experience
"MCLA gives me to opportunity to take on any mission I want," said Nora Weiss '12.

03/23/2011
MCLA Students Participate in Model United Nations
Eleven Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students recently learned what it's like to serve on the United Nations as they considered contemporary world problems at the North American Model United Nations at the University of Toronto.

03/21/2011
'Green Living' Series Continues March 24 with a Look at the Future of Local Water Infrastructure
The spring 2011 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a lecture on "The Future of Local Water Infrastructure."

03/21/2011
MCLA Announces STEM Scholarships
As the lead partner of the Berkshire Compact for Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from AT&T. The funding will support MCLA students who major in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

03/21/2011
'Close Encounters' at MCLA Gallery 51
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces the opening of "Close Encounters" on Thursday, March 31. The exhibit, which runs through April 24, will feature mixed media artwork including photography, painting, sculpture and video, with each piece exploring how people interact with each other and the world around them through emotional, physical or even spiritual means.

03/21/2011
Dr. Julianne Malveau to Speak on 'Economics and Race: Perspectives on Our Nation's Future' at MCLA
In honor of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of North Carolina's Bennett College for Women, as she speaks on "Economics and Race: Perspectives on our Nation's Future," on Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

03/16/2011
Prescription for Success
It wasn't what she set out to do when she first applied to MCLA, but biology major Nadyne Damas '10 of Boston has found her calling: She is on her way to becoming a pharmacist. This past fall, she began the doctor of pharmacy program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester.

03/16/2011
International Experience
Eleven MCLA students recently learned what it's like to serve as United Nations delegates as they considered contemporary world problems at the North American Model United Nations at the University of Toronto.

03/12/2011
Alternative Spring Break to Return to Belize
A group of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will return to Belize in Central America for an Alternative Spring Break. The 11 students will volunteer their time at several villages, which are recovering after a recent hurricane.

03/11/2011
DCAM Funding Energy Study at MCLA
The state's Department of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) is funding nearly a $100,000 energy study at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in a "green" effort by the campus to further reduce its carbon footprint.

03/11/2011
MCLA to Host PMBA Informational Session
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information session on its Professional Masters of Business Administration (PMBA) program on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Community College (BCC) South County Center on Main Street in Great Barrington.

03/10/2011
MCLA'S Allegrettos to Compete in WGBY Television Series
The Allegrettos, an acapella group at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), soon will be introduced to a larger audience when they participate in public television station WGBY's upcoming series, "Together in Song: A Celebration of Choral Music in Western New England."

03/09/2011
Quality Education
Assistant professor of sociology Jennifer Zoltanski is proud to be part of MCLA's mission to provide an excellent liberal arts education at a public-college cost.

03/09/2011
Singing Standouts
A campus acapella group that's well known for bringing MCLA fans to their feet soon will be introduced to a much larger audience in an upcoming WGBY television series.

03/08/2011
MCLA Does it Right
Judging by recent success, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is no longer a second-rate institution when it
comes to athletics, and for that you can thank academics.

03/04/2011
Political Analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin to Deliver Public Policy Lecture at MCLA
James Carville and Mary Matalin will share their political opinions and affiliations as they analyze hot-button political issues from both sides of the political aisle when Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) presents a Public Policy Lecture, "All's Fair: Love, War and Politics," on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

03/02/2011
Unrest Analyzed
According to Dr. Robert Bence, MCLA political science and public policy professor, conditions in the Middle East made 2011 the "perfect storm" for regime change.

03/02/2011
Serving Others
From helping newly arrived students on campus find their niche to keeping students throughout the nation informed and connected, Ashley Franco '12 is making a difference in the lives of not only our undergraduates, but others attending colleges and universities throughout the United States.

02/28/2011
MCLA to Host 7th Annual High School Science Fair
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 7th Annual Massachusetts Region 1 High School Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, March 11, in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.

02/28/2011
Two COPLAC Presidents win CASE Awards
Dr. Mary Cullinan, President of Southern Oregon University, and Dr. Mary Grant, President of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, have each been selected to receive 2011 Chief Executive Leadership Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

02/25/2011
MCLA and WGBY to Screen 'Freedom Riders' in Murdock Hall: Panel Discussion to Include Local Freedom Riders
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and public television station WGBY will present a screening of the Stanley Nelson film, "Freedom Riders," on Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the College campus.

02/25/2011
MCLA Political Science Club and Career Services to Present 'Roots of Revolution: Egypt, Tunisia, and Beyond' on Wednesday
Dr. Robert Bence, a political science and public policy professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will lead a discussion on the "Roots of Revolution: Egypt, Tunisia and Beyond," on Wednesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge, on the MCLA campus.

02/24/2011
Circus Amok Returns to MCLA
Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.

02/24/2011
MCLA Professor Frances Jones-Sneed to Receive Sarah A. Lewis Social Justice Award
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that history professor Frances Jones-Sneed, Ph.D., will receive the Sarah A. Lewis Social Justice Award at the Massachusetts Hall of Black Achievement (HOBA) at Bridgewater State University during the 23rd Annual Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 26.

02/23/2011
'Water Wars'
The next Green Living seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, with "Climate Change, Population and Global Water Availability."

02/23/2011
Rugby Club
When rugby enthusiast Peter Swain '12 of Falmouth, Cape Cod, Mass., transferred to MCLA last fall, there was no club or team devoted to the sport on campus. That quickly changed.

02/18/2011
MCLA Presents! Premieres Two Days of Beckett for North Adams
MCLA Presents! will host two days of celebration in honor of the playwright Samuel Beckett through both film and theater. Sunday, Feb. 27, is the screening of director Chris McElreon's version of the Beckett play "Waiting for Godot" followed by a discussion, "Art as Catalyst of Change" with the actors and McElreon. The following night, Monday, Feb. 28, is the live theatrical performance by renowned actor T. Ryder Smith of another Beckett play: "Krapp's Last Tapes."

02/17/2011
BERC Continues Green Living Seminars at MCLA
The Spring 2011 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on "Climate Change, Population, and Global Water Availability," in Murdock 218.

02/16/2011
Semester at Sea
Laura Nylic '10 of Cheshire, Mass., spent last summer having the adventure of a lifetime: She sailed around the world to explore and learn about Canada, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco during a Semester at Sea.

02/16/2011
Career Launch
It can be difficult for new graduates to find a job, especially a position within their major. Despite the economy, Kaitlyn Bonneville '10 secured a position in her chosen field not once, but twice.

02/15/2011
MCLA to Host Admission Application Days
The program is an opportunity to sit down with an MCLA Admission Counselor for a brief interview and review of a completed admission application.

02/15/2011
MCLA to Host Admission Open House Programs
MCLA will host an open house event for prospective students interested in enrolling at the College in any one of the nineteen degree programs or graduate programs. The open house will be held in Venable Gym at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

02/15/2011
A Lot of Possibilities, North Adams
MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to announce the opening of "A Lot of Possibilities, North Adams" on Thursday, Feb. 24. The exhibition is named after "A Lot of Possibilities," a project by artist Anna Lise Jensen that belongs to a practice of contemporary art that reflects the concept of artwork as communal and participatory.

02/09/2011
Art Immersion
"APAP is a wonderful opportunity. Anyone in arts management should apply to go. It's literally taking the classroom to the street and applying everything to the real world," said Nora Weiss '12.

02/09/2011
Creative Chemistry
Blood splatters, fingerprints and forensics are common on CSI episodes. They're also part of Dr. Rob Harris' organic chemistry course.

02/03/2011
MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Receives MCC Grant
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) today announced that Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a recipient of statewide funding in 2011 from the MCC's Adams Arts Program for the Creative Economy.

02/02/2011
Portable Planetarium
Thousands of area students in kindergarten through grade 12 are learning more about science through Starlab, an inflatable planetarium that visits their schools.

02/02/2011
'100 Hours'
The work of 30 artists who participated in the third biennial "100 Hours in the Woodshed" event is on exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51 through Feb. 20.

01/26/2011
Adventure Abroad
A self-professed adventurer who loves to learn, Hawa Umarova '12 could not think of a better way to enhance her education than to study abroad for a semester.

01/26/2011
MCLA Presents! Sixth Annual Blues & Funk Festival
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) public presenting series, MCLA Presents!, will hold the Sixth Annual Blues and Funk Festival on Feb. 4 in the MCLA Venable Gym.

01/26/2011
STEM Financial Advantage
MCLA graduates who major in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) fields may qualify to have their student loans forgiven through the Commonwealth Covenant Fund.

01/24/2011
MCLA Green Living Seminars Begin January 27
"Water wars: Protecting our Water resources" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series. The series begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of the documentary "Flow," by Irena Salina.

01/24/2011
Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Judges
The Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair is seeking judges for its annual competition.

01/19/2011
Scandinavian Studies
Natasha Robinson '11 of Melrose, Mass., recently returned from spending her fall semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she gained a new perspective and delved deeper into her anthropology studies.

01/19/2011
Classroom Success
New teachers in Berkshire County who instruct grades K-12 are participating in a free induction program designed to assist them with organizing a successful academic year with their students.

01/12/2011
New Minor
Students now have the option for a new minor in cross-cultural and social justice studies as part of MCLA's interdisciplinary studies program.

01/12/2011
Enthusiastically Engaged
One of MCLA's very active students, Katie Collins '11 of Grafton, Mass., was recognized for both the Northeast region and nationally by the National Association of College and University Resident Halls (NACURH).

01/06/2011
MCLA to Host 'Coaches vs. Cancer' Basketball Classic this Weekend
MCLA will host the Third Annual Coaches vs. Cancer High School Basketball Classic this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, in the College's Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

01/05/2011
Continual Learning
History professor Dr. Ely Janis wants his students to continue to form new questions and pursue their own answers well after their college years have ended.

01/05/2011
African Adventure
Environmental studies major Megan Curran '11 of Westfield, Mass., spent her last spring semester abroad in East Africa, at the School for Field Studies, located at The Center for Wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania.

01/05/2011
MCLA to Host Biennial '100 Hours in the Woodshed'
After an inaugural exhibition in January 2007, and a sequel in January 2009, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again will bring together dozens of artists from Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, California and Wisconsin for a five-day marathon of collage-making as MCLA Gallery 51 and the MCLA Gallery 51 Annex are transformed into temporary artist workshops for assemblage and experimentation.

12/30/2010
Grant to Receive Chief Executive Leadership Award
The Chief Executive Leadership Award honors institutional leaders for outstanding contributions to their campus communities, for efforts promoting public understanding of education, and for support of advancement at their campuses.

12/29/2010
Television Career
Nate Haney '08 is employed at his dream job at the New England Sports Network (NESN), a cable television network in the Boston area.

12/29/2010
History Matters
Dr. Anthony Daly wants his students to see how the world we live in has been formed by the events and decisions of the past: "It is important that we understand how what we do today will shape the world for future generations."

12/22/2010
Great Opportunities
An MCLA ambassador since her sophomore year, Danielle Morrissey '11 brings attention to our campus through her research, internships and more.

12/22/2010
Campus Comfort
Dr. Sharon Claffey used to teach psychology to classes of 300. "I wanted to get back to a smaller campus that focused on providing a quality, individualized education to its students."

12/15/2010
Perseverance Triumphs
During their freshman year, four seniors on the women's soccer team made it a goal to bring home the MASCAC championship. This year, they succeeded.

12/15/2010
Successful System
Senior Jamal Ahamad shares his formula of how to succeed in college.

12/10/2010
MCLA Announces Appointment of Three New Trustees
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the College's Board of Trustees. Appointed to five year terms are Dr. William Dudley, professor of philosophy at Williams College, Shirley Edgerton, residential program director for the Department of Developmental Services of Berkshire County, and Susan Gold, a member of the MCLA Foundation Board of Directors.

12/09/2010
Scholarship Named in Diane Collins' Honor
A longtime employee of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been honored for her work with students. Since 1975 Diane Collins has supported students through her work with the Student Government Association (SGA). Collins has been a shoulder for numerous students to lean on, and has served as a guiding mentor.

12/08/2010
Customized Learning
Four members of the Women's Center board recently traveled with some students to New York City to see a feminist art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

12/08/2010
Enlightening Education
Tyson Luneau's studies at MCLA have made him "even more excited to become a teacher and be able to make a difference in someone's life."

12/03/2010
MCLA Professor Named American Philosophical Association Edinburgh Fellow at University of Edinburgh
Dr. Paul Nnodim, philosophy professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been awarded the American Philosophical Association (APA) Edinburgh Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland for 2010-2011.

12/01/2010
Thoroughly Theatrical
Fine and performing arts major Jess Atanas '12 has found her niche at MCLA. A classically trained singer and coloratura soprano, she's been performing since she was 8.

12/01/2010
Cultural Connections
MCLA students are learning more about China this semester as they live, eat, socialize and attend classes with a group of exchange students from Hebei University.

11/24/2010
Artistic Aspirations
After spending a year abroad, Melody Rolph '14 of Francestown, N.H., decided to attend MCLA.

11/24/2010
Scholastic Collaboration
Thanks to an exciting new collaboration between MCLA and UMass Medical School, a group of biology students will have the opportunity to study at the UMass Stem Cell Bank and Registry.

11/22/2010
'99 Cents and Up: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' at MCLA Gallery 51
Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 2, MCLA Gallery 51 will offer a selection of small, affordable artworks by local and national artists, priced between 99 cents and $99.

11/22/2010
MCLA Presents! to Bring the Vintage Honky-Tonk of the Sweetback Sisters to Taylor's
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' MCLA Presents! series will continue its 2010- 2011 season on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., with some country swing from The Sweetback Sisters at Taylor's Restaurant in North Adams.

11/17/2010
Giving Back
A "die-hard" Philadelphia Eagles fan, Sebastian Waldron '14 of Saranac Lake, N.Y., played basketball throughout high school, but his biggest passion is giving back to those in need.

11/17/2010
Botanical Discoveries
C. Barre Hellquist, Ph.D., biology professor emeritus, conducts research all over the world. His work includes surveying aquatic flora at Yellowstone National Park.

11/11/2010
City kids learn the college ropes
A panel of MCLA students spoke with high school juniors and seniors from the Harlem Children's Zone program.

11/10/2010
MCLA Presents! to Bring One of World's Foremost Beckett Interpreters to Campus
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' MCLA Presents! series will continue its 2010- 2011 season on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with "First Love," an early novella by Samuel Beckett, as interpreted and performed by Conor Lovett of the Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland.

11/10/2010
Environmental Awareness
On Thursday, Nov. 18, MCLA will present the next Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture, "Biomass Stewardship, a Practitioner's Journey," to be delivered by biomass specialist Averill H. Cook.

11/10/2010
Playing it Forward
Since she arrived at MCLA more than two decades ago, Assistant Athletic Director Dot Houston has worked to promote girls' sports and physical activity.

11/10/2010
Vandana Shiva speaks at MCLA
Shifting away from oil-driven economics in order to solve the world's economic and climate problems was the message Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmentalist, shared with a small group of students Tuesday afternoon at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

11/09/2010
Life sciences thrive at our colleges
MCLA and BCC are strong in life sciences.

11/03/2010
Welcome Change
Tess Favini '14 was attracted to MCLA's welcoming campus, small class sizes and diverse student body.

11/03/2010
Teaching Technology
MCLA students who take an online class get much more than a course on a computer: They are taught by faculty specifically trained and certified to teach in this medium.

11/03/2010
Averill Cook to Speak as Part of Environmental Issues Lecture Series
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218. Williamstown native Averill Cook will present "Biomass Stewardship, A Practioner's Journey," about his focus on green farming.

11/03/2010
High School Students Can Earn College Credit Through MCLA's Dual Enrollment Program
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again offers local area high school students the opportunity to enroll in college courses for the Spring 2011 semester through the Massachusetts Department of Education Dual Enrollment Program.

11/01/2010
World-Renowned Environmental Leader to Speak at Public Policy Lecture at MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host environmental leader Vandana Shiva, director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology and Ecology, in a Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

10/30/2010
Breaking down the headlines
Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Staff
The establishment of a new science building at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is one of the most important things to happen in Berkshire County in a long, long time. A lot of people put their shoulders to the wheel on this one.

10/27/2010
Expanding Opportunities
MCLA's computer science majors work together to find innovative solutions to today's technical problems. April Johnson '10 of North Adams, Mass., is no exception. She works at Eenable, Inc.

10/27/2010
Change of Art
Samantha Patterson '06 thought she would become an oil painter. But everything changed when she took a course in "Exploring Production."

10/21/2010
Duke Prof to Discuess 'The Empty City in Popular Culture' at MCLA
Marianna Torgovnick, an English professor at Duke University, will discuss a widespread theme in films, television and popular culture at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). She will present "The Empty City in Popular Culture" on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

10/21/2010
MCLA's Student Government Association Celebrates 100th Anniversary
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). The SGA not only encourages students to develop leadership skills; its members are responsible for mandating and funding every single club, organization, and council on campus.

10/20/2010
Connecting Alumni
Brandon Pender '07 wants young alumni and undergraduates to know that the Advancement Office is a resource for them. Networking opportunities are available as they enter the job market.

10/20/2010
MCLA Gallery 51 'Goes Underground'
On Thursday, Oct. 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will kick off "When Comics Went Underground," an exhibition of original art from "underground comix," a distinctive phenomenon of the late 1960s and '70s counter-culture. A total of 50 pieces will be on exhibit through Nov. 28.

10/20/2010
Site Celebration
MCLA will celebrate the site selection for the Center for Science and Innovation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend this event, to be held at the Office of Admission parking lot.

10/19/2010
Alan Khazei to Deliver Presentation at MCLA
Alan Khazei, co-founder of City Year, and founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change, Inc., will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

10/15/2010
Jazz Violinist Regina Carter to Headline Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert at MCLA
American jazz violinist Regina Carter will headline this year's Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as part of the College's MCLA Presents! performance series.

10/15/2010
MCLA to Offer New Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce the approval of a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

10/14/2010
MCLA Alumni Association to Present Awards for 2010
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association will hold its annual alumni award ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218. This year's recipients are James F. Holden-Rhodes '65, Anna M. Saldo-Burke M.Ed. '89 and Dennis P. Zicko '65.

10/13/2010
Enriching Environment
Krista Roche '08 of Buffalo, N.Y., who qualified for substantial tuition savings through MCLA's Advantage New York (ANY), says the College put her on the path to fulfilling her longtime dream.

10/13/2010
Trail Blazer
As an intern with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Amanda L'Etoile '11 of Falmouth, Mass., spent last summer building the Hoosac Range Trail.

10/13/2010
MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department to Perform Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Shakespeare's "As You Like It" Oct. 20-23 at MCLA's Venable Theater. Tickets are $5 with discounts for MCLA students.

10/06/2010
SGA Turns 100
For the past century, MCLA's Student Government Association has encouraged students to develop leadership skills in professional and social environments.

10/06/2010
Great Aspirations
"I love how much the school offers, despite being so affordable. The experience teachers offer, and the abroad programs and organizations on campus rival that of any major college or university," said Ashton Darrett '11.

10/05/2010
MCLA research conference a success
A firstever regional research conference hosted by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Saturday gave students a chance to showcase some of their in-depth work and to share ideas with students and faculty from five other institutions.

09/29/2010
Professional Contacts
Through networking with experts in the field, Gary Noke '10 landed an internship and a focus on his career in arts management.

09/29/2010
International Perspective
Petra Hejnova, an assistant professor of political science and public policy, brings her global view to campus.

09/24/2010
Final DownStreet Art Thursday of the Season to be Held Sept. 30th
DownStreet Art will wrap up its season of Thursday events with a full-fledged street party celebrating the arts in the city. On Thursday, Sept. 30, there will be gallery openings, bands on the street, puppet parades, specials at local businesses and lots of opportunities for all to create their own art - from the creation of a "Grand Doodle" to the reimagining of the downtown.

09/24/2010
Regions' COPLAC Students to Gather at MCLA for Northeastern Undergraduate Research Conference
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the first Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Murdock Hall from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

09/24/2010
MCLA Honors Honorable Paul Perachi At Annual Golf Classic
On Monday, Sept. 20, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) honored the Honorable Paul Perachi '63, M.Ed. '70 at its 14th annual Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, Mass.

09/22/2010
Campus leader
Michael Obasohan '11, of Boston, Mass., is an orientation leader. This experience, he said, is an important contribution to his academic experience.

09/22/2010
Global education
MCLA not only opens up a world of possibilities on campus, it provides opportunities to study throughout the world. Recently, four students traveled to Spain to immerse themselves in the language and the culture.

09/21/2010
A college degree pays dividends for a lifetime, report finds
Adults with college degrees or higher live a more prosperous and healthy life.

09/20/2010
Laura Ling To Deliver Hardman Lecture At MCLA
Journalist, producer and author Laura Ling, who recently served as vice president of Current TV's journalism department and who created Current's weekly investigative documentary series, "Vanguard," will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture Series event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

09/15/2010
Alumna, soccer player honored for service
On Saturday, Sept. 18, the College will officially raise an American flag that Sgt. Sarah Lapine '01 recently had flown over Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to honor the MCLA women's soccer team.

09/15/2010
Physics major enjoys research, challenges
When Max Eve '12, of Amherst, Mass., went to look for a college physics program to fulfill his goal of becoming a physicist, he found that MCLA was the right college.

09/15/2010
MCLA Gallery 51 To Open Grafitti-Based Exhibit
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 30, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 presents "Quantum Spectrum," a group exhibition of artwork with roots in graffiti or non-permission art.

09/15/2010
MCLA Presents! to Kick Off Season with Outdoor Concert
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will kick off its 2010/11 performance series season with an outdoor concert in the MCLA Quad on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. with "Black Violin in Concert."

09/13/2010
First Justice to Present Talk for Constitution Day
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will observe the 223st anniversary of the enactment of the U.S. Constitution with a talk by Hon. Michael J. Ripps, first justice of the Northern Berkshire District Court, on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Sullivan Lounge, in the Amsler Campus Center.

09/13/2010
MCLA to Raise Flag Flown in Afghanistan by Alumna in Honor of Women's Soccer Team
The women's soccer team at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this weekend will officially raise an American flag that Sgt. Sarah LaPine '01 recently had flown over Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan as a gift to the Trailblazers.

09/10/2010
MCLA Presents! Adds International Theatre to its Performances
MCLA Presents! announces its 2010/2011 season, including the work of two internationally known theater companies. This season, the Gare St. Lazare Players from Ireland and the Classical Theatre of Harlem will perform works by Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet Samuel Beckett.

09/08/2010
Educational exchange
Visiting professor Dr. Laura Yang is helping MCLA to implement a student exchange between the College and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

09/08/2010
Filling in the gaps
Julia Dixon's B-HIP internship taught her what she needed to know to run an arts organization. She now heads up Pittsfield's Storefront Artist Project.

09/05/2010
MCLA Welcomes 13 New Staff
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome 13 new staff members to campus as the new school year begins this fall.

09/05/2010
MCLA Welcomes Four New Professors This Fall
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome four new professors and an instructor to campus this fall.

09/03/2010
MCLA Offering Leadership Academy of the Berkshires Program
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Leadership Academy of the Berkshires program will offer courses in a weekend format on Sept. 10 and 11 and again on Oct. 1 and 2.

09/03/2010
Technology Changes
Freel Library will sport technology changes from top to bottom this fall.

09/01/2010
Filling the STEM Pipeline
MCLA's computer science majors learn skills that make them immediately employable upon graduation, in the fields that have the most opportunities.

09/01/2010
Preparing future leaders
This year's participants in MCLA's Individual Enrichment Program (IEP) have yet to begin their freshman year, but if the example of their predecessors holds true, you will find the campus' future leaders among them.

08/25/2010
B-HIP draws interns from across U.S., world
They came to MCLA this summer from Oregon and Indiana, Italy and China - just to name a few places. The reason? To serve arts internships in the culturally rich Berkshires.

08/25/2010
Backstage in New England
Over the summer, MCLA's gifted and hard-working students can be found working at theatre companies throughout the region.

08/25/2010
MCLA Professor Receives Third Major Grant From the National Endowment for the Humanities
Frances Jones-Sneed., Ph.D., a history professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), last week was awarded a third major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue her exploration of African-American history in the region.

08/23/2010
High schoolers learn to take charge at leadership program
Berkshire Youth Leadership Program kicks off with weekend retreat at MCLA

08/23/2010
DownStreet Thursdays Continue on August 26
DownStreet Art Last Thursdays continue on Thursday, Aug. 26, with exhibition openings, music, artistic performances, video screenings, opportunities to meet artists, an art treasure hunt, and specials at businesses throughout the downtown, 6-9 p.m.

08/18/2010
Undergrad curates art gallery
This summer's DownStreet Art project features the work of many, but one exhibition has the distinction of being run by MCLA student Jamie Mohr '10.

08/18/2010
Orientations provide head start for freshmen
Throughout the summer, incoming MCLA students traveled to campus for a head start on their college career during one of four overnight, two-day orientation sessions.

08/13/2010
MCLA Receives Approval for Student Support Services Funding
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) received news this week of approval of $1,452,580 in funding over a five year grant for student support services from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Federal TRIO Program (Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds).

08/13/2010
Theatre Students Produce on and off Stage
Hard-working theatre department students can be found working at internships and staff positions at companies throughout New England.

08/13/2010
B-HIP Offers Eye-Opening Experiences
Interns experience the culturally rich Berkshires through the Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP).

08/13/2010
MCLA Undergrad Curates DownStreet Art Exhibit
Among DownStreet Art's many galleries is a space that has the distinction of being run by an undergraduate student at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). Jamie Mohr, an English major who expects to complete her studies in December, is the curator of "Be Your Own Placebo," at 28 Holden St.

08/12/2010
MCLA Students Serve Computer Science Internships to Help Fill Growing Need for Software Developers
Computer science students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) serve internships throughout the region where they develop software for a variety of businesses and organizations. Despite a poor economy, these real-life experiences help them find jobs in this growing field, according to MCLA professors.

08/05/2010
Students from China, Italy and Throughout U.S. Serve MCLA Arts Internships in the Berkshires This Summer
Recent college graduates and students from throughout the United States, as well as China and Italy, this summer are serving arts internships through the Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP), an initiative of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

08/04/2010
MCLA L.E.A.D. Academy Program to Begin on August 7
About 30 incoming freshmen will participate in the Leadership in Education, Action and Development (LEAD) Academy, Aug. 7 - Aug. 10, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

08/03/2010
MCLA Orientation Engages Incoming Students Before Fall Classes, Student Orientation Leaders Grow in Leadership Roles
Incoming Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students visit the campus Aug. 6-7 with their parents for a head start on their college career.

07/30/2010
MCLA To Offer Professional MBA Program
MCLA is pleased to announce the approval by the Department of Higher Education of a Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program.

07/30/2010
New Professional MBA Program
MCLA adds a new master's degree to its offerings as it introduces a Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA). Program courses begin this fall, with the first class to be formally admitted in January 2011.

07/28/2010
Governor Signs Law Establishing State University System
On Wednesday, July 28, Governor Patrick signed the law to establish a state university system in Massachusetts.

07/21/2010
International Violin Workshop
Internationally renowned violin restorer Hans J. Nebel teaches his craft to select groups of students - at workshops held at MCLA and in Parma, Italy.

07/21/2010
Artists from Japan, Korea Exhibit in Gallery 51
"Linda Mieko Allen, Young Ja Yoon," an exhibition of abstract, mixed-media artwork, opens on Thursday, July 29, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

07/21/2010
'The Artery' to Hold Pool Tournament for DownStreet Art Thursday
"The Artery," a site-specific installation at 26 Holden St. that is part of this season's DownStreet Art offerings, will hold a pool tournament on Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m.

07/20/2010
'The Art of Dissent' to Open at Galeria Inqilab
Galeria Inqilab, at 5 Holden St., will feature artwork from the Asaro collective in Oaxaca, Mexico, in a show titled "The Art of Dissent." The exhibition was curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Professor Ann Scott.

07/20/2010
DownStreet Art 2010 - PRESS
DownStreet Art related articles (2010-2011)

07/19/2010
MCLA Alum Uses His Upward Bound Connections to Bring High School Student to Campus
A recent Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) graduate last week brought five students from Lawrence, Mass. to visit with MCLA through Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a fundamental support program that provides participants with preparation for college entrance. The program offers opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

07/16/2010
MCLA Gallery 51 to Showcase Work of Internationally Exhibited Abstract Arts
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present "Linda Mieko Allen, Young Ja Yoon," an exhibition of abstract mixed-media artwork, beginning on July 29 in MCLA Gallery 51.

07/15/2010
MCLA Professor Emily Maher and Student Work on Worldwide Scientific Collaboration
For the third consecutive summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) physics professor Emily Maher traveled to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois to be part of the MINERva (Main Injector Neutrino ExperRiment v-A), where hundreds of scientists and researchers from colleges and universities across the county and around the globe are studying the neutrino, a fundamental particle.

07/14/2010
MCLA Physics Professor Adrienne Wootters on a Fulbright Fellowship in Rwanda
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Physics Professor Adrienne Wootters, recently returned from serving a Fulbright Fellowship in Rwanda, Africa.

07/14/2010
Rome Travels to North Adams for Arts Opportunities
To start her career in the arts, Valeria Federici of Rome needed an experience future employers could rely on. "B-HIP was the one."

07/14/2010
Student Hones Leadership Skills
Esther Fan Fan '11 recently enhanced her college experience when she attended the National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership New England 2010 Summer Institute at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

07/12/2010
MCLA Leadership Academy Draws Nearly 200 Educators to North Adams, Janet Johnson Bryant Addresses Participants
This month, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is home to almost 200 educators from New York and Massachusetts as they participate in the 2010 Leadership Academy for Educators - intensive days of study and evenings of lectures and activities at cultural events throughout the Berkshires.

07/07/2010
Worldwide Scientific Collaborations
This summer, physics major Max Eve '12 was one of just a small handful of undergraduate students to participate in the work being done on the MINERvA project at Fermilab.

07/07/2010
Teaching Tomorrow's Educational Leaders
Educators from New York and Massachusetts are calling MCLA home this month as they participate in intensive days of study and evenings of lectures and activities at cultural events throughout the Berkshires.

06/30/2010
MCLA goes 'Across the Pond'
This past spring, 13 students traveled with their professor to England for a high-impact learning experience.

06/30/2010
Exceptional Art Experiences
Art professor Laura Christensen extends her students' learning beyond the classroom at renowned museums like MASS MoCA and The Clark, and through artistic volunteer opportunities in the community.

06/24/2010
Environmentally Conscious Campus
Solar-powered pedestrian crosswalk warning signs are just the latest in "green" improvements to campus.

06/24/2010
Sean Riley's "Everything is OK"
The show features paintings, works on paper, collage, sculpture and the artist's latest medium of choice - quilts.

06/16/2010
Three Generations of Rockwell Creators
For the first time ever, the artwork of three generations of Rockwells will be displayed in the Berkshires.

06/16/2010
DownStreet Art Expected to Draw Thousands
MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will showcase North Adams as a cultural and artistic haven by presenting DownStreet Art, a public arts project.

06/16/2010
Gallerie Haiti to Open as Part of Downstreet Art
Beginning Thursday, June 24, the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Gallerie Haiti, a Downstreet Art gallery featuring contemporary Haitian and Haitian American Artworks.

06/16/2010
Gallerie Haiti to open as part of Downstreet Art
Beginning Thursday, June 24, the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Gallerie Haiti, a Downstreet Art gallery featuring contemporary Haitian and Haitian American Artworks.

06/10/2010
Student Pursues Lifelong Dream
For art major Gregory Sachetti '11, MCLA is the perfect place to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professional artist.

06/10/2010
MCLA Gallery 51 features {IN}ANIMATE
This month, MCLA Gallery 51 features an exhibition of works by New York-based artist duo Anna Sacramento and Forest H. Graham.

06/09/2010
Third Annual Downstreet Art to Launch on Thursday, June 24
With seven additional visual art destinations over last year's offerings and 11 new galleries, this year's DownStreet Art initiative - organized by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) - not only will increase in scope and size; its installations will highlight communities from around the world.

06/02/2010
Adult Learners on the Fast Track
MCLA graduated its first class of Fast Track students last month, when 11 Berkshire County residents completed their bachelor's degrees.

06/02/2010
Student Launches Early College Education
Christina Brandao '13 of Fall River, Mass., launched her college education earlier than many freshmen last summer when she participated in MCLA's Individual Enrichment Program (IEP).

05/27/2010
Students Create Zebra Mussel Documentary
The film teaches the local community how to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels - an invasive aquatic species - from one body of water to another.

05/27/2010
Customized Curriculum
Devin Kibbe '11 traveled to Britain with her travel study class and is involved in an abundance of extra-curricular activities.

05/27/2010
MCLA Offers Summer Course to Area Teachers on Historical, Industrial, Cultural and Environmental Influences of the Region
The Continuing Education Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), invites teachers to participate in The Upper Housatonic Valley Experience: Summer 2010, July 6-9 and 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Intermodal Center.

05/19/2010
MCLA Biology Professor Emily Mooney Studies Medicinal Osha Plant
Mooney believes that osha could play a key role in how colds and the flu are treated in the future.

05/19/2010
Kaitlyn Bonneville '10 Looks Back at Her MCLA Education
Bonneville says she cannot imagine attending college anywhere else.

05/19/2010
MCLA Summer College Offers Students A Jump Start on Fall Semester
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer two summer college sessions this year, May 24 - July 1 and July 6 - August 12.

05/14/2010
Dan Bosley Speaks at Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program Year-End Celebration
Representative Daniel E. Bosley, D-North Adams, spoke at a year-end celebration of the Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program (NBABE) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, May 13. The event served to recognize student participation and achievements.

05/12/2010
Students Travel with History Professor Kailai Huang to Japan
Highlights included tours of Japanese palaces, temples, shrines, gardens and castles.

05/12/2010
MCLA Physics Professor Adrienne Wootters on a Fulbright Fellowship in Rwanda
Wootters teaches physics to students at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

05/11/2010
{IN}ANIMATE
Beginning Thursday, May 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 presents "{IN}ANIMATE" an exhibition of works by Santa Fe, New Mexico-based, (soon-to-be Brooklyn, New York-based) artist duo Anna Katrina Sacramento and Forest Graham.

05/08/2010
Health care a hot topic
Lenox Memorial High School students discuss health care reform at student town meeting.

05/07/2010
MCLA Department of Fine and Performing Arts Sponsors Medicine Men Artists Exhibition
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will sponsor "Medicine Men Artists: Paul Joe and Charley Singer" at the Porter Street Gallery on the MCLA campus at 94 Porter St. The opening of the exhibition is Wednesday, May 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

05/05/2010
Urbanization and Marine Invaders
Part of the "Urbanization and the Environment" workshop series at MCLA will discuss how our oceans and other waterways are affected by the encroachment of civilization.

05/05/2010
MCLA Students Experience the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
The program opened up the world of opera to students. They saw "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi.

04/30/2010
MCLA Dance Company Prepares a Diverse Performance for the Mass MoCA Stage
For the past few years, the MCLA Dance Company has been featured on the MASS MoCA stage every Spring. This year, the Company will showcase their works in lyrical, ballet, modern, Broadway, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, and some swing.

04/29/2010
Community Day
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the city of North Adams will celebrate a Community Day of Service this Saturday, May 1, with improvements and social events across the college campus, local neighborhoods and streets of the city.

04/29/2010
MCLA Students to Present Research Findings on African Americans in North Adams from 1790 - 1930
Students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a program entitled "African American Heritage in North Adams, Massachusetts, 1790-1930" on Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.

04/28/2010
Jesse Robillard '11 Presents Research at MCLA and UMass-Amherst
An MCLA student is conducting research that is important to the survival of coral reefs throughout the world.

04/28/2010
MCLA Community Band and Jazz Band to Perform on Wednesday
After a few years on hiatus, the Community Band at Massachusetts College (MCLA) is back and will perform a concert on Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

04/28/2010
MCLA Community Band Returns
Next Wednesday, May 5, the public is invited to a free concert in the MCLA Church Street Center, at 7 p.m., when the band will perform contemporary and classic wind band literature.

04/27/2010
MCLA Holds 14th Annual Student Affairs Leadership Recognition Program Banquet
The Student Affairs Leadership Recognition Program honors students who have gone above and beyond within the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts community as student leaders.

04/27/2010
MCLA Dance Company Prepares a Diverse Performance for the MASS MoCA Stage
The Company will showcase their works in lyrical, ballet, modern, Broadway, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, and some swing.

04/27/2010
MCLA Wins 2010 American Cancer Society Community Partner Award for Berkshire County
On Friday, April 30, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will receive the 2010 American Cancer Society Community Partner award for Berkshire County for its dedication to the Society and commitment volunteer service in Massachusetts.

04/26/2010
Free Songwriting Workshops to be held at MCLA Gallery 51
A series of three songwriting workshops led by singer/songwriter Bernice Lewis will be held by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), beginning on Tuesday, April 27, at MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street.

04/24/2010
MCLA Business Department Honor Society Inductees
MCLA business department recognized achievements of students and MCLA Trustee Tyler Fairbank as they were inducted into the business department honor society.

04/23/2010
MCLA Students Attend State House Day
MCLA students visited with state legislators to discuss the importance of the college to students and families and its vital contributions to the Commonwealth.

04/21/2010
High School Students Attend Classes at MCLA
In this program, high school juniors and seniors from Berkshire County may take an introductory college course at no cost, allowing them to strengthen their college applications while earning free credits.

04/21/2010
Irish Adventure
The 20 students who are enrolled in Dr. Anthony Daly's "Ireland Travel Course" this semester got to know their subject up close and personal last month when they traveled to the Emerald Isle with their professor.

04/16/2010
Commuter Student Active in Campus Life
Although the majority of MCLA's students live in the College's residence halls and townhouses, one need not live on campus to be fully engaged in the many opportunities available to them outside of the classroom.

04/16/2010
Urbanization and the Environment
Dr. Daniel Shustack kicked off a five-week workshop series on urbanization and the environment.

04/06/2010
Making a Contribution
Quincy Goodwin '12 is involved in a range of campus activities as a member of the Black Student Union and the Multicultural Student Society, theater groups, and the a capella choir. He also serves as a host for the Multicultural Overnight Program, sharing his MCLA experience with potential students.

04/06/2010
Cross Cultural Experience
In March, MCLA students participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to Belize, where they worked helped to repair a school, stayed with and learned from local families, and saw some of the country's sites.

04/04/2010
Annual MCLA Student Art Show to Open
Beginning Thursday, April 29, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 presents "Imagine. Make. Create. MCLA Student Art Show" a showcase of student artworks.

04/02/2010
MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for 111th Commencement
The 2010 commencement ceremony will be held on May 22, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

03/31/2010
Tricks of the Trade to conclude with 'Creating: How Can You Secure a Residency?'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the conclusion of this year's Tricks of the Trade series with "Creating: How Can You Secure a Residency?" on Tuesday through Thursday, April 13-15, at 6:30 p.m., at locations in North Adams, Pittsfield and Stockbridge.

03/24/2010
B-HIP announces call for applications for arts internships
The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP), an initiative of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), celebrates its fifth-year anniversary this summer. The program is accepting applications for arts internships this summer. The deadline to apply is April 15.

03/22/2010
The Essential MCLA
As many parents and students are discovering, when it comes to higher education, it's hard to beat the value of a state college, and North Berkshire's own Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts continues to stand out as a prime example.

03/17/2010
High Impact Documentary
Mitchell Maselli '11 recently returned from a trip to Haiti where he filmed a documentary of earthquake recovery efforts and the work of the North Adams-based Haiti Plunge project.

03/17/2010
Championship Season
For the first time, the women's basketball team received the NCAA tournament bid.

03/10/2010
Steppin' Up
NeXXus, the MCLA step team, won the Steady Steppin' Forward Step Competition held at Williams College on Saturday, March 6.

03/10/2010
Circus Amok to return to MCLA
Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and
director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.

03/03/2010
Food on Film
MCLA's Berkshire Environmental Resource Center is participating in a film and discussion series on local, sustainable agriculture.

03/03/2010
Rhyme and Rhythm
Poet and performer Iyeoka Okoawo will perform at MCLA Gallery 51 at 7:30 on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, as part of the MCLA Presents! Sekou Sundiata Evening of Poetry and the Spoken Word.

03/03/2010
MCLA spring play, 'The Mouse That Roared' running now through Saturday
Students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) are presenting "The Mouse That Roared" tonight through Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in the Venable Theatre, on the MCLA campus.

03/03/2010
Tricks of the Trade to present 'The Art of the Schmooze'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center announces the March sessions of its Tricks of the Trade series, "The Art of the Schmooze: Making Networking Work for You," on Tuesday, March 9, Wednesday, March 10, and Thursday, March 11 at locations in North Adams, Pittsfield and Stockbridge.

03/03/2010
'Gender Outlaw' to perform at MCLA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will explore issues of sexual preference, gender identity and self identification through a performance by author and "gender outlaw" Kate Bornstein on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

03/02/2010
MCLA to hold Expo to celebrate the culture of Haiti
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate the Haitian culture on Sunday, March 7, beginning at 3 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

03/02/2010
Poetry slammer to perform in MCLA Gallery 51
Poetry slammer Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo will be the featured performer at this year's MCLA Presents! Sekou Sundiata Evening of Poetry and the Spoken Word on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51.

03/02/2010
MCLA named to 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

02/28/2010
Trailblazer Champions!
The MCLA women's basketball team captured its first ever Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) title by defeating Worcester State 68-65 on Saturday, February 27 in Bridgewater. With the win, the team earns the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament which begins on Friday. Read the full story now.

02/26/2010
State colleges more affordable
A report from the MA State College Council of Presidents shows that the state colleges are substantially more affordable than other public and private universities in the region.

02/25/2010
MCLA announces Region I Science Fair speakers
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that two guest speakers will address students at the annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, March 12, on the MCLA campus. They include the 2007 Fair winner and a Drury High School graduate who is an applications engineer and lab manager in the semiconductor industry.

02/24/2010
The Art and Life of Jessica Park
MCLA students, under the supervision of Dr. Tony Gengarelly, curated a retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Jessica Park. The traveling exhibition opens at Wheaton College March 9.

02/24/2010
Surrounded by history
MCLA History professor Frances Jones-Sneed works with local schools to teach students about the rich tradition and history of African Americans in Berkshire County.

02/22/2010
MCLA traveling art show to open at Wheaton College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) of North Adams, Mass., has announced the opening of "The Art and Life of Jessica Park," March 1 through April 11, in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library at Wheaton College.

02/22/2010
'Precious' executive producer Lisa Cortes, educator/activist Jonathan Kozol and pioneering news journalist Carole Simpson to speak at MCLA Public Policy Lecture
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will look at a critical set of policy issues from an artistic and an activist perspective through an examination of the Oscar-nominated film, "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," in a Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

02/17/2010
Music=Art
MCLA Presents! The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron, a performance featuring artists participating in the MCLA Gallery 51 exhibition of the same name.

02/16/2010
History professor to discuss 'African Americans in Berkshire County'
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) history professor Frances Jones-Sneed Ph.D. will discuss "African Americans in Berkshire County" in celebration of Black History Month at the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown on Monday, Feb. 22.

02/11/2010
Science Fair
The annual Region 1 Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

02/11/2010
UMass sociologist to speak at MCLA
"The Labor Movement and the Future of Work in the U.S." will be the focus of a presentation at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) by labor movement activist and singer-songwriter Tom Juravich, Ph.D., a labor studies professor at U-Mass-Amherst, on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

02/11/2010
MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center receives $32,000 grant from MCC
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a $32,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

02/11/2010
MCLA Gallery 51 exhibiting artists to perform for MCLA Presents!
On exhibit at MCLA Gallery 51 through March 21, "The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron" showcases the work of those who blend visual and performance art by combining their artwork with music. On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, MCLA Presents! will offer an evening of performances by some of the exhibiting artists, including Paul de Jong of The Books, Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan and Ven Voisey.

02/10/2010
Dishing up service
Once a week, Jessica Krason '11 volunteers with the Berkshire Food Project, an organization that provides free meals to area residents in need.

02/10/2010
Curses!
MCLA Psychology professor Timothy Jay, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert in language, censorship, and the limits to speech on TV and in ads.

02/09/2010
MCLA joins global effort to stop violence against women and girls
On Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24-25 at 7 p.m., the Susan B. Anthony Women's Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues," in the MCLA Church Street Center.

02/09/2010
Black History Month continues at MCLA as students join other state campuses in celebration
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will join those at Williams College and others from across the Commonwealth as Black History Month continues. In addition to engaging in activities with their peers from other campuses, MCLA is celebrating the month with a wide variety of events, both on and off campus.

02/03/2010
Citizens of the world
In January, Professor Graziana Ramsden led a group of MCLA students on a travel course to Spain.

02/03/2010
Showing, Schmoozing, and Creating
Tricks of the Trade, a professional development seminar series for artists and creatives, is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

02/03/2010
Region's college students to gather at MCLA for 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference
More than 160 college students from across the region this Saturday will gather at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to gain leadership skills at the campus' 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference, "Leadership. Oh, the Places you'll Go!" in the Amsler Campus Center's Venable Gymnasium, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

02/02/2010
Professional Development Opportunities

We are offering a host of professional development opportunities for faculty this semester, through our Title III grant. Workshops include Learning Modules in Blackboard Vista, Grounding Autonomy: Paternalism in a College Classroom and many more.

02/02/2010
MCLA celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Athletic girls and women from across the county will gather at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Saturday, Feb. 13, to celebrate the 21st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

02/01/2010
Learning Portfolios

We are offering Learning Portfolio Workshops for clubs and student organizations.  E-Portfolios are a great way to manage your club online, while also getting your own portfolio in order.  Click the sign up now link to see date and time availability.

01/29/2010
President Mary K. Grant appointed to Governor's STEM Advisory Council
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) President Mary K. Grant has been appointed to the Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Advisory Council, chaired by Lt. Governor Timothy Murray. The appointment was made at the Council's first meeting on Jan. 28, in Boston.

01/28/2010
Fifth annual Blues and Funk Fest to feature sounds of the Balkans and New Orleans
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again will turn the heat up in North Adams when MCLA Presents! brings an all-new Blues and Funk Festival to town with two nights of blues, funk and soul from around the world.

01/28/2010
MCLA awarded local cultural grants
DownStreet Art organizers got some welcome help for the 2010 season, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire. The funding was awarded in recognition of the work being done on the project by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

01/27/2010
Ms. Traister goes to Washington
At a recent training session, Elena Traister learned how to become a more effective advocate at the federal level.